Stryker has launched the Prophecy® Infinity® Resect-Through Guides for use in total ankle replacement surgeries. The system represents the latest refinement of Stryker’s current industry gold standard technique, allowing surgeons to improve OR efficiency by reducing potentially time-consuming interoperative steps in a streamlined surgical process.
“The new Prophecy Infinity Resect-Through Guides System builds on the product line’s legacy of success in the foot and ankle market,” said Michael Rankin, vice president of marketing and medical education for Stryker’s Foot & Ankle business. “After 35,000 cases planned over the last nine years, the latest offering in the Prophecy System continues to push innovation that will advance ease-of-use and accuracy in the operating room.”
The Prophecy Infinity Resect-Through Guides allow surgeons to take fewer steps in total ankle replacement surgeries than the Prophecy standard pin-through technique. The system helps increase efficiency in the OR by using just one guide for both drilling and cutting, reducing the number of steps in a patient’s surgical plan. Metal guides maintain cutting stability, while optional holes can couple alignment for the talus. The system also uses improved fluoroscopic visualization that can help surgeons view coronal alignment, positioning and implant size, all in one fluoro shot.
“The Prophecy Infinity Resect-Through Guides can save steps in the OR and allow for a firmer attachment of the Prophecy guides to the bone,” said Scott Ellis, MD, foot and ankle surgeon and associate attending at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. “With Stryker’s Resect-Through Guides, surgeons can enter the OR feeling confident that they are more likely to successfully follow their preoperative total ankle plan and achieve a well-aligned implant.”