standard RingFIX™ external fixation system offers various
types and sizes of rings and footplates coupled with a complete
assortment of components which makes RingFIX™ a powerful tool
in treating a broad patient population with various clinical needs.
The RingFIX™ RAD is a new SBi external fixation system developed
to address the growing ankle osteoarthritis market and offers an
alternative to ankle arthrodesis. This system is solely dedicated
to the technique of distraction Arthroplasty.
Distraction Arthroplasty is indicated for patients with ankle osteoarthritis
with preserved tibiotalar joint geometry and preservation of joint
This RingFIX™ RAD was developed by Dr S. Robert Rozbruch:
“Ankle distraction is a key component of our joint preservation
approach to ankle arthritis. Ankle distraction is an effective alternative
to fusion that preserves the ankle joint and its range of motion."
"The RingFIX™ RAD is a kit for building an ankle distraction
frame. With preassembled parts and step by step directions, the
RingFIX™ RAD simplifies the process of applying a specialized
circular fixator- making this tool available to all foot and ankle
S. Robert Rozbruch, MD
Director, Institute for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction
Chief, Limb Lengthening and Deformity Service
Hospital for Special Surgery – New York, NY
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
This system and technique of circular fixation can be learned through
RingFIX™ training courses offered by SBi and is currently
available for sale in the US.
MKT 20181 Rev. A