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1 Vision: Creating Equality of Fracture Care Throughout the World

2 Miami talk version 1

3 Impetus To be effective, teaching must be combined with implants Femur Fracture-3 years in traction

4 Miami talk version 1 The Need for SIGN Nail 80% of Severe Fractures Occur in Developing Countries

5 Miami talk version 1 Mission Enable orthopaedic treatment to the poor around the world by providing: Ongoing education and communications Continuous supply of implants that can be used with their equipment

6 Miami talk version 1 Steps to Supplying Implants Include: Design instruments and implants that can be used in developing countries Manufacture these instruments and implants Test these instruments and implants Obtain FDA clearance for use in the US as a certificate of quality

7 Miami talk version 1 C-Arm $150,000 Slot Finder $50 Biggest Challenge: Obtaining interlock without a C-arm

8 Miami talk version 1 Design Technology had to be incorporated in the instruments and implants.

9 Miami talk version 1 Manufacture The instruments and implants had to be manufactured with skill and precision.

10 Miami talk version 1 Result-SIGN Nail Implants are designed for developing world operating room conditions, anatomy and fracture types High quality, FDA Cleared Consistent supply Database to track results Use Database to evaluate treatments and determine best methods for each region Demand for SIGN is on the increase throughout the developing world

11 Miami talk version 1 Protocol Watch one, do one, teach one.

12 Miami talk version 1 Evaluation 140+ hospitals have reported more than 15,000 cases

13 Miami talk version 1 Follow-up ease: Patient contact information Revision-SIGN Database

14 Miami talk version 1 Develop your own reports

15 Miami talk version 1 Clinical results Full weight bearing at 3 months

16 Miami talk version 1 First Designed as Tibia Nail

17 Miami talk version 1 Retrograde-Approaching a Floating Knee

18 Miami talk version 1 Antegrade Approach to Femur

19 Miami talk version 1 Humerus Case 1

20 Miami talk version 1 Ankle Arthrodesis-Antegrade

21 Miami talk version 1 Ankle Arthrodesis-Retrograde

22 Miami talk version 1 Fin Nail-Stable Interlock Fig 8 Cross section of fins seated in bony canal

23 Miami talk version 1 Fin Nail Retrograde Femur

24 Miami talk version 1 Fin Nail Antegrade

25 Miami talk version 1 Fin Nail-Humerus

26 Miami talk version SIGN Programs Current SIGN programs in established countries Established Countries with new programs 2006 New countries with new programs in 2006 Anticipated new countries and programs in 2007

27 Miami talk version 1 Disaster Relief-First Responders Pakistan

28 Miami talk version 1 3,000 Surgeons

29 Miami talk version 1 28,000+ Happy Patients Return home within weeks Reduced burden on hospital Surgeons gain confidence Raising the standard hospital wide

30 Miami talk version 1 Education Onsite visits Database Regional conferences Annual SIGN conference Internet blog

31 Miami talk version 1 Education- National Conferences

32 Miami talk version 1 Education—Annual SIGN Conference

33 Miami talk version 1 Progressive Innovation Existing SIGN System Extractor Compressor

34 Miami talk version 1 Progressive Innovations-Curved Slot Finder Remove Target Arm First

35 Miami talk version 1 GSW in Iraqi Civilian

36 Miami talk version 1 Progressive Innovation-Bone Transport

37 Miami talk version 1 Progressive Innovation-Bone Transport

38 Miami talk version 1 Thank You Current SIGN programs in established countries Established Countries with new programs 2006 New countries with new programs in 2006 Anticipated new countries and programs in 2007


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