Description & Technology

BME, the leader and innovator in shape memory technologies, introduces the patent-pending BME HAMMERLOCK 2, a new class of intramedullary Nitinol fixation designed for ultimate simplification of hammertoe arthrodeses. With its advanced design, the HAMMERLOCK 2 provides interfragmentary compression, active fixation, and better fit into proximal canals WITHOUT the need to freeze prior to usage.

Implant Profile

  • Unique shape memory hammertoe implant with conforming and compressive fixation.
  • Does NOT require freezing prior to use.
  • Does NOT require manual compression for two minutes after implantation.
  • Spear-like proximal segment with multi-axial conforming arms provides secure fixation and will fit in smaller canals.
  • High performance vs leading Nitinol competitor (data on file).

System Profile

  • Patent-pending tabbed insertion system ensures precise proximal positioning, keeps the distal arms together for easy reduction of the middle phalanx and prevents proximal migration during reduction.
  • The HAMMERLOCK 2 comes pre-loaded on a patent-pending insertion tool. No forceps required.
  • Fully disposable instrumentation with included Sizing Guide simplifies logistics and potentially reduces O.R. costs.
  • Designed for easy removal.
  • Available in 3 anatomic sizes in straight and 10-degree angled versions.