Paragon 28 has introduced the Phantom Metatarsal Shortening System, which comes with a first-of-its-kind intramedullary device to fix in-line shortening osteotomies of the lesser metatarsals.

These osteotomies are carried out with the aim of preventing two of the most commonly treated foot and ankle conditions: metatarsalgia and floating toe.

The system consists of a patent-pending cut guide that enables increased precision when carrying out the correction.

Phantom design surgeon Dr Mark Myerson said: “Many implants are re-iterations of existing products however, the Phantom Metatarsal Shortening System is truly unique, innovative and quite novel.

“The ability to precisely and accurately shorten the metatarsal with simple and rigid fixation will be a tremendous addition to the management of various forefoot pathologies.”

The addition of the Phantom Metatarsal Shortening System is expected to enhance the company’s portfolio of forefoot and bunion solutions.

The solutions include TenoTac, Paratrooper, Gorilla Precision Lapidus Plate, HammerTube and Phantom MIS Lapidus Nail.

Paragon 28 CEO Albert DaCosta said: “We are thrilled to have accomplished this ambition with the launch of the Phantom Metatarsal Shortening System and expect this addition to catalyse growth in the forefoot segment of our business.

“We understand the value that comes from having a comprehensive forefoot portfolio to pair with our bunion offering allowing facilities and surgeons to work with a single partner to meet all their forefoot and bunion needs.”

Paragon 28 offers foot and ankle solutions, covering fracture fixation, ankle, forefoot, Charcot foot, progressive collapsing foot deformity or flatfoot and orthobiologics.