Since 1957, when Dr. Ormand Julian described the first open-heart surgery, surgeons have closed the chest wall routinely the same way.
CircumFix is going to change that........forever.
Complications with current sternal closure technologies:
The leading cause of post-operative complication following a sternotomy is sternal instability.
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We are working on technology that takes into consideration what's best for patients, surgeon and centers of care.
Our experienced medical professionals are focused in developing a new standard in sternal closure technology.
Founded in 2012, CircumFix has created and has been awarded several US and OUS patents. We are in currently deep into further research and development to bring an easy, simple and effective technology to market. With over a century in combined medical device experience, the founders of CircumFix have brought together an impressive group of surgeons, engineers and scientists to focus on the challenges with sternal closure and the best solution.
After experiencing friends and family who have had less than perfect outcomes related to their sternal closure after open-heart surgery, we decided that we could use our medical device experience to create a device system that is easier and more reproducible to use for surgeons and more comfortable for patients to ultimately have better clinical outcomes.