As with most surgery, comes risk. To help minimize risk, it is important to follow the post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon and attend regular follow-up appointments. See below for the risks associated with the Zimmer Biomet RibFix products.
The RibFix Blu system is indicated for use in the stabilization and fixation of fractures in the chest wall, including sternal reconstructive surgical procedures, trauma, or planned osteotomies. While uncommon, complications can occur during and after surgery. Complications include, but are not limited to:
Patients with any of the following conditions are not candidate for treatment with RibFix Blu:
The RibFix Advantage System is indicated for the fixation, stabilization, and fusion of rib fractures and osteotomies of normal and osteoporotic bone. While uncommon, complications can occur during and after surgery. Complications include, but are not limited to:
Patients with any of the following conditions are not candidate for treatment with RibFix Advantage:
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Talk to your surgeon about whether Rib Fixation is right for you and the risks of the procedure, including the risk of implant wear, loosening or failure, and pain, swelling and infection. Zimmer Biomet does not practice medicine; only a surgeon can answer your questions regarding your individual symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.