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Chicago-Based Company featured on “The Doctors” television show. Changing How Bone Fractures Are Treated

A female triathlete who was cured with the use of the Sonoma CRx® Clavicle Pin will be featured in a segment on The Doctors television show that will air on April 7, 2015 on WCIU, The U. Sonoma Orthopedics is a local medical device manufacturer based in Buffalo Grove, IL. The company has invented the minimally-invasive CRx® pin for fixing fractured clavicles (collarbones); a very common injury. The CRx® pin allows faster rehabilitation with less pain and fewer secondary problems than traditional treatments.

Traditionally, broken clavicles are treated by putting patients in a sling or having a surgical plate and screws implanted. Sling healing is incredibly painful because the bones rub together while fusing. In most cases, patients are left with a bump where the bones unite. About 15% of fractures heal in poor alignment, and the patients never recover fully. This is what happened to the triathlete who is featured on The Doctors.

Surgical plates are also painful because they require a 4 to 7-inch incision and the plate can be felt through the skin. About 20% of patients have the plates removed in a second surgery because of the pain. The Sonoma CRx® clavicle pin is inserted through a tiny incision and rests inside the clavicle bone. Patients cannot feel it, and the scar is frequently imperceptible.


Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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