The basic requirements for optimal fracture healing are repositioning of the fracture, providing stability and compression and preservation of blood supply6. The femoral neck fracture is vulnerable; fixation yields high re-interventions rates, up to 33%1,2. The small volume Gannet fixation system offers unrivalled stability3 for the femoral neck fracture, thus creating optimal conditions for primary bone healing and (re-) vascularization, resulting into significantly lower re-intervention rates4,5.

Dynamic compression

Dynamic compression stimulates bone fusion
  • The Gannet Blade may slide within the plate when required
  • Dynamic compression stimulates bony fusion
  • Dynamic compression is essential for femoral neck fractures

Tap-in technique

The Gannet implant is tapped in – not screwed
  • Gannet is tapped rather than screwed into the femoral head
  • The femoral head should not rotate after repositioning
  • Tapping in helps to preserve the repositioning obtained during surgery

Fixation strength

Deep anchoring in subchondral bone enhances fixation strength
  • Gannet is positioned deep into the subchondral bone of the femoral head
  • Subchondral bone is more dense and stronger than femoral cancellous bone
  • Deep subchondral positioning helps increase fixation strength

Highly stable

Large, horizontal surface provides very stable support of the femoral head.
  • The Gannet Blade has a flat, large, horizontal surface
  • Such surface helps reduce chances on subsidence
  • A flat, large, horizontal surface largely contributes to the superior mechanical stability of Gannet

Superior rotation stability

Expandable anchors & horizontal surface result in superior rotational stability.
  • Gannet uses unique, expanding anchors for mechanical stability
  • Expanding anchors provide sound resistance against pull-out
  • Expanding anchors contribute to superior rotational stability

For patients

Low volume implant provides maximum space for bone and vascularization
  • Gannet is a low volume implant when compared to round or screw-in implants
  • The use of flanges rather than round structures helps reducing implant volume while increasing load carrying capacity
  • Low volume means more space for bony structures

“We are very satisfied  with the easy surgical technique, the rotational stability and the excellent clinical results of the Gannet”

William van der Stappen, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen