Medical Professionals

The RSC Talon System

The RSC Talon System is an advanced device that offers superior mechanical advantage in rigid sternal fixation. A titanium double-foot hook, or talon, system pulls both sides of the sternum together using a ratchet mechanism that is locked in place by a screw on the anterior surface of the device. Pressure is applied, and full closure is achieved in a fraction of the time required for other techniques.

The Talon devices are applied using supplied instrumentation designed for maximum ergonomic and functional advantage. Potentially, the need for wires, plates or screws could be eliminated, and rigid fixation and long-term stabilization would no longer be dependent on devices that are anchored in unstable bone tissue.

Because fixation and stability are so firmly established, the risk of dehiscence is potentially reduced, and this will likely lead to a reduction in the risk for mediastinitis and other deep sternal infections.

The system can be used for all cardiothoracic patients but is especially suitable for those at high risk, including those with such medical conditions as:

  • Morbid obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Osteoporosis

For your patients, the rigid fixation of the RSC Talon System can mean less post-operative discomfort, lower risk of costly and life-threatening complications and a faster return to normal function.

To learn more about the RSC Talon System, we invite you to contact KLS Martin today.