TL-HEX TrueLok Hexapod SystemTM (TL-HEX) is a hexapod external circular fixation system developed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas, Texas, US.
It consists of hardware and associated software for simplified deformity correction and trauma management.
TL-HEX will support fracture fixation, limb lengthening, treatment of non-union and deformity corrections in long bones in both adult and pediatric patients.
The HEX-ray Integrated Module is designed to facilitate pre-operative planning and post-operative correction by uploading of digital x-ray images into the software.
The tibial bayonet method of wound closure.
Monofocal distraction treatment of stiff aseptic tibial nonunions with hexapod circular external fixation.
Hexapod external fixator closed distraction in the management of stiff hypertrophic tibial nonunions.
Management of tibial non-unions according to a novel treatment algorithm.
Femoral locking plate failure salvaged with hexapod circular external fixation: a report of two cases.
Orthoplastic consideration during distal tibia deformity and limb lengthening utilizing Truelok hexapod circular external fixator.
Evaluation of the external fixator TrueLok Hexapod System for tibial deformity correction in children.
The use of gradual correction with the TL-HEX external fixator in Blount’s disease.
A comparison of deformity correction capabilities in hexapod frame systems.
Radiographic analysis of hexapod external fixators: fundamental differences between the Taylor Spatial Frame and TrueLok-Hex.
The effect of HIV infection on the incidence and severity of circular external fixator pin track sepsis: a retrospective comparative study of 229 patients.
In periarticular fractures the application of minimally invasive wires and circular fixation is one effective option with proven outcomes*.
Three steps from Trauma Frame to Definitive Hexapod: TL-HEX Trauma combines the advantages of a quick, precise application with the help of software as and when it is needed.
“Bycondylar tibial plateau fractures treated with fine wire circular fixation”, Ferreira N, Marais L.C.- Strat Traum Limb Recon (2014) 9:25–32.
“High tibial plateau fractures treated with hybrid external fixation”, Babis GC, Evangelopoulos DS, Kontovazenitis P, Nikolopoulos K, Soucacos PN - Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011.
“Distal tibial fractures treated with hybrid external fixation”, Babis GC, Kontovazenitis P, Evangelopoulos DS, Tsailas P, Nikolopoulos K, Soucacos PN - Injury, 2010 Mar;41(3):253-8.
“Management of distal tibial intra-articular fractures with circular external fixation”, Lovisetti G, Agus MA, Pace F, Capitani D, Sala F - Strat Traum Limb Recon (2009) 4:1–6.
“Combined Percutaneus internal and external fixation of complex tibial plafond fractures”, Faldini C, Manca M, Digennaro V, Leonetti D, Nanni M, Romagnoli M, Biagini C - G.I.O.T. 2006; 32:33-39.
“Treatment of high energy tibial plateau fractures”, Narayan B, Harris C, Nayagam S - Strat Traum Limb Recon 2006; 1:18-28.
“The use of trans-articular and extra-articular external fixator for management of distal tibial intra-articular fractures”, El-Shazly M, Dalby-Ball J, Burton M, Saleh M - Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 32 (2001) S-D-99-S-D-106.
TL-HEX is not simply a product. In the context of a deformity correction with a device such TL-HEX, the outcome of the treatment may also be influenced by the patient commitment and adherence to the post-operative protocol. Therefore, as we are focused on supporting you to gain a better patient outcome, a brand new set of patient support materials has been developed, for both pre- and post-surgery phases.
It provides education, support and resources to empower patients with a limb deformity and their families.
An additional service to the patients, included on the www.limbhealing.com website. It enables patients to find contact information for surgeons or specialists, by geographic area, authorized to use TrueLok/TL-HEX software.
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Intended to be used during the pre-surgery meeting, as a guide to discuss the proposed surgery.
A complete set of tools for kids of all ages, designed to help them face the treatment with a positive attitude, thanks to different games and fun activities.
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A successful treatment with TL-HEX is not simply a matter of correct strut adjustment.
The TL-HEX patient is supported from the first day after surgery until the device removal, through all the treatment phases.
Some materials/services may not be available in your Country. Please contact your sales representatives for availability.
TL-HEX customer care is open 9am-5pm (CET)
Monday to Friday (except bank and public holidays).
Contact us for any support needed (forgotten password, further information requests, ...) on TL-HEX hardware and software.
How do I obtain the credentials to access the TL-HEX software?
What if I don’t receive any email?
How do I sign in?
What happens if I forgot or lost my username ID or password?
Click the “Forgot your Username or Password?” link in the TL-HEX Application home page. Enter your username and an email with a new password will be promptly forwarded to your email address. If you have forgotten your username, please contact Tlhexcustomercare@orthofix.com.
What are the system requirements to access the online software?
The software is a web application that requires:
Other system configuration cannot guarantee the correct running of the application.
How do I contact the Technical support or Customer Care?
You can refer to the "Contact Us" section and choose the way you prefer to be in contact with TL-HEX Customer Care and our technical support.
How do I find the Product Documentation and knowledge base?
Once you have been registered successfully to the TL-HEX application you will have access to the "Instruction for Use" section. In this section, you can find the downloadable pdf version of the TL-HEX General Principle and Software User Guide, as well as other useful resources.
Are TrueLok and TL-HEX compatible?
TrueLok Hardware is fully compatible with the TL-HEX hardware. TrueLok Instrumentation is the same for the TL-HEX. Furthermore, TrueLok rings can be used to complete a TL-HEX frame if needed.