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Par·a·gon (noun)


An ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept. A model or pattern of excellence or perfection.

Twen·ty·eight (noun)


The second perfect number. The number of bones in the human foot including the sesamoid bones.

Welcome to commitment to foot and ankle. Welcome to Paragon 28®

Paragon 28® was established in 2010 to address unmet and under-served needs of the foot and ankle community. We are dedicated to creating tailored solutions and tools to improve the treatment of even the most difficult foot and ankle conditions. Paragon 28® operates under the following principles: inclusion and respect of individual surgeon’s preferences, creative innovation, high-quality, cost-effective implants, and a strong belief that through research and innovation, we can create new and improved solutions to the challenges faced by foot and ankle specialists.

Foot and ankle surgeons are our primary focus at Paragon 28®. We listen to your ideas, your criticisms, and what needs to be better. We seek to understand your hesitance and frustrations with certain procedures and focus on how we can make things easier. The name “Paragon 28” was chosen by design — to never lose focus on our goal to advance the science of foot and ankle surgery.

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The key to innovation is reinventing the space in which we work, rather than filling that space with more products.


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Developing innovative solutions for the foot and ankle surgeon.


Surgeries Supported


Patents Filed

Phantom® Intramedullary Nail System

The Phantom® Intramedullary Nail System was developed to provide a structurally sound construct that minimizes hardware prominence for the Lapidus Arthrodesis procedure.

The titanium alloy Phantom® Nail accepts threaded pegs and a locking screw. The instrumentation provided is intended to facilitate placement of the nail into a highly vascularized environment with minimal soft tissue irritation.

The Phantom® Intramedullary Nail was designed to achieve the following:

  • Zero Prominence
    • The nail and peg construct is designed to be positioned below the bone surface to minimize hardware prominence
    • Periosteal damage may be minimized without plate fixation adjacent the bone
  • Structurally Sound
    • Capable of accepting greater forces across the fusion site without migration
  • Instrumentation Built for Reproducible Placement
    • Helps to ensure accurate positioning of the nail in a highly vascularized environment
    • Allows for appropriate amount of compression to be achieved across the 1st tarsometatarsal (TMT) joint