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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.


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NC Fusion Plating System

Paragon 28® designed the Gorilla® NC Plating System to provide fixation in a similar manner to a three-screw construct for NC fusion, with the benefit of plate and locking screw fixation.

The Gorilla® NC Fusion Plating System offers surgeons four plating sizes for a total of eight different plates to span the Naviculocuneiform joint to address arthritic joint pain of the midfoot as well as flatfoot deformities. The system includes templates to facilitate proper plate placement and includes plates specifically designed to capture the best bone and achieve compression across multiple joints with four plate screws and a fifth PRECISION™ Guided screw outside the plate.

The patent-pending NC plate with Precision™ Guide technology allows for a crossing screw that passes from the medial cuneiform to the lateral aspect of the navicular. A locking screw in the plate allows for fixation between the proximal medial navicula to the intermediate cuneiform. A second locking screw in the navicula helps guard against plantar gapping, while two distal screws in the medial cuneiform have the ability to be placed across one, two or three cuneiforms.

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