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.
Mechanical tests sponsored by Orthofix and performed at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, highlight that TL-HEX with ball-and-socket universal joint struts provide more stability than hexapod frames with cardan universal joint struts. TL-HEX with its high frame stability, represents a time- and cost-saving solution for circular fixation.
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.
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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.
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The immediate post-surgical period after discharge from the hospital is generally a critical time in orthopaedical patients. The incorporation of patient-facing mobile applications providing technical and psychological support in post-surgical rehabilitation is of great interest for patients, surgeons and the whole healthcare system.
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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.