A Member of our Faculty of Medicine is Awarded a Patent for his Invention


The “InSafeLock Humerus Locking Nail” invented by Prof. Dr. Fuat Akpınar of the Surgical Sciences Division of our Faculty of Medicine was awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The system was developed for cases requiring the use of internal nails in surgery for humerus fractures for surgeons and patients and offers rapid, easy and safe application both for the surgeon and patient particularly in distal locking. The “InSafeLock Humerus Locking Nail” not only shortens the duration of operation, but also eliminates the need for using scopy and guide. With the system, one hundred percent locking is achieved and there is no need for additional incisions. InSafeLock Humerus Locking Nail also shortens anesthesia and operation time; does not lead to additional bleeding; helps to avoid vascular, nerve and muscular injuries; reduces infection risks; and shortens hospital stay.

On 16 November 2019, a detailed training session was held on the application of this invention as part the “2nd Upper Extremity Nailing Course” organized by the Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic of our Göztepe Training and Research Hospital. During the training, the opening remarks were delivered by Prof. Dr. Fuat Akpınar and the members of our Faculty of Medicine and Hospital’s physicians informed the participants about the nailing techniques by using application videos.