Strength and
Confidence for
Surgeons and Patients

The Science

X-Bolt in two large RCTs showed half the number of cut-outs vs SHS screws (0.8% cut-out rate)

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The Market

Women have a 1-in-6 lifetime risk of suffering a hip fracture. Average age of patients is 84 years. Hip fracture numbers rising with aging populations across the world.

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About Our People

X-Bolt Orthopaedics was founded by Dr Brian Thornes, orthopaedic surgeon and previous inventor of the highly successful ankle TIGHTROPE®.

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Fast surgical technique with haptic feedback which enhance the surgeon experience.


Strongest Fixation versus all competitors. The expanding bolt design anchors the bolt in bone and is at least 25% stronger than other devices.


The X-Bolt is designed to be easily reversible and removable. It avoids use of bone cement augmentation and the complications of Bone Cement Implant Syndrome (BCIS).

Clinical Trials

Largest-ever clinical trial in hip fracture fixation in over 1,000 patients…

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