A New Approach For Correcting Hammertoe Deformities

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By Gerald W. Paul, DPM
tenotomy, capsulotomy, etc.) are needed along with the StayFuse. I believe that using the implant leads to fewer complications, such as nonunions, pseudoarthroses, pin tract infections, pain and need for revisional surgeries. In particular, the appearance of a somewhat “bulbous” fused PIPJ — which you’ll often see with the “offset” arthrodesis of the peg-in-hole procedure — is well addressed with the StayFuse implant. Dr. Paul is in an orthopedic group practice, McLean County Orthopedics, Inc., and is in an orthopedic sports medicine practice, Sports Enhancement Center, Inc., in Bloomington, Ill. He is an Associate of the American College of Foot And Ankle Surgeons and is a team podiatrist for Illinois State University Athletics. Dr. Burks is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is board-certified in foot surgery. Dr. Burks practices in Little Rock, Arkansas. Editor’s Note: For a related article, see “The Top Eleven Pearls For Hammertoe Surgery” in the April 2002 issue at www.podiatrytoday.com.
 

 

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