Current Insights On First MPJ Implants

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There are also similar and modified designs that recently obtained FDA approval. The Metatarsal Decompression Implant (Solana Surgical) has a cantilever stem, which is angled between 45 and 75 degrees. This appears to facilitate a more anatomical design.

The Anatoemic Phalangeal Prosthesis (Arthrex) received FDA approval in 2007 but limited data has been published on this device. OsteoMed has two systems with the EnCompass Metatarsal Resurfacing device and a classic Hemi™ Great Toe Implant. Both systems are press-fit and appear similar to previous designs.

Darryl J. Martins, DPM

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