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  • May 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 5
    In regard to these preoperative radiographs, one can see lysis surrounding the implant on the AP film. The lateral radiograph demonstrates malalignment of the implant within the phalanx with a cortical break plantarly.
    Lara J. Murphy, DPM, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS, and Alan Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS
    19,572 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/08
    Implants have been documented in the literature and surgeons have utilized implants over the past 50 years for the treatment of a variety of conditions including hallux rigidus, hallux valgus, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.1,2 Total joints were originally designed to function as joint spacers to decrease pain while maintaining motion and joint alignment.1,3 Currently, a variety of products attempt to provide these characteristics. These products include silastic, polyethylene-on-metal and metal hemiarthroplasty implants. Surgeons have implanted over 2 ... continue reading