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Bunion Surgery
There has a been a small uptick in the number of lectures, industry events and articles that have been published on minimally invasive, percutaneous or minimal incision approaches to the foot and…
Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
By Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS
While there has been a strong resurgence of interest for minimally invasive bunion surgery in recent years, a variety of complications can occur regardless of one’s experience with these procedures.…
Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Ted C. Lai, DPM, AACFAS and J.P. McAleer, DPM, FACFAS
Point Citing factors such as improved cosmesis, less soft tissue disruption, stable fixation and improved postoperative pain scores, this author contends that minimal incision first ray surgery is…
Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Jennifer Spector, DPM, FACFAS, Associate Editor
Can a percutaneous, extra-articular distal first ray osteotomy have an impact for mild and moderate bunion deformities? A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery involving 217 feet (…
Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Jennifer Spector, DPM, Associate Editor
Minimally invasive percutaneous bunionectomy without fixation produces reliable and durable correction, functional improvement and decreased pain, according to a recent study in Foot and Ankle…
Minimally Invasive Surgery
By Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
Bunion surgery is one of the most common surgeries in foot and ankle practices. With over 50 choices of surgical technique to choose from for bunion correction, it is somewhat difficult to decide and…
By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, Brittany Staples, DPM, Tyler McKee, DPM and Leslie T. Joseph, DPM
Researchers have discussed arthroscopic procedures of almost every joint in the body and the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) is no exception. However, first MPJ arthroscopy is one of the newer…
Here one can see a lack of joint space with the Cartiva implant not visible.
Hallux Rigidus
By Bob Baravarian, DPM
Hallux rigidus or osteoarthritis of the first MPJ is a very common problem we see as foot and ankle surgeons. The issue is caused by repetitive microtrauma or an acute traumatic event, which…
First MPJ Arthritis
Moderator: Christopher Hyer, DPM, FACFAS
Panelists: Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, Roberto A. Brandão, DPM, AACFAS,
Patrick E. Bull, DO, FAOAO, Corey Fidler, DPM, and B. Collier Watson, DO
Sharing insights from their experience in treating first MPJ arthritis, these panelists discuss non-surgical modalities, biologics, the cheilectomy, implants and fusion. Is it time to rethink the…
First MPJ Arthrodesis
By Steven Brancheau, DPM, Woojung Lee, DPM, and Bryan Duffin, DPM
These authors explore a surgical technique that combines autogenous bone graft and allograft for revisional first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis after nonunion.
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