Proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis of the lesser toes: 2-part design


Journal Article

Hammer toe deformity is one of the most common conditions affecting lesser toes that often requires surgical reconstruction including soft-tissue repair, resection arthroplasty, or arthrodesis. The success of the proximal interphalangeal arthrodesis depends on the lengthy period of postoperative pin care when percutaneous K-wire fixation is used. A 2-component polyether ether ketone intramedullary implant was designed to promote arthrodesis of the proximal interphalangeal joint by allowing a more reliable bone apposition and immediate stability at either 0 or 10 degrees of flexion. This treatment method theoretically avoids percutaneous K-wires while allowing early weight-bearing. Prospective clinical studies are required to elucidate the surgical outcome of this technique. Copyright © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Phisitkul, P; Rungprai, C; Amendola, A

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 135 - 139

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-1943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-0644

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000048

Citation Source

  • Scopus