Exclusion criteria include (1) advanced degenerative changes in adjacent joints of the hindfoot, or the presence of arthrodeses
in any of the other joints within the hindfoot, midfoot, or forefoot, (2) pain greater than 20mm visual analog scale during weight bearing activities, (3) advanced contralateral hindfoot, midfoot, or forefoot arthritis, (4) other neuromusculoskeletal diseases that could affect one's ability to walk.
The majority of procedures performed were DIP joint arthrodeses
, while hip and knee arthroplasty were quite rare.
Smart Screw[R] II - The new SmartScrew II offering is a comprehensive line of bioabsorbable bone fixation implants indicated for fixation of fractures, osteotomies, arthrodeses
and condylar grafts within the condylar aspects of the upper extremity, ankle and foot.
The DynaNail is an unrivaled orthopedic device and my implant of choice for hindfoot arthrodeses
," stated Dr.
29) Whether increased stress at motion segments adjacent to arthrodeses
is above a clinically relevant threshold is unknown.
Viscogliosi, there are an estimated 65,000 ankle procedures done in the United States annually, including an estimated 18,000 arthrodeses
and ankle replacement procedures for which the S.