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Foot Ankle Clin. 2016 Dec;21(4):891-902. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2016.07.004.

The Science Behind Wear Testing for Great Toe Implants for Hallux Rigidus.

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1
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Box 665 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, USA. Electronic address: Judy_Baumhauer@urmc.rochester.edu.
2
Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19014, USA.

Abstract

Various methods of repairing damaged articular cartilage surfaces have been proposed and a variety of implant materials have been tried in an attempt to decrease pain and improve function after cartilage repair. The hydrogel made of polyvinyl alcohol and saline is a unique material used as an implant in the great toe for advanced stage arthritis.

KEYWORDS:

Hallux rigidus; Hydrogel; PVA; Toe implant; Wear testing

PMID:
27871422
DOI:
10.1016/j.fcl.2016.07.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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