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Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2018 Oct;35(4):373-385. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2018.05.001. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Resorbable Polymer Pin Inserted with Ultrasound Activated BoneWelding Technique Compared with a Screw for Osteotomy Fixation in the Reverse L Bunion Correction.

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PA Foot and Ankle Associates, 2895 Hamilton Boulevard, Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18104, USA; Easton Hospital Wound Healing Center, 21 Community Drive, Easton, PA 18045, USA. Electronic address: trocc8@gmail.com.

Abstract

Screw fixation of an osteotomy in the first metatarsal for bunion correction represents a compromise. The need to return to the operating room for removal exposes patients to added anesthesia risk, expense, time, and possible surgical complications. This article compares screw fixation with a novel new bioresorbable polymer pin that is inserted with an ultrasound activated BoneWelding technique to fixate a bunion correction using a reversed L osteotomy. This article reviews and discusses the present benefits of a time-tested osteotomy that, when fixated with this polymer and BoneWelding technique, offers new solutions for a compromised patient population.

KEYWORDS:

Bioresorbable; BoneWelding; Distal L bunionectomy; Hallux valgus; Osteoporosis; Polylactide pin; Sonic pin; Ultrasound activated

PMID:
30223948
DOI:
10.1016/j.cpm.2018.05.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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