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hammertoe fusion

Rachel H Albright, Brett J Waverly, Erin Klein, Lowell Weil, Lowell S Weil, Adam E Fleischer
Hammertoe deformities are one of the most common foot deformities, affecting up to one third of the general population. Fusion of the joint can be achieved with various devices, with the current focus on percutaneous Kirschner (K)-wire fixation or commercial intramedullary implant devices. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether surgical intervention with percutaneous K-wire fixation versus commercial intramedullary implant is more cost effective for proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis in hammertoe surgery...
March 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Caterina Obrador, Marta Losa-Iglesias, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Christina A Kabbash
BACKGROUND: Temporary Kirschner wire fixation (K-wire) is a widely used, low-cost fixation method for the correction of hammertoe deformity. Reported complications associated with K-wires prompted the development of new implants over the past decade. However, there is a lack of literature on comparative studies analyzing functional outcomes using validated questionnaires. The purpose of this study was to analyze functional outcomes in patients who had undergone proximal interphalangeal joint fusion using 2 types of intramedullary implant, the Smart Toe and the TenFuse, and to compare them with the outcomes in patients treated with standard K-wire fixation...
April 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Judith F Baumhauer, Michele Marcolongo
One of the areas of foot and ankle surgery that has had particular attention over the last 5 years has been forefoot surgery. Common procedures include correction of the lessor metatarsophalangeal joints and hammertoe deformities, specifically metatarsal shortening osteotomies and proximal interphalangeal joint fusions. The goals of these surgeries are to improve patient function and allow patients to fit into shoes more comfortably in metatarsal shortening and hammertoe.
December 2016: Foot and Ankle Clinics
Seth H Richman, Marcelo Bogliolo Piancastelli Siqueira, Kirk A McCullough, Mark J Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: K-wire fixation has been the most common method of fixation for hammertoe deformity. However intramedullary devices are gaining ground in both number of available choices and in procedures performed. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of hammertoe correction performed with K-wire fixation versus a novel intramedullary fusion device (CannuLink). METHODS: A retrospective review of hammertoe correction by a single surgeon was performed from June 2011 to December 2013...
February 2017: Foot & Ankle International
Richard M Jay, D Scot Malay, Adam S Landsman, Nathan Jennato, James Huish, Melissa Younger
We undertook a multicenter, parallel treatment arm, randomized controlled trial to compare the outcomes after surgery for the treatment of lesser digital hammertoe using either a Kirschner wire or a 2-piece intramedullary, stainless steel implant for fixation of the proximal interphalangeal joint. Our primary aim was to compare the incidence of arthrodesis and complications, and our secondary aim was to compare the subjective foot-related outcomes measured using the Bristol Foot Score and the Foot Function Index, stratified by fixation group...
July 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Christopher R Hood, Douglas K Blacklidge, Scott M Hoffman
UNLABELLED: Digital arthrodesis is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by the foot and ankle surgeon. The market offers a variety of devices available to the surgeon to accomplish solid, permanent, and safe fusion for the patient. However, with these new devices come high surgical costs, adding to the burden on the already strapped health care system. We offer a simple technique updating the way in which a Kirschner wire is utilized for interphalangeal digital arthrodesis that employs the benefits of the newer implantable devices at a fraction of the cost...
October 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Kathie J Whitt, Sarah A Rincker, Christopher F Hyer
Ninety percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis will display foot and ankle pathologic features, including hallux valgus, lesser metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint subluxation/dislocation, and hammertoe deformity. Recently, a trend has ensued toward joint preservation with distal metatarsal osteotomies and various bunion corrective procedures. However, the reference standard remains first MTP joint fusion, lesser metatarsal head resection, and lesser proximal interphalangeal joint fusion. The present retrospective study followed the results of 4 different surgeons who had performed the reference standard rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction from August 2008 to August 2012 on patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
May 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Troy J Boffeli, Jonathan C Thompson, Jessica A Tabatt
Single-pin external Kirschner wire (K-wire) fixation has traditionally been a mainstay in proximal interphalangeal joint fusion for central hammertoe repair. Concerns over cosmesis, inconvenience, pin tract infection, hardware failure, nonunion, and early hardware removal have led to the development of implantable internal fixation devices. Although numerous implantable devices are now available and represent viable options for hammertoe repair, they are costly and often pose a challenge in the event removal becomes necessary...
May 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Joost C Schrier, Noel L Keijsers, Giovanni A Matricali, Jan Willem K Louwerens, Cees C P M Verheyen
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) resection or fusion leads to superior clinical outcome in patients undergoing hammertoe surgery. The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate a series of patients undergoing this surgery. METHODS: Patients with one or more toes with rigid PIP flexion deformity were prospectively enrolled. These patients were randomly assigned to undergo either PIPJ resection or PIPJ fusion. In addition to the PIPJ procedure, a metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) release was performed if deemed necessary...
June 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Matteo Guelfi, Andrea Pantalone, Janos Cambiaso Daniel, Daniele Vanni, Marco G B Guelfi, Vincenzo Salini
BACKGROUND: Proximal inter-phalangeal (PIP) joint arthrodesis today represents the standard treatment for structured hammertoes; however, recently, a lot of new intramedullary devices for the fixation of this arthrodesis have been introduced. The purpose of this work is to look at the currently available devices and to perform a review of the present literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search of PubMed/Medline and Google Scholar databases, considering works published up until September 2014 and using the keywords: hammertoe, arthrodesis, PIP joint, fusion, intramedullary devices, and K-wire, was performed...
December 2015: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Attilio Basile, Francesco Albo, Alessio Giai Via
Hammertoe is one of the most common foot deformities. Arthrodesis or arthroplasty of the proximal interphalangeal joint using temporary Kirschner wire fixation is the most widespread method of surgical stabilization. However, this type of fixation is associated with some potential complications that can be obviated if percutaneous fixation is avoided. The purpose of the present study was to prospectively collect clinical and radiographic outcomes of operative correction of hammertoe deformity using a permanently implanted 1-piece intramedullary device...
September 2015: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
William C Kramer, Michael Parman, Richard M Marks
BACKGROUND: Kirschner wire (K-wire) fixation for correction of hammertoe deformity is a common, low-cost method for fixation of hammertoes after proximal interphalangeal (PIP) arthroplasty or fusion. Complications of this procedure include pin-tract infection, pin migration, pin bending or breakage, and recurrence of deformity. The investigators reviewed a large experience using K-wire stabilization for hammertoe correction. METHODS: All hammertoe corrections performed by a single surgeon from 1999 to 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 2015: Foot & Ankle International
Jean-Yves Coillard, Gianfranco John Petri, Geert van Damme, Patrick Deprez, Olivier Laffenêtre
BACKGROUND: Hammertoe and claw toe are among the most common foot deformities. Proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint realignment can be performed using specifically designed intramedullary implants. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical outcome of patients with lesser toes deformities undergoing PIP joint realignment using an intramedullary implant. METHODS: Patients requiring PIP joint realignment were included in this prospective multicenter observational study and followed for 12 months...
April 2014: Foot & Ankle International
Jaytinder S Sandhu, William T DeCarbo, Mark H Hofbauer
UNLABELLED: A 1-piece memory Nitinol intramedullary fixation device (Smart Toe; Stryker Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI) was used for proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis for correction of painful hammertoes in digits 2, 3, and 4. Sixty-five implants were placed in 35 patients. The mean age of our patients was 62.2 years (range = 27-82; standard deviation = 12.5). Mean follow-up time was 27 months (range = 12-40 months; standard deviation = 7). Overall, a 93.8% fusion rate was noted...
October 2013: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Akihiko Tanabe, Tokifumi Majima, Tomohiro Onodera, Naohiro Sawaguchi, Takuya Watanabe, Yasuhiko Kasahara, Daisuke Takahashi
The present study assessed the midterm results of reconstruction for rheumatoid forefoot deformity with arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, scarf osteotomy, resection arthroplasty of the metatarsal head of the lesser toes, and surgical repair of hammertoe deformity (arthrodesis of the proximal interphalangeal joint). Special focus was placed on the sagittal alignment of the first metatarsophalangeal joint after arthrodesis. We retrospectively evaluated the postoperative clinical outcomes and radiographic findings for 16 consecutive female patients (20 feet) with symptomatic rheumatoid forefoot deformities...
May 2013: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Kurt F Konkel, Eric R Sover, Andrea G Menger, Jennifer M Halberg
BACKGROUND: Fixed flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint with or without hyperextension of the metatarsaophalangeal joint, hammertoe, is one of the most common foot deformities. Many surgical options have been recommended including the use of a more flexible PDS Orthosorb absorbable pin for fixation. The authors, using the PDS pin technique, reported some coronal angulations with painful soft corns requiring surgical correction. A new proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis procedure for hammer toe deformities utilizing a stiffer poly L-lactate 2-mm absorbable pin for internal fixation is presented...
October 2011: Foot & Ankle International
Robert Joseph, Kevin Schroeder, Marc Greenberg
Complex hammer digit deformity is commonly associated with instability of the metatarsophalangeal joint. Restoring joint stability is critical for digit alignment and function and can be challenging and unpredictable. Lesser metatarsophalangeal joint fusion might be an alternative treatment to the current soft tissue balancing, repair, and extra-articular osseous procedures used to treat joint instability. The present study was a retrospective chart and radiographic review of the pooled outcomes of 31 consecutive lesser metatarsophalangeal joint fusion procedures performed by 3 independent surgeons from May 2004 to September 2009...
January 2012: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Rohan Habbu, Scott M Holthusen, John G Anderson, Donald R Bohay
BACKGROUND: There are many forefoot deformities, including hallux valgus, forefoot overload, and hammertoe that are treated as unrelated problems with multiple different techniques. Currently, there has been renewed interest in the role of a gastrocnemius contracture on foot deformities. Our objective was to review a specific surgical treatment plan for forefoot deformities classified by us as Type 2 arch collapse and evaluate the outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 374 patients who underwent foot procedures to treat deformity classified as a Type 2 arch collapse...
August 2011: Foot & Ankle International
J Kent Ellington, Robert B Anderson, W Hodges Davis, Bruce E Cohen, Carroll P Jones
BACKGROUND: Lesser toe deformities are frequent and bothersome conditions. Many options exist for the treatment of hammertoes and clawtoes. The purpose of this study was to review our experience with the use of an intramedullary fusion device. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An IRB approved retrospective review was performed to identify 38 toes in 27 patients treated with the StayFuse (Nexa Orthopaedics) device with a mean followup of 31 months. The indications for surgery were primary deformity in 12 toes and recurrent deformities in 26 toes...
May 2010: Foot & Ankle International
William Harris, Gregory A Mote, D Scot Malay
A wide range of options is available to surgeons for fixation of the proximal interphalangeal joint when arthrodesis is undertaken for repair of the hammertoe deformity. In this technical report, we describe the use of an intraosseous loop of stainless-steel wire for permanent stabilization of the interface between the proximal and middle phalanges during fusion of the interphalangeal joint.
May 2009: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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