Wright Medical Technology Ortholoc 3Di Foot Reconstruction System: Lapidus Fusion Plates

Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, MS, FACFAS   Wright Medical Technology (WMT) has introduced a new locking plate set called Ortholoc 3Di with redesigned plates and screw technology for a multitude of applications.  Here we highlight the lapidus … Continued

Wright Medical Technology Ortholoc 3Di Foot Reconstruction System: First Metatarsalphalangeal Joint (MTPJ) Arthrodesis Plates

Jeffrey E McAlister, DPM Christopher F Hyer, DPM, MS, FACFAS Medical Device Wright Medical Technology (WMT) has introduced a new Titanium locking plate set with redesigned plates and screw technology for a multitude of applications.  Here we highlight the first metatarsophalangeal … Continued

Medical Device Review: Solana Surgical TenFUSE™ PIP

It has recently become a staple (no pun intended) for medical device companies to develop and offer their own version of a hammertoe implant. New hammertoe products have been discussed in previous blog posts and product reviews, including the Trilliant Surgical Two-Step … Continued

TRIM-IT Drill Pin™ for Hammertoe Surgery: Part 2

   Medical Device The modified Trim it Drill pin called the Spin pin has a fatigue mark or break away point designed into the pin that allows for exact sizing of every toe length based on appropriate depth gauging with … Continued

TRIM-IT Drill Pin™ for Hammertoe Surgery: Part 1

Medical Device The purpose of this article is not an exhaustive review of the available techniques and science behind hammertoe/clawtoe surgery. This already exists and is easily researchable. Specific to the use of 2.0 mm poly L lactic acid absorbable … Continued

Medical Device Review | Hammertoe Reconstruction System

Proximal interphalangeal joint preparation is a tedious and often lengthy process, especially when performing identical resections on multiple toes in a single operation. Traditional saw resection often yields asymmetric bone cuts while generating frictional heat, and hand instrumentation requires significant … Continued

Product Review: Paragon 28 HEvans Plate

Ever have a problem with your calcaneal bone graft during an Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy? The graft taking an exceptionally long time to incorporate into the host bone? A “floating” anterior calcaneus on your post-operative radiographs? Problems with the graft breaking … Continued

OrthoHelix ISO Plate: A New Option

On the heels of the merger between Tornier and OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, we take a closure look at the OrthoHelix ISO™ (Intraosseous Sliding Osteotomy) Plate. Using an intramedullary plate option for slide osteotomies (see the EdgeLock Plate for securing Posterior Calcaneal Displacement Osteotomies), the ISO plate … Continued

Product Review: Biomet Ziptight

Suture Buttons have become a novel innovation in foot and ankle surgery over the past decade. They have worked themselves into augmenting and/or modifying multiple procedures including Ankle Fracture repair, Lisfranc Fracture Repair and Hallux Abducto Valgus surgery. Suture buttons … Continued

Solana Surgical 1st MPJ Implant Review

One of the most recent 1st MPJ implants to hit the market is the Solana Surgical Metatarsal Decompression Implant. This implant offers the surgeon another option in addressing hallux rigidus from another angle. While prosthetic implants are designed to replace … Continued

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