First metatarsophalangeal joint replacement using the bio-action great toe implant: intermediate results.

@article{Pulavarti2005FirstMJ,
  title={First metatarsophalangeal joint replacement using the bio-action great toe implant: intermediate results.},
  author={Ramnadh Shankar Pulavarti and Jim L. McVie and Christopher J Tulloch},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2005},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={1033-7}
}
BACKGROUND With improvements in biomaterials and design, implant arthroplasty is becoming a useful option for treatment of disorders of the hallux. METHODS Forty-eight patients (53 implants) who had Bio-Action great toe implants (Osteomed, Addison, TX) for symptomatic advanced degenerative changes in the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint have been followed prospectively since August of 1998. We reviewed the functional results of 32 patients (36 implants) at a minimum followup of 36 (range… CONTINUE READING

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