Two-Pin Fixation of Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fusion for Hammertoe Correction.

@article{Boffeli2016TwoPinFO,
  title={Two-Pin Fixation of Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fusion for Hammertoe Correction.},
  author={Troy J Boffeli and Jonathan C Thompson and Jessica A Tabatt},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2016},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={480-7}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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