Innovations and renewed interest emerge regarding Lapidus bunion correction
“In general, newer instrumentation allows for a more controlled assessment of rotation to guide correction. It also gives increased ability to prepare the TMT [Lapidus first tarsometatarsal] joint using cutting jigs,” said Dr. Ellis. “In addition, fixation options are varied and give great fixation compared with traditional techniques. I think these advantages are particularly useful for surgeons less experienced with the Lapidus procedure.”
Dr. Johnson added, “Percutaneous foot surgery is a new skill for most surgeons and requires dedicated time to learn and practice. However, if a surgeon was already performing an open Lapidus procedure with screw fixation, a mini-open approach should be an easy way to start. The advantages are obvious: less soft tissue stripping that leads to substantially less pain and faster healing.”
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