GraMedica's HyProCure® is Scientifically Proven to Stabilize Fallen Arches

The findings showed that once the ankle bone was repositioned back to its normal position on the heel bone and stabilized by HyProCure®, there was restoration of arch height. Furthermore, the correction to the inner arch was maintained over time.
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Oct. 18, 2011 - PRLog -- Minimally Invasive Foot Implant by GraMedica® Offers Innovative Treatment Option for Faulty Foot Mechanics

(MACOMB, MICHIGAN) July 22, 2011 -- GraMedica®, a global orthopedic medical device company, provides a revolutionary internal talotarsal stabilization device that is placed inside the foot via a minimally invasive out-patient procedure. The effects of talotarsal dislocation include fallen arches, bunions, overpronation, Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, and pain in the foot, ankle, knee, hip, back or even shoulder and jaw area. The HyProCure® device instantly stabilizes the ankle bone on the hindfoot bones, leading to reversal of the associated effects of the dislocation. HyProCure® represents a real solution for patients suffering from this condition (http://www.gramedica.com/gramedica/resources/presentations/hyprocure-talotarsal-stabilization/). HyProCure® has been used by foot surgeons since 2004.

The findings of a recent study on the HyProCure® talotarsal fixation device have been published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS 50 (2011) 551-557). The purpose of this research, “Radiographic Evaluation of Navicular Position in the Sagittal Plane- Correction Following an Extra-osseous Talotarsal Stabilization Procedure,” was to evaluate the effect of HyProCure® on stabilizing the inner arch of the foot. A secondary question was also answered by this study as to whether collapse of the arch occurs as a direct result of the ankle bone (talus) dislocating on the hindfoot bones or if it is the other way around, the ankle bone dislocates due to the drop of the inner arch. The findings of this study showed that once the ankle bone was repositioned back to its normal position on the heel bone and stabilized by HyProCure®, there was restoration of arch height. Furthermore, the correction to the inner arch was maintained over time. The data for the study was collected by a retrospective x-ray analysis by Dr. Michael E. Graham, podiatric surgeon and inventor of the HyProCure® device.

“When the arch of the foot collapses, this places tremendous strain on the ligaments and tendons on the inner-side of the foot. Eventually these structures become painful, indicating that something is wrong. Previous treatments were mainly aimed at decreasing the pain to the ligaments or tendons and, of course, trying to decrease the strain placed on these structures,” said Graham. “Arch supports are commonly used to try to decrease the amount of arch drop but there is little evidence to show arch supports are actually able to maintain the arch.” Where external devices such as arch supports remain questionable in offering a cure, internally placed HyProCure® has now provided that evidence.

HyProCure® effectively improved the anatomic alignment of the ankle bone on the hindfoot bones. In addition, HyProCure® showed statistically significant improvement in the maintenance of arch height in the foot. This theoretically represents a decrease of excessive forces acting on the ligaments and tendons. More research on the reduction of forces acting on those tissues has been performed and is awaiting publication.

Foot and ankle surgeons are invited to learn more about the HyProCure® implant and minimally invasive procedure at http://www.hyprocuredoctors.com, where they can also train online and find a live surgical training seminar in their area.

Learn more about HyProCure® and osteo-WEDGE, GraMedica®’s latest innovative Bone Locking System at www.gramedica.com; follow updates on http://www.Facebook.com/HyProCure.

About GraMedica:
GraMedica® is a global orthopedic medical device company and leader in foot care solutions. Recognized for its innovation, the company is producer of breakthrough products like HyProCure® and osteo-WEDGE.

Contacts:
Susan Doherty, Director, Education & Physician Resources
+1-586-677-9600
sdoherty@grahamiii.com

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GraMedica® is a global orthopedic medical device company and leader in foot care solutions. Our products are developed to correct the root problem, not merely treat the symptoms. All products are developed by surgeons with years of experience.
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