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HyProCure® Stabilization Procedure Proven Effective in Restoring Normal Range of Motion
Radiographic Outcomes in Adult Patients using Type II Extra-Osseous TaloTarsal Stabilization with HyProCure® Show Transverse and Sagittal Plane Normalization.
The HyProCure® device is a breakthrough treatment option for partial talotarsal dislocation, a condition affecting people of all ages throughout the world. Via a minimally invasive procedure, HyProCure® instantly corrects the problem at its root and immediately works on improving and even reversing many of the symptoms and secondary conditions resulting from this deformity. These include low arches, overpronation, plantar fasciitis or heel pain, knee pain, hip pain, back pain and many others, both in children and adults.
The purpose of the study was to determine radiographic correction of angular relationships between the hindfoot and forefoot osseous structures following the extra-osseous talotarsal stabilization (EOTTS) procedure with HyProCure® in patients diagnosed with reducible/partial talotarsal dislocation.
Patients diagnosed with flexible talotarsal joint dislocation underwent surgical correction with the HyProCure® EOTTS device. This condition is best diagnosed through radiographic measurements of the talar 2nd metatarsal (T2M) and talar declination (TD) angles. Normal and pathologic ranges for each angle have long been accepted. In this study, preoperative and postoperative weightbearing radiographs taken in the anteroposterior (AP) and lateral views for a total of 95 feet in 70 patients were compared to determine both the amount correction obtained after the EOTTS procedure and the effectiveness of the procedure in bringing measurements to within the accepted normal range. Postoperative radiographs were taken at an average follow-up of 17 days from the surgery date.
Results showed normalization of the T2M angle on the AP view and normalization of the TD angle on the sagittal view. The T2M angle showed a mean decrease of 19 degrees (77%) and TD angle showed a mean decrease of 5.7 degrees (23%). In feet where only one plane (one angle) showed a pathologic measurement, no overcorrection was shown
The outcomes of the postoperative radiographic correction prove that transverse and sagittal plane normalization occurred. Since talotarsal motion is triplanar, correction of two of the three cardinal planes will result in triplane correction. EOTTS with HyProCure® was effective in controlling motion in the desired planes without causing overcorrection or blocking in other planes. Stabilization of the talotarsal mechanism with HyProCure® is effective in restoring the normal range of pronation and supination, which is essential for the reduction of strain and force on the soft tissues and osseous structures of the foot and ankle. HyProCure® represents a real solution for flexible talotarsal dislocation and its devastating effects throughout the body.
To read the abstract of this study and find further research on the positive outcomes of EOTTS with HyProCure® visit the library section of http://www.GraMedica.com/
Working with physicians and local distributors on nearly every continent, GraMedica®, global orthopedic medical device company and maker of HyProCure®, strives to educate foot and ankle professionals on the importance of stabilizing the talotarsal mechanism. GraMedica® works cooperatively with the Graham International Implant Institute (GIII), which has the mission of elevating the standard of care in the arena of Extra-Osseous TaloTarsal Stabilization through surgeon education.
Foot and ankle surgeons are invited to learn more about the HyProCure® device and procedure at http://www.GraMedica.com, where they can also train online and/or find a live surgical training seminar in their area.
Potential surgical candidates, from China and around the world, can find out more about the HyProCure® solution and the devastating effects of talotarsal dislocation at www.HyProCure.com. Find a local HyProCure® specialist through the physician locator at http://HyProCure.com/
Susan Doherty, Director, Education & Physician Resources