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Austin bunionectomy with 3M Staplizer fixation. An assessment of 20 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2046014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors describe a new approach to Austin bunionectomy fixation using the 3M Staplizer. Twenty cases are examined retrospectively for various postoperative results. The Staplizer technique is compared and contrasted to other modes of fixation that are described in the literature. The authors suggest that internal fixation with the Staplizer provides decreased risk of infection, early ambulation, high patient acceptance, and fewer complications. A detailed description of the technique used to insert the staples is presented, and mechanical analysis of the osteotomy and optimal staple position are discussed.
D J DeFronzo; A R Landsman; A S Landsman; S F Stern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  81     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-17     Completed Date:  1991-07-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  140-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Northern Virginia Podiatric Residency Program, Alexandria.
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MeSH Terms
Hallux Valgus / surgery*
Internal Fixators*
Orthopedics / methods*
Retrospective Studies
Surgical Staplers*

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