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NuGen Fx bioabsorbable screws: a preliminary report of their use in foot surgery.
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PMID:  16415287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A single prospective group study in adults was performed using a new bioabsorbable screw, the NuGen Fx screw (Linvatec Biomaterials Ltd, Tampere, Finland). This multisite study included five sites and 50 patients (10 patients per site). The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of the NuGen Fx screw system in the fixation of osteotomies, arthrodeses, and fractures in the foot and ankle. We discuss our own results from 12 patients treated at the Kentucky Podiatric Residency Program at Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville. The number of patients in the study, screw sizes, instrumentation, radiologic evaluation findings, and our overview of this implant are presented.
Timothy C Ford; Kevin Brown; Trinity Mereau; David Seligson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association     Volume:  96     ISSN:  8750-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-17     Completed Date:  2006-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501423     Medline TA:  J Am Podiatr Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kentucky Podiatric Residency Program at Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Absorbable Implants*
Bone Screws*
Foot / surgery*
Materials Testing
Middle Aged
Osteotomy / instrumentation*
Prospective Studies

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