Foot and Ankle Surgery in Ohio

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Hallux Distraction for Hallux DJD

Distraction of joints is very common in the management of arthritic joints by European surgeons. The European orthopedic literature provides surgical results that prove this procedure increases the range of motion and alleviates the symptoms.

This procedure can be applied in patients who have a failed bunion procedure or failed implants.

The distraction fixation creates a larger space or distance between the first metatarsal head and the proximal phalanx. A mono-lateral fixator is applied across the joint of the foot and maintained for 6 weeks, followed by a period of physical therapy. During the distraction period, the patient is full weight bearing as tolerated.

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Independence OH 44131
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