Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center (OFAC) in collaboration with MedShape, Inc. and CurveBeam have initiated a new prospective clinical trial study titled "Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Utilizing a Sustained Dynamic Compression Intramedullary Nail with Longitudinal Weight-Bearing CT Analysis." The study will assess the clinical outcomes of approximately 45 OFAC patients with a tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with the Sustained Dynamic Compression Intramedullary Nail (DynaNail), including longitudinal assessment with weight-bearing CT.

Today, OFAC surgeon, Dr. Mark Prissel presented the particulars of the study at the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

"Achieving successful outcomes in patients who undergo TTC arthrodesis has proven challenging to date," stated Dr. Prissel. "We hope the results of this study will not only demonstrate the clinical advantages of dynamic compression fixation, but also provide further fundamental knowledge with serial WBCT imaging that will allow surgeons to tailor their post-operative protocols to better treat and address individual patient needs."

To view the study record detail, visit NIH Clinical Trials, study (NCT04831645).

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