Review of Bunion Fixation Techniques

February 6, 2011

Another outstanding article from the research team at OFAC was just published in the February issue of Foot & Ankle International. Our own Dr. Christopher Hyer, along with past fellow, Dr. J. George DeVries and Ohio State University surgical resident, Dr. Jaymes Granata, authored the study titled Fixation of First Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis: A Retrospective Comparative Cohort of Two Techniques
This article looks at two different fixation techniques used to correct painful bunion deformities. The researchers reviewed the healing rate, time until patient was weightbearing, and any complications involved as part of ithe study. Thousands of patients undergo bunion surgery every year, so it is important to determine what type of fixation gives patients the best outcome. Foot & Ankle International is a prestigious and well-read international journal. We are very proud of the excellent research our team is working on as they continue to raise the bar in order to improve patient care and outcomes. Congratulations Dr. Hyer on your accomplishment.
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