interphalangeal foot joint arthrodesis screw / headless
interphalangeal foot joint
ToeGrip is a next generation approach to the surgical treatment of hammer toes. The incidence of surgical intervention for hammer toes has increased although the majority of treatments still utilise Kirshner wires. Traditional treatments, such as K-wires, for proximal interphalangeal arthrodesis may not achieve the level of rotational stability required for optimal bone fusion. These treatments also result in a prominence of the wire external to the skin and removal of the wire from the toe post operatively. In comparison ToeGrip aims to enhance bone fusion by increasing compression and resisting rotation of the resected bone surfaces at the arthrodesis site. With ToeGrip there is no external prominence of the device post operatively and it does not require removal once fusion has been achieved.