Precise technique for simple and accurate pip arthrodesis using a blunt KW technique

Zeev Feldbrin, Alexander Lipkin, David Hendel, Dror Lakstein

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Abstract

Proximal interphalangeal joint (PIP) arthrodesis is a very common procedure in the practice of foot and ankle surgeons. The standard technique recommends using a Kirschner wire (KW) with double sharp ends. Using this technique there are some complication that can be eliminated by small modification. The technique of proximal interphalangeal joint arthrodesis using a simple blunt KW on one side with an accurate placement and avoidance of metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) penetration without the need for fluoroscopy is described. This technique is simple, reproducible, very economical and avoiding most of the complications attributed to the KW.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-64
Number of pages3
JournalFoot and Ankle Surgery
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Arthrodesis
  • Hammer toe
  • Interphalangeal joint
  • Kirschner wire

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