Outcomes Study of an Innovative Method of Direct Repair of Metatarsophalangeal Joint Instability With an Angiocatheter Needle

Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryAuthor(s): Kristin B. Kindred, Anthony S. Rusher, Andrew M. Baker, Corey N. Groh, Brett R. FinkAbstractPlantar plate tears are a common cause of forefoot pain and digital deformity. Repair of the plantar plate has been described from both a dorsal and plantar approach, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Many of the approaches use costly devices. Our innovative repair method uses low-cost materials available in most operating room settings. We undertook a retrospective case series study to evaluate outcomes in patients who had undergone plantar plate repair with our method of repair. A review was performed to identify patients with plantar plate disruptions treated with this approach by a single surgeon. Clinical position and patient satisfaction of the involved joints were evaluated. Six patients (9 joints) underwent plantar plate repair using this innovative method and were evaluated at a median follow-up time of 19 (range 19 to 39) months. The mean visual analog scale pain score at final follow up was 0.8 ± 2.0. The median sagittal plane position of the toe was 2 mm (range 0 to 6) from the plantar skin of the digit to the ground. Five of the 6 patients (83%) stated that they would have the procedure again. We were able to obtain satisfactory outcomes with good alignment by repairing the plantar plate with this innovative method. Our data suggest that the described m...
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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