Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture and Repair with Cadaver Allograft , ArthroFlex® and PRP

Abstract:  Neglected Achilles tendon ruptures can be challenging to repair.  A case report is presented using a Cadaver Allograft supplemented with an acellular dermal extracellular matrix and Platelet enriched plasma in a neglected, chronic Achilles tendon rupture of over 5 years old.  Graft Sterilization, rejection, incorporation and the use of supplemental materials such as dermal … More Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture and Repair with Cadaver Allograft , ArthroFlex® and PRP

Correction of Brachymetatarsia: Revisiting the One-Stage Technique

Brachymetatarsia is a general term used to describe a shortening of one or more of the metatarsals.  Typically it affects the 4th metatarsal in women. Many women who have the condition sometimes complain of pain to the shortened digit or pain under the ball of the foot.  More importantly, some have a deep-seated, self-consciousness about … More Correction of Brachymetatarsia: Revisiting the One-Stage Technique

Phalinx® Implant used in both Hammer toe and Mallet toe fusions

by Al C. Kline, DPM I’ve used a number of techniques over the years to correct hammer toes and mallet toes.   Many times, hammertoes and mallet toes are corrected by digital arthrodesis or fusion.  Classically, before the newer implants were designed, simple Kirschner wires were used to fuse digital deformities. Hammer toe correction using … More Phalinx® Implant used in both Hammer toe and Mallet toe fusions