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New Smart Toe Implant Lets Foot Surgery Patients Go 'Wireless'
Date:1/15/2009

The Podiatry Group of South Texas, PA (www.thepodiatrygroup.com) in San Antonio, has seen similar, positive results in his study comparing the Smart Toe implant with K-wire fixation. Currently in progress, the study will follow 30 patients for 56 weeks. "Thus far, the patients who received the Smart Toe implant have been very pleased with the overall result," he notes. "Most people are quite apprehensive about having an external wire protruding from their toe after the surgery, which then has to be removed." Medical results are also positive, he reports: faster joint fusion, fewer complications and less pain after surgery.

Dr. Mogul, who performs much cosmetic surgery, also finds the Smart Toe implant easy to use. "It permits easy and precise placement in the toes, and does not interfere with viable joints," he says. Dr. Angirasa agrees. "I have treated countless hammertoe patients, and this new implant solves the major problems associated with treatment - a lack of true compression in the corrected toe, and the possibility of rotation of the K-wire at the surgical site," he notes.

According to Dr. Mogul, use of the Smart Toe implant is limited to people who are healthy candidates for reconstructive foot surgery, and for those with sufficient bone remaining in the toe in which to implant the device.

The new treatment is already widely used throughout the U.S. and Europe. For more information about the new Smart Toe implant, consult a surgeon and visit www.HammertoeTreatment.com. To find a certified podiatric or orthopedic foot surgeon in your area, please visit the web sites of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (www.acfas.org), or the American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (

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