May 21, 2013
New implants among ways to treat painful hammertoe
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

he Cleveland Plain Dealer published a comprehensive story on hammertoes, including causes, prevalence and available treatments. Health Editor Ellen Kleinerman focused specifically on how factors such as wearing inappropriate footwear, injury to a toe and joint diseases can cause the painful condition. The article alluded to the inconvenience and discomfort associated with K-Wires and the positive benefits of the MiToe™ Hammertoe Fixation System. Cynthia Pittman-Osula, who underwent six hammertoe corrections with the MiToe™ Implant, noted that before she elected to undergo surgery, she could barely walk. Today, she is walking pain free. Dr. Richard Berkowitz of Complete Foot Care stated that the permanent nature of the MiToe™ Hammertoe Fixation System reduces the chances of hammertoes returning.
These results are specific to this individual only. Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight, and prior activity level. The opinions of Dr. Berkowitz are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

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