PIP joint resection vs. fusion comparable for pain & function after hammertoe surgery
Lesser Toe PIP Joint Resection Versus PIP Joint Fusion: A Randomized Clinical TrialFoot Ankle Int. 2016 Jun;37(6):569-75
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55 patients undergoing hammertoe surgery were randomized to undergo one of the following procedures: proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) resection or PIPJ fusion. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the two techniques using the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society scale, the Foot Function Index, and the visual analogue scale pain scores up to one year postoperative...
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