|Wright Medical Group, Inc. Announces the Launch of MiToe™ Hammertoe Patient Outreach Program|
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As part of this initiative, Wright's MiToe™ hammertoe program website is now live and can be accessed at http://www.mitoe.com.
"We are pleased to announce the launch of the MiToe™ patient outreach program, including the MiToe.com website," stated
Hammertoes are one of the most common deformities of the lesser toes. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 500,000 surgical procedures (representing approximately 1 million toes) are performed each year to treat hammertoes.¹ Today, the majority of these hammertoes are treated with wire pins (also known as "K-wires"), but many patients complain about the inconveniences that come with the wires being exposed out the end of the toe for several weeks - from limitations in activities and shoewear to breakage and dislodgement of the wires.² Advances in implant design have made hammertoe implants, including the PRO-TOE™ VO Hammertoe Fixation System, a feasible surgical option for many people. Once inserted, the implant remains within the bone, permanently correcting the pain and deformity of hammertoes, thereby eliminating many of the complications specific to wires.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with foot surgery that a patient should discuss with his/her surgeon. These potential risks and complications with products used to treat hammertoes include infection at the incision site, pain, inflammation and swelling at implant site, allergic reaction to implant material(s), loosening or dislocation of implant resulting in revision surgery, deterioration or loss of bone, over-production of bone, blood vessel blockage, and negative bodily response due to implant rejection and/or implant wear debris. In addition, each patient's weight, age, and medical history determine their own specific risks.
Wright Medical's PRO-TOE™ VO Hammertoe Fixation System and other foot and ankle product solutions such as the INBONE® Total Ankle Replacement Systems, PROPHECY® INBONE® Pre-Operative Navigation Guides and CLAW® II Polyaxial Compression Plates will be on display at Wright's exhibit booth (#101) from
More information on Wright Medical's foot and ankle products can be found at http://www.wmt.com/footandankle.
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1. "US Market for Small Bone & Joint Orthopedic Devices," published
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