Definition : Implantable devices specifically designed for surgical reconstruction and/or fixation of the foot anatomy. These implants typically consist of sterile solid elastomer (e.g., silicone), plastic (e.g., high-molecular-weight polyethylene), or metal (e.g., titanium) or a combination of these materials; the implants may include plates, screws, and other mechanical components. Some implants may consist of or include absorbable biomaterials. Dedicated foot implants are used for several procedures, including fracture repair and hammertoe fixation and correction of subtalar instabilities and/or deformities (e.g., flat foot). Foot implants are intended to restore the functional capacity of the feet; they are usually delivered using special kits designed for each specific type of implant and/or procedure.
Entry Terms : "Implants, Foot"
UMDC code : 24898