Author(s): Bonner AC Jr
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Abstract The author reports on his use of the Herbert Bone Screw to obtain rigid internal fixation of the Mitchell-Hawkins osteotomy-bunionectomy procedure (distal metatarsal osteotomy). A pilot drill with a built-in stop to prevent overpenetration is used first and then the screw can be inserted with jig, or it may be inserted manually if the osteotomy is stablized temporarily with a Kirschner wire. The screw is an excellent fixation device and does not have to be removed because it is made of inert materials and has no protrusive head.
This article was published in J Foot Surg
and referenced in Advanced Techniques in Biology & Medicine