Category: Plates and Screws
The Midfoot Fusion Bolt is a solid intramedullary implant that can be used to fuse the medial metatarsocuneiform, naviculocuneiform, and talonavicular joints. Other uses of the Midfoot Fusion Bolt are fusion of the lateral column, calcaneocuboid, and 4th metatarsocuboid joint. The Midfoot Fusion Bolt is designed to achieve permanent fusion of these joints in patients suffering from gross instability such as Charcot neuroarthropathy with or without collapse of the midfoot. The Midfoot Fusion Bolt aids in the fusion of the joints of the midfoot. Fusion of the midfoot can provide stabilization and alignment, enhancing the possibility of a functional foot and increasing the likelihood of limb salvage.1, 2
1 J.E. Johnson. "Operative Treatment of Neuropathic Arthropathy of the Foot and Ankle." Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 80-A (1998): 1700–1709.
2 S.R. Simon, S.G. Tejwani, D.L. Wilson, T.J. Santner, N.L. Denniston. "Arthrodesis as an Early Alternative to Nonoperative Management of Charcot Arthropathy of the Diabetic Foot." Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 82-A (2000): 939–950.
The Synthes 6.5 mm Midfoot Fusion Bolt is indicated for fracture fixation, osteotomies, nonunions, and fusions of large bones in the foot and ankle.