The Biofix absorbable rod. A preliminary report

RG Yen Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA.

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JA Giacopelli Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA.

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DP Granoff Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA.

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RJ Steinbroner Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, CA.

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An introduction to the biodegradable Biofix rod for use in podiatric surgery is presented. Its application for Austin-type bunionectomies is described. The advantages and shortcomings are compared to traditional internal fixation. For procedures necessitating osteotomy stability, the Biofix rod is another option for the podiatric surgeon.

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