Clinical Experience With the Hindfoot Arthrodesis Nail for the Surgical Treatment of Ankle and Hindfoot Pathologies
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The aim of this observational study is to collect and evaluate the current clinical experience gained from the Hindfoot Arthrodesis Nail (HAN) for ankle and hindfoot fusions.
Condition or disease
Hindfoot ArthrodesisHindfoot Pathologies
The HAN (Synthes) is a newly designed, titanium nail for trans-calcaneal, retrograde hindfoot fusion. The lateral bend allows an entry site in the center of the lateral column of the calcaneus, thus minimizing the risk of iatrogenic injury of the plantar neurovascular bundle.
The aim of this observational study is to collect and evaluate the current clinical experience gained from the Hindfoot Arthrodesis Nail (HAN) for ankle and hindfoot fusions. [ Time Frame: More than 1 year ]
Secondary Outcome Measures :
Technical and surgical details Patient-centered endpoints (e.g., function as assessed by AAOS Foot and Ankle Outcomes Questionnaire (AAOS-FAOQ) score and the SF-36 Health Survey) [ Time Frame: More than 1 year ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Eligible patients will be identified from the study sites' medical records, information systems, and OR logs. The responsible local investigator or co-investigator at each study site will approach patients by letter or phone, and inquire about their interest in participating in this study.
HAN fusion procedure ≥ 12 months before entering the study.