Simplifying the Plantar Plate Repair
Kaitlin Neary, MD (Boise, ID), shares her standard algorithm for treating plantar plate tears for all grades of injury. In particular, she highlights the importance of augmenting a direct repair with the Forefoot InternalBrace™ system and independently setting the resting tension of the anatomical repair and the maximum limit of toe motion.
The InternalBrace surgical technique is intended only to augment the primary repair/reconstruction by expanding the area of tissue approximation during the healing period and is not intended as a replacement for the native ligament. The InternalBrace technique is for use during soft tissue-to-bone fixation procedures and is not cleared for bone-to-bone fixation.