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Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525


A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial Comparing Early Weight Bearing versus Non Weight Bearing Following Modified Lapidus Arthrodesis

Study summary:

The purpose of this prospective randomized control trial is to assess outcomes in patients who undergo modified Lapidus arthrodesis and whose postoperative management includes early weight bearing on heel (in a boot) and compare it to standard of care non weight bearing post operative management.


Inclusion Criteria: - Patient has signed the Institutional Review Board approved informed consent form specific to this study prior to enrollment - Failure of conservative treatment (i.e. non-surgical action, consisting of footwear modification in the form of shoes with wide toe boxes, padded inserts, activity modifications and pain control medications) - Patients who underwent Lapidus procedure with or without other procedures of the first ray (i.e., muscle-tendon procedures, distal metatarsal osteotomy, Akin procedure) - Patient older than 18 years of age - Patient is able to give informed consent - Patient is independent, ambulatory, and agrees to comply with all postoperative visits Exclusion Criteria: - Patient has a pre-existing condition which may cause impairment of healing and bone fusion - Any significant pathology that, in the opinion of investigator, makes the patient unsuitable for study - Patients who underwent Lapidus arthrodesis in conjunction with other procedures that did not focus on the first pedal ray with the exception of harvesting autogenous ipsilateral calcaneal bone graft



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Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
United States

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: February 04, 2019

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