| MBA Subtalar Arthroereisis
Flatfoot is a common term used by health care professionals and lay people alike. 'Excessive pronation of the foot' is a more accurate term because, as well as a lowered medial longitudinal arch, the Flatfoot may also present the following clinical signs:
- Eversion of the heel (outside of the heel turned out)
- Bulging of the talus as it adducts out of the talonavicular joint (large bulge on the inside of the left ankle)
- Abduction of the forefoot (being able to see the little toes on the outside of the foot from the back).
One surgical option that has become the treatment of choice for many surgeons is the MBA implant. The Subtalar MBA implant is small soft-threaded titanium device that is inserted into a small opening called the sinus tarsi. The placement of the implant restores the arch by preventing the displacement of the talus and by preventing the foot from rolling-in (pronating). Tissue grows normally around the implant and aids in holding it in place. It is like an "internal orthotic."
Benefits of the Subtalar MBA
- Procedure is easily reversible
- No holes are drilled or bone is removed
- No bone cement is used
- Less chance of infection
- Improved gait and appearance
- Decrease in pain and tiring of the feet and legs
Now offering the Absorbable MBA implant for the treatment of Flat Feet and Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction