Dr. Peter Blume of Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons is the first Surgeon in the state of Connecticut to successfully perform the Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Implant procedure.

April 22, 2017 | posted in: Latest News | by

Dr. Peter Blume has Published Functional Results and Patient Satisfaction of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis Using Dual Crossed Screw Fixation

I am very pleased with the results. It demonstrates that a solid fusion of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint provides an excellent solution for chronic arthritis and deformities of the great toe.”

— Peter Blume

NEW HAVEN, CT, USA, April 20, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Peter Blume, Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Cardiology, Anesthesia and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine and Co-Director of CLI at the Yale New Haven Hospital has recently published a landmark paper on great toe fusions in the prestigious publication, The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. This was the largest series of fusion procedures of the great toe published to date. Dr. Blume was the senior author who himself completed all of the surgeries with respect to the series that was published and was also a co-author with Dr. Ryan Donegan. The study demonstrated the utilization of a cross screw technique for arthrodesis of the first metatarsal phalangeal joint which revealed an excellent solution to arthritis of the great toe.

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Affiliated Foot and Ankle Surgeons are foot and ankle surgeons in New Haven, Connecticut. They provide the best podiatric care to patients with foot and ankle problems. Dr. Peter Blume and Dr. Farlyn Charlot-Hicks are Connecticut's best foot and ankle surgeons. You can contact them at (203) 397-0624.