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PiroVue® Gastrocnemius Recession System

The PiroVue® Gastrocnemius Recession System assists with an intra-muscular technique for the treatment of equinus contracture:

Equinus deformity has been associated with over 96% of biomechanically related foot and ankle pathologies.1

Gastrocnemius Aponeurosis Intra-Muscular Recession

  • Medial Mini-Open Incision (2.5cm – 3cm)
  • Displayed less muscle atrophy and weakness when compared to Strayer procedure2,3
  • Reliable and repeatable dorsiflexion improvement2
  • Proximal intramuscular approach avoids the sural nerve3

Controlled and Guided Release

This product is distributed by Zimmer, Inc.

Visualization of an Open Procedure

    • Improved visualization compared to endoscopic

      Versatile

      • Recession can be done on both gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (pictured) as identified by Silfverskiold test2

      Convenience of Sterile Pack Kit

        • No endoscopic equipment required
        • No ancillary draping time or associated costs

          References

          Hill, Russell S. “Ankle equinus. Prevalence and linkage to common foot pathology.” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. (1995).

          Isolated Recession of the Gastrocnemius Muscle: The Baumann Procedure. John E. Herzenburg, MD; Bradley M. Lamm, DPM; Chris Corwin, DPM; John Sekel, DPM. Foot & Ankle International. 2007.

          The Gastrocnemius Intramuscular Aponeurotic Recession: A Simplified Method of Gastrocnemius Recession. Neal M. Blitz, DPM and Shannon M. Rush, DPM. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2007.

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