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Treatments

Achilles Tendon Lengthening 

Arthroscopy of the Ankle 

Bunionectomy (Chevron Bunionectomy) 

Bunionectomy With Wedge Osteotomy 

Charcot Foot Treatment Options

Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF) 

First MTP Joint Fusion (Locking Plate)  

Fixation for LisFranc Injury 

Kidner Procedure 

Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction 

Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

Midfoot Fusion 

Triple Arthrodesis 

Taylor Spatial Frame

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME fixator is an external device for limb correction, lengthening and/or straightening that is based on the ILIZAROV method. This external fixator takes advantage of the body's natural ability to grow healthy new bone tissue and gives the surgeon the ability to accurately move bones to their correct anatomic alignment.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device fits around your limb and is attached to the bone with pins or wires that extend from the rings, through the skin and bone to the other side.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device is a circular, metal frame with two rings that connect with six telescopic struts that can be independently lengthened or shortened relative to the rest of the frame. This allows for six different axes of movement, which gives the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device the ability to correct even the most difficult congenital deformities and trauma cases.

When using the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device, your surgeon inputs information about your original bone deformity into an advanced web-based computer application. This information is then interpreted by the software and a day-by-day treatment plan is created. The software also creates an image of your deformity on screen and shows how the bones should be moving each day, until the bones are completely set in proper alignment.

You then make daily adjustments to the struts, depending on your prescribed course of treatment. As the adjustments are made, the rings are repositioned with respect to each other, moving bones in the directions necessary for treatment.

Your surgeon is able to make a side-by-side comparison of current X-Rays and the projected plan of treatment graphics created by the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME device software. This comparison ensures that your bones are healing in the correct alignment and at the appropriate pace.

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME External Fixator is a winner of the Medical Device Excellence Award.


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The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME is an external device for limb correction, lengthening and/or straightening that is based on the ILIZAROVTM Method . This external fixator takes advantage of the body's natural ability to grow healthy new bone tissue and gives the surgeon the ability to accurately move bones to their correct precise anatomic alignment. The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME fits around your limb and is attached to the bone with pins or wires that extend from the rings, through the skin and bone to the other side.

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