Designed to assist with an intra-muscular technique for the treatment of equinus contracture.
Controlled. Guided. Versatile.
Equinus deformity has been associated with over 96% of biomechanically related foot and ankle pathologies.4
Gastrocnemius Aponeuosis Intra-Muscular Recession
- Cosmesis-Medial Mini-Open Incision (2.5-3cm).
- In a cadaver study, dorsiflexion improvement was seen.3
- Proximal intramuscular approach avoids the sural nerve.1
- Potentially less muscle atrophy and weakness compared to Strayer procedure.1,3
*PiroVue was not used in this cadaver study
The PiroVue® Gastrocnemius Recession System is designed to assist with an intra-muscular technique for the treatment of equinus contracture
Single pack, sterile kit
Recession height 2.5 CM height
Blade handle: 19.15 CM length
- Use of PiroVue in an open procedure is designed to present improved visualization compared to endoscopic. The system offers a controlled and guided release.
- Recession can be done on both gastrocnemius and soles as identified by Silfverskiold test.3
- Convenience of sterile packed kit with no endoscopic equipment required and no ancillary draping time or associated costs.
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PiroVue™ Cadaveric Surgical Technique
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1. Blitz, N et al. The Gastrocnemius Intramuscular Aponeurotic Recession: A Simplified Method of Gastrocnemius Recession, The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2007.
2. Hoenagels, Eva et al. Gastrocnemius Recession: A cadaveric study of surgical safety and effectiveness, Acta Orthopaedica, 88:4, 411-415, DOI: 10.1080/17453674.2017.1214157. 2017
3. Herzenburg, John et al. Isolated Recession of the Gastrocnemius Muscle: The Baumann Procedure, Foot & Ankle International. 2007.
4. Russel S. Hill. “Ankle equinus. Prevalence and linkage to common foot pathology.” Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. Jun;85(6):295-300. 1995.
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