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EOTTS proven successful at preventing arthritis and knee misalignment

A recent groundbreaking study analyzing the effects of Extra-Osseous Talotarsal Stabilization (EOTTS) showed that it can significantly reduce the main cause of joint problems are arthritis.

Led by Dr Lukas Kolodzieg, Dr. Rodney K. Summers and Dr. Michael E. Graham, the researchers evaluated the medial knee compartment forces pre and post EOTTS.

Across the globe, a large chunk of the population is the victim of chronic knee pain, with the number of patients increasing drastically every year. Generally, the treatment plan is focused on relieving the pain without actually addressing the root cause of the problem.

Current treatment plans, including knee surgeries, might prove successful in reducing the pain, however, the results are usually temporary, with the pain and discomfort recurring again after a while.

While analyzing the data, the researchers found that a common abnormality ignored while treating chronic knee pains was misaligned feet. Talotarsal joint (TTJ) instability, also known as Hindfoot misalignment is characterized by a dynamic deformity where the talus repeatedly dislocated on the tarsal mechanism during weightbearing activities. In simpler words, it occurs when the ankle bone dislocates on the heel bone.

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Misaligned feet are a result of the ankle bone sliding off of the heal bone, causing the small, naturally occurring space between (called the sinus tarsi) to collapse. “When you stand on feet that are misaligned, it causes a chain reaction of misalignment through the body. Your body is then forced to compensate by putting excessive strain on your ankles, knees, hips, and back.”

According to Dr Kolodziej, “The primary goal of knee treatment has always been to provide better stability and alignment. Failure to achieve that treatment goal leads to continued tissue stress on the knee, and continued pain. Many patients have claimed significant relief with their knee pain after the insertion of a type II EOTTS stent and we are pleased that this study confirms the importance of realigning and stabilizing the hindfoot for the prevention and treatment of chronic knee pain.”

The results of the first of its kind study showed that the dislocation of the ankle bone causes the force on the inner knee to intensify. Since it’s one of the most reported areas of knew joint arthritis, it leads to severe knew pain.

HyProCure titanium spacer/stent was proved to “reduce the pressure by nearly 33%” when inserted, significantly toning down the pain.

HyProCure is an FDA approved solution to tackle the problems of misaligned feel and is successful at dramatically reducing – even elimination, the symptoms and significantly improving the quality of life.

There are numerous testimonials about the effectiveness of the device. According to a success story on the website, “Our son Jørn has Dravet Syndrome and because of this he walked on the inside of the sole of the foot. As parents we saw that it became more and more painful for Jørn to walk and he became more bent at the knees. After [HyProCure] Jørn is able to walk much better now and he does not hurt to walk around. His back is also more corrected when he is upright. We recommend this to anyone who needs the surgery.”

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Mariyam Tanveer

Recently graduated from LUMS, I now work as Researcher and a Freelance Writer on Ask Health News

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