Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Life-Changing Foot & Ankle Treatments Coming South America

In an effort to make life-changing solutions, like the HyProCure® procedure, available to patients around the world, GraMedica®’s Manager of International Sales, Al Hoffmann, will be visiting multiple locations in South America in the following weeks. He intends to educate surgeons and create distribution partnerships. “I really look forward to working with distributors and foot and ankle specialists while in South America as well as spreading the word on our treatment options around the world” shares Hoffmann, “we are in the process of adding distributors in Mexico, Columbia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Bolivia and Paraguay.”


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Online Training for osteo-WEDGE Available

Many surgical procedures are available to correct moderate to severe hallux valgus (HAV). However, most have significant shortcomings.Many surgical procedures are available to correct moderate to severe hallux valgus (HAV). However, most have significant shortcomings.

The osteo-WEDGETM Open Wedge Bone Locking System fixes the deformity at its foundation. With osteo-WEDGETM, foot surgeons have a new option for permanent correction, without the limitations of other methods.

Check out the online surgical training here

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Agenda Released: Graham International Implant Institute 6th Annual Symposium

There will be several exciting lectures on innovations in foot and ankle surgery. 

Take part in a FREE cadaver workshop, where you can be hands-on with the products and techniques discussed over the course of the weekend. 

Our room block at Harrahs is SOLD OUT. We have booked another block at the Hilton Riverside (located across the street from Harrahs). Rates are $229/night. Please call (504) 584-3959 or (800) HILTONS to make your reservations. The group block is under Graham International Implant Institute. Please make your reservations soon, as this block will sell out fast! GIII, along with our sponsors,GraMedica, the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS), Bako Pathology Services, BioMedical Enterprises (BME), Applied Biologics, LLC, Incedo Orthopedics, and Arthrosurface, look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Uniquely Designed Treatment Option for Moderate to Severe Bunions

Introducing osteo-WEDGE™. This system provides a superior treatment option for arthrodeses of the first metatarsocuneiform joint. 

The dorsomedially placed plate has the optimal length and width to provide maximum stability at the arthrodeses site, resisting biomechanical forces. The overall shape of the wedge is rectangular and has a depth of approximately 4mm from the bottom of the plate. The width of the wedge varies from 0mm (flat plate) to 10mm. The self-tapping cortical locking bone screws provide the necessary compression to facilitate bone healing at the 1st MCJ.

The osteo-WEDGE™ Open Wedge Bone Locking Plate System fixes the deformity at its foundation. With osteo-WEDGE™, foot surgeons have a new option for permanent correction, without the limitations of other methods.

Watch an Overview of the Features and Benefits



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Friday, February 15, 2013

Foot and Ankle Cadaver Workshops

Live Seminars

For a more comprehensive, hands-on experience, we encourage all doctors to attend our live training seminars whenever possible. These seminars are held and managed by our sister organization, the Graham International Implant Institute, committed exclusively to the training and support of physicians. The seminars are held throughout the United States and also internationally at various times throughout the year. Please take a look at our events schedule to find a seminar date and location that may work for you. Check out for more information.

Online Training Available:
In order to arm physicians with the core knowledge to successfully perform the HyProCure® procedure, we hav also created an interactive online training designed to fast-track practicing surgeons.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

How To Diagnosis Partial TaloTarsal Displacement

Ultimately, the best way to diagnosis the presence of talotarsal displacement is through radiographic examination, which officially confirms the presence and severity of the condition.

Traditionally, most specialists will order a series of standing radiographs, that is, x-rays of the foot while the person is standing. These should be taken with the foot in its relaxed position (full weight applied) and also with the hind-foot bones in their balanced “neutral” or ideal position.

In addition, a specialist may perform further movement tests, as well as some computer-aided exams like gait pattern analysis, if deemed necessary.

All of these diagnostic methods are completely painless and non-invasive. They are safe, fast and are simple routine processes.

  • If you are a physician interested in learning more, please visit, where you can find online training.
  • Are you a patient? Make an appointment today with a HyProCure® specialist near you! Find one on our doctor locator at

Monday, January 28, 2013

HyProCure® is Scientifically Proven to Stabilize Fallen Arches

The findings of a recent study on the HyProCure® talotarsal fixation device have been published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (JFAS 50 (2011) 551-557). The purpose of this research, “Radiographic Evaluation of Navicular Position in the Sagittal Plane- Correction Following an Extra-osseous Talotarsal Stabilization Procedure,” was to evaluate the effect of HyProCure® on stabilizing the inner arch of the foot. A secondary question was also answered by this study as to whether collapse of the arch occurs as a direct result of the ankle bone (talus) dislocating on the hindfoot bones or if it is the other way around, the ankle bone dislocates due to the drop of the inner arch. The findings of this study showed that once the ankle bone was repositioned back to its normal position on the heel bone and stabilized by HyProCure®, there was restoration of arch height. Furthermore, the correction to the inner arch was maintained over time. The data for the study was collected by a retrospective x-ray analysis by Dr. Michael E. Graham, podiatric surgeon and inventor of the HyProCure® device.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Where is the Evidence for HyProCure®?

So you have heard all the great things about Extra-Osseous TaloTarsal Stabilization using HyProCure®, but how do you know what to believe?

Wait no longer, scientific evidence has been presented and published. please visit to view summaries of all the published studies on the HyProCure® procedure.

If you are interested in learning the difference between HyProCure® and other EOTTS devices, please click here to view the our presentation "HyProCure® vs Arthroereisis."

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Why Suffer with Bunions - Find a Real Solution

Traditional bunion corrective surgical techniques are like cutting a wedge out of the leaning tower of Pisa to make it straight when the real problem was with the foundation. The osteo-WEDGETM Open Wedge Bone Locking System fixes the deformity at its foundation. With osteo-WEDGETM, patients and foot surgeons have a new option for permanent correction, without the limitations of other methods. The procedure is less invasive and patients should experience a quicker recovery than they would with the alternates.

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