Howmedica FirstStep (Implant 72)

About Howmedica FirstStep (Implant 72)

First Step HTO device. Lateral view. Identified by Mark Hawkins, DuPuy, Charlotte.

Initially submitted by Deak Walden, OPA-C; Wilmington Orthopaedic Group; Wilmington, NC, USA

Manufacturer: Howmedica (now Stryker)

Removal Tips

  • Deak Walden:  Stryker has an instrument tray for this device that includes removal instruments.  Has also used Vice grips and a slaphammer for removal.
  • Kevin Brown:  Also suggested using a slaphammer

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