About the Authors

Lukas Kolodziej

Roles Conceptualization, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Clinic of Orthopaedics Traumatology and Orthopaedic Oncology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, Poland

Rodney K. Summers

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Software, Supervision, Validation, Writing – original draft

Affiliation Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (ECORE), Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, United States of America

Michael E. Graham

Roles Visualization, Writing – review & editing

mgraham@grahamiii.com

Affiliation Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Graham International Implant Institute, Macomb, MI, United States of America

Competing Interests

LK has lectured on the use of the HyProCure implant but has no other financial disclosures. MEG is the creator of the HyProCure II implant used. He was there to ensure proper placement of the device. He was blinded to the data and analysis. This does not alter the adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.