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  • Multiple predictors of unstable syndesmotic SER ankle fractures identified

    Fracture height, medial joint space and bone attenuation were determined to be useful predictors of unstable syndesmotic SER-type ankle fractures, according to a study. The retrospective study included 191 patients who underwent surgical fixation of SER-type ankle fractures. Age, sex and mechanism of injury (ie, low- or high-energy trauma), as well as radiographs and CT […]

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  • Talar body prosthesis provides satisfactory ankle, foot function

    Even with the possibility of early prosthesis failure, survival of the talar body prosthesis can provide satisfactory ankle and foot function, according to study results. Researchers reviewed 33 talar body prostheses implanted with use of a transmalleolar surgical approach that were available for follow-up at 10 to 36 years, or had failed prior to that […]

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  • MRI reveals range of soft-tissue abnormalities in treatment-resistant clubfoot

    Patients with treatment-resistant clubfoot exhibited a range of soft-tissue abnormalities on MRI, according to study results. MRI of the lower extremities was acquired for 20 patients with clubfoot treated with the Ponseti method, of which seven had treatment-responsive clubfoot and 13 had treatment-resistant clubfoot. Researchers recorded demographic information and physical examination findings and performed a […]

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  • Multilayer compression therapy reduces ankle, hindfoot edema more quickly

    Source:Healio A faster reduction of ankle and hindfoot edema resulted from multilayer compression therapy and may be an alternative treatment for patients with ankle and hindfoot fractures, according to study results. In a controlled, single-blinded study, researchers randomly assigned 58 patients with unilateral ankle or hindfoot fractures to a cold pack control group, a multilayer […]

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