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  • Study: Angular stable locking system offers little benefit for treating distal tibial fractures

    Recently published data showed treating distal tibial fractures using an angular stable locking treating with intramedullary nailing offered no benefit in terms of patient outcomes compared with traditional locking screws. During a prospective, multicenter, randomized, patient-blinded trial, researchers randomly assigned 142 patients with distal tibial fracture to treatment using an angular stable locking system with […]

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  • Arthrodesis of ankle, hindfoot increased ambulatory function

    Patients with severe ankle and hindfoot arthritis who underwent arthrodesis experienced increases in gait velocity, ankle moment and hip motion and power, according to study results. Researchers prospectively studied 21 patients with severe ankle and hindfoot arthritis who underwent unilateral tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with an intramedullary nail with 3-D gait analysis at a minimum of 1 […]

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  • Practice really does make perfect

    Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Plymouth have shown that follow-through – such as when swinging a golf club or tennis racket – can help us to learn two different skills at once, or to learn a single skill faster. The research provides new insight into the way tasks are learned, […]

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  • Intravenous vs. oral antibiotics for serious bone infections in children

    Children with osteomyelitis (a serious bacterial bone infection) who were discharged from the hospital to complete several weeks of outpatient antibiotic therapy with an oral medication did not have a higher rate of treatment failure than children who received their antibiotic therapy intravenously, according to a study published online by JAMA Pediatrics. How children receive […]

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  • Prosthetic, orthotic service in developing countries examined

    Prosthetic, orthotic service in developing countries examined | Chris DiGiovanni MD

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  • Vibratory stimulation applied to the sole of the foot using novel piezoelectric technology shows promise for fall prevention

    Findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation show that imperceptible vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly study participants. The vibratory stimulation is delivered by a urethane foam insole with embedded piezoelectric actuators, which generates the mechanical stimulation. The […]

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  • Better bone strength offered by new dietary supplement

    A new study by a Florida State University researcher reveals that a new dietary supplement is superior to calcium and vitamin D when it comes to bone health. Over 12 months, Bahram H. Arjmandi, Margaret A. Sitton Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences and Director of the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition […]

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  • Ankle Replacements of the Future

    It’s a surgery that is becoming increasingly more common. Ankle replacements usually are needed because of a bad accident or arthritis. But artificial ankles have come a long way and not all of them are the same. David Sander believes he is a walking medical marvel and told Ivanhoe, “It’s really a miracle.” The miracle […]

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  • Independent walking delayed in infants with idiopathic clubfoot treated with Ponseti method

    Infants with idiopathic clubfoot treated using the Ponseti method achieved independent walking approximately 2 months later compared with infants without clubfoot deformity, according to study results. Researchers evaluated 94 patients with idiopathic clubfoot who were full-term at birth, were no more than 12 weeks of age at the start of treatment, had received no prior […]

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  • Patients with DIACF experienced superior results with operative treatment

    In the management of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures, patients with light labor and no secondary gains had superior results with operative treatment with restoration of Böhler angle and articular surface, according to study results. Eighty-two patients with CT-verified displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) were initially randomly assigned to undergo operative treatment with open reduction and […]

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