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  • Lifelong physical activity increases bone density in men

    Men have many reasons to add high-impact and resistance training to their exercise regimens; these reasons include building muscle and shedding fat. Now a University of Missouri researcher has determined another significant benefit to these activities: building bone mass. The study found that individuals who continuously participated in high-impact activities, such as jogging and tennis, […]

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  • NIH Makes Nanotechnology Award // Six Years of Residency? // Measuring Trauma Patient Satisfaction

    If you want to improve operative decision making and independence amongst your trainees, you might consider the training model out of Brown University. At the request of Brown’s program director (and study co-author) Christopher DiGiovanni, M.D., Alan Daniels, M.D. recently undertook an assessment of the university’s orthopedic surgery residency program, which includes a mandatory trauma […]

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  • Wright Medical Reaps FDA Approval for Augment

    Christopher DiGiovanni, M.D., the lead investigator for the product’s pivotal trial and chief of the Foot and Ankle Service in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, said the FDA Approval, “provides a valuable new therapeutic healing option as an alternative to autograft in ankle and/or hindfoot fusion procedures, which […]

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  • Blood Clots: A Roll of the Dice for Foot & Ankle Patients

    Are foot and ankle surgeons being made to guess when it comes to blood clots and pulmonary emboli? “Yes,” says Christopher DiGiovanni, M.D., chief of the Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton Wellesley Hospital. Dr. DiGiovanni told OTW, “As opposed to hip and knee replacement, foot and ankle surgery […]

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  • Bilateral Distal Tibial Transitional Ankle Fractures

    A 13-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with bilateral ankle pain and swelling following a 5-foot fall from a swing set. The authors are from the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York. The authors have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Correspondence should be addressed to: Andrew J. Rosenbaum, MD, […]

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  • Revision Rate and Risk Factors After Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetic or Dysvascular Patients

    This article reports the revision rate and possible risk factors for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes mellitus or peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Data were collected from 421 patients with diabetes mellitus or PAD who underwent amputations of the lower extremity at the authors’ institution from 2002 to 2012. There was a 25.2% overall […]

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  • Syndesmosis disruptions linked to negative long-term effects after ankle fracture

    Results from this retrospective study showed more than half of patients had pain and loss of tibiofibular overlap 5 years after syndesmosis screw fixation of ankle fractures with associated syndesmotic disruptions and linked increased patient age with pain and dissatisfaction with the procedure. Source: Healio Read More

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  • Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

    Do you know what an overuse injury is? What about how to prevent it? These injuries are surprisingly easy to prevent, and they only require your child to play a little differently. Source: DailyRx Read More

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  • Low levels of vitamin D may increase risk of stress fractures in active individuals

    Vitamin D plays a crucial role in ensuring appropriate bone density. Active individuals who enjoy participating in higher impact activities may need to maintain higher vitamin D levels to reduce their risk of stress fractures, report investigators in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery. Source: Medical Xpress Read More

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  • Most patients return to activity without pain after surgery for tarsal coalitions

    A survey of patients who underwent surgical excision of tarsal coalitions at age 18 years or younger showed 73% reported their activity was not inhibited by foot pain at midterm follow-up, and investigators found no significant differences in patient-reported outcomes between those treated for calcaneonavicular and talocalcaneal conditions. Source: Healio Read More

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