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Study: Fibula fixation not necessary to maintain alignment in distal tibia fracture

Study: Fibula fixation not necessary to maintain alignment in distal tibia fracture
February 20, 2017

Recently published results showed fibula fixation is not necessary to obtain or maintain alignment in the treatment of distal tibia fractures when modern nailing techniques are used.

Researchers performed intramedullary nailing without fibula fixation in 122 patients with distal tibia fractures, of which 30% were open fractures and 70% were closed fractures. Patients with more than 5° of varus/valgus angulation or anterior/posterior angulation on the initial postoperative or final anteroposterior and lateral X-rays were defined as having malalignment and malunion, according to researchers.

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VIDEO: Speaker compares the Wagner approach for revision THA

February 20, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2017, David G. Lewallen, MD, compared the Wagner approach for revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) with other…
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BLOG: Surgical correction for patellar instability and genu valgum in skeletally immature patients

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Medacta hires new spine division medical director

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Medacta International announced that it has hired S. Raymond Golish, MD, PhD, MBA, to serve as the medical director of the Medacta USA Spine Division. According to a…
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VIDEO: Presenter discusses use of jumbo sockets in revision THA

February 20, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii —  Douglas A. Dennis, MD, discussed jumbo sockets used in revision total hip arthroplasty (THA).
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Patient Satisfaction Reporting After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review

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Online Advanced Release, January 31, 2017
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