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Several factors associated with time to clinical union following ankle fracture

July 23, 2016

TORONTO — Tibiotalar dislocation, BMI, external fixation for initial stabilization and delay of definitive management significantly correlated with time to clinical union after ankle fracture, according to results presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting.

“We conclude that bony healing following surgical fixation of ankle fractures takes 16 weeks on average,” Andrew P. Matson, MD, said in his presentation here. 

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Nearly half of physicians see fewer patients each day due to EHR use

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Biomechanical Study of a Subscapularis Repair Technique for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Orthopedics
Online Advanced Release, July 12, 2016
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Use of a Bipolar Blood-Sealing System During Total Joint Arthroplasty: December 2015

The goal of the clinical use of a bipolar blood-sealing system is to reduce perioperative blood loss in total joint…
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American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting 2016

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