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Single-center study indicates calcaneal avulsion fractures carry high risk of complications

October 14, 2017

VANCOUVER, British Columbia —  A presenter at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting said calcaneal avulsion fractures treated at a level 1 trauma center had a 60% complication rate.

“Soft tissue compromise was common in 43% and should be addressed early to optimize outcomes in an area at high risk of complications,” Phillip M. Mitchell, MD, said during his presentation. “[Calcaneal] avulsion fractures should be identified early, acknowledging that risks are high.”

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Paragon expands ankle fracture offering with launch of posterior plating system

October 8, 2017
Paragon 28 announced the addition of posterior plates to its Gorilla ankle fracture plating system. According to a company press release, the Gorilla ankle fracture…

Society meets to gain international consensus on ankle cartilage injury repair

Orthopedics Today, October 2017
Injuries to the ankle cartilage are common and difficult to treat. To standardize the diagnosis and care of patients with ankle cartilage injuries, the International…
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Changed setting for joint reconstruction surgery possible in 2018

Orthopedics Today, October 2017
On Sept. 11, CMS closed the comment period on a proposal to remove total knee arthroplasty and some partial and total hip arthroplasty CPT codes from the inpatient-only…
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Antibiotic Use and Kirschner Wire Fixation in Forefoot Surgery: A National Survey

Orthopedics, July/August 2017, Volume 40 Issue 4
In foot and ankle patients, the use of Kirschner wires is common, and the population in the typical foot and ankle…
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Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction: Overview of Evaluation and Management. June 2015

The posterior tibialis is a muscle in the deep posterior compartment of the calf that plays several key roles in the…
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