Sex matters for orthopedic studies

Orthopedics Today, February 2020
Anthony A. Romeo, MD
In the 1970s, American psychologists defined clear differences in the definition of gender vs. sex. The term “gender” was introduced in…

Tips & Techniques

Spanning External Fixation for Pilon Fractures: Steering Wheel and Kickstands

Online Advanced Release, February 5, 2020
High-energy pilon fractures are challenging for patients and surgeons. Joint-spanning external fixation can be used successfully as temporary…

In the Journals

3D-printed titanium implants may successfully treat foot, ankle pathologies

February 1, 2020
Use of patient-specific 3D-printed titanium implants may provide successful treatment of a variety of bone defects and deformities in difficult to…

In the JournalsPerspective

Osteochondral lesions of the talus may have incomplete healing after arthroscopic microfracture

January 27, 2020
Despite functional improvements with arthroscopic microfracture, published results showed incomplete healing and inferior quality of repair tissue in…

Meeting News

Similar outcomes seen with nails, plates for treatment of distal tibia fractures

January 16, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — A speaker at Orthopedics Today Hawaii said there were similar outcomes with the use of either a nail or plate for treatment of…

Meeting News

Injury factors may determine treatment of foot, ankle fractures

January 15, 2020
KOLOA, Hawaii — Injury factors may help determine the treatment pathway for Lisfranc, talar and calcaneal fractures, according to a presenter…

In the Journals

Autologous osteochondral transplantation viable for large talar defects in athletes

January 11, 2020
According to study results, autologous osteochondral transplantation for management of large osteochondral talar defects was a viable option for…

Meeting News

Suture button fixation improved outcomes of syndesmosis injuries vs syndesmotic screw fixation

January 2, 2020
Patients with syndesmosis injuries of the ankle who underwent suture button fixation had improved functional outcomes and lower rates of broken…

Feature Article

Clinical and Radiological Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Reduction and Percutaneous K-wire Fixation for Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures

Online Advanced Release, December 31, 2019
There has been much controversy over the optimal operative treatment of intra-articular calcaneal fractures. Open reduction and internal fixation is…

Feature Article

The Reliability of Kager's Triangle in Detecting Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Online Advanced Release, December 16, 2019
The Achilles tendon is a common site of anatomical injury among athletes and those participating in recreational sporting activities. Acute Achilles…

Surgical Technique

Various sports medicine conditions are amenable to ankle nano arthroscopy

Orthopedics Today, December 2019
John G. Kennedy, MD, MCh, MMSc, FFSEM, FRCS(Orth); Yoshiharu Shimozono, MD
The nano or needle arthroscopy system that was released for clinical use in September 2019 in the United States is a 1.9-mm arthroscope that can…

In the JournalsPerspective

Subtalar arthrodesis with adipose-derived cellular bone matrix had lower fusion rate vs autograft

December 12, 2019
Use of adipose-derived cellular bone matrix in subtalar arthrodesis augmentation had lower rates of radiographic fusion compared with autograft…

In the Journals

Long oblique fibular osteotomy yielded good clinical, radiographic outcomes

December 2, 2019
Published results showed patients who underwent lateral total ankle arthroplasty with long oblique fibular osteotomy experienced excellent 2-year…

Feature Article

Surgeons Cannot Predict Pilon Fracture Outcomes Based on Initial Radiographs

Orthopedics, January/February 2020, Volume 43 Issue 1
This study sought to determine (1) whether surgeons can accurately predict functional outcomes of operative fixation of pilon fractures based on…

Meeting News

Multidisciplinary program reduces GI complications after orthopedic surgery

November 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — Implementing a multidisciplinary improvement program helped reduce bowel complications among patients recovering from orthopedic…

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

53-year-old woman with continued pain after first metatarsophalangeal arthroplasty

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
H. Paco Kang, MD; Dushawn Harley, BS; Eric W. Tan, MD
A 53-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis on oral prednisone presented to a podiatric surgeon after a lifelong history of hallux valgus and…

Feature Article

Sterility of 3D-Printed Orthopedic Implants Using Fused Deposition Modeling

Orthopedics, January/February 2020, Volume 43 Issue 1
The use of 3-dimensional (3D) printing in orthopedics is developing rapidly and impacting the areas of preoperative planning, surgical guides, and…

From OT Europe

November EFORT webinar focuses on sequelae of calcaneal fractures

Orthopaedics Today Europe, November 2019
The EFORT webinar on Sequelae of Calcaneal Fractures will be held Monday 25 November 2019, 19:00-20:00 CET. This webinar will address the following…

Meeting News

New ankle prosthesis improves patient experience with arthritis

October 22, 2019
CHICAGO — Use of a new total ankle prosthesis improved the experience of patients with end-stage arthritis, according to results from a study…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Cheilectomy yielded low revision, pain recurrence rates in patients with hallux rigidus

October 17, 2019
CHICAGO — Cheilectomy may be a reliable procedure for treatment of hallux rigidus, with low revision and pain recurrence rates among patients…