With better drugs and stem-cell therapies, researchers hope to repair cartilage—or prevent damage—before osteoarthritis sets in or an operation is needed
Published results showed weight-bearing as tolerated in a hard-soled shoe was noninferior to use of a short leg cast for treatment of fifth metatarsal base avulsion fractures.
Osteomyelitis of the foot and ankle presents unique treatment challenges. The peripheral anatomy, limited soft tissue envelope and highly articular, weight bearing surfaces all contribute to complications in treatment. For decades, surgeons have used polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), a non-reactive acrylic polymer, extensively for orthopedic structural repair and anchoring implants.
Every athlete wants an answer to the million-dollar question: “How can I avoid tearing my ACL?” “Proper form can help athletes avoid this serious injury,” says orthopaedic surgeon.
Outcomes of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction are known to be inferior to those of primary procedures, but little has been known about why this occurs – until now. New research from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, suggests that 2 important clinical decisions can significantly improve a patient’s chances of a experiencing a good outcome after revision surgery.