On April 11, 2018, leaders from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, and the American Podiatric Medical Association came together in Chicago for a first-of-its-kind meeting of a Joint Task Force...
Use of hollow awl in microfracture yielded more open marrow channels, greater stem cell mobilization
Recent research published in Arthroscopy showed use of a cannulated hollow awl during microfracture led to more patent marrow channels at the adjacent subchondral bone of the microfracture hole, as well as greater mobilization of the reparable cells to the defect in human knee joints compared...
Standardized Preoperative Diagnostics and Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease Reduce Wound Complications in Geriatric Ankle Fractures
Researchers evaluated a standardized algorithm to assess and treat impaired limb perfusion prior to surgical fixation of geriatric ankle fractures and to determine the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in geriatric patients presenting with ankle fractures. Eighty-four patients were...
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