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Early and late stage management of Lisfranc fracture-dislocation with a Carbon Fiber Spring Plates

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Working in a rural hospital I see a lot of foot and ankle trauma.  ATV and motor sports injuries are common and often result in midfoot injuries.  When the trauma is specific to the tarsal-metatarsal joint, we call these injuries Lisf...

Why doesn’t my daughter have an arch?

Procedure choices and outcomes of PTTD surgery

I saw an 18 y/o young woman today in my practice who was 12 weeks out on her surgical procedure to correct posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD).  Following her surgery, the patient had spent 8 weeks in a hard cast and 4 weeks in a walking cast.  ...

What is accessory navicular pain and how is it treated?

What products are used to treat accessory navicular pain?

Accessory navicular

The navicular is often called the keystone of the arch.  The navicular articulates with the talus (art of the ankle) and the cuneiform bones.  The posterior tibial tendon inserts in the medial and plantar aspect of the navicular.  The post...

Adjacent segment disease secondary to correction of Charcot deformities

Charcot joint treatment pearls...

In my blog post last week, I discussed how fusion of one joint increases load to adjacent joints resulting in early onset of pain and arthritis.  This accelerated deformation of the joint is called adjacent segment disease.  Speaking of adjacent segment disease…

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5th Metatarsal Fractures – Conservative vs. Surgical Care

When is surgery indicated in 5th metatarsal fractures?

It's been a busy week for metatarsal fractures.  I’ve seen three 5th metatarsal fractures this week. One was a fracture that required open reduction with internal fixation (surgery). One was treated with conservative care. The third case was...