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Cast Disease – is it still an issue?
Cast Disease – is it still an issue?

How has internal fixation changed our thinking about cast disease?Hans_Wilennegger

Immobilization is one of the primary tenants of injury management.  But prolonged immobilization can result in problems.  Cast disease describes the problems associated with immobilization of an injury with rigid casting or prolonge...

How do I treat a metatarsal stress fracture?
How do I treat a metatarsal stress fracture?

What's the best way to treat a metatarsal stress fracture? This article explores the use of a forefoot compression sleeve and walking cast.

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

The metatarsal bones are the long bones that extend from the mid-arch to the ball of the foot. Ideally, the five metatarsal bones share load applied to the forefoot. In cases where one metatarsal bone carries increased load, the bone fails to successfully carry that load and undergoes a stress reaction. This stress reaction results in a small crack in the metatarsal bone.