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February 2016

Patient Care

Multiple factors involved in planning, executing complex foot and ankle surgeries
Complex foot and ankle deformities are challenging for both physicians and patients. Surgeons must take into account not only the type, location and severity of the deformity but also patient goals and level of social support.

Ponseti method superior for treating clubfoot
The Ponseti method for treating clubfoot involves serial casting and percutaneous Achilles tenotomy of the affected foot followed by bracing to maintain the correction. Although time-consuming and arduous, it remains the gold standard for clubfoot treatment worldwide.


Four-D CT shows promise in scapholunate instability
Four-dimensional CT technology allows earlier and better assessment of dynamic joint instabilities while also helping locate the exact site of ligament injury.

Research sheds light on post-TKA arthrofibrosis
Despite improved surgical techniques and implant design, rates of arthrofibrosis after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have remained relatively unchanged for two decades. Now, translational studies are increasing understanding of arthrofibrosis pathology and pointing to potential treatments.

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Disorders of the Wrist 2016
May 19-22, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.
Designed for orthopedic and plastic surgeons, physician assistants, residents, and fellows with a significant hand practice, this course covers the full spectrum of disorders of the wrist and distal radioulnar joint, including thumb arthritis, scapholunate and perilunate injuries and DRUJ instability.

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