• VIDEO: New understanding about fixation of posterior malleolus and syndesmosis fractures

    5 days ago - By Healio

    WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - In this video from Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Toni M. McLaurin, MD, spoke about fractures of the posterior malleolus and syndesmosis.
    “We now are paying closer attention to the reduction of the syndesmosis - understanding how important that is, as well as different ways to fix it that are not just one or two screws holding it rigidly in place. In addition, the posterior malleolus and its association with the syndesmosis has become more of an issue. It is something we think more about, not just as an articular injury but more in terms of its relationship to
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  • VIDEO: Mega prostheses seen as great tools, use with respect for complication risk

    VIDEO: Mega prostheses seen as great tools, use with respect for complication risk

    5 days ago - By Healio

    WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - In this video from Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Frank A. Liporace, MD, spoke about mega prostheses in the treatment of periprosthetic fractures around a total knee arthroplasty or a revision knee arthroplasty.
    “These are great tools and great mechanisms are becoming more common to be used by the traumatologist, as well as the arthroplasty surgeon, to get an ultimate goal of immediate weight-bearing and mobilization for these high-risk patients, which have the same mortality as hip fracture patients. We have to do these not liberally, but with a lot of respect for
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  • VIDEO: Think in three dimensions for tibial plateau fractures

    VIDEO: Think in three dimensions for tibial plateau fractures

    5 days ago - By Healio

    WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - In this video from Orthopedics Today Hawaii, J. Tracy Watson, MD, spoke about thinking in three dimensions for tibial plateau fractures.
    “The trend now is smaller fragment-specific fixation rather than large medial and lateral plates. It was interesting to challenge dogma in that we are going away from the standard Schatzker classification toward a more definite, fragment-specific column classification.”
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