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  • Injury is very likely to end Gordon Hayward’s season, specialists say

    “It will probably be a long road for him,” said Dr. Christopher W. DiGiovanni, chief of the Division of Foot & Ankle Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. But at the end, DiGiovanni said, “He can go back to the same level of play and performance.”

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  • Antibiotic Use and Kirschner Wire Fixation in Forefoot Surgery: A National Survey

    In foot and ankle patients, the use of Kirschner wires is common, and the population in the typical foot and ankle practice has higher rates of comorbidities associated with infection. This study assessed national trends regarding the use of postoperative prophylactic antibiotic therapy in patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery treated with percutaneous Kirschner wires.

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  • Elderly patients with foot pain at increased risk for falls

    Patients with severe foot pain have an increased risk for falling compared with those with less intense pain, according to recently published research in Gerontology.

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  • Integra LifeSciences announces full launch of Cadence total ankle system

    According to a company press release, the system was developed by four top foot and ankle surgeons and has been used successfully in more than 200 procedures since its initial clinical use more than 1 year ago. In that time, instrumentation updates and enhanced surgeon training have been introduced to further improve quality, patient safety and procedural efficiency.

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  • Age-Related Outcome of Mobile-Bearing Total Ankle Replacement

    The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients 50 years and younger vs patients older than 50 years undergoing total ankle replacement. Seventy consecutive patients who underwent primary total ankle replacement were included in this retrospective study

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  • PVD Patients With TMA At Elevated Risk For Post-Op Limb Loss

    A study presented as a poster at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference found a significantly elevated risk of limb loss following

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  • Intense training without proper recovery may compromise bone health in elite rowers

    Bone mineral density, an indicator of bone strength, typically increases with regular exercise, acting as a protective mechanism against bone fractures and osteoporosis. But a new study suggests that the extended, high-intensity training sessions of elite athletes could reverse beneficial bone changes.

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  • Overuse injuries more common in kids who specialize in individual sport

    Young athletes who specialize in an individual sport – such as gymnastics, tennis and dance – were at higher risk for overuse injuries (i.e. gradual onset of pain and symptoms), compared to those who focus on a single team sport, according to a study. Acute injuries (i.e. from a single traumatic event) were more common in young athletes whose single sport was a team sport, especially football, cheerleading and soccer.

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  • Promising outcomes seen with outpatient surgery for ankle fractures.

    Investigators of this study that compared inpatient and outpatient open reduction and internal fixation for ankle fractures found a reduced risk of certain 30-day medical morbidities with outpatient procedures and no differences in surgical morbidity, reoperations and readmissions. Read more

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  • Study finds flag football may be no safer than tackle football for young athletes

    There has been significant focus recently on injuries athletes sustain while playing sports. Much attention has been paid to rates of concussion in American football, and the long-term effects of repeated head injury. These reports have led many parents to wonder if putting their children in contact sports at an early age could be detrimental […]

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