Implants in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Implants in Foot and Ankle Surgery

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Despite significant advances, implants in podiatric reconstructionA‚ remains a controversial topic amongA‚ surgeons. Several factors can contribute to the success or failure of a surgical procedure.A‚ This edition of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery highlights both theA‚ strengths and weaknesses of implants in the foot and ankle. Dr. Jesse Burks is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and is board-certified in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Burks practices in Little Rock, Arkansas.More recently, focus has shifted toward the use of absorbable implants with syndesmosis screws and ankle fractures. ... Digital k-wire fixation has always been troublesome: increased pain, swelling, pin irritation, premature removal, pin tract drainage, ... Although radiographs were not taken regularly, one must question whether any cases had any signs of osteolysis. ... Ford and colleagues [ 40] in 2006 did cite seven of 10 patients having abnormal postoperative edema, and one withanbsp;...

Title:Implants in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Publisher:Saunders - 2006

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