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Ambulatory Assistive Devices in Orthopaedics: Uses and Modifications

J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 18, No 1, January 2010 Safi R. Faruqui, DO and Todd Jaeblon, DO Ambulatory assistive devices (eg, canes, crutches, walkers) provide advantages such as stability, augmentation of muscle action, and reduction of weight-bearing load. Although they are often prescribed, a detailed understanding of these …

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Current Treatment Strategies for Bicolumnar Distal Humerus Fractures

J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 18, No 1, January 2010 Gregory J. Galano, MD, Christopher S. Ahmad, MD and William N. Levine, MD Management of distal humerus fractures continues to challenge orthopaedic surgeons. The unique and complex anatomy of the distal humerus, involving the ulnohumeral and radiocapitellar joints, makes …

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Marfan Syndrome

J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 9, September 2009 LCDR Eric D. Shirley, MD, MC, USN and Paul D. Sponseller, MD Marfan syndrome is a variable autosomal dominant disorder; most cases result from mutations of fibrillin-1. Diagnosis is guided by the Ghent nosology. The condition may manifest in …

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Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle

J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 9, September 2009 Alexander van der Ven, MD, MBA, Cary B. Chapman, MD and John H. Bowker, MD Charcot neuroarthropathy is a common cause of morbidity in persons with diabetes mellitus and sensory neuropathy. Although Charcot neuroarthropathy is rare, it likely will …

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Stress Radiographs in Orthopaedic Surgery

Paul M. Lafferty, MD, William Min, MD, MS, MBA and Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 17, No 8, August 2009 Stress radiographs are useful in determining the amount of ligamentous laxity present following trauma. The results may be helpful in determining diagnosis, surgical indications, and …

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