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BACKGROUND Concomitant chronic tears of both peroneal tendons rarely are reported. We present our experience in treating these injuries and suggest an algorithm for surgical treatment, determined by the presence of a functioning tendon or tendons, mobility of the remaining peroneal musculature, ankle stability, and position of the heel. METHODS(More)
Unstable fractures of the distal tibia that are not suitable for intramedullary nailing are commonly treated by open reduction and internal fixation and/or external fixation, or treated non-operatively. Treatment of these injuries using minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) techniques may minimise soft tissue injury and damage to the vascular(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of superficial peroneal nerve (SPN) injury following ankle fracture and to establish whether this differed between those treated by open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and those treated nonoperatively in a cast. Two hundred eighty patients who had been treated for an ankle fracture either(More)
BACKGROUND Locking plate systems have been developed in an attempt to increase the strength of fracture fixation and, in so doing, allow earlier mobilization and rehabilitation. The purpose of our study was to compare the mechanical integrity of the locking plate and traditional nonlocking plate fixation for calcaneal fractures in a cadaver model. Our(More)
BACKGROUND About 60,000 patients are treated for hip fractures each year in the UK and the incidence is increasing. The majority of these patients are elderly and sick, and delay to operation may be fatal. The National Confidential Enquiry into Peri-Operative Deaths (NCEPOD) guidelines aim to improve quality of care for such patients. However, we present an(More)
We present a case of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI) infection of the ankle joint in a patient with HIV infection. The patient presented with a painful, destructive arthropathy of the ankle. Initial microbiological studies were negative but infection with MAI was later identified from biopsies taken during hindfoot fusion. Antibiotic triple therapy(More)
An interposition arthroplasty for the treatment of pain and stiffness in the second metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) is presented. The procedure is a modification of DuVries's lesser MTPJ arthroplasty and is specifically intended to improve limited dorsiflexion not addressed by the original procedure.