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OBJECTIVE Posterior pilon fractures are rare injuries and have not yet gained well recognition. The purpose of this study was to present the treatment outcome for patients with posterior pilon fractures treated with buttress plate. METHOD In this retrospective study we identified patients with posterior pilon fractures of the distal tibia who had(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the anatomy of the plantar aponeurosis (PA) and its biomechanical effects on the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint and foot arch. METHODS Anatomic parameters (length, width and thickness of each central PA bundle and the main body of the central part) were measured in 8 cadaveric specimens. The ratios of the length and width of(More)
BACKGROUND Subtalar joint (STJ) neutral position is the position typically used by clinicians to obtain a cast representation of a patient's foot before fabrication of biomechanical functional orthosis. But no method for measuring STJ neutral position has been proven accurate and reproducible by different testers. This study was conducted to investigate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experiences of treating talar malunions and nonunions. METHOD Between January 2000 and September 2009, 26 patients with malunions or nonunions after talar fractures underwent surgical treatment according to different types of talar deformities. The treatment outcomes were evaluated using AOFAS ankle-hindfoot scale as well as plain(More)
Bicondylar tibial plateau fractures pose a significant challenge for treating surgeons. If the articular surface of the medial plateau has a second split component in the posterior coronal plane, it is difficult to get direct visualization and ensure plate fixation when the patient is in the supine position. Using a technique in which a single preparation(More)
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