A Closer Look At Arthroscopy For Ankle Fractures And Post-Fracture Defects

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Author(s): 
Graham A. Hamilton, DPM, and Travis L. Sautter, DPM

   Further clinical studies are needed to accurately determine clinical benefit but the authors have already noted clinical benefit in their patients with the use of arthroscopy in ankle fracture management.

Dr. Hamilton is affiliated with the Department of Orthopedics and Podiatric Surgery of Kaiser Permanente in Antioch, Calif. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Sautter is affiliated with the Department of Orthopedics and Podiatric Surgery of Kaiser Permanente in Antioch, Calif. He is an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Burks is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and is board-certified in foot and ankle surgery. He is in private practice in Little Rock, Ark.

For further reading, see “Current Concepts In Ankle Arthroscopy” in the December 2007 issue of Podiatry Today or “A Pertinent Guide To Basic Ankle Arthroscopy” in the November 2003 issue.

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