Cartilage Preservation: Can It Maintain Post-Op Dorsiflexion?

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Assessing Patients Who Had The Cartilage Preservation Procedure
After placing the fixation, the authors used a sagittal saw to maintain the dorsal medial cartilage via undermining.
The undermining of the dorsal medial cartilage debulks the dorsal medial eminence but keeps the articular cartilage.
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By John Mozena, DPM, PC, and Tyler Marshall, DPM

Dr. 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, Ark.

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