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.
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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