Fixation Of The Medial Malleolus Fracture: What You Should Know

Neal Blitz DPM FACFAS
3/8/10 | 17431 reads | 1 comments
Those with experience in the surgical treatment of ankle fractures often consider the medial malleolus fracture a relatively straightforward fracture to repair. Most commonly, surgeons use two screws to fixate the fracture and it is a short procedure in terms of operative time. The surgery is often so predictable that the surgeon may go into “auto pilot” mode (more appropriately termed “auto surgeon” mode). However, there is some fracture variability that occurs and it is important for the surgeon to slow down and choose the best fixation for the fracture pattern. Read More.

A Closer Look At The Three-Knot Layered Krackow Achilles Repair

Neal Blitz DPM FACFAS
2/5/10 | 10302 reads | 0 comments
When it comes to repairing the ruptured Achilles tendon, there are a variety of methods ranging from wide-open exposures with grafting to percutaneous approaches. All of these options have their advantages and disadvantages. However, the most common is a straightforward open approach in which the surgeon re-approximates the tendon in an end-to-end fashion. Read More.

A Closer Look At The Open And Screw Fixation Approach To The Lisfranc’s Injury

Neal Blitz DPM FACFAS
1/4/10 | 7277 reads | 1 comments
It is widely agreed that the Lisfranc’s fracture/dislocation are significant injuries that have the potential to cause major morbidity in the short-term and even more so in the long-term. Though it is not entirely clear what aspect of these injuries result in the long-term problems (pain), they seem to be related to midfoot arthrosis and/or a resultant structural deformity. Read More.