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  • December 2002 | Volume 15 - Issue 12
    By Michael S. Downey, DPM
    13,107 reads | 1 comments | 12/03/02
    The current use of callus distraction techniques in foot, ankle and lower leg surgery is constantly growing. The limits of callus distraction techniques appear to be those imposed by surgical access and fixation. As techniques and technology continue to improve, even more indications for callus distraction will evolve. Callus distraction, also commonly referred to as distraction osteogenesis or callostasis, is the lengthening of a bone by manipulation of the bone callus during the healing process. Gavriel A. Ilizarov, a Russian-born physician, is credited with popularizing limb lengtheni ... continue reading
    By John McCord, DPM
    2,169 reads | 0 comments | 12/03/02
    I have a love-hate relationship with motorcycles. I was called to the emergency room last week to treat a man who was hit by a car while riding his touring bike. I examined him and reviewed his X-rays. He had displaced fractures of three metatarsals and the cuboid of his right foot. We talked about motorcycles for a few minutes and then I explained the nature of his foot injuries and what had to be done to repair the fractures. My interest in motorcycles gave me credibility even in his Fentanyl-induced haze. I developed a passion for motorcycles as a young boy. I hung around a Harley-Davidso ... continue reading