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External Fixation

By Kimia Sohrabi, DPM, Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc, FACFAS and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS

While external fixation has applications in multiple areas of foot and ankle surgery, mastery requires proper training and a strong understanding of the techniques. Accordingly, the authors share the latest information from the literature and…

By Devon Glazer, DPM, FACFAS, Sandra Haider, DPM and Joseph Stuto, DPM, FACFAS

Due to the high rate of complications in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), it is important to continue to evaluate strategies for complex cases involving posterior heel wounds in this high-risk population. Accordingly, these authors…

Foot and ankle surgeons who utilize external fixator devices often face the challenge of reducing postoperative infections. Anecdotally, if I asked foot and ankle surgeons about their postoperative care instructions for external fixation, I would…

By Brittany E. Mayer, DPM and Noman A. Siddiqui, DPM, MHA

Circular external fixation, also known as Ilizarov frames, has been widely utilized in musculoskeletal surgery since Ilizarov developed a novel frame construct incorporating circular rings with wire fixation.1 Evolving over the years, the…

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