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Long-Term Outcomes of Isolated Stable Radial Head Fractures (JBJS 2014)

Background Concern for long term results of non-op Mason type I and II fx’s, good short and mid-term results but no good long term data Design Inclusion: Skeletally mature, >15yo, isolated Mason I or II radial head fx, non-op management Exclusion: Mason type III, concomitant ipsilateral elbow fx, elbow fx/dislocation, associated elbow/forearm instability, lost to f/u Same tx protocol Immobilization…

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A Prospective Randomized Multicenter Trial Comparing Clinical Outcomes of Patients Treated Surgically with a Static or Dynamic Implant for Acute Ankle Syndesmosis Rupture (JOT 2015)

Study hypothesis Dynamic fixation would provide better clinical and radiographic outcomes Design 70 pts total between 5 centers (ended with 32 in screw and 33 in tightrope) no differences b/w pts surgery < 8 days after injury prospective, randomized, double blinded study exclusion criteria: polytrauma, neuro impairment, BMI >40, poor medical condition that limited rehab or participation in study’s tests…

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