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  • High, inside starting point and intramedullary reaming are keys for Jones fracture fixation in athletes

    High, inside starting point and intramedullary reaming are keys for Jones fracture fixation in athletes
    Source: Healio

    Jones fractures are fractures of the proximal fifth metatarsal metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction that are common in young athletic populations, particularly elite athletes. The poor blood supply to the fifth metatarsal has been well documented, and Jones fractures develop along a watershed area between the intramedullary nutrient and metaphyseal arteries. Surgical fixation is indicated in cases of failed nonoperative treatment, re-fracture, nonunion or when more rapid recovery is required typically in active individuals.

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  • Study shows substantial benefits in obese patients after hip arthroscopy

    Study shows substantial benefits in obese patients after hip arthroscopy
    Source: Healio

    Although obese patients undergoing hip arthroscopy started with lower absolute scores preoperatively and ended with lower overall absolute postoperative scores, they showed substantial benefit from surgery, demonstrating a degree of improvement similar to non-obese patients, according to study results.

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