For patients with severe arthritis of the ankle, total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) provides better function at 4 years postoperatively than ankle arthrodesis (AA), according to a study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
Published results showed weight-bearing as tolerated in a hard-soled shoe was noninferior to use of a short leg cast for treatment of fifth metatarsal base avulsion fractures.
There is a growing body of research in support of functional rehabilitation for non-surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Recommendations on how to treat acute Achilles tendon ruptures has become controversial and requires an open dialogue with the patient and family to make the best decision for the situation.
Published results showed arthroscopically assisted open reduction and internal fixation for complex ankle fractures had good to excellent results and significantly better outcomes compared with regular open reduction and internal fixation.