Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Medial Tibial Stress SyndromeSynonym: Shin splits, medial tibial syndrome, MTSS, tibial stress syndrome, posterior tibial syndrome, soleus syndrome, periostitis.“Shin splits” or overuse pain, describes nonspecific posteromedial leg pain, commonly as  MTSS with a wide variety of other lower leg pain conditions, including chronic ECS, fascial hernia, muscle strains, periostitis, and stress fractures. ·         Common sites: … Continue reading Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Full weight-bearing rehabilitation has low re-rupture rate for Achilles tendon injuries

The early rehabilitation protocol using bracing shows positive results in surgical and nonsurgical patients.By Gina BrockenbroughORTHOPEDICS TODAY 2010; 30:42A prospective study of 80 consecutive patients with Achilles tendon ruptures treated in a functional, early weight-bearing brace found a low re-rupture rate in both surgical and nonsurgical cohorts.“Our case series demonstrates a low re-rupture rate with early functional weight-bearing rehabilitation … Continue reading Full weight-bearing rehabilitation has low re-rupture rate for Achilles tendon injuries

Subtalar Dislocation

Subtalar DislocationBy Joel Horning, MD; John DiPreta, MDORTHOPEDICS 2009; 32:904Subtalar dislocations are relatively rare, accounting for approximately 1% to 2% of all joint dislocations. This article reviews the diagnosis and management of subtalar dislocations.Subtalar dislocations represent a relatively rare injury, accounting for approximately 1% to 2% of all joint dislocations.1 First described in 1811 by Judey and Dufaurest, the … Continue reading Subtalar Dislocation