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BONES & JOINTS DEFORMITIES

Rheumatoid arthritis produces various deformities. The implementation of a surgical treatment will require to check your medical treatment before surgery, in collaboration with your specialist rheumatologist. Painful and severe arthritis  can be fixed by arthrodesis techniques. It is all the more advised when deformities are pronounced. Isolated motor deficit with peripherical neurologic involvement as well as severe tendon lesionsContinue reading “BONES & JOINTS DEFORMITIES”

FOREFOOT PATHOLOGIES

It includes diagnosis and treatment of fractures, metatarsalgias, hallux valgus pathology, toes deformations, arthritis & rheumatisms. Depending on the patient, one may use open surgery, mini-invasive surgery or percutaneous techniques. __________________________ Foot Ankle specialists answer your question:

Foot & Ankle: biomechanics

Ankles support weight of the body.  Their tridimensional motion plane is sagittal. Constraints are very high. Talus, distal tibia and the medial malleolus delimits the joint. Articular capsule and ligaments give stability. Muscles and their aponeuroses  provide the movement. Foot architecture is sometimes represented as the model of a torsion bar. There are three main contact points (posterior, anteromedialContinue reading “Foot & Ankle: biomechanics”

Generalities about fractures

Generalities about fractures : __________________________ Fractures (broken bones) can occur at any age.  ` Traumatology also concerns tendon lesions (elongation, rupture, dislocation) and ligament disorders (sprains, rupture, dislocation). CAUSES OF BONE FRACTURES They are the result of severe trauma in the young subject: sports, vehicle crashes.  They occur for simple falls in the elderly (associated with osteoporosis, weakening of the bones dueContinue reading “Generalities about fractures”

Generalities about fracture treatments

 Many treatments exist to promote and support bones and joints consolidation, as well as treat non-union and other chronic and degenerative lesions. Treatment options can be: conservative: infiltrations, dressings, plasters, splints and techniques of early rehabilitation surgical: various tissue repair techniques that may require implants such as anchors, plates, wires, screws, nails, joint arthroplasty, external fixator. Sometimes, a boneContinue reading “Generalities about fracture treatments”

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