Open Fractures

Jul 26, 2016 by in MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE Comments Off on Open Fractures

Open Fractures Mark A. Hardy Jordan P. Grossman An open fracture (Fig. 96.1) is characterized by soft tissue disruption that results in communication of the fracture site with the outside…

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Plantar Fibromatosis

Jul 26, 2016 by in MUSCULOSKELETAL MEDICINE Comments Off on Plantar Fibromatosis

Plantar Fibromatosis Michael S. Downey Randall J. Contento Plantar fibromatosis is a benign, locally invasive soft tissue tumor characterized by fibroblastic proliferation within the plantar fascia. The fibromatoses can be…

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Soft Tissue Masses

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Soft Tissue Masses Michael S. Downey Christa M. Gredlein Soft tissue tumors of the foot and ankle region present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge that, in some instances, may prove…

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Skin Lesions

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Skin Lesions D. Scot Malay Marija Ugrinich SITES OF ORIGIN The skin consists of the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous layer (hypodermis or subcutis) and is the largest organ…

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Nonosseous Injuries

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Nonosseous Injuries Keith D. Cook Nonosseous or soft tissue injuries can be a perplexing entity for both the physician and patient. Whereas one can assess healing of a fracture or…

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Orthobiologics

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Orthobiologics D. Scot Malay William Harris IV Orthobiologics is a relatively new and rapidly expanding sector in the fields of bone and joint surgery and wound healing. Although the term…

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