Deformity correction remains a foundation of our specialty of Orthopedics. In this particular issue of Orthopedic Clinics of North America , we have two articles that are devoted to deformity correction; one is by Dr Alexis and colleagues in our trauma section. The Taylor Spatial Frame and tensioned wire circular fixators continue to be a powerful tool for deformity correction, and Dr Alexis and co-authors have described the basic principles of this technique. Furthermore, they give illustrative examples of how this technique can be applied in developing nations with limited resources. Orthopedic surgeons in Haiti are still dealing with traumatic sequelae of the earthquake of 2010. I invite you to read this article not only to learn the basic principles and techniques for use of this device but also to learn how our colleagues in Haiti are managing these complex conditions.
Subtrochanteric femur fractures are common, but are more difficult to get properly reduced than many of us will admit. Attention to detail and a large “toolbox” of reduction aids and techniques are needed to get these fractures properly reduced and stabilized. Despite further subspecialization of orthopedics, hip fractures will continue to “fall into the laps” of surgeons who are not comfortable with the difficult cases. Dr Joglekar and colleagues have written an excellent review that I’m sure will help many of you manage these difficult cases. Enjoy!