Arthroscopic bone marrow stimulation (BMS) is considered the first-line treatment for osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs). However, the long-term stability of the clinical success of BMS remains unclear.
The advances in Total Ankle Arthroplasty (TAA) have been substantial in implant design and operative technique. One recent innovation is patient-specific instrumentation (PSI). PSI uses a preoperative computed tomographic (CT) scan and generates cutting blocks specific to each patient’s anatomy as well as a modifiable operative plan
The Maule region has a pleasant mediterranean temperate climate, making it a fertile land for agricultural production. In this place rise the enigmatic cords of the Andes Mountains, where extensive vineyards are born that have managed to give life to wine routes and an enviable offer of wine tourism.
The modified Broström (MB) procedure has long been the mainstay for the treatment of chronic lateral
ankle instability (CLAI). Recently, suture tape (ST) has emerged as augmentation for this repair. The clinical benefit of such augmentation has yet to be fully established. The purpose of this study was to determine if ST augmentation provides an advantage over the traditional MB.
The Bio-Bio region owes its name to the Bio-Bio river, the widest in Chile, which marked the natural boundary between Spaniards and Mapuches in the country’s history. Its channel ends in the regional capital, Concepción. This is located approximately 800km south of Santiago and is the most important urban, economic and educational center in southern Chile.