N°274 - May 2018
Article : Anatomical, minimally invasive lateral ankle ligamentoplasty using gracilis: the ankle lateral ligamentoplasty (ALL) technique By Michel BENICHOU (1), Yannick ROUSSANNE (1), Jérôme DILIGENT (2) , Didier VIEJO (3)
Lateral ankle sprains are the most common joint injury, the incidence being estimated as approaching 1/10,000 people per day: that is, about 6,000 sprains per day in France. Chronic lateral ankle instability is a common sequela, complicating between 5 and 20% of sprains. It carries a long-term progressive risk of arthrosis of the tibiotalar joint.
When Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered radiography in 1895, he wrote in his diary, ‘I have discovered something interesting, but I don’t know if my observations are correct’. He was doubly right. Two-dimensional radiography revolutionised medicine exactly one century ago, in that, formerly blind orthopaedic surgeons were finally able to open one single eye and marvel at the in vivo skeleton.
Article : The FAST Percutaneous Chevron Technique By Frédéric Leiber-Wackenheim (1), Michael Andrieu (2)
Fixed percutaneous chevron osteotomy is a recent surgical technique for hallux valgus that has been described by several authors throughout the world using different terminology. There are a few differences between published osteotomy techniques; however, all of the proposed fixation methods are technically challenging and expose the surgical team to numerous fluoroscopic checks.
Article : Treatment of postoperative hallux varus by reverse scarf osteotomy By Christophe Piat, Taieb Raboudi
Hallux varus is a well-known complication of bunion surgery that can occur regardless of the technique used, whether it be osteotomy or tendon transfer. This is a cause of dissatisfaction for surgeons and patients alike. Long periods, even several years, may pass between the initial surgery and when the surgeon needs to reoperate.
Article : L’Illustration: Journal Universel - N° 3906, 76th year, 12 January 1918 By Par le Dr Francis Heckel
I like its line, I like the definition of its shape, I like its perfect curve. I like Georges Goursat, the great artist known as Sem, whose illustrations – spanning from 1900 to 1930 – cannot be rivalled. In my home, his charcoal drawings – gleaned from auction rooms and bookshops – adorn the walls and fill box after box.