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October 16, 2021

Editorial October 16 2021

 

“Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world: it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality.”

Linus Pauling 

American Scientific giant
Double Nobel Laureate

1901-1994

A trans-femoral amputation is an operation that most of us will rarely, if ever, need to perform. Should that need arise however, Jonathan Stevensons technique published today gives a very clear and stepwise instructional reminder on how to proceed for success.
Distal radial fracture management has moved on significantly since my time as a registrar, driven by improved implant design, evidence from meaningful trials and the surgical pursuit of improved outcomes. Success is never guaranteed though and Ross Fawdingtons corrective distal radial osteotomy is one that should be read and understood by anyone involved in trauma management.
It has been an education to read James Murrays technique for revision of a failed PCL reconstruction, and to understand the straightforward principles as well as the detail involved in this very technical solution to a difficult situation.
Paul Fentons posterior malleolar ankle fixation technique, also published today, is something that everyone addressing ankle fractures should be fully conversant with. Together with our other ankle fracture techniques it provides a very comprehensive array of the majority of  techniques that a Surgeon might need.

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