Featured Review: Current concepts in locking plate fixation of proximal humerus fractures
This article, by Laux et al., provides an overview of available classification systems, indications for operative treatment, important pathoanatomic principles, and latest surgical strategies in locking plate fixation. The importance of correct reduction of the medial cortices, the use of calcar screws, augmentation with bone cement, double-plate fixation, and auxiliary intramedullary bone graft stabilization are discussed in detail.
Prof Nicola Maffulli, Editor-in-Chief
Prof Nicola Maffulli is a Consultant at Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Surgeons and is also Chair in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Salerno University School of Medicine, Honorary Chair in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, and has a Visiting Professorship in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Keele University School of Medicine. His particular scientific interests include physiopathology of sports injuries and arthroscopic techniques of the knee, foot and ankle.
Dr John Furia, Deputy Editor
Dr John Furia is a partner in SUN Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Corporation, located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Evangelical Ambulatory Surgical Center, president of the Union County Medical Society, and has served as president of Old Trail Imaging, LLC. Dr Furia practices orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and specialises in the use of shock wave therapy as a treatment for various musculoskeletal and sports medicine disorders.
Featured article: Assessment of the kinesiotherapy’s efficacy in male athletes with calcaneal apophysitis
In this study, by Kuyucu et al., the aim was to assess the efficacy of kinesiotherapy used for treating various disorders in athletes on pain and pedal functions in patients with calcaneal apophysitis. The authors report that, although kinesio taping can be effectively used for the restoration of ankle functions of athletes with calcaneal apophysitis, its role in pain is limited. Since it lacks serious side effects, it can be used in combination with or as an alternative to pharmacological treatment in this patient group.