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PEER-REVIEWED HIGHLIGHTS ORTHOPAEDICS OFFICIAL PEER-REVIEWED HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE IN THIS ISSUE Controversies in Trauma Care of the Foot and Ankle Naoki Haraguchi, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, spoke about a new concept regarding the pathomechanics and pathoanatomy of ankle fractures. Beginning in 1948, Lauge-Hansen classified ankle fractures into 13 subgroups according to the position of the foot at the time of the fracture (supination or pronation) and the direction of the force (adduction, abduction, or external rotation). A supination-external (S-E) rotation fracture is the most common type of ankle fracture. There are clinical inconsistencies to this definition, however, and a host of different studies from the 1960s to 1990s have been unable to reproduce a Lauge-Hansen S-E rotation-type fracture in experimental settings. See page 4. ALSO Surgical Correction of Forefoot Deformities Clinical Trial Highlights Approaches for Treating Ankle Arthritis

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