Foot Injuries; Clavicle Fractures

Episode 15.03 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One:

Dr. Simon Lee, Foot & Ankle Orthopedic Surgeon from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush discusses how to avoid and treat foot injuries and some of the most common among pro-athletes: ankle sprain, turf toe, stress fractures and plantar fasciitis.

Dr. Lee specializes in all foot and ankle disorders with strong interests in sports-related injuries, arthroscopy of the foot and ankle, soft tissue and bony reconstructive surgery, total ankle replacements, arthritis, cartilage restoration, bunion and claw toes and fractures about the foot and ankle. Dr. Lee’s undergraduate education was at the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana with a degree in Biology. He went on to medical school here at Rush University Medical Center. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center and went on to complete a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the prestigious Carolinas Medical Center with Miller Orthopaedic Clinic (OrthoCarolina) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He has contributed to numerous publications from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the AOFAS in regards to the foot and ankle. Dr. Lee has regularly served as the chairman/moderator and faculty member for instructional courses, which help to educate fellow orthopedic surgeons throughout the United States. He also serves on the Post Graduate Educational Committee for the AOFAS as well as the Rush Orthopedic Department’s Residency Selection Committee and Residency Review Committee. He continues to remain active as the foot and ankle consultant to Hubbard Street Dance, River North Chicago Dance, DePaul University, the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox and numerous local gymnastics, soccer and basketball club teams.

Segment Two:

Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul discuss fractures of the clavicle (collarbone): definition, causes, prevalence among pro-athletes, forms of alternative treatment, new technology, recovery and return to play; the importance of experience in surgical decision-making.

Clavicle Plate and Screw System The Clavicle Plate and Screw System is a comprehensive set of plates, screws and instrumentation designed to treat central third and distal clavicle fractures. The clavicle plates are low profile, precontoured, stainless steel central third and distal plates that combine locking and nonlocking options in each plate. Secondary fixation to the coracoid is achieved through the plate using AC TightRope® technology, particularly the AC Dog Bone Button, making the system ideal for treating Type IIb distal clavicle fractures or fractures that have poor bone quality laterally, which can be difficult to achieve adequate screw fixation. Suture holes in the plates allow incorporation of FiberWire® or FiberTape® onto the plate to capture butterfly fragments or to cerclage severely comminuted distal fragments.