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Pain over the out aspect of the hip, on the boney prominence is relatively common. Historically the presumed diagnosis was “bursitis” and in fairness, a cortisone injection to that bursa often relieved the pain, and although it might need to be repeated once or twice, the treatment worked. Sometimes the pain keeps recurring. MRI scan should be undertaken.
The ankle syndesmosis refers to how the tibia and fibula are held together at the ankle joint. Because of the shape of the joint, the two bone should “spring” apart when weight placed through the leg.
A randomised controlled trial comparing knee replacement cases with or without tourniquet use has demonstrated that using the tight cuff around the thigh actually causes muscle weakness after the surgery.
Clavicle fractures have had quite a discussion at the Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual General Meeting 2015 in Brisbane.