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Jones Fracture Intramedullary Screw Fixation

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Evolution of Jones Fracture Intramedullary Screw Fixation

Recently, surgeons have become much more aggressive with treating Jones fractures surgically in the acute setting. They cite high union, return to play and satisfaction rates as reasons to pursue early operative intervention. While some surgeons elect to utilize a plate and screw construct, intramedullary fixation with specialized intramedullary implants provides rigid fixation with minimally hardware prominence, and delivers high union rates. Studies have regularly demonstrated that patients who undergo intramedullary fixation of Jones fractures predictably reach bony union much more quickly than their nonoperative counterparts, and are able to return to sport and work in a much more expedited timeline.

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