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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-115

Jess fixator : an alternative for treating 1st metatarsal head fracture


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, SBKS Medical Institute & Research Centre & Dhiraj Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, India
2 PG student, Department of Orthopaedics, SBKS Medical Institute & Research Centre & Dhiraj Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, India
3 Professor & Head, Department of Orthopaedics, SBKS Medical Institute & Research Centre & Dhiraj Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, India

Correspondence Address:
Yogesh Bapuji Patil
PG student, Department of Orthopaedics, SBKS Medical Institute & Research Centre & Dhiraj Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2347-6486.239493

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First Metatarsal head bears the major part of the transmitted forces in foot in weight bearing and gait. Hence managing first metatarsal head fracture needs a sound approach to achieve a good post injury functional life especially in a young active individual. JESS Fixator working on principle of ligamentotaxis has been used in fractures at various other sites. Same principle can also be used for intra articular fractures of first metatarsal head as described in the presenting case of a young male labourer. Thus it is an innovative method to address such vital fractures as well.


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