The future is bright – AOFAS, 2019
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery recently held its 50th Anniversary meeting in Chicago and Professor Mackay was delighted to be invited, as an International Member of Faculty, to the pre-meeting.
He had the opportunity to provide some historical background in the approach to ankle ligament instability, talking about how techniques have evolved from non-anatomical reconstruction, which had poor results, to new techniques which reflect a better understanding of anatomy. Other members discussed the latest techniques in augmentation, including InternalBracing and its impact on patient recovery.
Professor Mackay also joined the Arthrex Team for a lunchtime meeting. providing an overview of where the InternalBrace is now – it has over 30 applications in 2019! This light-hearted introduction led to an excellent Faculty presentation on the most recent innovations and applications of some new Arthrex innovations – from fusion plates, fibular fixation to biologics.
Professor Mackay and his wife Jackie rounded off this succe