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Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129315/fixation-methods-for-calcaneus-fractures-a-systematic-review-of%C3%A2-biomechanical-studies-using-cadaver-specimens
#1
REVIEW
Siem A Dingemans, Floris W Sintenie, Vincent M de Jong, Jan S K Luitse, Tim Schepers
Calcaneal fractures are notoriously difficult to treat and wound complications occur often. However, owing to the rare nature of these fractures, clinical trials on this subject are lacking. Thus, biomechanical studies form a viable source of information on this subject. With our systematic review of biomechanical studies, we aimed to provide an overview of all the techniques available and guide clinicians in their choice of method of fracture fixation. A literature search was conducted using 3 online databases to find biomechanical studies investigating methods of fixation for calcaneal fractures...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129314/tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis-with-the-hindfoot-arthrodesis-nail-a%C3%A2-prospective-consecutive-series-from-a-single-institution
#2
Bing Howe Lee, Christopher Fang, Remesh Kunnasegaran, Gowreeson Thevendran
Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (TTCA) is a salvage procedure. We report a series of 20 patients who underwent TTCA using an intramedullary nail. Of the 20 patients, 7 (35%) had diabetes mellitus. The patient experiences and outcomes were analyzed. Their mean age was 61.1 (range 39 to 78) years. The minimum follow-up period was 13 (mean 28, range 13 to 49) months. Surgical indications included diabetic Charcot arthropathy in 7 (35%), hindfoot osteoarthritis in 10 (50%), and severe equinovarus deformity in 3 (15%)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113706/calcaneal-avulsion-of-an-ochronotic-achilles-tendon-a-case-report
#3
Oğuzhan Tanoğlu, Gökhun Arıcan, Ahmet Özmeriç, Kadir Bahadır Alemdaroğlu, Muzaffer Çaydere
Alkaptonuria is a hereditary disorder of phenylalanine and tyrosine, with an incidence of approximately 1/200,000 to 1/1,000,000. Ochronosis is the accumulation of homogentisic acid and its metabolites in connective tissues such as the tendons, cartilage, and skin. In the present case study, a 50-year-old male presented with a nontraumatic calcaneal avulsion without a previous diagnosis of ochronosis. To the best of our knowledge, little information has been reported of this pathology in the Achilles tendon and the surgical management...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108686/effect-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-on-passive-ankle-stiffness-in-patients-with-plantar-fasciopathy
#4
Wei-Hsiu Hsu, Pei-An Yu, Li-Ju Lai, Chi-Lung Chen, Liang-Tseng Kuo, Chun-Hao Fan
Plantar fasciopathy (PF) is the most common cause of heel pain. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) improves the gait pattern in patients with PF. However, the effects of ESWT on the biomechanics of the ankle in these patients remains unclear. Sixteen participants were included in the present study. Of the 16 participants, 8 patients with PF were assigned to receive extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and 8 healthy participants served as an external control group. ESWT was applied to the PF group for 1500 pulses at an energy flux of 0...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108685/synovial-sarcoma-of-the-digits-a-case-report-of-an-unplanned-excision
#5
Julie Taranto, Marek F Havlat
Synovial sarcoma is a rare occurrence in the lower extremity, although the presenting symptoms can mimic those of other more common and benign musculoskeletal pathologies. We present the case of a patient who was originally thought to have a Morton's neuroma or ganglionic cyst. The correct diagnosis, synovial sarcoma, was determined only after an unplanned excision. Despite the patient presenting with symptoms similar to those of a compressive neuropathy, a high index of suspicion should be present when a patient presents with any soft tissue mass, especially if it has an unusual clinical appearance to avoid an unplanned excision...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103889/minimally-invasive-hallux-interphalangeal-joint-arthrodesis-for-hallux-varus-in-pfeiffer-syndrome-a-case-report
#6
Miguel Flora, Pedro Diniz, Ana Luisa Neto, Nelson Teixeira, Paulo Carvalho, Francisco Guerra Pinto
Pfeiffer syndrome is a rare hereditary condition with an autosomal dominant transmission caused by a mutation that affects fibroblast growth factor receptors. It is one of the acrocephalosyndactyly diseases causing cranial malformations owing to early suture fusion. In the foot, it is typically associated with hallux varus, first ray hyperplasia, and partial lesser digit syndactyly. We report a clinical case of a 10-year-old patient with Pfeiffer type I syndrome with bilateral severe hallux varus due to a hypoplastic trapezoidal shaped proximal phalanx, a distal, medial-facing articular surface, and interphalangeal instability...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103892/analysis-of-two-different-arthroscopic-brostr%C3%A3-m-repair-constructs-for-treatment-of-chronic-lateral-ankle-instability-in-110-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#7
James M Cottom, Joseph Baker, Britton S Plemmons
Chronic lateral ankle instability is a common condition treated by most foot and ankle surgeons. Once conservative treatment has failed, patients often undergo surgical reconstruction, either anatomic or nonanatomic. The present retrospective cohort study compared the clinical outcomes of 2 different arthroscopic Broström procedures. A total of 110 patients (83 females [75.5%] and 27 males [24.5%]) were treated with 1 of the 2 lateral ankle stabilization techniques from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103891/nonimplant-arthroplasty-for-the-treatment-of-end-stage-hallux-rigidus
#8
Jake G Ruff, Kathleen Q Trotter, John F Grady
Surgical management of end-stage hallux rigidus involves joint-sparing techniques, including cheilectomy and decompression osteotomies, and joint-destructive procedures, including arthroplasty (resection, interpositional, implant, Valenti) and arthrodesis. Joint-destructive procedures have traditionally been reserved for the end stages of hallux rigidus involving grade 3 and 4. We present a modification of the previously reported Valenti arthroplasty with short-term patient outcomes. We performed a retrospective review of the medical records of 96 patients who had undergone the nonimplant arthroplasty procedure for treatment of end-stage hallux rigidus with a minimum follow-up period of 6 months...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103890/large-osseous-defect-reconstruction-using-a-custom-three-dimensional-printed-titanium-truss-implant
#9
Eric So, Vincent H Mandas, Lee Hlad
Treatment of large osseous defects remains a difficult surgical challenge. Autografts and allografts have been known to undergo late collapse, because these options are not specifically designed to withstand the high loads of the foot and ankle. The inability to achieve the correct shape for reconstruction further limits their application. Large osseous defects will result during salvage after failed Lapidus bunionectomy, explantation of failed total ankle replacements, and nonunion of Evans calcaneal osteotomy...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102481/intravascular-papillary-endothelial-hyperplasia-of-the-foot
#10
Merdan Serin, Dincer Altinel, Cem Leblebici, Oguzhan Okcu, Sevgi Kurt Yazar
A case of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia is presented. This proliferation usually forms inside thrombotic processes. It is critical to be able distinguish these lesions from low-grade angiosarcomas because they can have similar pathologic findings.
November 1, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037928/melanoma-of-the-foot-is-associated-with-advanced-disease-and-poorer-survival
#11
Barbara E Adams, Peter D Peng, Mitzi L Williams
The purpose of the present study was to review the outcomes and assess the prognostic factors associated with foot melanoma. We hypothesized that primary melanoma of the foot would be more likely to present at an advanced stage and be associated with poorer outcomes. Both univariate and multivariate analyses were conducted to examine the relationships between patients' demographic, clinical, and pathologic characteristics and deaths within 5 years. Categorical data were summarized as frequencies and percentages and continuous variables as mean ± standard deviation...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037927/short-term-outcomes-of-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-sanders-type-iii-calcaneal-fractures-with-and-without-bone-grafts
#12
Hong Cao, Yun-Guang Li, Qing An, Bo Gou, Wei Qian, Xiao-Peng Guo, Ying Zhang
Calcaneal fractures, often caused by a fall from a height, are the most common injuries encountered by orthopedic surgeons. Currently, open anatomic reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is considered a valuable treatment of displaced intraarticular fractures of the calcaneus; however, the need for bone grafting in the treatment is still controversial. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the outcomes of 2 methods (with and without bone grafting) used for the surgical treatment of Sanders type III calcaneal fractures...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037926/comparison-of-clamp-reduction-and-manual-reduction-of-syndesmosis-in-rotational-ankle-fractures-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#13
Young Hwan Park, Jeong Hwan Ahn, Gi Won Choi, Hak Jun Kim
An optimal outcome of surgical treatment for a syndesmotic injury depends on accurate reduction and adequate fixation. It has been suggested that the use of a reduction clamp for reduction of the syndesmosis results in better reduction and a lower rate of redisplacement than manual reduction. However, these concepts have never been scientifically evaluated. We compared these 2 methods in a prospective randomized trial. A total of 85 acute ankle rotational fractures combined with syndesmotic injury were randomized to syndesmosis reduction with either a reduction clamp or manual manipulation...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037925/radiographic-union-scoring-scale-for-determining-consolidation-rates-in-the-calcaneus
#14
Michael L Sganga, N Jake Summers, Brandon Barrett, Michael Matthews, Timothy Karthas, Lindsay Johnson, Jeremy J Cook, Philip Basile, Emily A Cook
The reliable evaluation of osseous consolidation after hindfoot osteotomy can be difficult. Concomitant hindfoot osteotomies often dictate the advancement of weightbearing, and radiographs are the mainstay imaging tool owing to cost, efficiency, and radiation exposure. Understanding the radiographic parameters that can be used to reliably determine osseous healing is paramount. However, currently, no reliable or validated method is available to determine osseous healing of hindfoot osteotomies in irregular bones of the foot...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037924/-all-inside-arthroscopic-treatment-of-tillaux-chaput-fractures-clinical-experience-and-outcomes-analysis
#15
Shi-Ming Feng, Qing-Qing Sun, Ai-Guo Wang, Cheng-Kun Li
We investigated all-inside ankle arthroscopy for Tillaux-Chaput fractures. We retrospectively evaluated 19 patients (12 males [63.2%] and 7 [36.8%] females; 11 right [57.9%] and 8 left [42.1%] ankles) treated from May 2013 to January 2016. Their mean age was 28.1 (range 10 to 55) years. Sixteen (84.2%) had single Tillaux-Chaput fractures and 3 (15.8%) had combined proximal fibular fractures; 17 (89.5%) were diagnosed radiographically and 2 (10.5%) by computed tomography. Anterolateral and anteromedial ankle arthroscopy was used for closed reduction and internal fixation with 1 or 2 Herbert screws...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032913/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-plus-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-might-reduce-pain-and-improve-function-but-still-not-lead-to-increased-activity-a-case-series-study-with-multiple-outcome-measures
#16
Patrick C Wheeler, Chloe Tattersall
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of plantar-aspect heel pain. Although many patients will improve, a proportion will have ongoing and sometimes debilitating symptoms. Evidence from randomized controlled trials has shown that extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) results in benefits in treating pain. However, uncertainties remain whether these benefits translate to improvements in overall function. The present prospective case series examined the results from 35 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis who had undergone a course of ESWT in addition to a graded rehabilitation program...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974346/retrospective-analysis-of-the-akin-osteotomy
#17
Steven M Douthett, Nathan K Plaskey, Lawrence M Fallat, John Kish
Hallux abductovalgus is one of the most common deformities addressed by foot and ankle surgeons. Surgically, it can be approached using a wide variety of procedures. After performing the first metatarsal osteotomy, the final step is often to realign the great toe in a rectus position. This is performed with an osteotomy of the proximal phalanx. The Akin osteotomy is a medially based closing wedge osteotomy of the proximal phalanx. When executing the osteotomy, the goal is not only to correct abduction, but also to keep the lateral cortex intact, which allows it to act as an additional point of fixation...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974345/effect-of-early-versus-late-weightbearing-in-conservatively-treated-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-a-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Ali Imad El-Akkawi, Rajzan Joanroy, Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod, Thomas Kallemose, Søren Skydt Kristensen, Bjarke Viberg
Achilles tendon ruptures can be either surgically or conservatively treated with either early functional mobilization or cast immobilization. The purpose of the present study was to conduct a meta-analysis comparing the effect of early versus late weightbearing in conservatively treated adult patients, including only randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The primary endpoint was rerupture, and the secondary endpoints were strength, quality of life during treatment, range of motion, deep venous thrombosis, return to sports, and return to work...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870735/percutaneous-osteotomies-in-hallux-valgus-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Ana Bia, Francisco Guerra-Pinto, Bruno S Pereira, Nuno Corte-Real, Xavier Martin Oliva
Percutaneous and minimally invasive surgery is one of the greatest advances in the operating field of orthopedic since the late 1990s. The potential advantages include a shorter operative time, quicker recovery, and reduced hospital stay compared with traditional open surgery. However, scientific validation of the safety and efficacy of hallux valgus (HV) percutaneous surgery remains inconclusive. The objective of the present study was to systematically review the published data and clinical evidence for percutaneous HV surgery, evaluate the scientific method of the reports, and clarify the indications, safety, efficacy, and potential risks of these surgical techniques...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864387/tenosynovial-giant-cell-tumor-in-the-midfoot-treated-with-femoral-head-allograft-reconstruction
#20
Daniel J Fuchs, Paul J Switaj, Terrance D Peabody, Anish R Kadakia
Tenosynovial giant cell tumor (also known as giant cell tumor of tendon sheath or pigmented villonodular synovitis) is a rare soft tissue tumor that arises from the tenosynovium of a tendon sheath or the synovium of a diarthrodial joint. This disease process occurs infrequently in the foot and ankle but can result in significant bone erosion and destructive changes of affected joints. These cases are challenging to treat, because the tumor most commonly presents in young, active patients and can be associated with extensive bone loss...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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