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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/28216305/severe-functional-debilitations-after-complications-associated-with-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-with-9%C3%A2-years-of-follow-up
#1
Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod, Thor Magnus Sveen, Ann Ganestam, Lars Bo Ebskov, Anders Troelsen
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the long-term effect of deep infection, sural nerve injury, and repeat rupture in the treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture. A total of 324 patients had made a claim to the Danish Patient Insurance Association from 1992 to 2010 for a complication after acute Achilles tendon rupture. Of the 324 patients, 119 (77 males and 42 females) returned the Achilles tendon total rupture score and the 36-item short-form survey questionnaires. Patients with deep infection (n = 10), sural nerve injury (n = 10), and repeat rupture (n = 16) participated in a follow-up investigation...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216304/ankle-arthrodesis-a-retrospective-analysis-comparing-single-column-locked-anterior-plating-to-crossed-lag-screw-technique
#2
Mark A Prissel, G Alex Simpson, Sean A Sutphen, Christopher F Hyer, Gregory C Berlet
Ankle arthrodesis is performed to eliminate pain due to end-stage osteoarthritis, regardless of etiology. This procedure remains the reference standard treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis, despite recent advancements in total ankle replacement. The objective of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the radiographic and clinical fusion rates and time to bony fusion for patients who underwent ankle arthrodesis using an anterior approach with a single column locked plate construct versus crossed lag screws...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216303/superficial-acral-fibromyxoma-a-rare-soft-tissue-tumor
#3
José M Braga, Isabel Bartosch, Helena Baldaia, Isabel Oliveira, Aurea Canelhas, Álvaro Silva
Superficial acral fibromyxoma is a rare clinical entity, first described in 2001. It is a soft tissue tumor with a predilection for the fingers and toes. Since it was described, few cases have been reported. We present a case of an 88-year-old male with a history of a slow-growing lump in his left great toe after local trauma. The patient underwent surgical excision, and pathologic analysis revealed the diagnosis of superficial acral fibromyxoma. Although an unusual diagnosis, surgeons should be aware of this myxoid tumor, which requires complete surgical excision and short-term follow-up to detect recurrence...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215361/osteochondroma-of-the-tibial-sesamoid-a-case-report-and-review-of%C3%A2-the-literature
#4
Kazuo Ouchi, Michiyuki Hakozaki, Shin-Ichi Kikuchi, Shoji Yabuki, Shin-Ichi Konno
Osteochondroma, one of the most common benign bone tumors, frequently occurs in the metaphysis of the long bones. We report an extremely rare case of osteochondroma that occurred in the tibial sesamoid. The patient was a 62-year-old Japanese male. He presented with a 1-year history of pain and a hard mass on the plantar aspect of the right forefoot sole. The osteochondroma protruded toward the sole from the tibial sesamoid, leading to pain on weightbearing. After tibial sesamoidectomy, the patient's symptoms were eliminated, and no pain or complications such as hallux valgus occurred after the surgery...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139401/multifocal-epithelioid-hemangioendothelioma-of-the-foot-and-ankle-developing-a-postoperative-infection-long-term-outcome-a-case-report
#5
Ilias Bisbinas, Zacharoula Karabouta, Vasileios Lampridis, Dimitrios Georgiannos, Athanasios Badekas
A case of rare epithelioid hemangioendothelioma with multiple foot and ankle lytic lesions in a 41-year-old male is reported. The patient presented to our hospital after having received treatment elsewhere and developing a local postoperative infection. After thorough investigations and establishing the diagnosis, we initially treated the local infection and highlighted the potential risk of malignancy. Finally, respecting the patient's wishes, he was treated with consideration mostly of the pending foot and ankle fractures rather than the risk of malignancy...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139400/plantar-plate-repair-using-a-direct-plantar-approach-an-outcomes-analysis
#6
Mark A Prissel, Christopher F Hyer, Jacqueline K Donovan, Amanda L Quisno
Direct plantar plate repair using a plantar approach has been described previously, but with few reports of the outcomes or clinical results. The purpose of the present study was to determine the outcomes of this technique. We performed a retrospective analysis of patients who had undergone direct plantar plate repair with or without concomitant Weil osteotomy and a prospective patient-reported subjective outcomes analysis. Ultimately, 131 patients (144 toes) were included, and the response rate for the mailed surveys was 53...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117257/ankle-arthrodesis-using-an-anterior-titanium-dual-locked-plating-construct
#7
Wesley W Flint, Christopher B Hirose, Michael J Coughlin
Ankle arthrodesis is currently the reference standard treatment for end-stage tibiotalar arthrosis. The fusion rates have varied in the published data from 59% to 100%. We reviewed 60 cases of consecutive anterior ankle arthrodesis using an anterior dual locked plating construct with respect to the fusion rate, time to fusion, pain relief, and complications. The patients were followed up for a mean of 1.1 years (range 16 weeks to 4 years). We found that our fusion rate was 97% for ankles not requiring structural allograft...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117256/maisonneuve-equivalent-injury-with-proximal-tibiofibular-joint-dislocation-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Timothée Bissuel, Florent Gaillard, Louis Dagneaux, François Canovas
We report the case of a 31-year-old male who presented with traumatic dislocation of both proximal and distal tibiofibular joints without fibular fracture. The patient underwent closed reduction of the proximal tibiofibular joint and surgical stabilization of the distal tibiofibular joint. An 18-month postoperative evaluation confirmed a very good clinical outcome after anatomic reduction. This type of trauma is very rare and, to our knowledge, has only been described 3 times previously. Furthermore, our surgical management was different from that used for the previous cases and proved to be satisfactory...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117255/examination-of-the-correlation-between-foot-morphology-measurements-using-pedography-and-radiographic-measurements
#9
Kentaro Inui, Kazuya Ikoma, Kan Imai, Suzuyo Ohashi, Masahiro Maki, Masamitsu Kido, Yusuke Hara, Yoshinobu Oka, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kubo
Pedography provides excellent visualization of the footprint. However, the correlation between the footprint images and radiographic measures has not been thoroughly evaluated. Therefore, the objectives of our study were to examine the correlation between the pedography-based measures of foot morphology and radiographic measurements and to propose reference values for the diagnosis of flatfoot using footprint imaging. The plantar footprints of 100 right feet were photographed using a pedography standing platform...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117254/prospective-evaluation-of-intra-articular-sodium-hyaluronate-injection-in-the-ankle
#10
Evelyn P Murphy, Mark Curtin, Niall P McGoldrick, Gerard Thong, Stephen R Kearns
Viscosupplementation by injection of hyaluronic acid into the ankle can be used to provide pain relief and to delay the need for surgery in patients with osteoarthritis of the ankle. In the present investigation, we prospectively evaluated 50 consecutive patients (25 males and 25 females) undergoing a 3-injection protocol of sodium hyaluronate viscosupplementation in the ankle from January 2014 to January 2015. The Foot and Ankle Outcomes Score was used to compare the patients' pre- and post-treatment opinions about their ankle problems...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117253/comparison-of-four-methods-for-percutaneous-achilles-tendon-lengthening-a-cadaveric-study
#11
Li Chen, Xin Ma, Xu Wang, Jiazhang Huang, Chao Zhang, Chen Wang
Percutaneous Achilles tendon lengthening can result in Achilles tendon rupture. This complication has been controversially linked to torsion effects in the Achilles tendon. Routine percutaneous triple-hemisection techniques (group A), rotary triple-hemisection (group B), distal double-hemisection (group C), and proximal double-hemisection (group D) were compared in cadaveric specimens to provide insights into the mechanism of uneven incision lengthening and inadvertent Achilles tendon rupture. The degree of Achilles tendon torsion on various planes was measured in 20 lower limb pairs from fresh cadavers...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117252/re-is-subtalar-joint-cartilage-resection-necessary-for-tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis-via-intramedullary-nail-a-multicenter-evaluation
#12
LETTER
Alexej Barg, Charles L Saltzman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109643/effect-of-obesity-on-bone-healing-after-foot-and-ankle-long-bone-fractures
#13
Jakob C Thorud, Spencer Mortensen, Jennifer L Thorud, Naohiro Shibuya, Yolanda Munoz Maldonado, Daniel C Jupiter
As obesity has become more common, fractures in the obese population have become more frequent. Concern exists regarding alterations in bone health and healing in obese patients. A matched case-control study was performed at 1 institution to evaluate whether an association exists between nonunion and a high body mass index in metatarsal and ankle fractures. A total of 48 patients with nonunion were identified, and control patients matched 2 to 1 (n = 96) were selected. The control patients were matched for age, sex, and fracture type...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110796/effectiveness-of-hindfoot-arthrodesis-by-stable-internal-fixation-in-various-eichenholtz-stages-of-neuropathic-ankle-arthropathy
#14
Silvampatty R Sundararajan, Kanchana P Srikanth, Handenahally S Nagaraja, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
The optimal time to treat neuropathic (Charcot) arthropathy of the ankle and peritalar joint is controversial because of the various treatment options available and the variable results reported in published studies. We sought to determine the outcome of hind foot arthrodesis with stable internal fixation in patients with different Eichenholtz stages of arthropathy. We prospectively studied patients with substantial disabilities caused by neuropathic arthropathy in deformed, unstable ankle and peritalar joints, with or without ulcerations, who had undergone treatment from July 2007 to December 2012...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110795/association-between-knee-osteoarthritis-and-functional-changes-in%C3%A2-ankle-joint-and-achilles-tendon
#15
Avi Elbaz, Irina Magram-Flohr, Ganit Segal, Amit Mor, Ronen Debi, Leonid Kalichman
Increasing evidence has shown that biomechanical forces often drive the progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Attention should be given to the changes in adjacent joints and their relation to knee OA. The purpose of the present study was to examine the changes in Achilles tendon thickness of individuals with knee OA and to evaluate the correlation between Achilles tendon thickness and knee OA severity in a case-control prospective observational study. A total of 93 participants with no previous ankle injuries were recruited...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089595/percutaneous-plating-of-weber%C3%A2-b-fibular-fractures
#16
Amol Saxena, Andrew Yun
The purpose of the present study was to describe a minimally invasive percutaneous technique for plating Weber B distal fibular fractures and to evaluate its efficacy by measuring patient outcomes and hardware removal rates. The data from 17 patients undergoing percutaneous plating of a distal fibular (Weber B) fracture were prospectively studied. A 4- to 6-hole semitubular plate with 3 screws was used for percutaneously plating. The Roles and Maudsley score was used to assess the patients' activity level...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087232/comparison-of-medial-malleolar-fracture-healing-at-8%C3%A2-weeks-after-open-reduction-internal-fixation-versus-percutaneous-fixation-a%C3%A2-retrospective-cohort-study
#17
Glenn M Weinraub, Patrick Levine, Eric Shi, Aarron Flowers
Unstable medial malleolar fractures are treated with either standard open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) or a percutaneous approach. The percutaneous approach avoids the potentially excessive soft tissue dissection associated with an open approach but can also result in inadequate anatomic reduction. No studies have compared the incidence of radiographic healing of medial malleolar fractures between an open approach and percutaneous fixation. A retrospective comparative study was performed at a single institution across multiple sites...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073655/fusion-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-and-second-to-fifth-metatarsal-head-resection-for-rheumatoid-forefoot-deformity
#18
Pierfranco Triolo, Federica Rosso, Roberto Rossi, Raul Cerlon, Umberto Cottino, Davide Edoardo Bonasia
The goals of the present study were to evaluate the mid-term results of first metatarsophalangeal joint fusion combined with second to fifth metatarsal head resection in rheumatoid forefoot deformity and identify the prognostic factors. The inclusion criteria were 2010 American College of Rheumatology and/or European League Against Rheumatism criteria for rheumatoid arthritis; symptomatic forefoot deformity; first metatarsophalangeal joint fusion and second to fifth metatarsal head resection; and a minimum of 4 years of follow-up data available...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073654/staphylococcus-lugdunensis-an-underreported-pathogen-in-osteomyelitis
#19
LETTER
Piseth Seng, Madou Traore, Jean-Christophe Lagier, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto, Michel Drancourt, Andreas Stein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073653/rare-lateral-dislocation-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Amir Reza Vosoughi, Pascal F Rippstein
Traumatic lateral dislocations of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint are very rare. A 44-year-old male was referred after a motorcycle to car accident because of an exposed head of the left first metatarsal through a laceration on the medial aspect of the first MTP joint. Radiographs showed a lateral dislocation of the first MTP joint, with concomitant fractures of the neck of the second metatarsal and the base of the third and fourth metatarsal bones. The dislocation was reduced in the emergency department with the patient under conscious sedation after thorough irrigation...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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