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Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865320/the-diabetic-charcot-foot-and-ankle-a-multidisciplinary-team-approach
#1
EDITORIAL
Thomas Zgonis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865319/circular-external-fixation-as-a-primary-or-adjunctive-therapy-for-the-podoplastic-approach-of-the-diabetic-charcot-foot
#2
REVIEW
Daniel J Short, Thomas Zgonis
Numerous techniques have been described for surgical management of the diabetic Charcot foot. External fixation has become a main surgical tool for the reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon when dealing with the ulcerated diabetic Charcot foot. In the presence of an open wound and/or osteomyelitis, staged reconstruction with circular external fixation becomes ideal for salvage of the diabetic lower extremity. Also, circular external fixation can provide simultaneous compression and stabilization, correct the underlying osseous or soft tissue deformities, and surgically offload the diabetic Charcot foot...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865318/medical-imaging-in-differentiating-the-diabetic-charcot-foot-from-osteomyelitis
#3
REVIEW
Daniel J Short, Thomas Zgonis
Diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (DCN) poses a great challenge to diagnose in the early stages and when plain radiographs do not depict any initial signs of osseous fragmentation or dislocation in a setting of a high clinical index of suspicion. Medical imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and advanced bone scintigraphy, has its own unique clinical indications when treating the DCN with or without concomitant osteomyelitis. This article reviews different clinical case scenarios for choosing the most accurate medical imaging in differentiating DCN from osteomyelitis...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865317/revisional-surgery-of-the-diabetic-charcot-foot-and-ankle
#4
REVIEW
Patrick R Burns, Spencer J Monaco
Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) is a difficult problem for the foot and ankle surgeon. If surgery is required, little is known or available regarding the best methods and timing. When the initial attempt of reconstruction fails, revision of CN is even more demanding. One must take in to account all aspects, including nutrition, vascular status, infection control, short- and long-term blood glucose management, as well as other factors requiring laboratory monitoring and consult services. Once optimized, the biomechanics of the deformity can be addressed and decisions can be made on fixation devices...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865316/soft-tissue-reconstruction-pyramid-for-the-diabetic-charcot-foot
#5
REVIEW
Claire M Capobianco, Thomas Zgonis
Foot and ankle ulcerations in patients with diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (DCN) occur frequently and can be challenging to address surgically when conservative care fails. Patients with acute or chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) are at continued risk for development of osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, gas gangrene, and potential lower extremity amputation. Concurrent vasculopathy and peripheral neuropathy as well as uncontrolled medical comorbidities complicate the treatment approach. In addition, pathomechanical forces left untreated may contribute to DFU recurrence in this patient population...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865315/surgical-treatment-options-for-the-diabetic-charcot-hindfoot-and-ankle-deformity
#6
REVIEW
Tahir Ögüt, Necip Selcuk Yontar
Charcot neuroarthropathy is associated with progressive, noninfectious, osteolysis-induced bone and joint destruction. When the ankle and/or hindfoot is affected by the destruction process, management is further complicated with collapse and destruction of the talar body, which increases instability around the ankle. In this patient population, arthrodesis is the most commonly used surgical procedure. Internal fixation, external fixation, or a combination of both can be used for the treatment. Decision making between them should be individualized according to the patient characteristics...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865314/surgical-treatment-options-for-the-diabetic-charcot-midfoot-deformity
#7
REVIEW
Yousef Alrashidi, Thomas Hügle, Martin Wiewiorski, Mario Herrera-Perez, Victor Valderrabano
Management of diabetic Charcot midfoot deformity is one of the most demanding aspects of foot and ankle surgery. Its treatment should aim at reducing the rate of complications, including foot and ankle amputations or limb loss. Attempting reconstruction at Eichenholtz stages I and II carries the risk of infection and loss of fixation. It is advisable to limit surgical reconstruction to Eichenholtz stage III in the absence of any evidence of infection or vascular insufficiency. Achilles lengthening or gastrocnemius-soleus release is an essential initial step in surgery...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865313/surgical-equinus-correction-for-the-diabetic-charcot-foot-what-the-evidence-reveals
#8
REVIEW
Claire M Capobianco
Triceps surae contracture, or equinus, is a known deforming force in the foot and ankle. Biomechanical studies have shown that ankle equinus significantly alters gait and plantar pressures, and in the diabetic neuropathic patient population, this can propagate plantar ulceration and/or Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). Surgical correction of equinus is globally and frequently used to aid in plantar wound healing in the neuropathic diabetic patient, with and without CN. Treatment guidelines for equinus correction in this medically complex population are undefined and lack evidence from high-quality published peer-reviewed studies...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865312/an-overview-of-internal-and-external-fixation-methods-for-the-diabetic-charcot-foot-and-ankle
#9
REVIEW
Crystal L Ramanujam, Thomas Zgonis
Diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (DCN) of the foot and ankle is a challenging disease with regard to clinical presentation, pathogenesis, and prognosis. Its surgical management is equally difficult to interpret based on the wide array of options available. In the presence of an ulceration or concomitant osteomyelitis, internal fixation by means of screws, plates, or intramedullary nailing needs to be avoided when feasible. External fixation becomes a great surgical tool when managing DCN with concomitant osteomyelitis...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865311/conservative-and-pharmacologic-treatments-for-the-diabetic-charcot-foot
#10
REVIEW
Nina L Petrova, Michael E Edmonds
Charcot neuroarthropathy is a disabling complication of diabetic neuropathy. Prolonged immobilization in a total contact cast (TCC) is among the main treatments. Education of health care professionals in the application of TCC together with well-conducted clinical trials are required to overcome its frequent underuse. There are no established pharmacologic therapies to treat this condition; however, there is an overwhelming need for a new therapeutic approach. Novel targeted drug delivery systems are required to prevent the pathologic bone and joint destruction of the Charcot neuroarthropathy and this may lead to an improved outcome in diabetic patients with this condition...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865310/the-diabetic-charcot-foot-from-1936-to-2016-eighty-years-later-and-still-growing
#11
REVIEW
Crystal L Ramanujam, Thomas Zgonis
Knowledge of diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (DCN) has grown tremendously since this condition was first described in 1936 by William Riely Jordan. Despite advancements in diagnostic approaches and treatment options making DCN limb salvage a more viable option, ongoing and additional research is needed to determine the definitive pathogenesis, which may aid in prevention of the condition. This article chronicles the main developments for the study and management of DCN since 1936 and recommends using the term diabetic Charcot-Jordan foot when specifically managing foot and ankle neuroarthropathy joints in patients with diabetic neuropathy...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599444/arthroscopy-of-the-foot-and-ankle
#12
EDITORIAL
Sean T Grambart
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599443/current-update-on-foot-and-ankle-arthroscopy
#13
EDITORIAL
Thomas Zgonis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599442/arthroscopic-ankle-arthrodesis
#14
REVIEW
Byron Hutchinson
Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis is a cost-effective option for many patients with posttraumatic arthritis of the ankle joint. Rehabilitation is generally quicker than conventional open techniques, and rates of fusion are comparable or better than traditional open techniques. Unless the arthroscopic surgeon has considerable experience, the best results are seen in patients with very little deformity in the ankle joint.
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599441/small-joint-arthroscopy-in-the-foot
#15
REVIEW
Christopher L Reeves, Amber M Shane, Trevor Payne, Zac Cavins
Arthroscopy has advanced in the foot and ankle realm, leading to new innovative techniques designed toward treatment of small joint abnormality. A range of abnormalities that are currently widespread for arthroscopic treatment in larger joints continues to be translated to congruent modalities in the small joints. Small joint arthroscopy offers relief from foot ailments with a noninvasive element afforded by arthroscopy. Early studies have found comparable results from arthroscopic soft tissue procedures as well as arthrodesis of the small joints when compared with the standard open approach...
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599440/arthroscopic-repair-of-ankle-instability
#16
REVIEW
Matthew D Sorensen, John Baca, Keith Arbuckle
Arthroscopic lateral ankle stabilization procedures have been described for many years. New technological advances and a deeper understanding of the pathobiomechanics involved in chronic lateral ankle instability have allowed an expansion of arthroscopic approaches to this common pathology. As experience is gained and outcomes within the patient profile are understood, the authors feel that the arthroscopic approach to lateral ankle stabilization may prove superior to traditional methods secondary to the risk and traditional complications that are mitigated within minimally invasive arthroscopic approaches...
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599439/endoscopic-plantar-fascia-debridement-for-chronic-plantar-fasciitis
#17
REVIEW
James M Cottom, Joseph S Baker
When conservative therapy fails for chronic plantar fasciitis, surgical intervention may be an option. Surgical techniques that maintain the integrity of the plantar fascia will have less risk of destabilizing the foot and will retain foot function. Endoscopic debridement of the plantar fascia can be performed reproducibly to reduce pain and maintain function of the foot.
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599438/arthroscopic-approach-to-posterior-ankle-impingement
#18
REVIEW
Michael H Theodoulou, Laura Bohman
Posterior ankle pain can occur for many reasons. If it is produced by forced plantarflexion of the foot, it is often a result of impingement from an enlarged posterior talar process or an os trigonum. This condition may present in an acute or chronic state. Management is initially nonoperative, but surgical treatments are available. This condition is often seen in athletes, so procedures that limit surgical trauma and allow early return to activity are ideal. An arthroscopic approach for this disorder produces good outcomes with limited complications...
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599437/arthroscopic-management-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
#19
REVIEW
Sean T Grambart
Osteochondral fractures of the ankle are typically caused by traumatic injuries of the ankle. Repetitive trauma can lead to further cartilage damage with subsequent increasing size of the lesion, ultimately leading to severe cartilage disorder and degenerative arthritis of the ankle. Arthroscopic bone marrow stimulation has been shown to be a highly successful option for patients with small osteochondral lesions. Studies show a higher failure rate for larger lesions and cystic changes that disrupt the subchondral plate...
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27599436/soft-tissue-impingement-of-the-ankle-pathophysiology-evaluation-and-arthroscopic-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Amber M Shane, Christopher L Reeves, Ryan Vazales, Zachary Farley
Soft tissue impingement (STI) syndrome is one of 3 causes of a larger all-encompassing joint impingement pathologic condition, which also includes bone and neuropathic entrapment. Altered joint biomechanics and friction of joint tissues combine to cause chronic pain and often functional instability. Although the most common form of STI to the ankle is anterolateral in location, posterior and anteromedial impingement is also discussed in this article. Furthermore, a discussion of biomechanical deficiencies and how they may effect location and cause of STI of the ankle is explored along with pathophysiology, clinical and diagnostic evaluation, current treatments, and long-term outcomes...
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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