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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325064/diabetic-foot-complications-despite-successful-pancreas-transplantation
#1
Dong-Kyo Seo, Ho Seong Lee, Jungu Park, Chang Hyun Ryu, Duck Jong Han, Sang Gyo Seo
BACKGROUND: It is known that successful pancreas transplantation enables patients with diabetes to maintain a normal glucose level without insulin and reduces diabetes-related complications. However, we have little information about the foot-specific morbidity in patients who have undergone successful pancreas transplantation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and predisposing factors for foot complications after successful pancreas transplantation. METHODS: This retrospective study included 218 patients (91 males, 127 females) who had undergone pancreas transplantation for diabetes...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298142/effect-of-complete-syndesmotic-disruption-and-deltoid-injuries-and-different-reduction-methods-on-ankle-joint-contact-mechanics
#2
Jeremy LaMothe, Josh R Baxter, Susannah Gilbert, Conor I Murphy, Sydney C Karnovsky, Mark C Drakos
BACKGROUND: Syndesmotic injuries can be associated with poor patient outcomes and posttraumatic ankle arthritis, particularly in the case of malreduction. However, ankle joint contact mechanics following a syndesmotic injury and reduction remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to characterize the effects of a syndesmotic injury and reduction techniques on ankle joint contact mechanics in a biomechanical model. METHODS: Ten cadaveric whole lower leg specimens with undisturbed proximal tibiofibular joints were prepared and tested in this study...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288520/high-variability-of-observed-weight-bearing-during-standing-foot-and-ankle-radiographs
#3
Christopher P Miller, Mohammad Ghorbanhoseini, Lauren K Ehrlichman, Kempland C Walley, Azadeh Ghaheri, John Y Kwon
BACKGROUND: Weight-bearing radiographs are a critical component of evaluating foot and ankle pathology. An underlying assumption is that patients are placing 50% of their body weight on the affected foot during image acquisition. The accuracy of weight bearing during radiographs is unknown and, presumably, variable, which may result in uncertain ability of the resultant radiographs to appropriately portray the pathology of interest. METHODS: Fifty subjects were tested...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288519/evaluation-of-fibular-fracture-type-vs-location-of-tibial-fixation-of-pilon-fractures
#4
Gennadiy A Busel, J Tracy Watson, Heidi Israel
BACKGROUND: Comminuted fibular fractures can occur with pilon fractures as a result of valgus stress. Transverse fibular fractures can occur with varus deformation. No definitive guide for determining the proper location of tibial fixation exists. The purpose of this study was to identify optimal plate location for fixation of pilon fractures based on the orientation of the fibular fracture. METHODS: One hundred two patients with 103 pilon fractures were identified who were definitively treated at our institution from 2004 to 2013...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196438/patient-factors-associated-with-higher-expectations-from-foot-and-ankle-surgery
#5
Elizabeth A Cody, Carol A Mancuso, Jayme C Burket, Anca Marinescu, Aoife MacMahon, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: Few authors have investigated patients' expectations from foot and ankle surgery. In this study, we aimed to examine relationships between patients' preoperative expectations and their demographic and clinical characteristics. We hypothesized that patients with more disability and those with anxiety or depressive symptoms would have greater expectations. METHODS: All adult patients scheduled for elective foot or ankle surgery by 1 of 6 orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons were screened for inclusion over 8 months...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193121/minimal-clinically-important-differences-for-american-orthopaedic-foot-ankle-society-score-in-hallux-valgus-surgery
#6
Hiok Yang Chan, Jerry Yongqiang Chen, Suraya Zainul-Abidin, Hao Ying, Kevin Koo, Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj
BACKGROUND: The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) score is one of the most common and adapted outcome scales in hallux valgus surgery. However, AOFAS is predominantly physician based and not patient based. Although it may be straightforward to derive statistical significance, it may not equate to the true subjective benefit of the patient's experience. There is a paucity of literature defining MCID for AOFAS in hallux valgus surgery although it could have a great impact on the accuracy of analyzing surgical outcomes...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183212/3d-biometrics-for-hindfoot-alignment-using-weightbearing-ct
#7
François Lintz, Matthew Welck, Alessio Bernasconi, James Thornton BSc, Nicholas P Cullen, Dishan Singh, Andy Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Hindfoot alignment on 2D radiographs can present anatomical and operator-related bias. In this study, software designed for weightbearing computed tomography (WBCT) was used to calculate a new 3D biometric tool: the Foot and Ankle Offset (FAO). We described the distribution of FAO in a series of data sets from clinically normal, varus, and valgus cases, hypothesizing that FAO values would be significantly different in the 3 groups. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 135 data sets (57 normal, 38 varus, 40 valgus) from WBCT (PedCAT; CurveBeam LLC, Warrington, PA) were obtained from a specialized foot and ankle unit...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183211/3d-optical-investigation-of-2-nail-systems-used-in-tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis
#8
Julia Evers, Martin Lakemeier, Dirk Wähnert, Martin Schulze, Martinus Richter, Michael J Raschke, Sabine Ochman
BACKGROUND: Although retrograde intramedullary nails for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (TTCA) are an established fixation method, few studies have evaluated the stability of the available nail systems. The purpose of this study was to compare biomechanically the primary stability of 2 nail-systems, A3 (Small Bone Innovations) and HAN (Synthes), in human cadavers and analyze the exact point of instability in TTCA by means of optical measurement. METHODS: In 6 pairs of lower legs (n = 12) of fresh-frozen human cadavers with osteoporotic bone structure, bone mineral density (BMD) was determined...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182859/radiographic-study-of-pes-planovarus
#9
Janic Aebi, Monika Horisberger, Arno Frigg
BACKGROUND: Depending on the direction of the subtalar joint, a foot deformity generally tends towards pronation (pes planovalgus) or supination (pes cavovarus). However, the combination of hindfoot varus and flat midfoot/forefoot (pes planovarus) is an exception to this rule. Pes planovarus has so far only been referred to in connection with Müller-Weiss disease and congenital disease. We diagnosed pes planovarus in otherwise healthy patients without these diseases. METHODS: Forty patients with 54 symptomatic feet who were treated between August 2012 and July 2016 were included (mean age, 44...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178854/postgraduate-medical-education
#10
J M Rios Ruh, A Santamaría Fumas, J M Sales Pérez, Michael S Pinzur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176539/orthopedics-in-glass-houses
#11
John Y Kwon, Christopher P Miller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142266/inflammatory-microenvironment-persists-after-bone-healing-in-intra-articular-ankle-fractures
#12
Samuel B Adams, Elizabeth M Leimer, Lori A Setton, Richard D Bell, Mark E Easley, Janet L Huebner, Thomas V Stabler, Virginia B Kraus, Steven A Olson, Dana L Nettles
BACKGROUND: Post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) is responsible for the majority of cases of ankle arthritis. While acute and end-stage intra-articular inflammation has previously been described, the state of the joint between fracture healing and end-stage PTOA remains undefined. This study characterized synovial fluid (SF) composition of ankles after bone healing of an intra-articular fracture to identify factors that may contribute to the development of PTOA. METHODS: Of an original 21 patients whose SF was characterized acutely following intra-articular ankle fractures, 7 returned for planned hardware (syndesmotic screw) removal after bone healing (approximately 6 months) and consented to a second bilateral SF collection...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142248/incidence-and-radiographic-predictors-of-valgus-tibiotalar-tilt-after-hindfoot-fusion
#13
Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, Benjamin Weisenthal, John P Ketz, A Samuel Flemister
BACKGROUND: The development of valgus tibiotalar tilt following hindfoot arthrodesis is rarely discussed in the literature. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of valgus tibiotalar tilt and to evaluate if there were any radiographic predictors for the development of valgus tibiotalar tilt. METHODS: Patients who underwent hindfoot fusion between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013 were identified. Charts were reviewed for demographic information and operative details...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103736/publications-rates-for-podium-and-poster-presentations-from-the-american-orthopaedic-foot-ankle-society
#14
Benjamin R Williams, Grace C Kunas, Jonathan T Deland, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: National orthopaedic meetings are used to disseminate current research through podium and poster abstract presentations. Not all of these abstracts go on to full-text journal publication. The purpose of this study was to determine the publication rates of podium and poster presentations from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) annual meetings between 2008 and 2012. METHODS: All accepted podium and poster abstracts from the 2008-2012 AOFAS annual meetings were compiled from the AOFAS office, Physician Resource Center website, and hardcopy meeting programs...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103735/comparison-of-transtibial-amputations-in-diabetic-patients-with-and-without-end-stage-renal-disease
#15
Dane K Wukich, Junho Ahn, Katherine M Raspovic, Frank A Gottschalk, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery
BACKGROUND: The primary purpose of this retrospective study was to report on a consecutive series of 102 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) who underwent transtibial amputation (TTA) for chronic infections and nonreconstructable lower extremity deformities. A secondary aim was to compare the outcomes of TTA patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis (ESRD) to patients without ESRD, and to identify risk factors for mortality after TTA. METHODS: This cohort involved a consecutive series of patients who were treated by a single surgeon...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103707/predictors-of-patient-reported-function-and-pain-outcomes-in-operative-ankle-fractures
#16
Daniel M Dean, Bryant S Ho, Albert Lin, Daniel Fuchs, George Ochenjele, Bradley Merk, Anish R Kadakia
BACKGROUND: Risk factors associated with short-term functional outcomes in patients with operative ankle fractures have been established. However, no previous studies have reported the association between these risk factors and functional outcomes outside of the first postoperative year. We identified predictors of functional and pain outcomes in patients with operative ankle fractures using the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement System (PROMIS) physical function (PF) and pain interference (PI) measures...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095703/outcomes-of-the-distal-metatarsal-dorsiflexion-osteotomy-for-advanced-hallux-rigidus
#17
Byung-Ki Cho, Kyoung-Jin Park, Ji-Kang Park, Nelson F SooHoo
BACKGROUND: Hallux rigidus can be treated using several different methods and the best treatment option depends on the severity of degenerative changes of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. However, the ideal operative option for advanced hallux rigidus remains debatable. This prospective study was performed to evaluate the intermediate-term clinical outcomes of distal metatarsal osteotomy used as a joint-preserving method for the treatment of advanced hallux rigidus. METHODS: Forty-two cases (39 patients) were followed for more than 3 years after distal metatarsal dorsiflexion osteotomy for advanced hallux rigidus of grade III-IV...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092968/effect-of-suture-caliber-and-number-of-core-strands-on-repair-of-acute-achilles-ruptures
#18
Jonathon D Backus, Daniel Cole Marchetti, Erik L Slette, Kimi D Dahl, Travis Lee Turnbull, Thomas O Clanton
BACKGROUND: Controversy exists regarding the ideal Achilles rupture treatment; however, operative treatment is considered for athletes and active patients. The ideal repair construct is evolving, and the effect of suture caliber or number of core strands has not been studied. METHODS: Simulated mid-substance Achilles ruptures were performed in 24 cadavers. Specimens were randomized to three 6-core-strand style repair constructs: (1) 4 No. 2 sutures and two 2-mm tapes (2T); (2) 2 No...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076977/combining-microfractures-autologous-bone-graft-and-autologous-matrix-induced-chondrogenesis-for-the-treatment-of-juvenile-osteochondral-talar-lesions
#19
Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Camilla Maccario, Chiara Ursino, Nicola Serra, Federico Giuseppe Usuelli
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients younger than 20 years, treated with the arthroscopic-talus autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AT-AMIC) technique and autologous bone graft for osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT). METHODS: Eleven patients under 20 years (range 13.3-20.0) underwent the AT-AMIC procedure and autologous bone graft for OLTs. Patients were evaluated preoperatively (T0) and at 6 (T1), 12 (T2), and 24 (T3) months postoperatively, using the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Ankle and Hindfoot (AOFAS) score, the visual analog scale and the SF-12 respectively in its Mental and Physical Component Scores...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068843/outcomes-after-interpositional-arthroplasty-of-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint
#20
Michael C Aynardi, Lara Atwater, Eric J Dein, Talal Zahoor, Lew C Schon, Stuart D Miller
BACKGROUND: For patients with hallux rigidus seeking a motion-sparing procedure, interposition arthroplasty is an alternative to fusion. The purpose of this study was to report patient outcomes after interpositional arthroplasty for hallux rigidus. METHODS: All patients undergoing interpositional arthroplasty at our institution from 2001 to 2014 were identified and a retrospective chart review was performed. Follow-up was conducted through a telephone survey to obtain survivorship, satisfaction, and functional scores...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
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