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#1
Michael S Pinzur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639869/economic-burden-of-inpatient-admission-of-ankle-fractures
#2
Justin D Stull, Suneel B Bhat, Justin M Kane, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures are among the most prevalent traumatic orthopaedic injuries. A large proportion of patients sustaining operative ankle fractures are admitted directly from the emergency department prior to operative management. In the authors' experience, however, many closed ankle injuries may be safely and effectively managed on an outpatient basis. The aim of this study was to characterize the economic impact of routine inpatient admission of ankle fractures. METHODS: A retrospective review of all outpatient ankle fracture surgery performed by a single foot and ankle fellowship-trained surgeon at a tertiary level academic center in 2012 was conducted to identify any patients requiring postoperative inpatient admission...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627315/bioabsorbable-fixation-screw-for-proximal-interphalangeal-arthrodesis-of-lesser-toe-deformities
#3
Jascha Armin Wendelstein, Peter Goger, Peter Bock, Reinhard Schuh, Priv Doz, Hans-Jörg Trnka
BACKGROUND: Although standard fixation of proximal interphalangeal (PIP) arthrodesis by K-wire is relatively inexpensive and well established, it does have some drawbacks, making newer fixation devices interesting. The aim of this study was to clinically and radiologically assess the operative correction of the lesser toe deformation in the form of a PIP arthrodesis using a bioabsorbable 2.7-mm fixation screw. METHODS: From January 2011 until October 2013, 34 patients underwent a PIP arthrodesis using the TRIM-IT (Arthrex) 2...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617095/association-of-ankle-arthritis-score-with-need-for-revision-surgery
#4
Stephen Croft, Kevin J Wing, Timothy R Daniels, Mark Glazebrook, Peter Dryden, Alastair Younger, Murray J Penner, Jason M Sutherland
BACKGROUND: The Ankle Arthritis Score (AAS) is a new patient-reported outcome derived from the Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale (AOS). This study analyzed longitudinally collected data from a cohort of patients in the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (COFAS) Ankle Arthritis Study in order to evaluate whether the postoperative AAS is associated with need for revision surgery. METHODS: A multicenter, prospective, ankle-reconstruction study enrolled 653 ankles undergoing total ankle replacement (TAR) or ankle arthrodesis (AA)...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617064/corticosteroid-injection-for-the-treatment-of-morton-s-neuroma-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#5
Xavier Lizano-Díez, Alberto Ginés-Cespedosa, Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Daniel Pérez-Prieto, Gemma González-Lucena, Carlo Gamba, Santiago de Zabala, Alberto Solano-López, Pau Rigol-Ramón
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of corticosteroid injection for the treatment of Morton's neuroma is unclear. In addition, most of the studies related to it are case-control or retrospective case series. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness between corticosteroid injection associated with local anesthetic and local anesthetic alone (placebo control group) for the treatment of Morton's neuroma. METHODS: Forty-one patients with a diagnosis of Morton's neuroma were randomized to receive 3 injections of either a corticosteroid plus a local anesthetic or a local anesthetic alone...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617051/radiographic-detection-of-marginal-impaction-in-supination-adduction-ankle-fractures
#6
Ram K Alluri, J Ryan Hill, Steven Donohoe, Mark Fleming, Eric Tan, Geoffrey Marecek
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe the incidence of plafond impaction in supination-adduction type II (SAD-II) ankle fractures and assess the accuracy of plain radiographs in detecting plafond impaction and predicting planned operative management compared to computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Patients with SAD-II ankle fractures were retrospectively identified. All SAD-II plain radiographs were reviewed (120 fractures) and compared to CT images (55 fractures)...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608725/driving-after-hallux-valgus-surgery
#7
Elizabeth McDonald, Rachel Shakked, Joseph Daniel, David I Pedowitz, Brian S Winters, Christopher Reb, Mary-Katherine Lynch, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to determine when patients can safely return to driving after first metatarsal osteotomy for hallux valgus correction. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, 60 patients undergoing right first metatarsal osteotomy for hallux valgus correction surgery were recruited prospectively. Patients' brake reaction time (BRT) was tested at 6 weeks and repeated until patients achieved a passing BRT. A control group of twenty healthy patients was used to establish as passing BRT...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602138/validation-of-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-computerized-adaptive-tests-against-the-foot-and-ankle-outcome-score-for-6-common-foot-and-ankle-pathologies
#8
Jayme C B Koltsov, Stephen T Greenfield, Dylan Soukup, Huong T Do, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: The field of foot and ankle surgery lacks a widely accepted gold-standard patient-reported outcome instrument. With the changing infrastructure of the medical profession, more efficient patient-reported outcome tools are needed to reduce respondent burden and increase participation while providing consistent and reliable measurement across multiple pathologies and disciplines. The primary purpose of the present study was to validate 3 Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System computer adaptive tests (CATs) most relevant to the foot and ankle discipline against the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS) and the Short Form 12 general health status survey in patients with 6 common foot and ankle pathologies...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602113/primary-arthrodesis-versus-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-low-energy-lisfranc-injuries-in-a-young-athletic-population
#9
Grant Cochran, Christopher Renninger, Trevor Tompane, Joseph Bellamy, Kevin Kuhn
BACKGROUND: There are 2 Level I studies comparing open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and primary arthrodesis (PA) in high-energy Lisfranc injuries. There are no studies comparing ORIF and PA in young athletic patients with low-energy injuries. METHODS: All operatively managed low-energy Lisfranc injuries sustained by active duty military personnel at a single institution were identified from 2010 to 2015. The injury pattern, method of treatment, and complications were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587485/management-of-nonunited-talar-fractures-with-avascular-necrosis-by-resection-of-necrotic-bone-bone-grafting-and-fusion-with-an-intramedullary-nail
#10
Mohamed Mokhtar Abd-Ella, Ahmed Galhoum, Amr Farouk Abdelrahman, Markus Walther
BACKGROUND: The presence of nonunion of a talar fracture with displacement, together with complete avascular necrosis, is a challenging entity to treat. METHODS: Twelve patients, 8 men (66.7%) and 4 women (33.3%), with nonunited talar fractures and extensive avascular necrosis of the talus were included. The average age was 27.7 years (range, 19-38 years). After exclusion of infection, the patients underwent resection of necrotic bone, bulk autograft, and fusion using an intramedullary nail...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587475/management-of-severe-equinovalgus-in-patients-with-cerebral-palsy-by-naviculectomy-in-combination-with-midfoot-arthrodesis
#11
Chakravarthy U Dussa, Leonhard Döderlein, Raimund Forst, H Böhm, Albert Fujak
BACKGROUND: Equinovalgus deformity is the second most common deformity in cerebral palsy and may be flexible or rigid. Several operative methods from joint sparing to arthrodesis have been described with varying success rates. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of naviculectomy in combination with midfoot arthrodesis (talo-cuneiform and calcaneocuboid arthrodesis) in the correction of a rigid equinovalgus foot deformity in cerebral palsy. METHODS: Forty-eight rigid equinovalgus feet were operated upon in 30 patients from 2008 to 2013...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583023/safety-of-outpatient-total-ankle-arthroplasty-vs-traditional-inpatient-admission-or-overnight-observation
#12
Ryan P Mulligan, Selene G Parekh
BACKGROUND: Total joint surgeons have successfully performed hip, knee, and shoulder arthroplasty procedures in the outpatient setting without compromising safety, satisfaction, or results. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outpatient total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) as compared with overnight or extended inpatient stay, with regard to 90-day medical and operative complications, reoperations, readmissions or emergency room visits, and pain control. METHODS: The medical records of patients who underwent TAA with 1 fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587575/comparison-of-multisegmental-foot-and-ankle-motion-between-total-ankle-replacement-and-ankle-arthrodesis-in-adults
#13
Sang Gyo Seo, Eo Jin Kim, Doo Jae Lee, Kee Jeong Bae, Kyoung Min Lee, Dong Yeon Lee
BACKGROUND: Total ankle replacement (TAR) and ankle arthrodesis (AA) are usually performed for severe ankle arthritis. We compared postoperative foot segmental motion during gait in patients treated with TAR and AA. METHODS: Gait analysis was performed in 17 and 7 patients undergoing TAR and AA, respectively. Subjects were evaluated using a 3-dimensional multisegmental foot model with 15 markers. Temporal gait parameters were calculated. The maximum and minimum values and the differences in hallux, forefoot, hindfoot, and arch in 3 planes (sagittal, coronal, transverse) were compared between the 2 groups...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553729/chronic-achilles-tendon-ruptures
#14
Matthew J Kraeutler, Justin M Purcell, Kenneth J Hunt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549406/supramalleolar-osteotomy-for-tibial-component-malposition-in-total-ankle-replacement
#15
Manja Deforth, Nicola Krähenbühl, Lukas Zwicky, Markus Knupp, Beat Hintermann
BACKGROUND: Persistent pain despite a total ankle replacement is not uncommon. A main source of pain may be an insufficiently balanced ankle. An alternative to the revision of the existing arthroplasty is the use of a corrective osteotomy of the distal tibia, above the stable implant. This strictly extraarticular procedure preserves the integrity of the replaced joint. The aim of this study was to review a series of patients in whom a corrective supramalleolar osteotomy was performed to realign a varus misaligned tibial component in total ankle replacement...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548586/arthroscopic-treatment-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-with-allograft-cartilage-matrix
#16
Jamal Ahmad, Mitchell Maltenfort
BACKGROUND: This prospective study evaluated the intermediate-term outcomes of operatively treating primary osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) of 1.5 cm(2) or smaller with arthroscopic excision, microfracture, and allograft cartilage extracellular matrix (ECM). METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 30 consecutive patients received allograft cartilage ECM at their microfractured OLT of 1.5 cm(2) or smaller after failing nonoperative treatment. Preoperative and postoperative function and pain were graded using the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) and a visual analog scale (VAS), respectively...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539054/anatomic-structures-at-risk-when-utilizing-an-intramedullary-nail-for-distal-fibular-fractures-a-cadaveric-study
#17
David A Goss, Christopher W Reb, Terrence M Philbin
BACKGROUND: Retrograde intramedullary fibular nail fixation is being utilized with increasing frequency, particularly in patients at higher risk of wound complications. The purpose of this anatomic study was to assess the relative risk to nearby anatomic structures when implanting a contemporary retrograde locked intramedullary fibular nail. METHODS: Ten human cadaveric lower extremities were instrumented with a fibular nail. The cadavers were dissected. The shortest distance, in millimeters (mm), between the site of procedural steps and nearby named structures of interest (ie, sural nerve, superficial peroneal nerve, and the peroneal tendons) was measured and recorded...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535724/long-term-results-of-scandinavian-total-ankle-replacement
#18
Helka Koivu, Ia Kohonen, Kimmo Mattila, Eliisa Loyttyniemi, Hannu Tiusanen
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term results of the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) implant in a single center. METHODS: Between 1997 and 2002, 34 consecutive ankles were replaced with the STAR ankle prosthesis and reviewed in 2016. Patients were followed both radiologically and clinically; clinical outcomes were measured with the Kofoed ankle score and subjective measurements. The median follow-up period was 159 months (13...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535692/effects-of-body-mass-index-on-mechanical-properties-of-the-plantar-fascia-and-heel-pad-in-asymptomatic-participants
#19
Serkan Taş, Nilgün Bek, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Feza Korkusuz
BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal foot disorders have a high incidence among overweight and obese individuals. One of the important factors causing this high incidence may be plantar fascia and heel pad (HP)-related mechanical changes occurring in these individuals. The aim of the present study was to investigate the plantar fascia and HP stiffness and thickness parameters in overweight and obese individuals and compare these values with those of normal-weight individuals. METHODS: This study was carried out in 87 (52 female, 35 male) healthy sedentary individuals between the ages of 19 and 58 years (34 ± 11 years)...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535691/measuring-joint-flexibility-in-hallux-rigidus-using-a-novel-flexibility-jig
#20
Elizabeth A Cody, Andrew P Kraszewski, Anca Marinescu, Grace C Kunas, Sriniwasan B Mani, Smita Rao, Howard H Hillstrom, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: The flexibility of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint in patients with hallux rigidus (HR) has not been studied. Compared to measuring range of motion alone, measures of joint flexibility provide additional information that may prove useful in the assessment of HR. The purpose of this study was to assess the flexibility of the hallux MTP joint in patients with HR compared to controls using a novel flexibility device. METHODS: Fifteen patients with Coughlin stage II or III HR and 20 healthy controls were recruited prospectively...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
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