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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934874/radiographic-shape-of-foot-with-second-metatarsophalangeal-joint-dislocation-associated-with-hallux-valgus
#1
Tetsuro Kokubo, Takeshi Hashimoto, Yasunori Suda, Akeo Waseda, Hiroko Ikezawa
BACKGROUND: Second metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint dislocation is associated with hallux valgus, and the treatment of complete dislocation can be difficult. The purpose of this study was to radiographically clarify the characteristic foot shape in the presence of second MTP joint dislocation. METHODS: Weight-bearing foot radiographs of the 268 patients (358 feet) with hallux valgus were examined. They were divided into 2 groups: those with second MTP joint dislocation (study group = 179 feet) and those without dislocation (control group = 179 feet)...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931325/outcomes-of-talus-fractures-associated-with-high-energy-combat-trauma
#2
Travis Junge, Jaime Bellamy, Thomas Dowd, Patrick Osborn
BACKGROUND: Talus fractures are infrequent injuries that are often associated with poor clinical outcomes. Literature reviewing talus fractures is limited to a civilian population, with few studies characterizing these injuries sustained in active duty personnel. The aim of this study was to characterize talus fractures sustained in combat trauma by reporting their surgical outcomes. METHODS: The Department of Defense Trauma Registry (DoDTR) was queried to identify US service members who sustained talus fractures in battle conditions between 2001 and 2014...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918661/comparable-postoperative-pain-levels-using-2-different-nerve-blocks-in-the-operative-treatment-of-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
#3
Siem A Dingemans, Kristian J de Ruiter, Merel F N Birnie, J Carel Goslings, Gan van Samkar, Tim Schepers
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative pain levels in patients undergoing osteosynthesis of the calcaneus with either a popliteal nerve block or an ankle block. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients undergoing operative fixation of a calcaneal fracture via a sinus tarsi approach between August 2012 and April 2017 in a single foot/ankle specialized center was performed. Single-shot popliteal blocks were placed using ultrasound guidance by an anesthesiologist while ankle blocks were placed by a foot/ankle specialized surgeon...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901782/a-radiographic-dye-method-for-intraoperative-evaluation-of-syndesmotic-injuries
#4
Murad Pepe, Onur Kocadal, Zafer Gunes, Emre Calisal, Kubilay Ceritoglu, Cem Nuri Aktekin
BACKGROUND: The Chertsey test has been recently defined as an intraoperative test for the detection of the syndesmotic injuries by the application of intra-articular contrast. However, no study has investigated the reliability and comparative analysis of the Chertsey test. The purpose of this study was to explore the diagnostic accuracy of the Chertsey test in predicting syndesmosis instability of the injured ankle, with correlation to preoperative computed tomography (CT) findings. METHODS: A total of 39 patients who were operated on due to the unilateral ankle fracture and had no complaint on the contralateral ankle joint were included in the study...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891713/effect-of-preoperative-deformity-on-arthroscopic-and-open-ankle-fusion-outcomes
#5
Timo Schmid, Fabian Krause, Murray J Penner, Andrea Veljkovic, Alastair S E Younger, Kevin Wing
INTRODUCTION: Coronal deformity is considered a relative contraindication for arthroscopic ankle fusion. This study assessed whether preoperative coronal ankle joint deformity influenced the outcome of arthroscopic ankle fusion. METHODS: Ninety-seven patients had 62 arthroscopic and 35 open ankle fusions between 2005 and 2012. Clinical outcomes were prospectively recorded with use of the Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale (AOS) and Ankle Arthritis Scale (AAS) preoperatively and at 6, 12, and 24 months and final follow-up...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891711/time-dependent-effects-on-synovial-fluid-composition-during-the-acute-phase-of-human-intra-articular-ankle-fracture
#6
Samuel B Adams, Rachel M Reilly, Janet L Huebner, Virginia B Kraus, Dana L Nettles
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to examine the effect of time and fracture severity on the undiluted synovial fluid (SF) microenvironment during the acute phase following intra-articular fracture (IAF) of the human ankle. METHODS: Ankle SF from 54 patients with an acute IAF was analyzed for concentrations of 10 cytokines, 5 matrix metalloproteinases, 2 products of cartilage catabolism, and combined products of heme metabolism. All analytes were correlated with time from fracture and further analyzed for an effect of 3 time subgroups (0-2 days, 3-9 days, and ≥10 days) corresponding to timepoints for clinical ankle fracture interventions...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891323/functional-outcome-of-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-with-and-without-operative-treatment-using-identical-functional-bracing-protocol
#7
Che Siu Lim, David Lees, David P Gwynne-Jones
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional results of operative and nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture using an identical rehabilitation program of functional bracing. METHODS: Over a 10-year period, 200 patients (99 operative, 101 nonoperative) aged between 18 and 65 years were treated at our institution's physiotherapy department after acute Achilles tendon rupture. There were 132 patients (62 operative, 70 nonoperative) available for a minimum 2-year follow-up (average 6...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891314/correlation-between-recovery-of-triceps-surae-muscle-strength-and-level-of-activity-after-open-repair-of-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture
#8
Seikai Toyooka, Hideki Takeda, Kohei Nakajima, Atsushi Masujima, Wataru Miyamoto, Gherardo Pagliazzi, Takumi Nakagawa, Hirotaka Kawano
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine whether physical findings reflecting triceps surae strength recovery could predict return to activities such as jogging and sports and whether patients' age and sex would influence recovery of triceps surae strength postoperatively. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2013, 96 consecutive cases of postoperative acute Achilles tendon rupture were reviewed. The postoperative triceps surae strength recovery rate was investigated in all patients by using half body weight 1-time heel rise, full body weight (FBW) 1-time heel rise, FBW 20-time heel rise, jogging, and full return to sports activities...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891313/mid-sole-release-of-the-plantar-fascia-combined-with-percutaneous-drilling-of-the-calcaneus-for-treatment-of-resistant-heel-pain
#9
Ahmed Shawkat Rizk, Wael A Kandel, Eslam Abd Elshafi Tabl, Mahmoud I Kandil
BACKGROUND: Heel pain with or without calcaneal spur is a challenging problem. Once conservative measures have failed, surgery may be indicated; there has been debate about the best surgical procedure. Two standard operative procedures have been either releasing the plantar fascia or removing the spur with drilling of the calcaneus. In this study, we evaluated the results of percutaneous drilling of the calcaneus combined with mid-sole release of the plantar fascia for treatment of resistant heel pain...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891302/gastrocnemius-contracture-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#10
James R Jastifer, Adam Green
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease affecting multiple joints of the body. More than 90% of patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis develop foot or ankle pain over the course of their disease. The purpose of the current study was to report ankle dorsiflexion in rheumatoid arthritis patients as well as a control group utilizing a validated measurement instrument. METHODS: Using a previously validated device, 70 patients presenting with rheumatoid arthritis and 70 controls were measured for ankle range motion and isolated gastrocnemius contractures...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884593/effect-of-sequential-sectioning-of-ligaments-on-syndesmotic-instability-in-the-coronal-plane-evaluated-arthroscopically
#11
Jafet Massri-Pugin, Bart Lubberts, Bryan G Vopat, Daniel Guss, Ali Hosseini, Christopher W DiGiovanni
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic evaluation of the syndesmosis allows direct visualization of syndesmotic instability. The purpose of this study was to determine the minimum degree of ligamentous injury necessary to destabilize the syndesmosis in the coronal plane when assessed arthroscopically and pinpoint where such instability should be measured within the incisura. METHODS: Fourteen cadaveric specimens were divided into 2 groups and arthroscopically assessed first with the syndesmosis intact and then following serial differential ligamentous transection...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868922/second-look-arthroscopic-evaluation-and-clinical-outcome-after-supramalleolar-osteotomy-for-medial-compartment-ankle-osteoarthritis
#12
Hong-Geun Jung, Dong-Oh Lee, Sang-Hun Lee, Joon-Sang Eom
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of medial compartment ankle osteoarthritis after supramalleolar osteotomy (SMO) without the bone marrow stimulation procedure and confirm cartilage recovery by second-look arthroscopy. METHODS: Twenty-two ankles that were followed for more than 1 year after SMO were retrospectively reviewed. Visual analog scale pain scores and American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society ankle-hindfoot scores were used for functional evaluations...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863729/rate-of-neurologic-injury-following-lateralizing-calcaneal-osteotomy-performed-through-a-medial-approach
#13
David Jaffe, David Vier, Justin Kane, Michal Kozanek, Christian Royer
BACKGROUND: Calcaneal osteotomies are commonly used to correct varus hindfoot alignment in patients with symptomatic cavovarus deformity. Translational, closing wedge, and Malerba-type osteotomies have been implicated in the development of tarsal tunnel syndrome and neurologic injury to branches of the tibial nerve. The authors hypothesized that there would be minimal clinically important injury to the tibial nerve by performing a translational calcaneal osteotomy from a medial approach...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863723/flexor-digitorum-longus-fdl-or-flexor-hallucis-longus-fhl-harvesting-technical-tip-and-case-studies
#14
Bruce Lehnert, Meir Nyska, Wing Ip, Em Huynh, Ezequiel Palmanovich
BACKGROUND: Harvesting of the flexor digitorum longus (FDL) or the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) is a procedure used when tendon transfer is needed. It is commonly used in tibialis posterior reconstruction and Achilles tendon reconstruction. Harvesting of these tendons is sometimes difficult and time-consuming. It is important to obtain sufficient length to make a loop around the navicular bone or anchor it in the calcaneus. We describe a technique in which a loop is passed from proximal identification of the FDL or FHL through the tendon sheath, harvesting it from a minimal plantar approach...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836449/adjacent-joint-kinematics-after-ankle-arthrodesis-during-cadaveric-gait-simulation
#15
Daniel R Sturnick, Constantine A Demetracopoulos, Scott J Ellis, Robin M Queen, Jayme C B Kolstov, Jonathan T Deland, Josh R Baxter
BACKGROUND: Arthrodesis is an effective and reliable treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis; however, many patients develop ipsilateral adjacent joint arthritis following surgery. The mechanism that drives adjacent joint arthritis remains uncertain. Cadaveric simulation permits direct investigation of the effects of both arthrodesis and movement strategy on adjacent joints during simulated walking. The objective of this study was to identify the isolated effect of ankle arthrodesis on adjacent joint kinematics during simulated walking...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836446/modified-brostr%C3%A3-m-procedure-using-distal-fibular-periosteal-flap-augmentation-vs-anatomic-reconstruction-using-a-free-tendon-allograft-in-patients-who-are-not-candidates-for-standard-repair
#16
Hong Joon Choi, Dae Wook Kim, Jea Seok Park
BACKGROUND: The modified Broström procedure (MBP) is widely accepted as the primary operative treatment for chronic lateral ankle instability (CLAI). However, the MBP does not produce good clinical results in all patients, and anatomic reconstruction using a free tendon graft may be considered in those patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the MBP using distal fibular periosteal flap augmentation for CLAI in patients who were not candidates for standard repair...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820949/association-between-patient-factors-and-outcome-of-synthetic-cartilage-implant-hemiarthroplasty-vs-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-arthrodesis-in-advanced-hallux-rigidus
#17
Andy Goldberg, Dishan Singh, Mark Glazebrook, Chris M Blundell, Gwyneth De Vries, Ian L D Le, Dominic Nielsen, M Elizabeth Pedersen, Anthony Sakellariou, Matthew Solan, Alastair S E Younger, Timothy R Daniels, Judith F Baumhauer
BACKGROUND: We evaluated data from a clinical trial of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ1) implant hemiarthroplasty and arthrodesis to determine the association between patient factors and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Patients ≥18 years with hallux rigidus grade 2, 3, or 4 were treated with synthetic cartilage implant MTPJ1 hemiarthroplasty or arthrodesis. Pain visual analog scale (VAS), Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) sports and activities of daily living (ADL) scores, and Short Form-36 Physical Function (SF-36 PF) subscore were obtained preoperatively, and at 2, 6, 12, 24, 52, and 104 weeks postoperatively...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814108/association-of-anxiety-and-depression-with-pain-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-chronic-foot-and-ankle-diseases
#18
Ryosuke Nakagawa, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Seiji Kimura, Aya Sadamasu, Yohei Yamamoto, Yasunori Sato, Ryuichiro Akagi, Takahisa Sasho, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: The purposes of this study were to clarify the incidence of anxiety and depression among patients with chronic foot and ankle diseases and to examine the independent association of anxiety and depression with pain and quality of life. METHODS: Patients who visited the foot and ankle clinic from April 2015 to November 2016 were recruited. Anxiety and depression in patients were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Pain and quality of life were evaluated using the visual analog scale (VAS) and Self-Administered Foot Evaluation Questionnaire (SAFE-Q), respectively...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814096/ankle-block-vs-single-shot-popliteal-fossa-block-as-primary-anesthesia-for-forefoot-operative-procedures-prospective-randomized-comparison
#19
Oliver N Schipper, Kenneth J Hunt, Robert B Anderson, W Hodges Davis, Carroll P Jones, Bruce E Cohen
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain is often difficult to control with oral medications, requiring large doses of opioid analgesia. Regional anesthesia may be used for primary anesthesia, reducing the need for general anesthetic and postoperative pain medication requirements in the immediate postoperative period. The purpose of this study was to compare the analgesic effects of an ankle block (AB) to a single-shot popliteal fossa block (PFB) for patients undergoing orthopedic forefoot procedures...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810805/hindfoot-arthritis-progression-and-arthrodesis-risk-after-total-ankle-replacement
#20
Travis J Dekker, David Walton, Emily N Vinson, Kamran S Hamid, Andrew E Federer, Mark E Easley, James K DeOrio, James A Nunley, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the radiographic progression of subtalar and talonavicular degenerative joint disease in a series of patients who had undergone TAA (total ankle arthroplasty) with minimum follow-up of 5 years. METHODS: TAA patient radiographs from a single institution were analyzed for peritalar arthritic changes by extrapolating the modified Kellgren Lawrence (KL) grades of the knee to the subtalar and talonavicular joints. Patients were included if they had a minimum of 5 years of follow-up...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
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