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Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159053/technique-tip-simultaneous-first-metatarsal-lengthening-and-metatarsophalangeal-joint-fusion-for-failed-hallux-valgus-surgery-with-transfer-metatarsalgia
#1
Ashwin Chowdhary, Lisca Drittenbass, Richard Stern, Mathieu Assal
BACKGROUND: Failed hallux valgus surgery may result in residual or recurrent hallux valgus, and as well transfer metatarsalgia. The present technical tip concerns the combination of fusion of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint and lengthening of the first metatarsal (MT) through a scarf osteotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six patients underwent the presented technique, all for the indication of failed hallux valgus surgery with shortening of the first MT and degenerative changes in the 1st MTP joint...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159052/complex-ankle-arthrodesis-with-step-cut-osteotomy-in-charcot-arthropathy-with-bone-loss
#2
Sean Booth, Moez Ballal, Anand Pillai
We report a case of a complex limb salvage ankle arthrodesis in a patient with Charcot arthropathy. A step-cut osteotomy was performed in order to tackle the issues of anterior tibial bone loss; worsening leg length discrepancy; soft tissue contraction; joint instability and high risk of non-union. The construct formed by the step-cut allowed for the preservation of good bone stock; avoidance of further limb shortening; increased torsional stability and increased surface area for bony union. This resulted in a patient with a stable, plantigrade foot appropriate for footwear...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159051/an-uncommon-case-of-irreducible-ankle-fracture-dislocation-the-bosworth-like-tibio-fibular-fracture
#3
Michele Cappuccio, Danilo Leonetti, Berardo Di Matteo, Domenico Tigani
An irreducible ankle-fracture dislocation characterized by the dislocation of the proximal fragment of the fibula posteriorly to the tibial tubercle is defined as "Bosworth injury". In the present report it is described, for the first time in literature, a complex case where the Bosworth injury was associated to a tibial plafond fracture: the proximal fibular fragment was entrapped between the tibial pilon and the fractured posterior tibial tubercle, which acted as a clamp, thus avoiding ankle reduction. Due to the presence of the tibial fracture, it was not possible to observe the typical radiological signs of Bosworth injury and therefore two unsuccessful reductions were attempted before performing a CT scan that revealed the complexity of the case, that required an immediate ORIF procedure to prevent the onset of complications...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159050/subtalar-arthroscopic-arthrodesis-technique-and-outcomes
#4
Jesús Vilá-Rico, María Angeles Mellado-Romero, Beatriz Bravo-Giménez, Verónica Jiménez-Díaz, Cristina Ojeda-Thies
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to describe the surgical technique and our results with arthroscopic posterior subtalar arthrodesis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective case series of 65 patients (38 men and 27 women) averaging 50 years of age (range 21-72 years) undergoing posterior arthroscopic subtalar arthrodesis using one or two percutaneous 6.5-7.3mm screws between May 2004 and February 2011, with a mean follow-up of 57.5 months (range 24-105 months). RESULTS: We achieved a 95...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159049/response-to-the-editor-on-does-the-use-of-high-heeled-shoes-lead-to-fore-foot-pathology-a-controlled-cohort-study-comprising-197-women
#5
LETTER
Grethe Elisabeth Borchgrevink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159048/letter-to-the-editor-on-does-the-use-of-high-heeled-shoes-lead-to-fore-foot-pathology-a-controlled-cohort-study-comprising-197-women
#6
LETTER
Wahid Rezaie, Ian Winson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159047/localized-pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-of-the-ankle-expect-the-unexpected
#7
Ozren Kubat, Ivan Bojanić, Tomislav Smoljanović
BACKGROUND: We present the technique, results and discuss arthroscopic treatment of the localized form of pigmented villonodular synovitis (LPVNS) of the ankle. METHODS: Medical records of five patients diagnosed and treated for ankle LPVNS with a minimum five-year followup were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were treated arthroscopically, altered synovial tissue was resected and a sample of tissue was sent for pathohistological examination for the definitive diagnosis...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159046/modified-double-plantar-plate-tenodesis
#8
T H Lui, L L LiYeung
BACKGROUND: Metatarsophalangeal joint instability of the lesser toe can cause acquired toe deformity. Plantar plate deficiency is the major pathology. Plantar plate repair can stabilize the joint but may result in iatrogenic transverse plane toe deformity in correction of claw toe deformity. Limited toe extension can be resulted after correction of crossover toe deformity by plantar plate tenodesis and extensor digitorum brevis transfer. A modification of the technique is proposed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical outcomes of 10 patients with the modified procedure performed were assessed...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159045/use-of-locking-barbed-sutures-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery-a-case-series
#9
Ziyaad Mayet, Hooman Eshraghi, Paulo N F Ferrao, Nikiforos P Saragas
BACKGROUND: Barbed sutures represent a novel technique for wound closure. By distributing tension forces across the length of a wound, it results in better wound healing. A recent article from Chowdhry et al. cautioned against the use of barbed sutures in foot and ankle surgery. Our experience with the Quill(®) (Angiotech, Vancouver, BC) barbed suture, showed a more positive outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 123 surgical wounds were prospectively followed up after closure with a bidirectional barbed suture...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159044/a-simplified-validated-protocol-for-measuring-fibular-reduction-on-ankle-ct
#10
Christopher Patrick Prior, James Christopher Widnall, Amer Kemall Rehman, David Marc Weller, Edward Vaughan Wood
BACKGROUND: Inadequate ankle syndesmotic reduction is a common and important cause of poor outcome after surgery. It is not clear what magnitude or planes of displacement impact most. Many computerised tomography (CT) measurement techniques rely on landmarks that are difficult to reproduce, and none measure all types of mal-positioning in a single protocol. The purpose of this study was to design and validate a protocol for measuring the distal tibio-fibular relationship. METHODS: We devised a method for measuring fibular diastasis, antero-posterior translation (APT) and fibular length on CT images...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159043/role-of-prophylactic-antibiotics-in-lesser-toe-fusion-surgery-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial
#11
J Mangwani, A Gulati, R Benson, M Cichero, D M Williamson
BACKGROUND: This prospective randomised controlled trial was performed to determine whether the incidence of local infection is reduced in patients who are administered prophylactic antibiotics for lesser toe fusion surgery. METHODS: 100 adult patients undergoing toe fusion surgery that required K-wires to be left in situ for 4-6 weeks were randomly allocated into those who received prophylactic antibiotics (Group 1, n=48) and those who did not (Group 2, n=52). Patients were followed up regularly and during each visit K-wire insertion sites were assessed for signs of pin tract infection...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159042/influence-of-lower-limb-rotation-on-hindfoot-alignment-using-a-conventional-two-dimensional-radiographic-technique
#12
L Baverel, J Brilhault, G Odri, M Boissard, François Lintz
BACKGROUND: Rotation is one of the variables explaining lack of reproducibility in assessing hindfoot alignment. The hypothesis for this study was that a mathematical model predicts how this modifies radiographic hindfoot alignment measurements. METHODS: A cadaveric lower limb, disjointed at knee level, was used. Sagittal and coronal planes were fixed using a custom clamp. Standard AP views were shot every five degrees and measured hindfoot alignments were compared to theoretical values obtained from a mathematical simulation...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159041/suture-fixation-of-an-akin-osteotomy-a-cost-effective-and-clinically-reliable-technique
#13
T Sinnett, Y Fang, E Nattfogel, A O'Gorman, C Charalambides
BACKGROUND: The Akin osteotomy is commonly performed as an adjunct to osteotomies of the first metatarsal for the correction of hallux valgus such as the scarf or chevron osteotomies. The Akin osteotomy is indicated for the correction of a hallux valgus interphalangeus and can be used supplementary in any first metatarsal osteotomy for a hallux valgus. Various techniques have been described for fixation of the osteotomy. Most commonly the osteotomy is held and fixed with metalwork consisting of either a staple [2,3], a screw [4,5] or wiring [6,7]...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159040/recombinant-human-platelet-derived-growth-factor-bb-versus-autologous-bone-graft-in-foot-and-ankle-fusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Han Sun, Pei-Pei Lu, Ping-Hui Zhou, Si-Wei Sun, Hong-Tao Zhang, Yi-Jie Liu, Xu Yang, Xiao-Feng Shen, Hui-Lin Yang
Today, autogenous bone graft (ABG) is still considered as the gold standard for joint fusion. Recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-BB (rhPDGF-BB) which is of chemotactic and mitogenic to mesenchymal stem cells and possesses outstanding osteogenetic potentials has been used for ankle and foot fusion in recent years. The goal of this article is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of rhPDGF-BB versus ABG in foot and ankle fusion. The PubMed MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library were systematic searched...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159039/a-radiographic-analysis-of-the-contribution-of-hallux-valgus-interphalangeus-to-the-total-valgus-deformity-of-the-hallux
#15
Andrew Strydom, Nikiforos Pandelis Saragas, Paulo Norberto Faria Ferrao
BACKGROUND: The hallux valgus interphalangeus (HVI) deformity is described as rare, but improved outcomes in hallux valgus (HV) surgery is associated with its surgical correction via an Akin osteotomy. The hypothesis of this study is that HVI is common and makes a significant contribution to the total valgus deformity of the hallux (TVDH). METHODS: 285 pre-operative foot radiographs (193 with HV, 92 non-HV), utilising standardised radiographic and measurement techniques, were analysed retrospectively...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159038/clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-after-distal-oblique-osteotomy-for-the-treatment-of-stage-ii-hallux-rigidus-mid-term-results
#16
Antonio Viladot Voegeli, Lorenzo Marcellini, Luca Sodano, Ramon Viladot Perice
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the mid-term outcomes of the distal oblique osteotomy in the correction of stage II hallux rigidus. METHODS: We evaluated 31 patients (32ft.) treated from March 2009 to April 2013 for hallux rigidus. The subjective evaluation was based on AOFAS score and self-evaluation of patient satisfaction. Radiographic analysis included: HVA, IMA, first metatarsophalangeal joint space, declination and shortening of first metatarsal...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159037/percutaneous-screw-fixation-of-unstable-ankle-fractures-in-patients-with-poor-soft-tissues-and-significant-co-morbidities
#17
Matthew Smith, Gareth Medlock, Alan J Johnstone
INTRODUCTION: We describe a minimally invasive technique to stabilise unstable ankle fractures by inserting a 100mm screw up the fibula medullary canal along with percutaneous screw fixation of the medial malleolus if required. This technique is utilised in patients with poor soft tissues and significant co-morbidities where the fracture cannot be adequately controlled by a cast alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 23 patients the average age being 70 years (29-89) and 74% had significant co-morbidities...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159036/current-concepts-review-arthroscopic-treatment-of-anterior-ankle-impingement
#18
REVIEW
Keir A Ross, Christopher D Murawski, Niall A Smyth, Ruben Zwiers, Johannes I Wiegerinck, Christiaan J A van Bergen, Cornelis Niek van Dijk, John G Kennedy
Anterior ankle impingement is a common cause of chronic ankle pain, particularly in athletic populations. Morris and McMurray provided the earliest descriptions of anterior impingement, coining the condition as "athlete's ankle" or "footballer's ankle". The pathology has since been a topic of considerable investigation and has been re-termed "anterior ankle impingement syndrome". Treatment with open surgery has provided good results historically, but at the price of significant complications. Advancements in ankle arthroscopy have decreased the risk of complication drastically and evidence in the literature indicates that anterior arthroscopy is an effective approach to treating osseous and soft tissue impingement...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810034/primary-synovial-chondromatosis-of-the-talonavicular-joint-a-case-report
#19
Jun-Beom Kim, In-Soo Song, Sang-Yeop Shin, Ja-Yeong Yoon
Synovial chondromatosis developes by metaplasia of the synovial cells in the synovium of joints, and is a benign synovial tumor with multiple cartilaginous nodules. It is most commonly found in single and large joints, such as the knee, hip, and shoulder. Occurrence in the foot and ankle is uncommon, although there have been previous reports in the orthopedic and radiological literature of primary synovial chondromatosis in the subtalr, calcaneocuboid, naviculocuneiform, and metatarsaophalangeal joints. To our knowledge, occurrence in the talonavicular joint is even rarer, with only one report in the literature to date...
December 2016: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810033/fracture-of-the-os-trigonum-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Yet Yen Yan, Kinjal Vidyut Mehta, Tien Jin Tan
We report two cases of acute fractures of the os trigonum. The os trigonum fracture related to the first case was sustained following a hyper-plantar flexion injury during a game of soccer. The second case involved a patient who fell from height and also sustained open fractures of the left distal tibia and lateral malleolus as well as the right calcaneus. In both cases, a preliminary diagnosis of a posterior talar process fracture was made from the initial radiographs of the ankle. The correct diagnosis of an os trigonum fracture rather than a fracture of the posterior talar process was only made following further assessment with CT imaging...
December 2016: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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