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Foot & Ankle Specialist

Kempland C Walley, Evan P Roush, Christopher M Stauch, Allen R Kunselman, Kaitlin L Saloky, Jesse L King, Gregory S Lewis, Michael C Aynardi
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) is not fully explained by degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon alone. While a shortened or dysplastic lateral column has been implicated in flatfoot deformity in pediatrics, there is no study that has quantified the degree of dysplasia in adults with a stage IIb flatfoot deformity, or if any exists at all. METHODS: An institutional radiology database was queried for patients with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) who had computed tomography (CT) performed...
August 31, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Philip B Kaiser, Ian Watkins, Matthew D Riedel, Patrick Cronin, Jorge Briceno, John Y Kwon
BACKGROUND: Orthopaedic surgery frequently requires the use of metal plate and screw constructs for osteosynthesis. These constructs may be subsequently removed for a variety of indications. In the lower extremity in particular, implants (ie, hardware) can lead to prominence and pain secondary to a thin soft-tissue envelope with little subcutaneous tissue. Often, removal is performed without knowledge of the exact type of screw head configuration and/or size, which can make removal technically challenging...
August 22, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Robert D Stibolt, Harshadkumar A Patel, Eva J Lehtonen, Henry A DeBell, Andrew S Moon, Sameer Naranje, Ashish Shah
BACKGROUND: When surgery is indicated for hallux rigidus, toe arthroplasty is an alternative procedure to arthrodesis for patients who wish to preserve toe range of motion. Our study investigated midterm outcomes of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) arthroplasty in an effort to discern whether or not partial or total joint replacement confers benefit in these patients. METHODS: A systematic review of MTPJ arthroplasty was performed for the years 2000 to 2017...
August 22, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Ibukunoluwa Araoye, Zachariah Pinter, Sung Lee, Cesar De Cesar Netto, Parke Hudson, Ashish Shah
BACKGROUND: Multiple ankle pathologies have been found to coexist with chronic lateral ankle ligament instability, but their prevalence varies widely in the literature. The purpose of this study is to reexamine the prevalence of these associated pathologies and to determine their impact on reoperation rate. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 382 cases of lateral ankle ligament repair/reconstruction between June 2006 and November 2016. Patient charts and radiograph reports were examined for the presence of any associated foot and ankle pathologies as well as clinical course...
August 21, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Zachariah Pinter, Christopher Odom, Andrew McGee, Kyle Paul, Samuel Huntley, John L Johnson, Ashish Shah
BACKGROUND: When using a dorsal approach for Morton's neuroma excision, the most common complication is recurrent Morton's neuroma. The present cadaveric study demonstrates how far proximally the nerve is resected during a dorsal approach and examines both the laminar spreader and Gelpiretractor to determine which instrument facilitates maximal proximal resection of the nerve. METHODS: This study involved 12 fresh-frozen cadaver specimens, each of which underwent a dorsal approach to the interdigital nerve with proximal resection...
August 15, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Nabil A Ebraheim, Josh William Vander Maten, Joshua R Delaney, Erik White, Maged Hanna, Jiayong Liu
BACKGROUND: Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) methods, primarily plates and screws, remain the standard of treatment for distal fibular fractures. This study evaluates the use of a cannulated intramedullary screw as a minimally invasive treatment method for distal fibular fractures, which has not been reported in the current literature. METHODS: This retrospective study included 45 patients with distal fibular fractures treated with cannulated intramedullary screw fixation...
August 9, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Peter A Gustafson, Joshua M Veenstra, Cody R Bearden, James R Jastifer
INTRODUCTION: There are many screw and thread designs commercially available to surgeons for bone fixation. There is a paucity of literature on comparative mechanical properties of various screw and thread designs including variable pitch screws, and tapered screws. This purpose of this study was to test whether varying a screws thread pitch and/or tapering a screws core diameter alters the mechanical performance of screws. METHODS: A mechanical pullout test was performed on 4 different screw designs, including a variable pitch screw, a constant pitch screw, and variations of these in a straight and tapered screw design...
August 3, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
James M Cottom, Steven M Douthett, Kelly K McConnell, Britton S Plemmons
The purpose of this study was to compare complication rates after total ankle replacement in 2 groups of patients based on polyethylene insert size. The total cohort was divided into 2 groups based on insert size. Group 1 included patients with polyethylene insert size less than 10 mm in thickness. Group 2 included patients with polyethylene insert sizes 10 mm and larger. Available charts were reviewed for patients who underwent primary total ankle arthroplasty by one surgeon. Patient demographics, polyethylene insert size, implant used, concomitant procedures, postoperative complications, and patient-reported outcome scores were recorded...
July 27, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Michel Chraim, Hamza M Alrabai, Sabine Krenn, Peter Bock, Hans-Jörg Trnka
PURPOSE: This study was aimed to review the short-term results of endoscopic percutaneous longitudinal tenotomy for noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy using the Centerline Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release instrument (Arthrex). This method simplifies the operation technique, allows a good endoscopic visualisation of the Achilles tendon with very promising results. METHODS: We performed multiple percutaneous longitudinal tenotomies under local anesthesia in 24 patients (25 tendons) with Achilles tendinopathy or peritendinitis that had failed conservative treatment between January 2013 and September 2016...
July 26, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Danica D Vance, Hasani W Swindell, Justin K Greisberg, James T Vosseller
Ankle fractures are common orthopaedic injuries often requiring open reduction and internal fixation. A variety of positions for plate placement exist for surgical fixation of distal fibula fractures, including direct lateral, posterior, or posterolateral. Direct lateral is more common, despite evidence that posterior and posterolateral placement is mechanically superior. However, concern for peroneal tendon injury from posterior plating remains. Our study investigates clinical and functional outcomes of patients who underwent operative fixation of distal fibula fractures with posterior or posterolateral plating over a 3-year period...
July 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Olivier Wijers, Rosa C Looijen, Jens A Halm, Tim Schepers
BACKGROUND: Peripheral fractures of the talus are uncommon. Almost all the literature regarding talar fractures consists of central intra-articular fractures, whereas studies about peripheral talar fractures are lacking. The aim of this study is to increase awareness in diagnosing an unusual peripheral extra-articular medial impression fracture of the talus. METHODS: This study includes a retrospective case series of patients with an extra-articular medial impression fracture of the talus...
July 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Constantine A Demetracopoulos, Elizabeth A Cody, Samuel B Adams, James K DeOrio, James A Nunley, Mark E Easley
INTRODUCTION: Failure to correct coronal deformity at the time of total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) can lead to early implant failure. We aimed to determine clinical, radiographic, and patient-reported outcomes of patients with moderate to severe valgus deformity who underwent TAA for end-stage ankle arthritis. METHODS: Patients with a valgus deformity of at least 10° who underwent TAA were retrospectively reviewed. The coronal tibiotalar angle was assessed on radiographs preoperatively, at 1 year, and at final follow-up...
July 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
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October 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Jess F Doty, Jeffrey S Feinblatt, Brett R Grebing, Minton Truitt Cooper, Stephen A Brigido, Minton Truitt Cooper
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October 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
John M Schuberth
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October 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Jacqueline M Maher, Emily M Brook, Christopher Chiodo, Jeremy Smith, Eric M Bluman, Elizabeth G Matzkin
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) can negatively affect exercise and activity and may require operative intervention to release the fascia. Few studies have evaluated or compared patient-reported outcomes for bilateral versus single-leg staged fasciotomy and number of compartments released. METHODS: A total of 27 eligible patients who underwent a fasciotomy procedure for CECS at a single institution were identified. A retrospective review of the medical record was performed, and individuals were contacted by phone to collect patient-reported outcomes, including ability to return to desired exercise level, postoperative expectation assessment, European Quality of Life-Five Dimensions, and the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure sports subscale...
October 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
W Bret Smith
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August 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
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August 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
John M Schuberth, Graham Hamilton, Minton Truitt Cooper, Stephen A Brigido
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August 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Connor Delman, John Wuellner, Chris Kreulen, Gregg Lundeen, Eric Giza
Osteochondral lesions of the talus often occur following ankle sprains and fractures. Operative intervention is typically required because of the diminished intrinsic repair capability of talar articular cartilage. Several techniques have evolved that emphasize replacing the defect with cartilage that closely mimics the biological properties of hyaline articular cartilage. The goals of operative treatment are resolution of symptoms, physiologic healing, and restoration of function while eliminating the need for further intervention...
August 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
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