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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338334/proximal-to-distal-exostectomy-for-the-treatment-of-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy
#1
Cpt Zachary L McBeth, Maj Joseph W Galvin, Ltc Justin Robbins
When insertional Achilles tendinopathy is addressed surgically via a central-Achilles splitting approach, the calcaneal osteotomy has classically been performed from distal to proximal. We describe a simple proximal to distal technique that allows optimal resection of both the calcaneal exostosis and Achilles enthesophyte, minimizes risk to the soft tissues and skin, provides a bony attachment surface parallel to the axis of the Achilles tendon, and avoids the risk of osteotomy extension into the subtalar joint...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338333/endoscopic-transfer-of-flexor-hallucis-longus-tendon-for-chronic-achilles-tendon-rupture-technical-aspects-and-short-time-experiences
#2
Elisabeth Ellingsen Husebye, Marius Molund, Kjetil Harald Hvaal, Are Haukåen Stødle
BACKGROUND: Chronic Achilles tendon ruptures can lead to reduced power of plantar flexion in the ankle with impaired gait ability. The open 1- or 2-incision technique for flexor hallucis longus transfer has proven good functional outcome but has the disadvantage of relatively extensive surgery performed at a vulnerable location. To reduce the risk of soft tissue problems, the flexor hallucis longus transfer can be performed endoscopically. MATERIAL AND METHOD: An endoscopic technique for flexor hallucis longus transfer is presented together with the experiences from the first six patients operated with this method...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338332/venous-thromboembolism-in-podiatric-foot-and-ankle-surgery
#3
Jemma H Matthews, Alexander J Terrill, Alex L Barwick, Paul A Butterworth
BACKGROUND: The extent to which podiatric surgeons follow venous thromboembolism guidelines is unknown. The aim of this study therefore, was 2-fold: (a) to determine the rate of venous thromboembolism following podiatric surgery and (b) to investigate the factors that influence the use of thromboprophylaxis. METHODS: Data from 4238 patients who underwent foot and ankle surgery over 2 years were analyzed. Venous thromboembolism within the first 30 days following surgery was recorded using the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons surgical audit tool...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325424/immediate-weight-bearing-after-hallux-valgus-correction-using-locking-plate-fixation-of-the-ludloff-osteotomy-a-retrospective-review
#4
Steven K Neufeld, John J Marcel, Michael Campbell
BACKGROUND: A Ludloff osteotomy is a common procedure used to correct hallux valgus deformities. Traditionally, the osteotomy is stabilized with screws only, thus requiring the patient to be non-weight bearing until healed. There have been no outcome studies analyzing immediate weight bearing after Ludloff osteotomy for hallux valgus. METHODS: Of the 350 patients (390 feet) who underwent a Ludloff osteotomy fixed with a locking plate and prescribed an immediate weight-bearing postoperative protocol, 288 patients (326 feet) were included in the analysis...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325423/early-functional-radiological-outcomes-and-satisfaction-rates-of-total-ankle-arthroplasty-in-an-asian-population
#5
Shi Ming Tan, Hamid Rahmatullah Bin Abdul Razak, Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj
BACKGROUND: Few studies have outlined the outcomes and complications in Asians undergoing total ankle arthroplasty. This study reports the functional, radiological outcomes and satisfaction rates in our Asian population. METHODS: Patients who underwent primary total ankle arthroplasty from 2007 to 2013 were recruited. Outcomes evaluated were the AOFAS Ankle-Hindfoot Score (AHS), Visual Analogue Scale(VAS), and the Short Form 36 (SF-36)questionnaire. Outcome scores were collected prospectively up to 2 years...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310463/plantar-fibromatosis-pathophysiology-surgical-and-nonsurgical-therapies-an-evidence-based-review
#6
Paul Carroll, Robert M Henshaw, Caitlin Garwood, Katherine Raspovic, Dhruv Kumar
Plantar fibromatosis (morbus Ledderhose), an extra-abdominal desmoid tumor of the plantar foot, is a rare benign hyperproliferative disorder of the plantar fascia with an unknown etiology. The main clinical characteristics include slow growing nodules on the medial and central bands of the plantar fascia, which may become painful and negatively affect ambulation. Most established conservative therapies today target symptomatic relief. As symptoms progress, therapies such as injections, shockwave ablation, radiation, and/or surgery may be required...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310462/do-postoperative-hallux-angles-correlate-with-outcome-in-mp1-fusion-our-experience-with-71-cases
#7
Xavier Paredes-Carnero, Antonio María Fernández-Cebrián, Silvia Villardefrancos-Gil
PURPOSE: To determine if the postoperative alignment of the hallux influences the final clinical outcome of hallux metatarsophalangeal joint (first MTPJ) arthrodesis. METHODS: A total of 71 consecutive cases (hallux rigidus) were studied in stages 3 and 4. They were operated through arthrodesis between 2008 and 2014. The follow-up mean was 7.3 years. The AOFAS (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) test was performed preintervention and per annum. In radiology, both the hallux valgus angle and the dorsiflexion angle of the first MTPJ were studied...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310461/utility-of-third-week-postoperative-radiographs-in-the-management-of-ankle-fractures
#8
Ercan Şahin, Mahmut Kalem
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the costs and efficacy of radiographs taken in the third week after fixation of bimalleolar and trimalleolar fractures. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A retrospective evaluation was made of patients who underwent surgical fixation because of bimalleolar and trimalleolar fractures between January 1, 2008, and October 1, 2013. Patient demographics (age, gender, body mass index), fracture type, follow-up periods, and fixation methods were recorded, and the radiographs taken on postoperative day 1, at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, and the final follow-up were examined by 2 orthopedists...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310456/online-physical-therapy-protocol-quality-variability-and-availability-in-achilles-tendon-repair
#9
Harry M Lightsey, Peter C Noback, Jon-Michael E Caldwell, David P Trofa, Justin K Greisberg, J Turner Vosseller
BACKGROUND: Substantial progress has been made in characterizing the benefit of early functional rehabilitation following Achilles tendon repair (ATR). However, standardized ATR rehabilitation guidelines have yet to be produced. Furthermore, as patients increasingly use the Internet to independently retrieve health care content, access to standardized, clinically effective rehabilitation protocols is necessary. METHODS: Online ATR physical therapy protocols from US academic orthopaedic programs were reviewed...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307230/zancolli-technique-for-delayed-repair-of-tibialis-anterior-tendon-rupture-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
Silvia Valisena, Gianfranco John Petri, Andrea Ferrero
BACKGROUND: Several techniques for repair of tibialis anterior tendon ruptures (TATRs) are reported, although it is a rare lesion. We describe a case of TATR, discuss our treatment, and review the criteria for the choice of treatment. METHODS: In November 2015, a 61-year-old woman presented to our department 13 days after an injury to her left ankle, with avulsion of TAT. Because of the stump retraction, we performed a Zancolli-like plasty, anchoring the tendon to the navicular bone...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298501/minimally-invasive-distal-metatarsal-metaphyseal-osteotomy-of-the-lesser-toes-learning-curve
#11
Sabine Krenn, Sascha Albers, Peter Bock, Clemens Mansfield, Michel Chraim, Hans-Joerg Trnka
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery has a shorter surgical time, and in this study we focus on minimally invasive distal metatarsal metaphyseal osteotomy (DMMO). The operation seems to be less complex but requires a high learning curve. We report on our first patients to underline the need for extensive training and great awareness for the risks in the early learning stages. METHODS: We evaluated 27 patients (mean age = 60.9 years) with a mean follow-up time of 7...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291264/medical-imaging-and-laboratory-analysis-of-diagnostic-accuracy-in-107-consecutive-hospitalized-patients-with-diabetic-foot-osteomyelitis-and-partial-foot-amputations
#12
Crystal L Ramanujam, David Han, Thomas Zgonis
The primary aim of our study was to compare the preoperative diagnostic accuracy of plain radiographic findings with the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings for diabetic foot osteomyelitis in hospitalized patients who underwent first-time partial foot amputations with confirmed histopathological specimens positive for osteomyelitis. Second, it was desired to determine whether certain variables within the initial clinical presentation and preoperative laboratory findings were associated with more accurate diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis in this study population...
December 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277111/the-value-of-motion-patient-reported-outcome-measures-are-correlated-with-range-of-motion-in-total-ankle-replacement
#13
Travis J Dekker, Kamran S Hamid, Andrew E Federer, John R Steele, Mark E Easley, James A Nunley, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: The proposed benefit of total ankle replacement (TAR) over ankle fusion is preserved ankle motion, thus we hypothesized that an increase in range of motion (ROM) is positively correlated with validated patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in individuals receiving TAR. METHODS: Patients undergoing TAR at a single academic medical center between 2007 and 2013 were evaluated in this study. In addition to a minimum of 2-year follow-up, complete preoperative and postoperative outcome measures for the Foot and Ankle Disability Index (FADI), Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA) Bother and Function Indices, Visual Analog Scale (VAS), and 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) were requisite for inclusion...
December 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199479/a-statistical-study-of-metatarsal-anatomy-toward-the-design-of-wide-range-prosthetic-solutions
#14
Yohann Couqueberg, Romain Augoyard, Marc Augoyard, Valérie Berry-Kromer, Céline Bouby, Loïc Girod
The aim of the study is to provide some characteristic parameters of the anatomy of metatarsals from computed tomography (CT) scans. These data are important for more anatomical metatarsal head resurfacing prosthesis conception. Measures were performed on 20 CT scans from 17 patients with a mean age of 44.35 ± 15.75 years old. The panel was composed of 40% male and 50% left feet. Measurements were divided in 2 distinct categories: linear measurements with length of metatarsal, head radius and head, and diaphysis and base thicknesses, and cross-sectional area measurements, including cortical and cancellous bone area at 10%, 25%, 50%, 60%, 75%, and 90% of the metatarsal's length...
December 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192509/a-comparison-of-removal-rates-of-headless-screws-versus-headed-screws-in-calcaneal-osteotomy
#15
Daniel Kunzler, Pejma Shazadeh Safavi, Daniel Jupiter, Vinod K Panchbhavi
BACKGROUND: Calcaneal osteotomy has been used to successfully treat both valgus and varus hindfoot deformities. Pain associated with implanted hardware may lead to further surgical intervention for hardware removal. Headless screws have been used to reduce postoperative hardware-associated pain and accompanying hardware removal, but data proving their effectiveness in this regard is lacking. The purpose of this study is to compare the rates of removal of headed and headless screws utilized in calcaneal osteotomy...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172689/stress-fracture-of-the-fifth-metatarsal-in-foot-deformity-secondary-to-neuromuscular-disease-experiences-of-deformity-correction-treatment-a-report-of-3-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Jesús Payo-Ollero, Fernando Álvarez Goenaga, Gotzon Elorriaga Sagarduy, Alberto Ruiz Nasarre, Matías Alfonso Olmos-García, Carlos Villas Tomé
Fractures at the proximal metaphyso-diaphyseal junction of the fifth metatarsal are associated with high rates of delayed union. When these fractures are the result of repeated stress in patients with equinovarus hindfoot, which in turn is caused by neurological disorders, delayed union is the rule. Therefore, in neurological patients with stress fractures, optimal treatment would be to achieve a plantigrade foot enabling them to relieve the fifth metatarsal overload, which prevents the consolidation. We report 3 cases of fifth metatarsal stress fracture resulting from an equinovarus hindfoot deformity caused by a neuromuscular disease...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154697/rate-of-subtalar-joint-arthrodesis-after-retrograde-tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis-with-intramedullary-nail-fixation-evaluation-of-the-rain-database
#17
Michael Dujela, Christopher F Hyer, Gregory C Berlet
BACKGROUND: Hindfoot arthritis or significant deformity involving the ankle and subtalar joint (STJ) is a disabling condition with few salvage options. Many surgeons note a decreased STJ fusion rate compared with ankle union when a retrograde nail construct is used. The purpose of this study was to report the STJ fusion rate of tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis with retrograde nail. METHODS: A chart and radiographic review was performed. TTC fusions performed in patients with osteoarthritis, posttraumatic arthritis, or deformity correction with retrograde nail fixation were included...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134816/liquifying-pldlla-anchor-fixation-in-achilles-reconstruction-for-insertional-tendinopathy
#18
Stephanie A Boden, Allison L Boden, Danielle Mignemi, Jason T Bariteau
Insertional Achilles tendinopathy (IAT) is a frequent cause of posterior heel pain and is often associated with Haglund's deformity. Surgical correction for refractory cases of IAT has been well studied; however, the method of tendon fixation to bone in these procedures remains controversial, and to date, no standard technique has been identified for tendon fixation in these surgeries. Often, after Haglund's resection, there is large exposed cancellous surface for Achilles reattachment, which may require unique fixation to optimize outcomes...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126353/potential-for-bias-and-the-american-orthopaedic-foot-and-ankle-society-ankle-hindfoot-scoring-system
#19
Alec Macaulay, Sreeharsha V Nandyala, Christopher P Miller, Mohammad Ghorbanhoseini, Kempland C Walley, John Y Kwon
BACKGROUND: The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Ankle-Hindfoot Scoring System (AOFAS-AH) has not been validated and has significant risk for researcher bias, given that 40 out of 100 points are assessed by study staff subjectively. The purpose of this study is to evaluate its recent use in the orthopaedic literature to determine the percentage of previously published studies for which study conclusions would be changed if the AOFAS-AH scores were artificially altered, representing the effect of a systematic researcher bias...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345205/update-on-lateral-ankle-instability
#20
Kenneth J Hunt, Peter Mangone, Minton Truitt Cooper, Stephen A Brigido, Minton Truitt Cooper
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