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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438029/posterior-tibialis-tendon-rupture-in-a-closed-bimalleolar-equivalent-ankle-fracture-case-report
#1
Richard M Wardell, Andrew E Hanselman, Scott D Daffner, Robert D Santrock
Ankle fractures with an associated posterior tibialis tendon (PTT) rupture are rare injuries and have only been described in a number of case reports. These prior reports include patients that had an open fracture and/or an associated medial malleolar fracture component. In this unique case report, we present a patient that sustained a closed bimalleolar-equivalent ankle fracture/dislocation without medial malleolar involvement which was irreducible due to a PTT rupture and subsequent distal segment interposition in the tibiotalar joint...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423941/guide-pin-placement-technique-for-total-ankle-replacement-in-patients-who-had-ipsilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty
#2
Natalie Hua, Aprajita Nakra, Jerome K Steck
We describe a simple technique for guide pin placement for total ankle replacement in patients who underwent previous ipsilateral total knee arthroplasty. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Level V.
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423940/preoperative-risk-factors-for-complications-in-elective-ankle-and-hindfoot-reconstruction
#3
Ryan P Mulligan, Kevin J McCarthy, Benjamin J Grear, David R Richardson, Susan N Ishikawa, G Andrew Murphy
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine medical, social, and psychological factors associated with complications and reoperation after foot and ankle reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of 132 patients (135 feet; 139 operative cases) who had elective foot and ankle reconstruction. Medical, social, and psychological variables were documented. Primary outcomes included complications and reoperations. RESULTS: The overall complication rate was 28% (39/139), and the reoperation rate was 17% (24/139)...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413894/isolated-gastrocnemius-recession-for-the-treatment-of-achilles-tendinopathy
#4
Kenneth S Smith, Caleb Jones, Zachariah Pinter, Ashish Shah
BACKGROUND: Various treatment modalities have been described for Achilles tendinopathy with varying degrees of success. The rationale for the gastrocnemius recession procedure is to decrease the mechanical overload of the Achilles tendon arising from an equinus contracture. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 25 patients who underwent an isolated gastrocnemius recession procedure at our institution between May 2013 and April 2015 by a single surgeon. Clinical outcome was evaluated on the basis of pain, utilizing visual analog scale (VAS) scores and the Foot Function Index (FFI) by telephonic interview...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413884/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-venous-thromboembolism-after-orthopaedic-foot-and-ankle-surgery
#5
Jamal Ahmad, Mary-Katherine Lynch, Mitchell Maltenfort
BACKGROUND: This study examines the incidence and risk of postoperative symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after orthopaedic foot/ankle surgery. MATERIALS: Patients that received foot/ankle surgery between 2006 and 2016 were reviewed. Inclusion criteria were surgical patients that were without coagulopathy, previous VTE, and/or using anticoagulation medications including aspirin. Age, sex, body mass index, medical comorbidities, and surgical diagnosis and procedure(s) were noted...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382835/severe-hallux-valgus-with-coalition-of-the-hallux-sesamoids-treated-with-modified-lapidus-procedure-a-case-report
#6
Toshinori Kurashige, Seiichi Suzuki
Coalition of the hallux sesamoids is an extremely rare condition. To our knowledge, only 1 case report has been published. We report a case of severe hallux valgus deformities with coalitions of the hallux sesamoids. The coalitions themselves were asymptomatic; however, this severe hallux valgus deformity needed to be surgically treated. The hallux sesamoids in both feet appeared to be fused and heart shaped on anteroposterior radiographs and dumbbell shaped on axial radiographs. It is known that postoperative incomplete reduction of the medial sesamoids can be a risk factor for the recurrence of hallux valgus...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367641/vitamin-d-levels-do-not-predict-risk-of-metatarsal-fractures
#7
Benjamin R Williams, Avis J Thomas, Rachel C Collier, Troy J Boffeli, Sarah A Anderson
INTRODUCTION: In the literature, there is conflicting data regarding the relationship between vitamin D and fractures. Reports on the effects of vitamin D levels on pathologies of the foot and ankle are limited. The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency in patients who have sustained low-energy metatarsal fractures compared to foot or ankle sprains without osseous involvement. METHODS: Between May 2012 and August 2014, vitamin D levels and demographic data were collected prospectively in a total of 99 patients; 71 with metatarsal fractures and 28 with sprains, both from a low-energy mechanism of injury...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347196/distribution-of-subchondral-bone-puncture-strength-in-the-talus-and-tibial-plafond
#8
Slif D Ulrich, Brent G Parks, Michael A Tsai, Stuart D Miller
We investigated talus and tibial plafond subchondral bone puncture strength based on surface location. Puncture tests of the subchondral bone were performed in 9 equal zones on the articular surface of 12 cadaver specimens aged 49.1 years (range, 36-56 years). Compressive load was applied through a microfracture awl at 2 mm/min. Puncture strength was defined as the first load drop in load-deflection curves. In the talus, zone 1 (215 ± 91 N) and zone 2, the anterior medial and anterior middle zones, had significantly greater puncture strength than zones 7, 8, and 9, the posterior medial, middle, and lateral zones (104 ± 43 N, 115 ± 43 N, and 102 ± 35 N, respectively; P < ...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345364/anatomically-contoured-anterior-plating-for-isolated-tibiotalar-arthrodesis
#9
Nicholas Kusnezov, John C Dunn, Logan R Koehler, Justin D Orr
INTRODUCTION: We performed a systematic review of the published literature to characterize patient demographic, surgical techniques, and functional outcomes to elucidate the complication and revision rates following isolated tibiotalar arthrodesis with anatomically contoured anterior plating. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed. Inclusion criteria were peer-reviewed studies in English, after 1990, at least 10 patients, and reporting clinical outcomes following contoured anterior plating and with follow-up of at least 80% and 1 year...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345363/does-foot-position-and-location-of-measurement-influence-ankle-medial-clear-space
#10
Daniel Baumfeld, Tiago Baumfeld, João Cangussú, Benjamim Macedo, Thiago Alexandre Alves Silva, Fernando Raduan, Caio Nery
PURPOSE: There is still controversy regarding normal and abnormal values of the medial clear space (MCS) of the ankle. The aim of this study was to assess how much different degrees of plantar flexion, with and without stress, influenced the MCS. METHODS: We submitted 30 volunteers to 6 different anteroposterior ankle radiographs in the following positions: neutral, neutral with external rotation stress, physiologic plantar flexion (FPF), physiologic plantar flexion with external rotation stress, maximum plantar flexion (MPF), and maximum plantar flexion with external rotation stress...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173718/correction-of-hallux-valgus-deformity-in-association-with-underlying-metatarsus-adductus-deformity
#11
Naohiro Shibuya, Daniel C Jupiter, Britton S Plemmons, Lanster Martin, Jakob C Thorud
Presence of underlying metatarsus deformity is known to negatively affect the outcome of hallux valgus corrective surgery. Yet there are many other factors that also affect final outcomes. In order to address the potential relationships between variables, we attempted to evaluate the association of metatarsus adductus with surgical outcomes, independent of other common factors used in evaluation of hallux valgus deformity. We enrolled 154 patients who had undergone hallux valgus corrective surgery and recorded their pre- and postoperative intermetatarsal (IM12) and hallux valgus (HVA) angles, preoperative Engel's angle, and type of hallux valgus procedure...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173717/double-plating-of-distal-fibula-fractures
#12
Danica D Vance, J Turner Vosseller
INTRODUCTION: Distal fibula fractures are common orthopaedic injuries that often require open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) to anatomically reduce the fracture and minimize the risk of posttraumatic arthritis. In certain clinical situations, stouter fixation may be advantageous to decrease the risk of fixation failure. In this study, the authors report on 12 patients who underwent distal fibula ORIF with 2 one-third tubular plates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve consecutive patients who underwent distal fibula ORIF with 2 one-third tubular plates were retrospectively reviewed...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161986/intraosseous-epidermal-inclusion-cyst-of-the-proximal-phalanx-of-the-fifth-toe-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Marcus P Richardson, James R Foster, Daniel B Logan
Intraosseous epidermal inclusion cysts (IEpC) are benign bone tumors that often present in the phalanges of the fingers, but rarely are seen in the lower extremity. These tumors often present following surgery, and have a similar clinical and radiographic presentation to osteomyelitis. The lack of defining characteristics makes preoperative diagnosis of these tumors very difficult. It is crucial to differentiate these tumors from malignant lesions with similar presentation. This case study presents our treatment of this osseous tumor and reviews the available literature describing this condition...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333561/understanding-basic-principals-of-deformity-correction-for-the-foot-and-ankle-surgeon
#14
John E Herzenberg, Guido Laporta, Noman A Siddiqui, Stephen A Brigido, Stephen A Brigido, Minton Truitt Cooper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333560/2017-2018-conferences
#15
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April 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333559/technique-tip
#16
Gregory R Waryasz, Stephen Marcaccio, Joseph A Gil
Lisfranc injury fixation or arthrodesis typically involves the reduction and fixation of several tarsometatarsal joints with either screws or a plate and screw constructs. A successful fixation or arthrodesis of the Lisfranc joint requires proper screw placement from the medial cuneiform to the base of the second metatarsal. This is typically done free-hand; however, we describe use of an anterior cruciate ligament guide to help maintain reduction and assist with drill trajectory for more accurate screw or suture button construct placement...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333558/so-now-what
#17
W Bret Smith
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068842/tibialis-anterior-tendon-reconstruction-using-augmented-half-thickness-tendon-segment-transposition
#18
Christopher W Reb, James F Stenson, Joseph N Daniel
Tibialis anterior tendon rupture causes substantial morbidity. The present study describes the outcomes of augmented, half-thickness tibialis anterior tendon segment transposition, a novel reconstruction technique. This was an institutional review board-approved retrospective review of 3 patients with surgically treated attritional distal rupture with 1-year follow-up. The postdebridement tendon defect prohibited primary repair and was managed by distal transposition of a half-thickness healthy segment. This repair was augmented with human acellular dermal matrix allograft (Graftjacket, Wright Medical Technology, Memphis, TN)...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903927/crescentic-osteotomy-for-revision-hallux-interphalangeal-joint-arthrodesis
#19
Andrew Franklin, Patrick McKee, Joris Claessens
Treatment for rigid mallet toe deformity of the hallux has commonly consisted of arthrodesis of this interphalangeal joint. However, such procedure is not without complications resulting in operative revision. We report on a case of considerable deformity of the distal phalanx of the hallux following hallux interphalangeal joint arthrodesis that underwent revision using a unique crescentic osteotomy technique. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Level V: Case report/Technique.
April 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903926/bunionette
#20
Paolo Ceccarini, Giuseppe Rinonapoli, Andrea Nardi, Michele Bisaccia, Lorenzo Maria Di Giacomo, Auro Caraffa
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to review the most recent literature available on the treatment of bunionette (also named tailor's bunion) with percutaneous and minimally invasive techniques. Focusing especially on clinical outcomes, studies related to this type of techniques were examined in order to evaluate the success of this practice that is, fusion rate and complications. The hypothesis is that these techniques are safe and successful procedures. METHODS: In July 2015, a topical review of the PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Google Scholar databases was conducted using the keywords percutaneous (OR mini-invasive OR minimally invasive) AND bunionette (OR tailor's bunion) AND treatment (OR surgery)...
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