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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895442/an-alternate-technique-of-applying-lag-screw-for-fixation-of-distal-fibula-fracture-posterior-to-anterior-interfragmentary-compression-screw
#1
Suganth Jayaraman Vijimohan, Syed Haque, David Ellis
Ankle fractures are one of the most common lower limb fractures, representing a significant portion of the trauma workload. Marked proportion of these is isolated intraarticular lateral malleolus fractures. Anatomical reduction and rigid internal fixation using lag screw (interfragmentary screw) to provide interfragmentary compression has remained the choice of treatment in selected lateral malleolus fractures. Applying interfragmentary compression screw from anterior to the posterior surface of the fibula has been the traditional method of performing this...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884594/predicting-failure-of-nonoperative-treatment-for-insertional-achilles-tendinosis
#2
James F Stenson, Christopher W Reb, Joseph N Daniel, Sundeep S Saini, Mohammed F Albana
Nonoperative treatment for midportion Achilles tendinosis is well defined by the literature. Multiple modalities are described for the management of insertional Achilles pathology, but no consensus exists regarding efficacy. Surgical intervention for insertional Achilles tendinosis (IAT) is successful greater than 80% of the time. Our objective was to risk stratify patients who would fail nonsurgical management of IAT and thus benefit progressing to surgery. We reviewed the records of 664 patients with IAT...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877594/a-medial-malleolar-fleck-sign-may-predict-ankle-instability-in-ligamentous-supination-external-rotation-ankle-fractures
#3
Kenneth Nwosu, Brian Andrew Schneiderman, Stephen Joseph Shymon, Thomas Harris
BACKGROUND: Ankle joint stability dictates treatment in ligamentous supination external rotation ankle injuries (LSERAI). Investigation of the medial structures that support the ankle mortise is critical, and a small avulsion fracture, or "fleck", of the medial malleolus is occasionally encountered. This study aimed to assess the utility of this medial malleolus fleck sign (MMFS) in diagnosing instability requiring surgery in LSERAI. METHODS: This retrospective observational study examined 166 LSERAI at a single level I trauma center...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877593/is-there-a-role-for-mri-in-plantar-heel-pain
#4
Muhammad Ali Fazal, Demetris Tsekes, Irshad Baloch
INTRODUCTION: There is an increasing trend to investigate plantar heel pain with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan though plantar fasciitis is the most common cause. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the role of MRI in patients presenting with plantar heel pain. METHODS: Case notes and MRI scans of 141 patients with a clinical diagnosis of plantar fasciitis were reviewed retrospectively. There were 98 females and 43 males patients. Fourteen patients had bilateral symptoms...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874071/factors-influencing-patient-selection-of-a-foot-and-ankle-surgeon
#5
Blaine T Manning, Daniel D Bohl, Kevin C Wang, Kamran S Hamid, George B Holmes, Simon Lee
An increasingly consumer-centric health insurance market has empowered patients to select the providers of their choice. There is a lack of studies investigating the rationale by which patients select a foot and ankle surgeon. In the present study, 824 consecutive new patients seeking treatment from 3 foot-ankle surgeons were consecutively administered an anonymous questionnaire prior to their first appointment. It included rating the importance of 15 factors regarding specialist selection on a 1 to 10 scale, with 10 designated " Very important" and 1 designated " Not important at all...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874067/sural-flap-use-for-the-treatment-of-wounds-with-underlying-osteomyelitis-graft-size-a-predictor-in-outcome-a-systematic-review
#6
Sham Persaud, Anthony Chesser, Ryan Pereira, Adrianne Ross
The sural flap procedure is a versatile technique that can be used to cover many types of defects about the lower extremity. The management of soft tissue defects of the lower extremity with underlying osteomyelitis is difficult. The goal for any of these patients is to create a biomechanically stable foot for weight-bearing purposes with no continued infection. Data were gathered using multiple databases from the years 2000 to 2016. Data were compiled looking at the number of subjects, age, comorbidities, number of complications, number of failures, and average flap size of complications/failures...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874066/the-role-of-the-accessory-malleolar-ossicles-and-malleolar-avulsion-fractures-in-lateral-ankle-ligament-reconstruction
#7
Matthew M Reiner, Jonathan J Sharpe
While it is well known that ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the United States, predictive factors regarding failure of conservative treatment are not well known. There are many biomechanical and epidemiological factors that play a role in recurrence and failure of conservative treatment, but most cases are able to be treated with immobilization and/or rest, ice, elevation, physical therapy, and bracing. We propose that one important risk factor is often overlooked simply due to the fact that a vast majority of these cases resolve without the need for surgery...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814102/minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-using-locking-plates-for-ao-43-type-fractures-lessons-learnt-from-a-prospective-study
#8
Rajeev Shukla, Nikhil Jain, Ravi Kant Jain, Shravan Patidar, Vivek Kiyawat
INTRODUCTION: Managing fractures of distal tibia is still a subject of debate for orthopaedic surgeons in terms of both, reduction and fixation. Subcutaneous location and soft tissue anatomy predisposes it to angular and rotational instability as well as other bony and soft tissue complexities. Minimally invasive plating offers many advantages over conventional open techniques. It causes minimal soft tissue dissection and surgical trauma to the bone. Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis(MIPO) maintains biological configuration of distal tibia and fracture hematoma and also provides a construct, which is biomechanically more stable...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800719/total-ankle-arthroplasty-comparing-perioperative-outcomes-when-performed-at-an-orthopaedic-specialty-hospital-versus-an-academic-teaching-hospital
#9
David M Beck, Eric M Padegimas, David I Pedowitz, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: The number of total ankle arthroplasties (TAAs) performed in the United States has risen significantly in recent years, as has utilization of orthopaedic specialty hospital (OSH) to treat healthy patients undergoing elective surgery. The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative outcomes following TAA at an OSH when compared with a matching population of patients undergoing TAA at an academic teaching hospital (ATH). METHODS: We identified all TAA from January 2014 to December 2014 at the OSH and January 2010 to January 2016 at the ATH...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800708/multiplanar-correction-of-the-lesser-digital-deviation-and-indirect-plantar-plate-rupture-repair-using-a-braided-polyethylene-nylon-suture-a-technique-guide
#10
Cody D Blazek, Roberto A Brandão, Jeffrey M Manway, Patrick R Burns
Forefoot and lesser digital pathology continues to be a challenging area of surgical correction for foot and ankle surgeons. Many techniques for the correction of digital deformities secondary to plantar plate rupture, regardless of planal dominance, have been described including direct repair and metatarsal shortening osteotomies for repair. The authors present a new technique for multiplanar correction of deformed lesser digits without direct repair of the plantar plate rupture utilizing a specialty suture...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699355/content-relevance-of-the-foot-and-ankle-ability-measure-in-patients-with-achilles-tendon-diseases
#11
Christopher W Reb, Sundeep S Saini, James F Stenson, Mohamed F Albana, David I Pedowitz, Steven M Raikin, Joseph N Daniel
BACKGROUND: The Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) is among the most widely utilized and best psychometrically supported lower extremity-specific patient-reported outcome measures. However, its content relevance has never been directly subjected to patient assessment. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved, prospective, cross-sectional study of 75 patients with Achilles tendon diseases who ranked the relevance of the FAAM's items and subscales as 1 = Not relevant, 2 = Somewhat relevant, or 3 = Very relevant...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691501/factors-contributing-to-hospital-stay-and-total-inpatient-charges-in-total-ankle-arthroplasty-review-of-the-national-inpatient-sample
#12
Jason L Codding, Benjamin M Zmistowski, Daniel E Davis, Mitchell G Maltenfort, David I Pedowitz
Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is commonly performed for end-stage ankle osteoarthritis. Given rising costs and declining reimbursements, identifying variables increasing length of stay (LOS) and total inpatient charges (TICs) of TAA is necessary for providing cost-effective care. The National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was reviewed between 1993 and 2010, identifying LOS and TIC for TAA. Using a multivariate analysis, patient comorbidities, demographics, payment, and hospital details were evaluated. Median LOS decreased from 5 to 2 days, whereas median TICs increased from $21 382...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677405/a-retrospective-case-series-of-carbon-fiber-plate-fixation-of-ankle-fractures
#13
Zachariah W Pinter, Kenneth S Smith, Parke W Hudson, Caleb W Jones, Ryan Hadden, Osama Elattar, Ashish Shah
Distal fibula fractures represent a common problem in orthopaedics. When fibula fractures require operative fixation, implants are typically made from stainless steel or titanium alloys. Carbon fiber implants have been used elsewhere in orthopaedics for years, and their advantages include a modulus of elasticity similar to that of bone, biocompatibility, increased fatigue strength, and radiolucency. This study hypothesized that carbon fiber plates would provide similar outcomes for ankle fracture fixation as titanium and steel implants...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920488/broomsticks-tennis-balls-and-locking-plates
#14
Jack Schuberth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920487/unilateral-dislocation-of-the-posterior-tibialis-tendon-ptt-and-flexor-digitorum-longus-tendon-with-contralateral-ptt-subluxation-in-a-patient-with-congenitally-shallow-flexor-groove
#15
Jacob E Waldron, Andrew S Bernhardson, Todd A Fellars
INTRODUCTION: Flexor tendon dislocation from the flexor tendon groove posterior of the medial malleolus has been previously described, and may be difficult to diagnose initially, but is amendable to surgical treatment with good outcomes. We present a unique case of unilateral dislocation of the posterior tibialis and flexor digitorum longus tendons with contralateral flexor digitorum longus subluxation that was treated surgically with a good outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old active duty male sustained a dislocation and subluxation of the flexor tendons bilaterally after a forced dorsiflexion injury...
October 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920486/osteochondral-lesions-of-the-ankle
#16
Samuel Adams, Eric Giza, Minton Truitt Cooper, Stephen A Brigido, Minton Truitt Cooper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920485/the-use-of-soft-tissue-expanders-prior-to-total-ankle-arthroplasty
#17
Ameya V Save, Daniel H Wiznia, Mike Wang, Chang-Yeon Kim, John S Reach
Soft tissue coverage and tension-free closure can often be challenging in patients with ankle arthropathy being considered for total ankle arthroplasty. We present 2 patients with severe posttraumatic ankle arthropathy who underwent placement of a soft tissue expander to assist with soft tissue coverage prior to total ankle arthroplasty. LEVELS OF EVIDENCE: Level IV.
October 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920484/2017-2018-conferences
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October 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719782/sports-injuries-of-the-foot-and-ankle-how-do-treatments-differ-from-the-general-patient-population
#19
Selene G Parekh, Kirk A McCullough, Stephen A Brigido, Stephen A Brigido, Minton Truitt Cooper
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August 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719781/2017-2018-conferences
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