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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146221/takedown-of-ankle-arthrodesis-with-insufficient-fibula-surgical-technique-and-intermediate-term-follow-up
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John M Schuberth, Jeffrey C Christensen, Chad Seidenstricker
Conversion of ankle arthrodesis to total ankle arthroplasty has recently gained popularity. However, technical challenges are present when treating patients without a sufficient fibular buttress. We describe a technique for restoration of an adequate fibular buttress using an iliac crest bone graft or malleolar relocation. The results of 10 patients with an average follow-up period of 56 (range 24 to 123) months are presented. Of the 10 patients, 3 underwent tricortical iliac bone augmentation of the fibula, 4 underwent repositioning of the remnant fibula, and in 3, the in situ fibula was used...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145979/current-ultrasound-application-in-the-foot-and-ankle
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REVIEW
Nahum Michael Beard, Robert Patrick Gousse
This article is a comprehensive review of the current utilizations of ultrasound in the treatment of orthopedic conditions of the foot and ankle. It reviews the diagnostic and interventional applications to commonly encountered lower-extremity ailments, including plantar fasciosis, tendinosis, and peripheral nerve disorders. It also outlines minimally invasive ultrasound-guided procedures and emerging therapies as alternatives to current treatments. These emerging therapies can be used to assist surgeons and provide options for patients needing intervention...
January 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141520/a-simple-suture-guiding-device-for-minimally-invasive-achilles-tendon-repair
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Sinan Obut, Alper Gultekin, Meric Unal, Ulaş Serarslan, Ümit Tuhanioğlu
BACKGROUND: Our hypothesis is to utilize a simple suture-guiding device for minimally invasive repair of Achilles tendon without any extra cost with a minimal risk of rerupture. The purpose of this study is to investigate the results of our minimally invasive technique for Achilles tendon repair using a simple ovarian clamp for suture guiding. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients with acute Achilles tendon rupture were treated with minimally invasive repair by an expert orthopaedic surgeon...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135720/clinical-outcome-following-total-joint-replacement-and-arthrodesis-for-hallux-rigidus-a-systematic-review
#4
Jasper Stevens, Robin T A L de Bot, Joris P S Hermus, Lodewijk W van Rhijn, Adhiambo M Witlox
BACKGROUND: Hallux rigidus is a common cause of foot pain in the elderly and has a negative impact on quality of life. Several operative treatment options are available for feet that are refractory to conservative treatment. Of these, total joint replacement and arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint are the most commonly performed interventions. Nevertheless, it is still not known which intervention results in the best clinical outcome and the fewest complications. METHODS: PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for studies assessing outcome with the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society-Hallux Metatarsophalangeal Interphalangeal (AOFAS-HMI) score, Foot Function Index (FFI), visual analog scale (VAS) for pain, or Short Form-36 (SF-36) in patients who underwent an arthrodesis or total joint replacement for the treatment of symptomatic hallux rigidus...
November 14, 2017: JBJS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126043/biphasic-bioresorbable-scaffold-trufit-plug-%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-talus-6-to-8-year-follow-up
#5
Elvira Di Cave, Pierluigi Versari, Fabio Sciarretta, David Luzon, Lorenzo Marcellini
BACKGROUND: The ideal treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) is debatable. The TruFit plug has been investigated as a potential treatment method for osteochondral defects. This is a biphasic scaffold designed to stimulate cartilage and subchondral bone formation. The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the long-term functional and MRI outcomes of the TruFit Plug for the treatment of OLT. METHODS: Twelve consecutive patients treated from March 2007 to April 2009 for OLT were evaluated...
June 3, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126040/5-year-results-of-the-1-5cm-incision-achilles-tendon-repair
#6
Samuel K K Ling, Amanda Slocum, T H Lui
BACKGROUND: To study a hypothesis that the cost-effective 1.5cm medial incision Achilles tendon repair technique will provide good functional outcomes which are maintained for over 5 years. METHOD: Prospective study of 12 consecutive cases with a minimal 5-year follow-up were recruited from April 2008 to November 2010. Cases whom were mentally incompetent or those which required concomitant procedures were excluded. Outcomes measures included the numeric pain rating scale, motor power strength, range of motion, functional scoring using the AOFAS hindfoot score and patient's self-assessment using the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS)...
June 16, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110725/tendon-split-lengthening-technique-for-flexor-hallucis-longus-tendon-rupture
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Jae Yong Park, Chenyu Wang, Hee Dong Kim, Hyong Nyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon rupture is a challenging injury to lead with clawing of the great toe when the FHL tendon is repaired too tight. When the diagnosis is delayed, the tendon ends may not be opposable because of contracture or poor tendon tissue. METHODS: A technique to reconstruct FHL tendon rupture without a free tendon graft is described. A split tendon lengthening is performed at the midfoot around the knot of Henry. Ankle block anesthesia is used to allow the patient's active movement of the interphalangeal (IP) joint to determine the appropriate length of the reconstructed tendon for maintaining balance and preventing the tendon from being too tight or too loose...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110516/minimally-invasive-distal-metatarsal-diaphyseal-osteotomy-dmdo-for-chronic-plantar-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Carlo Biz, Stefano Gastaldo, Miki Dalmau-Pastor, Marco Corradin, Andrea Volpin, Pietro Ruggieri
BACKGROUND: The aims of this prospective study were first to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of minimally invasive distal metatarsal diaphyseal osteotomies (DMDOs) for treating a consecutive series of diabetic patients with chronic plantar diabetic foot ulcers (CPDFUs) and second to assess their clinical-functional and radiographic outcomes. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients affected by diabetes mellitus with CPDFUs, not responsive to previous nonoperative management, underwent DMDO...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110501/first-metatarsal-head-osteochondral-defect-treatment-with-particulated-juvenile-cartilage-allograft-transplantation-a-case-series
#9
Bryan Van Dyke, Gregory C Berlet, Justin L Daigre, Christopher F Hyer, Terrence M Philbin
BACKGROUND: Focal damage to articular cartilage, also called an osteochondral defect (OCD), can be a cause of pain and decreased range of motion. Recent advancements have led to transplantation techniques using particulated juvenile articular cartilage allograft. This technique has been applied to the first metatarsal head to a very limited degree, with no published results to our knowledge. The aim of this study was to review the clinical results of patients who underwent particulated juvenile cartilage allograft implantation for first metatarsal head OCDs...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103892/analysis-of-two-different-arthroscopic-brostr%C3%A3-m-repair-constructs-for-treatment-of-chronic-lateral-ankle-instability-in-110-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#10
James M Cottom, Joseph Baker, Britton S Plemmons
Chronic lateral ankle instability is a common condition treated by most foot and ankle surgeons. Once conservative treatment has failed, patients often undergo surgical reconstruction, either anatomic or nonanatomic. The present retrospective cohort study compared the clinical outcomes of 2 different arthroscopic Broström procedures. A total of 110 patients (83 females [75.5%] and 27 males [24.5%]) were treated with 1 of the 2 lateral ankle stabilization techniques from October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095403/ankle-mri-and-arthroscopy-correlation-with-cartilaginous-defects-and-symptomatic-os-trigonum
#11
Brian D Powell, Minton T Cooper
Arthroscopic intervention of the foot and ankle is used for a growing number of procedures. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a helpful technique while detecting pathology before surgical intervention. A common use of MRI is detecting osteochondral lesion of the talus; however, other pathology can be detected including but not limited to symptomatic Os trigonum and subtalar osteochondral defects. An MRI sensitivity and specificity for detecting these pathologies vary. Correlating findings on MRI with arthroscopy is helpful in determining its accuracy and will be discussed in the following case examples...
December 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094011/scaffolds-based-therapy-for-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-a-systematic-review
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Yoshiharu Shimozono, Youichi Yasui, Andrew W Ross, Wataru Miyamoto, John G Kennedy
AIM: To clarify the effectiveness of scaffold-based therapy for osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT). METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases was performed during August 2016 and updated in January 2017. Included studies were evaluated with regard to the level of evidence (LOE) and quality of evidence (QOE) using the Modified Coleman Methodology Score. Variable reporting outcome data, clinical outcomes, and the percentage of patients who returned to sport at previous level were also evaluated...
October 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093757/movement-coordination-patterns-between-the-foot-joints-during-walking
#13
John B Arnold, Paolo Caravaggi, François Fraysse, Dominic Thewlis, Alberto Leardini
Background: In 3D gait analysis, kinematics of the foot joints are usually reported via isolated time histories of joint rotations and no information is provided on the relationship between rotations at different joints. The aim of this study was to identify movement coordination patterns in the foot during walking by expanding an existing vector coding technique according to an established multi-segment foot and ankle model. A graphical representation is also described to summarise the coordination patterns of joint rotations across multiple patients...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083353/comparison-of-clinical-results-after-augmented-versus-direct-surgical-repair-of-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture
#14
Massimiliano Leigheb, Giuseppe Guzzardi, Francesco Pogliacomi, Luca Sempio, Federico A Grassi
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE WORK: Achilles tendon rupture is frequent and can result in a disabling condition. The ideal method of management remains a matter of debate. We aimed to compare the clinical outcome of patients who underwent surgical repair of Achilles tendon rupture with Silfverskiöld augmentation technique with gastrocnemius fascia flap versus Krackow end-to-end stitching technique. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all patients that were surgically treated for Achilles tendon rupture at our institution, between January 2000 and December 2015, using either Silfverskiöld or Krackow technique...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081860/arthroscopic-lateral-ligament-repair-through-two-portals-in-chronic-ankle-instability
#15
Jorge Pablo Batista, Jorge Javier Del Vecchio, Luciano Patthauer, Manuel Ocampo
OBJECTIVES: Injury to the lateral ligament complex of the ankle is one of the most common sports-related injury. Usually lateral ankle evolves with excellent clinical recovery with non surgical treatment, however, near about 30% develop a lateral chronic instability sequela. Several open and arthroscopic surgical techniques have been described to treat this medical condition. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Of the 22 patients who were treated; 18 males and 4 females, and aged from 17-42 years (mean 28 years)...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081030/percutaneous-treatment-of-hallux-valgus-what-s-the-evidence-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
S Caravelli, M Mosca, S Massimi, G G Costa, M Lo Presti, M Fuiano, A Grassi, S Zaffagnini
Hallux and first MTP joint have a fundamental role in the transfer of the weight-bearing load during the normal ambulation. The aim of this paper is to review and analyze the available literature about the percutaneous surgical management of the hallux valgus to highlight its strengths and weakness, also comparing with other minimal invasive techniques. A systematic search of PubMed and Google Scholar databases has been performed, covering the period between 1981 and 2016. Various combinations of the keyword terms "PDO," "hallux valgus," "bunion," "percutaneous," "surgery," "non-invasive," "minimal invasive," "burr," "osteotomy," "distal," "linear," "saw" have been used...
October 28, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079244/surgical-techniques-for-repair-of-atraumatic-tibialis-anterior-tendon-ruptures-a-report-of-two-cases
#17
Romy Patel, Lawrence Fallat
Tendon ruptures of the foot and ankle are overwhelmingly due to direct or blunt force trauma; however, spontaneous tendon ruptures have been less commonly documented in the published data. Surgical techniques for the repair of atraumatic ruptures differ from those for acute traumatic ruptures owing to the delayed patient presentation. Spontaneous tendon ruptures usually result from predisposing factors that have compromised the structural integrity of the tendon before the rupture occurs. We present 2 cases of atraumatic rupture of the tibialis anterior tendon, each repaired using a different surgical technique...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079235/outcomes-of-locking-plate-fixation-for-hindfoot-fusion-procedures-in%C3%A2-15-patients
#18
Kenneth Smith, Ibukunoluwa Araoye, Caleb Jones, Ashish Shah
Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is a salvage procedure for various end-stage foot and ankle pathologic entities. Several factors are known to influence the union rate after these procedures, including construct rigidity. The data on locked plates as a fixation technique have been inconclusive, with variable union rates reported. One recent study suggested that locking plates can lead to high nonunion rates owing to excessive rigidity. The purpose of the present study was to retrospectively examine the outcomes of locking plate fixation...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078824/the-missed-achilles-tear-now-what
#19
REVIEW
Brian D Steginsky, Bryan Van Dyke, Gregory C Berlet
Chronic Achilles tendon ruptures are debilitating injuries and are often associated with large tendon gaps that can be challenging for the foot and ankle surgeon to treat. Preoperative evaluation should include the patient's functional goals, medical comorbidities, MRI assessment of gastrocsoleus muscle viability, condition of adjacent flexor tendons, and size of the tendon defect. Although several surgical techniques have been described, the surgeon must formulate an individualized treatment plan for the patient...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077498/split-thickness-skin-grafts-to-the-foot-and-ankle-of-diabetic-patients
#20
Kyle Sanniec, Tea Nguyen, Suzanne van Asten, Javier La Fontaine, Lawrence A Lavery
BACKGROUND: There is an increased prevalence of foot ulceration in patients with diabetes, leading to hospitalization. Early wound closure is necessary to prevent further infections and, ultimately, lower-limb amputations. There is no current evidence stating that an elevated preoperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level is a contraindication to skin grafting. The purpose of this review was to determine whether elevated HbA1c levels are a contraindication to the application of skin grafts in diabetic patients...
September 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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