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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275904/the-achilles-tendon-in-healthy-subjects-an-anthropometric-and-ultrasound-mapping-study
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Nick N Patel, Sameh A Labib
Ultrasonography is an inexpensive, fast, and reliable imaging technique widely used to assess the Achilles tendon. Although significant data exists regarding pathologic tendon changes, ultrasound data from healthy individuals are more limited. We aimed to better characterize ultrasound Achilles tendon measurements in healthy individuals and identify important correlating factors. The information collected included patient demographics, body habitus, activity level, foot dominance, and resting ankle angle. Ultrasound analysis was performed bilaterally on the Achilles tendons of 50 subjects using a high-frequency transducer to measure tendon width, thickness, cross-sectional area, and length...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273251/outcomes-and-complications-following-endoscopically-assisted-percutaneous-achilles-tendon-repair
#2
Chamnanni Rungprai, Phinit Phisitkul
PURPOSE: To review functional and clinical outcomes as well as complications in patients who underwent endoscopically assisted percutaneous Achilles tendon repair using 4-strand core suture configuration via a 6-portal technique. METHODS: A retrospective chart review with prospectively collected data was performed in 23 consecutive patients who underwent endoscopically assisted percutaneous Achilles tendon repair between 2008 and 2015. The minimum follow-up to be included in the study was 24 months...
December 19, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241361/clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-comparing-percutaneous-chevron-akin-osteotomies-vs-open-scarf-akin-osteotomies-for-hallux-valgus
#3
Mun Chun Lai, Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj, Yew Lok Woo, William Yeo, Yung Chuan Sean Ng, Kevin Koo
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgeries have gained popularity due to less soft tissue trauma and better wound healing. To date, limited studies have compared the outcomes of percutaneous and open osteotomies. This study aims to investigate the clinical and radiological outcomes of percutaneous chevron-Akin osteotomies vs open scarf-Akin osteotomies at 24-month follow-up. METHOD: We reviewed a prospectively collected database in a tertiary hospital hallux valgus registry...
December 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240590/reverse-sural-adipofascial-flaps-with-acellular-dermal-matrix-and-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
#4
Matthew E Pontell, Noah Saad, Brian S Winters, Joseph N Daniel, Adam Saad
The reverse sural adipofascial flap (RSAF) is used to reconstruct challenging wounds of the foot and ankle. It offers several advantages over the traditional reverse sural flap, including less venous congestion. To complete the reconstruction, split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) may be done immediately or in a delayed fashion; however, both scenarios result in suboptimal take rates and prolonged healing. An acellular dermal matrix (ADM; Integra; Ethicon Inc, Somerville, New Jersey) and negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) combined with RSAF followed by delayed STSG may decrease wound healing time...
January 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239256/use-of-three-dimensional-finite-element-models-of-the-lateral-ankle-ligaments-to-evaluate-three-surgical-techniques
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Cheng-Wei Wang, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Jing-Ping Bai
Objective To compare three surgical techniques for lateral ankle ligament reconstruction using finite element (FE) models. Methods A three-dimensional FE model of the left foot of a healthy volunteer and lateral collateral ligament injury models were developed. Three tendons [one-half of the autologous peroneus longus tendon (PLT), one-half of the peroneus brevis tendon (PBT), and an allogeneic tendon] were used for lateral collateral ligament reconstruction. The ankle varus stress and anterior drawer tests were performed to compare the three surgical techniques...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237480/achilles-tenodesis-for-calcaneal-insufficiency-avulsion-fractures-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus
#6
Youngrak Choi, Young-Woo Kwon, Young-Suk Sim, Taeho Kim, Dayoung Song, Soohyun Lee
BACKGROUND: Calcaneal insufficiency avulsion (CIA) fractures often present with neuropathic etiology, such as Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). Under the same surgical procedures, the outcomes of CIA fractures are less desirable, compared to the outcomes of the traumatic calcaneal avulsion fractures. Here, the study suggests Achilles tenodesis technique using suture anchor after resection of the CIA fracture fragments could provide satisfactory clinical results in the cases of surgically indicated CIA fractures...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221678/hybrid-imaging-in-foot-and-ankle-disorders
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R García Jiménez, F J García-Gómez, E Noriega Álvarez, C Calvo Morón, J J Martín-Marcuartu
Disorders of the foot and ankle are some of the most frequent ones affecting the musculoskeletal system and have a great impact on patients' quality of life. Accurate diagnosis is an important clinical challenge because of the complex anatomy and function of the foot, that make it difficult to locate the source of the pain by routine clinical examination. In the study of foot pathology, anatomical imaging (radiography, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], ultrasound and computed tomography [CT]) and functional imaging (bone scan, positron emission tomography [PET] and MRI) techniques have been used...
December 6, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215571/application-of-the-superelastic-niti-spring-in-ankle-foot-orthosis-afo-to-create-normal-ankle-joint-behavior
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Amirhesam Amerinatanzi, Hashem Zamanian, Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam, Ahmadreza Jahadakbar, Mohammad Elahinia
Hinge-based Ankle Foot Orthosis (HAFO) is one of the most common non-surgical solutions for the foot drop. In conventional HAFOs, the ankle joint is almost locked, and plantar flexion is restricted due to the high stiffness of the hinge mechanism. This often leads to a rigid walking gate cycle, poor muscle activity, and muscle atrophy. Since the ankle torque-angle loop has a non-linear profile, the use of a superelastic NiTi spring within the hinge, due to its nonlinear behavior, could recreate a close-to-normal stiffness of the normal ankle joint, which, in turn, could create a more natural walk...
December 7, 2017: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202990/biological-reconstruction-of-large-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talar-dome-with-a-modified-sandwich-technique-midterm-results
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Boguslaw Sadlik, Lukasz Kolodziej, Adrian Blasiak, Mateusz Szymczak, Bartłomiej Warchal
BACKGROUND: Surgical treatment for large osteochondral lesions of the talar dome (OLTD) must restore the convexity and curvature of the talus. Here, we present midterm results and describe the modified "sandwich" reconstruction procedure. Bone defects were restored using a biological inlay consists of autologous bone chips that were mixed with bone marrow concentrate and fibrin glue and covered with a xenogeneic collagen membrane infiltrated with bone marrow concentrate and stabilized by fibrin glue...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202982/comparison-of-outcomes-of-osteosynthesis-in-type-ii-accessory-navicular-by-variable-fixation-methods
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Ho-Seong Jang, Kwang-Hee Park, Hyun-Woo Park
BACKGROUND: To compare the outcomes of fixation methods for osteosynthesis of a type II symptomatic accessory navicular between screw and tension band wiring. METHODS: Forty-four patients (mean age, 29.2 years; range, 13-54 years; 21 males and 23 females) who had undergone operative treatment after failed conservative treatment were chosen for the study between 2007 and 2014. The patients were divided into two groups by the method of osteosynthesis: group 1 (screw) and group 2 (tension band wiring)...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197918/the-potential-of-ultrasonography-in-the-evaluation-of-foot-orthotics-therapy
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REVIEW
Daniel Petcu, Delia Alexandrina Mitrea, Cosmina Ioana Bondor, Elena Rodica Perciun
Foot orthotics prescription is based on the foot functioning paradigms with tissue stress theory being in avant-garde. The main goal of orthotic therapy is to reduce the internal tissue's pathological stresses in the foot structures. Traditionally, ultrasound scanning technique depicts anatomic related data of both common and uncommon pathology encountered in the clinical practice, helping in diagnosing, treating and evaluating, which are equally important for the practitioners. Its accessibility, compared to biomechanical modelling, makes this technique a valuable tool in the field of foot and ankle disorders...
November 29, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162365/ankle-fracture-controversies-do-the-foot-and-ankle-specialists-have-a-different-vision
#12
G González-Lucena, D Pérez-Prieto, A López-Alcover, A Ginés-Cespedosa
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the differences in the management of ankle fractures between orthopaedic/trauma surgeons and foot and ankle specialists. MATERIAL AND METHOD: An e-mail survey was performed asking some of the country's orthopaedic surgeons controversial questions regarding the analysis of 5 clinical cases of different ankle fractures. RESULTS: Seventy-two surgeons responded to the questionnaire (response rate of 24.2%): 37 foot and ankle specialists and 35 non-specialist orthopaedic surgeons...
November 18, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160725/management-of-neurologic-deformity-of-the-ankle-and-foot-with-concurrent-osteomyelitis-with-the-ilizarov-method
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Nikolay Mikhailovich Kliushin, Anatoliy Sergeyevich Sudnitsyn, Koushik Narayan Subramanyam, Jefferson George
BACKGROUND: The combination of neurologic deformity of the ankle and foot with osteomyelitis is a therapeutic challenge. We investigated the role of Ilizarov with regard to eradication of infection, correction of deformities and improvement of patient function. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 77 patients (77 feet) with neurologic deformity of the ankle and foot with osteomyelitis treated sequentially in 3 stages by Ilizarov method. The 3 stages were (1) active debridement and Ilizarov stabilization, (2) further strengthening of Ilizarov fixator and active osteosynthesis consisting of strategies like arthrodesis, osteotomy distraction, bone transport, or combination thereof, (3) consolidation of fusion/regeneration achieved in second stage...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160101/postoperative-analgesia-using-peripheral-anesthetic-block-of-the-foot-and-ankle
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Kelly Cristina Stéfani, Gabriel Ferraz Ferreira, Miguel Viana Pereira Filho
BACKGROUND: Anesthetic block of the peripheral nerves in the foot and ankle is generally used as anesthesia. The increased use of anesthetic blocks has made this technique an increasingly safe method, and its use has been expanded to postoperative analgesia in foot and ankle surgeries. The objective of this study was to evaluate the analgesia time and pain intensity, using objective scores, after peripheral nerve block in foot and ankle surgeries. METHODS: Patients who underwent surgery by the foot and ankle group of our institution from March 2016 to January 2017 were invited to participate in this prospective, randomized, and blinded study after signing an informed consent form...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156168/new-fixation-methods-for-the-treatment-of-the-diabetic-foot-beaming-external-fixation-and-beyond
#15
REVIEW
Roberto A Brandão, Jeffrey S Weber, David Larson, Mark A Prissel, Patrick E Bull, Gregory C Berlet, Christopher F Hyer
Surgical correction of complex foot and ankle deformities secondary to Charcot neuroarthropathy remains a significant surgical challenge. New technological advancements in hardware have allowed for the use of augmented fixation techniques in midfoot deformity correction, including the use of indication-specific locking plates and beaming techniques that offer enhanced stability. Severe hindfoot deformity management can employ the use of internal fixation, including intramedullary hindfoot nails and circular external fixation frames for limb salvage...
January 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156161/the-use-of-particulated-juvenile-allograft-cartilage-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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REVIEW
Alan Ng, Kaitlyn Bernhard
Particulated juvenile allograft cartilage (PJAC) has significant promise and is currently supported by several studies. Potential benefits of this new technique include single-stage procedure, simplicity in the surgical technique, implantation of juvenile tissue, and a lack of donor site morbidity. This article discusses the imaging, surgical options, and postoperative management of PJAC.
January 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146221/takedown-of-ankle-arthrodesis-with-insufficient-fibula-surgical-technique-and-intermediate-term-follow-up
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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 2017: JBJS Reviews
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