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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259443/u-s-state-driving-regulations-relevant-to-foot-and-ankle-surgeons
#1
Laura E Sansosti, Timothy Greene, Todd Hasenstein, Michael Berger, Andrew J Meyr
The effect of lower extremity pathology and surgery on automobile driving has been a topic of contemporary interest, because these conditions can be associated with impaired driving function. We reviewed the U.S. driving laws relative to foot and ankle patients, for the 50 U.S. states (and District of Columbia). We aimed to address the following questions relative to noncommercial driving regulations: does the state have regulations with respect to driving in a lower extremity cast, driving with a foot/ankle immobilization device, driving with acute or chronic lower extremity pathology or disability, those who have undergone foot and/or ankle surgery, and those with diabetes? Full state-specific answers to the preceding questions are provided...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257680/surgical-correction-of-the-achilles-tendon-for-diabetic-foot-ulcerations-and-charcot-neuroarthropathy
#2
REVIEW
Crystal L Ramanujam, Thomas Zgonis
Achilles tendon pathologic conditions are implicated in contributing to the development of many diabetic foot complications including diabetic foot ulceration and Charcot neuroarthropathy. Surgical correction of the diabetic equinus deformity has been studied as an isolated or adjunctive treatment when dealing with difficult-to-close diabetic foot ulcerations or when surgically addressing the diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy foot or ankle. This article reviews the most common indications, complications, and surgical procedures for equinus correction by either a tendo-Achilles lengthening or gastrocnemius recession for the management of diabetic foot conditions...
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255387/reverse-sural-flap-for-ankle-and-heel-soft-tissues-reconstruction
#3
R N Ciofu, D G Zamfirescu, S A Popescu, I Lascar
Introduction: The potential of the medial calf integument, as donor site for a free flap based on musculocutaneous branches of the medial sural artery, was first identified by Taylor and Daniel, following cadaver investigation. In 1981, Pontén described the fasciocutaneous sural flap as a reconstructive option for soft tissue loss of the lower extremity, particularly around the knee. Two years later, Donski and Fogdestram presented the distally based fasciocutaneous flap from the sural region followed by Montegut and Allen who considered the sural artery perforator flap as a viable alternative for the gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap...
January 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245975/evaluation-of-fixation-techniques-for-metatarsocuneiform-arthrodesis
#4
Eric A Barp, John G Erickson, Hayden L Smith, Katrina Almeida, Kelsey Millonig
First metatarsocuneiform joint arthrodesis has been used in foot and ankle surgery for the treatment of hallux abductovalgus deformity, among other pedal pathologic entities. The goal of the present retrospective study was to compare the fusion rates and complications of an intraplate compression screw fixation, crossing solid core screw fixation, and a single interfragmentary screw with a simple locking plate. All procedures were performed by a single surgeon, and all patients received an identical postoperative protocol...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245974/involvement-of-residents-does-not-increase-postoperative-complications-after-open-reduction-internal-fixation-of-ankle-fractures-an-analysis-of-3251-cases
#5
Philip K Louie, William W Schairer, Bryan D Haughom, Joshua A Bell, Kevin J Campbell, Brett R Levine
Ankle fractures are common injuries frequently treated by foot and ankle surgeons. Therefore, it has become a core competency for orthopedic residency training. Surgical educators must balance the task of training residents with optimizing patient outcomes and minimizing morbidity and mortality. The present study aimed to determine the effect of resident involvement on the 30-day postoperative complication rates after open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures. A second objective of the present study was to determine the independent risk factors for complications after this procedure...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219141/-significance-of-bacteria-detection-with-filter-paper-method-on-diagnosis-of-diabetic-foot-wound-infection
#6
X H Zou, Y P Zhu, G Q Ren, G C Li, J Zhang, L J Zou, Z B Feng, B H Li
Objective: To evaluate the significance of bacteria detection with filter paper method on diagnosis of diabetic foot wound infection. Methods: Eighteen patients with diabetic foot ulcer conforming to the study criteria were hospitalized in Liyuan Hospital Affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology from July 2014 to July 2015. Diabetic foot ulcer wounds were classified according to the University of Texas diabetic foot classification (hereinafter referred to as Texas grade) system, and general condition of patients with wounds in different Texas grade was compared...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167343/association-between-ankle-equinus-and-plantar-pressures-in-people-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
A Searle, M J Spink, A Ho, V H Chuter
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world and is associated with a life-time risk of foot ulcer of 12-25%. Diabetes related restriction in ankle joint range of dorsiflexion is proposed to contribute to elevated plantar pressures implicated in the development of foot ulcers. METHODS: A systematic search of EBSCO Megafile Premier (containing MEDLINE, CINAHL, SPORTSdiscus and Academic Search Complete) and The Cochrane Library was conducted to 23rd November 2016...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133924/safety-and-efficacy-of-intramuscular-human-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-like-cells-cenplacel-pda-002-in-patients-who-have-a-diabetic-foot-ulcer-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
#8
Stephanie C Wu, Richard Pollak, Robert G Frykberg, Wei Zhou, Maha Karnoub, Vladimir Jankovic, Steven A Fischkoff, Denesh Chitkara
The objective of this study was to examine the safety of cenplacel (PDA-002) in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Cenplacel is a mesenchymal-like cell population derived from full-term human placenta. This phase 1, dose-escalation study investigated cenplacel in diabetic patients with chronic DFUs (Wagner grade 1 or grade 2) and PAD [ankle-brachial index (ABI) >0·5 and ≤0·9], enrolled sequentially into each of four dose cohorts (3 × 10(6) , 10 × 10(6) , 30 × 10(6) and 100 × 10(6) cells; administered intramuscularly on study days 1 and 8 in combination with standard of care)...
January 30, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110796/effectiveness-of-hindfoot-arthrodesis-by-stable-internal-fixation-in-various-eichenholtz-stages-of-neuropathic-ankle-arthropathy
#9
Silvampatty R Sundararajan, Kanchana P Srikanth, Handenahally S Nagaraja, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
The optimal time to treat neuropathic (Charcot) arthropathy of the ankle and peritalar joint is controversial because of the various treatment options available and the variable results reported in published studies. We sought to determine the outcome of hind foot arthrodesis with stable internal fixation in patients with different Eichenholtz stages of arthropathy. We prospectively studied patients with substantial disabilities caused by neuropathic arthropathy in deformed, unstable ankle and peritalar joints, with or without ulcerations, who had undergone treatment from July 2007 to December 2012...
March 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054925/the-wound-trend-scale-a-retrospective-review-of-utility-and-predictive-value-in-the-assessment-and-documentation-of-lower-leg-ulcers
#10
Noreen A Campbell, Donna L Campbell, Andrea Turner
Wound assessment is essential to manage wound care. The Wound Trend Scale (WTS) is a paper-and-pen instrument comprised of 14 parameters designed to guide assessment of findings relevant to lower leg ulcer management and includes an infection screen and cues for physician consultation. To determine its clinical utility, predictive value, and reliability, data were retrospectively analyzed from a random sampling of medical records of patients seen at a Foot and Leg Clinic between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041815/non-invasive-lower-limb-small-arterial-measures-co-segregate-strongly-with-foot-complications-in-people-with-diabetes
#11
Sean Michael Lanting, Stephen M Twigg, Nathan Anthony Johnson, Michael Kevin Baker, Ian Douglas Caterson, Vivienne Helaine Chuter
AIMS: It is unclear how well non-invasive lower-limb vascular assessments can identify those at risk of foot complications in people with diabetes. We aimed to investigate the relationship between a history of foot complication (ulceration or amputation) and non-invasive vascular assessments in people with diabetes. METHODS: Bilateral ankle-brachial index (ABI), toe brachial index (TBI) and continuous wave Doppler (CWD) were performed in 127 adults with diabetes (97% type 2; age 66...
March 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033047/top-100-cited-foot-and-ankle-related-articles
#12
Patrick A DeHeer, William Adams, Faye-Rose Grebenyuk, Eric Meshulam, Kory Miskin, Tiffany Truong Koch, Corey Groh
BACKGROUND: Article citations are a well-accepted method of evaluating the influence or impact of a particular article. Other medical specialties have published the top cited articles in their specialty. To date, an analysis of the foot and ankle podiatric medicine-related article citation method has not been published. METHODS: Three citation indices were used on October 10, 2014, February 20, 2015, and May 1, 2015, to determine the top 100 cited foot and ankle-related articles...
November 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031030/outcome-after-protected-full-weightbearing-treatment-in-an-orthopedic-device-in-diabetic-neuropathic-arthropathy-charcot-arthropathy-a-comparison-of-unilaterally-and-bilaterally-affected-patients
#13
Niklas Renner, Stephan Hermann Wirth, Georg Osterhoff, Thomas Böni, Martin Berli
BACKGROUND: Charcot neuropathic arthropathy (CN) is a chronic, progressive, destructive, non-infectious process that most frequently affects the bone architecture of the foot in patients with sensory neuropathy. We evaluated the outcome of protected weightbearing treatment of CN in unilaterally and bilaterally affected patients and secondarily compared outcomes in protected versus unprotected weightbearing treatment. METHODS: Patient records and radiographs from 2002 to 2012 were retrospectively analyzed...
December 29, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009675/effects-of-foot-and-ankle-devices-on-balance-gait-and-falls-in-adults-with-sensory-perception-loss-a-systematic-review
#14
Joanne Paton, Anna L Hatton, Keith Rome, Bridie Kent
BACKGROUND: Foot and ankle devices are being developed as a method of preventing people with sensory perception loss sustaining a fall. Such devices are believed to work by reducing the likelihood of a fall by improving the balance and gait of the user. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the review was to evaluate the effectiveness of foot and ankle devices for the prevention of falls and the improvement of balance and gait in adults with sensory perception loss. INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: Participants were community-dwelling adults with bilateral pathological sensory perception loss...
December 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926682/clinical-outcomes-of-nonunions-of-hindfoot-and-ankle-fusions
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Fabian Krause, Alastair S E Younger, Judith F Baumhauer, Timothy R Daniels, Mark Glazebrook, Peter T Evangelista, Michael S Pinzur, Gowreeson Thevendran, Rafe M J Donahue, Christopher W DiGiovanni
BACKGROUND: While nonunion after foot and ankle fusion surgery has been associated with poor outcomes, we are not aware of any longitudinal study on this subject. Thus, we prospectively evaluated the impact of nonunion on clinical outcomes of foot and ankle fusions and identified potential risk factors for nonunion after these procedures. METHODS: Using data from a randomized clinical trial on recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-BB (rhPDGF-BB; Augment Bone Graft, BioMimetic Therapeutics), union was defined either by assessment of computed tomography (CT) scans at 24 weeks by a reviewer blinded to the type of treatment or by the surgeon's composite assessment of clinical and radiographic findings at 52 weeks and CT findings at 24 or 36 weeks...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923216/efficacy-of-a-cellular-bone-allograft-for-foot-and-ankle-arthrodesis-and-revision-nonunion-procedures
#16
Travis J Dekker, Peter White, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: Bone graft substitutes are often required in patients at risk for nonunion, and therefore, an allograft that most closely mimics an autograft is highly sought after. This study explored the utility and efficacy of a cellular bone allograft used for foot and ankle arthrodesis and revision nonunion procedures in a patient population at risk for nonunion. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review of consecutive patients who underwent arthrodesis and revision nonunion procedures with a cellular bone allograft was performed at a single academic institution...
March 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921418/-diabetic-foot-syndrome-from-the-perspective-of-internist-educated-in-podiatry
#17
Alexandra Jirkovská
Podiatry is the science dealing with the diagnostics and treatment of the foot and ankle and associated tissues and structures by all appropriate methods and also with the local manifestation of the overall processes in this area. Diabetic foot disease is defined as infection, ulceration or destruction of tissues of the foot associated with neuropathy and/or peripheral artery disease in the lower extremity of people with diabetes according to the latest edition of the International Consensus. Successful treatment and prevention of diabetic foot syndrome depends on a holistic approach, in which it is seen as part of the multiple organ involvement...
2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898266/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-foot-osteomyelitis
#18
Chester N Ashong, Shazia A Raheem, Andrew S Hunter, Cezarina Mindru, Neal R Barshes
BACKGROUND: Conflicting studies exist regarding the impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on increased time to wound healing, future need for surgical procedures, and likelihood of treatment failure in patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis. The purpose of this study is to determine the overall significance of MRSA in predicting treatment failure in bone infections of the foot and to determine an appropriate pre-operative and empiric post-operative antibiotic regimen...
February 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888847/mr-imaging-of-the-diabetic-foot
#19
REVIEW
Eoghan McCarthy, William B Morrison, Adam C Zoga
Abnormalities of the peripheral nervous, vascular, and immune systems contribute to the development of numerous foot and ankle pathologies in the diabetic population. Although radiographs remain the most practical first-line imaging tool, magnetic resonance (MR) is the tertiary imaging modality of choice, allowing for optimal assessment of bone and soft tissue abnormalities. MR allows for the accurate distinction between osteomyelitis/septic arthritis and neuropathic osteoarthropathy. Furthermore, it provides an excellent presurgical anatomic road map of involved tissues and devitalized skin to ensure successful limited amputations when required...
February 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882360/static-and-dynamic-predictors-of-foot-progression-angle-in-individuals-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus-and-peripheral-neuropathy
#20
Ericka N Merriwether, Mary K Hastings, Michael J Mueller, Kathryn L Bohnert, Michael J Strube, Darrah R Snozek, David R Sinacore
INTRODUCTION: Foot progression angle (FPA) is a predictor of elevated regional plantar stresses and loads, which are indicators of dermal injury risk in individuals with diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy (DMPN). FPA accounts for 15-45% of the variance in plantar stresses and loads in adults with DMPN. However, the biomechanical factors underlying an "out-toeing" gait pattern in this clinical population have not been examined. The primary purpose of this study was to identify static and dynamic predictors of foot progression angle magnitude in adults with and without DMPN...
2016: Annals of Gerontology and Geriatric Research
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