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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774751/evaluation-of-articular-cartilage-injury-using-computed-tomography-with-axial-traction-in-the-ankle-joint
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Tomoyuki Nakasa, Yasunari Ikuta, Mikiya Sawa, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Yusuke Tsuyuguchi, Yuki Ota, Munekazu Kanemitsu, Nobuo Adachi
BACKGROUND: Although chondral or osteochondral injuries are usually assessed by magnetic resonance imaging, its accuracy can be low, presumably related to the relatively thin cartilage layer and the close apposition of the cartilage of the talus and tibial plafond. We hypothesized that axial traction could provide a contrast between the articular cartilage and joint cavity, and it enabled the simultaneous evaluation of cartilage and subchondral bone. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of using computed tomography (CT) imaging with axial traction for the diagnosis of articular cartilage injuries...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736570/surgical-treatment-paradigms-of-ankle-lateral-instability-osteochondral-defects-and-impingement
#2
Hélder Pereira, Gwendolyn Vuurberg, Pietro Spennacchio, Jorge Batista, Pieter D'Hooghe, Kenneth Hunt, Niek Van Dijk
Ankle sprain is amongst the most frequent musculoskeletal injuries, particularly during sports activities. Chronic ankle instability (CAI) resulting from an ankle sprain might have severe long-lasting consequences on the ankle joint. Despite the fact that most patients will respond favourably to appropriate conservative treatment, around 20% will develop symptomatic CAI with sense of giving away and recurrent sprains leading to functional impairment. "Classical" surgical repair by Brostrom-like surgery in one of its many modifications has achieved good results over the years...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736568/emerging-concepts-in-treating-cartilage-osteochondral-defects-and-osteoarthritis-of-the-knee-and-ankle
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Hélder Pereira, Ibrahim Fatih Cengiz, Carlos Vilela, Pedro L Ripoll, João Espregueira-Mendes, J Miguel Oliveira, Rui L Reis, C Niek van Dijk
The management and treatment of cartilage lesions, osteochondral defects, and osteoarthritis remain a challenge in orthopedics. Moreover, these entities have different behaviors in different joints, such as the knee and the ankle, which have inherent differences in function, biology, and biomechanics. There has been a huge development on the conservative treatment (new technologies including orthobiologics) as well as on the surgical approach. Some surgical development upraises from technical improvements including advanced arthroscopic techniques but also from increased knowledge arriving from basic science research and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine approaches...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730218/arthroscopic-repair-of-lateral-ankle-ligament-for-chronic-lateral-ankle-instability-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alexandra J Brown, Yoshiharu Shimozono, Eoghan T Hurley, John G Kennedy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the current studies on arthroscopic lateral ankle ligament repair for chronic lateral ankle instability. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases was performed during August 2017. Included studies were evaluated with regard to level of evidence (LOE) and quality of evidence (QOE) using the Coleman Methodology Score. Variable reporting outcome data, clinical outcomes, and percentage of patients who returned to sport at previous level were also evaluated...
May 2, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727309/differences-between-subtalar-instability-and-lateral-ankle-instability-focusing-on-subtalar-ligaments-based-on-three-dimensional-isotropic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Deuk Young Yoon, Sung Gyu Moon, Hong-Geun Jung, Na Ra Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the differences between subtalar instability (STI) and lateral ankle instability (LAI) focusing on subtalar ligaments using 3-dimensional (3D) isotropic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Preoperative MRIs of 10 patients with STI who failed nonoperative treatment and consequently underwent arthroscopic subtalar reconstruction were compared with preoperative MRIs of 23 patients with LAI who underwent ligament repair or reconstruction...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709422/arthroscopic-subtalar-arthrodesis-does-the-type-of-fixation-modify-outcomes
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Jesús Vilá-Rico, Beatriz Bravo-Giménez, Verónica Jimenez-Díaz, Maria Angeles Mellado-Romero, Cristina Ojeda-Thies
The goal of the present study was to analyze a modified American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot scale score, time to union, and the incidence of fusion after isolated arthroscopic posterior subtalar arthrodesis using either 1 or 2 screws of different diameters. We reviewed a consecutive series of 65 patients, mean age 50.0 ± 15.6 years, including 38 males (58.5%) and 27 females (41.5%), who had undergone arthrodesis from May 2004 to February 2011. The mean follow-up duration was 57...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701088/outcome-of-autologous-bone-grafting-with-preservation-of-articular-cartilage-to-treat-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-with-large-associated-subchondral-cysts
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M Sawa, T Nakasa, Y Ikuta, M Yoshikawa, Y Tsuyuguchi, M Kanemitsu, Y Ota, N Adachi
Aims The aim of this study was to evaluate antegrade autologous bone grafting with the preservation of articular cartilage in the treatment of symptomatic osteochondral lesions of the talus with subchondral cysts. Patients and Methods The study involved seven men and five women; their mean age was 35.9 years (14 to 70). All lesions included full-thickness articular cartilage extending through subchondral bone and were associated with subchondral cysts. Medial lesions were exposed through an oblique medial malleolar osteotomy, and one lateral lesion was exposed by expanding an anterolateral arthroscopic portal...
May 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698981/partial-hemiresurfacing-of-osteochondral-defects-of-the-talus-surgical-technique-and-preliminary-report-from-four-patient
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Sascha Beck, André Busch, Christoph Zilkens, Sebastian Warwas, Marcus Jäger
BACKGROUND: Osteochondral lesions of the medial talus (OLT) frequently lead to chronic ankle pain and osteoarthritis. Arthroscopic debridement, subchondral bone stimulation by drilling, and microfracturing are options for primary therapy in small lesions. In larger lesions, restoration of the talar dome contour seems to be a mandatory course of action. METHODS: In a case series, we followed up four patients being treated with a focal resurfacing prosthetic due to large osteochondral talar lesions...
April 26, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696318/microfracture-provides-better-clinical-results-than-debridement-in-the-treatment-of-acute-talar-osteochondral-lesions-using-arthroscopic-assisted-fixation-of-acute-ankle-fractures
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Altuğ Duramaz, Emre Baca
PURPOSE: Ankle arthroscopy is a useful tool for detection and treatment of accompanying intraarticular pathologies in acute ankle fractures. The purpose of this study was to compare the treatment results of talus osteochondral lesions (OLT) with debridement and microfracture in arthroscopy assisted surgery of acute ankle fractures. METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients who were treated with arthroscopic acute debridement and 14 consecutive patients who were treated with arthroscopic acute microfracture in the treatment of ankle fracture were included in the study...
April 25, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663091/anatomical-feasibility-study-of-flexor-hallucis-longus-transfer-in-treatment-of-achilles-tendon-and-posteromedial-portal-of-ankle-arthroscopy
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Haijiao Mao, Linger Wang, Wenwei Dong, Zhenxin Liu, Weigang Yin, Dachuan Xu, Keith L Wapner
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of anatomical variations of the musculotendinous junction of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) muscle, the relationship between FHL tendon or muscle and the tibial neurovascular bundle at the level of the posterior ankle joint in human cadavers. METHODS: Seventy embalmed feet from 20 male and 15 female cadavers, the cadavers' mean age was 65.4 (range from 14 to 82) years, were dissected and anatomically classified to observe FHL muscle morphology define the relationship between FHL tendon or muscle and the tibial neurovascular bundle...
April 16, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652193/relationship-between-bone-marrow-lesions-on-mri-and-cartilage-degeneration-in-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talar-dome
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Tomoyuki Nakasa, Yasunari Ikuta, Mikiya Sawa, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Yusuke Tsuyuguchi, Yuki Ota, Munekazu Kanemitsu, Nobuo Adachi
BACKGROUND: In the evaluation of osteochondral lesions of the talar dome (OLT), bone marrow lesions (BML) are commonly observed in the subchondral bone on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the significance of BML, such as the histology of the overlying cartilage, is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the BML and cartilage degeneration in OLT. METHODS: Thirty-three ankles with OLT were included in this study...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643135/arthroscopic-reduction-and-fixation-of-a-lateral-inverted-osteochondral-fracture-of-the-talus-lift
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Joao Teixeira, Manuel Carvalho, António Torres, Nuno Tavares
Some ankle sprains hide important lesions beyond the classic lateral ligament complex injuries. The lateral inverted osteochondral fracture of the talus (LIFT) represents a rare osteochondral lesion, whose diagnosis relies on a high clinical suspicion followed by correct image study interpretation. We present a successful arthroscopic fixation of a LIFT lesion in a 45-year-old active man. At 8 months follow-up, the patient was pain free and able to return to his daily activities without limitation. The imagiological study showed osteochondral fragment consolidation with no signs of hardware failure...
April 11, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629582/arthroscopically-assisted-fixation-of-hawkins-type-ii-talar-neck-fractures
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J Wagener, C Schweizer, L Zwicky, T Horn Lang, B Hintermann
Aims Arthroscopically controlled fracture reduction in combination with percutaneous screw fixation may be an alternative approach to open surgery to treat talar neck fractures. The purpose of this study was thus to present preliminary results on arthroscopically reduced talar neck fractures. Patients and Methods A total of seven consecutive patients (four women and three men, mean age 39 years (19 to 61)) underwent attempted surgical treatment of a closed Hawkins type II talar neck fracture using arthroscopically assisted reduction and percutaneous screw fixation...
April 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624081/metal-resurfacing-inlay-implant-for-osteochondral-talar-defects-after-failed-previous-surgery-a-midterm-prospective-follow-up-study
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Gwendolyn Vuurberg, Mikel L Reilingh, Christiaan J A van Bergen, Inge C M van Eekeren, Rogier M Gerards, C Niek van Dijk
BACKGROUND: Treatment of osteochondral talar defects (OCDs) after failed previous surgery is challenging. Promising short-term results have been reported with use of a metal resurfacing inlay implant. PURPOSE: To evaluate the midterm clinical effectiveness of the metal implant for OCDs of the medial talar dome after failed previous surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: We prospectively studied all patients who met the inclusion criteria and received a metal resurfacing inlay implant between 2007 and 2014...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552482/anatomical-arthroscopic-graft-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-tibiofibular-ligament-for-chronic-disruption-of-the-distal-syndesmosis
#15
Jesús Vilá-Rico, Enrique Sánchez-Morata, Elena Vacas-Sánchez, Cristina Ojeda-Thies
Injuries of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis are commonly overlooked or mismanaged, and chronic instability is a debilitating condition leading to premature joint degeneration. Several methods of treatment have been described, mainly screw fixation, arthrodesis, or ligament reconstruction. Most clinical evidence is limited to case series, mainly screw fixation, and there is a general paucity of evidence regarding ligament reconstruction, which is considered to be more anatomic and to restore joint biomechanics...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552478/a-technique-for-the-reduction-of-complications-associated-with-anterior-portal-placement-during-ankle-arthroscopy-using-a-peripheral-vein-illumination-device
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Yusuke Tsuyuguchi, Tomoyuki Nakasa, Masakazu Ishikawa, Yasunari Ikuta, Mikiya Sawa, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Nobuo Adachi
Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive technique for ankle joint treatment. However, injury to the intermediate dorsal cutaneous nerve (IDCN) and the medial dorsal cutaneous nerve (MDCN) is a common complication during anterior portal placement. To prevent injuries, methods such as palpating the nerves topographically and marking the nerves by transilluminating the skin with an arthroscope have been proposed. Easier and more definitive methods of identifying the IDCN and MDCN should result in a reduction of complications...
February 2018: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537877/primary-versus-secondary-osteochondral-autograft-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-large-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
#17
Kwang Hwan Park, Yeokgu Hwang, Seung Hwan Han, Yoo Jung Park, Dong Woo Shim, Woo Jin Choi, Jin Woo Lee
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have reported promising clinical results after osteochondral autograft transplantation (OAT) for the treatment of large osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT). However, no study has yet compared clinical outcomes between primary and secondary OAT for large OLT. PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes among patients with large OLT who receive primary OAT versus those who receive secondary OAT after failure of marrow stimulation and to identify factors associated with clinical failure...
May 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528723/intraoperative-findings-of-lateral-ligament-avulsion-fractures-and-outcome-after-refixation-to-the-fibula
#18
Jasmin Diallo, Joe Wagener, Christine Schweizer, Tamara Horn Lang, Roxa Ruiz, Beat Hintermann
BACKGROUND: An acute ankle sprain can result in a bony avulsion of the lateral ankle ligaments. The extent of concomitant lesions and subsequent instability patterns are not clearly understood. The high incidence of old avulsion fractures found in symptomatic chronic ankle instability may indicate the need for primary fixation. METHODS: Ten patients (5 male, 5 female; mean age, 34 years; range, 15-64 years) with bony avulsion fractures of the fibula after acute ankle sprains were included...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29503777/arthroscopic-treatment-of-synovial-chondromatosis-in-the-ankle-joint
#19
Daniel R Kunzler, Pejma Shazadeh Safavi, Brittney J Warren, Cory F Janney, Vinod Panchbhavi
Synovial chondromatosis of the ankle is rare and sparsely documented. Traditional surgical intervention is open loose body excision and synovectomy. Upon literature review, only two other cases were found to be managed arthroscopically. We report a case of synovial chondromatosis in a 54-year-old man leading to pain and limited range of motion of his ankle. This unique case of extensive nodule formation was treated via a three-port arthroscopic approach. Removal of loose bodies and synovectomy were successfully performed arthroscopically...
December 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502710/editorial-commentary-does-it-matter-which-way-i-fuse-your-ankle-arthroscopically-or-open-i-hope-so
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EDITORIAL
Richard D Ferkel
Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis is the treatment method of choice to achieve good clinical scores, faster time to union, fewer complications, and shorter hospital stay. However, the union rate, reoperation rate, and operative time are similar to open arthrodesis. The choice of which method to use for arthrodesis is influenced by surgeon preference and experience, clinical presentation, and equipment availability. Overall, we must choose the method of ankle arthrodesis that gives the best result with the least morbidity to the patient...
March 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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