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Junho Ahn, Michael A Del Core, Dane K Wukich, George T Liu, Trapper Lalli, Michael D VanPelt, Javier La Fontaine, Lawrence A Lavery, Katherine M Raspovic
The aim of this study was to examine if using orthogonal and oblique factor analysis detect changes in health-related quality of life differently in diabetic patients on the Short Form-36 (SF-36) survey. A total of 155 patients had diabetic foot complications (DFC), and 145 patients had no DFCs. The SF-36 Physical Component Summary (PCS) and Mental Component Summary (MCS) scores were calculated using scoring coefficients determined by orthogonal and oblique rotation principle component analyses of the subscales...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Dane K Wukich, Katherine M Raspovic
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) have become an important subject in the area of diabetes-related foot complications. Self-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL) surveys can provide a generic measure of overall health (global) and can be disease specific (i.e., diabetes) or even region specific (i.e., lower-extremity function). Analysis of PRO measures utilizing validated instruments allows health care providers to determine whether medical and surgical treatments are providing patients with the highest level of outcome possible and are actually improving HRQOL...
March 2018: Diabetes Care
Nathan Heineman, Yin Xi, Lihua Zhang, Riham Dessouky, Jed Hummel, Justin Skweres, Dane Wukich, Avneesh Chhabra
Hallux valgus (HV) is a common deformity of the great toe affecting >23% of adults in the United States. The severity of the deformity is traditionally analyzed using radiographs to determine measurements such as the HV and intermetatarsal angles. We sought to determine the relationship between the radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements because this is not yet known. Two of us analyzed a series of 56 consecutive patients who had had radiographs and MRI performed on the same foot between April 27, 2015 and March 9, 2016 and who satisfied all other inclusion and exclusion criteria (age 18 to 100 years, no history of recent foot trauma, and no metal hardware in the foot)...
March 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Dane K Wukich, Katherine M Raspovic, Natalie C Suder
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to identify the most-feared complications of diabetes mellitus (DM), comparing those with diabetic foot pathology with those without diabetic foot pathology. METHODS: We determined the frequency of patients ranking major lower-extremity amputation (LEA) as their greatest fear in comparison to blindness, death, diabetic foot infection (DFI), or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis. We further categorized the study group patients (N = 207) by their pathology such as diabetic foot ulcer (DFU), Charcot neuroarthropathy, foot infection, or acute neuropathic fractures and dislocations...
February 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Katherine M Raspovic, Junho Ahn, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery, Dane K Wukich
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on health-related quality of life (QOL) in patients with diabetic foot disease. We compared a group of 30 diabetic patients with ESRD requiring dialysis to a group of 60 diabetic patients without ESRD. Both groups consisted of patients with active diabetic foot disease (ulcer, Charcot, infection) and were matched with regard to age and gender. Self-reported QOL was assessed using the Short Form-36 (SF-36) physical and mental component summary (PCS and MCS) scores and the region-specific Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM)...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Dane K Wukich, Junho Ahn, Katherine M Raspovic, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery
The purpose of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life after major lower-extremity amputation in a cohort of patients with diabetes mellitus. We evaluated 81 patients with diabetes and transtibial amputation (TTA) who had a minimum of 1 year of follow-up. Of these 81 patients, 50.6% completed the Short Form Survey (SF-36) and the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) preoperatively and postoperatively. Outcome measures before and after TTA were compared using Welch's ANOVA for continuous variables and Fisher's exact test for categorical variables...
June 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Yogesh Kumar, Ali Alian, Shivani Ahlawat, Dane K Wukich, Avneesh Chhabra
Peroneal tendon pathology is an important cause of lateral ankle pain and instability. Typical peroneal tendon disorders include tendinitis, tenosynovitis, partial and full thickness tendon tears, peroneal retinacular injuries, and tendon subluxations and dislocations. Surgery is usually indicated when conservative treatment fails. Familiarity with the peroneal tendon surgeries and expected postoperative imaging findings is essential for accurate assessment and to avoid diagnostic pitfalls. Cross-sectional imaging, especially ultrasound and MRI provide accurate pre-operative and post-operative evaluation of the peroneal tendon pathology...
July 2017: European Journal of Radiology
Dane K Wukich, Junho Ahn, Katherine M Raspovic, Frank A Gottschalk, Javier La Fontaine, Larry A Lavery
BACKGROUND: The primary purpose of this retrospective study was to report on a consecutive series of 102 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) who underwent transtibial amputation (TTA) for chronic infections and nonreconstructable lower extremity deformities. A secondary aim was to compare the outcomes of TTA patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis (ESRD) to patients without ESRD, and to identify risk factors for mortality after TTA. METHODS: This cohort involved a consecutive series of patients who were treated by a single surgeon...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle International
Dane K Wukich, David Sadoskas, Nicholas J Vaudreuil, Mitchell Fourman
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of a series of patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) who were evaluated in a tertiary care setting. We hypothesized that those patients with CN who presented with a Charcot-related foot wound would have lower rates of successful limb salvage than patients who presented without a wound. METHODS: Two hundred forty-five patients (280 feet) were identified with diabetic CN during the time period from January 1, 2005, to June 1, 2015...
February 2017: Foot & Ankle International
Nicholas J Vaudreuil, Mitchell S Fourman, Dane K Wukich
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) can be difficult to manage, especially in the presence of peripheral neuropathy. In patients who fail initial operative management, attempts at limb salvage can be challenging, and no clear treatment algorithm exists. This study examined outcomes of different procedures performed for limb salvage in this population. METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed 17 patients with DM complicated by peripheral neuropathy who sustained a bimalleolar ankle fracture and failed initial operative management...
March 2017: Foot & Ankle International
Dane K Wukich, Katherine M Raspovic
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetic foot disease are at an increased risk for lower extremity amputation (LEA), premature mortality, and reduced health-related quality of life. In the setting of chronic infection, significant tissue loss, and/or an unstable deformity, limb salvage may not be possible, and major amputation is necessary. METHODS: The primary goal of this study was to review the literature with an emphasis on the functional aspects associated with successful limb salvage versus major LEA...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dane K Wukich, Kimberlee B Hobizal, Tresa L Sambenedetto, Kristin Kirby, Bedda L Rosario
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis (DFO) compared to diabetic foot soft tissue infections (STIs). METHODS: 229 patients who were hospitalized with foot infections were retrospectively reviewed, identifying 155 patients with DFO and 74 patients with STI. Primary outcomes evaluated were the rates of amputations and length of hospital stay. DFO was confirmed by the presence of positive bone culture and/or histopathology...
December 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Robert G Frykberg, Gary W Gibbons, Jodi L Walters, Dane K Wukich, Farrell C Milstein
Complex diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) with exposed tendon or bone remain a challenge. They are more susceptible to complications such as infection and amputation and require treatments that promote rapid development of granulation tissue and, ultimately, reepithelialisation. The clinical effectiveness of viable cryopreserved human placental membrane (vCHPM) for DFUs has been established in a level 1 trial. However, complex wounds with exposed deeper structures are typically excluded from randomised controlled clinical trials despite being common in clinical practice...
June 2017: International Wound Journal
Jeffrey A Gusenoff, Ryan T Mitchell, Kwonho Jeong, Dane K Wukich, Beth R Gusenoff
BACKGROUND: Pedal fat pad atrophy is associated with pain, decreased tissue thickness, and increased foot pressures. To date, no objective studies investigating the use of fat grafting to the forefoot have been performed. The authors hypothesize that pedal fat grafting can reduce pain, increase tissue thickness, and decrease pedal pressures. METHODS: A prospective randomized study was performed to assess tissue thickness, pain, and foot pressures. Group 1 underwent fat grafting immediately with 1-year follow-up, and group 2 underwent conservative management for 1 year...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dane K Wukich, Tresa L Sambenedetto, Natalie M Mota, Natalie C Suder, Bedda L Rosario
The assessment of patient outcomes is becoming increasingly important in all areas of medicine, including foot and ankle surgery. The Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36-item (SF-36) is widely used as a generic measure of quality of life; however, patients often find answering 36 questions cumbersome. Consequently, the Short Form 12 (SF-12) was developed. We hypothesized that the agreement between the SF-12 and SF-36 component scores would be substantial in patients with diabetic foot disease. We retrospectively reviewed the data from 300 patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and foot and ankle pathology who completed the SF-36 questionnaire...
July 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Roberto A Brandao, Dane K Wukich
Hindfoot and distal leg neuropathic fracture collapse secondary to normal pressure hydrocephalus is a very rare clinical pathology. The authors present a case of a 69-year-old woman who sustained a distal tibiofibular fracture that resulted in a recurvatum deformity with idiopathic neuropathy and gait instability on initial presentation. A subtalar and ankle joint arthrodesis was performed achieving rectus alignment of the lower extremity with no postoperative complications. Her neuropathic etiology was negative for common causative factors, including diabetes, infection, nutritional deficiencies, congenital neuropathy, and trauma...
March 30, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Dane K Wukich, Katherine M Raspovic, Natalie C Suder
Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that can lead to pedal ulceration, infection, hospitalization, and amputation. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is also found in patients with diabetic foot disease; however, its prevalence in patients with CN has not been extensively evaluated. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of PAD in a group of patients with CN (with and without ulceration) and compare this to a group of patients with diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) and no CN...
July 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Brian J Schneekloth, Nicholas J Lowery, Dane K Wukich
Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) of the foot and ankle is a demanding clinical dilemma, and surgical management can be very complicated. Historically, the evidence guiding surgical management of CN has been small retrospective case series and expert opinions. The purpose of the present report was to provide a systematic review of studies published from 2009 to 2014 and to review the indications for surgery. A Medline search was performed, and a systematic review of studies discussing the surgical management of CN was undertaken...
May 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Kimberlee B Hobizal, Dane K Wukich, Jeffrey Manway
UNLABELLED: Lesser digital deformities may present a surgical challenge to even the most skilled foot and ankle surgeon. Multiplanar toe deformities, including the crossover toe, are especially difficult to correct with reproducible results. Undercorrection, pain, stiffness, and recurrent deformity are well reported throughout foot and ankle literature. The goal of this article is to describe a method of correcting digital deformity utilizing the extensor digitorum brevis tendon transfer and a biotenodesis screw...
June 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Chris C Cychosz, Phinit Phisitkul, Daniel A Belatti, Dane K Wukich
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March 2016: Foot & Ankle International
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