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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918661/comparable-postoperative-pain-levels-using-2-different-nerve-blocks-in-the-operative-treatment-of-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
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Siem A Dingemans, Kristian J de Ruiter, Merel F N Birnie, J Carel Goslings, Gan van Samkar, Tim Schepers
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative pain levels in patients undergoing osteosynthesis of the calcaneus with either a popliteal nerve block or an ankle block. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients undergoing operative fixation of a calcaneal fracture via a sinus tarsi approach between August 2012 and April 2017 in a single foot/ankle specialized center was performed. Single-shot popliteal blocks were placed using ultrasound guidance by an anesthesiologist while ankle blocks were placed by a foot/ankle specialized surgeon...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891313/mid-sole-release-of-the-plantar-fascia-combined-with-percutaneous-drilling-of-the-calcaneus-for-treatment-of-resistant-heel-pain
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Ahmed Shawkat Rizk, Wael A Kandel, Eslam Abd Elshafi Tabl, Mahmoud I Kandil
BACKGROUND: Heel pain with or without calcaneal spur is a challenging problem. Once conservative measures have failed, surgery may be indicated; there has been debate about the best surgical procedure. Two standard operative procedures have been either releasing the plantar fascia or removing the spur with drilling of the calcaneus. In this study, we evaluated the results of percutaneous drilling of the calcaneus combined with mid-sole release of the plantar fascia for treatment of resistant heel pain...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891302/gastrocnemius-contracture-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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James R Jastifer, Adam Green
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease affecting multiple joints of the body. More than 90% of patients affected by rheumatoid arthritis develop foot or ankle pain over the course of their disease. The purpose of the current study was to report ankle dorsiflexion in rheumatoid arthritis patients as well as a control group utilizing a validated measurement instrument. METHODS: Using a previously validated device, 70 patients presenting with rheumatoid arthritis and 70 controls were measured for ankle range motion and isolated gastrocnemius contractures...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888865/changes-in-foot-posture-during-pregnancy-and-their-relation-with-musculoskeletal-pain-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Francisco Javier Vico Pardo, Andres López Del Amo, Manuel Pardo Rios, Gabriel Gijon-Nogueron, Cristina Castro Yuste
AIM: To examine foot posture changes during the three trimesters of pregnancy and to determine whether there is a relationship between these changes and the pain experienced in this period. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 62 pregnant women who attended the Gynaecology Service at Hospital ​Santa María del Puerto (Cádiz, Spain), between January 2013 and May 2014. In their first visit, the following sociodemographic and anthropometric data were recorded: age, weight, height and foot size...
September 6, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888404/expert-tibial-nails-for-treating-distal-tibial-fractures-with%C3%A2-soft%C3%A2-tissue%C3%A2-damage-a-patient-series
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Zhenhai Wang, Yiheng Cheng, Dajiang Xin, Tong Liu, Wenqing Qu, Dan Wang, Yong Zhao, Jingjing Zhao
Distal tibial fractures with soft tissue damage are relatively difficult to treat. We assessed the outcomes of patients with these fractures treated with Expert Tibial Nails(®) (DePuy Synthes, Raynham, MA) from March 2012 to December 2014. At 6 months postoperatively, the general health quality of patients was assessed using operative time, interval to return to work, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle scale score, pain measured using a visual analog scale, and short-form health outcomes 36-item survey physical functioning and mental health dimension scores...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877943/systematic-review-of-the-evidence-on-orthotic-devices-for-the-management-of-knee-instability-related-to-neuromuscular-and-central-nervous-system-disorders
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Catriona McDaid, Debra Fayter, Alison Booth, Joanne O'Connor, Rocio Rodriguez-Lopez, Dorothy McCaughan, Roy Bowers, Cynthia P Iglesias, Simon Lalor, Rory J O'Connor, Margaret Phillips, Gita Ramdharry
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of orthotic devices for the management of instability of the knee in adults with a neuromuscular disorder or central nervous system disorder. DESIGN: A systematic review of primary studies. SETTING: Community. PARTICIPANTS: Adults with a neuromuscular disorder or central nervous system disorder and impaired walking ability due to instability of the knee. INTERVENTIONS: Orthoses with the clinical aim of controlling knee instability, for example, knee-ankle-foot orthoses, ankle-foot orthoses and knee orthoses or mixed design with no restrictions in design or material...
September 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872725/dorsal-root-ganglion-field-stimulation-prevents-inflammation-and-joint-damage-in-a-rat-model-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Bin Pan, Zhiyong Zhang, Dongman Chao, Quinn H Hogan
OBJECTIVES: Electrical stimulation of the dorsal root ganglion (DRG), referred to here as ganglionic field stimulation (GFS), is effective in reducing clinical pain, probably by interrupting transmission of afferent impulse trains on sensory neurons as they pass through the DRG. We therefore tested whether efferent impulse trains conveyed by sensory neurons, which contribute to neurogenic inflammation, may also be interrupted by GFS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Collagen-induced arthritis, a model of clinical rheumatoid arthritis, was initiated in rats concurrently with the insertion of an electrode for GFS at the fourth lumbar DRG...
September 5, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870310/peripheral-nerve-blocks-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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REVIEW
Tyler W Fraser, Jesse F Doty
Postoperative pain is one of the most important factors in regard to patient outcomes. It has been linked with patient satisfaction, length of stay, and overall hospital costs. Peripheral nerve blocks have provided a safe, effective method to control early postoperative pain when symptoms are most severe. Peripheral nerve blocks, whether used intraoperatively or postoperatively, provide an alternative or adjunct to conventional pain management methods for patients who may not tolerate heavy narcotics or general anesthesia, in particular the elderly and those with cardiopulmonary disease...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870309/multimodal-analgesia-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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REVIEW
Jessica M Kohring, Nathan G Orgain
Progress in surgical acute pain management has allowed most foot and ankle surgery to be performed in ambulatory outpatient surgical centers. Multimodal analgesia focuses on improving postoperative pain by combining pharmacologic and other modalities, addressing multiple pain mechanisms and receptor pathways while reducing adverse effects through lower doses of oral medications. Local anesthesia techniques provide excellent pain relief with few adverse events. Multimodal analgesia in foot and ankle surgery provides superior pain relief, and reduced opioid dependence and opioid-related side effects, improving patient satisfaction, safety, and timely return to function...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868922/second-look-arthroscopic-evaluation-and-clinical-outcome-after-supramalleolar-osteotomy-for-medial-compartment-ankle-osteoarthritis
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Hong-Geun Jung, Dong-Oh Lee, Sang-Hun Lee, Joon-Sang Eom
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of medial compartment ankle osteoarthritis after supramalleolar osteotomy (SMO) without the bone marrow stimulation procedure and confirm cartilage recovery by second-look arthroscopy. METHODS: Twenty-two ankles that were followed for more than 1 year after SMO were retrospectively reviewed. Visual analog scale pain scores and American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society ankle-hindfoot scores were used for functional evaluations...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866453/ponseti-method-is-superior-to-surgical-treatment-in-clubfoot-long-term-randomized-prospective-trial
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Martin Švehlík, Ulrike Floh, Gerhardt Steinwender, Matthias Sperl, Michael Novak, Tanja Kraus
Treatment of idiopathic clubfoot has shifted from extensive surgical release to conservative Ponseti method; however, randomized prospective trials to compare both methods are lacking. The goal of this study was to compare the long-term results of Ponseti method with those of surgery in terms of morphology, function, X-rays, overall health and gait. In 2001, a single center, prospective, randomized, and controlled trial with a parallel design was started. Twenty-four feet of 15 patients were randomly assigned to two groups: 12 feet each to a Ponseti and surgical group...
August 11, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865585/are-current-foot-and-ankle-outcome-measures-appropriate-for-the-evaluation-of-treatment-for-osteoarthritis-of-the-ankle-evaluation-of-ceiling-effects-in-foot-and-ankle-outcome-measures
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Ewout S Veltman, Cheriel J Hofstad, Angelique G H Witteveen
BACKGROUND: Many PROMs used for evaluation of ankle osteoarthritis are not validated for this purpose. We hypothesize that frequently used PROMs have an early ceiling or floor effect. METHODS: We prospectively collected data from patients with ankle osteoarthritis between 2011 and 2013. At baseline visit patients completed the Foot and Ankle Outcome Score, the Ankle Osteoarthritis Score, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society scale, a visual analogue scale for pain and quality of life...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865584/bone-block-arthrodesis-procedure-in-failures-of-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-replacement
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Federico Giuseppe Usuelli, Jacopo Tamini, Camilla Maccario, Miriam Grassi, Eric W Tan
BACKGROUND: The treatment for the failure of a first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP1) prosthesis can be complex. There is no consensus regarding the ideal treatment. One of the main issues is the available bone stock after prosthesis removal. The aim of the study was to report the clinical and radiographic results for MTP1 arthrodesis with autologous calcaneus bone graft (bone-block fusion) as a revision procedure of a previous MTP1 implant failure. METHODS: This study included 12 patients diagnosed with failure of a MTP1 prosthesis...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856388/no-beneficial-effect-of-polidocanol-treatment-in-achilles-tendinopathy-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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B H Ebbesen, C M Mølgaard, J L Olesen, H E Gregersen, O Simonsen
PURPOSE: Polidocanol injections have been used to treat chronic Achilles tendinopathy in clinical settings, but the few studies published show inconsistent results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mid-term effect of Polidocanol in patients with chronic Achilles tendinopathy. It was hypothesised that patients treated with Polidocanol would have significant improvements in the outcome measures investigated compared to patients treated with a placebo treatment at mid-term follow-up...
August 30, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853612/foot-problems-in-older-adults-associations-with-incident-falls-frailty-syndrome-and-sensor-derived-gait-balance-and-physical-activity-measures
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Amy Muchna, Bijan Najafi, Christopher S Wendel, Michael Schwenk, David G Armstrong, Jane Mohler
BACKGROUND: Research on the relationship between foot problems and frailty is sparse and could be elucidated via advances in wearable sensor-based measures of gait, balance, and physical activity (PA). This study examined the impact of foot problems on likelihood of falls, frailty syndrome, motor performance, and PA in community-dwelling older adults. METHODS: Arizona Frailty Cohort Study participants (community-dwelling adults 65 years and older without baseline cognitive deficit, severe movement disorders, or recent stroke) underwent Fried frailty and foot assessment...
August 30, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846950/osteochondrosis-of-the-medial-malleolar-epiphysis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Marco Turati, Yann Glard, Jacques Griffet, David Afonso, Aurélien Courvoisier, Marco Bigoni
INTRODUCTION: Osteochondrosis is characterized by a disturbance of enchondral ossification in skeletally immature patients and should be investigated in children having a history of persistent foot and ankle pain. Involvement of the medial malleolar epiphysis is rarely reported. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe the case of a sporty 12-year-old male with osteochondrosis of the left medial malleolar epiphysis treated with a conservative management. DISCUSSION: Calcanear, navicular and metatarsal apophysis are the most common locations for osteochondrosis in ankle and foot...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844303/calcaneal-ewing-s-sarcoma-with-skip-metastases-to-tarsals-and-lymph-node-involvement-a-case-report
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Koray Şahin, Serkan Bayram, Ahmet Salduz
Ewing's sarcoma (ES) represents the second most common primary malignant tumor of bone of children and occurs rarely in the bones of the foot. Dissemination to regional lymph nodes and skip metastases to adjacent bones are thought to be uncommon. We report a case of a 19-year-old female with the diagnosis of ES of the right calcaneus. Six months earlier, she had presented to the hospital with a history of ankle sprain and was treated with analgesics and ice application. Despite the treatment, the pain over the ankle persisted, her foot swelled progressively, and a mass evolved on the lateral side of the foot...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842095/functional-outcomes-after-heel-pad-reconstruction-a-review-of%C3%A2-7%C3%A2-cases
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Koh Khai Luen, Wan Azman Wan Sulaiman
Sensate, durable heel pad reconstruction is challenging. The present study assessed the functional outcomes after heel pad reconstruction using various flap techniques at our institution. From June 2011 to June 2016 (5-year period), 7 consecutive patients underwent heel pad reconstruction for various etiologies, with 3 microvascular free flaps (42.9%; 2 musculocutaneous flaps [66.7%] and 1 contralateral medial plantar flap [33.3%]) and 4 local pedicle flaps (57.1%; 3 instep medial plantar artery flaps [75.0%] and 1 distally based reverse sural flap [25...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842091/ten-year-follow-up-of-metatarsal-head-resurfacing-implants-for-treatment-of-hallux-rigidus
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Henry Hilario, Alan Garrett, Travis Motley, Sumihiro Suzuki, Brian Carpenter
Controversy remains regarding the use of arthroplasty versus arthrodesis in the surgical treatment of late-stage hallux rigidus. The purpose of our retrospective study was to report the long-term follow-up results of the metatarsal head resurfacing implant used for hemiarthroplasty. The patient assessments were conducted using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) metatarsophalangeal clinical rating system and a satisfaction questionnaire. A total of 59 consecutive implantations were performed from January 2005 to December 2009 at our institution...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836098/promis-pain-interference-and-physical-function-scores-correlate-with-the-foot-and-ankle-ability-measure-faam-in-patients-with-hallux-valgus
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Devon C Nixon, Jeremy J McCormick, Jeffrey E Johnson, Sandra E Klein
BACKGROUND: Traditional patient-reported outcome instruments like the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) quantify patient disability but often are limited by responder burden and incomplete questionnaires. The Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) overcomes such obstacles through computer-adaptive technology and can capture outcome data from various domains including physical and psychosocial function. Prior work has compared the FAAM with PROMIS physical function; however, there is little evidence comparing the association between foot and ankle-specific tools like the FAAM with more general outcomes measures of PROMIS pain interference and depression in foot and ankle conditions...
August 23, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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