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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784038/chronic-traumatic-ankle-and-foot-osteomyelitis-a-nationwide-case-control-study
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Maryam Hosseini, Mostafa Allami, Mohammadreza Soroush, Fateme Babaha, Javad Minooeefar, Davood Rahimpoor
BACKGROUND: Osteomyelitis (OM) is an atypical consequence of ankle-foot trauma which is associated with long-term mental and physical morbidity and persistent pain. This study aimed to assess the health status of OM patients with war-related ankle-foot injuries. METHODS: A total of 1129 veterans with ankle-foot injuries participated in a case-control study (2014-2016). Thirty patients with chronic OM of the ankle-foot were compared with 90 non-OM participants as the control group...
May 15, 2018: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779992/radiologic-factors-affecting-ankle-pain-before-and-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-for-the-varus-osteoarthritic-knee
#2
Chang-Wan Kim, Heui-Chul Gwak, Jung-Han Kim, Chang-Rack Lee, Jeon-Gyo Kim, Minkyung Oh, Ji-Hwan Park
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the radiologic factors related to ankle pain before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) among patients with a varus osteoarthritic knee. Fifty-five patients (65 ankles) with a varus osteoarthritic knee who had undergone TKA and were followed up for >24 months were enrolled. For clinical assessment, the visual analog scale for pain and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle-hindfoot scale were used. For radiologic assessment, the mechanical axis deviation angle, talar tilt, tibial anterior surface angle, distal medial clear space, medial tibiotalar joint space, frontal tibial ground angle, and hindfoot alignment view angle were measured...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779991/mechanical-metatarsalgia-as-a-risk-factor-for-relapse-of-morton-s-neuroma-after-ultrasound-guided-alcohol-injection
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Paolo Lorenzon, Carlo Rettore
Although many treatment modalities are available for Morton's neuroma, the injection of the neuroma with alcohol has gained popularity. However, recently, some investigators have observed a progressive deterioration in pain scores for patients initially pain free after the treatment. The purpose of the present retrospective comparative study was to determine whether mechanical metatarsalgia is related to symptom recurrence. We included 104 consecutive cases of ultrasound-guided alcohol injection for Morton's neuroma in 92 patients...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771148/prospective-randomized-trial-of-electrolysis-for-chronic-plantar-heel-pain
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Tomás Fernández-Rodríguez, Álvaro Fernández-Rolle, Sebastián Truyols-Domínguez, Jose C Benítez-Martínez, Jose Casaña-Granell
BACKGROUND: Chronic plantar heel pain (CPHP) is a common condition with high prevalence rates and a projected cost of treatment of US$192 to US$376 million. There are several therapeutic approaches and there is increased interest in treatments aimed at the regeneration of tissues with poor healing potential. Our purpose was to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle electrolysis in chronic plantar heel pain. METHODS: A total of 73 patients with a clinical and ultrasonographic diagnosis of plantar heel pain unrelated to systemic inflammatory disease who had not received any other treatment in the previous 6 months on the affected foot were randomly allocated to receive either ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle electrolysis of the fascia (experimental group, n = 39) or placebo puncture (control group, n = 34)...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763252/charcot-foot-clinical-clues-diagnostic-strategies-and-treatment-principles
#5
Valerie S Marmolejo, Jonathan F Arnold, Mario Ponticello, Charles A Anderson
Acute Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle is often difficult to diagnose because of limited findings in the patient history, physical examination, imaging, and laboratory studies. Delay in treatment results in the development of rigid foot and ankle deformities, increasing the risk of ulceration, infection, and major lower extremity amputation. Acute Charcot neuroarthropathy should be suspected in any patient 40 years or older with obesity and peripheral neuropathy who presents with an acutely swollen foot following minimal or no recalled trauma and who reports minimal to no pain, particularly if radiography and laboratory markers of infection are normal...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762278/comparison-of-intermediate-to-long-term-outcomes-of-total-ankle-arthroplasty-in-ankles-with-preoperative-varus-valgus-and-neutral-alignment
#6
Gun-Woo Lee, Shao-Hua Wang, Keun-Bae Lee
BACKGROUND: Preoperative ankle coronal malalignment has been considered as a risk factor for poor outcomes and failure after total ankle arthroplasty. The present study evaluated whether intermediate to long-term outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty in ankles with preoperative varus and valgus malalignment (5° to 20°) are comparable with those with neutral alignment (<5°). METHODS: We enrolled 144 consecutive ankles that underwent primary total ankle arthroplasty (140 patients) using a mobile-bearing HINTEGRA prosthesis with a minimum follow-up of 4 years; the mean overall follow-up duration was 89 months (51 to 145 months)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753178/the-management-of-dorsal-peroneal-nerve-compression-in-the-midfoot
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Baljinder Singh Dhinsa, Laila Hussain, Sam Singh
The foot and ankle specialist will frequently encounter patients with dorsal midfoot pain in clinic. In the presence of midfoot pain and/or paraesthesia, nerve entrapment must be considered. The authors report the outcome of a case series of patients who underwent surgical release of the DPN. Between 2011-2017, a single surgeon operated on seven patients with a diagnosis of DPN entrapment. A retrospective review of the patient's clinical notes was performed, including the operative findings. The average age at presentation was 47 years (range, 31-70 years), and the left foot was affected in four cases...
December 28, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748103/gabapentin-as-an-adjunct-to-standard-postoperative-pain-management-protocol-in-lower-extremity-surgery
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P Andrew Crisologo, Erik K Monson, Said A Atway
Postoperative pain is a problem that plagues physicians and has since the dawn of the surgical arts. Many interventions are available and used as the standard such as preoperative local anesthetic blocks, opiates, both oral and intravenous, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Although the temptation often exists to increase the postoperative opiate dose, opiate abuse is an increasing problem. This abuse has fueled the search for nonopiate pain adjuncts. Gabapentinoids have been shown to both decrease postoperative pain and, secondarily, decrease opiate dependence...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742468/native-septic-arthritis-is-not-an-immediate-surgical-emergency
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Nicolas Lauper, Marie Davat, Ergys Gjika, Camillo Müller, Wilson Belaieff, Didier Pittet, Benjamin A Lipsky, Didier Hannouche, Ilker Uçkay
Acute native joint septic arthritis is generally considered a surgical emergency, requiring drainage within hours, including during night, weekend or holiday shifts. However, there are few data supporting the need for the disruption caused by this degree of urgency. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all adult patients seen in our medical center from 1997-2015 with culture-proven septic arthritis and noted the epidemiology of sequelae, and their possible association with a delay in surgical drainage...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734124/ankle-joint-function-during-walking-in-tophaceous-gout-a-biomechanical-gait-analysis-study
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Matthew Carroll, Mark Boocock, Nicola Dalbeth, Sarah Stewart, Christopher Frampton, Keith Rome
BACKGROUND: The foot and ankle are frequently affected in tophaceous gout, yet kinematic and kinetic changes in this region during gait are unknown. The aim of the study was to evaluate ankle biomechanical characteristics in people with tophaceous gout using three-dimensional gait analysis. METHODS: Twenty-four participants with tophaceous gout were compared with 24 age-and sex-matched control participants. A 9-camera motion analysis system and two floor-mounted force plates were used to calculate kinematic and kinetic parameters...
April 17, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730939/quantifying-patient-reported-disability-and-health-while-waiting-for-bunion-surgery
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Jason M Sutherland, Kevin Wing, Murray Penner, Alastair Younger, Guiping Liu, Andrea Veljkovic, Trafford Crump
BACKGROUND: Many patients with hallux valgus progress to experiencing pain and loss of function that requires corrective surgery when nonoperative treatments fail. The primary goal of this study was to measure changes in participants' health while patients waited for their operative correction. METHODS: Patients were prospectively recruited to complete a number of patient-reported outcome measures preoperatively. Baseline data collection was initiated in October 2014, and participants' second surveys were returned by August 2017...
May 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713574/idiopathic-peroneal-tenosynovitis-caused-by-a-previously-undiagnosed-auto-immune-condition
#12
Pejma Shazadeh Safavi, Cory F Janney, Kenrick Lam, Daniel R Kunzler, Vinod Panchbhavi
In this case report, we present a unique case of idiopathic peroneal tenosynovitis in an otherwise healthy patient, presenting with a three-month history of pain over the lateral aspect of the right foot. Imaging revealed that fluid distention and synovial thickening distend the common peroneal tendon sheath and peroneus longus and brevis tendon sheaths. The patient was managed operatively with excision of the peroneus longus tendon, a side-to-side tenodesis, and Bröstrom-Gould lateral ankle ligament repair...
February 26, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708977/population-prevalence-and-distribution-of-ankle-pain-and-symptomatic-radiographic-ankle-osteoarthritis-in-community-dwelling-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-cross-sectional-study
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Charlotte Murray, Michelle Marshall, Trishna Rathod, Catherine J Bowen, Hylton B Menz, Edward Roddy
OBJECTIVES: To identify by systematic review published prevalence estimates of radiographic ankle osteoarthritis (OA) and to subsequently estimate the prevalence of ankle pain and symptomatic, radiographic ankle OA within community-dwelling older adults from North Staffordshire, UK. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched using terms for ankle, osteoarthritis and radiography. Data regarding population, radiographic methods, definitions and prevalence estimates of ankle OA were extracted from papers meeting predetermined selection criteria...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702369/barefoot-plantar-pressure-measurement-in-chronic-exertional-compartment-syndrome
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D Roscoe, A J Roberts, D Hulse, A Shaheen, M P Hughes, A Bennett
BACKGROUND: Patients with Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) have exercise-limiting pain that subsides at rest. Diagnosis is confirmed by intramuscular compartment pressure (IMCP) measurement. Accompanying CECS, subjective changes to gait (foot slap) are frequently reported by patients. This has not previously been investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in barefoot plantar pressure (BFPP) between CECS cases and asymptomatic controls prior to the onset of painful symptoms...
April 9, 2018: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696992/relationship-of-plantar-fascia-thickness-and-preoperative-pain-function-and-quality-of-life-in-recalcitrant-plantar-fasciitis
#15
Carlo Gamba, Aleix Sala-Pujals, Daniel Perez-Prieto, Jesus Ares-Vidal, Alberto Solano-Lopez, Gemma Gonzalez-Lucena, Alberto Ginés-Caspedosa
BACKGROUND: The measurement of plantar fascia thickness has been advocated as a diagnostic and prognostic instrument in patients with plantar fasciitis, but there are no data relative to it in recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. The aim of the study is to evaluate the correlation between plantar fascia thickness and pain, functional score, and health perception in patients with this condition. METHODS: Thirty-eight feet were studied with ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging to measure plantar fascia thickness...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696322/-minimally-invasive-cheilectomy
#16
REVIEW
M Walther, P Chomej, S Kriegelstein, S Altenberger, A Röser
OBJECTIVES: Treatment of hallux rigidus by minimally invasive resection of the dorsal osteophytes, synovectomy and resection of the dorsal part of the metatarsal head. INDICATIONS: Hallux rigidus grades II and III CONTRAINDICATIONS: End-stage osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with beginning ankylosis. SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Osteophytes around the metatarsophalangeal joint are removed using a 1 cm incision dorsomedial, approximately 3 cm proximal of the joint space...
April 25, 2018: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
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
#17
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/29691771/neuropathic-pain-is-it-an-underestimated-symptom-in-systemic-sclerosis
#18
Nihan Cuzdan, Ipek Turk, Tunay Sarpel, Eren Erken, Zeliha Nazan Alparslan
Pain is one of the most common symptoms in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients, yet not considered in the assessment of disease severity. This study aimed to investigate the frequency of neuropathic pain (NP) and to evaluate its interference with the quality of life (QoL) in SSc patients. Diffuse and Limited SSc patients diagnosed by American College of Rheumatology 2013 criteria were included in the study. Pain was evaluated with Visual Analogue Scale (VAS); presence of NP was screened with The Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANNS) questionnaire; disease activity was evaluated with modified Medsger Severity Scale (MSS) and QoL with short-form 36 (SF-36)...
April 24, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690827/cross-cultural-adaptation-and-measurement-properties-of-the-brazilian-portuguese-version-of-the-victorian-institute-of-sport-assessment-achilles-visa-a-questionnaire
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Gabriel Nunes de Mesquita, Marcela Nicácio Medeiros de Oliveira, Amanda Ellen Rodrigues Matoso, Alberto Galvão de Moura Filho, Rodrigo Ribeiro de Oliveira
Study Design Clinical measurement study. Background Achilles tendon disorders are very common among athletes and it is important to objectively measure symptoms and functional limitations related to Achilles tendinopathy using outcome measures that have been validated in the language of the target population. Objectives To perform a cross-cultural adaptation and to evaluate the measurement properties of the Brazilian version of the Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment-Achilles (VISA-A) questionnaire. Methods We adapted the VISA-A questionnaire to Brazilian Portuguese (VISA-A-Br)...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685565/decompressive-medial-cuneiform-exostectomy-for-resistant-tibialis-anterior-insertional-tendinopathy
#20
Alan J Laing, Christopher Carr
Distal tibialis anterior tendinopathy, as a clinical entity, has only recently been documented in foot and ankle studies. We report our experience with medial cuneiform decompressive exostectomy and superficial tendon debridement in 14 cases of recalcitrant tibilalis anterior insertional pain. We reviewed 13 patients (14 feet; 12 females, 1 male; mean age 67.9 ± 7.5; range 55 to 80 years) in whom conservative treatment had failed who had undergone debridement of the insertional tibialis anterior tendon and decompressive exostectomy of the medial cuneiform...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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