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Plantar aponeurosis

Nigar Keles-Celik, Ozkan Kose, Rahime Sekerci, Gunes Aytac, Adil Turan, Ferhat Güler
Accessory ossicles of the foot and ankle are normal variants of bone development that usually remain asymptomatic. However, they may be involved in various disorders and become a source of pain such as in fractures, dislocations, degenerative changes, osteonecrosis, osteoarthritis, osteochondral lesions, avascular necrosis, and irritation or impingement of adjacent soft tissues. Hence, during the assessment of the situations above, knowledge about these little-known ossicles could be very important to reach the correct diagnosis...
November 26, 2017: Curēus
Esther Ebstein, Baptiste Coustet, Vanina Masson-Behar, Marine Forien, Elisabeth Palazzo, Philippe Dieudé, Sébastien Ottaviani
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the prevalence of enthesopathy seen on ultrasonography (US) in spondyloarthritis (SpA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and compared it to healthy controls. METHODS: All included patients with RA (2010 ACR/EULAR criteria) and SpA (ASAS criteria) and healthy controls underwent clinical and US evaluation of enthesis at seven sites (quadriceps, proximal and distal patellar, Achilles and triceps tendons, plantar aponeurosis and lateral epicondyle enthesis)...
December 9, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Markus Walther
BACKGROUND: The most common cause of degeneration of the posterior tibial tendon is a congenital valgus deformity of the calcaneus. Other associated pathologies are forefoot supination, forefoot abduction and shortening of the gastrocnemius muscle. DIAGNOSTICS: Loaded x‑rays of the foot in three planes as well as the hindfoot alignment view enable evaluation of the axis of the foot under static loading conditions. The posterior tibial tendon can be imaged with ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
December 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
Abdelhafeez Moshrif, Ahmed Mosallam, Essam Elden M Mohamed, Wesam Gouda, Mostafa Doma
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of subclinical enthesopathy in patients with psoriasis using power Doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) and its association with other disease parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 50 patients with psoriasis (31 females) aged 19-70 years underwent a thorough clinical examination that included assessment of body mass index (BMI) and psoriasis area and severity index (PASI) score. Measurements of inflammatory markers, C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), serum uric acid, and plain radiography of the heels, knees, and sacroiliac joints were performed for all patients...
March 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
T H Lui
A 50-year-old lady presented with a right foot mass and pain for 1year. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a 3.9×3.2×5cm mass on plantar side of the forefoot deep to the major flexor tendons and plantar aponeurosis and inferior to 1st-4th metatarsals. The mass extended dorsally through the intermetatarsal space to the foot dorsum. Ultrasound guided biopsy was performed, which confirmed it was a fibroma. This case was further complicated by pathological fracture of the 3rd metatarsal. It was resected through a dorsal incision and surgical dislocation of the 2nd and 3rd tarsometatarsal joints...
June 2017: Foot
Tun Hing Lui
Plantar fibromatosis is a rare benign but often locally aggressive tumor of the plantar aponeurosis. Nonsurgical treatment is the first line of treatment for symptomatic lesions. Because of the high recurrence rate associated with surgical treatment, operation is indicated only when the lesions are highly symptomatic and conservative measures fail or the diagnosis is in question. The purpose of this technical note is to report the details of endoscopic subtotal fasciectomy. This may reduce the risks of skin necrosis and dehiscence, infection, and formation of painful hypertrophic scars...
December 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Ayman M Osman, Dina H El-Hammady, Mohamed M Kotb
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that has been used for more than 3 decades in treating various chronic pain syndromes. Conventional (continuous) RF treatment occasionally results in worsening or even initiating a new type of pain. The use of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF), which has a non- or minimally neurodestructive neuromodulatory effect, serves as an alternative to conventional RF therapy in many medical situations. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of applying PRF for 6 minutes vs...
November 2016: Pain Physician
Kimia Kani, Jack Porrino, Nirvikar Dahiya, Mihra Taljanovic, Hyojeong Mulcahy, Felix Chew
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April 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Myrthe van der Ven, Maren C Karreman, Angelique E A M Weel, Ilja Tchetverikov, Marijn Vis, Tamar E C Nijsten, Johanna M W Hazes, Jolanda J Luime
OBJECTIVES: Part of the psoriasis patients with musculoskeletal complaints will have inflammation of the entheses. Entheseal inflammation is difficult to assess by clinical examination only. Therefore, we aimed to determine the frequency of clinically relevant ultrasound inflammation at the most commonly assessed entheses (MASEI; Madrid Sonographic Enthesis Index) in primary care psoriasis patients with one or more tender entheses. METHODS: Adult primary care psoriasis patients with musculoskeletal complaints (tender enthesis or arthritis at physical examination) had an ultrasound examination of seven entheses according to the MASEI...
November 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Victor Longo, Jon A Jacobson, Qian Dong, Sung Moon Kim
The differential diagnosis for a midfoot or forefoot mass or mass-like abnormality includes several common benign and malignant pathologies. Evaluation with imaging can often provide a diagnosis, or at least several likely etiologies, and guide management. Determining if a mass is cystic or solid with ultrasound or MRI can limit the differential diagnosis. Identifying the abnormality at a specific anatomical site, such as a bursa, peripheral nerve, plantar aponeurosis, or tendon, can often suggest a correct diagnosis...
April 2016: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Tianquan Wang, Jian Lin, Dajiang Song, Heping Zheng, Chunlin Hou, Lei Li, Zedong Wu
BACKGROUND: Detailed investigation of the vasculature of the lateral aspect of the foot has rarely been presented. However, harvesting the flap in this area to cover defects of the foot and hand is highly important. Repair of soft-tissue defects at the forefoot remains a challenge in reconstructive surgery. This study explores the characteristics of the distal-based lateral dorsal cutaneous neuro-lateral plantar venofasciocutaneous flap pedicled with the lateral plantar artery perforator of the fifth metatarsal bone to establish a repair procedure for ulcers or defects in the forefoot region...
February 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
L Döderlein, C Dussa
BACKGROUND: The apophysis of the calcaneal bone forms an insertional region for the strong plantarflexors with the Achillis tendon and serves as an origin for the plantar aponeurosis and the short intrinsic foot muscles. Both components create a tendinous sling whithin which the apophysis acts as a pivot, which functions when it runs a straight course and its tension is adequate. This mechanism results in combined tractional and compressional forces which work together with the ground reaction forces during gait as molding elements of the calcaneous bone...
March 2016: Der Orthopäde
Paweł Szulc, Małgorzata Waszak, Michał Bartkowiak, Piotr Bartkowiak, Maciej Tomczak, Joanna Boch-Kmieciak, Krystyna Cieślik
BACKGROUND: In recent years, an increasing number of runners prefer jogging barefoot or in minimalistic shoes. The aim of this study was to compare the distribution of plantar pressure during jogging barefoot, in minimalistic shoes, or in shoes with cushioned soles, as these forces modulate the risk of injury. METHODS: The study included nine men aged between 24 and 25 years, who engaged in long-distance running. The plantar pressure of three foot zones (forefoot, midfoot, and hindfoot) was examined with WIN-POD electronic podometer during running barefoot, in minimalistic shoes, or in shoes with cushioned soles...
May 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Justin C Wager, John H Challis
During locomotion, the lower limb tendons undergo stretch and recoil, functioning like springs that recycle energy with each step. Cadaveric testing has demonstrated that the arch of the foot operates in this capacity during simple loading, yet it remains unclear whether this function exists during locomotion. In this study, one of the arch׳s passive elastic tissues (the plantar aponeurosis; PA) was investigated to glean insights about it and the entire arch of the foot during running. Subject specific computer models of the foot were driven using the kinematics of eight subjects running at 3...
March 21, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
I Kh Valeeva, A F Titarenko, V N Khaziakhmetova, L E Ziganshina
BACKGROUND: It is believed that the anti-inflammatory activity of medicines is closely related to their antioxidant activity. However, in clinical practice rigorous evidence-based medicine approach fails to reveal important effects of antioxidants on patient important outcomes in inflammatory disorders, as has been shown by a number of Cochrane reviews [1-3]. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of newly developed pharmacological agents: dimephosphone and its structural analogues ephorane and mephoprane, and xymedon, in comparison with prednisolone and etidronate in experimental animal model of adjuvant arthritis...
2015: International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine
Ravi Kumar Chittoria, Harsha Pratap, Suma Hottigoudar Yekappa
Abductor hallucis (AH) is an intrinsic muscle of sole of the foot. It is commonly used in the coverage of ankle and heel defects and chronic nonhealing ulcers of the foot; its use is reported to have a favorable long-term outcome. The muscle's apt bulk and size, its simple surgical isolation, absence of donor-site defect, unvaried anatomy, and long neurovascular pedicle are some of the advantages that make it a promising muscle flap. During routine cadaver dissection in the Department of Anatomy of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India, we identified an anatomical variation in AH in both feet of a 45-year-old embalmed male Indian cadaver...
December 1, 2015: Advances in Wound Care
G Nourissat, G Ciais, H Coudane
UNLABELLED: Obesity is a major public health issue, as incidence is rising in all developed countries, although the proportion is lower in Europe than in the U.S. Over and above the metabolic consequences and increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular pathology and certain forms of cancer, the present study focuses on osteoarticular risk, and in particular on pathologies manageable by arthroscopy. It also analyzes results and complications specific to arthroscopy in these indications...
December 2015: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Paul Hyon-Uk Kim, Xiang Chen, Howard Hillstrom, Scott J Ellis, Josh R Baxter, Jonathan T Deland
BACKGROUND: A proximal phalangeal dorsiflexion osteotomy (Moberg osteotomy) is commonly used to treat hallux rigidus, but the mechanical explanation for its effectiveness is unclear. The purpose of our study was to test the effect of a Moberg osteotomy on first metatarsophalangeal joint contact mechanics. METHODS: Ten cadaveric first ray specimens were dissected, with the medial band of the plantar aponeurosis preserved at its origin, and placed in a custom testing apparatus...
January 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Jinshui Yang, Hong Zhang, Bo Zhou, Jian Zhu, Jianglin Zhang, Feng Huang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the distinctive ultrasonographic characters of enthesitis in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA) and evaluate the diagnostic value of ultrasonography in SpA by comparing ultrasonography of enthesis in the lower limbs of patients with SpA, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Entheses in the lower limbs (quadriceps tendon, proximal patellar ligament, distal patellar ligament, achilles tendon and plantar aponeurosis) were detected in SpA, RA, OA patients and health controls by ultrasonographic examination...
July 2015: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
S J Obst, R Newsham-West, R S Barrett
Mechanical loading of the Achilles tendon during isolated eccentric contractions could induce immediate and region-dependent changes in mechanical properties. Three-dimensional ultrasound was used to examine the immediate effect of isolated eccentric exercise on the mechanical properties of the distal (free tendon) and proximal (gastrocnemii) regions of the Achilles tendon. Participants (n = 14) underwent two testing sessions in which tendon measurements were made at rest and during a 30% and 70% isometric plantar flexion contractions immediately before and after either: (a) 3 × 15 eccentric heel drops or (b) 10-min rest...
April 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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