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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183211/3d-optical-investigation-of-2-nail-systems-used-in-tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis
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Julia Evers, Martin Lakemeier, Dirk Wähnert, Martin Schulze, Martinus Richter, Michael J Raschke, Sabine Ochman
BACKGROUND: Although retrograde intramedullary nails for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (TTCA) are an established fixation method, few studies have evaluated the stability of the available nail systems. The purpose of this study was to compare biomechanically the primary stability of 2 nail-systems, A3 (Small Bone Innovations) and HAN (Synthes), in human cadavers and analyze the exact point of instability in TTCA by means of optical measurement. METHODS: In 6 pairs of lower legs (n = 12) of fresh-frozen human cadavers with osteoporotic bone structure, bone mineral density (BMD) was determined...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167062/treatment-of-peripheral-talus-fractures
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REVIEW
John R Shank, Stephen K Benirschke, Michael P Swords
Peripheral talus fractures include injuries to the lateral process, posteromedial talar body, and talar head. These injuries are rare and are often missed. Nonunion with conservative treatment is high and excision can lead to joint instability, rapid arthrosis, and earlier need for arthrodesis. Open reduction internal fixation of most peripheral talus fractures is critical to achieving a good outcome. Open reduction leads to more rapid union and ability to mobilize the ankle and subtalar joints, quicker revascularization of the talus, and lower rates of arthrosis...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167059/primary-arthrodesis-for-tibial-pilon-fractures
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REVIEW
Bryant Ho, John Ketz
Staged primary ankle arthrodesis is a viable option for high-energy pilon fractures that are nonreconstructible, in patients with delay in treatment or multiple medical comorbidities, or in patients with peripheral neuropathy. Small retrospective series demonstrate high union and low wound complication rates, although further studies are needed to determine the long-term results. Ankle arthrodesis offers decreased complication rates while eliminating the potential of posttraumatic ankle arthritis pain.
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159052/complex-ankle-arthrodesis-with-step-cut-osteotomy-in-charcot-arthropathy-with-bone-loss
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Sean Booth, Moez Ballal, Anand Pillai
We report a case of a complex limb salvage ankle arthrodesis in a patient with Charcot arthropathy. A step-cut osteotomy was performed in order to tackle the issues of anterior tibial bone loss; worsening leg length discrepancy; soft tissue contraction; joint instability and high risk of non-union. The construct formed by the step-cut allowed for the preservation of good bone stock; avoidance of further limb shortening; increased torsional stability and increased surface area for bony union. This resulted in a patient with a stable, plantigrade foot appropriate for footwear...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148666/custom-made-total-ankle-arthroplasty-for-the-salvage-of-major-talar-bone-loss
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J Wagener, C E Gross, C Schweizer, T Horn Lang, B Hintermann
AIMS: A failed total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is often associated with much bone loss. As an alternative to arthrodesis, the surgeon may consider a custom-made talar component to compensate for the bone loss. Our aim in this study was to assess the functional and radiological outcome after the use of such a component at mid- to long-term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 12 patients (five women and seven men, mean age 53 years; 36 to77) with a failed TAA and a large talar defect underwent a revision procedure using a custom-made talar component...
February 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142248/incidence-and-radiographic-predictors-of-valgus-tibiotalar-tilt-after-hindfoot-fusion
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Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, Benjamin Weisenthal, John P Ketz, A Samuel Flemister
BACKGROUND: The development of valgus tibiotalar tilt following hindfoot arthrodesis is rarely discussed in the literature. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of valgus tibiotalar tilt and to evaluate if there were any radiographic predictors for the development of valgus tibiotalar tilt. METHODS: Patients who underwent hindfoot fusion between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013 were identified. Charts were reviewed for demographic information and operative details...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117634/combined-tibial-lengthening-and-ankle-arthrodesis-for-patients-with-certain-type-of-sequelae-of-poliomyelitis
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Chi-Chuan Wu
PURPOSE: Following far advancement of modern medicine and technology, functional disability in a certain type of sequelae of poliomyelitis may be effectively improved. METHODS: Eight consecutive adult patients with unilateral sequelae of poliomyelitis were treated. These patients had shortened lower extremity of an average of 4.8 cm (range, 4.0-5.5 cm) in the lesion side. Muscle power of the ipsilateral knee was nearly intact (grade 4 or 5) but the ankle extension was completely flaccid...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117257/ankle-arthrodesis-using-an-anterior-titanium-dual-locked-plating-construct
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Wesley W Flint, Christopher B Hirose, Michael J Coughlin
Ankle arthrodesis is currently the reference standard treatment for end-stage tibiotalar arthrosis. The fusion rates have varied in the published data from 59% to 100%. We reviewed 60 cases of consecutive anterior ankle arthrodesis using an anterior dual locked plating construct with respect to the fusion rate, time to fusion, pain relief, and complications. The patients were followed up for a mean of 1.1 years (range 16 weeks to 4 years). We found that our fusion rate was 97% for ankles not requiring structural allograft...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114949/individual-headless-compression-screws-fixed-with-three-dimensional-image-processing-technology-improves-fusion-rates-of-isolated-talonavicular-arthrodesis
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Mei-Ming Xie, Kang Xia, Hong-Xin Zhang, Hong-Hui Cao, Zhi-Jin Yang, Hai-Feng Cui, Shang Gao, Kang-Lai Tang
BACKGROUND: Screw fixation is a typical technique for isolated talonavicular arthrodesis (TNA), however, no consensus has been reached on how to select most suitable inserted position and direction. The study aimed to present a new fixation technique and to evaluate the clinical outcome of individual headless compression screws (HCSs) applied with three-dimensional (3D) image processing technology to isolated TNA. METHODS: From 2007 to 2014, 69 patients underwent isolated TNA by using double Acutrak HCSs...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110796/effectiveness-of-hindfoot-arthrodesis-by-stable-internal-fixation-in-various-eichenholtz-stages-of-neuropathic-ankle-arthropathy
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Silvampatty R Sundararajan, Kanchana P Srikanth, Handenahally S Nagaraja, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
The optimal time to treat neuropathic (Charcot) arthropathy of the ankle and peritalar joint is controversial because of the various treatment options available and the variable results reported in published studies. We sought to determine the outcome of hind foot arthrodesis with stable internal fixation in patients with different Eichenholtz stages of arthropathy. We prospectively studied patients with substantial disabilities caused by neuropathic arthropathy in deformed, unstable ankle and peritalar joints, with or without ulcerations, who had undergone treatment from July 2007 to December 2012...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103893/open-triple-fusion-versus-tnc-arthrodesis-in-the-treatment-of-mueller-weiss-disease
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Hongtao Zhang, Junkun Li, Yusen Qiao, Jia Yu, Yu Cheng, Yan Liu, Chao Gao, Jiaxin Li
BACKGROUND: Mueller-Weiss disease is a rarely diagnosed deformity where the navicular bone undergoes spontaneous osteonecrosis in adults. Until now, there is no widely accepted operative treatment for this unusual disease. We aimed to compare clinical and radiological outcomes between the open triple fusion and talonavicular-cuneiform arthrodesis for Mueller-Weiss disease of stage 4. METHODS: During the period from February 2012 to June 2016, 10 patients (11 feet) suffering from Mueller-Weiss disease of stage 4 were treated by the same senior surgeon...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095870/comparison-of-compressive-forces-caused-by-various-cannulated-cancellous-screws-used-in-arthroscopic-ankle-arthrodesis
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Satoshi Kamijo, Tsukasa Kumai, Shogo Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Mano, Yasuhito Tanaka
BACKGROUND: When performing arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis for end-stage ankle arthritis, internal fixation is performed using bone screws after appropriate preparation. However, optimal characteristics of bone screws have not been examined in terms of pressure force. Objective comparisons of bone-screw performance may provide information on procedures for arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis. The study objectives were to determine whether it was possible to measure compressive force changes using the newly developed device and to infer all screw characteristics from measurement results when used in actual surgeries...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071847/hindfoot-fusion-in-haemophilic-arthropathy-6-year-mean-follow-up-of-41-procedures-performed-in-28-adult-patients
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M Brkljac, S Shah, C Hay, E C Rodriguez-Merchan
INTRODUCTION: Haemophilic arthropathy of the ankle is rare disorder caused by recurrent haemarthorses beginning in early adulthood. AIM: Our aim was to evaluate the fusion rate of various techniques of hindfoot fusion using internal fixation for the treatment of haemophilic arthropathy of the hindfoot. METHODS: We have evaluated the fusion rate of various techniques of hindfoot (tibiotalar and subtalar joints) fusion for the treatment of haemophilic arthropathy of the hindfoot...
March 2016: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031506/intramedullary-and-intra-osseous-arthrodesis-of-the-hallux-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Efstathios Drampalos, Shen Hwa Vun, Irfan Fayyaz
PURPOSE: To review the outcome of arthrodesis of the hallux metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint in 23 patients. METHODS: Records of 9 men and 14 women aged 27 to 88 (mean, 57) years who underwent arthrodesis of the hallux MTP joint using an intramedullary device and an intra-osseous device were reviewed. Indications for surgery were severe hallux valgus (n=15), hallux rigidus (n=6) and rheumatoid arthritis (n=2). Outcome measures included visual analogue score (VAS) for pain, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) hallux score, bone union, hallux valgus angle (HVA), dorsiflexion angle (DA), complications, revision, and patient satisfaction...
December 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030511/ankle-distraction-arthroplasty-indications-technique-and-outcomes
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Mitchell Bernstein, Jay Reidler, Austin Fragomen, S Robert Rozbruch
Ankle distraction is an alternative to ankle arthrodesis or total ankle arthroplasty in younger patients with arthritis. Ankle distraction involves the use of external fixation to mechanically unload the ankle joint, which allows for stable, congruent range of motion in the setting of decreased mechanical loading, potentially promoting cartilage repair. Adjunct surgical procedures are frequently done to address lower-extremity malalignment, ankle equinus contractures, and impinging tibiotalar osteophytes. Patients can bear full weight during the treatment course...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989336/a-review-of-399-total-ankle-replacements-analysis-of-ipsilateral-subtalar-joint-arthrodesis-and-associated-talar-component-subsidence
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Mark A Prissel, Christopher F Hyer, Gregory C Berlet
Total ankle replacement (TAR) is an accepted treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis. When concurrent subtalar joint pathologic features exist, ipsilateral subtalar joint arthrodesis (STJA) can be performed either simultaneous with TAR or as a staged procedure. Limited data exist on the effect of talar component subsidence and prosthesis survivorship. The present study purpose was to evaluate the effect of STJA on talar component subsidence after primary TAR and its effect on TAR survivorship. All patients, a minimum of 18 years old, from a single institution with modern-generation TAR and 1-year minimum follow-up data available were evaluated...
January 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982715/the-effect-of-footwear-adapted-with-a-multi-curved-rocker-sole-in-conjunction-with-knee-ankle-foot-orthoses-on-walking-in-poliomyelitis-subjects-a-pilot-study
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Ali Mojaver, Mokhtar Arazpour, Gholamreza Aminian, Monireh Ahmadi Bani, Mahmood Bahramizadeh, Guive Sharifi, Arash Sherafatvaziri
BACKGROUND: Knee-ankle-foot orthoses (KAFOs) are used by people with poliomyelitis to ambulate. Whist advances in orthotic knee joint designs for use in KAFOs such the provision of stance control capability have proven efficacy, little attention has been paid to shoe adaptations which may also improve gait. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the alteration to the kinematics and temporal-spatial parameters of gait caused by the use of heel-to-toe rocker-soled footwear when ambulating with KAFOs...
December 16, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942740/primary-ankle-arthrodesis-for-severely-comminuted-tibial-pilon-fractures
#18
Mohamed E Al-Ashhab
Management of severely comminuted, complete articular tibial pilon fractures (Rüedi and Allgöwer type III) remains a challenge, with few treatment options providing good clinical outcomes. Twenty patients with severely comminuted tibial pilon fractures underwent primary ankle arthrodesis with a retrograde calcaneal nail and autogenous fibular bone graft. The fusion rate was 100% and the varus malunion rate was 10%. Fracture union occurred at a mean of 16 weeks (range, 13-18 weeks) postoperatively. Primary ankle arthrodesis is a successful method for treating highly comminuted tibial pilon fractures, having a low complication rate and a high satisfaction score...
December 8, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935562/current-conservative-management-and-classification-of-club-foot-a-review
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Ganesan Balasankar, Ameersing Luximon, Adel Al-Jumaily
Clubfoot, known as congenital talipes equinovarus, is one of the complex paediatric foot deformity with the incidence of 1 in every 1000 live births. It consists of four complex foot abnormalities such as forefoot adductus, midfoot cavus, and hindfoot varus and ankle equinus. There are a number of surgical techniques (soft tissue releases, arthrodesis) used to correct clubfoot. However currently the conservative management (manipulation, serial casting, and braces) of clubfoot is considered as the best choice and it is widely accepted among orthopaedists...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926682/clinical-outcomes-of-nonunions-of-hindfoot-and-ankle-fusions
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Fabian Krause, Alastair S E Younger, Judith F Baumhauer, Timothy R Daniels, Mark Glazebrook, Peter T Evangelista, Michael S Pinzur, Gowreeson Thevendran, Rafe M J Donahue, Christopher W DiGiovanni
BACKGROUND: While nonunion after foot and ankle fusion surgery has been associated with poor outcomes, we are not aware of any longitudinal study on this subject. Thus, we prospectively evaluated the impact of nonunion on clinical outcomes of foot and ankle fusions and identified potential risk factors for nonunion after these procedures. METHODS: Using data from a randomized clinical trial on recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-BB (rhPDGF-BB; Augment Bone Graft, BioMimetic Therapeutics), union was defined either by assessment of computed tomography (CT) scans at 24 weeks by a reviewer blinded to the type of treatment or by the surgeon's composite assessment of clinical and radiographic findings at 52 weeks and CT findings at 24 or 36 weeks...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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