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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320425/patient-compliance-with-touchdown-weight-bearing-after-microfracture-treatment-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions
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Gökhan Polat, Gökhan Karademir, Ekin Akalan, Mehmet Aşık, Mehmet Erdil
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the compliance of our patients with a touchdown weight bearing (without supporting any weight on the affected side by only touching the plantar aspect of the foot to the ground to maintain balance to protect the affected side from mechanical loading) postoperative rehabilitation protocol after treatment of talar osteochondral lesion (TOL). METHODS: Fourteen patients, who had been treated with arthroscopic debridement and microfracture, were followed prospectively...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283180/does-intra-articular-load-distribution-change-after-lateral-malleolar-fractures-an-in-vivo-study-comparing-operative-and-non-operative-treatment
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Christian Deml, Martin Eichinger, Wouter F van Leeuwen, Stefanie Erhart, Simon A Euler, Alexander Brunner
PURPOSE: The impact of isolated malleolar fractures on the intra-articular load distribution within the ankle joint has been studied in several biomechanical cadaver studies during the last decades. Recently, computed tomography osteoabsorptiometry (CT-OAM) has been proposed as a valuable tool to assess intra-articular joint load distribution in vivo. The purpose of this retrospective matched pair analysis was to apply CT-OAM to evaluate in vivo changes of talar load distribution after lateral malleolar fractures in patients treated with open anatomic reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) compared to patients treated non-operatively...
March 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276651/realignment-surgery-for-malunited-ankle-fracture
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Chang-Jun Guo, Xing-Cheng Li, Mu Hu, Yang Xu, Xiang-Yang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics and the results of realignment surgery for the treatment of malunited ankle fracture. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with malunited fractures of the ankle who underwent reconstructive surgery at our hospital from January 2010 to January 2014 were reviewed. The tibial anterior surface angle (TAS), the tibiotalar tilt angle (TTA), the malleolar angle (MA), and the tibial lateral surface angle (TLS) were measured. Clinical assessment was performed with use of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) scale and visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, and the osteoarthritis stage was determined radiographically with the modified Takakura classification system...
March 9, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272475/slc22a3-polymorphisms-do-not-modify-pancreatic-cancer-risk-but-may-influence-overall-patient-survival
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Beatrice Mohelnikova-Duchonova, Ondrej Strouhal, David J Hughes, Ivana Holcatova, Martin Oliverius, Zdenek Kala, Daniele Campa, Cosmeri Rizzato, Federico Canzian, Raffaele Pezzilli, Renata Talar-Wojnarowska, Ewa Malecka-Panas, Cosimo Sperti, Carlo Federico Zambon, Sergio Pedrazzoli, Paola Fogar, Anna Caterina Milanetto, Gabriele Capurso, Gianfranco Delle Fave, Roberto Valente, Maria Gazouli, Giuseppe Malleo, Rita Teresa Lawlor, Oliver Strobel, Thilo Hackert, Nathalia Giese, Pavel Vodicka, Ludmila Vodickova, Stefano Landi, Francesca Tavano, Domenica Gioffreda, Ada Piepoli, Valerio Pazienza, Andrea Mambrini, Mariangela Pedata, Maurizio Cantore, Franco Bambi, Stefano Ermini, Niccola Funel, Radmila Lemstrova, Pavel Soucek
Expression of the solute carrier (SLC) transporter SLC22A3 gene is associated with overall survival of pancreatic cancer patients. This study tested whether genetic variability in SLC22A3 associates with pancreatic cancer risk and prognosis. Twenty four single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) tagging the SLC22A3 gene sequence and regulatory elements were selected for analysis. Of these, 22 were successfully evaluated in the discovery phase while six significant or suggestive variants entered the validation phase, comprising a total study number of 1,518 cases and 3,908 controls...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258360/fatal-complication-following-pure-ankle-dislocation-in-a-domestic-setting-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Fabio De-Giorgio, Luca Marchese, Mara Masullo, Ernesto d'Aloja, Vincenzo Izzo, Simone Cerciello
Pure ankle dislocation is a rare event that primarily results from high-energy trauma. Predisposing anatomical factors such as talar hypoplasia, ligament laxity, and previous sprains may play a key role. This report presents the case of a 55-year-old man with fatal anterior and posterior tibial artery tears following a pure anterolateral dislocation of the right ankle. To the best of our knowledge, no such cases have previously been reported in the English-language literature.
March 3, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224074/arthroscopic-resection-of-too-long-anterior-process-of-the-calcaneus
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Tun Hing Lui
A too-long anterior process (TLAP) of the calcaneus is an elongated anteromedial process of the calcaneus impinging the navicular or the talar head. TLAP can cause recurrent ankle sprain, peroneal muscle spasm, or persistent tarsal pain in adolescents. Arthroscopic resection is indicated if the symptoms do not respond to conservative treatment. It has the advantage of assessment of completeness of bone resection and treatment of associated lesions of the adjacent joints. The purpose of this technical note is to report an arthroscopic approach of the resection of the TLAP with the lateral midtarsal portal as the viewing portal...
October 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220765/the-endosonography-guided-needle-aspiration-in-the-diagnosis-of-sarcoidosis-randomized-study
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Piotr Kocoń, Artur Szlubowski, Jarosław Kużdżał, Lucyna Rudnicka-Sosin, Adam Ćmiel, Jerzy Soja, Janusz R Włodarczyk, Piotr Talar, Tomasz Smęder, Tomasz Gil, Janusz Warmus, Romana Tomaszewska
INTRODUCTION    There are no widely accepted standards of diagnosis of sarcoidosis.  OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess the relative diagnostic yield of endobronchial ultrasound needle aspiration (EBUS-NA) and endoscopic ultrasound needle aspiration (EUS-NA), and to compare them with the standard diagnostic techniques, i.e. endobronchial biopsy (EBB), transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB), transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) and mediastinoscopy.  PATIENTS AND METHODS    A prospective randomized study including consecutive patients with clinical diagnosis of stage I or II sarcoidosis...
February 9, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220401/numerical-model-for-healthy-and-injured-ankle-ligaments
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Antonella Forestiero, Emanuele Luigi Carniel, Chiara Giulia Fontanella, Arturo Nicola Natali
The aim of this work is to provide a computational tool for the investigation of ankle mechanics under different loading conditions. The attention is focused on the biomechanical role of ankle ligaments that are fundamental for joints stability. A finite element model of the human foot is developed starting from Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, using particular attention to the definition of ankle ligaments. A refined fiber-reinforced visco-hyperelastic constitutive model is assumed to characterize the mechanical response of ligaments...
February 20, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216304/ankle-arthrodesis-a-retrospective-analysis-comparing-single-column-locked-anterior-plating-to-crossed-lag-screw-technique
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Mark A Prissel, G Alex Simpson, Sean A Sutphen, Christopher F Hyer, Gregory C Berlet
Ankle arthrodesis is performed to eliminate pain due to end-stage osteoarthritis, regardless of etiology. This procedure remains the reference standard treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis, despite recent advancements in total ankle replacement. The objective of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the radiographic and clinical fusion rates and time to bony fusion for patients who underwent ankle arthrodesis using an anterior approach with a single column locked plate construct versus crossed lag screws...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210804/ankle-valgus-following-non-vascularized-fibular-grafts-in-children-an-outcome-evaluation-minimum-two%C3%A2-years-after-fibular-harvest
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Anil Agarwal, Deepak Kumar, Nargesh Agrawal, Neeraj Gupta
BACKGROUND: The literature on ankle valgus development after procuring non-vascularised fibular grafts in children is still scanty. The non-vascularised fibular graft has distinction of fibular regeneration occurring at the donor site. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the valgus deformities at the donor leg following harvest of non-vascularised fibular graft to determine the various contributing factors in growing children. All these patients had minimum two years post index procedure follow up...
February 16, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196041/change-in-talar-translation-in-the-coronal-plane-after-mobile-bearing-total-ankle-replacement-and-its-association-with-lower-limb-and-hindfoot-alignment
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Young Yi, Jae-Ho Cho, Ji-Beom Kim, Jae-Young Kim, Su-Yeon Park, Woo Chun Lee
BACKGROUND: Mobile-bearing total ankle replacement (TAR) enables motion at the tibial implant-polyethylene insert interface. This motion could lead to coronal translation of the talus relative to the tibia and may affect radiographic outcome. We aimed to assess the translation of the talus before and after mobile-bearing TAR to determine whether translation of the talus after TAR is associated with coronal plane alignment of the lower limb and hindfoot as well as to investigate the complications associated with talar translation...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183212/3d-biometrics-for-hindfoot-alignment-using-weightbearing-ct
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François Lintz, Matthew Welck, Alessio Bernasconi, James Thornton BSc, Nicholas P Cullen, Dishan Singh, Andy Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Hindfoot alignment on 2D radiographs can present anatomical and operator-related bias. In this study, software designed for weightbearing computed tomography (WBCT) was used to calculate a new 3D biometric tool: the Foot and Ankle Offset (FAO). We described the distribution of FAO in a series of data sets from clinically normal, varus, and valgus cases, hypothesizing that FAO values would be significantly different in the 3 groups. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 135 data sets (57 normal, 38 varus, 40 valgus) from WBCT (PedCAT; CurveBeam LLC, Warrington, PA) were obtained from a specialized foot and ankle unit...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174604/challenging-the-foundations-of-the-clinical-model-of-foot-function-further-evidence-that-the-root-model-assessments-fail-to-appropriately-classify-foot-function
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Hannah L Jarvis, Christopher J Nester, Peter D Bowden, Richard K Jones
BACKGROUND: The Root model of normal and abnormal foot function remains the basis for clinical foot orthotic practice globally. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between foot deformities and kinematic compensations that are the foundations of the model. METHODS: A convenience sample of 140 were screened and 100 symptom free participants aged 18-45 years were invited to participate. The static biomechanical assessment described by the Root model was used to identify five foot deformities...
2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167062/treatment-of-peripheral-talus-fractures
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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/28149727/arthroscopic-taloplasty-for-an-anterolateral-snapping-ankle
#15
Tun Hing Lui
Anterior ankle snapping syndrome is rare. Snapping of the extensor digitorum longus due to attenuated inferior extensor retinaculum and snapping due to hypertrophied or low-lying peroneal tertius muscle have been reported. We reported a new mechanism of anterolateral snapping due to a hypertrophied talar head. Anterolateral snapping ankle can be revealed by active dorsiflexion and plantarflexion of the ankle with the foot inverted. Foot inversion will tension the inferior extensor retinaculum and uncover the dorsolateral prominence of the talar head...
December 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
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/28144574/current-management-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions
#17
REVIEW
Arianna L Gianakos, Youichi Yasui, Charles P Hannon, John G Kennedy
Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) occur in up to 70% of acute ankle sprains and fractures. OLT have become increasingly recognized with the advancements in cartilage-sensitive diagnostic imaging modalities. Although OLT may be treated nonoperatively, a number of surgical techniques have been described for patients whom surgery is indicated. Traditionally, treatment of symptomatic OLT have included either reparative procedures, such as bone marrow stimulation (BMS), or replacement procedures, such as autologous osteochondral transplantation (AOT)...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142248/incidence-and-radiographic-predictors-of-valgus-tibiotalar-tilt-after-hindfoot-fusion
#18
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/28126027/functional-analysis-of-distraction-arthroplasty-in-the-treatment-of-ankle-osteoarthritis
#19
Hongmou Zhao, Wenqing Qu, Yi Li, Xiaojun Liang, Ning Ning, Yan Zhang, Dong Hu
BACKGROUND: Ankle joint distraction arthroplasty (AJDA) is an alternative surgical procedure for the management of moderate to severe ankle osteoarthritis. However, the benefit of this procedure and failure relative factors are still in debate. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the functional outcomes of AJDA in treatment of moderate to severe ankle OA and to evaluate the relative factors correlated with treatment failure. METHODS: Forty-six van Dijk stages II and III ankle osteoarthritis patients were included...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117255/examination-of-the-correlation-between-foot-morphology-measurements-using-pedography-and-radiographic-measurements
#20
Kentaro Inui, Kazuya Ikoma, Kan Imai, Suzuyo Ohashi, Masahiro Maki, Masamitsu Kido, Yusuke Hara, Yoshinobu Oka, Hiroyoshi Fujiwara, Toshikazu Kubo
Pedography provides excellent visualization of the footprint. However, the correlation between the footprint images and radiographic measures has not been thoroughly evaluated. Therefore, the objectives of our study were to examine the correlation between the pedography-based measures of foot morphology and radiographic measurements and to propose reference values for the diagnosis of flatfoot using footprint imaging. The plantar footprints of 100 right feet were photographed using a pedography standing platform...
March 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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