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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425054/can-a-three-component-prosthesis-be-used-for-conversion-of-painful-ankle-arthrodesis-to-total-ankle-replacement
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Markus Preis, Travis Bailey, Lucas S Marchand, Alexej Barg
BACKGROUND: In patients with painful ankle arthrodesis, the surgical treatment is challenging, and may include takedown of ankle arthrodesis and conversion to a total ankle replacement (TAR). This procedure is technically demanding given the altered anatomy after arthrodesis. Few studies have evaluated TAR in the setting of prior arthrodesis. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What intraoperative and perioperative complications were observed in patients who underwent conversion of an ankle arthrodesis to a TAR? (2) Was durable fixation achieved at short term, and what was the alignment of the components? (3) What subsequent surgical procedures were performed, including revisions? (4) What improvements were observed in pain, tibiotalar range of motion (ROM), and quality of life? METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2014, 18 patients with a painful ankle arthrodesis underwent conversion to TAR at our tertiary referral center...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419804/simultaneous-reconstruction-of-the-medial-and-lateral-collateral-ligaments-for-chronic-combined-ligament-injuries-of-the-ankle
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Toshito Yasuda, Hiroaki Shima, Katsunori Mori, Seiya Tsujinaka, Masashi Neo
BACKGROUND: Objective data on chronic injuries of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the ankle are scarce. Chronic MCL injuries are frequently associated with lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries. For patients with chronic combined MCL and LCL injuries, the authors have performed simultaneous surgery of the 2 ligaments. HYPOTHESIS: Simultaneous surgery of the 2 ligaments may be effectively used to treat chronic combined MCL and LCL injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419612/delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-mri-of-cartilage-dgemric-and-t2-mapping-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions-indicators-of-clinical-outcomes
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Christoph Rehnitz, Benita Kuni, Felix Wuennemann, Dimitrios Chloridis, Anand Kirwadi, Iris Burkholder, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Marc-André Weber
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC) and T2 mapping in evaluation of type II osteochondral lesions (OCLs) of the talus and define cutoff values for identifying patients with good/poor clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 28 patients (mean age, 42.3 years) underwent T2 mapping and dGEMRIC at least 1.5 years (mean duration, 3.5 years) after microfracture (n = 12) or conservative (n = 16) treatment for type II OCL...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419034/complications-and-functional-outcomes-after-pantalar-dislocation
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Kaeleen A Boden, Douglas S Weinberg, Heather A Vallier
BACKGROUND: Pantalar dislocations without associated talar fracture are rare and have high risks of complications, including infection, osteonecrosis, and posttraumatic osteoarthrosis. Limited information on later function exists. This study evaluated complications and outcomes following pantalar dislocation without talar fracture. METHODS: Nineteen patients were identified with open (n = 14) or closed (n = 5) pantalar dislocations without talar fracture. Ten male and 9 female patients with a mean age of 39...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417165/comparative-study-of-outcomes-after-ankle-arthrodesis-shows-higher-complication-rates-in-cases-operated-upon-by-general-orthopaedic-surgeons
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Krenn Sabine, Albers Sascha, Bock Peter, Mansfield Clemens, Chraim Michel, Trnka Hans-Joerg
INTRODUCTION: A functional assessment of 38 patients after ankle arthrodesis for the evaluation of the necessity of surgeons-specialisation was carried out by means of clinical evaluation and gait analysis after an average follow up of 30 months. METHODS: Scores were used to grade ankle function. Gate analysis was examined to determine the effect of arthrodesis on the ankle in relation to the surgeons' experience. Under conditions of normal daily living, we found significant differences in life quality between patients operated upon by experts in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery (group A) and patients operated by general orthopaedic surgeons (group B)...
April 18, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410782/posterior-arthroscopic-tibiotalar-arthrodesis-anatomic-feasibility-study
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Louis Malekpour, Said Rahali, Damien Potage, Fabrice Duparc, Franck Dujardin, Xavier Roussignol
Anterior arthroscopic tibiotalar arthrodesis has been well codified. A posterior approach with the patient in prone position is indicated when the anterior approach is precluded by soft tissue issues or for a 1-step procedure associated with posterior subtalar fusion. In an anatomic study, we assessed the feasibility of posterior arthroscopic tibiotalar fusion and sought to determine the arthroscopy entry points, mortise cartilage freshening quality, and risk of osseous, tendinous, vascular, and neural complications...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405725/the-posterolateral-approach-for-fluoroscopy-guided-tibiotalar-joint-injection
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Vanja Varenika, Jacob Harter, Edwin Chu, Lynne Steinbach
OBJECTIVE: To report a novel technique for tibiotalar joint injection that utilizes a posterolateral approach, including indications and technical considerations. METHODS: The posterolateral approach for tibiotalar injection is similar to that used in posterior subtalar joint injections. Using this technique, the tibiotalar joint space is accessed by directing the needle anterosuperiorly beneath the fibula until the posterior aspect of the talar dome has been reached...
April 12, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400423/talus-fracture-in-a-4-year-old-child
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Aurélien Michel-Traverso, Trieu Hoai Nam Ngo, Clémence Bruyere, Marco Saglini
Fracture of the talus is uncommon in childhood. We report a case of talar neck fracture that occurred in a 4-year-old girl. We present the radiological findings, the orthopaedic follow-up and the clinical outcome.
April 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399642/acute-tears-of-the-tibialis-posterior-tendon-following-ankle-sprain
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Lyle T Jackson, Linda J Dunaway, Gregory A Lundeen
BACKGROUND: Traumatic tears of the tibialis posterior (TP) tendon following an ankle sprain are rare. The purpose of this study was to report our case series of TP tendon tears following an ankle sprain. METHODS: Patients with persistent TP tendon pain after an ankle sprain were retrospectively identified over a 4-year period and reviewed. A comparison of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) interpretations by a radiologist and surgeon was made. Patients failing conservative management underwent operative repair of the TP tendon tear and concomitant pathology...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388886/allograft-tendon-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-talofibular-ligament-and-calcaneofibular-ligament-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-ankle-instability
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Weikai Wang, Guo Hong Xu
BACKGROUND: The purpose was retrospectively to investigate functional and clinical outcomes after anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) and calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) reconstruction using a single allograft. METHODS: Patients with severe chronic lateral instability of the ankle underwent surgery after conservative treatment failed. Ultrasounds of the ankle were performed, and if the AFTL and CFL were completely torn without enough soft tissue for repair, the ligaments were reconstructed using allograft tendon...
April 8, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385038/review-of-mechanical-processing-and-immunologic-factors-associated-with-outcomes-of-fresh-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-of-the-talus
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Chikezie N Okeagu, Erin A Baker, Nicholas A Barreras, Zachary M Vaupel, Paul T Fortin, Kevin C Baker
Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) are an increasingly implicated cause of ankle pain and instability. Several treatment methods exist with varying clinical outcomes. Due in part to successful osteochondral allografting (OCA) in other joints, such as the knee and shoulder, OCA has gained popularity as a treatment option, especially in the setting of large lesions. The clinical outcomes of talar OCA have been inconsistent relative to the positive results observed in other joints. Current literature regarding OCA failure focuses mainly on 3 factors: the effect of graft storage conditions on chondrocyte viability, graft/lesion size, and operative technique...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383303/early-hospital-readmissions-and-mortality-in-patients-with-decompensated-cirrhosis-enrolled-in-a-large-national-health-insurance-administrative-database
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Steven J Scaglione, Leanne Metcalfe, Stephanie Kliethermes, Ivan Vasilyev, Rebecca Tsang, Allyce Caines, Shaham Mumtaz, Vik Goyal, Asra Khalid, David Shoham, Talar Markossian, Amy Luke, Howard Underwood, Scott J Cotler
BACKGROUND: Patients with decompensated cirrhosis have high rates of morbidity and mortality and frequently require hospital admission. Few studies have examined early readmission as an indicator of 90 day and overall mortality. Analysis of large databases is needed to evaluate the association between early readmission and mortality in decompensated cirrhosis. METHODS: We analyzed 5 years of private, employer-based, health insurance claims data associated with HealthCare Services Corporation on 13...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379733/the-impact-of-weight-on-arthroscopic-osteochondral-talar-reconstruction
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Federico Giuseppe Usuelli, Camilla Maccario, Chiara Ursino, Nicola Serra, Riccardo D'Ambrosi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to assess the functional and radiologic outcomes after AT-AMIC (arthroscopic talus autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis) in 2 weight groups of patients with osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs): patients with BMI <25 (Healthy Weight Group [HG]) and with BMI ≥25 (Overweight Group [OG]). METHODS: Thirty-seven patients were evaluated. HG was composed of 21 patients (BMI = 21.90 ± 1.94), whereas OG consisted of 16 patients (BMI = 27...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378052/three-dimensional-morphometric-analysis-of-the-talus-implication-for-variations-in-kinematics-of-the-subtalar-joint
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Shuhei Nozaki, Kota Watanabe, Masaki Katayose
PURPOSE: Three-dimensional (3D) movement of the clinical subtalar joint (CSTJ) is primarily determined by the morphology of the articular surfaces of the talus. The purposes of this study were to assess the 3D orientation of the CSTJ facets of the talus and the talar head and to determine the tri-axial angular relationship. METHODS: Fifty dry tali were scanned using computed tomography to create a 3D bone model of the talus. The tri-axial angles of the anterior, middle, and posterior facets and the talar head were calculated...
April 4, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373933/arthroscopic-curettage-and-bone-grafting-of-bone-cysts-of-the-talar-body
#15
Tun Hing Lui
Talar bone cysts can develop as a result of osteochondral lesions of the talus. This can be a source of deep ankle pain. Open debridement and bone grafting of the bone cysts requires extensive soft tissue dissection and malleolar osteotomy. Removal of normal cartilage of the talus is frequently required to approach the bone cysts. Alternatively, the cysts can be grafted arthroscopically with minimal disruption of the normal cartilage surface. The key to success is careful preoperative planning with a computed tomogram of the ankle...
February 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371501/therapeutic-outcomes-of-kalix-ii-in-treating-juvenile-flexible-flatfoot
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Le Cao, Xu-Dong Miao, Yong-Ping Wu, Xiang-Feng Zhang, Qiang Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the therapeutic outcomes with Kalix II subtalar arthroereisis in sinus tarsi for juvenile flexible flatfoot. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the data of 20 juveniles with symptomatic flexible flatfoot (27 feet) who underwent the Kalix II implant procedure from January 2008 to September 2012 was performed. The pain during daily activities was assessed and followed up by use of a standard 10-point visual analog scale (VAS), and function was evaluated using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle and hindfoot scoring system, and anteroposterior talar-first metatarsal angle, lateral talar-first metatarsal angle, calcaneal pitch angle, and talar declination angle at X-ray film were measured to assess the therapeutic outcomes...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371500/joint-preserving-surgery-for-talar-malunions-or-nonuions
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Gang Chen, Mu Hu, Yang Xu, Yue-Huan Zhen, Yuan Hong, Xiang-Yang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique and analyze the outcomes of joint-preserving surgical treatments which included anatomical reconstruction or alignment correction for talar malunions or nonunions, and avoid development of degenerative changes in the adjacent joints. METHODS: Eight patients who had painful talar malunions or nonunions treated between 2009 and 2015 were included in this retrospective study. The mean age of the patients was 35.6 years, with patients aged from 18 to 58 years...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371495/safe-zone-of-posterior-screw-insertion-for-talar-neck-fractures-on-3-dimensional-reconstruction-model
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Jian-Qun Wu, Sheng-Hui Ma, Song Liu, Cheng-He Qin, Dan Jin, Bin Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the optimal posterior screw placement and the geometry of safe zones for screw insertion in the talar neck. METHODS: Computed tomography data for 15 normal feet were imported into Mimics 10.01 software for 3-dimensional reconstruction; 4.0-mm-diameter screws were simulated from the lateral tubercle of the posterior process of the talus to the talar head. The range of screw paths trajectories and screw lengths at nine locations that did not breach the cortex of the talus were evaluated...
February 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367693/outcomes-of-the-modified-brostr%C3%A3-m-procedure-augmented-with-suture-tape-for-ankle-instability-in-patients-with-generalized-ligamentous-laxity
#19
Byung-Ki Cho, Kyoung-Jin Park, Ji-Kang Park, Nelson F SooHoo
BACKGROUND: Although recent biomechanical studies have reported mechanical superiority of augmented anterior talofibular ligament reconstruction using suture-tape, clinical evidence regarding the efficacy of suture-tape augmentation is still insufficient. This prospective study was performed to evaluate the outcomes of the modified Broström procedure augmented with suture-tape for chronic ankle instability with generalized ligamentous laxity, which has been known to be a poor prognostic factor for anatomic ligament repair...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361015/development-of-an-internally-braced-prosthesis-for-total-talus-replacement
#20
Markus Regauer, Mirjam Lange, Kevin Soldan, Steffen Peyerl, Sebastian Baumbach, Wolfgang Böcker, Hans Polzer
Total loss of talus due to trauma or avascular necrosis, for example, still remains to be a major challenge in foot and ankle surgery with severely limited treatment options. Implantation of a custom made total talar prosthesis has shown promising results so far. Most important factors for long time success are degree of congruence of articular surfaces and ligamentous stability of the ankle. Therefore, our aim was to develop an optimized custom made prosthesis for total talus replacement providing a high level of primary stability...
March 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
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