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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717946/immediate-effects-of-talus-stabilizing-taping-on-balance-and-gait-parameters-in-patients-with-chronic-stroke-a-cross-sectional-study
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Donghwan Park, Ji-Hyun Lee, Tae-Woo Kang, Heon-Seock Cynn
BACKGROUND: Talus-stabilizing taping (TST) may improve ankle range of motion and gait performance by providing a posterior-inferior talar glide in a closed-chain dorsiflexion position. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the immediate effects of TST on balance and gait parameters in patients with chronic stroke. METHODS: Twenty post-stroke patients participated in this study. Each participant performed tests under three conditions (TST, barefoot, and conventional ankle-foot orthosis [AFO]), in random order...
May 2, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701100/in-defence-of-the-posterior-malleolus
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T O White
The posterior malleolus of the ankle is the object of increasing attention, with considerable enthusiasm for CT scanning and surgical fixation, as expressed in a recent annotation in The Bone & Joint Journal. Undoubtedly, fractures with a large posterior malleolar fragment that allow posterior talar subluxation from the mortise are served better by fixation. However, in all other situations, the existing literature does not support this widespread change in practice. The available biomechanical evidence shows that the posterior malleolus has little part to play in the stability or contact stresses of the ankle joint...
May 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698981/partial-hemiresurfacing-of-osteochondral-defects-of-the-talus-surgical-technique-and-preliminary-report-from-four-patient
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Sascha Beck, André Busch, Christoph Zilkens, Sebastian Warwas, Marcus Jäger
BACKGROUND: Osteochondral lesions of the medial talus (OLT) frequently lead to chronic ankle pain and osteoarthritis. Arthroscopic debridement, subchondral bone stimulation by drilling, and microfracturing are options for primary therapy in small lesions. In larger lesions, restoration of the talar dome contour seems to be a mandatory course of action. METHODS: In a case series, we followed up four patients being treated with a focal resurfacing prosthetic due to large osteochondral talar lesions...
April 26, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697453/value-based-surgical-care-evidence-for-the-enigma
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Talar Tatarian, Rajesh Aggarwal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 24, 2018: Annals of Surgery
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
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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/29691042/foot-fractures-in-polytrauma-patients-injury-characteristics-and-timing-of-diagnosis
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Quirine M J van der Vliet, Robert C Lucas, George Velmahos, Roderick M Houwert, Luke P H Leenen, Falco Hietbrink, Marilyn Heng
BACKGROUND: Due to prioritizing care and concomitant injuries, foot fractures in polytrauma patients often receive limited attention initially. However, as foot function is important, treatment and diagnosis of these fractures should be accurate. The aims of this study were to assess the incidence and distribution of foot fractures in polytrauma patients and to examine possible risk factors for delayed diagnosis of foot fractures. METHODS: This was a retrospective study on all adult (≥18 years) polytrauma (ISS ≥16) patients admitted to a single level 1 trauma center between 2006 and 2016...
April 17, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685563/changes-in-rearfoot-alignment-in-chronic-plantar-heel-pain
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Kadir Ilker Yildiz, Abdulhamit Misir, Turan Bilge Kizkapan, Mustafa Cukurlu
Plantar heel pain is a common disabling condition in adults. Biomechanical factors are important in the development of plantar heel pain. Quantitative changes in rearfoot alignment in patients with plantar heel pain have not been previously investigated. From April 2016 to March 2017, 100 patients with plantar heel pain and 100 healthy individuals were recruited. The foot posture index was used for the measurement of foot alignment. The generalized joint hypermobility condition was assessed using the Beighton scale...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681160/particulated-autograft-cartilage-implantation-for-the-treatment-of-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-a-novel-technique
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Connor Delman, John Wuellner, Chris Kreulen, Gregg Lundeen, Eric Giza
Osteochondral lesions of the talus often occur following ankle sprains and fractures. Operative intervention is typically required because of the diminished intrinsic repair capability of talar articular cartilage. Several techniques have evolved that emphasize replacing the defect with cartilage that closely mimics the biological properties of hyaline articular cartilage. The goals of operative treatment are resolution of symptoms, physiologic healing, and restoration of function while eliminating the need for further intervention...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673758/measurements-of-the-talus-in-the-assessment-of-population-affinity
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Mubarak A Bidmos, Manisha R Dayal, Oyelola A Adegboye
As part of their routine work, forensic anthropologists are expected to report population affinity as part of the biological profile of an individual. The skull is the most widely used bone for the estimation of population affinity but it is not always present in a forensic case. Thus, other bones that preserve well have been shown to give a good indication of either the sex or population affinity of an individual. In this study, the potential of measurements of the talus was investigated for the purpose of estimating population affinity in South Africans...
March 29, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666996/comparison-of-t2-relaxation-values-in-subtalar-cartilage-between-patients-with-lateral-instability-of-the-ankle-joint-and-healthy-volunteers
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Hyun Su Kim, Young Cheol Yoon, Ki Sun Sung, Min-Ji Kim, Soohyun Ahn
PURPOSE: To evaluate the difference between T2 relaxation values of the subtalar cartilage in lateral ankle instability patients and healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This institutional review board-approved study included 27 preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations of 26 patients who underwent Broström operations. Data of previously enrolled healthy volunteers (12 volunteers, 13 MRIs) were used as controls. Two radiologists independently measured T2 values in eight posterior subtalar joint cartilage compartments: central calcaneus anterior (CCA) and posterior (CCP), central talus anterior (CTA) and posterior (CTP), lateral calcaneus anterior (LCA) and posterior (LCP), and lateral talus anterior (LTA) and posterior (LTP)...
April 17, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664882/operative-treatment-of-talar-head-fractures-surgical-technique
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Michael R Anderson, A Sam Flemister, John P Ketz
Talar head fractures represent a rare subtype of injury to the talus. Clinical series of talar head fractures are nonexistent in the current literature and treatment of these injuries is based on expert opinion. Many authors recommend a single incision approach to open reduction and internal fixation of talar head fractures, however we have found that a two incision approach allows for optimal visualization while facilitating proper implant placement. We present a description of our technique and our clinical experience treating 8 of these rare injuries...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657849/talar-process-fractures-an-overview-and-update-of-the-literature
#12
Haroon Majeed, Donald J McBride
Fractures of the lateral and the posterior processes of the talus are uncommon and frequently missed because of a low level of suspicion and difficulty in interpretation on plain radiographs. Missed fractures can lead to persistent pain and reduced function.Lateral process fractures are usually a consequence of forced dorsiflexion and inversion of fixed pronated foot. These are also commonly known as snowboarder's fractures.The posterior process of the talus is composed of medial and lateral tubercles, separated by the groove for the flexor hallucis longus tendon...
March 2018: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657474/analysis-of-a-generic-talar-prosthetic-with-a-biological-talus-a-cadaver-study
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Alexandra N Trovato, Troy D Bornes, Marwan El-Rich, Sukhvinder S Dhillon, Samer Adeeb, Nadr M Jomha
Treatment for talar avascular necrosis is challenging. This study evaluates the feasibility of a generic talar implant by cadaveric assessment. Ten cadaveric ankles were CT-scanned to determine talar implant size. The opposite ankles were CT-scanned with the biological talus and then with the implant. 3D ankle geometry was reconstructed and implant position was compared to the biological talus position. The averages among specimens' positive and negative average-deviations were 0.91 mm and 0.70 mm. Seventy percent of talar dome deviations between the biological talus and implant were within an acceptable range...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652193/relationship-between-bone-marrow-lesions-on-mri-and-cartilage-degeneration-in-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talar-dome
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Tomoyuki Nakasa, Yasunari Ikuta, Mikiya Sawa, Masahiro Yoshikawa, Yusuke Tsuyuguchi, Yuki Ota, Munekazu Kanemitsu, Nobuo Adachi
BACKGROUND: In the evaluation of osteochondral lesions of the talar dome (OLT), bone marrow lesions (BML) are commonly observed in the subchondral bone on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the significance of BML, such as the histology of the overlying cartilage, is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the BML and cartilage degeneration in OLT. METHODS: Thirty-three ankles with OLT were included in this study...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644885/short-to-mid-term-outcomes-following-the-use-of-an-arthroereisis-implant-as-an-adjunct-for-correction-of-flexible-acquired-flatfoot-deformity-in-adults
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Kempland C Walley, Gearin Greene, Jesse Hallam, Paul J Juliano, Michael C Aynardi
BACKGROUND: The use of an arthroereisis implant for the treatment of adolescent flatfoot deformity has been described. However, data that address the outcomes of patients treated with an arthroereisis implant in adults are limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the radiographic and clinical outcomes and complications following the use of a subtalar arthroereisis implant as an adjunct for correction acquired flatfoot deformity secondary to posterior tibial tendon dysfunction...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643689/the-utility-of-tc-99m-hydroxymethylene-diphosphonate-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-symptomatic-os-trigonum
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Sharjeel Usmani, Noora Bin Essa, Fahad Marafi, Rashid Rasheed, Fareeda Al Kandari
Os trigonum is a congenital condition in which a bone ossicle fails to fuse to a secondary ossification center in the posterior aspect of the talar bone. Repetitive plantar flexion of the foot may elicit inflammation of the ossicles fibrous connective band, subsequently causing pain. It is common to misdiagnose os trigonum as an avulsion fracture. We report a case of a 23-year-old male with symptomatic os trigonum diagnosed on Tc-99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate single-photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT)...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine: IJNM: the Official Journal of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629614/physical-impairments-in-adults-with-ankle-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Munira Mohammed Al-Mahrouqi, David Allan MacDonald, Bill Vicenzino, Michelle Dawn Smith
Study Design Systematic review with meta-analysis. Background Lower limb osteoarthritis (OA) is associated with pain and reduced function. Most research focusses on hip and knee OA related impairments and as consequence impairments that characterise ankle OA are not well understood. Objective To systematically review available evidence of physical impairments in individuals with ankle OA. Methods A comprehensive search of electronic databases was conducted up until July 2017. Studies were screened using pre-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629582/arthroscopically-assisted-fixation-of-hawkins-type-ii-talar-neck-fractures
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J Wagener, C Schweizer, L Zwicky, T Horn Lang, B Hintermann
Aims Arthroscopically controlled fracture reduction in combination with percutaneous screw fixation may be an alternative approach to open surgery to treat talar neck fractures. The purpose of this study was thus to present preliminary results on arthroscopically reduced talar neck fractures. Patients and Methods A total of seven consecutive patients (four women and three men, mean age 39 years (19 to 61)) underwent attempted surgical treatment of a closed Hawkins type II talar neck fracture using arthroscopically assisted reduction and percutaneous screw fixation...
April 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624081/metal-resurfacing-inlay-implant-for-osteochondral-talar-defects-after-failed-previous-surgery-a-midterm-prospective-follow-up-study
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Gwendolyn Vuurberg, Mikel L Reilingh, Christiaan J A van Bergen, Inge C M van Eekeren, Rogier M Gerards, C Niek van Dijk
BACKGROUND: Treatment of osteochondral talar defects (OCDs) after failed previous surgery is challenging. Promising short-term results have been reported with use of a metal resurfacing inlay implant. PURPOSE: To evaluate the midterm clinical effectiveness of the metal implant for OCDs of the medial talar dome after failed previous surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: We prospectively studied all patients who met the inclusion criteria and received a metal resurfacing inlay implant between 2007 and 2014...
April 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600671/-clinical-observation-of-osteotomy-and-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-severe-rigid-equinus-deformity
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Ling-Long Deng, Li Yu, Xing Zhao, Chi Wei, Bing Wang, Shao-Bo Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical efficacy of osteotomy and fusion in treating severe rigid equinus deformity. METHODS: From April 2010 to October 2015, 13 patients(16 feet) with severe rigid equinus deformity were treated with osteotomy and fusion by hollow screw, including 6 males and 7 females aged from 39 to 62 years old with an average of(49.6±5.3) years old;the courses of diseases ranged from 5 to 27 years with an average of (9.0±4.8) years. Six patients (9 feet) were treated with osteotomy and fusion for three joints, 4 patients(4 feet) were treated with osteotomy and fusion for four joints, and 3 patients (3 feet) were treated with osteotomy and fusion for tibiotalar and calcaneal-talar joints...
March 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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