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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661672/development-and-validation-of-the-foot-union-scoring-evaluation-tool-for-arthrodesis-of-foot-structures
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Timothy A Karthas, Jeremy J Cook, Michael R Matthews, Michael L Sganga, Daniel D Hansen, Byron Collier, Philip Basile, Emily A Cook
Reliable evaluation of osseous consolidation after pedal arthrodesis can be difficult, and the presence or absence of radiographic healing often dictates care. Plain radiographs remain the mainstay imaging tool owing to their cost, efficiency, and low radiation exposure. Applying radiographic parameters that can reliably determine osseous healing is essential. However, currently, no reliable or validated measures are available to determine osseous union of any joint in the foot or ankle. The purpose of the present study was to develop a radiographic healing scoring system that would enhance the diagnostic healing assessment after joint arthrodesis of the foot or ankle...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658353/early-initiation-of-zoledronic-acid-does-not-impact-bone-healing-or-clinical-outcomes-of-hallux-valgus-orthomorphia
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Lei Yang, Maowei Yang
Objective This prospective randomized controlled study was performed to determine whether early drug use for osteoporosis impacts bone healing after orthomorphic surgery for hallux valgus (HV) in menopausal patients with osteoporosis. Methods This study included 113 consecutive patients with osteoporosis who underwent a combination of Lapidus arthrodesis and Akin osteotomy for treatment of HV. The patients were randomly divided into a zoledronic acid (ZOL) group (5-mg intravenous injection of ZOL, n = 56) and a placebo group (n = 57); both ZOL and placebo were administered 1 week postoperatively...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648876/use-of-patient-specific-3d-printed-titanium-implants-for-complex-foot-and-ankle-limb-salvage-deformity-correction-and-arthrodesis-procedures
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Travis J Dekker, John R Steele, Andrew E Federer, Kamran S Hamid, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: The advancement of 3D printing technology has allowed for the use of custom-designed implants for difficult-to-treat foot and ankle pathologies. This study reports on the radiographic and functional outcomes of a case series of patients treated with patient-specific 3D-printed titanium implants. METHODS: Fifteen consecutive patients treated with custom-designed 3D-printed implant cages for severe bone loss, deformity correction, and/or arthrodesis procedures were included in this study...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629592/revision-of-failed-total-ankle-arthroplasty-to-a-hindfoot-fusion
#4
A A Ali, R A Forrester, P O'Connor, N J Harris
Aims The aim of this study was to present a series of patients with aseptic failure of a total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) who were treated with fusion of the hindfoot using a nail. Patients and Methods A total of 23 TAAs, in 22 patients, were revised for aseptic loosening and balloon osteolysis to a hindfoot fusion by a single surgeon (NH) between January 2012 and August 2014. The procedure was carried out without bone graft using the Phoenix, Biomet Hindfoot Arthrodesis Nail. Preoperative investigations included full blood count, CRP and ESR, and radiological investigations including plain radiographs and CT scans...
April 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619844/comparison-of-screws-to-plate-and-screw-constructs-for-midfoot-arthrodesis
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Jamal Ahmad, Mary-Katherine Lynch, Mitchell Maltenfort
BACKGROUND: We performed a prospective comparison of screws versus plate-and-screws for midfoot arthrodesis. MATERIALS: Between 2010 and 2015, a total of 50 patients with midfoot arthritis received screws or plate-and-screws for their midfoot arthrodesis. Function and pain were graded with the Foot and Ankle Ability Measures (FAAM) and visual analog scale (VAS), respectively. Data regarding arthrodesis healing and complications were recorded. RESULTS: Twenty-five patients received screws for fusion, where 21 achieved full arthrodesis healing by 6 months from surgery...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609996/surgical-management-of-stage-2-adult-and-pediatric-acquired-flatfoot-without-tendon-transfer-or-arthrodesis-a-retrospective-study
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Ashim Wadehra, Lawrence M Fallat, Robert Jarski
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a common pathology of the foot and ankle. Numerous techniques are available to reconstruct the flatfoot. Fusions and tendon transfers are popular methods; however, a wide range of complications have been associated with these procedures. The objective of the present study was to demonstrate the outcomes of reconstructive surgery for flatfoot correction without tendon transfer or arthrodesis. We performed a retrospective study of 43 patients and 56 feet who had undergone flatfoot reconstructive surgery from November 2011 to June 2016, with a mean follow-up period of 60 weeks (range 12 to 60 months)...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601967/tarsal-coalition-in-paediatric-patients
#7
REVIEW
P-L Docquier, P Maldaque, M Bouchard
Tarsal coalition is due to failure of segmentation between two or more foot bones during embryological development at a site where the joint cleft fails to develop. Depending on the nature of the tissue connecting the bones, the abnormality is a syndesmosis, synchondrosis, or synostosis. Although the coalition exists at birth, synostosis usually develops only late during growth. Talo-calcaneal and calcaneo-navicular coalitions account for over 90% of all cases of tarsal coalition. The joint at the site of the coalition is stiff...
March 27, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525911/management-of-a-posterior-gunshot-injury-with-a-floating-pedicle-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak
#8
REVIEW
Anouar Bourghli, Safwat Abouhashem, Rami Abo Wali, Ibrahim Obeid, Louis Boissiere, Jean-Marc Vital, Mohammed Al Sarawan
PURPOSE: Gunshot injury to the spine can be devastating, and it has increased in the civilian population during the last decade. METHODS: We present the case of a 30-year-old male, who received a bullet in his back after exchange of fire with the police. Initial assessment revealed paraparesis with cerebrospinal fluid leak (CSF) from the bullet entry hole, CT scan showed metal debris with two bullet fragments in the L5/S1 right foramen and lateral recess, and another fragment in the central canal posteriorly, and also it revealed two fracture lines creating a right L5 "floating pedicle"...
March 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523179/a-young-female-presenting-with-heart-failure-secondary-to-eosinophilic-myocarditis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Kulatunga Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Pramitha Prabhashini Kumarihamy, Miriyalini Sundararajah, Widana Arachchilage Thilak Ananda Jayalath
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic myocarditis is one of the fatal complications of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndromes. Given the rarity of this form of myocarditis, it is often under-recognized. We describe a young girl who presented with features of heart failure. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of eosinophilic myocarditis in a young Sri Lankan female. CASE PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 21 year old Sri Lankan female admitted with shortness of breath for 1 week duration with associated low grade fever and profuse sweating...
March 9, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506948/is-the-midterm-progress-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-talus-fractures-stratified-by-age
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Christiane Kruppa, Tyler Snoap, Debra L Sietsema, Thomas A Schildhauer, Marcel Dudda, Clifford B Jones
The outcomes of pediatric talus fractures have been minimally reported in published studies. The purpose of the present retrospective study was to determine the clinical and radiographic outcomes after talus fractures in pediatric and adolescent patients and to define the differences among the different age groups in this population. A total of 52 children and adolescents (54 fractures) with 24 type 1 (44.44%), 13 type 2 (24.07%), 8 type 3 (14.81%), and 9 type 4 (16.67%) Marti-Weber fractures were considered...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506394/rolled-tendon-allograft-interposition-arthroplasty-for-salvage-surgery-of-the-hallux-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Danielle Thomas, David Thordarson
BACKGROUND: Hallux rigidus is a common osteoarthritic disease of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). Few salvage treatment options exist that preserve motion for patients who have failed an initial procedure and who are not amenable to fusion, typically patients who are active or who would like to wear high heels. Allograft tendon interpositional arthroplasty is an unconventional salvage treatment option that may preserve motion and prevent bone loss. METHODS: A retrospective chart review is reported of 19 patients who failed previous procedures and refused fusion who underwent allograft tendon interpositional arthroplasty of the hallux MTPJ by a single surgeon between 2012 and 2015...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482792/primary-arthrodesis-in-severely-comminuted-fractures
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REVIEW
Michael W Downey, Ted C Lai, Justin J Fleming
At present there is controversy regarding the appropriate treatment of severely comminuted fractures of the lower extremity. Even with near-perfect anatomic reduction of severely comminuted fractures, development of posttraumatic arthritis is still present at an increased rate. Primary fusion of comminuted fractures of the foot and ankle creates successful and predictable outcomes, which dismisses the chance of developing posttraumatic arthritis and decreases complications and the need for revisional procedures...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437061/mid-term-follow-up-of-patients-with-hindfoot-arthrodesis-with-retrograde-compression-intramedullary-nail-in-charcot-neuroarthropathy-of-the-hindfoot
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M Chraim, S Krenn, H M Alrabai, H-J Trnka, P Bock
AIMS: Hindfoot arthrodesis with retrograde intramedullary nailing has been described as a surgical strategy to reconstruct deformities of the ankle and hindfoot in patients with Charcot arthropathy. This study presents case series of Charcot arthropathy patients treated with two different retrograde intramedullary straight compression nails in order to reconstruct the hindfoot and assess the results over a mid-term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 18 consecutive patients and 19 operated feet with Charcot arthropathy who underwent a hindfoot arthrodesis using a retrograde intramedullary compression nail...
February 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424171/-retrograde-interlocked-intramedullary-nailing-with-tibia-bone-graft-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-end-stage-ankle-arthritis
#14
Zhong-Yu Hao, Ping Pei, Lin Liu, Yu-Xin Song
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical outcomes of retrograde interlocked intramedullary nailing with tibia bone graft fusion in treating end-stage ankle arthritis. METHODS: From November 2014 to April 2016, 22 patients with end-stage ankle arthritis were treated with retrograde interlocked intramedullary nailing with tibia bone graft fusion, including 9 males and 13 females aged from 30 to 65 years old with an average of 48.5 years old. Seven patients had obvious varus deformity, and other 15 patients' appearance were normal...
June 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413775/a-comparative-prospective-cohort-health-economic-analysis-comparing-ankle-fusion-isolated-great-toe-fusion-and-hallux-valgus-surgery
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David T Loveday, Lynne V Barr, Constantinos L Loizou, Garry Barton, George Smith
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the health economics and outcomes of three common foot and ankle operations. METHODS: Between July 2013 and October 2014 all patients undergoing ankle fusion (AF) for osteoarthritis, first metatarsophalangeal joint fusion for osteoarthritis (MF) or hallux valgus surgery (HV) were included. Patients having additional procedures were excluded. Patients completed the Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOX-FQ), the EuroQol EQ-5D-5L questionnaire and the EQ-VAS on presentation and at least 6 months post-operatively...
February 2018: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409267/uncontrolled-diabetes-as-a-potential-risk-factor-in-tibiotalocalcaneal-fusion-using-a-retrograde-intramedullary-nail
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Moses Lee, Woo Jin Choi, Seung Hwan Han, Jinyoung Jang, Jin Woo Lee
BACKGROUND: Tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion using a retrograde intramedullary (IM) nail is an effective salvage option for terminal-stage hindfoot problems. However, as many patients who receive TTC fusion bear unfavorable medical comorbidities, the risk of nonunion, infection and other complications increases. This study was performed to identify the factors influencing outcomes after TTC fusion using a retrograde IM nail. METHODS: Between September 2008 and February 2012, 34 consecutive patients received TTC fusion using a retrograde IM nail for limb salvage...
July 22, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409265/use-of-intramedullary-carbon-fiber-nail-in-hindfoot-fusion-a-small-cohort-study
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Ibukunoluwa B Araoye, Yvonne E Chodaba, Kenneth S Smith, Ryan W Hadden, Ashish B Shah
BACKGROUND: Current literature on carbon fiber implant use in foot and ankle surgery is scant. The purpose of this paper is to report medium-term outcomes of hindfoot fusion using a carbon fiber intramedullary nail. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 30 cases of hindfoot fusion using carbon fiber intramedullary nail fixation between 2014 and 2017. We excluded revisions and cases with bulk allograft or ankle infection prior to surgery. We reviewed charts for length of followup, radiographic union, and complications...
July 29, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409263/infections-in-primary-total-ankle-replacement-anterior-approach-versus-lateral-transfibular-approach
#18
Federico Giuseppe Usuelli, Cristian Indino, Camilla Maccario, Luigi Manzi, Federico Maria Liuni, Ettore Vulcano
BACKGROUND: Total ankle replacement (TAR) represents an alternative to fusion for the treatment of end-stage ankle osteoarthritis. The aim of the present study was to retrospectively assess the frequency of infections between TARs with anterior and lateral transfibular approach at 12-months follow-up. METHODS: 81 TARs through an anterior approach and 69 TARs through a lateral approach were performed between May 2011 and July 2015. We compared surgical time and tourniquet time, as well as superficial and deep infections frequency during the first 12 postoperative months...
August 4, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409262/foot-and-ankle-infections-debridement-early-fixation-and-rifampicin-provide-earlier-recovery-of-function-and-quality-of-life
#19
Daniel Pérez-Prieto, María E Portillo, Gemma González-Lucena, Alberto Ginés-Cespedosa
BACKGROUND: Infection after foot and ankle fractures is a major concern for orthopedic surgeons. It is widely believed that final osteosynthesis should be delayed until the infection is cured. However, there is no literature that supports this practice. In addition, the delay impairs patient function and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: In the present study, four cases of ankle infection treated with aggressive debridement, early fixation and antibiofilm antibiotics are described...
August 4, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409218/use-of-masquelet-s-technique-for-treating-the-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-in-cases-of-gout-combined-with-a-massive-bone-defect
#20
Feng Liu, Ruo-Kun Huang, Ming Xie, Hao Pan, Jing-Jing Zhao, Bo Lei
BACKGROUND: To examine the safety and efficacy of Masquelet's technique as a surgical method for treating the first metatarsophalangeal joint in cases of gout accompanied by a massive bone defect. METHODS: From January 2010 to January 2016, eleven patients (7 males and 4 females; mean age 33.1 years; range, 23-43 years) received surgical treatment for a first metatarsophalangeal joint tophus which caused a serious bone defect. The first metatarsophalangeal bone defects ranged from 3-6cm, or nearly 50% of the length of normal bone...
February 17, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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