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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918661/comparable-postoperative-pain-levels-using-2-different-nerve-blocks-in-the-operative-treatment-of-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
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Siem A Dingemans, Kristian J de Ruiter, Merel F N Birnie, J Carel Goslings, Gan van Samkar, Tim Schepers
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative pain levels in patients undergoing osteosynthesis of the calcaneus with either a popliteal nerve block or an ankle block. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients undergoing operative fixation of a calcaneal fracture via a sinus tarsi approach between August 2012 and April 2017 in a single foot/ankle specialized center was performed. Single-shot popliteal blocks were placed using ultrasound guidance by an anesthesiologist while ankle blocks were placed by a foot/ankle specialized surgeon...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888716/ideal-angle-of-syndesmotic-screw-fixation-a-ct-based-cross-sectional-image-analysis-study
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Young Hwan Park, Won Seok Choi, Gi Won Choi, Hak Jun Kim
Without clear reference, the precision of syndesmotic screw placement cannot be guaranteed and malposition of these screws leads to poor results. Therefore, to prevent malpositioning of syndesmotic screws, an improved understanding of the orientation of tibiofibular syndesmosis is essential. We analyzed cross-sectional computed tomography (CT) scans of the foot and ankle to identify precise screw positions for the treatment of syndesmotic injuries. A total of 134 calcaneal fractures with intact tibiofibular syndesmosis were enrolled in this retrospective study...
September 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888617/relationships-between-bone-mass-and-dietary-lifestyle-habits-in-japanese-women-at-3-4-months-postpartum
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A Hoshino, A Yamada, R Tanabe, S Noda, K Nakaoka, Y Oku, C Katayama, M Haraikawa, H Nakano, M Harada, K Uenishi, M Goseki-Sone
OBJECTIVES: The relationships between calcaneal bone mass and dietary/lifestyle habits in women at 3-4 months postpartum were examined in the context of osteoporosis prevention. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: We measured bone mass using calcaneal ultrasound in mothers who brought their 3- to 4-month-old babies to healthcare centers in Japan for health examination and administered a self-report questionnaire on physical characteristics and dietary/lifestyle habits to those who agreed to participate in the survey...
September 7, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888405/anatomic-locking-plate-for-displaced-intraarticular-calcaneal-fracture-design-and-application
#4
Chia-Hung Chu, Yan-Yu Chen, Kang-Ping Lin, Wen-Chuan Chen, Pei-Yuan Lee
Calcaneal fracture can lead to long-term disability and have a considerable economic effect. Most calcaneal fractures are intraarticular fractures involving the posterior facet of the subtalar joint. Treating displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures is complicated because of the lack of an optimal treatment option. Internal fixation typically involves screw-and-plate implants, which can be unfavorable owing to the lack of an anatomic design and the intraoperative bending required for the plate to contour to the irregular surface of the calcaneus...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883012/fibular-insufficiency-fracture-an-under-reported-complication-of-advanced-tibialis-posterior-dysfunction
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Suresh Srinivasan, Harish Kurup
We present a case of fibular insufficiency (stress) fracture in a patient with pre-existing asymptomatic advanced tibialis posterior dysfunction. The patient had severe planovalgus (flat foot) deformity but no pain before the injury; hence had never sought any treatment. She was first treated conservatively for the fracture which failed to control the deformity and had ongoing symptoms. She eventually required tibio-talo-calcaneal fusion. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of this condition in the English literature...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844198/medial-external-fixation-for-staged-treatment-of-closed-calcaneus-fractures-surgical-technique-and-case-series
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Michael Githens, Joshua Shatsky, Julie Agel, Richard J Bransford, Stephen K Benirschke
The derangement in calcaneal morphology after a fracture can be significant and is often associated with severe soft tissue envelop problems. Medial calcaneal external fixation is useful for early restoration of calcaneal morphology and the corresponding soft tissue envelop. When performed in a stepwise fashion, external fixation can successfully restore normal calcaneal height, length, width, and coronal plane alignment. For severely displaced joint depression and broken tongue-type calcaneus fractures where open treatment is the preferred strategy, early external fixation restores the normal soft tissue tension, allows a stable environment for soft tissue recovery, and facilitates the definitive operation by restoring and maintaining overall calcaneal architecture...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843716/outcome-following-osteosynthesis-or-primary-arthrodesis-of-calcaneal-fractures-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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Siem A Dingemans, Sjoerd T Meijer, Manouk Backes, Vincent M de Jong, Jan S K Luitse, Tim Schepers
BACKGROUND: Calcaneal fractures are uncommon and have a substantial impact on hindfoot function and quality of life. Several surgical treatment options are available; both in surgical approach and type of operation. The aim of this study was to compare functional outcome and quality of life following ORIF and primary arthrodesis. Furthermore, predictors of worse functional outcome were explored. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional cohort study was performed in patients with surgical fixation of a calcaneal fracture with a minimum follow-up of 18 months...
August 18, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842087/management-of-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures-clinical-results-of-reduction-technique-using-a-bone-spreader
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Naohide Takeuchi, Takao Mae, Jun-Ichi Fukushi, Nobuaki Tsukamoto, Hideki Mizu-Uchi, Kenta Momii, Yasuharu Nakashima
The purpose of the present study was to examine the clinical results of surgery for intra-articular calcaneal fractures using a calcaneal locking plate and a bone spreader as a reduction tool. Ten patients with intra-articular calcaneal fractures were treated. An extended lateral approach was used. The reduction of the intra-articular fragments of the posterior facet was temporarily held using a bone spreader and Kirschner wires. Internal fixation was achieved with a locking calcaneal plate. Böhler's angle and Preiss' angle were assessed on the day of injury and the day of the final follow-up examination...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826650/evaluation-and-quantification-of-geographical-differences-in-wound-complication-rates-following-the-extended-lateral-approach-in-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
M Backes, K E Spierings, S A Dingemans, J C Goslings, R E Buckley, T Schepers
INTRODUCTION: Calcaneal fracture surgery is often performed via the extended lateral approach (ELA). Large differences are reported in literature on wound complication rates. Aim was to perform a systematic review on reported postoperative wound complication (POWC) and postoperative wound infection (POWI) rates following the ELA and evaluate and quantify geographical differences. METHODS: A literature search was conducted in the MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and Cochrane Library...
August 13, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790476/surgical-treatment-of-sanders-type-2-calcaneal-fractures-using-a-sinus-tarsi-approach
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Chul Hyun Park, Dong Yeol Lee
BACKGROUND: Calcaneum is the most commonly fractured tarsal bone. The optimal treatment for displaced calcaneus fractures involving the posterior facet is surgical. The extensile lateral approach is commonly preferred because it provides sufficient exposure of the subtalar facet. However, this technique has the risk of complications such as wound necrosis and sural nerve injury. Various minimally invasive approaches, such as sinus tarsi approach, limited posterior approach, and percutaneous approach, have been introduced to reduce possible complications...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768423/biomechanical-comparison-of-conventional-and-optimised-locking-plates-for-the-fixation-of-intraarticular-calcaneal-fractures-a-finite-element-analysis
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Hanbin Ouyang, Yuping Deng, Pusheng Xie, Yang Yang, Bingyun Jiang, Canjun Zeng, Wenhua Huang
Intraarticular calcaneal fractures can result in poor prognosis. Although operative fixation can improve the functional outcomes in most cases, surgical complications such as loss of reduction and wound healing problems may increase the risk of reoperation. Hence, this study aimed to design calcaneal locking plate with a lower profile and better biomechanical performance   and to compare the redesigned plate with the traditional calcaneal plate via the finite element method. A Sanders' type II-C intraarticular calcaneal fracture was simulated...
August 3, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752205/post-operative-radiological-predictors-of-satisfying-outcomes-occurring-after-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures-a-three-dimensional-ct-quantitative-evaluation
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Minfei Qiang, Yanxi Chen, Xiaoyang Jia, Kun Zhang, Haobo Li, Yuchen Jiang, Yijie Zhang
PURPOSE: No functional outcome related to 3-D CT evaluations for calcaneal fractures has been presented. The aims of this study are to analyze the post-operative morphological parameters of calcaneal fractures in 3-D space and to correlate the 3-D morphological parameters with functional outcomes. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2015, 156 patients operatively treated for displaced calcaneal fractures were retrospectively reviewed with an average follow-up time of 32.4 months...
July 27, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748292/systematic-ct-evaluation-of-reduction-and-hardware-positioning-of-surgically-treated-calcaneal-fractures-a-reliability-analysis
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R J O de Muinck Keizer, M S H Beerekamp, D T Ubbink, L F M Beenen, T Schepers, J C Goslings
INTRODUCTION: Up to date, there is a lack of reliable protocols that systematically evaluate the quality of reduction and hardware positioning of surgically treated calcaneal fractures. Based on international consensus, we previously introduced a 23-item scoring protocol evaluating the reduction and hardware positioning in these fractures based on postoperative computed tomography. The current study is a reliability analysis of the described scoring protocol. METHODS: Three raters independently and systematically evaluated anonymized postoperative CT scans of 102 surgically treated calcaneal fractures...
July 26, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747337/comparisons-of-external-fixator-combined-with-limited-internal-fixation-and-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-sanders-type-2-calcaneal-fractures-finite-element-analysis-and-clinical-outcome
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M Pan, L Chai, F Xue, L Ding, G Tang, B Lv
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical stability and clinical outcome of external fixator combined with limited internal fixation (EFLIF) and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) in treating Sanders type 2 calcaneal fractures. METHODS: Two types of fixation systems were selected for finite element analysis and a dual cohort study. Two fixation systems were simulated to fix the fracture in a finite element model. The relative displacement and stress distribution were analysed and compared...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736619/the-role-of-orthobiologics-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery-allogenic-bone-grafts-and-bone-graft-substitutes
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REVIEW
James Wee, Gowreeson Thevendran
Orthobiologics are biological substances that are used therapeutically for their positive effects on healing skeletal and soft-tissue injuries. The array of orthobiological products currently available to the foot and ankle surgeon is wide, and includes bone allografts, bone substitutes, growth factors, and chondral scaffolds. Nonetheless, despite the surge in interest and usage of orthobiologics, there remains a relative paucity of research addressing their specific applications in foot and ankle surgery. In this review, we attempt to provide an overview of the literature on commonly available allogenic bone grafts and bone substitutes...
June 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723779/can-operations-achieve-good-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-sanders-ii-iii-calcaneal-fractures
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Jun Su, Xuecheng Cao
The aim of this study was to compare the clinical effect of operative treatment and nonoperative treatment for elderly patients with Sanders II-III calcaneal fractures.The study consisted of 60 patients with Sanders II-III calcaneal fractures who were treated in our institution from January 2007 to April 2012. The clinical effect between the operative treatment group of 32 patients and the nonoperative treatment group of 28 patients was studied. Böhler angle, Gissane angle, subtalar joint motion, calcaneal width, and calcaneal height were measured before and after treatment, and these indexes were also measured on the uninjured foot...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673102/open-reduction-assisted-with-an-external-fixator-and-internal-fixation-with-calcaneal-locking-plate-for-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
#17
Hui Yao, Huading Lu, Huiqing Zhao, Lulu Lv, Gang Hou
BACKGROUND: The extensile lateral approach (ELA) has been considered to be a standard approach for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DICF) because it provides excellent exposure and allows direct reduction of the depressed posterior facet fragment. But continuous retraction during surgery needs sufficient manpower and may cause ischemia. Failure of rigid fixation of DICF will not allow for early weight bearing and may lead to a loss of reduction. To avoid these disadvantages, this study presents open reduction assisted with an external fixator and internal fixation with a calcaneal locking plate...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660328/radiological-study-of-the-secondary-reduction-effect-of-early-functional-exercise-on-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures-after-internal-compression-fixation
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Wei Chen, Bo Liu, Hongzhi Lv, Yanling Su, Xiao Chen, Yanbin Zhu, Chenguang Du, Xiaolin Zhang, Yingze Zhang
PURPOSE: Early post-operative exercise and weight-bearing activities are found to improve the functional recovery of patients with displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs). We hypothesized that early functional exercise after surgery might have a secondary reduction effect on the subtalar joint, in particular the smaller fracture fragments that were not fixed firmly. A prospective study was conducted to verify this hypothesis. METHODS: From December 2012 to September 2013, patients with unilateral DIACFs were enrolled and received a treatment consisting of percutaneous leverage and minimally invasive fixation...
June 28, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639252/ethnic-variations-in-serum-25-oh-d-levels-and-bone-ultrasound-attenuation-measurements-in-blacks-and-whites
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Rosario Sakamoto, D Thorpe, R Knutsen, L Beeson, S Knutsen
Vitamin D deficiency is more common in Blacks, yet Blacks have lower prevalence of bone fragility fractures or osteoporosis than Whites. Broadband ultrasound attenuation (BUA) has been used to explore the association between serum 25(OH)D levels and bone quality in White and non-white populations. We investigated serum 25(OH)D status with corresponding BUA measurements assessed cross sectionally in a cohort of 232 Blacks and 260 Whites, aged 30-95 years who were part of the calibration study of the large Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632666/change-in-calcaneal-bone-strength-in-long-term-care-residents-treated-with-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound
#20
Hiroyasu Okuizumi, Kiyoshi Koyano, Kazuya Kurosawa, Naoto Kamide, Ayako Soyano
OBJECTIVE: We examined the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on bone strength in osteoporotic elderly residents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized controlled trial. Elderly residents with osteoporosis in a long-term care facility were treated with LIPUS (oscillation frequency 100 KHz) that involved treatment of the heel bone for 2 minutes a day. The selection of the treated heel was decided randomly with a personal computer. The heel bone mineral density before and after treatment was measured by calcaneal quantitative ultrasound (GE-1000 Express)...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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