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Foot and ankle arthroscopy

Lorena Bejarano-Pineda, Annunziato Amendola
Participation in sports activity has increased significantly during the last several decades. This phenomenon has exposed orthopedic sports medicine surgeons to new challenges regarding the diagnosis and management of common sport-related injuries. Arthroscopy is becoming more commonly used in many of the surgical procedures for these injuries and carries the risk of complications. Wound and nerve complications make up the bulk of complications in most procedures. This article describes these complications associated with the common surgical procedures related to foot and ankle sport-related injuries and how to address and prevent them...
April 2018: Clinics in Sports Medicine
Graham A Hamilton, Matthew D Doyle, Francesca M Castellucci-Garza
The indications for arthroscopy have expanded over the years. Arthroscopic-assisted open reduction internal fixation in the setting of acute trauma is gaining popularity with foot and ankle surgeons. It serves to facilitate direct visualization of fracture fragments and allows for precise articular reduction with minimal soft tissue insult. Current evidence reports a high incidence of chondral injury with ankle fractures. Arthroscopy performed at the time of open reduction internal fixation allows for joint inspection and potential treatment of these posttraumatic defects...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Rachael J Da Cunha, Sydney C Karnovsky, William Schairer, Mark C Drakos
PURPOSE: To delineate the prevalence of chondral lesions, in particular full-thickness talar dome lesions, with concurrent arthroscopy in acute ankle fracture open reduction-internal fixation (ORIF) and evaluate the impact on clinical outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of prospectively collected registry data at our institution from 2012 to 2016. Consecutive patients who underwent acute ankle fracture ORIF with concurrent arthroscopy were identified...
February 2, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Chul Hyun Park, Doo Hyung Yoon
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to evaluate the usefulness of subtalar arthroscopy in the operative treatment of Sanders type 2 calcaneus fractures using a sinus tarsi approach. METHODS: Forty-six Sanders type 2 calcaneal fractures were consecutively treated using a sinus tarsi approach. Intraoperative fluoroscopy was used to evaluate fracture reduction in the first 23 patients (fluoroscopy group), and intraoperative fluoroscopy and subtalar arthroscopy were used in the latter 23 patients (arthroscopy group)...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Silvampatti Ramaswamy Sundararajan, Ramakanth Rajagopalakrishnan, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
We report a rare presentation of a ruptured pseudoaneurysm of the lateral plantar artery following tibiotalocalcaneal fusion with a retrograde nail at 1 month after the index surgery. Although case reports of pseudoaneurysms of larger arteries such as the anterior tibial artery and posterior tibial artery after ankle surgery (e.g., ankle arthroscopy, implant removal, Ilizarov application) have been reported, we report a rare complication of a pseudoaneurysm of the lateral plantar artery. We discuss the anatomic considerations of the lateral plantar artery in the foot and the entry point of the retrograde nail to avoid this unusual complication...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Richard D Ferkel
Recalcitrant osteochondral lesions of the talus present a difficult problem to the treating surgeon. Anterior and posterior approaches have been studied to facilitate treatment access. Current research highlights the accessibility of an osteochondral lesion to treatment from an anterior or posterior approach and shows the importance of foot position and noninvasive distraction to facilitate treatment. Moreover, it is important to consider that using both anterior and posterior portals, most osteochondral lesions can be well treated with a patient in the supine position...
December 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Dong Jiang, Yin-Fang Ao, Chen Jiao, Xing Xie, Lin-Xin Chen, Qin-Wei Guo, Yue-Lin Hu
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effect of concurrent arthroscopic osteochondral lesion (OCL) treatment and lateral ankle ligament repair on the outcome of chronic lateral ankle instability. It was hypothesized that the arthroscopic OCL treatment might have some negative effect on the outcome of chronic lateral ankle instability (CLAI) by compromising the rehabilitation program. METHODS: Ankle arthroscopy and anatomic lateral ankle ligament repair with suture anchors were performed for 70 patients with CLAI between 2010 and 2012...
November 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Tinnart Sittapairoj, Chris A Anthony, Chamnanni Rungprai, Yubo Gao, Alexej Barg, Phinit Phisitkul
PURPOSE: To evaluate preoperative and postoperative brake reaction time (BRT) of patients undergoing right-sided ankle or subtalar arthroscopy. METHODS: Patients who underwent right-sided ankle or subtalar arthroscopy were evaluated between May 2015 and February 2017. The inclusion criteria consisted of patients older than 18 years who possessed a valid driver's license, primarily drove vehicles that had automatic transmission, and used their right foot to depress the brake pedal...
December 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Brian D Powell, Minton T Cooper
Arthroscopic intervention of the foot and ankle is used for a growing number of procedures. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a helpful technique while detecting pathology before surgical intervention. A common use of MRI is detecting osteochondral lesion of the talus; however, other pathology can be detected including but not limited to symptomatic Os trigonum and subtalar osteochondral defects. An MRI sensitivity and specificity for detecting these pathologies vary. Correlating findings on MRI with arthroscopy is helpful in determining its accuracy and will be discussed in the following case examples...
December 2017: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Mandeep Singh Dhillon, Vikas Agashe, Sampat Dumbre Patil
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis of the foot and ankle still remains to be a significant problem, especially in the developing countries, and with an increase in incidence in immunosuppressed patients. Treatment is mainly medical using multidrug chemotherapy; surgical interventions range from biopsy, synovectomy and debridement, to joint preserving procedures like distraction in early cases, and arthrodesis of hindfoot joints and the ankle in advanced disease with joint destruction. Surgical Options: All procedures should be done after initiating appropriate medical management...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Jorge Pablo Batista, Jorge Javier Del Vecchio, Luciano Patthauer, Manuel Ocampo
OBJECTIVES: Injury to the lateral ligament complex of the ankle is one of the most common sports-related injury. Usually lateral ankle evolves with excellent clinical recovery with non surgical treatment, however, near about 30% develop a lateral chronic instability sequela. Several open and arthroscopic surgical techniques have been described to treat this medical condition. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Of the 22 patients who were treated; 18 males and 4 females, and aged from 17-42 years (mean 28 years)...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Shi-Ming Feng, Qing-Qing Sun, Ai-Guo Wang, Cheng-Kun Li
We investigated all-inside ankle arthroscopy for Tillaux-Chaput fractures. We retrospectively evaluated 19 patients (12 males [63.2%] and 7 [36.8%] females; 11 right [57.9%] and 8 left [42.1%] ankles) treated from May 2013 to January 2016. Their mean age was 28.1 (range 10 to 55) years. Sixteen (84.2%) had single Tillaux-Chaput fractures and 3 (15.8%) had combined proximal fibular fractures; 17 (89.5%) were diagnosed radiographically and 2 (10.5%) by computed tomography. Anterolateral and anteromedial ankle arthroscopy was used for closed reduction and internal fixation with 1 or 2 Herbert screws...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Takahisa Ogawa, Sadanori Shimizu
Juvenile Tillaux fractures are Salter-Hallis III fractures of the distal tibial epiphysis that occur only when the tibial epiphyses are closing. Theoretically, arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation of a juvenile Tillaux fracture can facilitate the accurate reconstruction of the articular surface, using arthroscopic visualization. We treated a girl aged 14 years who had a juvenile Tillaux fracture by using arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation. In order to obtain articular congruency, the screw was inserted under arthroscopic visualization...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Hong-Geun Jung, Dong-Oh Lee, Sang-Hun Lee, Joon-Sang Eom
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of medial compartment ankle osteoarthritis after supramalleolar osteotomy (SMO) without the bone marrow stimulation procedure and confirm cartilage recovery by second-look arthroscopy. METHODS: Twenty-two ankles that were followed for more than 1 year after SMO were retrospectively reviewed. Visual analog scale pain scores and American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society ankle-hindfoot scores were used for functional evaluations...
December 2017: Foot & Ankle International
Lukas Kolodziej, Boguslaw Sadlik, Sebastian Sokolowski, Andrzej Bohatyrewicz
BACKGROUND: As orthopedic surgeons become skilled in ankle arthroscopy technique and evidence -based data is supporting its use, arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis (AAA) will likely continue to increase, but stabilization methods have not been described clearly. We present a technique for two parallel 7.3-mm headless compression screws fixation (HCSs) for AAA in cases of ankle arthritis with different etiology, both traumatic and non-traumatic, including neuromuscular and inflammatory patients...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Hong Li, Yinghui Hua, Hongyun Li, Kui Ma, Shengkun Li, Shiyi Chen
BACKGROUND: The open modified Broström anatomic repair technique is widely accepted as the reference standard for lateral ankle stabilization. Despite recent increases in publications regarding arthroscopic repair of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) for treatment of chronic ankle instability, research is lacking that compares the functional outcomes between arthroscopic repair and open repair procedures for chronic ankle instability. PURPOSE: To compare function and activity level after arthroscopic repair versus open repair of the ATFL in patients with lateral ankle instability...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Rachel Shakked, Steven Sheskier
Lateral ankle instability is a common entity that can result in degenerative arthritis if left untreated. Acute ligament injuries should primarily be treated nonoperatively with a course of physical therapy and functional bracing. Chronic ankle instability is defined as mechanical or functional and can be diagnosed using a combination of history, physical examination, stress radiographs, and magnetic resonance imaging. After failure of nonoperative treatment, surgical treatment with anatomic ligament repair and inferior extensor retinaculum augmentation has the best clinical outcomes...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
Ozren Kubat, Ivan Bojanić, Tomislav Smoljanović
BACKGROUND: We present the technique, results and discuss arthroscopic treatment of the localized form of pigmented villonodular synovitis (LPVNS) of the ankle. METHODS: Medical records of five patients diagnosed and treated for ankle LPVNS with a minimum five-year followup were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were treated arthroscopically, altered synovial tissue was resected and a sample of tissue was sent for pathohistological examination for the definitive diagnosis...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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
Steven F DeFroda, Joseph A Gil, Brad D Blankenhorn, Alan H Daniels
Surgical case volume during orthopaedic surgical residency is a concern among trainees and program directors alike. With an ongoing trend toward further subspecialization and the rapid development of new techniques and devices, the breadth of procedures that residents are exposed to continues to increase. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education surgical case logs from 2009 to 2013 for graduating orthopaedic surgery residents were examined to assess the national averages of orthopaedic procedures logged by graduating orthopaedic surgery residents in the leg/ankle and foot/toes categories...
December 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
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