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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779991/mechanical-metatarsalgia-as-a-risk-factor-for-relapse-of-morton-s-neuroma-after-ultrasound-guided-alcohol-injection
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Paolo Lorenzon, Carlo Rettore
Although many treatment modalities are available for Morton's neuroma, the injection of the neuroma with alcohol has gained popularity. However, recently, some investigators have observed a progressive deterioration in pain scores for patients initially pain free after the treatment. The purpose of the present retrospective comparative study was to determine whether mechanical metatarsalgia is related to symptom recurrence. We included 104 consecutive cases of ultrasound-guided alcohol injection for Morton's neuroma in 92 patients...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748103/gabapentin-as-an-adjunct-to-standard-postoperative-pain-management-protocol-in-lower-extremity-surgery
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REVIEW
P Andrew Crisologo, Erik K Monson, Said A Atway
Postoperative pain is a problem that plagues physicians and has since the dawn of the surgical arts. Many interventions are available and used as the standard such as preoperative local anesthetic blocks, opiates, both oral and intravenous, and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Although the temptation often exists to increase the postoperative opiate dose, opiate abuse is an increasing problem. This abuse has fueled the search for nonopiate pain adjuncts. Gabapentinoids have been shown to both decrease postoperative pain and, secondarily, decrease opiate dependence...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696362/fixation-of-medial-malleolar-fractures-with-magnesium-bioabsorbable-headless-compression-screws-short-term-clinical-and-radiological-outcomes-in-eleven-patients
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Ozkan Kose, Adil Turan, Melih Unal, Baver Acar, Ferhat Guler
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcome of medial malleolar fractures treated with magnesium (MgYREZr) bioabsorbable compression screw fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven patients with a medial malleolar fracture (either isolated or accompanied by bimalleolar or trimalleolar ankle fractures) who were treated with magnesium bioabsorbable compression screws between 2015 and 2016 in our hospital were retrospectively evaluated...
April 25, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683337/foot-mobilization-and-exercise-program-in-combination-with-toe-separator-improves-outcomes-in-women-with-moderate-hallux-valgus-at-the-one-year-follow-up-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#4
Sahar A Abdalbary
BACKGROUND: Few studies have documented the outcome of conservative treatment of hallux valgus deformities on pain and muscle strength. Our objective in this study was to determine the effects of foot mobilization and exercise program, in combination with use of a toe separator, on symptomatic moderate hallux valgus in female patients. METHODS: As part of the randomized clinical trial, 56 adult female patients with moderate hallux valgus were randomly assigned to one of two groups: 36 sessions for 3 months or no intervention (waiting list)...
April 23, 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679256/biomechanical-features-of-six-design-of-the-delta-external-fixator-for-treating-pilon-fracture-a-finite-element-study
#5
Muhammad Hanif Ramlee, Mohd Ayub Sulong, Evelyn Garcia-Nieto, Daniel Angure Penaranda, Antonio Ros Felip, Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Kadir
Pilon fractures can be caused by high-energy vertical forces which may result in long-term patient immobilization. Many experts in orthopedic surgery recommend the use of a Delta external fixator for type III Pilon fracture treatment. This device can promote immediate healing of fractured bone, minimizing the rate of complications as well as allowing early mobilization. The characteristics of different types of the Delta frame have not been demonstrated yet. By using the finite element method, this study was conducted to determine the biomechanical characteristics of six different configurations (Model 1 until Model 6)...
April 21, 2018: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673398/assessment-of-orthotic-needs-in-iranian-veterans-with-ankle-and-foot-disorders
#6
Kamiar Ghoseiri, Mostafa Allami, Mohammad Reza Soroush
BACKGROUND: War-related traumas can lead to orthopedic and neurological disorders in victims. However, the scope of such disorders may expand months or even years after the trauma. Orthotic treatment as a rehabilitation process aims to enable people with disabilities to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological, and social functional levels. This study aimed to investigate the rate of using orthoses among Iranian veterans with neuromuscular and skeletal disorders of the ankle and foot...
April 20, 2018: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658353/early-initiation-of-zoledronic-acid-does-not-impact-bone-healing-or-clinical-outcomes-of-hallux-valgus-orthomorphia
#7
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/29628697/seasonal-variation-in-orthopedic-trauma-patients-an-experience-from-central-india
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Rajeev Shukla, Nikhil Jain, Utkarsh Agarwal, Tanveer Sheikh, Ravikant Jain
Objectives: This study aims to determine the various epidemiological factors responsible for orthopedic trauma cases: how do weather patterns, month, season and public working schedule influence the daily frequency of orthopedic trauma. Material and methods: This was a descriptive study performed in the Department of Orthopedics at a tertiary care centre in central India Participants: 7980 trauma cases reported in our study period. Study variables: Demographic characteristics of the cases, time, day, the month of injury and type of trauma and cause of trauma...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595101/orthopedic-aspects-of-the-diabetic-foot
#9
E J A Tijdens-Creusen, Paul C Jutte, W M H H Schoumakers, M M Van der Klauw, Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker
Background Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a common medical condition affecting more than 6% of the world population. Besides well-known pathology like diabetic retinopathy and renal insufficiency, it carries important orthopedic implications, especially around the foot and ankle (diabetic foot). Focus This article focusses on the three major areas confronting the orthopedist: 1) changes in foot statics and biology leading to ulceration with or without osteomyelitis, 2) ankle fractures, particularly complications after a fracture and 3) Charcot foot...
March 28, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556687/-correction-of-posttraumatic-deformities-of-the-distal-tibia-with-focal-dome-osteotomy
#10
Thomas Rosteius, Hinnerk Baecker, Thomas Armin Schildhauer, Dominik Seybold, Jan Geßmann
BACKGROUND: Supramalleolar deformities require surgical correction to avoid posttraumatic osteoarthrosis of the knee or ankle joint and to prevent definitive treatment options, such as total ankle arthroplasty or arthrodesis of the ankle joint. Various methods for the operative correction of supramalleolar deformities have been described in the literature. OBJECTIVE: What results can be achieved with focal dome osteotomy to correct posttraumatic supramalleolar deformities? MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 10 patients (mean age 37 years) with a supramalleolar posttraumatic deformity were treated by focal dome osteotomy...
March 19, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29529607/ankle-nerve-block-adjuvant-to-general-anesthesia-reduces-post-surgical-pain-and-improves-functional-outcomes-in-hallux-valgus-surgery
#11
Mustafa Kir, Gulay Kir
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative pain is a frequently problem after orthopedic procedures like hallux valgus surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether ankle block improves early and mid-term functional outcomes and postoperative pain management after hallux valgus surgery in patients receiving general anesthesia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled trial investigated 60 patients who underwent hallux valgus surgery under general anesthesia. Patients were prospectively randomized into two groups; general anesthesia only (Group A) and ankle block added to general anesthesia (Group B)...
March 12, 2018: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525031/foot-and-ankle-surgery-common-problems-and-solutions
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REVIEW
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502050/-prognostic-analysis-of-plantar-fasciitis-treated-by-pneumatic-ballistic-extracorporeal-shock-wave-versus-ultrasound-guided-intervention
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Xiu-Lin Huo, Ke-Tao Wang, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Yi-Tian Yang, Fu-Yang Cao, Jing Yang, Wei-Xiu Yuan, Wei-Dong Mi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the medium- and long-term effect of pneumatic ballistic extracorporeal shock wave versus ultrasound-guided hormone injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. METHODS: The clinical data were collected from patients with plantar fasciitis admitted to PLA General Hospital pain department from September, 2015 to February, 2017. The patients were randomly divided into ultrasound-guided drug injection group and shock wave group. The therapeutic parameters including the numerical rating scale (NRS) scores in the first step pain in the morning, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle Hindfoot Scale, and thickness of the plantar fascia were monitored before and at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after the treatment...
February 20, 2018: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499828/patient-reported-outcomes-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery
#14
REVIEW
Kenneth J Hunt, Eric Lakey
Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are a measure of health care quality that empower patients to share their health care perceptions with their providers. In orthopedic foot and ankle surgery, these measures can range from global assessments of pain or satisfaction to complex questionnaires designed to assess the function of specific anatomic regions or the recovery from specific procedures. This article seeks to characterize the use of PROs in foot and ankle surgery, describe some of the most commonly used measures, discuss implementation in everyday clinical practice, and explore the future of PROs in foot and ankle orthopedics...
April 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496317/the-effect-of-time-to-post-operative-weightbearing-on-functional-and-clinical-outcomes-in-adults-with-a-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fracture-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
#15
REVIEW
A Siebe De Boer, Esther M M Van Lieshout, Gerson Van Moolenbroek, Dennis Den Hartog, Michael H J Verhofstad
BACKGROUND: Post-operative weightbearing guidelines for displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACF) have been pragmatically developed in the past, however hardly adapted to current health care insights. A period of six to nine weeks of non-weightbearing is usually recommended. It is unknown whether an earlier start of weightbearing is advisable. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to evaluate the effect of time to post-operative weightbearing on Böhler's angle...
April 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478482/acute-compartment-syndrome-of-the-foot-due-to-frostbite-literature-review-and-case-report
#16
Roberto A Brandão, Jason M St John, Travis M Langan, Brian J Schneekloth, Patrick R Burns
Acute compartment syndrome of the foot and ankle is a relatively rare clinical finding. Lower extremity compartment syndrome is customarily due to vascular or orthopedic traumatic limb-threatening pathologic issues. Clinical correlation and measurement of intracompartmental pressure are paramount to efficient diagnosis and treatment. Delayed treatment can lead to local and systemically adverse consequences. Frostbite, a comparatively more common pathologic entity of the distal extremities, occurs when tissues are exposed to freezing temperatures...
March 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460644/functional-outcomes-of-symptomatic-implant-removal-following-ankle-fracture-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation
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Benjamin R Williams, Dylan L McCreary, Michael Chau, Brian P Cunningham, Fernando Pena, Marc F Swiontkowski
BACKGROUND: Orthopedic implant removal following open reduction internal fixation of a fracture is a common procedure, especially in the foot and ankle. The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional change after the removal of symptomatic implants following ankle fracture open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) using the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA) outcome score. We hypothesized that implant removal after ankle fracture would result in improved functional outcomes...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457399/-osseous-bridge-resection-for-the-treatment-of-adult-talocalaneal-coalitions-without-arthritis
#18
Bing Xie, Shuo Yan, Hao Zhang, Yuan-Wei Wang, Jing Tian
OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical outcomes of osseous-bridge resection for the treatment of adult symptomatic talocalcaneal coalitions without arthritis. METHODS: The clinical data of 12 patients (15 feet) with symptomatic talocalcaneal coalitions without arthtitis from January 2013 to June 2016 were respectively analyzed. All cases were secondary talocalcaneal coalition. There were 9 males (11 feet) and 3 females (4 feet) with a mean (26.6±3.3) years old (ranged, 18 to 33 years old)...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421837/all-inside-single-bundle-reconstruction-of-the-anterior-cruciate-ligament-with-the-anterior-half-of-the-peroneus-longus-tendon-compared-to-the-semitendinosus-tendon-a-two-year-follow-up-study
#19
Mingguang Bi, Chen Zhao, Shuijun Zhang, Bin Yao, Zheping Hong, Qing Bi
The anterior half of the peroneus longus tendon (AHPLT) has been reported to be acceptable for ligament reconstruction with respect to strength and safety. However, there is little information regarding the clinical outcomes after using the AHPLT compared with other autograft tendons. A prospective randomized controlled study was performed to compare the results of 62 cases of all-inside anatomical single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using the AHPLT and 62 cases using semitendinosus graft with an average of 30...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415223/a-maisonneuve-fracture-in-an-active-duty-sailor-a-case-report
#20
Ryan R Richmond, Andrew D Henebry
Maisonneuve fractures are relatively well known in the sports medicine, and orthopedic communities, however, can be commonly missed among primary care providers. The following case outlines an active duty 35-yr-old female patient who presented with acute pain on the left ankle and lower leg after she misjudged a step. The injury is a combination of high fibular and medial malleolar fractures with a disruption of the tibiofibular syndesmosis ligaments. This is a result of extreme external rotation and pronation of a fixed foot...
February 5, 2018: Military Medicine
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