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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145979/current-ultrasound-application-in-the-foot-and-ankle
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REVIEW
Nahum Michael Beard, Robert Patrick Gousse
This article is a comprehensive review of the current utilizations of ultrasound in the treatment of orthopedic conditions of the foot and ankle. It reviews the diagnostic and interventional applications to commonly encountered lower-extremity ailments, including plantar fasciosis, tendinosis, and peripheral nerve disorders. It also outlines minimally invasive ultrasound-guided procedures and emerging therapies as alternatives to current treatments. These emerging therapies can be used to assist surgeons and provide options for patients needing intervention...
January 2018: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137617/surgical-treatment-for-diffused-type-giant-cell-tumor-pigmented-villonodular-synovitis-about-the-ankle-joint
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Xingchen Li, Yang Xu, Yuan Zhu, Xiangyang Xu
BACKGROUND: Diffused-type giant cell tumor(Dt-GCT) is a rare, aggressive disorder of the joint synovium, bursa and tendon sheaths. Osseous erosions and subchondral cysts may develop as the result of synovium infiltration in Dt-GCT. We present a retrospective study of a series of patients who are diagnosed with Dt-GCT about the ankle joint, there clinical outcome is evaluated in this study. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Fifteen patients with radiologically and histologically confirmed Dt-GCT about the ankle joint were identified in our foot and ankle department...
November 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136254/completion-of-multiple-fellowships-by-orthopedic-surgeons-analysis-of-the-american-board-of-orthopaedic-surgery-certification-database
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J Mason DePasse, Alan H Daniels, Wesley Durand, Brandon Kingrey, John Prodromo, Mary K Mulcahey
Orthopedic surgeons have become increasingly subspecialized, and recent studies have shown that American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Step II applicants are performing a higher percentage of their cases within their chosen subspecialties. However, these studies focused exclusively on surgeons who have completed a single fellowship; little data exist on those who pursue a second fellowship. All applicants to the ABOS Part II examination from 2004 to 2016 were classified by their self-reported fellowship training history using the ABOS Part II examination database...
November 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125819/how-successful-are-turkish-orthopedists-in-complying-with-time-limit-in-scientific-presentations
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Nadir Yalçın, Enes Uluyardımcı, İbrahim Bozkurt
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the durations of scientific presentations and factors affecting the rates of exceeding the time limit in presentations at 26th Turkish National Congress of Orthopedics and Traumatology, which is one of Turkey's largest nationally organized orthopedics and traumatology meetings in terms of the numbers of speakers and participators. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Speech durations of Turkish orthopedists and the rates of these durations against the durations specified in the schedule were calculated...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120005/peripheral-neuropathy-due-to-recreational-use-of-nitrous-oxide-presenting-after-an-ankle-sprain-with-foot-drop
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Jackson A Middleton, John A Roffers
A 22-year-old man was referred for orthopedic follow-up after an ankle injury. Initial evaluation in urgent care included radiographs with negative findings. After a delayed presentation, a course of functional treatment was recommended. Subsequently, he developed a deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary emboli. He was found to be factor V Leiden deficient and was fully anticoagulated on warfarin. Later reevaluation revealed a steppage gait and foot drop. Electrodiagnostic studies (ie, electromyography and nerve conduction studies) revealed a severe peripheral polyneuropathy...
November 8, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110725/tendon-split-lengthening-technique-for-flexor-hallucis-longus-tendon-rupture
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Jae Yong Park, Chenyu Wang, Hee Dong Kim, Hyong Nyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon rupture is a challenging injury to lead with clawing of the great toe when the FHL tendon is repaired too tight. When the diagnosis is delayed, the tendon ends may not be opposable because of contracture or poor tendon tissue. METHODS: A technique to reconstruct FHL tendon rupture without a free tendon graft is described. A split tendon lengthening is performed at the midfoot around the knot of Henry. Ankle block anesthesia is used to allow the patient's active movement of the interphalangeal (IP) joint to determine the appropriate length of the reconstructed tendon for maintaining balance and preventing the tendon from being too tight or too loose...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099471/is-an-operation-always-needed-for-pediatric-triplane-fractures-preliminary-results
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Seung Min Ryu, Jae Woo Park, Se Dong Kim, Chul Hyun Park
We compared the outcomes of nonoperative and operative treatments of triplane fractures. Thirty-three patients with triplane fractures were treated conservatively (n=19) or surgically (n=14). Bone union and postoperative complications were radiographically examined. The mean American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society scores were 100 (nonoperative group) and 98.1 (operative group) (P=0.304). The modified Weber protocol scores were excellent in both groups. One patient in each group showed a leg-length discrepancy of more than 10 mm at the last follow-up...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095303/platelet-rich-plasma-as-a-treatment-for-plantar-fasciitis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Wei-Yi Yang, Yan-Hong Han, Xue-Wei Cao, Jian-Ke Pan, Ling-Feng Zeng, Jiong-Tong Lin, Jun Liu
BACKGROUND: Recently, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used as an alternative therapy for plantar fasciitis (PF) to reduce heel pain and improve functional restoration. We evaluated the current evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of PRP as a treatment for PF compared with the efficacy and safety of steroid treatments. METHODS: Databases (PubMed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library) were searched from their establishment to January 30, 2017, for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing PRP with steroid injections as treatments for PF...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079241/ankle-fracture-associated-with-rupture-of-the-achilles-tendon-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Mohammed Elmajee, Asan Rafee, Tolupe Williams
Solitary ankle fracture or Achilles Tendon (AT) rupture might not be an uncommon injury. However, concomitant ipsilateral ankle fracture with AT rupture is rare. The present report discusses this rare combination. A 30-year-old female had fallen while rock climbing and sustained a closed fracture of the medial malleolus with an ipsilateral complete AT rupture. Most of the reported cases had similar patterns, not only in terms of history, but also in terms of a similar fracture pattern. This rare combination of orthopedic injuries tends to occur when an abrupt excessive force is applied to the forefoot, with subsequent ankle hyperextension or hindfoot inversion...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079240/traumatic-complex-hawkins-type-iv-talar-fracture-a-case-report
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Jessica L Herzog, Kevin J Blue, David B Hahn, Matthew H Paden, Paul A Stone
Fracture-dislocations of the talus are one of the most complex injuries involving the foot and ankle. These injuries are often accompanied by additional traumatic orthopedic injuries, avascular necrosis, and infection. When approaching limb reconstruction and salvage, the overall prognosis and functionality of the limb are key factors to consider. In the present report, we draw attention to the importance of a multidisciplinary team approach for formulating a treatment plan that incorporates the talar injury and associated injuries or pathologic features...
November 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065655/the-effect-of-arch-height-and-material-hardness-of-personalized-insole-on-correction-and-tissues-of-flatfoot
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Shonglun Su, Zhongjun Mo, Junchao Guo, Yubo Fan
Flat foot is one of the common deformities in the youth population, seriously affecting the weight supporting and daily exercising. However, there is lacking of quantitative data relative to material selection and shape design of the personalized orthopedic insole. This study was to evaluate the biomechanical effects of material hardness and support height of personalized orthopedic insole on foot tissues, by in vivo experiment and finite element modeling. The correction of arch height increased with material hardness and support height...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037927/short-term-outcomes-of-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-sanders-type-iii-calcaneal-fractures-with-and-without-bone-grafts
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Hong Cao, Yun-Guang Li, Qing An, Bo Gou, Wei Qian, Xiao-Peng Guo, Ying Zhang
Calcaneal fractures, often caused by a fall from a height, are the most common injuries encountered by orthopedic surgeons. Currently, open anatomic reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is considered a valuable treatment of displaced intraarticular fractures of the calcaneus; however, the need for bone grafting in the treatment is still controversial. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the outcomes of 2 methods (with and without bone grafting) used for the surgical treatment of Sanders type III calcaneal fractures...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032485/endoscopic-plantar-fascia-release-via-a-suprafascial-approach-is-effective-for-intractable-plantar-fasciitis
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Wataru Miyamoto, Youichi Yasui, Shinya Miki, Hirotaka Kawano, Masato Takao
PURPOSE: To evaluate the medium-term clinical results of endoscopic plantar fascia release (EPFR) using a suprafascial approach for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. METHODS: Twenty-four feet of twenty-three patients who underwent EPFR using a suprafascial approach were followed up for more than 2 years using the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score. The AOFAS score at final follow-up was compared between patients who participated in athletic activity (group A) and those who were sedentary (group S) and between those with and those without calcaneal spur (group with CS and group without CS, respectively)...
October 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017475/reliability-validity-and-responsiveness-of-the-german-self-reported-foot-and-ankle-score-sefas-in-patients-with-foot-or-ankle-surgery
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Dariusch Arbab, Katharina Kuhlmann, Christoph Schnurr, Bertil Bouillon, Christian Lüring, Dietmar König
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcome measures are a critical tool in evaluating the efficacy of orthopedic procedures and are increasingly used in clinical trials to assess outcomes of health care. The intention of this study was to develop and culturally adapt a German version of the Self-reported Foot and Ankle Score (SEFAS) and to evaluate reliability, validity and responsiveness. METHODS: According to Cross Cultural Adaptation of Self-Reported Measure guidelines forward and backward translation has been performed...
October 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985751/assessment-of-the-kinesiotherapy-s-efficacy-in-male-athletes-with-calcaneal-apophysitis
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Ersin Kuyucu, Barış Gülenç, Hüseyin Biçer, Mehmet Erdil
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of kinesiotherapy used for treating various disorders in athletes on pain and pedal functions in patients with calcaneal apophysitis. METHODS: This prospective randomized controlled study included 22 patients with calcaneal apophysitis aged 8 to 16 years presenting with heel pain among junior athletes of a professional football club. The patients were randomly grouped into two groups, with one group receiving sham tape only and the other kinesio tape...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954329/-a-comparative-study-of-the-calcaneal-closing-wedge-calcaneal-osteotomy-versus-posterior-superior-prominence-removal-in-both-sides-with-haglund-syndrome
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C Lin, L Ma, W Chen, X Tao, C S Yuan, B H Zhou, K L Tang
Objective: To compare the clinical outcome of removal of calcaneal posterior-superior prominence and that of calcaneal closing-wedge osteotomy for Haglund syndrome. Methods: From February 2009 to July 2014, 36 patients with Haglund syndrome were included.They were divided into two groups, and each group included 18 patients and underwent removal of calcaneal posterior-superior prominence and calcaneal closing-wedge osteotomy respectively.They were evaluated preoperatively and after 6 , 12 months and 24 months postoperatively by American Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) score, VAS score, VISA-A questionnaire and Maryland Foot Score...
September 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950848/locking-compression-plate-distal-ulna-hook-plate-fixation-versus-intramedullary-screw-fixation-for-displaced-avulsion-fifth-metatarsal-base-fractures-a-comparative-retrospective-cohort-study
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Lin Xie, Xin Guo, Shu-Jun Zhang, Zhen-Hua Fang
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary screw (IMS) fixation was wildly used in fifth metatarsal base fractures (FMBFs) and the results were satisfactory. However, in the comminuted osteoporosis or small displaced avulsion FMBFs, anatomical reduction and stable fixation could not be achieved with IMS. The Locking Compression Plate (LCP) distal ulna hook plate fixation was a novel alternative fixation method. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine if LCP distal ulna hook plate fixation resulted in improved outcomes compared to the traditional IMS fixation in displaced avulsion FMBFs...
September 26, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947241/the-effect-of-smoking-on-the-outcomes-of-lateral-ankle-ligament-reconstruction
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Dong-Oh Lee, Joon-Sang Eom, Hong-Geun Jung
BACKGROUND: Although smoking is known to be harmful to the musculoskeletal system, no studies have investigated its effects on the outcomes of ankle ligament surgery. We determined the effects of smoking on the clinical and radiological outcomes of lateral ankle ligament reconstruction using tendon allografts according to smoking status. METHODS: From among 105 patients with chronic ankle instability who were treated with anatomical reconstruction of the anterior talofibular ligament and the calcaneofibular ligament using semitendinosus tendon allografts and bio-tenodesis screws, 70 ankles, from 23 smokers and 47 non-smokers, were analyzed...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882059/mri-evaluation-of-ligaments-and-tendons-of-foot-arch-in-talar-dome-osteochondral-lesions
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Ali Koç, Özgür Karabiyik
Background There are no publications in literature describing an association between disorders of the ligaments and tendons supporting the foot arch and osteochondral lesions of the talus (OCLT). We believe there may be a correlation between the damage of these structures. Purpose To investigate the pathologies of main ligaments and tendons that support the foot arch in sprained ankles, by reviewing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies and comparing the results in two groups of patients, with and without OCLT...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865575/single-step-arthroscopic-repair-with-cell-free-polymer-based-scaffold-in-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-clinical-and-radiological-results
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Ulunay Kanatlı, Ali Eren, Toygun Kağan Eren, Abdurrahman Vural, Dilan Ece Geylan, Ali Yusuf Öner
PURPOSE: To report the clinical and radiological results of patients with talar osteochondral lesions who were treated by microfracture and cell-free scaffold implantation in a single-step arthroscopic surgery. METHODS: Forty patients, treated with a single-step arthroscopic surgery, were evaluated in this single-center-based retrospective study. Patients with degenerative arthritis (n = 1), history of ankle fracture (n = 1), kissing lesions (n = 1), lower extremity deformity (n = 1), and lesions <1...
September 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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