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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634682/searching-for-the-sweet-spot-the-foot-rotation-and-parallel-engagement-of-ankle-ligaments-in-maximizing-injury-tolerance
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Bingbing Nie, Jason L Forman, Alexander R Mait, John-Paul Donlon, Matthew B Panzer, Richard W Kent
Ligament sprains, defined as tearing of bands of fibrous tissues within ligaments, account for a majority of injuries to the foot and ankle complex in field-based sports. External rotation of the foot is considered the primary injury mechanism of syndesmotic ankle sprains with concomitant flexion and inversion/eversion associated with particular patterns of ligament trauma. However, the influence of the magnitude and direction of loading vectors to the ankle on the in situ stress state of the ligaments has not been quantified in the literature...
June 20, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594486/challenges-and-controversies-of-foot-and-ankle-trauma
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Cyrus E Taghavi, Michael Isiah Sandlin, David B Thordarson
Traumatic injury to the foot and ankle can result in long-term disability, which may have substantial negative implications on a patient's functional outcomes and quality of life. The diagnosis and appropriate management of these challenging injuries are not always agreed on or straightforward. In particular, the appropriate diagnosis and management of distal tibiofibular syndesmotic injuries as well as the surgical approach and role of primary subtalar arthrodesis for intra-articular calcaneal fractures are controversial...
February 15, 2017: Instructional Course Lectures
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577785/osseous-healing-in-foot-and-ankle-surgery-with-autograft-allograft-and-other-orthobiologics
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REVIEW
Jane C Yeoh, Brandon A Taylor
In the surgical treatment of foot and ankle abnormality, many problems require bone grafting for successful osseous union. Nonunion, reconstruction, and arthrodesis procedures pose specific challenges due to bony defects secondary to trauma, malunions, or previous surgery. Nonunion in foot and ankle arthrodesis is a significant risk and is well documented in recent literature. This article is a review of the recent literature regarding the use of bone graft and orthobiologics in foot and ankle surgery.
July 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558999/massive-osteochondral-lesion-of-the-talus-in-a-skeletally-immature-patient-associated-with-a-tarsal-coalition-and-valgus-hindfoot
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Pablo A I Slullitel, Maria L Tripodi, Santiago T Bosio, Miguel Puigdevall, Rubén Maenza
Rarely, osteochondral lesions of the talus occur without a history of trauma. Accurate interpretation of the mechanical load distributions onto the ankle leading to potential atraumatic cartilage damage must always be studied. The published data on the optimal treatment of talar osteochondral lesions in skeletally immature patients are scarce, especially when the lesions are associated with hindfoot malalignment. We describe the case of a pediatric female with an atraumatic osteochondral lesion of the talus associated with a talocalcaneal coalition and a valgus hindfoot, which we consider the first case to be reported...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507850/distally-based-sural-artery-peroneus-flap-dbspf-for-foot-and-ankle-reconstruction
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Ahmed Ali Ebrahiem, Raj Kumar Manas, Gustavo Vinagre
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of soft-tissue defects in lower third of leg, ankle, and foot has been a challenge and reconstructive surgeons have been trying to innovate different flaps. To solve this issue, we propose a distally based sural artery peroneus flap (DBSPF) in which we include superficial portion of the peroneus brevis muscle and its blood supply with the peroneal artery distally. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional outcome and its usefulness over conventional distal sural artery flap or other local options available...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442207/tibio-talo-calcaneal-fusion-after-limb-salvage-procedures-a-retrospective-study
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Lukas Zak, Gerald E Wozasek
BACKGROUND: The treatment of limb threatening trauma on the distal tibia or hindfoot often results in posttraumatic osteoarthritis requiring tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis. The purpose of this study was to present a case series of patients undergoing various techniques of joint fusion after bone reconstruction and deformity correction as a salvage procedure. The study should help trauma surgeons making decisions in limb salvage and deformity correction in complex lower leg and foot injuries by presenting options and treatment strategies...
April 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417204/injuries-to-the-chopart-joint-complex-a-current-review
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REVIEW
Halah Kutaish, R Stern, L Drittenbass, M Assal
Chopart complex injuries (CCIs) are thought to be uncommon; however, recent literature states the rate of misdiagnosis to be between 20 and 41%. Chopart complex injuries are not ankle injuries, with which they are initially confused due to a similar mechanism of trauma in many cases. Injury to the Chopart complex commonly affects multiple structures. The key to optimal treatment is a high index of clinical suspicion combined with timely accurate imaging studies. Careful diagnostic workup with high-quality radiographs of the foot in neutral position should be obtained...
April 17, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392074/associations-of-timing-of-surgery-with-postoperative-length-of-stay-complications-and-functional-outcomes-3-6-years-after-operative-fixation-of-closed-ankle-fractures
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M G Naumann, U Sigurdsen, S E Utvåg, K Stavem
AIMS: To evaluate the associations of timing of surgery with postoperative length of stay (LOS), complications, and functional outcomes 3-6 years after open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) in closed ankle fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Historical cohort study by chart review of 1011 patients for postoperative LOS and complications; 959 individuals were invited to participate in a postal survey with functional outcomes questionnaires. Complications were classified as perioperative, early, or late...
March 31, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361015/development-of-an-internally-braced-prosthesis-for-total-talus-replacement
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Markus Regauer, Mirjam Lange, Kevin Soldan, Steffen Peyerl, Sebastian Baumbach, Wolfgang Böcker, Hans Polzer
Total loss of talus due to trauma or avascular necrosis, for example, still remains to be a major challenge in foot and ankle surgery with severely limited treatment options. Implantation of a custom made total talar prosthesis has shown promising results so far. Most important factors for long time success are degree of congruence of articular surfaces and ligamentous stability of the ankle. Therefore, our aim was to develop an optimized custom made prosthesis for total talus replacement providing a high level of primary stability...
March 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341786/effectiveness-of-foot-fasciotomies-in-foot-and-ankle-trauma
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Katherine M Bedigrew, D J Stinner, J F Kragh, B K Potter, S B Shawen, J R Hsu
BACKGROUND: Foot compartment syndrome (FCS) has been reported to cause neuropathic pain, claw or hammer toes, and motor and sensory disturbances. The optimal treatment of FCS is controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine if foot fasciotomies improve patient outcomes in high-energy, combat-related lower extremity trauma. METHODS: Medical records of patients with documented FCS from May 2007 to January 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. Consecutive, matched control patients were identified based on similar hindfoot, mid-foot and/or forefoot injuries who did not undergo foot fasciotomy during the same period...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323802/outcomes-after-severe-distal-tibia-ankle-and-or-foot-trauma-comparison-of-limb-salvage-versus-transtibial-amputation-outlet
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Michael J Bosse, David Teague, Lisa Reider, Joshua L Gary, Saam Morshed, Rachel B Seymour, James Toledano, Lisa K Cannada, Barbara Steverson, Daniel O Scharfstein, Jason Luly, Ellen J MacKenzie
Severe foot and ankle injuries are complex and challenging to treat, often requiring multiple operations to salvage the limb contributing to a prolonged healing period. There is some evidence to suggest that early amputation for some patients may result in better long-term outcomes than limb salvage. The challenge is to identify the regional injury burden for an individual that would suggest a better outcome with an amputation. The OUTLET study is a prospective, multicenter observational study comparing 18-month outcomes after limb salvage versus early amputation among patients aged 18-60 years with severe distal tibia, ankle, and foot injuries...
April 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320508/staged-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-of-proximal-tibial-fractures-with-acute-compartment-syndrome
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Joon-Woo Kim, Chang-Wug Oh, Jong-Keon Oh, Hee-Soo Kyung, Kyeong-Hyeon Park, Hee-June Kim, Jae-Wook Jung, Young-Soo Jung
PURPOSE: High-energy proximal tibial fractures often accompany compartment syndrome and are usually treated by fasciotomy with external fixation followed by secondary plating. However, the initial soft tissue injury may affect bony union, the fasciotomy incision or external fixator pin sites may lead to postoperative wound infections, and the staged procedure itself may adversely affect lower limb function. We assess the results of staged minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) for proximal tibial fractures with acute compartment syndrome...
March 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314214/gait-biomechanics-following-lower-extremity-trauma-amputation-vs-reconstruction
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Elizabeth Russell Esposito, Daniel J Stinner, John R Fergason, Jason M Wilken
BACKGROUND: Surgical advances have substantially improved outcomes for individuals sustaining traumatic lower extremity injury. Injuries once requiring lower limb amputation are now routinely managed with limb reconstruction surgery. However, comparisons of functional outcomes between the procedures are inconclusive. PURPOSE: To compare gait biomechanics after lower limb reconstruction and transtibial amputation. METHODS: Twenty-four individuals with unilateral lower limb reconstruction wearing a custom ankle-foot orthosis (Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis), 24 with unilateral, transtibial amputation, and 24 able-bodied control subjects underwent gait analysis at a standardized Froude speed based on leg length...
February 21, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255387/reverse-sural-flap-for-ankle-and-heel-soft-tissues-reconstruction
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R N Ciofu, D G Zamfirescu, S A Popescu, I Lascar
Introduction: The potential of the medial calf integument, as donor site for a free flap based on musculocutaneous branches of the medial sural artery, was first identified by Taylor and Daniel, following cadaver investigation. In 1981, Pontén described the fasciocutaneous sural flap as a reconstructive option for soft tissue loss of the lower extremity, particularly around the knee. Two years later, Donski and Fogdestram presented the distally based fasciocutaneous flap from the sural region followed by Montegut and Allen who considered the sural artery perforator flap as a viable alternative for the gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap...
January 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198793/proximity-and-risks-of-the-anterior-neurovascular-and-tendinous-anatomy-of-the-distal-leg-relative-to-anteriorly-applied-distal-locking-screws-for-tibia-nailing-a-plea-for-open-insertion
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Phillip M Mitchell, Cory A Collinge, Eric Barcak, Edward Perez, Kostas Triantafillou
PURPOSE: To determine the proximity and potential risks to distal leg anatomy from anterior to posteriorly (A-P) applied distal tibia locking screws for tibial nailing. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: ACS level I trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Twenty consecutive adult patients undergoing computed tomograms with intravenous contrast (CTAs) on uninjured legs. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Simulated 5 mm distal interlocking screws placed in the A-P axis of an ideally placed tibial nail at 10 mm increments from the tibial plafond (10 to 40mm) were studied in relation to the distal leg's anterior anatomy...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196544/diagnostic-error-in-the-emergency-department-follow-up-of-patients-with-minor-trauma-in-the-outpatient-clinic
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Pieter-Jan Moonen, Luc Mercelina, Willem Boer, Tom Fret
BACKGROUND: The Emergency Department (ED) is prone to diagnostic error. Most frequent diagnostic errors involved "minor" trauma. Our goal was to determine how frequently a missed diagnosis was detected during follow up and to determine the frequency and causes of primary missed diagnosis and diagnostic error. METHODS: A retrospective single centre study review, during 6 months including all patients presenting to the outpatient clinic after ED admission with a minor trauma...
February 14, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167068/current-controversies-in-foot-and-ankle-trauma
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EDITORIAL
Michael P Swords
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167057/gastrocnemius-or-achilles-lengthening-at-time-of-trauma-fixation
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REVIEW
Stephen K Benirschke, Patricia Ann Kramer
Gastrocnemius equinus is a frequent comorbidity with traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle. Gastrocnemius lengthening at the time of definitive treatment facilitates obtaining and maintaining an anatomic reduction of the injury. The lengthening procedure is accomplished in 5 steps and results in fewer long-term, problematic sequelae.
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149741/arthroscopic-release-of-lateral-half-of-the-talocalcaneonavicular-joint
#19
Tun Hing Lui
Arthrofibrosis of the talocalcaneonavicular joint can follow trauma or surgery of the joint. Arthroscopic release of the lateral half of the talocalcaneonavicular joint is indicated if the painful restriction of hindfoot inversion together with tenderness of the lateral side of the joint that is not controlled with conservative treatment. This procedure is contraindicated in other causes of painful stiffness including post-traumatic arthritis, osteonecrosis, and malunion. This technique includes arthroscopic release of the lateral side of the anterior subtalar joint and the talonavicular joint...
December 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124724/number-of-positive-radiographic-findings-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Thomas Ruffing, Tim Danko, Thomas Henzler, Christel Weiss, Alexander Hofmann, Markus Muhm
PURPOSE: Conventional radiography is frequently performed in pediatric patients in whom fractures and dislocations are suspected. However, until now, the rate of positive findings of the most commonly performed radiographic examinations in pediatric patients is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the number of positive findings in the 20 most frequently requested standard radiographic examinations in pediatric patients in a level 1 trauma center systematically. METHODS: A transversal cohort study was conducted at a level 1 trauma center in Germany (2008-2014)...
June 2017: Emergency Radiology
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