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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029574/early-postoperative-infection-following-open-reduction-internal-fixation-repair-of-closed-malleolar-fractures
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Meredith A Schade, Christopher S Hollenbeak
BACKGROUND: Early postoperative infection (EPI) following hardware placement in patients with malleolar fractures is a serious complication. Identifying factors that place patients at risk for early infection may help target interventions to prevent infections. METHODS: Data for the study included all adult patients who underwent operative management for closed malleolar fracture from 2006 to 2013 in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Characteristics of patients with and without EPI were compared using univariate tests...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979587/operative-treatment-of-posterior-malleolar-fractures
#2
Xiaojun Duan, Anish R Kadakia
Fractures of the posterior malleolus can occur in conjunction with fibular and medial malleolar fractures or in isolation. The indications for fixation of the posterior malleolus remain controversial except for the fragment sizes. A number of different surgical approaches and techniques for internal fixation of posterior malleolar fractures have been reported. Newer techniques such as direct exposure and plating of the posterior malleolus are chosen more frequently than traditional techniques of indirect reduction and percutaneous screw fixation...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952792/comparison-of-ankle-joint-visualization-between-the-70%C3%A2-and-30%C3%A2-arthroscopes-a-cadaveric-study
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Ichiro Tonogai, Fumio Hayashi, Yoshihiro Tsuruo, Koichi Sairyo
Ankle arthroscopy is an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool. Arthroscopic ankle surgery for anterior ankle impingement or osteochondral lesions (OCLs) is mostly performed with a 30° arthroscope; however, visualization of lesions is sometimes difficult. This study sought to compare ankle joint visualization between 70° and 30° arthroscopes and clarify the effectiveness of 70° arthroscopy. Standard anterolateral and anteromedial portals were placed with 4-mm 70° or 30° angled arthroscopes in a fresh 77-year-old male cadaveric ankle...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951649/experience-of-supracondylar-cheveron-osteotomy-for-genu-valgum-in-115-adolescent-knees
#4
Jatin Prakash, Tankeswar Boruah, Anil Mehtani, Suresh Chand, Hitesh Lal
PURPOSE: Medial close wedge Coventry type osteotomy is commonly performed procedure for adoloscent Genu valgum. However this osteotomy has some inherent problems, a wedge resection causes shortening of affected site. An additional plate for stabilization causes increase in soft tissue dissection and surgical time. A cheveron osteotomy is an alternative procedure, not requiring any internal fixation due to its inherent stability. We started this study with aim to analyze the results of Cheveron osteotomy, to see if the osteotomy was stable enough without implants, time required for healing of osteotomy, post-operative range of motion, limb length discrepancy and to evaluate any other complication...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877594/a-medial-malleolar-fleck-sign-may-predict-ankle-instability-in-ligamentous-supination-external-rotation-ankle-fractures
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Kenneth Nwosu, Brian Andrew Schneiderman, Stephen Joseph Shymon, Thomas Harris
BACKGROUND: Ankle joint stability dictates treatment in ligamentous supination external rotation ankle injuries (LSERAI). Investigation of the medial structures that support the ankle mortise is critical, and a small avulsion fracture, or "fleck", of the medial malleolus is occasionally encountered. This study aimed to assess the utility of this medial malleolus fleck sign (MMFS) in diagnosing instability requiring surgery in LSERAI. METHODS: This retrospective observational study examined 166 LSERAI at a single level I trauma center...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874066/the-role-of-the-accessory-malleolar-ossicles-and-malleolar-avulsion-fractures-in-lateral-ankle-ligament-reconstruction
#6
Matthew M Reiner, Jonathan J Sharpe
While it is well known that ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the United States, predictive factors regarding failure of conservative treatment are not well known. There are many biomechanical and epidemiological factors that play a role in recurrence and failure of conservative treatment, but most cases are able to be treated with immobilization and/or rest, ice, elevation, physical therapy, and bracing. We propose that one important risk factor is often overlooked simply due to the fact that a vast majority of these cases resolve without the need for surgery...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846950/osteochondrosis-of-the-medial-malleolar-epiphysis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Marco Turati, Yann Glard, Jacques Griffet, David Afonso, Aurélien Courvoisier, Marco Bigoni
INTRODUCTION: Osteochondrosis is characterized by a disturbance of enchondral ossification in skeletally immature patients and should be investigated in children having a history of persistent foot and ankle pain. Involvement of the medial malleolar epiphysis is rarely reported. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe the case of a sporty 12-year-old male with osteochondrosis of the left medial malleolar epiphysis treated with a conservative management. DISCUSSION: Calcanear, navicular and metatarsal apophysis are the most common locations for osteochondrosis in ankle and foot...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807445/the-accuracy-of-emergency-physician-performed-ultrasonography-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-lateral-malleolar-fracture
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Pinar Ozturk, Ersin Aksay, Nese Colak Oray, Basak Bayram, Onur Basci, Duygu Tokgoz
OBJECTIVE: Many studies in the literature related to the investigation of the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound examinations in lateral malleolar fractures is limited. The aim of this study is to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound examinations performed by emergency physicians in fractures who are presented to the emergency department with blunt lateral malleolar trauma. METHOD: Patients over 18years of age who were admitted to the ED with lateral malleolar tenderness were enrolled to this study with convenience sampling...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765054/validity-and-reliability-of-turkish-version-of-olerud-molander-ankle-score-in-patients-with-malleolar-fracture
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Nihal Büker, Raziye Şavkın, Oğuzhan Gökalp, Nusret Ök
The present study was planned to translate and culturally adapt the Olerud-Molander Ankle Score (OMAS) and assess the validity and reliability of the Turkish translation of the OMAS in patients with surgically treated malleolar fracture. The OMAS was adapted for use in Turkish by first translating it and then back-translating it in accordance with published guidelines. The final Turkish version of the OMAS was administered to 91 patients participating in the present study. The OMAS questionnaire was repeated 7 days later to assess test-retest reliability...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764972/diagnostic-accuracy-of-clinical-decision-rules-to-exclude-fractures-in-acute-ankle-injuries-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ingrid Barelds, Wim P Krijnen, Johannes P van de Leur, Cees P van der Schans, Robert J Goddard
BACKGROUND: Ankle decision rules are developed to expedite patient care and reduce the number of radiographs of the ankle and foot. Currently, only three systematic reviews have been conducted on the accuracy of the Ottawa Ankle and Foot Rules (OAFR) in adults and children. However, no systematic review has been performed to determine the most accurate ankle decision rule. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to examine which clinical decision rules are the most accurate for excluding ankle fracture after acute ankle trauma...
September 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758439/pathoanatomy-and-associated-injuries-of-posterior-malleolus-fracture-of-the-ankle
#11
Lyndon W Mason, William J Marlow, James Widnall, Andrew P Molloy
BACKGROUND: We present a classification system that progresses in severity, indicates the pathomechanics that cause the fracture and therefore guides the surgeon to what fixation will be necessary by which approach. METHODS: The primary posterior malleolar fracture fragments were characterized into 3 groups. A type 1 fracture was described as a small extra-articular posterior malleolar primary fragment. Type 2 fractures consisted of a primary fragment of the posterolateral triangle of the tibia (Volkmann area)...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758422/biomechanical-study-of-screw-fixation-and-plate-fixation-of-a-posterior-malleolar-fracture-in-a-simulation-of-the-normal-gait-cycle
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Xu Wang, Jianwen Yin, Chao Zhang, Chen Wang, Xiang Geng, Xin Ma, Jiazhang Huang, Chengwei Wang, Xue Wang
BACKGROUND: Fixation of posterior malleolar fractures with plates or screws is under debate. A fatigue loading system and a spatial motion capture system were used in this study to evaluate a posterior malleolar fracture model. METHODS: Thirty-six below-knee specimens with a single posterolateral fragment (Haraguchi I) type posterior malleolar fracture models were randomly divided into 2 groups. Two parallel-placed 3.5-mm partially threaded titanium alloy screws were used in Group A to fix the fractures, while anatomical plates were used in Group B...
July 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719778/medial-malleoli-fractures-clinical-comparison-between-newly-designed-sled-device-and-conventional-screws
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Hemil Maniar, Harish Kempegowda, Akhil A Tawari, Michael R Rutter, Amrut Borade, Gerard Cush, Daniel S Horwitz
BACKGROUND: The Trimed Medial Malleolar Sled is a newer device designed to treat medial malleolus fracture. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcome of medial malleolar fractures treated with the sled and conventional malleolar screws. METHODS: After obtaining an institutional review board approval, we conducted a retrospective study to identify all skeletally mature patients who sustained an ankle fracture with medial malleolar involvement treated with the sled and we identified a matched cohort treated with conventional malleolar screws...
August 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714535/neandertal-talus-bones-from-el-sidr%C3%A3-n-site-asturias-spain-a-3d-geometric-morphometrics-analysis
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Antonio Rosas, Anabel Ferrando, Markus Bastir, Antonio García-Tabernero, Almudena Estalrrich, Rosa Huguet, Daniel García-Martínez, Juan Francisco Pastor, Marco de la Rasilla
OBJECTIVES: The El Sidrón tali sample is assessed in an evolutionary framework. We aim to explore the relationship between Neandertal talus morphology and body size/shape. We test the hypothesis 1: talar Neandertal traits are influenced by body size, and the hypothesis 2: shape variables independent of body size correspond to inherited primitive features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We quantify 35 landmarks through 3D geometric morphometrics techniques to describe H...
October 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705216/surgical-management-of-hawkins-type-iii-talar-neck-fracture-through-the-approach-of-medial-malleolar-osteotomy-and-mini-plate-for-fixation
#15
Hui Liu, Zhida Chen, Wenrong Zeng, Yuanfei Xiong, Yongzhi Lin, Huacheng Zhong, Jin Wu
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the talar neck are relatively uncommon yet current interventions suffer from a high incidence of complications and poor functional outcomes. In the present study, we report a surgical treatment of Hawkins type III talar neck fracture through the approach of medial malleolar osteotomy and mini-plate for fixation and discuss the therapeutic effects after long-term follow-up. METHODS: From January 2010 to January 2015, 21 patients with 22 fractures were treated using this approach within days of sustaining the injury...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697881/incarceration-of-the-posterior-tibial-tendon-in-an-isolated-comminuted-medial-malleolus-fracture
#16
David Jaffe, Matthew W Christian, Annie Weber, R Frank Henn
Isolated medial malleolar fractures are a less common presentation of an ankle fracture. Treatment is not universally accepted, although many have agreed that any displacement warrants anatomic reduction and fixation. We present a case of an isolated, comminuted medial malleolar fracture that was displaced secondary to entrapment of the posterior tibial tendon between the fracture fragments requiring surgical intervention. The patient was treated with prompt open reduction and internal fixation and had an excellent functional outcome at 1 year...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663388/when-is-a-simple-fracture-of-the-lateral-malleolus-not-so-simple-how-to-assess-stability-which-ones-to-fix-and-the-role-of-the-deltoid-ligament
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N Gougoulias, A Sakellariou
Stable fractures of the ankle can be safely treated non-operatively. It is also gradually being recognised that the integrity of the 'medial column' is essential for the stability of the fracture. It is generally thought that bi- and tri-malleolar fractures are unstable, as are pronation external rotation injuries resulting in an isolated high fibular fracture (Weber type-C), where the deltoid ligament is damaged or the medial malleolus fractured. However, how best to identify unstable, isolated, trans-syndesmotic Weber type-B supination external rotation (SER) fractures of the lateral malleolus remains controversial...
July 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642663/weber-c-ankle-fractures-with-tibiofibular-diastasis-syndesmosis-only-fixation
#18
Serkan Sipahioglu, Sinan Zehir, Erdem Isikan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate syndesmosis-only fixation in Weber C ankle fractures with tibiofibular diastasis and to assess the need for additional fibular fixation. METHODS: Twenty-one patients with Weber C ankle fractures and tibiofibular diastasis were followed for at least 24 months after treatment. In treatment of the Weber C fractures, only a syndesmosis screw was used through a mini open lateral incision if the syndesmosis could be anatomically reduced and fibular length and rotation could be restored...
May 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639869/economic-burden-of-inpatient-admission-of-ankle-fractures
#19
Justin D Stull, Suneel B Bhat, Justin M Kane, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures are among the most prevalent traumatic orthopaedic injuries. A large proportion of patients sustaining operative ankle fractures are admitted directly from the emergency department prior to operative management. In the authors' experience, however, many closed ankle injuries may be safely and effectively managed on an outpatient basis. The aim of this study was to characterize the economic impact of routine inpatient admission of ankle fractures. METHODS: A retrospective review of all outpatient ankle fracture surgery performed by a single foot and ankle fellowship-trained surgeon at a tertiary level academic center in 2012 was conducted to identify any patients requiring postoperative inpatient admission...
June 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633770/a-24-month-follow-up-of-a-custom-made-suture-button-assembly-for-syndesmotic-injuries-of-the-ankle
#20
Mohamed A Imam, Ahmed Matthana, Ji Wan Kim, Mohamed Nabil
In the present retrospective analysis, we introduce a custom suture-button fixation device for acute ankle syndesmotic injuries that allows for early weightbearing without another planned operation for hardware removal. We evaluated 87 consecutive ankles in 87 patients (49 males [56.32%] and 38 females [43.68%]). Of the 87 patients, 15 (17.24%) withdrew or were lost to follow-up, leaving 72 patients (82.76%) in the present study. Their mean age was 35.2 (range 17 to 67) years. Nineteen patients (26.39%) presented with a pure syndesmotic disruption, and 53 (73...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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