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Michael Korenkov
The video-assisted subcutaneous destruction of the sinus tract (VADST) is a novel, minimally-invasive technique for the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease (PSD). This is an advancement of the previously described subcutaneous destruction of the sinus tract and the removal of hairs as well as the long-term vessel-loop drainage of the wound channel (DST). Although the first results of this operation seemed to be promising, some of my colleagues felt that the blind approach to this procedure could be its potential "weak point"...
March 12, 2018: Surgical Technology International
Zhi-Min Liu, Ji-Feng Zhao, Song-Yun Qin, Xiang Liu, Chang-Hua Wang, Zhi-Wei Zhang, Wei-Zao Luo, Guo-Yue Zhong
The study is aimed to clarify the actual original plant, find out the usage status and the resource distribution of the Tibetan medicinal plant "Bangga". By using the way of the literatures survey, interview and investigation, it found out that the actual original plant of the Tibetan medicinal plant "Bangga" were the whole dried plant or the aerial part of Aconitum tanguticum or A. naviculare of Ranunculaceae, among which A. tanguticummainly distributed in Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai, Tibet (Qamdo), and A...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
J Randolph Clements, François Dijour, Wesley Leong
The tarsal navicular is a critical component of the foot's medial longitudinal arch. Injuries to the navicular have significant long-term functional consequences. In addition to stress fractures, acute injuries to the navicular include acute avulsion, tuberosity, and body fractures. Nonoperative treatment is the mainstay for avulsion injuries and nondisplaced body fractures. Open reduction and internal fixation is performed to achieve anatomic reduction in the other situations. Common complications following operative intervention include pain, stiffness, post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, nonunion, and hindfoot deformity...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
M J Petrie, C M Blakey, C Chadwick, H G Davies, C M Blundell, M B Davies
AIMS: Fractures of the navicular can occur in isolation but, owing to the intimate anatomical and biomechanical relationships, are often associated with other injuries to the neighbouring bones and joints in the foot. As a result, they can lead to long-term morbidity and poor function. Our aim in this study was to identify patterns of injury in a new classification system of traumatic fractures of the navicular, with consideration being given to the commonly associated injuries to the midfoot...
February 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
Loes G M de Kruijff, M Prins, A van der Krans, R Hoencamp, P van der Wurff
INTRODUCTION: Prior to deployment of the Netherlands Army Task Force Urozgan in Afghanistan, the Dutch Military and civilian healthcare systems had limited experience in treating blast injuries and their long-term consequences. This meant that guidelines for treatment and rehabilitation were lacking. The aim of this cohort study was to quantify kinematic and kinetic abnormalities in service members with foot injuries in relation to functional outcome using gait analysis. METHOD: In nine service members with combat-related talus, calcaneus and/or navicular bone (TCN) fractures and nine controls, gait parameters were measured using Gait Real-Time Analysis Interactive Lab system...
February 7, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Hiroshi Ohi, Hirotaka Iijima, Naoto Fukutani, Tomoki Aoyama, Eishi Kaneda, Kazuko Ohi, Hiromu Ito, Shuichi Matsuda, Abe Kaoru
The foot is speculated to play a role in knee joint kinematics. This exploratory cross-sectional study examined the association between static foot posture and the presence of varus thrust visualized during gait in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Patients (n = 88 patients and 134 knees; age, 61-91 years; 68.2% female) with Kellgren/Lawrence (K/L) grade ≥1 in the medial compartment were included in this study and underwent gait observation for varus thrust. These patients' three-dimensional static foot posture while standing was evaluated and their tibiofemoral joint K/L grades and anatomical axis angles were also assessed as covariates...
January 29, 2018: Gait & Posture
Dong Hun Kang, Chan Kang, Deuk Soo Hwang, Jae Hwang Song, Seok Hwan Song
BACKGROUND: Full weightbearing (WB) three dimensional computed tomography (3D CT) is an excellent imaging tool. However, due to its high cost, it is only used in a few hospitals. We evaluated the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of axial loading (AL) 3D CT by comparing bony alignments with standing radiographs, and assessed reproducibility according to the degree of AL. METHODS: Eighty patients (156 feet), who underwent standing radiographs and 3D CT with an AL device from January 2016 to May 2017, were investigated...
November 6, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Nigar Keles-Celik, Ozkan Kose, Rahime Sekerci, Gunes Aytac, Adil Turan, Ferhat Güler
Accessory ossicles of the foot and ankle are normal variants of bone development that usually remain asymptomatic. However, they may be involved in various disorders and become a source of pain such as in fractures, dislocations, degenerative changes, osteonecrosis, osteoarthritis, osteochondral lesions, avascular necrosis, and irritation or impingement of adjacent soft tissues. Hence, during the assessment of the situations above, knowledge about these little-known ossicles could be very important to reach the correct diagnosis...
November 26, 2017: Curēus
Katherine M Edenfield
The midfoot and forefoot are the regions of the foot distal to the talus and calcaneus and are critical to weight bearing and movement. They help support the arch of the foot, provide shock absorption, and convert vertically oriented forces into horizontal forward and propulsive movement. A spectrum of acute, subacute, and chronic conditions in these regions can cause pain and decreased function. A thorough history and physical examination should include foot and leg biomechanics, alignment, and posture in addition to palpation of painful areas...
February 2018: FP Essentials
Orhan Beger, Özlem Elvan, Mert Keskinbora, Burçin Ün, Deniz Uzmansel, Zeliha Kurtoğlu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the features of flexor hallucis longus (FHL), flexor digitorum longus (FDL) and flexor digitorum accessorius (FDA) muscles with relevance to the tendon grafts and to reveal the location of Master Knot of Henry (MKH). METHODS: Twenty feet from ten formalin fixed cadavers were dissected, which were in the inventory of Anatomy Department of Medicine Faculty, Mersin University. The location of MKH was identified...
January 20, 2018: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Takumi Matsumoto, Yuji Maenohara, Song Ho Chang, Jun Hirose, Takuo Juji, Katsumi Ito, Sakae Tanaka
OBJECTIVES: In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the talonavicular joint is commonly involved and midfoot collapse can lead to progressive flattening of the arch. Despite a general awareness of the important structural role of the talonavicular joint in rheumatoid foot disease, details of its destructive pattern has not been elucidated. METHODS: We cross-sectionally investigated 176 RA patients (342 feet) and classified their feet into the following five groups according to radiographic findings: arthritis; (RA changes with normal navicular shape), Müller-Weiss Disease (MWD); (collapse of the lateral aspect of the tarsal navicular), flat; (flattened navicular), ankylosis; (ankylosis of the talonavicular joint), and normal...
December 18, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
Timothy L Miller, Marissa Jamieson, Sonsecharae Everson, Courtney Siegel
BACKGROUND: Few studies have documented expected time to return to athletic participation after stress fractures in elite athletes. HYPOTHESIS: Time to return to athletic participation after stress fractures would vary by site and severity of stress fracture. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 3. METHODS: All stress fractures diagnosed in a single Division I collegiate men's and women's track and field/cross-country team were recorded over a 3-year period...
December 1, 2017: Sports Health
Dariusch Arbab, Daniel Frank, Bertil Bouillon, Christian Lüring, Carsten Wingenfeld, Mona Abbara-Czardybon
Background The purpose of this study was to determine the functional outcomes and radiographic results of the talus-stop screw method as minimally invasive subtalar arthroereisis in pediatric and juvenile flexible flatfoot. Material and Methods We retrospectively evaluated 73 feet from 41 children using the talus stop-screw method, for the period between 2002 and 2011. The age at time of surgery ranged between nine and 14 years. The radiological assessment included measuring the calcaneal pitch, talar declination, talo-first metatarsal angle (Meary) and calcaneal-first metatarsal angle (Costa-Bartani) in the lateral view...
December 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Alessio Bernasconi, François Lintz, Francesco Sadile
Subtalar arthroereisis has been reported as a minimally-invasive, effective and low-risk procedure in the treatment of flatfoot mainly in children but also in adults.It has been described as a standalone or adjunctive procedure, and is indicated in the treatment of flexible flatfoot, tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction, tarsal coalition and accessory navicular syndrome.Different devices for subtalar arthroereisis are currently used throughout the world associated with soft-tissue and bone procedures, depending on the surgeon rather than on standardised or validated protocols...
November 2017: EFORT open reviews
B Van Thielen, I Willekens, A Van der Schicht, P Pestieau, F Verhelle, P Goossens, R Decoster, O Jacqmot, P Delperdange, V Busoni, G De Mol, N Buls, S Provyn, M Kichouh, J de Mey, R Murray
This study describes a radiographic survey of the anatomical development of the distal extremity of the manus in the donkey from 0 to 2 years of age. The right distal limb of 10 donkey foals, born in the spring of 2012, underwent radiographs every month for the first 6 months of age and every 3 months during the following 18 months. Latero-medial radiographs with and without barium marker at the coronary band and dorso-palmar radiographs with both front feet in weight bearing were obtained. The distal physis of the third metacarpal bone and the proximal physis of the proximal phalanx (phalanx proximalis) were closed at the mean age of 18...
February 2018: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
Koen Dullaert, Jennifer E Hagen, Paul Simons, Florian Gras, Boyko Gueorguiev, R Geoff Richards, Kajetan Klos
BACKGROUND: Collapse of the medial longitudinal arch and subluxation of the subtalar joint are common occurrences in adult flatfoot deformity. Controversy exists about the role of the tibialis posterior (TP) tendon as first and/or essential lesion. Subtle changes in the foot configuration can occur under weight bearing. PURPOSE: This human cadaveric study is designed to investigate the effect that isolated actuation of the TP tendon has on the medial longitudinal arch and the hindfoot configuration under simulated weight bearing...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Ho-Seong Jang, Kwang-Hee Park, Hyun-Woo Park
BACKGROUND: To compare the outcomes of fixation methods for osteosynthesis of a type II symptomatic accessory navicular between screw and tension band wiring. METHODS: Forty-four patients (mean age, 29.2 years; range, 13-54 years; 21 males and 23 females) who had undergone operative treatment after failed conservative treatment were chosen for the study between 2007 and 2014. The patients were divided into two groups by the method of osteosynthesis: group 1 (screw) and group 2 (tension band wiring)...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Chen Wang, Heng Wang, Shengxuan Cao, Shaobai Wang, Xin Ma, Xu Wang, Jiazhang Huang, Chao Zhang, Li Chen, Xiang Geng, Kan Wang
The in vivo kinematic characteristics of the tarsal joints during gait stance phase were still unclear in adult-acquired foot deformity (AAFD). This study included seven healthy subjects (fourteen feet) and twelve stage II AAFD patients (fourteen feet). The 3D models of tarsal bones were reconstructed based on CT scan. Each subject took standard gait on the single fluoroscopy system. Continuous lateral fluoroscopic images were collected. The key postures during the stance phase were selected. The 2D-3D registration technique was applied to explore the spatial motions of the tarsal joints in 6 degrees of freedom (DOF)...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
Raju Vaishya, Amit Kumar Agarwal, Paras Kumar Banka, Vipul Vijay, Abhishek Vaish
Introduction: Insufficiency fractures (IFs) are a subtype of stress fractures commonly associated with osteoporosis and Vitamin D deficiency. These nontraumatic fractures often occur in the pelvis and spine, but the involvement of other unusual sites is also not very uncommon. Plain radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging scan are the most commonly used imaging modalities for the diagnosis of IF. Case Report: We are presenting a series of five cases of IFs at unusual sites, along with a detailed literature review on this individual...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Kazunori Okamura, Shusaku Kanai, Masaki Hasegawa, Akira Otsuka, Sadaaki Oki
BACKGROUND: The plantar intrinsic foot muscles (PIFMs) contribute to support the medial longitudinal arch. But the functional role of the PIFMs during dynamic activities is not clear. The purpose of this study was to examine the change in the foot dynamics during gait accompanied with the change in the PIFMs activity to determine the functional role of the PIFMs during gait. METHODS: Twenty healthy male subjects were randomly assigned to the electrical stimulation group (ESG) or control group (CG)...
August 18, 2017: Foot
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