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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709422/arthroscopic-subtalar-arthrodesis-does-the-type-of-fixation-modify-outcomes
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Jesús Vilá-Rico, Beatriz Bravo-Giménez, Verónica Jimenez-Díaz, Maria Angeles Mellado-Romero, Cristina Ojeda-Thies
The goal of the present study was to analyze a modified American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot scale score, time to union, and the incidence of fusion after isolated arthroscopic posterior subtalar arthrodesis using either 1 or 2 screws of different diameters. We reviewed a consecutive series of 65 patients, mean age 50.0 ± 15.6 years, including 38 males (58.5%) and 27 females (41.5%), who had undergone arthrodesis from May 2004 to February 2011. The mean follow-up duration was 57...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703460/comparison-and-use-of-allograft-bone-morphogenetic-protein-versus-other-materials-in-ankle-and-hindfoot-fusions
#2
J George DeVries, Brandon Scharer
Bone grafting is a common procedure in foot and ankle surgery. Because autogenous graft use results in comorbidity to the patient, the search has been ongoing for the ideal substitute. A novel processing technique for allograft using bone marrow, which retains many of the growth factors, has shown promise in the spinal data and early reports of foot and ankle surgery. We performed a retrospective, comparative study of patients undergoing hindfoot and ankle arthrodesis, with a total of 68 patients included. Of the 68 patients, 29 (42...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629592/revision-of-failed-total-ankle-arthroplasty-to-a-hindfoot-fusion
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A A Ali, R A Forrester, P O'Connor, N J Harris
Aims The aim of this study was to present a series of patients with aseptic failure of a total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) who were treated with fusion of the hindfoot using a nail. Patients and Methods A total of 23 TAAs, in 22 patients, were revised for aseptic loosening and balloon osteolysis to a hindfoot fusion by a single surgeon (NH) between January 2012 and August 2014. The procedure was carried out without bone graft using the Phoenix, Biomet Hindfoot Arthrodesis Nail. Preoperative investigations included full blood count, CRP and ESR, and radiological investigations including plain radiographs and CT scans...
April 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619844/comparison-of-screws-to-plate-and-screw-constructs-for-midfoot-arthrodesis
#4
Jamal Ahmad, Mary-Katherine Lynch, Mitchell Maltenfort
BACKGROUND: We performed a prospective comparison of screws versus plate-and-screws for midfoot arthrodesis. MATERIALS: Between 2010 and 2015, a total of 50 patients with midfoot arthritis received screws or plate-and-screws for their midfoot arthrodesis. Function and pain were graded with the Foot and Ankle Ability Measures (FAAM) and visual analog scale (VAS), respectively. Data regarding arthrodesis healing and complications were recorded. RESULTS: Twenty-five patients received screws for fusion, where 21 achieved full arthrodesis healing by 6 months from surgery...
April 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609996/surgical-management-of-stage-2-adult-and-pediatric-acquired-flatfoot-without-tendon-transfer-or-arthrodesis-a-retrospective-study
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Ashim Wadehra, Lawrence M Fallat, Robert Jarski
Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is a common pathology of the foot and ankle. Numerous techniques are available to reconstruct the flatfoot. Fusions and tendon transfers are popular methods; however, a wide range of complications have been associated with these procedures. The objective of the present study was to demonstrate the outcomes of reconstructive surgery for flatfoot correction without tendon transfer or arthrodesis. We performed a retrospective study of 43 patients and 56 feet who had undergone flatfoot reconstructive surgery from November 2011 to June 2016, with a mean follow-up period of 60 weeks (range 12 to 60 months)...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525911/management-of-a-posterior-gunshot-injury-with-a-floating-pedicle-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-leak
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Anouar Bourghli, Safwat Abouhashem, Rami Abo Wali, Ibrahim Obeid, Louis Boissiere, Jean-Marc Vital, Mohammed Al Sarawan
PURPOSE: Gunshot injury to the spine can be devastating, and it has increased in the civilian population during the last decade. METHODS: We present the case of a 30-year-old male, who received a bullet in his back after exchange of fire with the police. Initial assessment revealed paraparesis with cerebrospinal fluid leak (CSF) from the bullet entry hole, CT scan showed metal debris with two bullet fragments in the L5/S1 right foramen and lateral recess, and another fragment in the central canal posteriorly, and also it revealed two fracture lines creating a right L5 "floating pedicle"...
March 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523179/a-young-female-presenting-with-heart-failure-secondary-to-eosinophilic-myocarditis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Priyantha Udaya Kumara Ralapanawa, Kulatunga Wijekoon Mudiyanselage Pramitha Prabhashini Kumarihamy, Miriyalini Sundararajah, Widana Arachchilage Thilak Ananda Jayalath
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic myocarditis is one of the fatal complications of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndromes. Given the rarity of this form of myocarditis, it is often under-recognized. We describe a young girl who presented with features of heart failure. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of eosinophilic myocarditis in a young Sri Lankan female. CASE PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 21 year old Sri Lankan female admitted with shortness of breath for 1 week duration with associated low grade fever and profuse sweating...
March 9, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506948/is-the-midterm-progress-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-talus-fractures-stratified-by-age
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Christiane Kruppa, Tyler Snoap, Debra L Sietsema, Thomas A Schildhauer, Marcel Dudda, Clifford B Jones
The outcomes of pediatric talus fractures have been minimally reported in published studies. The purpose of the present retrospective study was to determine the clinical and radiographic outcomes after talus fractures in pediatric and adolescent patients and to define the differences among the different age groups in this population. A total of 52 children and adolescents (54 fractures) with 24 type 1 (44.44%), 13 type 2 (24.07%), 8 type 3 (14.81%), and 9 type 4 (16.67%) Marti-Weber fractures were considered...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506394/rolled-tendon-allograft-interposition-arthroplasty-for-salvage-surgery-of-the-hallux-metatarsophalangeal-joint
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Danielle Thomas, David Thordarson
BACKGROUND: Hallux rigidus is a common osteoarthritic disease of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). Few salvage treatment options exist that preserve motion for patients who have failed an initial procedure and who are not amenable to fusion, typically patients who are active or who would like to wear high heels. Allograft tendon interpositional arthroplasty is an unconventional salvage treatment option that may preserve motion and prevent bone loss. METHODS: A retrospective chart review is reported of 19 patients who failed previous procedures and refused fusion who underwent allograft tendon interpositional arthroplasty of the hallux MTPJ by a single surgeon between 2012 and 2015...
April 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482792/primary-arthrodesis-in-severely-comminuted-fractures
#10
REVIEW
Michael W Downey, Ted C Lai, Justin J Fleming
At present there is controversy regarding the appropriate treatment of severely comminuted fractures of the lower extremity. Even with near-perfect anatomic reduction of severely comminuted fractures, development of posttraumatic arthritis is still present at an increased rate. Primary fusion of comminuted fractures of the foot and ankle creates successful and predictable outcomes, which dismisses the chance of developing posttraumatic arthritis and decreases complications and the need for revisional procedures...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437061/mid-term-follow-up-of-patients-with-hindfoot-arthrodesis-with-retrograde-compression-intramedullary-nail-in-charcot-neuroarthropathy-of-the-hindfoot
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M Chraim, S Krenn, H M Alrabai, H-J Trnka, P Bock
AIMS: Hindfoot arthrodesis with retrograde intramedullary nailing has been described as a surgical strategy to reconstruct deformities of the ankle and hindfoot in patients with Charcot arthropathy. This study presents case series of Charcot arthropathy patients treated with two different retrograde intramedullary straight compression nails in order to reconstruct the hindfoot and assess the results over a mid-term follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 18 consecutive patients and 19 operated feet with Charcot arthropathy who underwent a hindfoot arthrodesis using a retrograde intramedullary compression nail...
February 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424171/-retrograde-interlocked-intramedullary-nailing-with-tibia-bone-graft-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-end-stage-ankle-arthritis
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Zhong-Yu Hao, Ping Pei, Lin Liu, Yu-Xin Song
OBJECTIVE: To explore clinical outcomes of retrograde interlocked intramedullary nailing with tibia bone graft fusion in treating end-stage ankle arthritis. METHODS: From November 2014 to April 2016, 22 patients with end-stage ankle arthritis were treated with retrograde interlocked intramedullary nailing with tibia bone graft fusion, including 9 males and 13 females aged from 30 to 65 years old with an average of 48.5 years old. Seven patients had obvious varus deformity, and other 15 patients' appearance were normal...
June 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409267/uncontrolled-diabetes-as-a-potential-risk-factor-in-tibiotalocalcaneal-fusion-using-a-retrograde-intramedullary-nail
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Moses Lee, Woo Jin Choi, Seung Hwan Han, Jinyoung Jang, Jin Woo Lee
BACKGROUND: Tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion using a retrograde intramedullary (IM) nail is an effective salvage option for terminal-stage hindfoot problems. However, as many patients who receive TTC fusion bear unfavorable medical comorbidities, the risk of nonunion, infection and other complications increases. This study was performed to identify the factors influencing outcomes after TTC fusion using a retrograde IM nail. METHODS: Between September 2008 and February 2012, 34 consecutive patients received TTC fusion using a retrograde IM nail for limb salvage...
July 22, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409265/use-of-intramedullary-carbon-fiber-nail-in-hindfoot-fusion-a-small-cohort-study
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Ibukunoluwa B Araoye, Yvonne E Chodaba, Kenneth S Smith, Ryan W Hadden, Ashish B Shah
BACKGROUND: Current literature on carbon fiber implant use in foot and ankle surgery is scant. The purpose of this paper is to report medium-term outcomes of hindfoot fusion using a carbon fiber intramedullary nail. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 30 cases of hindfoot fusion using carbon fiber intramedullary nail fixation between 2014 and 2017. We excluded revisions and cases with bulk allograft or ankle infection prior to surgery. We reviewed charts for length of followup, radiographic union, and complications...
July 29, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409204/correction-of-ankle-and-hind-foot-deformity-in-charcot-neuroarthropathy-using-a-retrograde-hind-foot-nail-the-kings-experience
#15
N Vasukutty, H Jawalkar, A Anugraha, R Chekuri, R Ahluwalia, V Kavarthapu
BACKGROUND: Corrective fusion for the unstable deformed hind foot and mid foot in Charcot Neuroarthropathy (CN) is quite challenging and is best done in tertiary centres under the supervision of multidisciplinary teams. METHODS: We present a follow up to our initial report with a series of 42 hind foot corrections in 40 patients from a tertiary level teaching hospital in the United Kingdom. The mean patient age was 59 (33-82). 17 patients had type1diabetes mellitus, 23 had type 2...
April 28, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409183/long-term-results-after-triple-arthrodesis-influence-of-alignment-on-ankle-osteoarthritis-and-clinical-outcome
#16
Tina Klerken, Nienke M Kosse, Chris A M Aarts, Jan Willem K Louwerens
BACKGROUND: Pain, deformity and instability are the main reasons for fusion of the tarsal joints, a triple arthrodesis. The short and midterm results show that mobility, function and satisfaction increase postoperatively. However, osteoarthritis (OA) of the adjacent ankle joint is described as a long-term complication. Alignment of the foot could be an influencing factor. The aim of this study was to examine whether malalignment after triple arthrodesis leads to a higher grade of OA at long-term follow-up...
November 29, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389250/scandinavian-total-ankle-replacement-15-year-follow-up
#17
Ariel Palanca, Roger A Mann, Jeffrey A Mann, Andrew Haskell
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has become a mainstay in the treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis. Currently in its fourth generation, the Scandanavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) is the only 3-piece mobile bearing ankle prosthesis available in the United States. Our current study reports implant survivorship at 15 years and patient outcomes for a subset of these survivors available for study. METHODS: Eighty-four TAAs were performed between 1998 and 2000...
February 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339846/ankle-arthrodesis-open-versus-arthroscopic-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Mallikarjun Honnenahalli Chandrappa, Shahin Hajibandeh, Shahab Hajibandeh
Objectives: Our objective was to perform a systematic review of the literature and conduct a meta-analysis to investigate the outcomes of open versus arthroscopic methods of ankle fusion. Methods: In accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement standards, we performed a systematic review. Electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched to identify randomised and non-randomised studies comparing outcomes of arthroscopic and open ankle arthrodesis...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310462/do-postoperative-hallux-angles-correlate-with-outcome-in-mp1-fusion-our-experience-with-71-cases
#19
Xavier Paredes-Carnero, Antonio María Fernández-Cebrián, Silvia Villardefrancos-Gil
PURPOSE: To determine if the postoperative alignment of the hallux influences the final clinical outcome of hallux metatarsophalangeal joint (first MTPJ) arthrodesis. METHODS: A total of 71 consecutive cases (hallux rigidus) were studied in stages 3 and 4. They were operated through arthrodesis between 2008 and 2014. The follow-up mean was 7.3 years. The AOFAS (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) test was performed preintervention and per annum. In radiology, both the hallux valgus angle and the dorsiflexion angle of the first MTPJ were studied...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305640/stem-cell-therapy-in-early-post-traumatic-talus-osteonecrosis
#20
Philippe Hernigou, Arnaud Dubory, Charles Henri Flouzat Lachaniette, Issam Khaled, Nathalie Chevallier, Helene Rouard
PURPOSE: Avascular necrosis of the talus is one of the most notable complications associated with talar neck fractures with frequent evolution of the osteonecrosis into a difficult arthrodesis. We tested whether the injection of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) could improve the repair process of the osteonecrosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-five early (without collapse) post-traumatic talus osteonecroses (group 1; study group) were treated between 1995 and 2012 with percutaneous injection of progenitor cells (autologous bone marrow concentrate from the iliac crest)...
January 5, 2018: International Orthopaedics
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