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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933330/-short-term-results-of-surgical-treatment-of-patients-with-hallux-rigidus
#1
M Dygrýnová, M Uvízl, J Gallo
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Hallux rigidus is common and degenerative arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. The aim of this study was to assess the results of cheilectomy and total joint replacement (TJR) in patients with hallux rigidus. Minimum duration of followup was 18 months. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included fifty-nine patients who underwent surgery at our Department due to hallux rigidus between January 2013 and December 2014. Thirty-seven patients underwent cheilectomy and twenty-two patients had total joint arthroplasty using METIS®...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913376/joint-distraction-in-advanced-osteoarthritis-of-the-ankle
#2
REVIEW
E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
BACKGROUND: Ankle joint distraction (AJD) avoids the potential complications associated with ankle fusion or total ankle replacement (TAR) in patients with advanced ankle osteoarthritis (OA). AJD could a tenable option to ankle fusion or TAR. METHODS: A review has been performed on the role of AJD in advanced OA of the ankle. The exploration machine was MedLine. The keywords utilized were: joint distraction ankle. Three hundred and eleven articles were found. Of the above-mentioned, only 14 were chosen and analyzed because they were rigorously focused on the issue and the question of this paper...
July 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891453/management-of-hemophilic-arthropathy-of-the-ankle
#3
E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
BACKGROUND: Hemophilic arthropathy (HA) of the ankle is prevalent in people with hemophilia (PWH). It is frequently severe and incapacitating, due to recurrent bleeding into the ankle articulation during infancy. Around 50% of hemophilic patients suffer from ankle pain and radiological signs of HA. OBJECTIVE: To review current treatment of HA of the ankle in PWH. METHOD: A literature review of hemophilic ankle arthropathy in PWH was performed utilizing MEDLINE (PubMed) and the Cochrane Library...
September 7, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875053/validation-of-joint-position-sense-of-dorsi-plantar-flexion-of-ankle-measurements-using-a-smartphone
#4
Daehee Lee, Seulki Han
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated and validated the reliability of smartphones as measuring equipment for the dorsi-plantar flexion of ankle joint position sense (JPS) ability. METHODS: The subjects were 20 healthy young students in their 20s. We confirmed the concurrent validity by comparison with existing electrogoniometer data. The reliability of the smartphone was confirmed using the test-retest method. RESULTS: In the case of dorsiflexion, there was no significant difference between the smartphone and electrogoniometer groups (p > 0...
July 2017: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871360/the-aes-total-ankle-arthroplasty-analysis-of-failures-and-survivorship-at-ten-years
#5
Alexandre Di Iorio, Anthony Viste, Michel Henry Fessy, Jean Luc Besse
BACKGROUND: AES mobile-bearing total ankle replacement was developed from the Buechel Pappas model. It was withdrawn in 2009, after identification of a higher than expected complication rate. The purpose of the current study was to analyse clinical outcomes, failures and survival of the initial series of 50 AES published in 2009. METHODS: In this single-centre continuous prospective study (2003-2006), 50 AES prostheses were included. Pre-operative osteoarthritis was mainly post-traumatic (50%) and secondary to instability (36%)...
September 4, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869185/gait-variability-and-motor-control-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-as-measured-by-the-uncontrolled-manifold-technique
#6
Gwenllian Fflur Tawy, Philip Rowe, Leela Biant
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) causes pain, reduced muscular strength and stiffness of the affected joint. In response, the motor control mechanism is altered, potentially compromising stability during acts of daily living. Reduced walking stability can be quantified in terms of gait variability. This study therefore aimed to identify and quantify the effects of knee arthritis on gait variability. Fifty adults (25 males/25 females) with end-stage OA of the knee sufficiently symptomatic to require joint replacement, walked on a self-paced treadmill for 2min...
August 18, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867058/complex-total-ankle-arthroplasty
#7
REVIEW
Stephen A Brigido, Scott C Carrington, Nicole M Protzman
Total ankle arthroplasty is a viable surgical technique for the treatment of end-stage degenerative joint disease. With continued advancement in prosthetic design, refined surgical techniques, and improved outcomes, the indications for total ankle replacement have expanded to include cases of increasing complexity. With meticulous preoperative planning and exacting execution, many frontal plane deformities and cases of avascular necrosis can now be successfully addressed at the time of prosthesis implantation or in a staged procedure...
October 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867057/current-concepts-regarding-total-ankle-replacement-as-a-viable-treatment-option-for-advanced-ankle-arthritis-what-you-need-to-know
#8
REVIEW
Christopher L Reeves, Amber M Shane, Ryan Vazales
Much of the current literature suggests that total ankle replacement (TAR) is no longer an inferior or fringe treatment for advanced ankle arthritis compared with ankle fusion, but rather a viable option for recalcitrant arthritic ankle pathology in the correct patient population. In this article, current concepts associated with successful outcomes for TAR are discussed with an emphasis on ankle joint anatomy and biomechanics, preoperative planning and patient selection, understanding pathomechanics and soft tissue balancing, as well as the surgeon's learning curve...
October 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867056/arthroscopic-ankle-arthrodesis-an-update
#9
REVIEW
Jason A Piraino, Michael S Lee
Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis provides an alternative to open techniques. Advancements in arthroscopic techniques and instrumentation have made the procedure easier to perform. Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis has demonstrated faster rates of union, fewer complications, reduced postoperative pain, and shorter hospital stays. Sound surgical techniques, particularly with regard to joint preparation, are critical for success. Comorbidities such as increased body mass index, history of smoking, malalignment, and posttraumatic arthritis should be considered when contemplating arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis...
October 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867054/advances-in-ankle-cartilage-repair
#10
REVIEW
Alan Ng, Andrew Bernhard, Kaitlyn Bernhard
Repair of osteochondral lesions of the talus can be difficult. Smaller lesions respond well to simple arthroscopy and microfracture, whereas larger cystic lesions may require allograft talus replacement or ankle fusions. The lesions in between are more difficult to treat. Autologous chondrocyte implantation and matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte implantation have shown promising results. Future research may include new techniques, pharmacologic intervention, and cell-based therapies, and may be better served with prospective observational studies instead of costly randomized controlled studies...
October 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867052/supramalleolar-osteotomies
#11
REVIEW
Varun Chopra, Paul Stone, Alan Ng
Distal tibial malalignment can result from posttraumatic malunion, physeal disturbances, congenital or metabolic diseases, and degenerative arthritis. Malalignment leads to an altered load distribution across the joint leading to early ankle joint arthritis. If a substantial part of the joint is salvageable, ankle fusion or joint replacement is not always the best option. Realignment of the distal tibia with a joint-sparing supramalleolar osteotomy is a valuable procedure in correcting deformity at the distal tibia...
October 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867051/arthroscopic-treatment-of-ankle-arthritis
#12
REVIEW
Eric A Barp, John G Erickson, Jennifer L Hall
Ankle arthritis can be broadly classified as primary arthritis (nontraumatic degeneration) or secondary arthritis (post-traumatic degeneration). A good understanding of the anatomic features and presentations associated with each will assist the surgeon in determining the best course of action for each patient. Many variations of both primary and secondary arthritis can be treated conservatively; however, there are many times when conservative therapy is not adequate. In these cases, ankle arthroscopy may be considered before a joint fusion or replacement...
October 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865584/bone-block-arthrodesis-procedure-in-failures-of-first-metatarsophalangeal-joint-replacement
#13
Federico Giuseppe Usuelli, Jacopo Tamini, Camilla Maccario, Miriam Grassi, Eric W Tan
BACKGROUND: The treatment for the failure of a first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP1) prosthesis can be complex. There is no consensus regarding the ideal treatment. One of the main issues is the available bone stock after prosthesis removal. The aim of the study was to report the clinical and radiographic results for MTP1 arthrodesis with autologous calcaneus bone graft (bone-block fusion) as a revision procedure of a previous MTP1 implant failure. METHODS: This study included 12 patients diagnosed with failure of a MTP1 prosthesis...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856696/novel-assessment-bluedop-device-for-detection-of-lower-limb-arterial-disease-a-prospective-comparative-study
#14
Ali Kordzadeh, Mekhola Hoff, Evripidis Tokidis, David H King, Tom Browne, Ioannis Prionidis
According to National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines, the ankle-brachial pressure index coupled with a full clinical evaluation has been the mainstay of detecting peripheral arterial disease on its suspicion. However, this technique is not free of its own limitations in calcified arteries, ulcerative and diabetic patients. We introduce a new, novel, and effective assessment device (BlueDop) with a minimal learning curve that could overcome such barriers and serve as a valid replacement in perihospital settings...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814000/preliminary-study-of-a-robotic-foot-ankle-prosthesis-with-active-alignment
#15
Andrew K LaPre, Ryan D Wedge, Brian R Umberger, Frank C Sup
Robotic prosthetic foot-ankle prostheses typically aim to replace the lost joint with revolute joints aimed at replicating normal joint biomechanics. In this paper, a previously developed robotic ankle prosthesis with active alignment is evaluated. It uses a four-bar mechanism to inject positive power into the gait cycle while altering the kinematics of the ankle joint and pylon segment to reduce loading on the residual limb. In a single-subject biomechanics analysis, there was a 10% reduction in peak limb pressures and evidence of greater gait symmetry in ground reaction forces when active alignment was implemented compared to walking with the daily use prosthesis...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813975/a-lightweight-robotic-ankle-prosthesis-with-non-backdrivable-cam-based-transmission
#16
Tommaso Lenzi, Marco Cempini, Jeremy Newkirk, Levi J Hargrove, Todd A Kuiken
Below-knee level amputation significantly impacts the ability of an individual to ambulate. Transtibial amputees are typically prescribed energetically passive ankle-foot prostheses that behave as a spring or controlled damper, and therefore cannot fully replace the function of the missing limb. More recently, fully-powered devices have been proposed to more closely match the power generation ability of intact limbs. However, these fully-powered devices are significantly heavier than passive devices, thus increasing the stress on the socket-residual limb interface...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812410/good-outcome-scores-and-high-satisfaction-rate-after-primary-total-ankle-replacement
#17
Ilka Kamrad, Åke Carlsson, Anders Henricson, Håkan Magnusson, Magnus K Karlsson, Björn E Rosengren
Background and purpose - Total ankle replacement (TAR) is gaining popularity for treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis. Large patient-centered outcome studies are, however, few. Here, we report data from the Swedish Ankle Registry. Patients and methods - We examined outcomes after primary TAR in patients from the Swedish Ankle Registry using PROMs (Patient Reported Outcome Measures; generic: EQ-5D and SF-36, region specific: SEFAS (Self-Reported Foot and Ankle Score), and a question on satisfaction). We included 241 patients registered with primary TAR between 2008 and 2016 and who completed PROMs preoperatively and postoperatively up to 24 months...
August 16, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810805/hindfoot-arthritis-progression-and-arthrodesis-risk-after-total-ankle-replacement
#18
Travis J Dekker, David Walton, Emily N Vinson, Kamran S Hamid, Andrew E Federer, Mark E Easley, James K DeOrio, James A Nunley, Samuel B Adams
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the radiographic progression of subtalar and talonavicular degenerative joint disease in a series of patients who had undergone TAA (total ankle arthroplasty) with minimum follow-up of 5 years. METHODS: TAA patient radiographs from a single institution were analyzed for peritalar arthritic changes by extrapolating the modified Kellgren Lawrence (KL) grades of the knee to the subtalar and talonavicular joints. Patients were included if they had a minimum of 5 years of follow-up...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779809/is-this-my-ankle-or-my-foot
#19
REVIEW
William Hodges Davis
Understanding of the complexities of the adult acquired pathologic flatfoot has undergone serious evolution in the past 30 years to an understanding of the subtleties of what causes the different presentations and drives successful treatment. As the treatment of ankle arthritis evolves from fusion to ankle replacement, the need for answers for the difficult patient with valgus degenerative ankle disease begs a look at what causes this form of flatfoot. This article poses the question, is there a subset of patients with "flatfoot" that has little to do with the foot and is all about the ankle?...
September 2017: Foot and Ankle Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755611/fixed-and-mobile-bearing-total-ankle-prostheses-effect-on-tibial-bone-strain
#20
Alexandre Terrier, Caroline Sieger Fernandes, Maïka Guillemin, Xavier Crevoisier
BACKGROUND: Total ankle replacement is associated to a high revision rate. To improve implant survival, the potential advantage of prostheses with fixed bearing compared to mobile bearing is unclear. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that fixed and mobile bearing prostheses are associated with different biomechanical quantities typically associated to implant failure. METHODS: With a validated finite element model, we compared three cases: a prosthesis with a fixed bearing, a prosthesis with a mobile bearing in a centered position, and a prosthesis with mobile bearing in an eccentric position...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
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