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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690469/ankle-reconstruction-in-fibular-hemimelia-new-approach
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Hany Hefny, ElHussein M Elmoatasem, Mahmoud Mahran, Tamer Fayyad, Mohamed A Elgebeily, Ahmed Mansour, Mamdouh Hefny
BACKGROUND: Fibular hemimelia is a congenital disorder that is characterized by the absence of the fibula that could be either partial or complete. Successful management aims to restore normal weight bearing and normal limb length. The introduction of the Ilizarov method of limb lengthening has provided an attractive alternative to amputation. During lengthening, the tight posterolateral soft-tissue structures, the thick fibrous fibular band, and the shortened Achilles tendon become tighter and transfer a valgus force to the talus and calcaneus, further aggravating the deformity...
July 2017: HSS Journal: the Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654502/kinematic-gait-changes-following-serial-casting-and-bracing-to-treat-toe-walking-in-a-child-with-autism
#2
Marybeth Barkocy, James Dexter, Colleen Petranovich
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of serial casting in a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibiting a toe-walking gait pattern with equinus contractures. SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS: Although many children with ASD toe walk, little research on physical therapy interventions exists for this population. Serial casting has been validated for use in idiopathic toe walking to increase passive dorsiflexion and improve gait, but not for toe walking in children with ASD...
July 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560116/infrared-thermography-applied-to-lower-limb-muscles-in-elite-soccer-players-with-functional-ankle-equinus-and-non-equinus-condition
#3
David Rodríguez-Sanz, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, Daniel López-López, César Calvo-Lobo, Patricia Palomo-López, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo
Gastrocnemius-soleus equinus (GSE) is a foot-ankle complaint in which the extensibility of the gastrocnemius (G) and soleus muscles (triceps surae) and ankle are limited to a dorsiflexion beyond a neutral ankle position. The asymmetric forces of leg muscles and the associated asymmetric loading forces might promote major activation of the triceps surae, tibialis anterior, transverses abdominal and multifidus muscles. Here, we made infrared recordings of 21 sportsmen (elite professional soccer players) before activity and after 30 min of running...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512689/long-term-results-of-fibular-achilles-tenodesis-westin-s-tenodesis-for-paralytic-pes-calcaneus-is-hypercorrection-avoidable-a-longitudinal-retrospective-study
#4
Helder Henzo Yamada, Patricia Maria Moraes de Barros Fucs
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review all cases of patients submitted to Westin's tenodesis, who had calcaneus feet secondary to myelomeningocele sequel, in order to evaluate the anatomical change provided by surgery and also to verify, in a long-term follow-up, the inversion of the deformity depending on the patient's age. METHODS: In this longitudinal retrospective study, all medical records of patients with myelomeningocele sequelae submitted to Westin's tenodesis from 1993 to 2013 in a public university hospital were reviewed...
May 16, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476398/a-wound-complication-after-percutaneous-achilles-tendon-lengthening-requiring-surgical-excision-a-case-report
#5
Tiffany K Hoh, Rex W Hung, John S Steinberg, Katherine M Raspovic
A percutaneous tendo-Achilles lengthening procedure corrects limited ankle joint equinus by decreasing the pull of the triceps surae complex. The standard technique using 3-incision hemisection described by Hoke is often used in patients with diabetes because of the minimal number of incisions and low risk of wound complications. We describe a patient who underwent percutaneous tendo-Achilles lengthening with a resultant open wound complication requiring staged surgical debridement.
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369824/medial-gastrocnemius-and-soleus-muscle-tendon-unit-fascicle-and-tendon-interaction-during-walking-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Lee Barber, Chris Carty, Luca Modenese, John Walsh, Roslyn Boyd, Glen Lichtwark
AIM: This study investigates the in vivo function of the medial gastrocnemius and soleus muscle-tendon units (MTU), fascicles, and tendons during walking in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and an equinus gait pattern. METHOD: Fourteen children with CP (9 males, 5 females; mean age 10y 6mo, standard deviation [SD] 2y 11mo; GMFCS level I=8, II=6), and 10 typically developing (6 males, 4 females; mean age 10y, SD 2y 1mo) undertook full body 3D gait analysis and simultaneous B-mode ultrasound images of the medial gastrocnemius and soleus fascicles during level walking...
August 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367689/operative-anatomy-of-the-medial-gastrocnemius-recession-vs-the-proximal-medial-gastrocnemius-recession
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Nathan Kaplan, Xavier Fowler, Noorullah Maqsoodi, Benedict DiGiovanni, Irvin Oh
BACKGROUND: Isolated gastrocnemius contracture (IGC) is associated with various foot and ankle pathologies. To address the problem of IGC, a number of gastrocnemius lengthening procedures have been described. Although proximal medial gastrocnemius recession (PMGR) has shown to be an effective operative treatment for IGC, it poses risks to various anatomic structures around the knee joint and requires the patient to be positioned prone. As an alternative, we proposed to release the medial gastrocnemius at the division between the proximal one-third and distal two-thirds of the gastrocnemius muscle to correct equinus contracture, while minimizing risk to other structures...
April 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259030/a-pilot-investigation-into-the-relationship-between-static-diagnosis-of-ankle-equinus-and-dynamic-ankle-and-foot-dorsiflexion-during-stance-phase-of-gait-time-to-revisit-theory
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Alfred Gatt, Stephanie De Giorgio, Nachiappan Chockalingam, Cynthia Formosa
BACKGROUND: Although the clinical assessment of ankle dorsiflexion has traditionally been measured utilising various goniometric means, the validity of this static examination has never been investigated. Since any impairment in ankle flexibility is likely to result in injuries, it is imperative that the correct examination technique is conducted. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: To determine whether a clinical diagnosis of ankle equinus, or limited ankle dorsiflexion, correlates with a decreased dorsiflexion range of movement of the foot and ankle during gait...
March 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257680/surgical-correction-of-the-achilles-tendon-for-diabetic-foot-ulcerations-and-charcot-neuroarthropathy
#9
REVIEW
Crystal L Ramanujam, Thomas Zgonis
Achilles tendon pathologic conditions are implicated in contributing to the development of many diabetic foot complications including diabetic foot ulceration and Charcot neuroarthropathy. Surgical correction of the diabetic equinus deformity has been studied as an isolated or adjunctive treatment when dealing with difficult-to-close diabetic foot ulcerations or when surgically addressing the diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy foot or ankle. This article reviews the most common indications, complications, and surgical procedures for equinus correction by either a tendo-Achilles lengthening or gastrocnemius recession for the management of diabetic foot conditions...
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257675/equinus-and-lengthening-techniques
#10
REVIEW
Patrick A DeHeer
Equinus is linked to most lower extremity biomechanically related disorders. Defining equinus as ankle joint dorsiflexion less than 5° of dorsiflexion with the knee extended is the basis for evaluation and management of the deformity. Consistent evaluation methodology using a goniometer with the subtalar joint in neutral position and midtarsal joint supinated while dorsiflexing the ankle with knee extended provides a consistent clinical examination. For equinus deformity with an associated disorder, comprehensive treatment mandates treatment of the equinus deformity...
April 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167343/association-between-ankle-equinus-and-plantar-pressures-in-people-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
A Searle, M J Spink, A Ho, V H Chuter
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world and is associated with a life-time risk of foot ulcer of 12-25%. Diabetes related restriction in ankle joint range of dorsiflexion is proposed to contribute to elevated plantar pressures implicated in the development of foot ulcers. METHODS: A systematic search of EBSCO Megafile Premier (containing MEDLINE, CINAHL, SPORTSdiscus and Academic Search Complete) and The Cochrane Library was conducted to 23rd November 2016...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Biomechanics
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/28050536/functional-and-clinical-results-achieved-in-congenital-clubfoot-patients-treated-by-ponseti-s-technique
#13
Pedro Augusto Jaqueto, Guilherme Salgado Martins, Fernando Saddi Mennucci, Cintia Kelly Bittar, José Luís Amim Zabeu
OBJECTIVES: To analyze and evaluate functional and clinical results in patients with congenital clubfoot treated with Ponseti's technique. METHODS: This study evaluated 31 patients diagnosed with 51 congenital clubfeet, treated between April 2006 and September 2011 with Ponseti's technique. The patients who did not achieve an equinus correction with manipulation were treated with Achilles tenotomy. An anterior tibial tendon transfer was performed in patients who maintained residual adduction...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040086/monofocal-bone-transport-technique-for-bone-defects-greater-than-5-cm-in-tibia-our-experience-in-a-case-series-of-24-patients
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Kemal Aktuglu, Hüseyin Günay, Jabrayil Alakbarov
BACKGROUND: As the tibial bone defect increases in size, the problems in treatment also increase. The treatment may be problematic but different treatment approaches can be used. Among these approaches, distraction osteogenesis is a method an orthopedic surgeon with limited conditions can use although it has a longer treatment period. In our case series, we evaluated current treatment approaches. METHOD: Retrospective study based on patient records and radiographs...
December 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039521/echs1-deficiency-associated-paroxysmal-exercise-induced-dyskinesias-case-presentation-and-initial-benefit-of-intervention
#15
Abhimanyu Mahajan, Jules Constantinou, Christos Sidiropoulos
Paroxysmal exercise-induced dyskinesias (PED) are paroxysmal dyskinesias which manifest as dystonic movements brought on by sustained exercise. ECHS1 deficiency-induced EID was recently described by Olgiati et al. Our patient is an 8-year-old boy, who presented with intermittent episodes of stiffness and contractions affecting the legs which were always brought on by vigorous exertion. They began with curling of the toes and flexion, followed by stiffening of gait. These episodes were asymmetric, uncomfortable and often began in the left leg, often spreading to the right leg...
January 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030511/ankle-distraction-arthroplasty-indications-technique-and-outcomes
#16
Mitchell Bernstein, Jay Reidler, Austin Fragomen, S Robert Rozbruch
Ankle distraction is an alternative to ankle arthrodesis or total ankle arthroplasty in younger patients with arthritis. Ankle distraction involves the use of external fixation to mechanically unload the ankle joint, which allows for stable, congruent range of motion in the setting of decreased mechanical loading, potentially promoting cartilage repair. Adjunct surgical procedures are frequently done to address lower-extremity malalignment, ankle equinus contractures, and impinging tibiotalar osteophytes. Patients can bear full weight during the treatment course...
February 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989345/gravity-equinus-position-to-control-the-tendon-length-of-reversed-free-tendon-flap-reconstruction-for-chronic-achilles-tendon-rupture
#17
Takaki Sanada, Eiji Uchiyama
Repair of chronic Achilles tendon rupture is a surgical challenge. We describe the use of a free turndown tendon flap augmentation raised from the proximal gastrocnemius aponeurosis. To control optimal tension or the reconstructed Achilles tendon length, we used an original method by referring to the gravity planter flexion ankle angle of the contralateral limb. Key aspects of the technique are described. A retrospective analysis of the short-term outcomes achieved in a case series (n = 56) is presented. The postoperative anthropometric findings are also presented to indicate the successful outcomes achieved with this technique...
January 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935562/current-conservative-management-and-classification-of-club-foot-a-review
#18
Ganesan Balasankar, Ameersing Luximon, Adel Al-Jumaily
Clubfoot, known as congenital talipes equinovarus, is one of the complex paediatric foot deformity with the incidence of 1 in every 1000 live births. It consists of four complex foot abnormalities such as forefoot adductus, midfoot cavus, and hindfoot varus and ankle equinus. There are a number of surgical techniques (soft tissue releases, arthrodesis) used to correct clubfoot. However currently the conservative management (manipulation, serial casting, and braces) of clubfoot is considered as the best choice and it is widely accepted among orthopaedists...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866886/concomitant-contracture-of-the-knee-and-ankle-joint-after-gastrocnemius-muscle-rupture-a-case-report
#19
Dong Jin Ryu, Joon Mee Kim, Bom Soo Kim
Injury of the medial head of the gastrocnemius, also called "tennis leg," is known to heal uneventfully in most cases with compression and immobilization therapy. Failure to heal or long-term complications, including ongoing pain and pes equinus, have been documented in only a limited number of case reports. To the best of our knowledge, a severe concomitant contracture of the knee and ankle joint as a consequence of a maltreated gastrocnemius muscle rupture has not been previously reported in English-language reports...
January 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865313/surgical-equinus-correction-for-the-diabetic-charcot-foot-what-the-evidence-reveals
#20
REVIEW
Claire M Capobianco
Triceps surae contracture, or equinus, is a known deforming force in the foot and ankle. Biomechanical studies have shown that ankle equinus significantly alters gait and plantar pressures, and in the diabetic neuropathic patient population, this can propagate plantar ulceration and/or Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). Surgical correction of equinus is globally and frequently used to aid in plantar wound healing in the neuropathic diabetic patient, with and without CN. Treatment guidelines for equinus correction in this medically complex population are undefined and lack evidence from high-quality published peer-reviewed studies...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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