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Eren Cansü, Mehmet B Unal, Serkan Gurcan, Fatih Parmaksizoglu
Background Lateral malleolar fractures (Weber type B or OTA 44-B) account for 60% of all ankle fractures. To achieve anatomic restoration, surgical stabilization provides better results than conservative treatment. Various fixation methods are available to treat these fractures; however, the best method is still unknown. Our objectives were to present a new, useful, and efficient surgical technique for stabilizing lateral malleolar fractures and to analyze the outcomes of patients treated with the compression cerclage system...
September 2, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Chase Bennett, Anthony Behn, Adam Daoud, Sean Nork, Bruce Sangeorzan, Gregory Dikos, Julius Bishop
OBJECTIVES: The preferred method of fixation for posterior malleolus fractures remains controversial, and practices vary widely among surgeons. The purpose of this study was to compare anterior-to-posterior lag screws to posterior buttress plating for fixation of posterior malleolus fractures in a human cadaveric model. METHODS: Posterior malleolus fractures involving 30% of the distal tibial articular surface were created in seven pairs of fresh frozen cadaveric ankles...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Guangtao Xu, Ruibing Su, Junyao Lv, Xiaoping Lai, Xianxian Li, Jiayan Wu, Bo Hu, Long Xu, Ruilin Shen, Jiang Gu, Xiaojun Yu
Specific morphological changes may be absent in some cases of electrocution shocked by the voltage of 220 V or lower. In this study, we attempted to demonstrate that the anterior wrist and medial malleolus were the optimal sites with promising and significant changes in electric death through the hand-to-foot circuit pathway. We established an electric shock rat model and observed histopathologic changes in the anterior wrist and medial malleolus. The results showed that the current intensities in the left anterior wrist and right medial malleolus were remarkably higher than those in the other sites, and the nuclei long/short (L/S) axis ratios of the arterial endotheliocyte and the skeletal muscle cell in these two areas were significantly higher than those in other parts of the body...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Legal Medicine
Thomas G McPoil, Jessica Ford, Joel Fundaun, Chelsea Gallegos, Andrew Kinney, Peter McMillan, Jessica Murphy, Elliot Sky, Derrick Torba, Michael Bade
Previous studies have successfully used the longitudinal arch angle (LAA) to assess foot posture, but the measurement consistency and ability of the LAA to predict dynamic foot posture during activity in a variety of foot types have not been evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the LAA as well as if the clinical method of assessing the LAA could be used to predict the LAA at midstance during walking for supinated, normal, and pronated foot types. The Arch Height Ratio was used to select 35 participants with 12 supinated, 46 normal, and 12 pronated feet...
September 20, 2016: Foot
Urszula Bogacka, Dawid Dziedzic, Iulian Komarnitki, Bogdan Ciszek
BACKGROUND: The aim of the work was to perform a morphometric analysis of the long peroneal muscle of the leg and explore the relationship between muscle belly and tendon. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten lower limbs (8 right and 2 left) were fixed in formaldehyde and dissected using standard technique. The long peroneal muscle was exposed from the proximal attachment to the top of a lateral malleolus. RESULTS: The tendon was subsequently freed and various measurements were taken...
October 7, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
Tun Hing Lui
The open anatomic repair of the anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments (modified Brostrom procedure) is widely accepted as the standard surgical stabilization procedure for lateral ankle instability that does not respond to conservative measures. Arthroscopic Brostrom procedures with a suture anchor have been reported to achieve both anatomic repair of the lateral ankle ligaments and management of the associated intra-articular lesions. However, the complication rates are higher than open Brostom procedures...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
R Lopes, C Decante, L Geffroy, K Brulefert, T Noailles
Anatomical reconstruction of the lateral ankle ligaments has become a pivotal component of the treatment strategy for chronic ankle instability. The recently described arthroscopic version of this procedure is indispensable to ensure that concomitant lesions are appropriately managed, yet remains technically demanding. Here, we describe a simplified variant involving percutaneous creation of the calcaneal tunnel for the distal attachment of the calcaneo-fibular ligament. The rationale for this technical stratagem was provided by a preliminary cadaver study that demonstrated a correlation between the lateral malleolus and the distal footprint of the calcaneo-fibular ligament...
September 27, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Omar Rodriguez-Acevedo, Kristen E Elstner, Kui Martinic, Aaron Zea, Jenny Diaz, Rodrigo T Martins, Fernando Arduini, Alexandra Hodgkinson, Nabeel Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Endovenous radio frequency ablation for small saphenous vein incompetence by and large appears to be superior and safer than conventional open surgery. Small saphenous vein ablation from approximately mid-calf to the point proximally where the small saphenous vein dives into the popliteal fossa is considered to be safe, as the sural nerve is in most cases separated from this segment of the small saphenous vein by the deep fascia. The outcome of the distal incompetent small saphenous vein remains unclear...
September 29, 2016: Phlebology
Atilla Suleyman Dikici, Fethi Emre Ustabasioglu, Sakir Delil, Mecbure Nalbantoglu, Bektas Korkmaz, Selim Bakan, Osman Kula, Nurten Uzun, Ismail Mihmanli, Fatih Kantarci
Purpose To evaluate the value of shear-wave elastography (SWE) in the detection of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the tibial nerve. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from all study participants. The study included 20 diabetic patients with DPN (10 men, 10 women), 20 diabetic patients without DPN (eight men, 12 women), and 20 healthy control subjects (nine men, 11 women). The tibial nerve was examined at 4 cm proximal to the medial malleolus with gray-scale ultrasonography and SWE...
September 19, 2016: Radiology
A Jubel, C Faymonville, J Andermahr, S Boxberg, G Schiffer
Background: Ankle fractures are extremely common in the elderly, with an incidence of up to 39 fractures per 100,000 persons per year. We found a discrepancy between intraoperative findings and preoperative X-ray findings. It was suggested that many relevant lesions of the ankle joint in the elderly cannot be detected with plain X-rays. Methods: Complete data sets and preoperative X-rays of 84 patients aged above 60 years with ankle fractures were analysed retrospectively. There were 59 women and 25 men, with a mean age of 69...
September 19, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Ronald G Ray
There are a number of variations in the intra-articular anatomy of the ankle which should not be considered pathological under all circumstances. The anteromedial corner of the tibial plafond (between the anterior edge of the tibial plafond and the medial malleolus) can have a notch, void of cartilage and bone. This area can appear degenerative arthroscopically; it is actually a normal variant of the articular surface. The anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITF) can possess a lower, accessory band which can impinge on the anterolateral edge of the talar dome...
October 2016: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Patricia C Dischinger, Joseph A Kufera, Shiu M Ho, Gabriel E Ryb, Stewart Wang
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the current study was to examine trends in ankle/foot (A/F) injuries during the period 2001-2014, in order to determine whether the incidence of these injuries has changed and whether a previously identified difference in risk by gender still existed. In addition, other driver and crash-related risk factors were examined separately for men and women. METHODS: Passenger vehicle drivers aged 16+ were identified from NASS-CDS; weighted data were analyzed for model years 2001-2014...
September 2016: Traffic Injury Prevention
K H Leung, C Xs Fang, T W Lau, F Kl Leung
PURPOSE: To review preoperative radiography and computed tomography (CT) of the ankle in 69 patients who underwent surgery for ankle fractures to determine the value of CT in diagnosis and surgical planning. METHODS: Preoperative radiography and CT of the ankle of 46 women and 23 men aged 17 to 90 (mean, 48.8) years were reviewed. CT was deemed necessary when radiographs showed the following features: (1) comminuted fracture of the medial malleolus involving the tibial plafond, (2) comminuted fracture of the posterior malleolus, (3) presence of loose bodies, and/or (4) suspected Chaput or Volkman fracture fragment...
August 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rahul Khare, Branislav Jaramaz
After a knee replacement procedure, postoperative radiological assessment is carried out to evaluate outcome and predict procedure success. For this assessment, long-standing load-bearing antero-posterior radiographs are used to carry out manual identification of anatomic landmarks. These landmarks are subsequently used to estimate leg alignment. The positions of the landmarks in the radiographs are affected by the patient pose and the X-ray projection center. Although there is some past work exploring the impact of patient pose on the landmarks in the radiographs, there is no previous work on the impact of the X-ray projection center on the estimated leg alignment...
August 29, 2016: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
Jackie Bucher, Sahand Rahnama-Moghadam, Sandra Osswald
After being treated for venous insufficiency and malleolus ulceration, this patient woke up covered in itchy, painful plaques. What was the connection between the 2?
July 2016: Journal of Family Practice
Yvonne R A Kerkhoff, Nienke M Kosse, Wieneke P Metsaars, Jan Willem K Louwerens
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty is an accepted alternative to arthrodesis of the ankle. However, complication and failure rates remain high. Long-term results of the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) are limited, with variable complication and failure rates observed. This prospective study presents the long-term survivorship and postoperative complications of the STAR prosthesis. METHODS: Between May 1999 and June 2008, 134 primary total ankle arthroplasties were performed using the STAR prosthesis in 124 patients...
August 18, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Bryce A Basques, Adam Bitterman, Kevin J Campbell, Bryan D Haughom, Johnny Lin, Simon Lee
BACKGROUND: Increased surgeon volume may be associated with improved outcomes following operative procedures. However, there is a lack of information on the effect of surgeon volume on inpatient adverse events and resource utilization following total ankle arthroplasty (TAA). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of TAA patients was performed using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2003 to 2009. High-volume surgeons were considered as those with volume ≥90th percentile of surgeons performing TAA...
October 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Justin Brantley, Aditi Majumdar, J Taylor Jobe, Antony Kallur, Christina Salas
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous pin fixation is often used in conjunction with closed-reduction and cast immobilization to treat pediatric distal tibia fractures. The goal of this procedure is to maintain reduction and provide improved stabilization, in effort to facilitate a more anatomic union. We conducted a biomechanical study of the torsional and bending stability of three commonly used pin configurations in distal tibia fracture fixation. METHODS: A transverse fracture was simulated at the metaphyseal/diaphyseal junction in 15 synthetic tibias...
2016: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
Pablo Wagner, Cristian Ortiz, Omar Vela, Paul Arias, Diego Zanolli, Emilio Wagner
BACKGROUND: Tibialis posterior (TP) tendon transfer through the interosseous membrane is commonly performed in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. In order to avoid entrapment of this tendon, no clear recommendation relative to the interosseous membrane (IOM) incision size has been made. OBJECTIVE: Analyze the TP size at the transfer level and therefore determine the most adequate IOM window size to avoid muscle entrapment. METHODS: Eleven lower extremity magnetic resonances were analyzed...
September 2016: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
R Lopes, T Noailles, K Brulefert, L Geffroy, C Decante
PURPOSE: An anatomic study was performed to confirm whether the lateral malleolus could serve as a simple and reproducible anatomic reference for the distal insertion of the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL). METHODS: Dissection was performed after placement of a Kirschner wire to simulate the calcaneal tunnel for the distal insertion of the CFL. The skin was penetrated 1 cm distal and posterior to the tip of the lateral malleolus. The main information recorded was the distance from the Kirschner wire to the centre of the distal insertion of the CFL...
August 6, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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