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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511569/weightbearing-vs-gravity-stress-radiographs-for-stability-evaluation-of-supination-external-rotation-fractures-of-the-ankle
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Angela Seidel, Fabian Krause, Martin Weber
BACKGROUND: Isolated lateral malleolar fractures may result from a supination-external rotation (SER) injury of the ankle. Stable fractures maintain tibiotalar congruence due to competent medial restraints and can be treated nonoperatively with excellent functional results and long-term prognosis. Stability might be assessed with either stress radiographs or weightbearing radiographs. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients with closed SER fractures (presumed AO 44-B1) were prospectively enrolled from 2008 to 2015...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508007/five-year-outcomes-after-treatment-for-acute-instability-of-the-tibiofibular-syndesmosis-using-a-suture-button-fixation-system
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Paul F Förschner, Knut Beitzel, Andreas B Imhoff, Stefan Buchmann, Georg Feuerriegel, Felix Hofmann, Dimitrios C Karampinos, Pia Jungmann, Jonas Pogorzelski
BACKGROUND: Suture-button repair is a widely accepted surgical treatment for acute and isolated ankle syndesmosis injuries. To our knowledge, midterm results have not previously been reported. PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical, qualitative, and quantitative radiological midterm outcomes of suture-button repair after acute isolated ankle syndesmosis injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Clinical outcomes were measured using the Foot and Ankle Disability Index (FADI) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506843/longitudinal-association-between-foot-and-ankle-symptoms-and-worsening-of-symptomatic-radiographic-knee-osteoarthritis-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Kade L Paterson, Jessica Kasza, David J Hunter, Rana S Hinman, Hylton B Menz, George Peat, Kim L Bennell
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether foot and/or ankle symptoms are associated with an increased risk of worsening of knee pain and radiographic change in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: The presence and laterality of foot/ankle symptoms were recorded at baseline in 1368 participants from the Osteoarthritis Initiative with symptomatic radiographic knee OA. Knee pain severity (measured using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index pain subscale) and minimum medial tibiofemoral joint space (minJSW) width measured on x-ray were assessed yearly over the subsequent four years...
May 12, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506083/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-needle-fenestration-and-corticosteroid-injection-for-anterior-and-anterolateral-ankle-impingement
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Levon N Nazarian, Nar V Gulvartian, Erik C Freeland, Wen Chao
BACKGROUND: Ankle impingement is a common cause of chronic ankle pain. We retrospectively studied the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle fenestration of the pathological soft tissues combined with corticosteroid injection to treat this condition. METHODS: We administered a telephone survey to patients who underwent the procedure. Patients were asked questions on the Foot Function Index and queried about their overall satisfaction with the procedure on a scale of 0 (completely unsatisfied) to 10 (very satisfied)...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494621/chinese-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-foot-function-index-as-tool-to-measure-patients-with-foot-and-ankle-functional-limitations
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Manuel González-Sánchez, Maria Ruiz-Muñoz, Guang Zhi Li, Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas
PURPOSE: To perform a cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Foot Function Index (FFI) questionnaire to develop the Chinese version. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred and six patients with foot and ankle neuromusculoskeletal diseases participated in this observational study. Construct validity, internal consistency and criterion validity were calculated for the FFI Chinese version after the translation and transcultural adaptation process. RESULTS: Internal consistency ranged from 0...
May 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481627/outcomes-after-percutaneous-reduction-and-fixation-of-low-energy-lisfranc-injuries
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Michael Vosbikian, Joseph T O'Neil, Christine Piper, Ronald Huang, Steven M Raikin
BACKGROUND: Lisfranc injuries are often missed initially or not anatomically reduced, leading to midfoot collapse, arthrosis, and pain. Operative management of these injuries is also fraught with complications, particularly with respect to the soft tissues. Wound dehiscence and infection are not uncommon. The goal of this study was to analyze the outcomes of a minimally invasive technique in reduction and percutaneous fixation of low-energy minimally displaced Lisfranc injuries and determine if it is a safe alternative to more traditional, open approaches...
May 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476392/gastrocnemius-recession-leads-to-increased-ankle-motion-and-improved-patient-satisfaction-after-2-years-of-follow-up
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Julia Alessandra Holtmann, Norbert P Südkamp, Hagen Schmal, Alexander T Mehlhorn
The isolated gastrocnemius contracture present in neurologic healthy patients results in a significant limitation of ankle dorsiflexion causing pathologic gait patterns and a greater risk of further foot disorders. Gastrocnemius recession is an established procedure to increase ankle dorsiflexion. However, little evidence is available of the use of gastrocnemius recession in these patients. Complication rates, recurrence of gastrocnemius contracture, and the prevalence of additional foot disorders needs further evaluation...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476386/a-5-year-review-of-clinical-outcome-measures-published-in-the-journal-of-the-american-podiatric-medical-association-and-the-journal-of-foot-and-ankle-surgery%C3%A2
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Todd Hasenstein, Timothy Greene, Andrew J Meyr
This investigation presents a review of all of the clinical outcome measures used by authors and published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery(®) from January 1, 2011, to December 31, 2015. Of 1,336 articles published during this time frame, 655 (49.0%) were classified as original research and included in this analysis. Of these 655 articles, 151 (23.1%) included at least one clinical outcome measure. Thirty-seven unique clinical outcome scales were used by authors and published during this period...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476384/risk-factors-associated-with-nonunion-after-elective-foot-and-ankle-reconstruction-a-case-control-study
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Kyle R Moore, Michael A Howell, Karl R Saltrick, Alan R Catanzariti
Postoperative nonunion is not uncommon in the lower extremity, and significant morbidity can be associated with nonunion of the foot and ankle after surgical reconstruction. For the purposes of the present study, we retrospectively reviewed and compared a cohort of patients who had undergone elective foot and ankle reconstruction to better assess the modifiable risk factors associated with postoperative nonunion. We hypothesized that the presence of endocrine and metabolic abnormalities are often associated with nonunion after foot and ankle surgical reconstruction...
May 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475443/evaluation-of-skin-perfusion-pressure-to-assess-refractory-foot-ulcers
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M Kawai, S Mihara, S Takahagi, K Iwamoto, T Hiragun, M Hide
OBJECTIVE: The number of patients with foot gangrene caused by critical ischaemia and severe infection is increasing significantly in developed countries. The measurement of perilesional skin blood flow by skin perfusion pressure (SPP) is useful to select the appropriate treatment of gangrenous lesions, in that it is not affected by calcifications of blood vessels. However, the prognosis of a foot ulcer may also be affected by the level of blood sugar and infections. This study aimed to validate the use of SPP in cases of foot gangrene and ulcers in patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) and infection...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463018/a-5-year-review-of-clinical-outcome-measures-published-in-the-journal-of-the-american-podiatric-medical-association-and-the-journal-of-foot-and-ankle-surgery%C3%A2
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Andrew J Meyr, Todd Hasenstein, Timothy Greene
BACKGROUND: This investigation presents a review of all clinical outcome measures utilized by authors and published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery® from 01-2011 to 12-2015. METHODS: There were 1336 articles published over this time frame, 655 (49.03%) of which were classified as original research and included in this analysis. RESULTS: Of these 655, 151 (23.05%) included at least one clinical outcome measure...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461226/clinical-and-functional-characteristics-of-people-with-chronic-and-recent-onset-plantar-heel-pain
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Allegra Barnes, Justin Sullivan, Evangelos Pappas, Roger Adams, Joshua Burns
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain is a common condition that reduces health-related quality of life. Recovery usually occurs within 12 months; however, up to 20 percent of people remain symptomatic beyond this time-frame. The level of pain and function in this chronic heel pain group is not well described. OBJECTIVE: To identify clinical and functional characteristics associated with chronic plantar heel pain compared with heel pain of recent onset. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study SETTING: University research laboratory and private physiotherapy clinic PARTICIPANTS: A total of 71 people with plantar heel pain for longer than 12 months and 64 people with plantar heel pain for less than 6 months were recruited from the general public...
April 28, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460597/boosting-the-traditional-physiotherapist-approach-for-stroke-spasticity-using-a-sensorized-ankle-foot-orthosis-a-pilot-study
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Federica Tamburella, Juan C Moreno, Marco Iosa, Iolanda Pisotta, Febo Cincotti, Donatella Mattia, José L Pons, Marco Molinari
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a motor disorder that is commonly treated manually by a physical therapist (PhT) stretching the muscles. Recent data on learning have demonstrated the importance of human-to-human interaction in improving rehabilitation: cooperative motor behavior engages specific areas of the motor system compared with execution of a task alone. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that PhT-guided therapy that involves active collaboration with the patient (Pt) through shared biomechanical visual biofeedback (vBFB) positively impacts learning and performance by the Pt during ankle spasticity treatment...
May 1, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424853/long-term-results-of-ankle-arthrodesis-in-children-and-adolescents-with-haemophilia
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Nicolas de l'Escalopier, Alina Badina, Jean Paul Padovani, Annie Harroche, Laurent Frenzel, Philippe Wicart, Christophe Glorion, Chantal Rothschild
INTRODUCTION: Ankle arthrodesis in patients with haemophilia is a joint-non-preserving treatment option often resulting in substantial pain relief and termination of haemarthrosis by osseous consolidating of the joint. However, limited data are available regarding ankle arthrodesis in young patients. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term clinical and radiographic results with a minimum follow-up of ten years in children with haemophilia who underwent ankle arthrodesis...
April 20, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419612/delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-mri-of-cartilage-dgemric-and-t2-mapping-of-talar-osteochondral-lesions-indicators-of-clinical-outcomes
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Christoph Rehnitz, Benita Kuni, Felix Wuennemann, Dimitrios Chloridis, Anand Kirwadi, Iris Burkholder, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Marc-André Weber
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage (dGEMRIC) and T2 mapping in evaluation of type II osteochondral lesions (OCLs) of the talus and define cutoff values for identifying patients with good/poor clinical outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 28 patients (mean age, 42.3 years) underwent T2 mapping and dGEMRIC at least 1.5 years (mean duration, 3.5 years) after microfracture (n = 12) or conservative (n = 16) treatment for type II OCL...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417204/injuries-to-the-chopart-joint-complex-a-current-review
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Halah Kutaish, R Stern, L Drittenbass, M Assal
Chopart complex injuries (CCIs) are thought to be uncommon; however, recent literature states the rate of misdiagnosis to be between 20 and 41%. Chopart complex injuries are not ankle injuries, with which they are initially confused due to a similar mechanism of trauma in many cases. Injury to the Chopart complex commonly affects multiple structures. The key to optimal treatment is a high index of clinical suspicion combined with timely accurate imaging studies. Careful diagnostic workup with high-quality radiographs of the foot in neutral position should be obtained...
April 17, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413884/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-venous-thromboembolism-after-orthopaedic-foot-and-ankle-surgery
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Jamal Ahmad, Mary-Katherine Lynch, Mitchell Maltenfort
BACKGROUND: This study examines the incidence and risk of postoperative symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) after orthopaedic foot/ankle surgery. MATERIALS: Patients that received foot/ankle surgery between 2006 and 2016 were reviewed. Inclusion criteria were surgical patients that were without coagulopathy, previous VTE, and/or using anticoagulation medications including aspirin. Age, sex, body mass index, medical comorbidities, and surgical diagnosis and procedure(s) were noted...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399642/acute-tears-of-the-tibialis-posterior-tendon-following-ankle-sprain
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Lyle T Jackson, Linda J Dunaway, Gregory A Lundeen
BACKGROUND: Traumatic tears of the tibialis posterior (TP) tendon following an ankle sprain are rare. The purpose of this study was to report our case series of TP tendon tears following an ankle sprain. METHODS: Patients with persistent TP tendon pain after an ankle sprain were retrospectively identified over a 4-year period and reviewed. A comparison of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) interpretations by a radiologist and surgeon was made. Patients failing conservative management underwent operative repair of the TP tendon tear and concomitant pathology...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397549/functional-impairment-of-patients-undergoing-surgical-correction-for-charcot-foot-arthropathy
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Ellen Kroin, Adam Schiff, Michael S Pinzur, Elissa S Davis, Edwin Chaharbakhshi, Frank A DiSilvio
BACKGROUND: Investigations using the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form 36 Healthy Survey (SF-36) and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Diabetic Foot Questionnaire (AOFAS-DFQ) have demonstrated a poor quality of life in patients with Charcot foot arthropathy. The Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA) questionnaire has been widely used in patients with a broad range of musculoskeletal disorders. METHODS: Twenty-five consecutive patients undergoing operative correction for diabetes-related Charcot foot arthropathy of the midfoot completed the SMFA prior to undergoing surgery...
April 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394680/correlations-among-foot-arching-ankle-dorsiflexion-range-of-motion-and-obesity-level-in-primary-school-children
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Agnieszka Jankowicz-Szymanska, Edyta Mikolajczyk, Katarzyna Wodka
BACKGROUND: This study sought to assess the prevalence of flat feet in primary school children and to find correlations among arch height, ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM), and obesity level. METHODS: The 400 children aged 10 to 12 years who took part in the study had their body height, weight, and fat percentage measured. Based on these measurements, body mass index was calculated and weight status was categorized for all of the participants. The height of the longitudinal arch of the foot was measured on a computerized podoscope and given in Clarke's angles...
March 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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