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Foot arthritis

A L Fedele, L Petricca, B Tolusso, S Alivernini, S Canestri, C Di Mario, S L Bosello, G Ferraccioli, E Gremese
OBJECTIVES: To define baseline clinical and immunological characteristics [anti-citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPAs), immunoglobulin M (IgM)- and IgA-rheumatoid factor (RF), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels] involved in determining baseline erosiveness, outcome, and radiographic progression among seropositive and seronegative early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA) patients. METHOD: The 408 ERA patients enrolled in the study were monitored every 3 months according to the treat-to-target strategy...
March 15, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Aoife Healy, Sybil Farmer, Anand Pandyan, Nachiappan Chockalingam
BACKGROUND: Assistive products are items which allow older people and people with disabilities to be able to live a healthy, productive and dignified life. It has been estimated that approximately 1.5% of the world's population need a prosthesis or orthosis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically identify and review the evidence from randomized controlled trials assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions...
2018: PloS One
Rana Muhammad Kamran Shabbir, Gökhan Nalbant, Nafees Ahmad, Sajid Malik, Aslıhan Tolun
BACKGROUND: Carbohydrate sulfotransferase 11 (CHST11) is a membrane protein of Golgi that catalyses the transfer of sulfate to position 4 of the N-acetylgalactosamine residues of chondroitin. Chondroitin sulfate is the predominant proteoglycan in cartilage, and its sulfation is important in the developing growth plate of cartilage. A homozygous deletion encompassing part of the gene and the embedded miRNA MIR3922 had been detected in a woman with hand/foot malformation and malignant lymphoproliferative disease...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Medical Genetics
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
J Randolph Clements, François Dijour, Wesley Leong
The tarsal navicular is a critical component of the foot's medial longitudinal arch. Injuries to the navicular have significant long-term functional consequences. In addition to stress fractures, acute injuries to the navicular include acute avulsion, tuberosity, and body fractures. Nonoperative treatment is the mainstay for avulsion injuries and nondisplaced body fractures. Open reduction and internal fixation is performed to achieve anatomic reduction in the other situations. Common complications following operative intervention include pain, stiffness, post-traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis, nonunion, and hindfoot deformity...
April 2018: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Lukas Mangnus, Hanna W van Steenbergen, Wouter P Nieuwenhuis, Monique Reijnierse, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil
Objectives: Moderate alcohol consumption is protective against rheumatoid arthritis (RA) development and associated with lower levels of systemic inflammation in RA and in the general population. We therefore hypothesised that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with less severe local inflammation in joints in RA, detected by MRI. Since asymptomatic persons can have low-grade MRI-detected inflammation, we also hypothesised that alcohol consumption is associated with the extent of MRI inflammation in asymptomatic volunteers...
2018: RMD Open
Bing Xie, Shuo Yan, Hao Zhang, Yuan-Wei Wang, Jing Tian
OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical outcomes of osseous-bridge resection for the treatment of adult symptomatic talocalcaneal coalitions without arthritis. METHODS: The clinical data of 12 patients (15 feet) with symptomatic talocalcaneal coalitions without arthtitis from January 2013 to June 2016 were respectively analyzed. All cases were secondary talocalcaneal coalition. There were 9 males (11 feet) and 3 females (4 feet) with a mean (26.6±3.3) years old (ranged, 18 to 33 years old)...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Cheng-Lin Wang, Jun-Zhong Yang
OBJECTIVE: To study clinical curative effects of a Masquelet technology in the treatment of gouty arthritis in the first metatarsophalangeal joint. METHODS: From February 2012 to May 2016, 7 patients with the gouth arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint were treated by the Masqueket technology. There were 5 males and 2 females, ranging in age from 42 to 58 years old, with an average age of 50 years old. During the regular follow up, the bone healing was assessed by the radiographic imaging, and the orthopaedic foot and ankle Association (AOFAS) ankle function scoring system was used for comprehensive evaluation...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Elizabeth A Cody, Huong T Do, Jayme C B Koltsov, Carol A Mancuso, Scott J Ellis
BACKGROUND: Many patient factors have been associated with higher or lower expectations of orthopaedic surgery. In foot and ankle surgery, the diverse diagnoses seen may also influence expectations. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between diagnosis and patients' preoperative expectations of elective foot and ankle surgery. METHODS: Two hundred seventy-eight patients undergoing elective foot or ankle surgery for 1 of 7 common diagnoses were enrolled in a prospective cohort study...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Christopher L McCrum, Justin W Arner, Bryson Lesniak, James P Bradley
Anterior ankle impingement is a frequent cause of pain and disability in athletes with impingement of soft-tissue or osseous structures along the anterior margin of the tibiotalar joint during dorsiflexion. In this study, we hypothesized that arthroscopic decompression of anterior ankle impingement would result in significant, reliable, and durable improvement in pain and range of motion (ROM), and would allow National Football League (NFL) players to return to their preoperative level of play. We reviewed 29 arthroscopic ankle débridements performed by a single surgeon...
January 2018: American Journal of Orthopedics
Isabel Arias-Martín, María Reina-Bueno, Pedro V Munuera-Martínez
PURPOSE: Pain in and around the metatarsal heads, the metatarsal phalangeal joints and the surrounding soft tissues is called metatarsalgia. Non-operative treatment of metatarsalgia includes foot orthoses. Foot orthoses may be classified as standard or custom-made. A systematic review was carried out to determine whether custom-made foot orthoses are effective for treating forefoot pain. METHODS: The MEDLINE, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library and PEDro databases were searched for relevant articles reporting patients undergoing treatment for forefoot pain by means of custom-made foot orthoses...
February 8, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Xian-Xun Wang, Chang-Tao Wan, Li Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effects of compression hollow screws combined with external fixator in treating talar neck fracture of Hawkins III, IV type. METHODS: From March 2010 to August 2014, 15 patients with talar neck fractures of Hawkins III, IV type were treated by open reduction and compression hollow screws fixation complicated with external fixator fixation. Including 9 males and 6 females, aged from 17 to 65 years old with an average of 37.5 years old...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Masahiro Horita, Keiichiro Nishida, Kenzo Hashizume, Yoshihisa Nasu, Kenta Saiga, Ryuichi Nakahara, Takahiro Machida, Hideki Ohashi, Toshifumi Ozaki
BACKGROUND: We investigated the clinical outcomes of resection and joint-preserving arthroplasty for forefoot deformities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: Sixteen feet of 14 women (average age, 67.1 years; range, 53-82) underwent resection arthroplasty of the metatarsal head (resection group), and 18 feet of 15 women (average age, 61.3 years; range, 40-73) underwent a metatarsophalangeal joint-preserving procedure with shortening oblique metatarsal osteotomies of the lesser toes (joint preservation group)...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
R Brown, P Akimau, J Hsuan, T Williams
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the current standards of Fellowship training in Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship in the UK. METHODS: Thirteen UK post-FRCS (Tr&Orth) or equivalent Fellows completed a questionnaire detailing their outpatient, surgical, teaching and research experience, along with documenting their supervision and terms of employment. RESULTS: A Fellow attended a mean of 2.5 (0.5-4) clinics and 3.84 (2-7) theatre sessions per week...
June 10, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Ming Zhang, Yun-Feng Chen, Lei Wang, Fan Li, Hai-Feng Wei, Zhong-Min Shi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate clinical characteristics and surgical management of Type III Wagstaffe fracture. METHODS: From August 2012 to July 2015, 13 patients with Type III Wagstaffe fractures were surgically treated. During operation, the cartilage of joint surface was explored. Wagstaffe fragment was fixed with cannulated screw or suture, Chaput fragment was fixed with cannulated screw or plate, and Cotton test was performed to evaluate the stability of syndesmosis during the operation...
April 27, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Mark Glazebrook, Alastair S E Younger, Timothy R Daniels, Dishan Singh, Chris Blundell, Gwyneth de Vries, Ian L D Le, Dominic Nielsen, M Elizabeth Pedersen, Anthony Sakellariou, Matthew Solan, Guy Wansbrough, Judith F Baumhauer
BACKGROUND: First metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ1) hemiarthroplasty using a novel synthetic cartilage implant was as effective and safe as MTPJ1 arthrodesis in a randomized clinical trial. We retrospectively evaluated operative time and recovery period for implant hemiarthroplasty (n=152) and MTPJ1 arthrodesis (n=50). METHODS: Perioperative data were assessed for operative and anaesthesia times. Recovery and return to function were prospectively assessed with the Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) Sports and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) subscales and SF-36 Physical Functioning (PF) subscore...
May 29, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Rohit Singhal, Tariq Kwaees, Mohamed Mohamed, Miltiadis Argyropoulos, Pradeep Amarasinghe, E M Toh
BACKGROUND: Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) is a common procedure to treat significant first MTPJ arthritis. However, dorsal plates used for this have been associated with high incidence of metalwork removal. The IOFIX (Intra-Osseous FIXation) is a fixed angle device that is noted to provide a more uniform compression over a larger aspect of the fusion surfaces than a screw construct alone with the advantage of minimizing soft tissue irritation which can reduce the need for subsequent implant removal...
June 1, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Larry M Bush, Maria T Vazquez-Pertejo
Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borneillness in the United States. Thecausative spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi is transmitted by 4 species of Ixodes tick species. Over 90% of US cases occur in northeasternstates from Maine to Virginia, and in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. Infection also takes place in northern California and Oregon. Lyme borreliosis is also diagnosed in parts of Europe, China, and Japan. The white-footed mouse is the primary animal reservoir for B. burgdorferi in the U...
February 2, 2018: Disease-a-month: DM
Christopher Robert Jones, Eric Wong, Gregory R Applegate, Richard D Ferkel
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to determine the results of arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis (AAA) and how the procedure affects adjoining joints and functional scores. METHODS: Between 1993 and 2013, 116 patients (120 ankles) underwent AAA. Nineteen ankles were lost to follow-up due to death, insufficient radiographic studies, or inability to contact, resulting in 97 patients (101 ankles). Mean age at surgery was 61.1 years (range, 35.8-79.6 years); mean follow-up was 86 months (range, 24-247 months)...
January 25, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
S Thanner, A Gutzwiller
The effects of the recommended dose of 200 mg iron and of half that dose injected on the first day of life on health, iron status and performance during the 4 week suckling period were studied in 2'123 piglets. All piglets received creep feed and soil which was supplemented with 14 g iron per kg. Neither mortality nor the prevalence of arthritis, meningitis and foot abscess (each disease affecting about 1% of the piglets) differed between the two groups. The low dose of 100 mg iron decreased blood haemoglobin concentration at weaning (110 ± 19 vs...
February 2018: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
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