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Oliver SM, Coetzee JC, Nilsson LJ, Samuelson KM, Stone RM, Fritz JE, Giveans MR. Early patient satisfaction results on a modern generation fixed-bearing total ankle arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int 2016;37(9):938-943. (Original DOI: 10.1177/1071100716648736).
October 18, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Gözde Özcan Söylev, Hakan Boya
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful and disabling disorder that usually affects the extremities. This complication may affect the knee joint after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We report a unique case of CRPS of the foot and ankle, which was an unusual involvement site for CRPS after TKA.
October 7, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Hyun Jung Kim, Dong Hun Suh, Jae Hyuk Yang, Jin Woo Lee, Hak Jun Kim, Hyeong Sik Ahn, Seung Woo Han, Gi Won Choi
PURPOSE: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) and ankle arthrodesis (AA) are the main surgical treatment options for end-stage ankle arthritis. Although the superiority of each modality remains debated, there remains a lack of high-quality evidence-based studies, such as randomized controlled clinical trials, and meta-analyses of comparative studies. We performed a meta-analysis of comparative studies to determine whether there is a significant difference between these two procedures in terms of (i) clinical scores and patient satisfaction, (ii) re-operations, and (iii) complications...
October 7, 2016: International Orthopaedics
Evan P McConnell, Robin M Queen
BACKGROUND: Functional recovery following total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is assessed with patient-reported metrics, but physical performance tests may allow for a more accurate assessment of patient function. We quantified correlations between patient-reported measures and physical performance tests in patients after TAA to determine the usefulness of physical performance tests in post-TAA assessment. METHODS: In total, 140 patients with end-stage ankle osteoarthritis were assessed prior to TAA and again at 12 and 24 months postoperatively...
October 2, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Hao-Hua Zhang, Song-Hua Yan, Chen Fang, Xin-Yuan Guo, Kuan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of surgery and rehabilitation on patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: Twelve patients and 12 healthy controls were enrolled and their clinical scores evaluated by a doctor. Gait data, including walking velocity, stride length, single support time, foot fall and swing power, were collected using a portable gait analyzer from 12 patients before and 6 weeks and 6 months after surgery and from 12 healthy controls...
August 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
Jeffrey E McAlister, Christopher F Hyer, Trevor E Black
: First metatarsophalangeal joint arthritis can stem from a biomechanical imbalance as in hallux abducto valgus, metabolic arthritidies such as rheumatoid or gout, and even in posttraumatic cases. Advanced arthritis in the foot and ankle can often become debilitating. Surgical intervention is often necessary. Revision of failed first metatarsophalangeal joint arthroplasty is often in the setting of bony erosion and lysis, cystic changes, and loss of bone stock. In this article, we describe first metatarsophalangeal distraction arthrodesis technique using tricortical calcaneus autograft with the aim of simplifying donor site graft harvesting and decreasing donor site morbidity while attaining successful osseous union...
September 9, 2016: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Eliska Kubonova, Zdenek Svoboda, Miroslav Janura, Jiri Gallo, Sarka Duskova
The aim of the study was to assess lower limb loading during walking after unilateral total hip arthroplasty (THA) revision. Twenty-three THA revision subjects (12 men, 11 women) were divided into three groups according to time since surgery as 1 to 6 years, 6 to 11 years, and over 11 years. Two force plates were used to measure the ground reaction force during the stance phase. On the operated limb, compared to nonoperated limb, we found lower first vertical peak in the group of 1 to 6 years after revision and lower propulsion peak in the group of 6 to 11 years since revision...
2016: BioMed Research International
Masahiro Izumi, Tatsuya Sakai, Atsunori Shirakawa, Hideko Kozuru, Yuka Jiuchi, Yasumori Izumi, Tomohiko Asahara, Kenji Kumagai, Masaaki Mawatari, Makoto Osaki, Satoru Motokawa, Kiyoshi Migita
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is caused by antibodies (Abs) specific to platelet factor 4 (PF4)/heparin complexes. In this study, we evaluated the rates of seroconversion of anti-PF4/heparin Ab between patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and with osteoarthritis (OA) who underwent total knee arthroplasty. METHODS: The subjects of this randomized controlled trial were 124 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and received edoxaban with or without a foot pump as thromboprophylaxis...
2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Takahiro Iwata, Hiromu Ito, Moritoshi Furu, Masahiro Ishikawa, Masayuki Azukizawa, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Takayuki Fujii, Haruhiko Akiyama, Shuichi Matsuda
OBJECTIVES: Modern three-component total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has favorable clinical results and survival rates. However, radiographic deterioration and worsening of clinical symptoms may occur in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or non-inflammatory arthritis (NA). The associations between outcomes and clinical and radiological factors are not clear. We compared midterm clinical and radiographic outcomes after TAA between patients with RA and those with NA. METHODS: Twenty-six TAAs were performed using a three-component prosthesis, the FINE Total Ankle System during the study period...
August 23, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
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
Kevin J DiSilvestro, Adam J Santoro, Fotios P Tjoumakaris, Eric A Levicoff, Kevin B Freedman
BACKGROUND: Patients often ask their doctors when they can safely return to driving after orthopaedic injuries and procedures, but the data regarding this topic are diverse and sometimes conflicting. Some studies provide observer-reported outcome measures, such as brake response time or simulators, to estimate when patients can safely resume driving after surgery, and patient survey data describing when patients report a return to driving, but they do not all agree. We performed a systematic review and quality appraisal for available data regarding when patients are safe to resume driving after common orthopaedic surgeries and injuries affecting the ability to drive...
August 4, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Ashok Rajgopal, Kalpana Aggarwal, Anshika Khurana, Arun Rao, Attique Vasdev, Hemant Pandit
BACKGROUND: Total knee arthroplasty is a well-established treatment for managing end-stage symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Currently, different designs of prostheses are available with majority ensuring similar clinical outcomes. Altered surface geometry is introduced to strive toward gaining superior outcomes. We aimed to investigate any differences in functional outcomes between 2 different polyethylene designs namely the Persona CR (cruciate retaining) and Persona UC (ultracongruent) tibial inserts (Zimmer-Biomet, Warsaw, IN)...
June 23, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Wael A Rahman, Tomás Amenábar, Bandar M Hetaimish, Oleg A Safir, Paul R Kuzyk, Allan E Gross
BACKGROUND: This is a retrospective review of the functional outcomes and complications of revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) of failed metal-on-metal (MoM) hip arthroplasty. METHODS: A total of 20 revision THAs were performed in 19 patients. Of them, 2 cases were failed hip resurfacing, and 18 cases were failed (MoM) THA. The mean age at revision (THA) was 59.35 years (standard deviation [SD] 9.83). RESULTS: The mean follow-up was 45 months (SD 13...
May 6, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Dustin A Bruening, Timothy E Cooney, Matthew S Ray, Gregory A Daut, Kevin M Cooney, Stephanie M Galey
BACKGROUND: Foot and ankle movement alterations following ankle arthrodesis are still not well understood, particularly those that might contribute to the documented increase in adjacent joint arthritis. Generalized tarsal hypermobility has long been postulated, but not confirmed in gait or functional movements. The purpose of this study was to more thoroughly evaluate compensation mechanisms used by arthrodesis patients during level and uphill gait through a variety of measurement modalities and a detailed breakdown of gait phases...
June 27, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Ayako Kubota, Masayuki Sekiguchi, Sou Ikata, Shigeta Takeuchi, Kazuaki Tsuchiya
Operative therapy for the foot and ankle disorders of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been changing with advances in drug therapy. The surgical techniques, joint-preserving procedure for the RA foot and total ankle arthroplasty for the RA ankle, are the surgical techniques which allow patients with RA not only to relief their pain but also obtain higher lower limb function. Recently, more and more patients with RA have been receiving joint-preserving procedure for the foot or total ankle arthroplasty for the ankle...
June 2016: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
Thakrit Chompoosang, Methee Khongphaophong, Pat Chunsiri, Pornpavit Sripirom
BACKGROUND: A number of previous studies have shown that conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can affect talar tilt (TT) in the ankle of the operated leg. We aimed to prevent this problem by utilizing computer-assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty (CAS-TKA). OBJECTIVE: To compare pre- and post-operative talar tilt and ankle clinical assessment after computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty (CAS-TKA) and conventional total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the 56 knees of 28 patients who underwent bilateral TKA...
February 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Gregory F Alvine, Franklin G Alvine
BACKGROUND: Ankle fusion has been the traditional treatment of choice for failed total ankle arthroplasties or arthritic conditions that preclude the use of primary implants. A custom stemmed agility talar component was designed to be used in these conditions. METHODS: The first 30 cases by a single surgeon were reviewed at two intervals. The study was a retrospective chart review with data including ankle diagnosis, deformity, bone loss and other factors that may have an impact on ankle arthroplasty...
April 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
E Circi, T Tuzuner, E Sukur, A Baris, E Kanay
BACKGROUND: This study looks at the failure and complications arising secondary to resurfacing and hemi-arthroplasty done at the metatarsal head in patients with hallux rigidus. Our report includes a review of the relevant literature to verify the validity of our techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed metatarsal head resurfacing with hemi-arthroplasty using the HemiCap(®), on 12 patients with hallux rigidus between the dates of March 2010 and October 2013...
August 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
S Popelka, A Sosna, P Vavřík, D Jahoda, V Barták, I Landor
UNLABELLED: PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Total joint replacement is one of the options in surgical treatment of advanced ankle arthritis. It allows the ankle to remain mobile but, unfortunately, it does not provide the same longevity as total knee or hip replacements. Therefore, decisions concerning the kind of treatment are very individual and depend on the clinical status and opinion of each patient. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 132 total ankle replacements were carried out in the period from 2004 to 2015...
2016: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
Shelley M Oliver, J Chris Coetzee, Lawrence J Nilsson, Kathryn M Samuelson, Rebecca M Stone, Jacquelyn E Fritz, M Russell Giveans
BACKGROUND: This study presents patient-reported outcomes and patient satisfaction data for the largest series of US patients undergoing modern fixed-bearing total ankle arthroplasty (TAA). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 300 consecutive patients who underwent 321 modern, fixed-bearing TAAs at a single institution. Veterans Rand 12-Item Health Survey (VR-12), Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale (AOS), and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) Hindfoot score were collected preoperatively and at subsequent follow-up appointments...
September 2016: Foot & Ankle International
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