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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343329/stress-fractures-of-the-foot-and-ankle-part-2-site-specific-etiology-imaging-and-treatment-and-differential-diagnosis
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Jacob C Mandell, Bharti Khurana, Stacy E Smith
Stress fractures of the foot and ankle are a commonly encountered problem among athletes and individuals participating in a wide range of activities. This illustrated review, the second of two parts, discusses site-specific etiological factors, imaging appearances, treatment options, and differential considerations of stress fractures of the foot and ankle. The imaging and clinical management of stress fractures of the foot and ankle are highly dependent on the specific location of the fracture, mechanical forces acting upon the injured site, vascular supply of the injured bone, and the proportion of trabecular to cortical bone at the site of injury...
March 25, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341786/effectiveness-of-foot-fasciotomies-in-foot-and-ankle-trauma
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Katherine M Bedigrew, D J Stinner, J F Kragh, B K Potter, S B Shawen, J R Hsu
BACKGROUND: Foot compartment syndrome (FCS) has been reported to cause neuropathic pain, claw or hammer toes, and motor and sensory disturbances. The optimal treatment of FCS is controversial. The purpose of this study was to determine if foot fasciotomies improve patient outcomes in high-energy, combat-related lower extremity trauma. METHODS: Medical records of patients with documented FCS from May 2007 to January 2009 were retrospectively reviewed. Consecutive, matched control patients were identified based on similar hindfoot, mid-foot and/or forefoot injuries who did not undergo foot fasciotomy during the same period...
March 23, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340663/compound-or-specially-designed-flaps-in-the-lower-extremities
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REVIEW
Bruno Battiston, Davide Ciclamini, Jin Bo Tang
Novel and combined tissue transfers from the lower extremity provide new tools to combat soft tissue defects of the hand, foot, and ankle, or fracture nonunion. Flaps can be designed for special purposes, such as providing a gliding bed for a grafted or repaired tendon or for thumb or finger reconstruction. Propeller flaps can cover soft tissue defects of the leg and foot. In repairing severe bone and soft tissue defects of the lower extremity, combined approaches, including external fixators, one-stage vascularized bone grafting, and skin or muscle flap coverage of the traumatized leg and foot, have become popular...
April 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325064/diabetic-foot-complications-despite-successful-pancreas-transplantation
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Dong-Kyo Seo, Ho Seong Lee, Jungu Park, Chang Hyun Ryu, Duck Jong Han, Sang Gyo Seo
BACKGROUND: It is known that successful pancreas transplantation enables patients with diabetes to maintain a normal glucose level without insulin and reduces diabetes-related complications. However, we have little information about the foot-specific morbidity in patients who have undergone successful pancreas transplantation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and predisposing factors for foot complications after successful pancreas transplantation. METHODS: This retrospective study included 218 patients (91 males, 127 females) who had undergone pancreas transplantation for diabetes...
March 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320508/staged-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-of-proximal-tibial-fractures-with-acute-compartment-syndrome
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Joon-Woo Kim, Chang-Wug Oh, Jong-Keon Oh, Hee-Soo Kyung, Kyeong-Hyeon Park, Hee-June Kim, Jae-Wook Jung, Young-Soo Jung
PURPOSE: High-energy proximal tibial fractures often accompany compartment syndrome and are usually treated by fasciotomy with external fixation followed by secondary plating. However, the initial soft tissue injury may affect bony union, the fasciotomy incision or external fixator pin sites may lead to postoperative wound infections, and the staged procedure itself may adversely affect lower limb function. We assess the results of staged minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) for proximal tibial fractures with acute compartment syndrome...
March 11, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306181/total-ankle-replacement-in-patients-with-haemophilic-arthropathy-primary-arthroplasty-and-conversion-of-painful-ankle-arthrodesis-to-arthroplasty
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M Preis, T Bailey, M Jacxsens, A Barg
INTRODUCTION: There are two general surgical approaches for operative treatment of end-stage haemophilic ankle arthropathy: ankle arthrodesis and total ankle replacement (TAR). AIM: The aim of this study was to determine intraoperative and postoperative complications and evaluate the mid-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of TAR in patients with haemophilic arthropathy. METHODS: Fourteen patients with a mean age of 51.4 ± 10.2 years (range = 32...
March 17, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279428/nadroparin-or-fondaparinux-versus-no-thromboprophylaxis-in-patients-immobilised-in-a-below-knee-plaster-cast-protect-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marlieke M Bruntink, Yannick M E Groutars, Inger B Schipper, Roelf S Breederveld, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Robert J Derksen
BACKGROUND: The immobilisation of the lower leg is associated with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, thromboprophylaxis in patients with a below-knee plaster cast remains controversial. We examined the efficacy and safety of nadroparin and fondaparinux to ascertain the need for thromboprophylaxis in these patients. METHODS: PROTECT was a randomised, controlled, single-blind, multicentre study that enrolled adults with an ankle or foot fracture who required immobilisation for a minimum of four weeks...
February 22, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276651/realignment-surgery-for-malunited-ankle-fracture
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Chang-Jun Guo, Xing-Cheng Li, Mu Hu, Yang Xu, Xiang-Yang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics and the results of realignment surgery for the treatment of malunited ankle fracture. METHODS: Thirty-three patients with malunited fractures of the ankle who underwent reconstructive surgery at our hospital from January 2010 to January 2014 were reviewed. The tibial anterior surface angle (TAS), the tibiotalar tilt angle (TTA), the malleolar angle (MA), and the tibial lateral surface angle (TLS) were measured. Clinical assessment was performed with use of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) scale and visual analogue scale (VAS) scores, and the osteoarthritis stage was determined radiographically with the modified Takakura classification system...
March 9, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276650/comparison-of-arthrodesis-and-non-fusion-to-treat-lisfranc-injuries
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Yu-Sen Qiao, Jun-Kun Li, Hao Shen, Hai-Yan Bao, Ming Jiang, Yan Liu, Wasim Kapadia, Hong-Tao Zhang, Hui-Lin Yang
OBJECTIVE: "Lisfranc joint injury" is comprised of a tarsometatarsal joint-complex injury. The Lisfranc complex injury is always a challenge for orthopedists, and the optimum treatment is still up for debate. Anatomic reduction and stable internal fixation prove to have no satisfactory outcomes. This research aims to compare the clinical curative effects, complications and radiographic features of arthrodesis and non-fusion of the Lisfranc joint in the follow-up of the patients who suffered Lisfranc injuries...
March 9, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276647/clinical-comparison-of-extensile-lateral-approach-and-sinus-tarsi-approach-combined-with-medial-distraction-technique-for-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
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Hai-Chao Zhou, Tao Yu, Hao-Yang Ren, Bing Li, Kai Chen, You-Guang Zhao, Yun-Feng Yang
OBJECTIVE: To study and compare the clinical outcomes of open reduction and internal fixation via extensile L-shape incision and limited open reduction via the sinus tarsi approach using the medial distraction technique for intra-articular calcaneal fractures. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 65 intra-articular calcaneal fractures treated operatively between March 2012 and February 2015. Patients were divided into two groups: 28 were in the sinus tarsi approach group and 37 were in the extensile lateral approach group...
March 9, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271932/mid-term-results-of-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-and-circular-external-fixation-in-the-treatment-of-complex-distal-tibia-fractures
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Yunus Imren, Engin Eren Desteli, Mehmet Erdil, Hasan Hüseyin Ceylan, Ibrahim Tuncay, Cengiz Sen
BACKGROUND: The treatment of pilon tibia fractures is challenging. Anatomical reduction of the joint surface is essential. Excessive soft-tissue dissection may interfere with the blood supply and can result in nonunion. We sought to compare the outcomes of distal tibia fractures treated with medial locking plates versus circular external fixators. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 41 consecutive patients with closed pilon tibia fractures treated with either minimally invasive locking plate osteosynthesis (n = 21) or external fixation (EF) (n = 20)...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265461/a-protocol-for-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-difference-between-functional-bracing-and-plaster-cast-for-the-treatment-of-ankle-fractures
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Rebecca S Kearney, Nick Parsons, Dipesh Mistry, Jonathan Young, Jaclyn Brown, Joanne O'Beirne-Elliman, Matthew Costa
BACKGROUND: UK Hospital Episode Statistics 2013-2014 recorded 57,286 fractures of the lower limb including the ankle. This figure is expected to continue to increase due to a greater population of older adults. Following an ankle fracture, patients usually have their ankle immobilised with a plaster cast. This provides maximum support for the healing ankle but is associated with stiffness and muscle wasting. A Cochrane Review has concluded that functional bracing may reduce muscle wasting and speed recovery of ankle movement...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255217/prevalence-of-acute-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-ankle-and-foot-fractures-treated-with-nonoperative-management-a-pilot-study
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Edward Ho, Abdullah Omari
The prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) among patients with ankle and foot fractures in Australia treated nonsurgically is unknown. Indications for thromboprophylaxis screening and management are unclear. The primary outcome was the prevalence rate of DVT among nonsurgically managed ankle and foot fracture patients. Patients were enrolled into a prospective cross-sectional pilot study at an outpatient hospital fracture clinic. DVT risk factors and symptoms were recorded at time of recruitment followed by referral for compression duplex ultrasonography...
March 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245974/involvement-of-residents-does-not-increase-postoperative-complications-after-open-reduction-internal-fixation-of-ankle-fractures-an-analysis-of-3251-cases
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Philip K Louie, William W Schairer, Bryan D Haughom, Joshua A Bell, Kevin J Campbell, Brett R Levine
Ankle fractures are common injuries frequently treated by foot and ankle surgeons. Therefore, it has become a core competency for orthopedic residency training. Surgical educators must balance the task of training residents with optimizing patient outcomes and minimizing morbidity and mortality. The present study aimed to determine the effect of resident involvement on the 30-day postoperative complication rates after open reduction and internal fixation of ankle fractures. A second objective of the present study was to determine the independent risk factors for complications after this procedure...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242768/american-orthopaedic-foot-and-ankle-society-aofas-ankle-hindfoot-score-a-study-protocol-for-the-translation-and-validation-of-the-dutch-language-version
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Esther M M Van Lieshout, A Siebe De Boer, Duncan E Meuffels, P Ted Den Hoed, Cornelis H Van der Vlies, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Michael H J Verhofstad
INTRODUCTION: The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle-Hindfoot Score is among the most commonly used instruments for measuring the outcome of treatment in patients who sustained a complex ankle or hindfoot injury. It combines a clinician-reported and a patient-reported part. A valid Dutch version of this instrument is currently not available. Such a translated and validated instrument would allow objective comparison across hospitals or between patient groups, and with shown validity and reliability it may become a quality of care indicator in future...
February 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242215/allografts-versus-equine-xenografts-in-calcaneal-fracture-repair
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Mehmet Mesut Sonmez, Raffi Armagan, Meric Ugurlar, Tugrul Eren
Displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures are difficult to treat. We determined the functional results and complications of using allografts or equine xenografts in treating these fractures. We reviewed patients seen at our center from May 2011 to December 2014 with Sanders type III or IV unilateral calcaneal fractures treated with locking plates and an additional bone allograft or equine xenograft. A minimum of 1 year after surgery, a history of infection and functional outcomes were assessed using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society clinical rating system...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241725/-minimally-invasive-tarsal-sinus-incision-combined-with-manipulative-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-calcaneal-fractures-of-sanders-type%C3%A2-and-%C3%A2
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M Chen, K Deng, W H Zeng, J J Zeng, Q S Zhong, Z M Han
Objective: To evaluate the method and curative effect of plate fixation or percutaneous screws for the treatment of calcaneal fractures of Sanders type Ⅱ and Ⅲ via a minimally invasive sinus tarsi incision combined with a variety of manipulative reduction methods. Methods: Twenty-one patients with closed calcaneal fractures treated in the Department of Orthopedics, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University from January 2014 to January 2016 were collected. There were 15 men and 6 women, with an average age of 39...
March 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236094/-diseases-and-overuse-injuries-of-the-lower-extremities-in-long-distance-runners
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REVIEW
M Tschopp, F Brunner
Running is one of the most popular sports worldwide, with running events attracting hundreds of thousands of runners of all age groups. Running is an effective way to improve health but is also associated with a high risk of injuries. Up to 50% of regular runners report having more than one injury each year. Some injuries are caused by an accident but most are caused by overuse. The most frequent diagnoses are patellofemoral pain syndrome, tibial stress syndrome (shin splint), Achilles tendinopathy, iliotibial band friction syndrome (runner's knee), plantar fasciitis and stress fractures of the metatarsals and tibia...
February 24, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229181/endoscopic-surgery-in-athletes-with-a-symptomatic-calcaneal-lipoma
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P D'Hooghe, B Krivokapic, P Dzendrowskyj, K Hassoun, B Bukva, P Landreau
PURPOSE: This study shows that endoscopy is an effective treatment modality for athletes with a symptomatic calcaneal lipoma. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2016, five professional athletes with symptomatic calcaneal lipoma underwent endoscopic-assisted curettage and bone graft treatment. Lipoma size was measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and rated using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Ankle-Hindfoot Scale (AOFAS). All athletes were followed up for 12 months postoperatively and monitored on return to previous activity level...
February 22, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220573/a-comparison-of-two-types-of-ankle-supports-in-men-with-haemophilia-and-unilateral-ankle-pain-from-arthropathy
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D Oleson, L Fox, T Nguyen, P Sochacki, M McCarthy, E Adams, M Recht
INTRODUCTION: Adults with haemophilia frequently have a painful and disordered gait due to ankle arthropathy. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine if pain and gait parameters were affected by the use of different types of ankle bracing. METHODS: We investigated the gait patterns of 17 men with severe haemophilia without bracing, using a fracture boot (FB) and a carbon fibre floor reaction ankle foot orthosis (CF-AFO). Pain relief was determined in each condition...
February 20, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
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