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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350644/talar-fractures-radiological-and-ct-evaluation-and-classification-systems
#1
Giuseppe Caracchini, Michele Pietragalla, Alioscia De Renzis, Michele Galluzzo, Mattia Carbone, Marcello Zappia, Anna Russo, Federico Greco, Vittorio Miele
INTRODUCTION: The talus is the second largest bone of the foot. It is fundamental to ensure normal ankle-foot movements as it connects the leg and the foot. Talar fractures are usually due to high energy traumas (road accidents, high level falls). They are not common as they account for 3-5% of ankle and foot fractures and 0.85% of all body fractures. However, talar fractures not correctly diagnosed and treated can lead to avascular necrosis of the astragalus, pseudoarthrosis, early osteoarthrisis and ankle instability, declining the quality of life of patients...
January 19, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337175/minimally-invasive-versus-extensile-lateral-approach-for-saners-type-ii-and-iii-calcaneal-fractures-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Zhikui Zeng, Lingmei Yuan, Shengpeng Zheng, Youqiang Sun, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: The use of less-invasive techniques in the treatment of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) remains controversial. No prior meta-analysis has considered the influence of differences in the fracture type. Thus, our meta-analysis aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of minimally invasive (MI) in Sanders type II and III fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive search was performed to identify RCTs comparing MI using sinus tarsi approach (STA) or percutaneous reduction (PR) to open reduction (OR) via extensile lateral approach (ELA) from the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase and CNKI...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327128/isolated-avulsion-fracture-of-the-first-metatarsal-base-at-the-peroneus-longus-tendon-attachment-a-case-report
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Maxwell W Weinberg, Nicola Krähenbühl, Nathan P Davidson, Christopher J Hanrahan, Alexej Barg
Avulsion fractures of the first metatarsal (MT1) base at the peroneus longus (PL) tendon attachment are rare and may be undiagnosed during an emergency visit. If the injury is not treated properly, chronic pain or persistent impairment for inversion and plantar-flexion of the first ray may occur. This case report presents a 30-year-old woman who presented 10 weeks post trauma to a foot and ankle surgeon due to a swollen right midfoot with diffuse tenderness over the medial Lisfranc joint. Further evaluation showed an isolated avulsion fracture of the first metatarsal, which was undiagnosed during the emergent visit following the accident...
January 11, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279933/effect-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-on-surgical-site-infections-following-removal-of-orthopedic-implants-used-for-treatment-of-foot-ankle-and-lower-leg-fractures-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Manouk Backes, Siem A Dingemans, Marcel G W Dijkgraaf, H Rogier van den Berg, Bart van Dijkman, Jochem M Hoogendoorn, Pieter Joosse, Ewan D Ritchie, W Herbert Roerdink, Judith P M Schots, Nico L Sosef, Ingrid J B Spijkerman, Bas A Twigt, Alexander H van der Veen, Ruben N van Veen, Jefrey Vermeulen, Dagmar I Vos, Jasper Winkelhagen, J Carel Goslings, Tim Schepers
Importance: Following clean (class I, not contaminated) surgical procedures, the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) should be less than approximately 2%. However, an infection rate of 12.2% has been reported following removal of orthopedic implants used for treatment of fractures below the knee. Objective: To evaluate the effect of a single dose of preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence of SSIs following removal of orthopedic implants used for treatment of fractures below the knee...
December 26, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273186/operative-management-of-ao-type-44-ankle-fractures-determinants-of-outcome
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Jos Velleman, Stefaan Nijs, Harm Hoekstra
The consequences of inadequate treatment of ankle fractures can be disastrous. We assessed the radiologic and functional outcomes, postoperative quality of life (QOL), and its determinants for patients treated operatively for AO type 44 ankle fractures. Evidence is lacking concerning the management of posterior malleolus fractures and syndesmotic injuries. Our retrospective adult cohort study included 432 AO/OTA type 44 ankle fractures (431 patients). The median follow-up period was 52 months. Outcomes were assessed from the medical records, radiographs, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle scale (functional outcome), and EuroQol EQ-5D questionnaires...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245290/operative-versus-nonoperative-treatment-of-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures-a-meta-analysis-of-current-evidence-base
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REVIEW
Ning Wei, Peizhi Yuwen, Wei Liu, Yanbin Zhu, Wenli Chang, Chen Feng, Wei Chen
BACKGROUND: The relative efficacy of operative and nonoperative treatments for the displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACF) remains uncertain. OBJECT: We conducted a meta-analysis to compare the effectiveness of operative and nonoperative treatments in treating patients with DIACF. METHODS: Databases including Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase, CBM, CNKI, and Google Scholar were searched. After independent study selection by 2 authors, data were extracted and collected independently...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241447/six-year-survival-of-reimplanted-talus-after-isolated-total-talar-extrusion-a%C3%A2-case-report
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Jae-Man Kwak, Sung-Keun Heo, Gu-Hee Jung
BACKGROUND: Open total extrusion of the talus without concomitant fracture is an extremely rare injury. We present 6-year follow-up data of a patient treated using a temporary spanning external fixator and less invasive single K-wire fixation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old Asian man who had a totally extruded talus without fracture underwent immediate reimplantation surgery. A spanning external fixator with single antegrade K-wire fixation was applied to maintain the reimplanted talus...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237480/achilles-tenodesis-for-calcaneal-insufficiency-avulsion-fractures-associated-with-diabetes-mellitus
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Youngrak Choi, Young-Woo Kwon, Young-Suk Sim, Taeho Kim, Dayoung Song, Soohyun Lee
BACKGROUND: Calcaneal insufficiency avulsion (CIA) fractures often present with neuropathic etiology, such as Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). Under the same surgical procedures, the outcomes of CIA fractures are less desirable, compared to the outcomes of the traumatic calcaneal avulsion fractures. Here, the study suggests Achilles tenodesis technique using suture anchor after resection of the CIA fracture fragments could provide satisfactory clinical results in the cases of surgically indicated CIA fractures...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235235/review-article-best-practice-management-of-common-ankle-and-foot-injuries-in-the-emergency-department-part-2-of-the-musculoskeletal-injuries-rapid-review-series
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REVIEW
Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Ankle and foot injuries are the most common musculoskeletal injuries presenting to Australian EDs and are associated with a large societal and economic impact. The quality of ED care provided to patients with ankle and foot fractures or soft tissue injuries is critical to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patient. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of common ankle and foot injuries in the ED. Databases including PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites, were searched in 2017...
December 13, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230422/novel-semiquantitative-bone-marrow-oedema-score-and-fracture-score-for-the-magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessment-of-the-active-charcot-foot-in-diabetes
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L Meacock, N L Petrova, Ana Donaldson, A Isaac, A Briody, R Ramnarine, M E Edmonds, D A Elias
There are no accepted methods to grade bone marrow oedema (BMO) and fracture on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in Charcot osteoarthropathy. The aim was to devise semiquantitative BMO and fracture scores on foot and ankle MRI scans in diabetic patients with active osteoarthropathy and to assess the agreement in using these scores. Three radiologists assessed 45 scans (Siemens Avanto 1.5T, dedicated foot and ankle coil) and scored independently twenty-two bones (proximal phalanges, medial and lateral sesamoids, metatarsals, tarsals, distal tibial plafond, and medial and lateral malleoli) for BMO (0-no oedema, 1-oedema < 50% of bone volume, and 2-oedema > 50% of bone volume) and fracture (0-no fracture, 1-fracture, and 2-collapse/fragmentation)...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228848/comparative-study-of-surgical-and-conservative-treatments-for-fifth-metatarsal-base-avulsion-fractures-type-i-in-young-adults-or-athletes
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Gen-Bin Wu, Bing Li, Yun-Feng Yang
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects and complications of minimally invasive surgery in treating displaced avulsion fractures (2-3 mm) of fifth metatarsal base zone I in young adults or athletes. METHODS: Forty-six patients with displaced fifth metatarsal base avulsion fractures were assigned to operative and nonoperative groups by randomization. Patients in nonoperative group were immobilized with plaster, while patients in operative group were treated with closed reduction and fixation with a percutaneous screw...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206096/danish-translation-of-the-foot-and-ankle-outcome-score
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Peter Larsen, Anne Marie Boe, Annika B Iyer, Rasmus Elsøe
INTRODUCTION: The Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FOAS) is a standardized instrument used to report on injury-specific clinical status following foot- and ankle-related problems. The primary aim of this study was to translate and conduct a cross-cultural adaptation of the FAOS into a Danish setting, including testing absolute agreement and the test-retest reliability of the questionnaire. METHODS: Translation of the FAOS questionnaire was 
carried out according to the Principles of Good Practice for the Translation and Cultural Adaptation Process for Patient-
Reported Outcomes Measures: report of the Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Task Force 
for Translation and Cultural Adaptation...
December 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202994/functional-outcomes-following-surgical-site-infections-after-operative-fixation-of-closed-ankle-fractures
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Markus G Naumann, Ulf Sigurdsen, Stein Erik Utvåg, Knut Stavem
BACKGROUND: To compare the functional outcomes between patients with and without postoperative surgical-site infection (SSI) after surgical treatment in closed ankle fractures. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study with prospective follow-up. Of 1011 treated patients, 959 were eligible for inclusion in a postal survey. Functional outcomes were assessed using three self-reported questionnaires. RESULTS: In total 567 patients responded a median of 4...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182119/ia-comparison-of-two-minimally-invasive-procedures-for-intra-articular-displaced-calcaneal-fractures-in-older-children
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D Lu, S-Y Zhu, J Yang, H Chen, L-J Sun
The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures in older children treated with poking reduction and cannulated screws fixation or with plate fixation using a sinus tarsi approach. From June 2008 to May 2012, fifty patients were randomised to operative stabilisation either by poking reduction and cannulated screws fixation (Group A, 28) or by plates fixation using a sinus tarsi approach (Group B, 22). The two groups were comparable with respect to age, gender, BMI, the affected side, cause of injury, fracture type, time from injury to surgery and follow-up time...
December 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178310/a-new-intraoperative-syndesmosis-instability-classification-system-utility-and-medium-term-results-in-closed-displaced-ankle-fractures
#15
Hai-Bin Qiu, Jun Jiang, Daniel Porter
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the utility and medium-term results of a new intra-operative classification system for distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury in ankle fractures. METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2015, 116 patients diagnosed with displaced closed Weber B and C ankle fractures were treated in our department. The etiology of injury was 56 cases of fall-sprain, 36 of traffic injury, 14 of fall from a height, and 10 of multiple injuries. After fixation of the fibular fracture, we classify syndesmosis stability as either normal or one of three grades of instability using the fibular hook traction test...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174064/the-health-economics-of-ankle-and-foot-sprains-and-fractures-a-systematic-review-of-english-language-published-papers-part-2-the-direct-and-indirect-costs-of-injury
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REVIEW
Iwona A Bielska, Xiang Wang, Raymond Lee, Ana P Johnson
BACKGROUND: Ankle and foot sprains and fractures are prevalent injuries, which may result in substantial physical and economic consequences for the patient and place a financial burden on the health care system. Therefore, the objectives of this paper are to examine the direct and indirect costs of treating ankle and foot injuries (sprains, dislocations, fractures), as well as to provide an overview of the outcomes of full economic analyses of different treatment strategies. METHODS: A systematic review was carried out among seven databases to identify English language publications on the health economics of ankle and foot injury treatment published between 1980 and 2014...
July 20, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162365/ankle-fracture-controversies-do-the-foot-and-ankle-specialists-have-a-different-vision
#17
G González-Lucena, D Pérez-Prieto, A López-Alcover, A Ginés-Cespedosa
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the differences in the management of ankle fractures between orthopaedic/trauma surgeons and foot and ankle specialists. MATERIAL AND METHOD: An e-mail survey was performed asking some of the country's orthopaedic surgeons controversial questions regarding the analysis of 5 clinical cases of different ankle fractures. RESULTS: Seventy-two surgeons responded to the questionnaire (response rate of 24.2%): 37 foot and ankle specialists and 35 non-specialist orthopaedic surgeons...
November 18, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162249/functional-outcome-after-calcaneus-fractures-a-comparison-between-polytrauma-patients-and-isolated-fractures
#18
Pablo Renovell-Ferrer, Xavier Bertó-Martí, José Diranzo-García, Luis Barrera-Puigdorells, Vicente Estrems-Díaz, Antonio Silvestre-Muñoz, Antonio Brú-Pomer
BACKGROUND: Displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (DIACFs) can have long-term consequences in terms of foot pain and disability. This injury frequently occurs in the context of polytrauma patients and its influence in long-term functional prognosis is well known. The purpose of this study is to compare the etiology, severity, and functional outcome of the operated DIACFs between polytrauma patients and isolated cases. METHODS: Eighty-six patients with operated displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures through open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) were managed at our institution between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2015...
November 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159856/color-doppler-sonography-accompanied-by-dynamic-scanning-for-the-diagnosis-of-ankle-and-foot-fractures
#19
Myung-Jin Oh, Ki-Tae Park, Kwang-Mi Youn, Jong-Cheon Joo, Soo-Jung Park
Sonography is conventionally used to diagnose fractures by identifying cortical discontinuity of the bone. In this study, fracture sonography in addition to color Doppler and dynamic scanning was performed in settings with limited or no access to radiography. We describe 5 cases of ankle and foot fractures with the use of sonography to identify changes in the fractured site. The width of the fracture space increased on dynamic scanning, and the Doppler signals were generated inside the fracture space on dynamic scanning...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148842/erratum
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Yao H, Lu H, Zhao H, et al. Open reduction assisted with an external fixator and internal fixation with calcaneal locking plate for intra-articular calcaneal fractures. Foot Ankle Int. 2017;38(10):1107-1114. (Original DOI: 10.1177/1071100717715908) The above article appeared with the incorrect corresponding author. The correct corresponding author is Huading Lu, PhD. The corrected corresponding author information is below: Corresponding Author: Huading Lu, PhD, Department of Orthopaedics, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, NO...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
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