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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046177/incidents-and-injuries-in-foot-launched-flying-extreme-sports
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Francesco Feletti, Andrea Aliverti, Maggie Henjum, Marco Tarabini, Eric Brymer
BACKGROUND: Participation rates in extreme sports have grown exponentially in the last 40 yr, often surpassing traditional sporting activities. The purpose of this study was to examine injury rates in foot-launched flying sports, i.e., sports in which a pilot foot-launches into flight with a wing already deployed. METHODS: This paper is based on a retrospective analysis of the reports of incidents that occurred between 2000 and 2014 among the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association members...
November 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037927/short-term-outcomes-of-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-sanders-type-iii-calcaneal-fractures-with-and-without-bone-grafts
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Hong Cao, Yun-Guang Li, Qing An, Bo Gou, Wei Qian, Xiao-Peng Guo, Ying Zhang
Calcaneal fractures, often caused by a fall from a height, are the most common injuries encountered by orthopedic surgeons. Currently, open anatomic reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is considered a valuable treatment of displaced intraarticular fractures of the calcaneus; however, the need for bone grafting in the treatment is still controversial. Therefore, in the present study, we investigated the outcomes of 2 methods (with and without bone grafting) used for the surgical treatment of Sanders type III calcaneal fractures...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037924/-all-inside-arthroscopic-treatment-of-tillaux-chaput-fractures-clinical-experience-and-outcomes-analysis
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Shi-Ming Feng, Qing-Qing Sun, Ai-Guo Wang, Cheng-Kun Li
We investigated all-inside ankle arthroscopy for Tillaux-Chaput fractures. We retrospectively evaluated 19 patients (12 males [63.2%] and 7 [36.8%] females; 11 right [57.9%] and 8 left [42.1%] ankles) treated from May 2013 to January 2016. Their mean age was 28.1 (range 10 to 55) years. Sixteen (84.2%) had single Tillaux-Chaput fractures and 3 (15.8%) had combined proximal fibular fractures; 17 (89.5%) were diagnosed radiographically and 2 (10.5%) by computed tomography. Anterolateral and anteromedial ankle arthroscopy was used for closed reduction and internal fixation with 1 or 2 Herbert screws...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031012/the-role-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-bmi-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-ankle-fractures
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Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Domenico Lupariello, Teresa Venditto, Matteo Guzzini, Antonio Ponzo, Angelo De Carli, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: Open reduction and internal fixation is the standard treatment for displaced ankle fractures. However, the presence of comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus and BMI is associated with poor bone quality, and these factors may predict the development of postoperative complications. The study aim was to assess the role of diabetes mellitus and BMI in wound healing in patients younger than 65 years who were surgically treated for malleoli fractures. METHODS: Ninety patients, aged from 18 to 65 years old, with surgically treated ankle fracture, were retrospectively enrolled...
October 14, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990838/3d-printing-calcaneal-fractures-continuously-improving-our-care-by-making-a-complex-problem-tangible
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Tim Schepers, Dominique Misselyn
Calcaneal fractures are amongst the most complex injuries known to man. Their intricate anatomy and extensive damage after trauma make them difficult to understand and treat. Most surgeons specialized in foot and ankle trauma agree that in most patients surgical managements yields the best result. Functional outcome is largely dependent on preventing complications and restoring anatomy. Reconstruction of height and suntalar joint congruency for example are both associated with improved outcome. Over the years insight in the complex (patho-)anatomy has increased...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974346/retrospective-analysis-of-the-akin-osteotomy
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Steven M Douthett, Nathan K Plaskey, Lawrence M Fallat, John Kish
Hallux abductovalgus is one of the most common deformities addressed by foot and ankle surgeons. Surgically, it can be approached using a wide variety of procedures. After performing the first metatarsal osteotomy, the final step is often to realign the great toe in a rectus position. This is performed with an osteotomy of the proximal phalanx. The Akin osteotomy is a medially based closing wedge osteotomy of the proximal phalanx. When executing the osteotomy, the goal is not only to correct abduction, but also to keep the lateral cortex intact, which allows it to act as an additional point of fixation...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965519/accuracy-of-the-ottawa-ankle-rules-applied-by-non-physician-providers-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Joe MacLellan, Teya Smith, Jason Baserman, Shawn Dowling
OBJECTIVE: The Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR) are a clinical decision tool used to minimize unnecessary radiographs in ankle and foot injuries. The OAR are a reliable tool to exclude fractures in children over 5 years of age when applied by physicians. Limited data support its use by other health care workers in children. Our objective was to determine the accuracy of the OAR when applied by non-physician providers (NPP). METHODS: Children aged 5 to 17 years presenting with an acute ankle or foot injury were enrolled...
October 2, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963162/the-association-of-body-mass-index-with-complications-and-functional-outcomes-after-surgery-for-closed-ankle-fractures
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MULTICENTER STUDY
K Stavem, M G Naumann, U Sigurdsen, S E Utvåg
AIMS: This study assessed the association of classes of body mass index in kg/m(2) (classified as normal weight 18.5 kg/m(2) to 24.9 kg/m(2), overweight 25.0 kg/m(2) to 29.9 kg/m(2), and obese ≥ 30.0 kg/m(2)) with short-term complications and functional outcomes three to six years post-operatively for closed ankle fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a historical cohort study with chart review of 1011 patients who were treated for ankle fractures by open reduction and internal fixation in two hospitals, with a follow-up postal survey of 959 of the patients using three functional outcome scores...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961549/vertical-ground-reaction-forces-in-patients-after-calcaneal-trauma-surgery
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S van Hoeve, J Verbruggen, P Willems, K Meijer, M Poeze
INTRODUCTION: Vertical ground reaction forces (VGRFs) are altered in patients after foot trauma. It is not known if this correlates with ankle kinematics. The aim of this study was to analyze VGRFs in patients after calcaneal trauma and correlate them to patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs), radiographic findings and kinematic analysis, using a multi-segment foot model. In addition, we determined the predictive value of VGRFs to identify patients with altered foot kinematics. METHODS: Thirteen patients (13 feet) with displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures, were included an average of two years after trauma surgery...
September 23, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954332/-clinical-effect-of-vacuum-sealing-drainage-in-the-treatment-of-complex-fracture-and-dislocation-of-foot-with-severe-soft-tissue-injury
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H D Ma, Y Gao, S G Li, J Bai, X J Du, H D Liu, J J Li, W D Liang, L H Cao, J F Qu
Objective: To observe the clinical effect of vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) in the treatment of complex fracture and dislocation of foot with severe soft tissue injury. Methods: From March 2012 to January 2015, a retrospective analysis of 108 cases of the foot closed complex fracture dislocation with severe soft tissue injury in Department of Foot and Ankle, the Second Hospital of Tangshan City, Tangshan.Injury mechanisms included press and crush injury, traffic accident.According to the operation the cases were divided into the VSD group (56 cases) and the control group (52 cases)...
September 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954331/-efficiency-of-the-modified-ottawa-ankle-rules-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-fracture-in-acute-foot-and-ankle-injury
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N Li, Y S Liu, J Y Xin, X L Ma, X L Mei, Z Q Shi, G Li, Z H Sun
Objective: To evaluate the efficiency of modified Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR) for the differential diagnosis of fractures in acute foot and ankle injuries. Methods: From October 2016 to December 2016, 272cases (135 males and 137 females) of foot and ankle injury in emergency department of Tianjin Hospital were prospective enrolled in the study.The median age was 27.5 years (7-87); left limb 155, right 117 cases; injury time ranged from 0.3 to 24 h (median 4 h). Conventional and modified OAR was applied on physical examination, subsequently radiography performed to determine the occurrence of fractures...
September 19, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950848/locking-compression-plate-distal-ulna-hook-plate-fixation-versus-intramedullary-screw-fixation-for-displaced-avulsion-fifth-metatarsal-base-fractures-a-comparative-retrospective-cohort-study
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Lin Xie, Xin Guo, Shu-Jun Zhang, Zhen-Hua Fang
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary screw (IMS) fixation was wildly used in fifth metatarsal base fractures (FMBFs) and the results were satisfactory. However, in the comminuted osteoporosis or small displaced avulsion FMBFs, anatomical reduction and stable fixation could not be achieved with IMS. The Locking Compression Plate (LCP) distal ulna hook plate fixation was a novel alternative fixation method. The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to determine if LCP distal ulna hook plate fixation resulted in improved outcomes compared to the traditional IMS fixation in displaced avulsion FMBFs...
September 26, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948831/midterm-outcomes-of-a-fixed-bearing-total-ankle-arthroplasty-with-deformity-analysis
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Andrew Harston, Alexander L Lazarides, Samuel Adams, James DeOrio, Mark Easley, James Nunley
BACKGROUND: We present our results with an INBONE I (Wright Medical, Memphis, TN) prosthesis who have a minimum of 4 to 10 years of follow-up and include a preoperative deformity analysis on outcomes. METHODS: A consecutive series of 149 patients, from 2007 to 2011, at a single institution were enrolled. Pain and patient-reported function were assessed preoperatively and at yearly follow-ups. We analyzed the data for complications, reoperations, and failures (defined as undergoing revision for exchange or removal of one or both metallic components for any reason)...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918661/comparable-postoperative-pain-levels-using-2-different-nerve-blocks-in-the-operative-treatment-of-displaced-intra-articular-calcaneal-fractures
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Siem A Dingemans, Kristian J de Ruiter, Merel F N Birnie, J Carel Goslings, Gan van Samkar, Tim Schepers
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the postoperative pain levels in patients undergoing osteosynthesis of the calcaneus with either a popliteal nerve block or an ankle block. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients undergoing operative fixation of a calcaneal fracture via a sinus tarsi approach between August 2012 and April 2017 in a single foot/ankle specialized center was performed. Single-shot popliteal blocks were placed using ultrasound guidance by an anesthesiologist while ankle blocks were placed by a foot/ankle specialized surgeon...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904724/treatment-of-high-energy-pilon-fractures-using-the-ilizarov-treatment
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Walid Osman, Zeineb Alaya, Hamdi Kaziz, Lassad Hassini, Meriem Braiki, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laaziz Ben Ayeche
The management of high-energy pilon fractures is still controversial. Open reduction and internal fixation are often associated with serious complications. Various methods have been used to treat these injuries, with variable results. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical and radiographic outcome of the ILIZAROV technique in patients with high-energy pilon fractures. Thirty cases of distal tibia epiphysis fractures (pilon fractures) were managed from 1999 to 2012. The study group included 5 cases of open fractures...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888716/ideal-angle-of-syndesmotic-screw-fixation-a-ct-based-cross-sectional-image-analysis-study
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Young Hwan Park, Won Seok Choi, Gi Won Choi, Hak Jun Kim
Without clear reference, the precision of syndesmotic screw placement cannot be guaranteed and malposition of these screws leads to poor results. Therefore, to prevent malpositioning of syndesmotic screws, an improved understanding of the orientation of tibiofibular syndesmosis is essential. We analyzed cross-sectional computed tomography (CT) scans of the foot and ankle to identify precise screw positions for the treatment of syndesmotic injuries. A total of 134 calcaneal fractures with intact tibiofibular syndesmosis were enrolled in this retrospective study...
September 6, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888405/anatomic-locking-plate-for-displaced-intraarticular-calcaneal-fracture-design-and-application
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Chia-Hung Chu, Yan-Yu Chen, Kang-Ping Lin, Wen-Chuan Chen, Pei-Yuan Lee
Calcaneal fracture can lead to long-term disability and have a considerable economic effect. Most calcaneal fractures are intraarticular fractures involving the posterior facet of the subtalar joint. Treating displaced intraarticular calcaneal fractures is complicated because of the lack of an optimal treatment option. Internal fixation typically involves screw-and-plate implants, which can be unfavorable owing to the lack of an anatomic design and the intraoperative bending required for the plate to contour to the irregular surface of the calcaneus...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888404/expert-tibial-nails-for-treating-distal-tibial-fractures-with%C3%A2-soft%C3%A2-tissue%C3%A2-damage-a-patient-series
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Zhenhai Wang, Yiheng Cheng, Dajiang Xin, Tong Liu, Wenqing Qu, Dan Wang, Yong Zhao, Jingjing Zhao
Distal tibial fractures with soft tissue damage are relatively difficult to treat. We assessed the outcomes of patients with these fractures treated with Expert Tibial Nails(®) (DePuy Synthes, Raynham, MA) from March 2012 to December 2014. At 6 months postoperatively, the general health quality of patients was assessed using operative time, interval to return to work, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle scale score, pain measured using a visual analog scale, and short-form health outcomes 36-item survey physical functioning and mental health dimension scores...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878537/arthroscopically-assisted-surgical-fixation-of-a-juvenile-tillaux-fracture-and-implant-removal-a-case-report
#19
Takahisa Ogawa, Sadanori Shimizu
Juvenile Tillaux fractures are Salter-Hallis III fractures of the distal tibial epiphysis that occur only when the tibial epiphyses are closing. Theoretically, arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation of a juvenile Tillaux fracture can facilitate the accurate reconstruction of the articular surface, using arthroscopic visualization. We treated a girl aged 14 years who had a juvenile Tillaux fracture by using arthroscopically assisted reduction and fixation. In order to obtain articular congruency, the screw was inserted under arthroscopic visualization...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865575/single-step-arthroscopic-repair-with-cell-free-polymer-based-scaffold-in-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus-clinical-and-radiological-results
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Ulunay Kanatlı, Ali Eren, Toygun Kağan Eren, Abdurrahman Vural, Dilan Ece Geylan, Ali Yusuf Öner
PURPOSE: To report the clinical and radiological results of patients with talar osteochondral lesions who were treated by microfracture and cell-free scaffold implantation in a single-step arthroscopic surgery. METHODS: Forty patients, treated with a single-step arthroscopic surgery, were evaluated in this single-center-based retrospective study. Patients with degenerative arthritis (n = 1), history of ankle fracture (n = 1), kissing lesions (n = 1), lower extremity deformity (n = 1), and lesions <1...
September 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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