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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26970909/sustainability-of-forefoot-reconstruction-for-the-rheumatoid-foot
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Kathie J Whitt, Sarah A Rincker, Christopher F Hyer
Ninety percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis will display foot and ankle pathologic features, including hallux valgus, lesser metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint subluxation/dislocation, and hammertoe deformity. Recently, a trend has ensued toward joint preservation with distal metatarsal osteotomies and various bunion corrective procedures. However, the reference standard remains first MTP joint fusion, lesser metatarsal head resection, and lesser proximal interphalangeal joint fusion. The present retrospective study followed the results of 4 different surgeons who had performed the reference standard rheumatoid forefoot reconstruction from August 2008 to August 2012 on patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
May 2016: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22443994/the-rheumatoid-foot-and-ankle-current-evidence
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REVIEW
David T Loveday, Gillian E Jackson, Nick P J Geary
The management of rheumatoid patients is a complex process due to the chronic, systemic, multi-joint and extra-articular nature of the disease. In comparison, osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis usually involve a single joint and are hence not comparable to rheumatoid pathology. This review sets out to specifically look at studies on rheumatoid patients with interventions for foot or ankle disease. MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane databases, Current Controlled Trials and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform are all searched for relevant studies...
June 2012: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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