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Andrew R Hsu, Christopher E Gross, Simon Lee, Dominic S Carreira
Advances in foot and ankle arthroscopy have allowed surgeons to diagnose and treat a broadening array of disorders that were previously limited to open procedures. Arthroscopy of the posterior ankle, subtalar joint, and first metatarsophalangeal joint and tendoscopy can be used to address common foot and ankle ailments, with the potential benefits of decreased pain, fast recovery, and low complication rates. Posterior ankle and subtalar arthroscopy can be used to manage impingement, arthrofibrosis, synovitis, arthritis, fractures, and osteochondral defects...
January 2014: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Alexej Barg, Charles L Saltzman, Timothy C Beals, Kent N Bachus, Brad D Blankenhorn, Florian Nickisch
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accessibility of the talar dome through anterior and posterior portals for ankle arthroscopy with the standard noninvasive distraction versus wire-based longitudinal distraction using a tensioned wire placed transversely through the calcaneal tuberosity. METHODS: Seven matched pairs of thigh-to-foot specimens underwent ankle arthroscopy with 1 of 2 methods of distraction: a standard noninvasive strapping technique or a calcaneal tuberosity wire-based technique...
July 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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