Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

A New Look at Tendon Transfers and Soft Tissue Management in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

January 1, 2016

When presenting the topic of tendon repair and reconstruction of the lower extremity, it is commonplace to immediately focus on the Achilles tendon. While the majority of the research and surgical techniques are centered on the Achilles tendon, this issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery moves outside of the box and focuses not only on tendon reconstruction but also on the mechanical redistribution of tendon function.

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Tendon Reconstruction and Transfers of the Foot and Ankle

January 1, 2016

CLINICS IN PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY

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Bunion surgery: Evolution of postoperative protocols

November 11, 2015

Research is starting to reveal that early weightbearing, physical therapy, or both after hallux valgus surgery is not as risky as some practitioners once thought, and such new postoperative protocols appear to be associated with improved outcomes. By Barbara Boughton Although bunion surgery is often effective at correcting underlying bone deformities, patients are frequently frustrated with the postoperative recovery—which can involve prolonged pain, swelling or periods of nonweightbearing in a cast or boot

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Jones Tendon Transfer

September 11, 2015

Hallux malleus is a deformity of the great toe. There is a dorsiflexion contracture at the metatarsophalangeal joint and plantar flexion of the interphalangeal joint

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Transfer

September 2, 2015

When performed correctly with the right patient population, a tibialis posterior muscle/tendon transfer is an effective procedure. Many different methods have been established for fixating the tendon, each of which has its’ own indications

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Transfers

September 2, 2015

When performed correctly with the right patient population, a tibialis posterior muscle/tendon transfer is an effective procedure. Many different methods have been established for fixating the tendon, each of which has its’ own indications. Passing through the interosseous membrane is the preferred and recommended method and should be used unless this is not possible

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Combined Tendon and Bone Allograft Transplantation for Chronic Achilles Tendon Ruptures

August 29, 2015

Combined flexor hallucis longus tendon transfer and bone-tendon allograft transplantation is a reasonable option for advanced distal-segment Achilles tendinopathy. This procedure provides anatomic restoration and improved function of the posterior muscle group without sacrificing the regional anatomy

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Hibbs Tenosuspension

August 29, 2015

Hibbs tenosuspension is an underutilized procedure when it comes to dealing with lesser toe pathology in conditions such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

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Surgical Correction of Rigid Equinovarus Contracture Utilizing Extensive Soft Tissue Release

August 20, 2015

Although deforming contractures of the lower extremities after acute cerebrovascular events are well documented in the literature, there is limited literature regarding specific surgical considerations for the correction of these deformities, which are nonosseus in nature.

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Painful Osteophytes, Ectopic Bone, and Pain in the Malleolar Gutters Following Total Ankle Replacement

August 19, 2015

The development of osteophytes, ectopic bone, or malleolar impingement following total ankle replacement represents common complications that will frequently lead to secondary procedures to relieve painful impingement. Many studies have been conducted to discover the cause of these postoperative impingement syndromes; however, there is a paucity of literature with regard to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of these conditions.

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