Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

2013 journal impact factors

July 31, 2014

Dear colleagues, The Thomson Reuters 2013 journal impact factors have just been announced. The journal impact factor for 2013 is calculated as follows: Number of citations in 2013 to articles published in 2011 and 2012, divided by the number of articles published in 2011 and 2012 The 2013 impact factors for foot-specific journals are listed below: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 1.831 Foot and Ankle International 1.626 Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 0.979 Foot and Ankle Clinics 0.844 Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 0.574 Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 0.505 Kind regards, The JFAR editorial team

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Forefoot Supinatus

July 1, 2014

The supination of the forefoot that develops with adult acquired flatfoot is defined as forefoot supinatus. This deformity is an acquired soft tissue adaptation in which the forefoot is inverted on the rearfoot

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Triple Arthrodesis for Adult Acquired Flatfoot

July 1, 2014

The primary goal of triple arthrodesis for stage III and IV adult acquired flatfoot is to obtain a well-aligned plantigrade foot that will support the ankle in optimal alignment. Ancillary procedures including posterior muscle group lengthening, medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy, medial column stabilization, peroneus brevis tenotomy, or transfer and harvest of regional bone graft are often necessary to achieve adequate realignment. Image intensification is helpful in confirming optimal realignment before fixation.

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Double Arthrodesis Through a Medial Approach for End-Stage Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

July 1, 2014

Triple arthrodesis has traditionally been the procedure of choice for end-stage adult-acquired flatfoot. The results have been universally good, and it has proven to be dependable and predictable

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Addressing Stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction: Biomechanically Repairing the Osseous Structures Without the Need of Performing the Flexor…

July 1, 2014

The clinical presentation of adult flatfoot can range from a flexible deformity with normal joint integrity to a rigid, arthritic flat foot. Debate still exists regarding the surgical management of stage II deformities, especially in the presence of medial column instability. This article reviews and discusses various surgical options for the correction of stage II flatfoot reconstructive procedures

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Is Advanced Imaging Necessary Before Surgical Repair

May 23, 2014

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (tendinitis, tendinosis, or rupture) and adult acquired flatfoot deformity can manifest with a wide array of bony and soft tissue abnormalities visible on plain radiographs, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Imaging abnormalities include various combinations of malalignment, anatomic variants, and enthesopathic and tendinopathic changes. A thorough understanding of differences between anatomic and pathologic presentations of structures in various imaging modalities is an essential tool for clinical and surgical planning.

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Procedure Selection for the Flexible Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity

May 22, 2014

Adult acquired flatfoot represents a spectrum of deformities affecting the foot and the ankle.

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Adult-Acquired Flatfoot Deformity

May 19, 2014

This edition of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is focused on the conservative and surgical treatment options of the adult-acquired flatfoot deformity. Recent technological advances in internal and external fixation products have provided surgeons with more stable constructs in addressing the multilevel adult-acquired flatfoot deformity. Surgical reconstructive options may vary from a medial column arthrodesis to a double, triple, or pantalar arthrodesis in the most severe cases

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Nonoperative Management of Adult Flatfoot Deformities

May 19, 2014

Managing those with adult flatfoot deformities can be quite challenging, and the methods and devices used are wide-ranging based on the experience of the managing physician and the experience of the provider of the orthotic devices. A thorough biomechanical assessment is paramount to provide the most successful treatment due to the wide range of pathologic abnormalities and pathomechanics that lead to this painful disorder.

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Surgical Management of Stage 2 Adult Acquired Flatfoot

May 19, 2014

Adult acquired flatfoot deformity is a progressive disorder with multiple symptoms and degrees of deformity. Stage II adult acquired flatfoot can be divided into stage IIA and IIB based on severity of deformity. Surgical procedures should be chosen based on severity as well as location of the flatfoot deformity.

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