Foot and Ankle Clinics

Subtalar Dislocations

March 30, 2015

Subtalar dislocations make up 1-2% of all dislocations, about 75% of them being medial dislocations. Treatment consists of early reduction under adequate sedation

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Medial Approach to the Subtalar Joint

March 30, 2015

The medial approach to the subtalar joint allows good visualization of the articular surfaces. Compared with the lateral approach, advantages are found particularly in flatfoot correction, in which the single-incision technique can be used for corrective fusions of rigid flatfoot deformity

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Achilles Tendoscopy

March 1, 2015

Endoscopic surgery provides a minimally invasive approach to visualize and treat several pathologic conditions of the Achilles tendon. Open surgery on the Achilles tendon is notorious for wound complications, whereas endoscopic procedures have been recognized for less scaring, less perioperative pain, fewer wound complications, and faster recovery. This article reviews various endoscopic techniques for the treatment of equinus contracture, Achilles rupture, Haglund’s deformity, and noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy.

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Endoscopic Calcaneoplasty

December 30, 2014

Opinions differ regarding the surgical treatment of posterior calcaneal exostosis. After failure of conservative treatment, open surgical bursectomy and resection of the calcaneal prominence is indicated by many investigators. Clinical studies have shown high rates of unsatisfactory results and complications

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Hallux Metatarsophalangeal Arthroscopy

December 29, 2014

With mounting attention focused on decreasing postsurgical pain and dysfunction, emphasis has been placed on approaching disorders using minimally invasive techniques.

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Current Techniques and Future Direction

December 16, 2014

Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle has evolved from simply a diagnostic tool to a versatile treatment modality for a variety of pathologic abnormalities.

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Peroneal Tendoscopy

December 15, 2014

Peroneal tendoscopy is indicated for peroneal tenosynovitis, subluxation or dislocation, snapping, partial tears requiring debridement, and postoperative adhesions and scarring. Peroneal tendoscopy was also found to be valuable as a diagnostic tool in some instances. It is generally reported to have good to excellent outcomes in most patients with a relatively low occurrence of complications.

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