Foot and Ankle Clinics

Spastic Foot and Ankle Deformities: Evaluation and Treatment

March 1, 2014

Spastic foot and ankle deformities can occur from various causes and have profound effects on individuals and society.

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Tendon Transfers in the Treatment of the Adult Flatfoot

March 1, 2014

Tendon transfers are critical to successful surgical correction of adult flexible flatfoot deformity and may be beneficial in correcting rigid deformities as well. Patients with refractory stage I and II deformities often require selective osteotomies in addition to tendon transfer. Patients with stage III and IV deformities typically require hindfoot arthrodesis

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Tendon Transfers for the Drop Foot

March 1, 2014

The paralytic drop foot represents a challenging problem for even the most experienced orthopedic surgeon. Careful patient selection, thorough preoperative examination and planning, and application of tendon transfer biomechanical and physiologic principles outlined in this article can lead to successful results, either through a posterior tibialis tendon transfer, Bridle transfer, or variations on these procedures

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Neuromuscular Problems in Foot and Ankle: Evaluation and Workup

December 26, 2013

It is essential to determine the functional goals of the patient during the workup and treatment planning stages of neuromuscular disorders involving the foot and ankle.

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Tendon Transfers—How Do They Work? Planning and Implementation

December 23, 2013

The purpose of this article is to update the orthopedic community on the planning and implementation of tendon transfers in the foot and ankle. This information will serve to reinforce those principles and factors that are inherent in successful performance of tendon transfer

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Hallux Claw Toe

December 23, 2013

Claw hallux is a deformity of the great toe attributed to muscular imbalance. This article describes diagnosis and treatment of this condition

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Tendon Transfers in Cavovarus Foot

December 19, 2013

The use of tendon transfers in the cavovarus foot is a common surgical procedure because of the muscular imbalance present in this pathologic condition. Therefore, deforming forces are transferred to obtain movement and function

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Tendon Transfers in the Treatment of Achilles’ Tendon Disorders

December 9, 2013

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body and, as such, has its share of problems. Although many conditions affecting this tendon can be treated nonoperatively, surgical intervention is often necessary.

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Salvage Options for Peroneal Tendon Ruptures

December 2, 2013

Reports have demonstrated that peroneal tendon tears can be successfully treated by direct repair or debridement and tubularization, based on the extent and nature of the pathology. Irreparable peroneal tendon tears or completely unsalvageable tendons after failure of previously attempted repairs are rare, and as a result there is a lack of high-level evidence to guide the management of these complex injuries

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The Indications and Technique for Surgical Correction of Pes Cavus with External Fixation

December 1, 2013

Cavovarus is a deformity commonly associated with a variety of underlying disorders, and treatment of severe cavovarus foot with an underlying progressive disorder is very challenging.

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