Foot and Ankle Specialist

Revision Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis With a Pseudoelastic Intramedullary Nail: A Case Study

July 7, 2016

Hindfoot (tibiotalocalcaneal or TTC) arthrodesis is commonly used to treat concomitant arthritis of the ankle and subtalar joints. Simultaneous fusion of both joints can be difficult to achieve especially in patients with impaired healing due to smoking, diabetes mellitus, or Charcot neuroarthropathy. Conventional intramedullary fixation devices allow for compression to be applied at the time of surgery, but this compression can be lost due to bone resorption or settling, leading to impaired healing

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Intraoperative Ultrasound Guidance for the Removal of Nonmetallic Foreign Body from the Foot: Case Report

July 4, 2016

Ultrasound has become an increasingly valuable diagnostic tool throughout all areas of medicine. The role of diagnostic ultrasonography has an evolving role in orthopaedic surgery and particularly in the field of foot and ankle.

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Idiopathic Toe Walking: Family Predisposition and Gender Distribution

July 1, 2016

Current literature is inconsistent concerning the causes and the frequency of idiopathic toe walking (ITW). Available studies vary widely in their results

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Subtalar Distraction Arthrodesis with Fresh Frozen Femoral Neck Allograft: A Retrospective Case Series

July 1, 2016

Subtalar joint distraction arthrodesis has been well reported with use of structural iliac crest or local autologous bone graft for malunited calcaneal fractures. Early reports for structural allograft did not yield good, consistent results, leading to a subsequent lack of recommendation in previous literature

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