Foot and Ankle Specialist

Emerging Insights On Surgical Options For Chronic Ankle Instability

February 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Brayton Campbell, DPM Lateral ankle sprains are very common injuries that foot and ankle specialists frequently treat.

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The Epidemiology of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

February 9, 2015

Background. A paucity of data exists studying the epidemiology of fifth metatarsal fractures.

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Role of Regional Anesthesia in Foot and Ankle Surgery

February 5, 2015

Regional anesthesia has increasingly expanded its role in the perioperative care of patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery. In addition to avoiding side effects associated with both general anesthesia and neuraxial anesthetic techniques, especially those related to cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, regional nerve blocks have been shown to improve postoperative pain and reduce hospital stay and associated expenses

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Tibialis Spastic Varus Foot With Calcaneonavicular Coalition: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

February 5, 2015

Peroneal spastic flat foot is a well-known condition usually occurring with tarsal coalition. Conversely, tibialis spastic varus foot is a rare condition, which can be difficult to diagnose

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Understanding the Basics of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction and the Associated Flatfoot: Conservative and Surgical Thoughts

January 14, 2015

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Ankle Arthrodesis After Failed Total Ankle Replacement: A Systematic Review of the Literature

January 5, 2015

Purpose: As the number of total ankle replacements (TARs) performed has risen, so has the need for revision. The purpose of this investigation was to perform a systematic review of clinical outcomes following a salvage ankle arthrodesis from a failed TAR to identify patient- and technique-specific prognostic factors and to determine the clinical outcomes and complications following an ankle arthrodesis for a failed TAR

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The Use of Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane in the Clinical Setting for Lower Extremity Repair

January 1, 2015

Foot and ankle specialists treat an array of conditions related to the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Their area of expertise may encompass many clinical realms, such as wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care, surgery, and pediatrics. Human amniotic membrane composed of both amnion and chorion has been identified as a potent facilitator of tissue repair in a variety of clinical situations

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