Foot and Ankle Specialist

The Biomechanical Evaluation of Revision First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis: A Cadaveric Study

April 24, 2015

Background. First metatarsophalangeal (MP) arthrodesis in the setting of bone loss is a difficult problem. Bone loss may compromise stability of implant fixation

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High Prevalence of Obesity and Female Gender Among Patients With Concomitant Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis

April 24, 2015

The link between increased body weight and hindfoot complaints is largely based on correlation to single foot pathology. We retrospectively reviewed 6879 patients with tibialis posterior tendonitis (TPT), plantar fasciitis (PF), or both. Among patients with either TPT or PF, 1 in 11 (9%) had both.

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Understanding the Postoperative Course and Rehabilitation Protocol for Total Ankle Arthroplasty

April 15, 2015

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Academic Integrity

April 15, 2015

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Flatfoot in School-Age Children: Prevalence and Associated Factors

March 29, 2015

Background . Flatfoot has been shown to cause abnormal stresses on the foot and lower extremity.

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2013 Subtalar Arthroereisis Survey: The Current Practice Patterns of Members of the AOFAS

March 26, 2015

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Topical Review: Use of Fetal Tissue in Foot and Ankle Surgery

March 26, 2015

Fetal tissues are well known for their therapeutic potential. They contain numerous growth factors, cytokines, and matrix components that promote regeneration of tissues while downregulating inflammation and scar formation

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Technique Tip: The Use of McGlamry Elevator to Assist Suture Passing in the Dorsal Technique of Plantar Plate Repair With Weil Osteotomy for Lesser…

March 26, 2015

The combination of a dorsal approach to the plantar plate with a Weil’s metatarsal osteotomy has been shown to provide an adequate exposure for plantar plate repair. However, soft tissues in a restricted area of the metatarsophalangeal joint could present as a technical difficulty during suture retrieval during repair of the plantar plate. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of the McGlamry elevator for assistance in the retrieval of sutures through the proximal phalanx

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New procedure corrects painful hammertoes

March 24, 2015

Many women love sexy shoes, but an embarrassing foot condition can keep them off their feet. One Houston doctor said a new procedure can correct the painful problem that is more than just aesthetic

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