Foot and Ankle Specialist

Balancing the Risk of Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgical Patients Taking Antithrombotic Medication

July 22, 2014

This review intends to provide guidance regarding perioperative management of anticoagulation and antiplatelet drug therapy as they relate to foot and ankle surgery. Venous and arterial thromboembolism are conditions in which the blood clots inappropriately, causing considerable morbidity and mortality. With an increase in awareness of thromboembolic risk factors and expansion of therapeutic options, more patients are routinely taking antithrombotic medication

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Joint Salvage After Neglected Intra-Articular Physeal Fracture of the Hallux in High-Level Gymnasts

July 18, 2014

Chronic sports-related injuries involving the hallux are well known in adult populations. However, they are less frequently described in adolescents.

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Missed Peritalar Injuries: An Analysis of Factors in Cases of Known Delayed Diagnosis and Methods for Improving Identification

July 18, 2014

Because of the complex anatomy of the foot, rarity of fractures of the foot, and subtle radiographic cues, foot injuries are commonly overlooked and mis/undiagnosed. This study seeks to investigate a patient population whose peritalar injuries, including fractures and dislocations, were missed on initial examination, in order to analyze factors of known, missed injuries and provide insight into methods for reducing the incidence of missed diagnoses

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Plantar Flexor Muscle Architecture Changes as a Result of Eccentric Exercise in Patients With Achilles Tendinosis

July 18, 2014

Eccentric training for Achilles tendinosis (AT) has been reported to significantly improve patient symptoms. There has been no biomechanical explanation on the mechanism for specific rehabilitation technique. The purpose of this study was to determine changes in muscle architecture that occurred as a result of Achilles tendinosis injury and a subsequent eccentric rehabilitation program

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Static Versus Dynamic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Detection of Plantar Plate Pathology

July 15, 2014

Musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) is a common modality used to examine plantar plate pathology. Comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of static versus dynamic ultrasound has not been previously published. The objective of this study was to prospectively compare the value of using preoperative static and dynamic ultrasound findings to diagnose plantar plate pathology using intraoperative inspection as the standard of reference.

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