Foot and Ankle Specialist

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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Ankle Impingement Caused by an Intra-articular Plica: A Report of 2 Cases

March 24, 2015

Entrapment of soft tissues in the anterolateral gutter of the ankle can cause impingement. When symptomatic, patients complain of chronic ankle pain exacerbated with dorsiflexion

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Hallux Varus: An Underreported Presentation of Rheumatoid Arthritis

March 24, 2015

The prevalence of hallux varus deformity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been reported to be extremely rare. However, in South Asian Countries, where open-toed shoes are habitual footwear for the majority of people, we have found that hallux varus is a common deformity in patients with RA. This rate of occurrence is much more common than that in published hallux deformities in RA and reinforces the impact of footwear on the development of hallux deformities.

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Advanced Hallux Rigidus: Do We Have a Choice Other Than Arthrodesis?

March 16, 2015

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Sport and activity restrictions following total ankle replacement: A survey of orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists

March 10, 2015

Publication date: Available online 18 February 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Alec A. Macaulay , Scott M. VanValkenburg , Christopher W

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