Foot and Ankle Specialist

Driving safety: The effects of lower extremity impairment

August 25, 2015

The question of when or if it’s safe for patients to drive after surgery or while wearing a lower extremity orthotic device is one practitioners should address. But, in the absence of formal guide­lines, clinicians’ advice is often inconsistent.

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African Perspectives

August 25, 2015

Excerpt from: African Perspectives

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Lower Extremity Amputation and Mortality Rates in the Reconstructed Diabetic Charcot Foot and Ankle With External Fixation: Data Analysis of 116…

August 14, 2015

The aim of this study was to determine the lower extremity amputation and mortality rates of a group of patients who underwent reconstructive surgery using circular external fixation for treatment of diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) of the foot and/or ankle.

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Use of a Hunter Rod for Staged Reconstruction of Peroneal Tendons

August 14, 2015

Peroneal tendon pathology is a commonly reported cause of lateral ankle pain. The causes include cavovarus foot type, overuse, chronic tendinosis, peroneal subluxation or dislocation, acute traumatic split tears, and traumatic rupture. The purpose of the present report is to describe an alternative approach for surgical reconstruction of the peroneal tendons in patients when repair might no longer be effective

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Trends of Concurrent Ankle Arthroscopy at the Time of Operative Treatment of Ankle Fracture: A National Database Review

August 11, 2015

Background. The purpose of this study was to report trends associated with concurrent ankle arthroscopy at the time of operative treatment of ankle fracture. Method.

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Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using a Nitinol Intramedullary Hindfoot Nail

August 11, 2015

Tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis using an intramedullary hindfoot nail is a common procedure for deformity correction and the treatment of combined tibiotalar and subtalar end-stage arthritis. Nonunion at one or both fusion sites is a difficult complication that can result in reoperation, significant morbidity, and below-knee amputation.

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Role of Foot Abduction and Heel Angle in Equinus Correction in Idiopathic Clubfoot: A Pilot Study

August 7, 2015

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Excision of Morton’s Neuroma Using a Longitudinal Plantar Approach: A Midterm Follow-up Study

August 7, 2015

Background . Operative procedures are indicated in the treatment of Morton’s neuroma (MN) when conservative therapies have been unsuccessful. A dorsal approach for neurolysis or neurectomy was strongly recommended

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