Foot and Ankle Specialist

Treatment of Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity With Subtalar Arthroereises

August 25, 2014

The role of arthroereises in the treatment of adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) has been controversial. This study aims to evaluate the outcome of subtalar arthroereisis in treating stage II AAFD. A total of 24 feet with stage II AAFD were treated surgically between 2009 and 2011 using subtalar arthroereisis.

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Bridle Procedure Combined With a Subtalar Implant: A Case Series and Review of the Literature

August 25, 2014

Background. The bridle procedure is a tritendon anastomosis between the tibialis posterior, peroneus longus, and tibialis anterior, utilized in the treatment of drop foot. Concerned about the potential for acquired flatfoot deformity following the bridle procedure, the authors hypothesized that placing a sinus tarsi implant would prevent this potential sequela.

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"Swan Neck Deformity" of the Second Toe Corrected by Flexor Digitorum Longus to Flexor Digitorum Brevis Tenodesis

August 20, 2014

“Swan neck deformity” of the second toe is a rare deformity. It is a hyperextension of the proximal interphalangeal joint. The patient may complain of painful callosity underneath the proximal interphalangeal joint.

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Bullous Pemphigoid After Bilateral Forefoot Surgery

August 20, 2014

The case of a 76-year-old woman who developed blisters on both forefeet within 2 weeks of bilateral forefoot surgery is reported; the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid was made by histological and immunofluorescence studies.

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