Foot and Ankle Surgery

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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Osteolytic Cysts with Total Ankle Replacement: frequency and causes?

March 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jean-Luc Besse

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

March 26, 2015

Background.

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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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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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There is poor reliability of Böhler’s angle and the crucial angle of Gissane in assessing displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures

March 20, 2015

Publication date: Available online 10 March 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jesse E.

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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Clinical Consensus Statement: Risk, Prevention, and Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism Disease in Foot…

March 19, 2015

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for physicians regarding the risk, prevention, and diagnosis of venous thromboembolism disease after foot and ankle surgery and while caring for lower extremity injuries that require ankle immobilization. A panel composed of all authors of this document reviewed the published evidence and, through a series of meetings, reached consensus regarding the viewpoints contained herein. We conclude that routine chemical prophylaxis is not warranted; rather, patients should be stratified and have a prevention plan tailored to their individual risk level.

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