Foot and Ankle Surgery

Does external fixation result in superior ankle function than open reduction internal fixation in the management of adult distal tibial plafond…

July 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 20 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Christopher E. Hill Background Traditionally distal tibial plafond fractures were managed with open reduction internal fixation however, high complication rates have prompted the use of external fixation as an alternative. No definitive review has been conducted and the issue of superior treatment method remains contentious.

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5 year retrospective follow-up of new cases of Charcot neuroarthropathy–a single centre experience

July 27, 2015

Publication date: Available online 26 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): C. Stark, T

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Podiatric Resident Performance on a Basic Competency Examination in Musculoskeletal Medicine

July 24, 2015

A basic competency examination in musculoskeletal medicine has previously been administered to residents across a variety of medical specialties and has demonstrated that medical school preparation in musculoskeletal medicine might be inadequate. The objectives of the present study were to assess podiatric surgical resident performance on this examination and to assess podiatric surgical residency director opinions of the level of importance of the test subject areas

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Minimally Invasive Calcaneal Osteotomy: Does the Shannon Burr Endanger the Neurovascular Structures? A Cadaveric Study

July 22, 2015

Calcaneal osteotomies are used to correct hindfoot alignment. Traditional open procedures have been plagued with complications.

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What is the evidence for chemical thromboprophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery? Systematic review of the English literature

July 21, 2015

Venous thromboembolism is a well-documented complication following lower limb trauma and surgery.

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Skin Preparation Methods in Foot and Ankle Surgery

July 21, 2015

Randomised Comparison of Two Skin Preparation Methods in Foot and Ankle Surgery Chang Alice et al Foot and Ankle Surgery; 20 July 2015 Quote: Highlights •Equivalent preparation time within the bag immersion group. •No significant formation of bacterial growth in either preparation technique groups

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Randomised Comparison of Two Skin Preparation Methods in Foot and Ankle Surgery

July 20, 2015

Publication date: Available online 20 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Chang Alice, Hughes Adrian, du Moulin William, Mukerjee Chinmoy, Molnar Robert Background Foot and ankle surgery has an increased incidence of post-operative surgical site infections. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and efficiency of an alternative method of surgical site preparation for foot and ankle surgery. Method Fifty one volunteers were recruited for this study which compared standard gauze painting using 2% chlorhexidine with 70% alcohol to immersion of the foot and ankle in a non-sterile bag filled with 60 mL of the same solution and rubbing all skin surfaces (bag immersion method)

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Lyme Disease Manifestations in the Foot and Ankle

July 17, 2015

Lyme Disease Manifestations in the Foot and Ankle: A Retrospective Case Series Jason R. Miller, DPM, FACFAS, Karl W

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Is it too early to move to full electronic PROM data collection?

July 16, 2015

Publication date: Available online 23 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Leonieke N. Palmen, Joost C.M.

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