Foot and Ankle Surgery

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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The value of Weight-Bearing CT scan in the evaluation of subtalar distraction bone block arthrodesis: Case report

August 23, 2015

Publication date: Available online 22 August 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): M.J. Welck, M.S

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Leslie Klenerman (1929–2015)

August 19, 2015

Publication date: Available online 19 August 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): T.W.D. Smith

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What 3D Bioprinting Technology Means For Podiatry

August 18, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 9 – September 2015 Author(s):  By Sydney K. Yau, DPM, AACFAS, and Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS In the 1980s, Charles Hull, an American engineer, developed the first three-dimensional (3D) printer. The printer allowed auto and plane makers to design and print complicated 3D parts that were difficult to construct otherwise

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Locking Plates: What Have We Learned?

August 18, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 9 – September 2015 Author(s):  Corey M. Fidler, DPM, AACFAS, Mark A. Prissel, DPM, AACFAS, and Christopher F

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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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Calcific Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy

August 13, 2015

Calcific insertional Achilles tendinopathy can result in significant pain and disability. Although some patients respond to nonoperative therapy, many patients are at risk for long-term morbidity and unpredictable clinical outcomes

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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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