Foot and Ankle Surgery

Local flaps for wounds: Rules of rotation and advancement

June 21, 2016

Soft tissue reconstruction in the surgical management of lower extremity wounds can pose a challenge to surgeons involved with these high-risk patient populations.

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Combined Innovative Portal Arthroscopy and Fluoroscopy-Assisted Reduction and Fixation in Subtle Injury of the Lisfranc Joint Complex: Analysis of 10…

June 21, 2016

Subtle injuries of the Lisfranc joint complex are uncommon and difficult to diagnose clinically and thus are easily missed even by experienced orthopedic doctors. Misdiagnosed injuries can lead to chronic disability until eventual fusion surgery. We describe 10 cases diagnosed with subtle injury of the Lisfranc joint that were treated with combined innovative portal arthroscopy and fluoroscopy-assisted reduction and percutaneous screw fixation in an interfragmentary fashion

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Comparison of Semi-Invasive “Internal Splinting” and Open Suturing Techniques in Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgery

June 20, 2016

The goal of the present study was to evaluate the semi-invasive “internal splinting” (SIIS) method for repair of Achilles tendon rupture relative to open repair with Krakow sutures. Efficacy was evaluated based on the clinical and functional outcomes, postoperative magnetic resonance imaging measurements, isokinetic results, and surgical complication rates. Functional measurements included the Thermann and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle scores, bilateral ankle dorsiflexion, and plantar flexion measurements.

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Association Between Hemoglobin A1c and Surgical Morbidity in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 20, 2016

The current guidelines for the management of diabetes in adults have recommended strict glycemic control, with a target hemoglobin A1c of 7.0%. Increasing evidence has shown that strict glycemic control decreases the risk of developing the organ system complications associated with diabetes. Elevated hemoglobin A1c levels have been theorized as a risk factor for complications after elective foot and ankle surgery

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Normal Foot and Ankle Radiographic Angles, Measurements, and Reference Points

June 16, 2016

The limb deformity-based principles originate from a standard set of lower extremity radiographic angles and reference points.

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Atypical Chronic Ankle Instability in a Pediatric Population Secondary to Distal Fibula Avulsion Fracture Nonunion

June 14, 2016

Chronic ankle instability is a disabling condition, often occurring as a result of traumatic ankle injury.

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Fracture of the os trigonum: A report of two cases and review of the literature

June 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 11 June 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Yet Yen Yan, Kinjal Vidyut Mehta, Tien Jin Tan We report two cases of acute fractures of the os trigonum.

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Treatment of Acute Jones Fractures Without Weightbearing Restriction

June 10, 2016

Jones fractures are reportedly prone to nonunion and generally treated with a period of non-weightbearing or operative treatment. Extended non-weightbearing can have adverse effects, and operative treatment poses various risks

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3-Years results after Chevron osteotomies using a titanium and a magnesium compression screw

June 9, 2016

Publication date: June 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 22, Issue 2, Supplement 1 Author(s): C. Plaass, C. von Falk, S

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