Foot and Ankle Surgery

Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed?

October 19, 2014

Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed? A Discussion of Procedure Philosophy Relative to Anatomy Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFASemail, Merrell Kauwe, DPM, Mindi Feilmeier, DPM, FACFAS The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Articles in Press Quote: Of the > 100 procedures that have been proposed to treat hallux valgus or the “bunion” deformity, most have focused on correction through metatarsal osteotomies at various levels combined with soft tissue balancing procedures at the first metatarsophalangeal joint

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Texas-Arizona Research Collaboration Productive for 20 Years

October 12, 2014

Courtesy of Dr. Barry Block and PM News   Drs. David G.

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Early radiographic and clinical results of Salto Total Ankle Arthroplasty as a Fixed-Bearing Device

October 9, 2014

Publication date: Available online 8 October 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): John Chao , Jae Hyuck Choi , Benjamin J. Grear , Shay Tenenbaum , Jason T

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The effect of different methods of stability assessment on fixation rate and complications in supination external rotation (SER) 2/4 ankle fractures

October 6, 2014

Publication date: Available online 5 October 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Edward J.C. Dawe , Roozbeh Shafafy , Jonathan Quayle , Nikolaos Gougoulias , Alexander Wee , Anthony Sakellariou Background Distinguishing stable Supination-External Rotation (SER) 2 from unstable SER 4 ankle fractures, using standard radiographs, is controversial. Examination under anaesthesia (EUA), gravity-stress (GS) and weight-bearing (WB) radiographs can aid surgical decision-making

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Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle with Osteomyelitis

October 1, 2014

One of the most devastating foot and/or ankle complications in the diabetic population with peripheral neuropathy is the presence of Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). In recent years, diabetic limb salvage has been attempted more frequently as opposed to major lower extremity amputation for CN of the foot and ankle with ulceration and/or deep infection. Treatment strategies for osteomyelitis in the diabetic population have evolved.

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Supramalleolar Osteotomy and Ankle Arthrodiastasis for Juvenile Posttraumatic Ankle Arthritis

October 1, 2014

Numerous techniques have been described for posttraumatic ankle arthritis with or without an associated lower extremity deformity in the adult population. These surgical procedures may include, but are not limited to, ankle exostectomy with joint resurfacing, ankle arthrodiastasis, ankle arthroplasty, and ankle arthrodesis

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Post-traumatic in-situ fusion after calcaneal fractures. A retrospective study with 7-28 years follow-up

September 29, 2014

Publication date: Available online 28 September 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Per-Henrik Ågren , Tycho Tullberg , Sebastian Mukka , Per Wretenberg , Arkan S. Sayed-Noor Background In-situ fusion as salvage operation after calcaneal fractures has been used. In this retrospective investigation, a group of in-situ fused patients is analyzed with long-term follow-up.

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Allograft reconstruction of Peroneus longus and brevis tendons tears arising from a single muscular belly. Case report and surgical technique

September 26, 2014

Publication date: Available online 16 September 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Manuel J. Pellegrini , Samuel B

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Lateral Stress Dorsiflexion View for Hallux Limitus

September 23, 2014

Lateral Stress Dorsiflexion View: A Case Series Demonstrating Clinical Utility in Midterm Hallux Limitus Troy J. Boffeli, DPM, FACFAS, Rachel C.

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An accuracy evaluation of clinical, arthrometric, and stress-sonographic acute ankle instability examinations

September 22, 2014

Publication date: Available online 22 September 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ulrich Wiebking , Tarek Omar Pacha , Michael Jagodzinski Background Ankle sprain injuries, often due to lateral ligamentous injury, are the most common sports traumatology conditions. Correct diagnoses require an understanding of the assessment tools with a high degree of diagnostic accuracy. Obviously, there are still no clear consensuses or standard methods to differentiate between a ligament tear and an ankle sprain.

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