Foot and Ankle Surgery

Arthrodesis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint − A Biomechanical Comparison of Four Fixation Techniques

July 27, 2016

Publication date: Available online 26 July 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ella Harris, Paul Moroney, Yves Tourné Background Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint is a commonly performed orthopaedic procedure. The optimum method of fixation and joint surface preparation has yet to be determined. Methods This study compared four fixation techniques: ∗ crossed cannulated screws with cup-cone reaming of the joint surface ∗ dorsal plate with separate interfragmentary screw and cup-cone reaming of the joint surface ∗ dorsal plate with separate interfragmentary screw with planar preparation of the joint surface ∗ dorsal plate alone with cup-cone reaming of the joint surface Biomechanical grade sawbones were used

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Another new Foot and Ankle Journal

July 26, 2016

Press Release: SAGE Publishing expands partnership with the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society to publish Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics July 26, 2016 Quote: SAGE Publishing and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society today announce the launch of Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics (FAO), an open access journal dedicated to the care and treatment of patients with orthopaedic foot and ankle conditions. FAO is the society?s second publication, joining its flagship journal Foot & Ankle International (FAI). I am honored to serve as the inaugural editor for this new journal, which will offer a wide variety of article types and original research, commented Editor-in-Chief L

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Lawrence Kobak, DPM — Today at 9 PM ET

July 26, 2016

Dr. Lawrence Kobak will be the guest on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 PM ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Bret Ribotsky, DPM, FACFAOM. Dr

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“Foot and Ankle Surgery” is awarded its first impact factor

July 24, 2016

Publication date: Available online 22 July 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Michael M. Stephens

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Influence of the tibialis posterior muscle actuation on the foot anatomy under axial loading; a CT human cadaveric model study

July 22, 2016

Publication date: Available online 20 July 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): K. Dullaert, J.E. Hagen, P.

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Screwless Scarf osteotomy for hallux valgus: evaluation of radiologic correction

July 20, 2016

Publication date: Available online 18 July 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Dries Van Doninck, Thomas Verschueren, Giovanni A. Matricali, Nick Van Opstal, Lennart Scheys, Geoffroy Vandeputte Background The scarf osteotomy is a standard procedure to correct hallux valgus. Recent modifications in the technique allow for important translations of the bone fragments without the need for screw fixation

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Does Thromboprophylaxis reduce symptomatic venous thromboembolism in patients with below knee cast treatment for foot and ankle trauma? A Systematic…

July 20, 2016

Publication date: Available online 18 July 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ben A. Hickey, Ultan Watson, Andrew Cleves, Raza Alikhan, Neil Pugh, Len Nokes, Anthony Perera Background Our aim was to determine the evidence for thromboprophylaxis for prevention of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adults with foot or ankle trauma treated with below knee cast or splint. Our secondary aim was to report major bleeding events

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Comparison of Outcomes of Osteosynthesis in Type II Accessory Navicular by Variable Fixation Methods

July 20, 2016

Publication date: Available online 18 July 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ho-Seong Jang, Kwang-Hee Park, Hyun-Woo Park Introduction To compare the outcomes of fixation methods for osteosynthesis of a type II symptomatic accessory navicular between screw and tension band wiring. Methods Forty-four patients (mean age, 29.2 years; range, 13 to 54 years; 21 males and 23 females) who had undergone operative treatment after failed conservative treatment were chosen for the study between 2007 and 2014.

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An uncommon case of irreducible ankle fracture-dislocation: the “bosworth-like” tibio-fibular fracture

July 18, 2016

Publication date: Available online 16 July 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Michele Cappuccio, Danilo Leonetti, Berardo Di Matteo, Domenico Tigani An irreducible ankle-fracture dislocation characterized by the dislocation of the proximal fragment of the fibula posteriorly to the tibial tubercle is defined as “Bosworth injury”. In the present report it is described, for the first time in literature, a complex case where the Bosworth injury was associated to a tibial plafond fracture: the proximal fibular fragment was entrapped between the tibial pilon and the fractured posterior tibial tubercle, which acted as a clamp, thus avoiding ankle reduction.

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