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.
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
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.
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
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.
Background . Interphalangeal arthrodesis is a very common surgical treatment of rigid hammertoe and claw toe deformities. The K-wires habitually used in this procedure are sometimes complicated by pin tract infection, migration, discomfort, and breakage