Foot and Ankle Surgery

Is it too early to move to full electronic PROM data collection? A randomized controlled trial comparing PROM’s after hallux valgus captured by…

May 23, 2015

Publication date: Available online 23 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Leonieke N. Palmen , Joost C.M.

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Rearfoot Alignment Radiographic Parameters

May 23, 2015

Descriptive Quantitative Analysis of Rearfoot Alignment Radiographic Parameters Andrew J. Meyr, Matthew R. Wagoner The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; 20 May 2015 Quote: Although the radiographic parameters of the transverse talocalcaneal angle (tTCA), calcaneocuboid angle (CCA), talar head uncovering (THU), calcaneal inclination angle (CIA), talar declination angle (TDA), lateral talar–first metatarsal angle (lTFA), and lateral talocalcaneal angle (lTCA) form the basis of the preoperative evaluation and procedure selection for pes planovalgus deformity, the so-called normal values of these measurements are not well-established.

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Metal allergy after first metatarsophalangeal total joint replacement – case report

May 22, 2015

Publication date: Available online 21 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): I.

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Redefining Complications In Podiatric Surgery And Reducing Complication Risk

May 20, 2015

Complications are an inevitable occurrence in the performance of foot and ankle surgery. With reference to surgery, researchers have offered a variety of definitions to define the term “complication.”

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Effect of Osteogenic Progenitor Cell Concentration on the Incidence of Foot and Ankle Fusion

May 20, 2015

The use of biologics, namely demineralized bone matrix, bone marrow aspirate (BMA), and other growth factors, has gained popularity in foot and ankle surgery for use in compromised hosts or high-risk situations. Our research has shown the concentration of these pluripotent cells was greatest in the iliac crest.

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Descriptive Quantitative Analysis of Rearfoot Alignment Radiographic Parameters

May 20, 2015

Although the radiographic parameters of the transverse talocalcaneal angle (tTCA), calcaneocuboid angle (CCA), talar head uncovering (THU), calcaneal inclination angle (CIA), talar declination angle (TDA), lateral talar–first metatarsal angle (lTFA), and lateral talocalcaneal angle (lTCA) form the basis of the preoperative evaluation and procedure selection for pes planovalgus deformity, the so-called normal values of these measurements are not well-established. The objectives of the present study were to retrospectively evaluate the descriptive statistics of these radiographic parameters (tTCA, CCA, THU, CIA, TDA, lTFA, and lTCA) in a large population, and, second, to determine an objective basis for defining “normal” versus “abnormal” measurements.

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A Modified Suture Bridge Technique for Application With Bone Anchors in Foot and Ankle Surgery

May 19, 2015

We present a suture bridge technique for reattachment of tendon or ligament to bone for use in foot and ankle surgery. The method is a simple, strong, and reproducible technique that could decrease the risk of irritation of the overlying cutaneous barrier and minimizes the likelihood of tendon strangulation when combined with soft tissue bone anchors. The present report serves as a guide to the use of this suture technique for reattachment of the Achilles tendon.

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Surgically treated talar fractures. A retrospective study of 50 patients

May 17, 2015

Publication date: Available online 16 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ingrid Kvello Stake , Jan Erik Madsen , Kjetil Hvaal , Elena Johnsen , Elisabeth Ellingsen Husebye Background Talar fractures are associated with a high incidence of avascular necrosis (AVN), osteoarthritis (OA) and malunion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the complications, the functional outcome, and the need for secondary surgery following surgically treated talar fractures.

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Biomechanical Evaluation of a Second Generation Headless Compression Screw for Ankle Arthrodesis in a Cadaver Model

May 16, 2015

Publication date: Available online 15 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Andrew Max Somberg , William K.

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Total ankle replacement and contralateral ankle arthrodesis in 16 patients from the Swedish Ankle Registry. Self-reported function and satisfaction

May 16, 2015

Publication date: Available online 15 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Anders Henricson , Martin Fredriksson , Åke Carlsson Background Both total ankle replacement (TAR) and ankle arthrodesis do show some problems in long-term studies. To choose either of these surgical options is a delicate task. There are no randomized studies reported in the literature and no previous studies in which patients constitute the own controls

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