Foot and Ankle Surgery

Emerging insights on the trephine arthrodesis

April 26, 2016

Trephine arthrodesis in foot surgery is nothing new but for some reason, foot surgeons rarely consider it. Surgeons can utilize trephine arthrodesis for many of the joints in the foot, including but not limited to the subtalar joint, tarsometatarsal joints, intercuneiform joints and the naviculocuneiform joint. In my experience, arthrodesis of the second and third tarsometatarsal joints is the primary procedure for which I will choose a trephine arthrodesis technique.

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Acute syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures: a review.

April 25, 2016

Publication date: Available online 25 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): W.J. van Zuuren, T

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Detriments to Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

April 23, 2016

Evidence Based Review of literature on Detriments to Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Tina Lefrancois et al Foot and Ankle Surgery; Article in Press Quote: Highlights ?This paper provides a comprehensive review of the literature focusing on the efficacy of treatment of commonly cited detriments to healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. ?This paper will assist in guiding physicians on effective treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. ?This paper will highlight areas of research potential for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

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The role of intramedullary fixation in ankle fractures–a systematic review

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): R.W. Jordan, A.W.P. Chapman, D.

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A simplified, validated protocol for measuring fibular reduction on ankle CT

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Christopher Patrick Prior, James Christopher Widnall, Amer Kemall Rehman, David Marc Weller, Edward Vaughan Wood Background Inadequate ankle syndesmotic reduction is a common and important cause of poor outcome after surgery. It is not clear what magnitude or planes of displacement impact most. Many Computerised Tomography (CT) measurement techniques rely on landmarks that are difficult to reproduce, and none measure all types of mal-positioning in a single protocol.

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Use of locking barbed sutures in foot and ankle surgery. A case series

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ziyaad Mayet, Hooman Eshraghi, Paulo N.F.

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Evidence Based Review of literature on Detriments to Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Tina Lefrancois, Kinjal Mehta, Victoria Sullivan, Sheldon Lin, Mark Glazebrook Background Diabetes mellitus places a substantial burden on society worldwide.

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Keys to diagnosing and treating Lisfranc injuries

April 5, 2016

In the event of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, Lisfranc injuries can lead to compromised vascular supply or persistent instability.

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The importance of obesity in foot pain management

April 5, 2016

Increasing numbers of studies suggest that a high body mass index can significantly affect foot structure and function, increasing the risk of painful conditions. But questions remain as to how foot health specialists can best address foot pain in their obese and overweight patients

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