Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Primary Intraosseous Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor of the Medial Cuneiform: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

July 19, 2016

Peripheral nerve sheath tumors (benign and malignant) usually arise in the soft tissues and are unusual in bone. Intraosseous peripheral nerve sheath tumors are usually benign and constitute approximately 0.2% of all bone tumors.

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A Comparison of Screw Fixation and Suture-Button Fixation in a Syndesmosis Injury at an Ankle Fracture

July 19, 2016

The present study compared the quality of reduction and the clinical assessment between screw fixation and suture-button fixation with an ankle fracture accompanied by syndesmosis injury.

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Effect of Variable Lower Extremity Immobilization Devices on Emergency Brake Response Driving Outcomes

July 18, 2016

The effect of lower extremity pathologic features and surgical intervention on automobile driving function has been a topic of contemporary interest in the orthopedic medical literature. The objective of the present case-control investigation was to assess 3 driving outcomes (i.e., mean emergency brake response time, frequency of abnormally delayed brake responses, and frequency of inaccurate brake responses) in a group of participants with 3 variable footwear conditions (i.e., regular shoe gear, surgical shoe, and walking boot).

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Effect of the Presence of Subchondral Cysts on Treatment Results of Autologous Osteochondral Graft Transfer in Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus

July 15, 2016

The aim of the present study was to clinically evaluate whether the presence of subchondral cysts had an effect on the treatment results of autologous osteochondral graft transfer in osteochondral lesions of the talus. Patients were enrolled in the present study according to the inclusion criteria

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Resection of Small Avulsion Fractures of the Anterior Process of the Calcaneus for Refractory Complaints

July 15, 2016

Minor injuries of the anterior process of the calcaneus occur frequently and most heal uneventfully. The present series reports on 6 patients with persistent complaints after anterior process avulsion fractures. The avulsed fragments of the anterior process at the calcaneocuboid joint were surgically excised in all, which resolved the complaints completely in 4 patients and reduced the complaints significantly in 2

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Complications of Kirschner Wire Use in Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Calcaneal Fractures

July 9, 2016

The most important goal of surgical management of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures is anatomic correction. This reduction is usually stabilized using plate and screw osteosynthesis

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Calcaneal Fractures: Looking Beyond the Meta-Analyses

July 1, 2016

In this issue of The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery®, Luo et al present the results of an updated meta-analysis on displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures (1). They conclude, “The small sample size and the great heterogeneity of included studies make it difficult to draw conclusions in some combined results.”

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Effect Modification and Interaction Terms: It Takes Two to Tango

July 1, 2016

In this Investigators’ Corner I look more deeply into the previously discussed phenomenon of effect modification. I revisit an explanation and examples of the phenomenon and then examine how to account for it statistically. Specifically, I show, in detail, how to write a regression equation that includes interaction terms that account for the effect modification

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Prescribing Medications for Pain Relief: Doctors, Patients, and Federal Regulators

July 1, 2016

In a recent New York Times editorial titled “The Opioid Epidemic We Failed to Foresee,” David A. Kessler, MD, former commissioner of the U.S

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Intraoperative Radiation Exposure During Revision Total Ankle Replacement

July 1, 2016

Intraoperative C-arm image intensification is required for primary total ankle replacement implantation.

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