Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Open Axial and True Vertical Ankle Dislocation Without Malleolar Fractures: A Case Report

December 15, 2014

Tibiotalar dislocation is rare and usually associated with a high-velocity, high-energy impact or extreme sporting injuries. I describe complete tibiotalar dislocation from an unusual mechanism.

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Plantar fascia thickness

December 6, 2014

Plantar Fascia Coronal Length: A New Parameter for Plantar Fascia Assessment Ahmet Sinan Sari, MD, Emre Demircay, MD, Gokhan Cakmak, MD, M. Sukru Sahin, MD, I. Cengiz Tuncay, MD, Suleyman Altun, MD The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Articles in Press Quote: The effects of gender and various anthropometric variables were previously reported as significant predictors of plantar fascia thickness.

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Short-Term Clinical Outcomes After First Metatarsal Head Resurfacing Hemiarthroplasty for Late Stage Hallux Rigidus

December 6, 2014

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the short-term results of metatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of advanced hallux rigidus. We reviewed 14 consecutive patients (5 males [35.71%], 9 females [64.29%]; mean age, 58.7 ± 7.4 years). These patients underwent first metatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty (HemiCAP®) for hallux rigidus from March 2010 to September 2012 at our institution

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Ankle Fusion With a Trabecular Metal Spacer and an Anterior Fusion Plate

December 5, 2014

We present a novel operative technique for ankle joint fusion in a case of severe talar bone loss. Fusion was achieved with a trabecular metal spacer combined with a single anterior, anatomically preshaped, angular, stable plate.

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Plantar Fascia Coronal Length: A New Parameter for Plantar Fascia Assessment

December 5, 2014

The effects of gender and various anthropometric variables were previously reported as significant predictors of plantar fascia thickness.

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Are Low-Energy Open Ankle Fractures in the Elderly the New Geriatric Hip Fracture?

December 5, 2014

As the geriatric population in the United States continues to increase, ankle fractures in the elderly are predicted to exponentially increase in the future. As such, these injuries will become a common injury seen by physicians in various fields. Currently, no studies discussing low-energy open ankle fractures in the elderly and/or the mortality rate associated with these devastating injuries have been published.

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Outcomes of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Diabetic Patients Who Have Undergone Solid Organ Transplantation

December 5, 2014

Foot and ankle problems are highly prevalent in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Increased rates of surgical site infections and noninfectious complications, such as malunion, delayed union, nonunion, and hardware failure, have also been more commonly observed in diabetic patients who undergo foot and ankle surgery. DM is a substantial contributor of perioperative morbidity in patients with solid organ transplantation.

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Joplin’s Neuroma

December 5, 2014

Joplin’s neuroma is a rare perineurial fibrosis of the medial plantar digital proper nerve arising from various etiologies but most commonly after bunion surgery. Treatment for this painful great toe problem remains controversial. It is our purpose to describe our experience with this chronic pain problem, considering it to be a neuroma requiring resection

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Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Phalanx of the Fourth Toe: A Case Report

December 5, 2014

Giant cell tumor of the bone is a benign, but locally aggressive, primary bone tumor of unknown origin. It most commonly occurs in the long bones and is only rarely found in the phalangeal bones, such as the distal phalanx of the foot

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Forefoot Surgery in Elderly Compared With Younger Patient Populations

December 3, 2014

Forefoot Surgery in Elderly Compared With Younger Patient Populations: Complications and Type of Procedure Thibault Vermersch, MD, Michel Henri Fessy, MD, PhD, Jean-Luc Besse, MD, PhD The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Articles in Press Quote: In forefoot surgery, the presenting complaints and expected benefits differ between elderly and younger patients.

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