Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Metallic Hardware Not a Considered Complication

July 1, 2015

It is interesting that two different meta-analyses aimed to answer the same question. It should be made clear that reoperation for metallic hardware removal was not considered a complication in our report (1).

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The Difference Is in What Is or Is Not Included

July 1, 2015

We thank Journal Editor D. Scot Malay, DPM, MSCE, FACFAS, for his Editorial regarding both, seemingly overlapping, manuscripts. In addition to the differences correctly pointed out by Dr

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No Resident Left Behind: Statistical Illiteracy and What Lies Beyond the Abstract

July 1, 2015

We have all done it before. Read an abstract, made a conclusion, then flipped to the next article. The intellectual equivalent of a fast food drive-through, abstracts are quick, convenient, but ultimately devoid of the nutrition we need.

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Pooling Results by Means of Meta-Analysis

July 1, 2015

In this issue, we present 2 different meta-analyses that aimed to answer the same question, namely, “Is tibiofibular syndesmosis transfixation best performed with metallic or bioabsorbable screw fixation?” Keep in mind that a meta-analysis is a quantitative review that pools data from publications and attempts to define the heterogeneity of the data to be pooled into a larger sample.

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Management of Posterior Malleolar Fractures: A Systematic Review

June 19, 2015

Posterior malleolar fractures are relatively common and usually result from rotational ankle injuries. Although treatment of associated lateral and medial structures is well established, several controversies exist in the management of posterior malleolus fractures. We performed a systematic review of the current published data with regard to the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of posterior malleolus fractures.

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A Case of Simultaneous Traumatic Dorsal Dislocation of All Five Metatarsophalangeal Joints Treated Successfully With Closed Reduction

June 11, 2015

Simultaneous dislocation of multiple metatarsophalangeal joints is a rare injury, because of the impediment presented by the anatomy of the lesser metatarsophalangeal joints.

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Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis With Percutaneous Latticed Plantar Fasciotomy

June 6, 2015

Plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of pain in the inferior heel, accounts for 11% to 15% of all foot symptoms requiring professional care among adults. The present study reports the results of a minimally invasive surgical treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. All patients with plantar fasciitis who had undergone percutaneous latticed plantar fasciotomy at 3 clinical sites from March 2008 to March 2009 were included in the present study.

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Biomechanical Evaluation of Custom Foot Orthoses for Hallux Valgus Deformity

June 6, 2015

The purpose of the present study was to compare the hallux valgus deformity pressure parameters seen in standard footwear (no orthosis) versus the pressure observed in the same footwear with the addition of 3 different length orthoses. The forefoot pressure at a hallux valgus deformity was recorded with pressure sensors placed on the plantar, medial, and dorsal surface of the first metatarsal head.

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Prognostic Value of the Radiologic Appearance of the Navicular Ossification Center in Congenital Talipes Equinovarus

June 3, 2015

Congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), more commonly known as clubfoot, is a deformity of the foot that is not well understood. The tarsal navicular is at the center of the disease process and exhibits abnormal development and delayed ossification

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Evaluating Component Migration: Comparing Two Generations of the INBONE Total Ankle Replacement

May 29, 2015

Although total ankle replacement (TAR) designs have radically evolved, the compressive forces at the ankle can cause aseptic loosening, talar subsidence, and implant failure. The purpose of the present report was to compare the implant migration associated with the INBONE® I, a TAR system with a stemmed talar component, and the newer generation INBONE® II, a TAR system without a stemmed talar component (Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Arlington, TN).

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