Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing for Recurrent Fracture in Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia

September 2, 2015

We present the case of a 23-year-old male with congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia, who had undergone treatment with Ilizarov ring fixation and had experienced 4 episodes of repeat fracture. He had associated type 1 neurofibromatosis, and his radiographs confirmed a type 6 Boyd’s congenital pseudarthrosis of the left tibia, with concomitant arthritic ankle and subtalar joints. He was treated successfully with retrograde intramedullary nailing of the tibia and autologous bone grafting

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Incidence of Peroneal Tendinopathy After Application of a Posterior Antiglide Plate for Repair of Supination External Rotation Lateral Malleolar…

September 2, 2015

Posterior antiglide plating is widely used to treat lateral malleolar fractures caused by supination-external rotation injuries. Despite its widespread use, this technique can be associated with postoperative peroneal tendinopathy.

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Arthroscopic First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis for Repair of Fixed Hallux Varus Deformity

August 26, 2015

Arthroscopic first metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis for fixed hallux varus deformity can be very difficult because narrowing of the medial joint space results in difficult access. The abductor hallucis tendon and the medial capsule can be released through a small proximal plantar medial incision.

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Restoring Sesamoid Position in Scarf Osteotomy: A Learning Curve

August 25, 2015

Incomplete reduction of the sesamoid is a known risk factor for recurrence of the deformity after scarf osteotomy for correction of hallux valgus. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether a learning curve exists for successfully restoring the sesamoid position in scarf osteotomy. We reviewed 71 consecutive cases (71 feet) of scarf osteotomy performed on female patients during a 2.5-year period by the same surgeon

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Two Articles: Similar, Not the Same

August 23, 2015

Recently, Seth S. Leopold, MD, Editor in Chief of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®, informed me that a reader had brought to his attention that two articles published respectively in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery® and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® were similar (Wu DY

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Administration of Tranexamic Acid Reduces Postoperative Blood Loss in Calcaneal Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial

August 23, 2015

The present randomized controlled trial was undertaken to evaluate the effect of tranexamic acid (TXA) on reducing postoperative blood loss in calcaneal fractures. A total of 90 patients with a unilateral closed calcaneal fracture were randomized to the TXA (n = 45) and control (n = 45) groups. The corresponding groups received 15 mg/kg body weight of TXA or placebo (0.9% sodium chloride solution) intravenously before the skin incision was made.

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Use of a Hunter Rod for Staged Reconstruction of Peroneal Tendons

August 14, 2015

Peroneal tendon pathology is a commonly reported cause of lateral ankle pain. The causes include cavovarus foot type, overuse, chronic tendinosis, peroneal subluxation or dislocation, acute traumatic split tears, and traumatic rupture. The purpose of the present report is to describe an alternative approach for surgical reconstruction of the peroneal tendons in patients when repair might no longer be effective

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Screw Versus Plate Fixation for Chevron Osteotomy: A Retrospective Study

August 12, 2015

The chevron osteotomy is a popular procedure used for the correction of moderate hallux abducto valgus deformity. Fixation is typically accomplished with Kirschner wires or bone screws; however, in cystic or osteoporotic bone, these could be inadequate, resulting in displacement of the capital fragment. We propose using a locking plate and interfragmental screw for fixation of the chevron osteotomy that could reduce the healing time and decrease the incidence of displacement.

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Total Bilateral Tarsal Coalition: A Case Report

August 12, 2015

A 35-year-old male presented with pain and swelling of his right foot and ankle.

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Operative Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint: Arthrodesis Versus Hemiarthroplasty

August 12, 2015

Controversy remains whether hemiarthroplasty or arthrodesis results in better postoperative outcomes for patients who request surgery for advanced osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

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