Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Treatment of Unicameral Bone Cysts of the Calcaneus: A Systematic Review

January 28, 2015

The calcaneus is the most common tarsal affected by unicameral bone cysts (UBCs); however, the treatment of calcaneal UBCs remains controversial. The purpose of the present systematic review was to evaluate the treatment modalities for calcaneal UBCs. A systematic review was performed using clinical studies of calcaneal UBCs with a minimum of 1 year of follow-up and level I to IV evidence.

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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Clinical Consensus Statement: Perioperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Clean Elective Foot Surgery

January 24, 2015

Some controversy exists regarding the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective foot and ankle surgery. A task force was appointed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to provide a clinical consensus statement on this topic.

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Use of a Spinal Cage for Creating Stable Constructs in Ankle and Subtalar Fusion

January 24, 2015

In complicated foot surgery with reconstruction of the hindfoot, a gap will sometimes be present between the bones that must be filled and stabilized. Bone grafting with structural bone graft is 1 alternative; however, it can collapse and must be stabilized with screws or a nail. A locking intramedullary nail can be used but could lead to nonunion owing to distraction

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Interpositional Arthroplasty With Palmaris Longus Tendon Graft for Osteonecrosis of the Second Metatarsal Head: A Case Report

January 24, 2015

Osteonecrosis of the second metatarsal head is often attributed to Freiberg’s disease. We describe the case of a 27-year-old Taiwanese male soldier with persistent painful disability of the right forefoot of 9 months’ duration, but no history of trauma. A series of radiographs suggested the diagnosis of late-stage Freiberg’s disease

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Screw Fixation Diameter for Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture: A Cadaveric Study

January 23, 2015

The fifth metatarsal Jones fracture is a well-documented injury occurring at the proximal diaphyseal-metaphyseal junction.

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Heel Lipoma Mimicking Plantar Fasciitis in a Ballroom Dancer

January 23, 2015

The present case illustrates a lipoma as an unusual cause of heel pain.

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Calcaneal Chondroblastoma with Pathologic Fracture and Recurrence

January 23, 2015

Chondroblastomas account for 80% of cases.

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Gait Analysis Before and After Achilles Tendon Surgical Suture in a Single-Subject Study: A Case Report

January 23, 2015

Achilles tendon rupture is a disabling injury that requires a long recovery time.

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Safety of Achilles Detachment and Reattachment Using a Standard Midline Approach to Insertional Enthesophytes

January 22, 2015

Detachment with reattachment of the Achilles tendon is a common surgery for debridement of retrocalcaneal exostosis, bursitis, and other insertional pathologic entities. The technique involves a midline skin incision on the posterior Achilles to the tendon. The distal Achilles attachment is removed in a U-shaped manner, leaving the medial and lateral flares, but exposing the posterior spur.

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Distraction Arthroplasty With Arthroscopic Microfracture in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Ankle Joint

January 22, 2015

We treated a 39-year-old female who had experienced destruction of her ankle joint owing to rheumatoid arthritis.

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