Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Surgical Resection of Bilateral Coalition of the Third and Fourth Metatarsals: A Case Report

July 29, 2015

An intermetatarsal coalition is an uncommon pathologic entity, previously reported in published studies as being primarily unilateral, most commonly between the first and second metatarsals and less so between the third and fourth metatarsals. We report an unusual case of a bilateral coalition of the third and fourth metatarsals in a 43-year-old male who presented with nonspecific dorsolateral foot pain. Conservative therapy initially failed, and resolution of pain was noted bilaterally after coalition resection.

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Operative Treatment of Haglund Syndrome With Central Achilles Tendon-Splitting Approach

July 28, 2015

Haglund syndrome is characterized by chronic posterior heel pain associated with a posterosuperior calcaneal prominence. We assessed the clinical and radiologic outcomes after operative treatment of Haglund syndrome using the central tendon-splitting approach.

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Custom-Made Total Talonavicular Replacement in a Professional Rock Climber

July 28, 2015

Professional athletes are often eager to resume sporting activities at preinjury levels. When facing the challenge of restoring joint function after a complex articular fracture, innovative solutions must be explored. We describe the results of what we believe to be the first custom-made talonavicular prosthesis implanted in a professional rock climber who had developed post-traumatic ankle and talonavicular arthritis as sequelae of a complex talar and navicular fracture.

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Made to Measure: Designs Tailored to Your Study Needs

July 25, 2015

What is the best study design? Why would we prefer one to another? With many different designs, what should we be looking for in our critical reading of the literature

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Posterior Ankle Impingement in Two Athletic Twin Brothers, Could Genetics Play a Role?

July 25, 2015

Pain posteriorly in the ankle can be caused by bony impingement of the posterolateral process of the talus. This process impinges between the tibia and calcaneus during deep forced plantar flexion

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Can Double Osteotomy Be a Solution for Adult Hallux Valgus Deformity With an Increased Distal Metatarsal Articular Angle?

July 25, 2015

No previous study has reported the results of double metatarsal osteotomy for adult hallux valgus deformity with an increased distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA). The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the results after double metatarsal osteotomy in adult patients with incongruent hallux valgus deformity

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Tenosynovitis of the Foot and Ankle: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

July 25, 2015

Deep fungal infection localized to the foot is not common, and when it occurs it often affects immunocompromised individuals. In this report, we describe the case of an adult diabetic patient who suffered with with Blastomycosis infection of the flexor digitorum longus and peroneal tendon sheaths. The condition was treated with systemic antifungal therapy and surgical debridement.

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Functional Outcomes After Gunshot Wounds to the Foot and Ankle

July 24, 2015

The peer-reviewed, clinical data focusing on foot and ankle gunshot wounds are limited.

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Extensive Loss of Tibialis Anterior Tendon: Surgical Repair With Split Tendon Transfer of Tibialis Posterior Tendon: A Case Report

July 24, 2015

Extensive damage of the tibialis anterior tendon is rare and mainly caused by trauma. Surgical treatment of these injuries can become challenging owing to the limited availability of autogenous graft resources for reconstruction of the defect

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Comparison of Complications for Internal and External Fixation for Charcot Reconstruction: A Systematic Review

July 24, 2015

The surgical reconstruction of Charcot deformity can be a challenge for foot and ankle surgeons. Consensus is lacking among surgeons regarding the best method of surgical fixation to be used in reconstruction, and clear strong evidence is also lacking in published studies

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