Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Is Subtalar Joint Cartilage Resection Necessary for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis via Intramedullary Nail? A Multicenter Evaluation

January 22, 2016

Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with intramedullary nailing is traditionally performed with formal preparation of both the subtalar and ankle joints.

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Replication Is Good Science

January 19, 2016

The psychological sciences have recently made substantial changes in the way they do research. Interestingly, these changes are nothing new; rather, they are a return to the building blocks of good science.

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Show Me the Evidence

January 1, 2016

In this issue, we once again present letters from readers, along with the authors’ reply. The sentiments and concerns raised by Drs.

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Review Based on Current Evidence Available

January 1, 2016

We appreciate the comments from other surgeons regarding our systematic review. We cannot specifically address the concerns raised based on the current evidence available on the topic presented. Our review was based solely on the available published literature at the time of the project and not on personal research, experience, or observed outcomes

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Syndesmosis Practitioner Satisfied With One Technique for All His Hallux Valgus Deformity Corrections for 25 Years

January 1, 2016

I would like to congratulate Paul Dayton et al for their research effort in writing the review article “Complications of Metatarsal Suture Techniques for Bunion Correction” (Dayton P, Sedberry S, Feilmeier M. J Foot Ankle Surg 54:230–232, 2014) although it was a one-sided review of only complications of a surgical technique that its authors had no experience with whatsoever

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The Herd Mentality: Strength in Numbers, and Combining Studies

January 1, 2016

Although clinicians may have the best of intentions in terms of keeping up with the medical literature, the overwhelming volume of published studies and the press of clinical responsibilities can make this difficult. A medical version of the Reader’s Digest© would thus be a valuable asset.

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Isolated Adult Tillaux Fracture Associated With Volkmann Fracture: A Unique Combination of Injuries—Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature

December 17, 2015

Avulsion fractures of the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament from its tibial attachment, Tillaux fractures, are usually seen in adolescents during the interval of the distal tibial epiphyseal closure. However, this pattern of fracture is rare in adult patients, because the ligaments will usually fail before the bone fails.

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Use of a Hybrid Operating Room to Improve Reduction of Syndesmotic Injuries in Ankle Fractures: A Case Report

December 16, 2015

Ankle fractures are one of the most common orthopedic injuries requiring operative treatment, and approximately 1 in 4 ankle fractures will have an associated distal tibiofibular syndesmosis disruption. Syndesmotic reduction is crucial to restoring ankle function and preventing the development of arthritis. The hybrid operating room provides 3-dimensional intraoperative imaging capabilities that can enable the surgeon to ensure the syndesmosis is appropriately reduced, particularly by comparing it with the contralateral ankle.

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Use of a Central Splitting Approach and Near Complete Detachment for Insertional Calcific Achilles Tendinopathy Repaired With an Achilles Bridging…

December 16, 2015

After 3 to 6 months of conservative management for insertional calcific Achilles tendinopathy, operative intervention might be warranted. Despite a success rate of 75% to 100% with surgery, no consensus has been reached on the amount of acceptable detachment of the Achilles tendon

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Treatment of a Neglected Syndesmotic Injury Using a Unique Method of Reduction

November 26, 2015

Syndesmotic injuries are challenging in diagnosis and management as delays in treating the injury lead to poorer functional outcomes. In this case report, we discuss management of an untreated Maisonneuve fracture. To our knowledge, our technique of using a composite braided suture with internal buttons fixed from the talus to the medial malleolus to supplement our syndesmotic repair has not previously been described.

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