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The Reverse Fasciocutaneous ALT Flap Harvested From Deeply Wounded and Scarred Area for Reconstruction of the Knee: A Case Report

February 11, 2015

Because of limited flap alternatives, soft tissue reconstruction over the knee is a challenging problem for reconstructive surgeons.

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Reconstruction of Heel With Propeller Flap in Postfasciotomy and Popliteal Artery Revascularization State

February 11, 2015

Free flaps are still the gold standard for large defects of the lower limb, but propeller perforator flaps have become a simpler and faster alternative to free flaps because of some advantages such as reliable vascular pedicle, wide mobilization and rotation, great freedom in design, low donor site morbidity, and easy harvest with no requirement for anastomosis. But when the vessels show insufficient findings in preoperative evaluation using a Doppler probe or the vessel is injured, the surgeon should avoid performing free flap surgery to prevent flap failure and should select a propeller perforator flap as an alternative method on the condition that more than one perforator is intact.

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Acute Forefoot and Midfoot Injuries

February 10, 2015

Forefoot and midfoot injuries in the athlete are common. Injuries of the digits include subungual hematomas and fractures. Metatarsal fractures occur frequently in sports, and their treatments range greatly.

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Tibialis Spastic Varus Foot With Calcaneonavicular Coalition: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

February 5, 2015

Peroneal spastic flat foot is a well-known condition usually occurring with tarsal coalition. Conversely, tibialis spastic varus foot is a rare condition, which can be difficult to diagnose

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Two Emerging Technologies for Achilles Tendinopathy and Plantar Fasciopathy

February 3, 2015

Some common overuse injuries, such as Achilles tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis (or fasciopathy), can be refractory to treatment. When standard treatment options fail, operative intervention often becomes the treatment of last resort. Recently, newer technologies have been developed and refined, and can provide potential benefits for these conditions using noninvasive and minimally invasive approaches.

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Local Antibiotic Delivery Systems in Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis: Time for One Step Beyond?

January 20, 2015

In patients with diabetes mellitus, osteomyelitis is a severe, difficult-to-treat form of foot infection. In the management of diabetic foot osteomyelitis, carriers for local delivery of antimicrobial agents have begun to be tried, in an attempt to provide high local antibiotic concentrations

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Principles of Rehabilitation and Return to Sports Following Injury

January 8, 2015

Rehabilitation of an athlete can present its own challenges. Few protocols are available to guide physicians in proper return to sport.

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Ankle Arthrodesis After Failed Total Ankle Replacement: A Systematic Review of the Literature

January 5, 2015

Purpose: As the number of total ankle replacements (TARs) performed has risen, so has the need for revision. The purpose of this investigation was to perform a systematic review of clinical outcomes following a salvage ankle arthrodesis from a failed TAR to identify patient- and technique-specific prognostic factors and to determine the clinical outcomes and complications following an ankle arthrodesis for a failed TAR

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