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The Subtalar Joint: It Is More Complicated Than You Think

April 22, 2015

Understanding the subtalar joint is extremely important in order to grasp the complexity of the foot. The anatomy and biomechanics are crucial to the function of the hindfoot, ankle, midfoot, and even forefoot. This issue provides expertise in areas ranging from anatomy, radiology, biomechanics, congenital and acquired conditions, and treatment options of the subtalar joint.

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Effect of obesity on outcome of hallux valgus surgery

April 21, 2015

Obesity is a global epidemic, but its effect on foot and ankle surgeries is not well defined. This study aimed to investigate the influence of obesity on functional outcome scores, incidence of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI), and repeat surgery after hallux valgus (HV) corrective surgery.

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April 1, 2015

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Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

April 1, 2015

This issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related foot and ankle injuries. A variety of topics from acute osseous and soft tissue injuries to overuse lower extremity injuries and rehabilitation are very well covered by our guest editor, Dr Langer, and invited authors. Special attention is emphasized in treating the competitive athlete as well as the physically active older individuals and aging athletes.

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Technique Tip: The Use of McGlamry Elevator to Assist Suture Passing in the Dorsal Technique of Plantar Plate Repair With Weil Osteotomy for Lesser…

March 26, 2015

The combination of a dorsal approach to the plantar plate with a Weil’s metatarsal osteotomy has been shown to provide an adequate exposure for plantar plate repair. However, soft tissues in a restricted area of the metatarsophalangeal joint could present as a technical difficulty during suture retrieval during repair of the plantar plate. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of the McGlamry elevator for assistance in the retrieval of sutures through the proximal phalanx

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Topical Review: Use of Fetal Tissue in Foot and Ankle Surgery

March 26, 2015

Fetal tissues are well known for their therapeutic potential. They contain numerous growth factors, cytokines, and matrix components that promote regeneration of tissues while downregulating inflammation and scar formation

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