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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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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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Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma to Enhance Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Patients With Concomitant Peripheral Arterial Disease and Critical…

March 20, 2015

We sought to investigate the effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on the healing rate of diabetic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes and concomitant peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Diabetic patients with foot ulceration presenting with PAD who were treated with local growth factors in a single center, during a 24-month period from May 2009 to April 2011, were retrospectively reviewed.

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Achilles Tendoscopy

March 1, 2015

Endoscopic surgery provides a minimally invasive approach to visualize and treat several pathologic conditions of the Achilles tendon. Open surgery on the Achilles tendon is notorious for wound complications, whereas endoscopic procedures have been recognized for less scaring, less perioperative pain, fewer wound complications, and faster recovery. This article reviews various endoscopic techniques for the treatment of equinus contracture, Achilles rupture, Haglund’s deformity, and noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy.

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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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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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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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