abstract

Operative Technique

September 1, 2015

Hallux rigidus is the most common arthritic malady to afflict the foot. A host of nonoperative measures can alleviate pain, and with failure of conservative treatment, joint preserving and joint sacrificing procedures can be used to treat persistent symptoms.

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Predictors of Outcomes in Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis Treated Initially With Conservative (Nonsurgical) Medical Management: A Retrospective Study

August 27, 2015

The optimal way to manage diabetic foot osteomyelitis remains uncertain, with debate in the literature as to whether it should be managed conservatively (ie, nonsurgically) or surgically. We aimed to identify clinical variables that influence outcomes of nonsurgical management in diabetic foot osteomyelitis.

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Painful Osteophytes, Ectopic Bone, and Pain in the Malleolar Gutters Following Total Ankle Replacement

August 19, 2015

The development of osteophytes, ectopic bone, or malleolar impingement following total ankle replacement represents common complications that will frequently lead to secondary procedures to relieve painful impingement. Many studies have been conducted to discover the cause of these postoperative impingement syndromes; however, there is a paucity of literature with regard to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of these conditions.

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Repairing Pretibial and Foot Soft Tissue Defects With Reverse Transplantation of the Medial Crural Fasciocutaneous Flap

August 18, 2015

Soft tissue defects of the pretibial area and the foot are among the most common complications in patients with lower extremity injuries and remain a challenge for surgeons. This study examined the clinical effects of repairing pretibial and foot soft tissue defects with a medial crural fasciocutaneous flap

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Pathogenesis and Management of Buerger’s Disease

August 11, 2015

Buerger’s disease or thromboangiitis obliterans causes pain, ulceration, or gangrene in the lower or upper extremity. It is associated with chronic cigarette smoking and is believed to be an immune mediated vasculitis

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Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using a Nitinol Intramedullary Hindfoot Nail

August 11, 2015

Tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis using an intramedullary hindfoot nail is a common procedure for deformity correction and the treatment of combined tibiotalar and subtalar end-stage arthritis. Nonunion at one or both fusion sites is a difficult complication that can result in reoperation, significant morbidity, and below-knee amputation.

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Flexor Digitorum Longus Tendon Transfer and Modified Kidner Technique in Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

August 8, 2015

The modified Kidner procedure and flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer are common procedures used today when addressing posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. These techniques are often used in conjunction with a combination of osteotomies to correct flatfoot deformity, and have been proved to be reliable and predictable.

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