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Combating Superbug Without Antibiotic on a Postamputation Wound in a Patient With Diabetic Foot

August 3, 2015

Diabetic foot is a kind of limb- and life-threatening complication that is difficult to treat with conventional therapy, especially when accompanied with peripheral arterial insufficiency and severe infection.

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Salvage of a Failed Agility Total Ankle Replacement System Associated with Acute Traumatic Periprosthetic Midfoot Fractures

July 30, 2015

This article presents a rare case involving combined revision of a failed Agility Total Ankle Replacement System (DePuy Orthopaedics, Warsaw, Indiana) and open reduction with internal fixation of periprosthetic midfoot fractures secondary to acute traumatic injury.

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Total Ankle Replacement Survival Rates Based on Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysis of National Joint Registry Data

July 30, 2015

National joint registry data provides unique information about primary total ankle replacement (TAR) survival.

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Incidence of Complications During the Surgeon Learning Curve Period for Primary Total Ankle Replacement

July 30, 2015

Surgeons performing primary total ankle replacement have achieved outcomes comparable to ankle arthrodesis. However, while many reports exist suggesting the presence of a surgeon learning curve period during initial performance of primary total ankle replacement, no published analysis of the actual incidence of complications encountered during this period exists. Therefore, we sought to provide such an analysis through systematic review

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Resurfacing of the Metatarsal Head to Treat Advanced Hallux Rigidus

July 8, 2015

Advanced stages of hallux rigidus are usually treated with various arthroplasties or arthrodesis. Recent results with resurfacing of the metatarsal head have shown promising results and outcomes similar or superior to those of arthrodesis. In this article, the authors show their preoperative decision making, surgical techniques, postoperative management, results, and a comparative literature review to identify metatarsal head resurfacing as an acceptable technique for the treatment of advanced hallux rigidus in active patients

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Clinical Presentation and Management of Hallux Rigidus

July 2, 2015

Hallux rigidus is the most commonly occurring arthritic condition of the foot and is marked by pain, limited motion in the sagittal plane of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and varying degrees of functional impairment. In conjunction with clinical findings, radiographic grading helps guide therapeutic choices. Nonsurgical management with anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, or shoewear and activity modifications can be successful in appropriately selected patients.

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Metatarsus Primus Varus Correction

July 1, 2015

We present a discussion on the use of proximal first-ray osteotomies in the surgical treatment for hallux valgus as a valid option compared with first-tarsometatarsal arthrodesis. Recent and historical literature tells us that stability of the first ray is a function of the alignment and reestablishment of retrograde stabilizing forces at the first tarsometatarsal joint

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Osteotomies for the Management of Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle

July 1, 2015

Patients with diabetic neuropathy that develop unstable Charcot neuroarthropathy not only have an autoimmune disease that prolongs the healing process, they also often have an inability to maintain a non–weight bearing status. Charcot neuroarthopathy is often devastating to the structure and stability of the foot and ankle

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No Resident Left Behind: Statistical Illiteracy and What Lies Beyond the Abstract

July 1, 2015

We have all done it before. Read an abstract, made a conclusion, then flipped to the next article. The intellectual equivalent of a fast food drive-through, abstracts are quick, convenient, but ultimately devoid of the nutrition we need.

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