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Arthroscopic First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis for Repair of Fixed Hallux Varus Deformity

August 26, 2015

Arthroscopic first metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis for fixed hallux varus deformity can be very difficult because narrowing of the medial joint space results in difficult access. The abductor hallucis tendon and the medial capsule can be released through a small proximal plantar medial incision.

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Driving safety: The effects of lower extremity impairment

August 25, 2015

The question of when or if it’s safe for patients to drive after surgery or while wearing a lower extremity orthotic device is one practitioners should address. But, in the absence of formal guide­lines, clinicians’ advice is often inconsistent.

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Waves of change: Helping staff navigate the turbulent tides of healthcare

August 25, 2015

With an emphasis on reducing costs while improving quality and access, the transformation of the U.S.

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The value of Weight-Bearing CT scan in the evaluation of subtalar distraction bone block arthrodesis: Case report

August 23, 2015

Publication date: Available online 22 August 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): M.J. Welck, M.S

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Two Articles: Similar, Not the Same

August 23, 2015

Recently, Seth S. Leopold, MD, Editor in Chief of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®, informed me that a reader had brought to his attention that two articles published respectively in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery® and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® were similar (Wu DY

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Administration of Tranexamic Acid Reduces Postoperative Blood Loss in Calcaneal Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial

August 23, 2015

The present randomized controlled trial was undertaken to evaluate the effect of tranexamic acid (TXA) on reducing postoperative blood loss in calcaneal fractures. A total of 90 patients with a unilateral closed calcaneal fracture were randomized to the TXA (n = 45) and control (n = 45) groups. The corresponding groups received 15 mg/kg body weight of TXA or placebo (0.9% sodium chloride solution) intravenously before the skin incision was made.

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Surgical Correction of Rigid Equinovarus Contracture Utilizing Extensive Soft Tissue Release

August 20, 2015

Although deforming contractures of the lower extremities after acute cerebrovascular events are well documented in the literature, there is limited literature regarding specific surgical considerations for the correction of these deformities, which are nonosseus in nature.

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Leslie Klenerman (1929–2015)

August 19, 2015

Publication date: Available online 19 August 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): T.W.D. Smith

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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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