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Effect of Obesity on Arthroscopic Treatment of Anterolateral Impingement Syndrome of the Ankle

October 24, 2014

The present case series study was performed to evaluate the effect of obesity on the arthroscopic findings and the functional outcome after arthroscopic treatment of anterolateral impingement syndrome of the ankle.

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Treatment of Longitudinal Epiphyseal Bracket by Excision and Polymethylmethacrylate Insertion at the Preossified Disease Stage

October 23, 2014

Longitudinal epiphyseal bracket is a rare ossification anomaly involving the tubular bones of the hand or foot that have a proximal epiphysis, which becomes deformed as a result of the bracket. Untreated, the deformity becomes worse with age, because longitudinal growth cannot occur. The present report discusses the use of polymethylmethacrylate at the preossified disease stage in 2 patients with first metatarsal involvement.

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“Jumping Stump” Phenomenon

October 23, 2014

Myoclonic spasm of an amputated extremity can be problematic for amputees and requires recognition and understanding by surgeons encountering the phenomenon. In the present brief report, we describe the condition in a female amputee after below-the-knee amputation. Our aim is to increase awareness of this condition among foot and ankle surgeons.

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Independent impact of gout on the risk of diabetes mellitus among women and men: A population-based, BMI-matched cohort study

October 21, 2014

Evidence on the potential independent impact of gout on the risk of diabetes is limited to a single study of men with a high cardiovascular risk profile.

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Screw Placement Relative to the Calcaneal Fracture Constant Fragment: An Anatomic Study

October 18, 2014

Placement of a screw from the lateral wall of the calcaneus into the constant sustentaculum tali fragment can be difficult when surgically repairing a calcaneal fracture. This screw serves to compress the fracture fragments and support the posterior facet.

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Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed? A Discussion of Procedure Philosophy Relative to Anatomy

October 18, 2014

Of the > 100 procedures that have been proposed to treat hallux valgus or the “bunion” deformity, most have focused on correction through metatarsal osteotomies at various levels combined with soft tissue balancing procedures at the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

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Intraosseous Gouty Tophus at the Talus: A Case Report

October 17, 2014

Isolated intraosseous gouty invasion is a rare presentation of gout. Although most patients will have a history of gouty arthritis or hyperuricemia, others will have an insidious onset of local pain, tenderness without significant swelling, or inflammation. Surgical debridement is the mainstay of treatment for intraosseous tophus formation.

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Autogenous Capsular Interpositional Arthroplasty Surgery for Painful Hallux Rigidus: Assessing Changes in Range of Motion and Postoperative Foot…

October 16, 2014

The autogenous capsular interpositional arthroplasty procedure can be a motion-sparing alternative to arthrodesis for the treatment of recalcitrant hallux rigidus deformity. Previous studies have reported positive results; however, many had small samples or lacked comparable preoperative measures

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Use of an All-Suture Anchor for Re-Creation of the Anterior Talofibular Ligament: A Case Report

October 16, 2014

The lateral ankle ligament complex is typically injured during athletic activity caused by an inversion force on a plantar flexed foot.

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Validity, Reliability and Responsiveness of the Korean Version of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Foot and Ankle Questionnaire

October 16, 2014

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Foot and Ankle Questionnaire (AFAQ) reflects patients’ subjective disorder due to foot and ankle conditions.

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