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Longterm Outcome of 886 Posterior Malleolar Fractures, a Systematic Review of the Literature

May 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 28 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ewout S. Veltman , Jelle J.

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Enchondroma of the Foot

May 27, 2015

The present study is a review of 20 patients with enchondroma of the foot treated from January 2005 to March 2012. All patients were examined clinically, followed by an evaluation of their enchondroma of the foot radiographically and an assessment of the outcome of their surgical intervention. The patients’ sex and age, enchondroma location, findings from imaging studies such as plain radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, clinical findings, operative findings, and treatment outcomes were recorded.

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Pathogenesis and Treatment Strategies for Pilon Fractures With Ankle Dislocation

May 27, 2015

The present study investigated the pathogenesis and treatment strategies for pilon fractures with ankle dislocation. A total of 58 patients (47 males and 11 females) who had sustained pilon fractures with ankle dislocation were treated. The mean patient age was 48.1 years.

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A literature-based guide to the conservative and surgical management of the acute Charcot foot and ankle

May 26, 2015

Acute Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle presents with the insidious onset of a unilateral acutely edematous, erythematous and warm lower extremity. The acute stages are typically defined as Eichenholtz Stage 1, or Stage 0, which was first described by Shibata et al. in 1990.

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Work-life balance in healthcare: Realign your priorities

May 26, 2015

As a healthcare professional, your work requires you to be there for others, but how can you do that effectively if you haven’t taken care of yourself? Now that you are acutely aware of where your hours go, it’s time to look at what you can do realign your time with your priorities

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Is it too early to move to full electronic PROM data collection? A randomized controlled trial comparing PROM’s after hallux valgus captured by…

May 23, 2015

Publication date: Available online 23 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Leonieke N. Palmen , Joost C.M.

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Use of Ilizarov External Fixation Without Soft Tissue Release to Correct Severe, Rigid Equinus Deformity

May 23, 2015

The purpose of the present retrospective study was to report the correction of severe, rigid equinus deformities using an Ilizarov external fixator alone, without adjunctive open procedures. Ten feet in 10 patients with rigid equinus deformities were enrolled and underwent gradual correction using an Ilizarov external fixator alone, without additional open procedures. The range of ankle joint motion was measured preoperatively and at the last follow-up visit.

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Preoperative and Postoperative Range of Motion: A Retrospective Comparison of Two Total Ankle Replacement Systems

May 23, 2015

The purpose of the present report was to compare the range of motion between a total ankle replacement requiring arched bony resection and a total ankle replacement requiring a flat cut for implantation. We hypothesized that the arched contour would more closely mimic the patient’s pre-existing anatomy and increase the range of motion. Pain was evaluated as a secondary outcome.

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Quantification of Subtalar Posterior Facet Involvement During Intramedullary Guidance of Total Ankle Arthroplasty:A Cadaveric Study

May 23, 2015

Total ankle arthroplasty is an evolving treatment of ankle arthritis. One implant uses intramedullary guidance to enhance accuracy by accessing the tibial canal through the inferior aspect of the foot, potentially placing the subtalar joint articulation at risk

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Elastic Bandage Traction Technique for Reduction of Distal Tibial Fractures

May 23, 2015

In the present technique report, we describe a useful noninvasive traction technique that uses a 6-inch elastic bandage that can be obtained in every operating room and can be easily applied around the patient’s ankle and the surgeon’s waist to offer a stable traction force during minimally invasive plate fixation of distal tibial fractures. This technique frees the surgeon’s hands to focus on applying other forces, such as rotational, varus, or valgus forces, to reduce the fracture and stabilize the reduction and alignment during percutaneous insertion and fixation of the plate.

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