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Technical tips: Modified arthroscopic Brostrom procedure

January 29, 2015

Publication date: Available online 28 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): T.H. Lui The open modified Brostrom anatomic repair technique is widely accepted as the reference standard for lateral ankle stabilization.

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How 3.5 inch heels could prematurely age your joints

January 26, 2015

Wearing stilettos may not only be painful at the time. It could also raise the odds of arthritis in years to come

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Gender differences in gait kinematics in runners with iliotibial band syndrome

January 26, 2015

Atypical running gait biomechanics are considered a primary factor in the etiology of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). However, a general consensus on the underpinning kinematic differences between runners with and without ITBS is yet to be reached. This lack of consensus may be due in part to three issues: gender differences in gait mechanics, the preselection of discrete biomechanical variables, and/or relatively small sample sizes.

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The use of the 4.5mm 90° titanium cannulated LC-angled blade plate in tibiotalocalcaneal and complex ankle arthrodesis

January 26, 2015

Publication date: Available online 17 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ehab Kheir , Vishal Borse , Helen Bryant , Mark Farndon Background Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is used to manage end stage arthritis, often associated with severe bone loss.

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Radiographic monitoring of the distal insertion of the calcaneofibular ligament in anatomical reconstructions of ankle instabilities: A preliminary…

January 24, 2015

Publication date: Available online 23 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): R. Best , F. Mauch , K.M

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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Clinical Consensus Statement: Perioperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Clean Elective Foot Surgery

January 24, 2015

Some controversy exists regarding the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective foot and ankle surgery. A task force was appointed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to provide a clinical consensus statement on this topic.

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Heel Lipoma Mimicking Plantar Fasciitis in a Ballroom Dancer

January 23, 2015

The present case illustrates a lipoma as an unusual cause of heel pain.

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Calcaneal Chondroblastoma with Pathologic Fracture and Recurrence

January 23, 2015

Chondroblastomas account for 80% of cases.

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Safety of Achilles Detachment and Reattachment Using a Standard Midline Approach to Insertional Enthesophytes

January 22, 2015

Detachment with reattachment of the Achilles tendon is a common surgery for debridement of retrocalcaneal exostosis, bursitis, and other insertional pathologic entities. The technique involves a midline skin incision on the posterior Achilles to the tendon. The distal Achilles attachment is removed in a U-shaped manner, leaving the medial and lateral flares, but exposing the posterior spur.

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An Examination of Anatomic Variants and Incidental Peroneal Tendon Pathologic Features: A Comprehensive MRI Review of Asymptomatic Lateral Ankles

January 22, 2015

Intraoperatively, foot and ankle surgeons will encounter peroneal pathologic features in patients with asymptomatic lateral ankles. The purpose of the present study was to review the ankle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of patients without a history of ankle trauma or lateral ankle pain to determine which anatomic variants correlate with peroneal tendon pathologic features and noted pathophysiology. A total of 500 MRI scans were screened, 108 (41.90 ± 20.42) of which met the inclusion criteria.

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