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Irreducible Ankle Fracture Dislocation Due to Tibialis Posterior Tendon Interposition: A Case Report

August 1, 2015

Traumatic ankle fractures and dislocations that fail closed reduction present a challenging set of circumstances that can potentially lead to unnecessary complications and require surgical intervention. Interposition of adjacent tendons occurs rarely and can obstruct the anatomic realignment. Because of the potential for neurovascular compromise and possible skin tension necrosis, an irreducible fracture dislocation must be addressed with open reduction and internal fixation.

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Incidence of Complications During Initial Experience with Revision of the Agility and Agility LP Total Ankle Replacement Systems

July 31, 2015

As the frequency in which foot and ankle surgeons are performing primary total ankle replacement (TAR) continues to build, revision TAR will likely become more commonplace, creating a need for an established benchmark by which to evaluate the safety of revision TAR as determined by the incidence of complications. Currently, no published data exist on the incidence of intraoperative and early postoperative complications during revision of the Agility or Agility LP Total Ankle Replacement Systems during the surgeon learning curve period; therefore, the authors sought to determine this incidence during the senior author’s learning curve period.

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Long-Term Fever After Hallux Valgus Surgery Secondary to Titanium Allergy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

July 30, 2015

We present the case of a patient who had experienced a fever of unknown cause for > 7 months after surgical treatment for hallux valgus.

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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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Arthroscopic Management of Complications Following Total Ankle Replacement

July 30, 2015

There is great potential of managing the complications of total ankle replacement arthroscopically and endoscopically, and these procedures can be summarized into 3 groups. Group 1 includes procedures of the ankle joint proper with close proximity to the articular components of the total ankle replacement. Group 2 includes procedures of the tibia and talus with close proximity to the nonarticular parts of the total ankle replacement.

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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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Modified Chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus deformity in female athletes. A 2-year follow-up study

July 29, 2015

Publication date: Available online 29 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Dimitrios Giotis, Nikolaos K. Paschos, Franceska Zampeli, Dionisios Giannoulis, Apostolos Gantsos, George Mantellos Background Hallux valgus is an increasingly common deformity in young female athletes that constricts their daily athletic activities and influences foot cosmesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of modified Chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus deformity in this specific population

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Surgical Resection of Bilateral Coalition of the Third and Fourth Metatarsals: A Case Report

July 29, 2015

An intermetatarsal coalition is an uncommon pathologic entity, previously reported in published studies as being primarily unilateral, most commonly between the first and second metatarsals and less so between the third and fourth metatarsals. We report an unusual case of a bilateral coalition of the third and fourth metatarsals in a 43-year-old male who presented with nonspecific dorsolateral foot pain. Conservative therapy initially failed, and resolution of pain was noted bilaterally after coalition resection.

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What Is the Clinical Utility of the Ankle-Brachial Index in Patients With Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Radiographic Arterial Calcification?

July 27, 2015

The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of radiographic arterial calcification (RAC) on the clinical interpretation of ankle-brachial index (ABI) values in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. We analyzed a retrospective clinical database of 60 patients with diabetic foot ulcers from the Diabetic Foot Unit (Complutense University, Madrid, Spain) between January 2012 and March 2014. For each patient, anteroposterior XR-plains were evaluated, and the ABI and toe-brachial index (TBI) were assessed by an experienced clinician

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