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Open and arthroscopic lateral ligament repair for treatment of chronic ankle instability: A systematic review

May 25, 2016

Publication date: Available online 12 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Matteo Guelfi, Marco Zamperetti, Andrea Pantalone, Federico G. Usuelli, Vincenzo Salini, Xavier Martin Oliva Background Chronic ankle instability is defined by an instability lasting more than 6 months, in those cases where a comprehensive conservative treatment fails a surgical stabilization is required. Several surgical techniques have been proposed for the management of the chronic lateral instability of the ankle and even after 50 years, the Broström–Gould technique is still considered the gold standard for the treatment of this pathology

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Comparison of two different vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) treatments of multiple chronic diabetic foot wounds in the same extremity

May 21, 2016

Publication date: Available online 11 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Meriç Uğurlar, Mesut Mehmet Sönmez, Raffi Armağan, Osman Tuğrul Eren Background The aim of the present study is to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of two different vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) applications in one center between two groups of patients with Wagner Grade 3–4 multiple chronic diabetic foot wounds. Methods The study was a randomized-controlled, prospective investigation between two groups of patients with Wagner Grade 3–4 multiple chronic diabetic foot wounds at single extremity

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Effect of joint pathology, surface preparation and fixation methods on union frequency after first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A systematic…

May 19, 2016

Publication date: Available online 18 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Muhammad Tawfiq Korim, Devendra Mahadevan, Arijit Ghosh, Jitendra Mangwani Background The aim of this systematic review was to perform a qualitative synthesis of the current literature to determine the union frequencies for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis as well as the influence of pathology, joint preparation and fixation methods on union. Methods MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched to identify relevant studies reporting on first metatarsophalangeal joint union frequencies.

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A barefoot run might be a brain booster

May 17, 2016

Runners who want to boost their brain function should consider taking their running shoes off, new research suggests. The study found that after running barefoot, participants saw improvements in working memory, or the ability to recall or process information

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Modified double plantar plate tenodesis

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): T.H.

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Are current foot- and ankle outcome measures appropriate for the evaluation of treatment for osteoarthritis of the ankle?; Evaluation of ceiling…

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ewout S.

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Localized Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Ankle: Expect the Unexpected

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ozren Kubat, Ivan Bojanić, Tomislav Smoljanović Background We present the technique, results and discuss arthroscopic treatment of the localized form of pigmented villonodular synovitis (LPVNS) of the ankle. Methods Medical records of five patients diagnosed and treated for ankle LPVNS with a minimum five-year followup were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were treated arthroscopically, altered synovial tissue was resected and a sample of tissue was sent for pathohistological examination for the definitive diagnosis

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Surgical Repair Of Symptomatic Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture Using Synthetic Graft Augmentation

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ahmed Shoaib, Viren Mishra Background Surgical repair of symptomatic chronic Achilles tendon (TA) rupture is a challenging problem due to the presence of a large defect between tendon edges.

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The effect of active toe movement (AToM) on calf pump function and deep vein thrombosis in patients with acute foot and ankle trauma treated with…

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ben A. Hickey, Andrew Cleves, Raza Alikhan, Neil Pugh, Len Nokes, Anthony Perera Background Patients with foot and ankle trauma treated with cast are advised to perform toe movements to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our aim was to determine the effect of active toe movement on asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous calf pump function

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FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve

May 4, 2016

Allied OSI Labs has added the FS6 Compression Sleeve to its growing catalog of products for foot and ankle practices. The FS6 Compression Sleeve is designed to relieve the pain and swelling associated with plantar fasciitis by offering six zones of compression and support: firm compression at the Achilles tendon and midfoot, moderate compression at the heel and forefoot, and mild compression at the ankle and toes.

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