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Fibular Nailing Seems an Effective Strategy to Decrease Treatment Crude Costs for AO-Type 44B Ankle Fractures in Elderly Patients

May 1, 2016

In the article, “Health Care Usage and Related Costs in Fibular Plating for AO Type 44-B Ankle Fractures in a Belgian University Hospital: An Exploratory Analysis,” which appears in this issue (1), we show that the costs for the operative treatment of unstable ankle fractures (AO type 44-B) strongly correlate with the length of stay (LOS) of the patient. In turn, the LOS itself is influenced not only by easily objectifiable variables such as treatment type and patient age but also by more difficult to measure parameters such as the level of process standardization and individual preferences of the surgeon, the patients, and their families.

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A Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Diabetic Foot: Case Report

April 5, 2016

A 72-year-old male was referred to our hospital for a plantar ulceration that had occurred many years earlier. The lesion, with exuberant granulation and large areas of necrosis and fibrin, had long been treated by plastic surgeons with no positive evolution

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Entrapment of the Superficial Peroneal Nerve Following a Distal Fibula Fracture

April 4, 2016

Although peripheral nerve injury may result from fractures involving the long bones, bony entrapment of peripheral nerves is infrequently encountered. This report demonstrates a rare case of superficial peroneal nerve entrapment between 2 fracture ends of the distal fibula following a closed ankle fracture resulting from a supination-external rotation mechanism. Levels of Evidence: Therapeutic, Level IV: Case report

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Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infection After Erysipelas: Urgent Need for Antibiosis and Surgery

March 1, 2016

Erysipelas are common soft tissue infections responding to first-line antibiosis. Because of factors of related to responsible bacteria and host, complications can occur that need extensive surgery in addition to intensified drug therapy.

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Flawed Technique for Measuring Total Ankle Component Migration

March 1, 2016

We read with interest 2 recent publications by Brigido et al regarding component migration after total ankle arthroplasty in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery®. The papers are entitled, “Evaluating component migration after modular stem fixed-bearing total ankle replacement” [J Foot Ankle Surg 54:326–331, 2015] and, more recently, “Evaluating component migration: comparing two generations of the INBONE total ankle replacement” [J Foot Ankle Surg 54:892–895, 2015].

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Technique for Measuring Total Ankle Component Migration a Reasonable Option

March 1, 2016

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Anatomic Repair of Plantar Plate With Flexor Tendon Sheath Reinforcement: Case Series

February 8, 2016

Plantar plate pathology has gained considerable attention in recent time, and with this increased awareness multiple treatments have been proposed. There have been no comparison studies between these treatments. The authors feel a direct approach for anatomic repair allows for plantar plate repair and tightening to desired tension, without any plantar prominences or potentially irritating hardware

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