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Callus Distraction Versus Single-Stage Lengthening With Bone Graft for Treatment of Brachymetatarsia: A Systematic Review

May 19, 2015

Brachymetatarsia deformity is a cosmetically displeasing anomaly that can become physically symptomatic. The surgical techniques most commonly used to repair the anomaly include single-stage lengthening with a bone graft, callus distraction, or a combination of bone grafting and callus distraction.

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Effect of obesity on outcome of hallux valgus surgery

April 21, 2015

Obesity is a global epidemic, but its effect on foot and ankle surgeries is not well defined. This study aimed to investigate the influence of obesity on functional outcome scores, incidence of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI), and repeat surgery after hallux valgus (HV) corrective surgery.

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A Complication of Posterior Malleolar Fracture Fixation

April 21, 2015

We present a case of tibial nerve impingement by an anteroposterior screw inserted for stabilization of a posterior malleolar fracture. This specific complication has not previously been described in published studies, although numerous reports have described various forms of peripheral nerve entrapment.

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Surgical Considerations for Massive Tarsal Coalitions in Multiple Synostosis Syndrome: A Case Report

March 22, 2015

Tarsal-carpal coalition syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited condition characterized by fusion of the carpal and tarsal bones and foot deformity. Associated pain and/or gait disturbance are the main complaints.

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Assessing Diagnostic Tests I: You Can’t Be Too Sensitive

March 19, 2015

Clinicians and patients are always interested in less invasive, cheaper, and faster diagnostic tests. When introducing such a test, physicians must ensure that it is reliable in its diagnoses and does not commit errors

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Hemiarthroplasty for Hallux Rigidus: Mid-Term Results

March 4, 2015

Hallux rigidus is a progressive osteoarthritic condition affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint that causes pain and stiffness, with a marked reduction in dorsiflexion. Joint arthrodesis has previously been the standard treatment of hallux rigidus; however, new surgical techniques have evolved and first metatarsophalangeal joint hemiarthroplasty is now a viable option. The present retrospective study reviewed the data from the 11 patients (12 feet) who had undergone first metatarsophalangeal joint hemiarthroplasty with the HemiCAP® prosthesis.

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Subtalar Joint Distraction Arthrodesis to Correct Calcaneal Valgus in Pediatric Patients with Tarsal Coalition: A Case Series

February 20, 2015

Subtalar joint middle facet coalitions commonly present in children who have a painful, rigid, pes planovalgus foot type. The middle facet coalition allows rearfoot forces to be distributed medially through the coalition, and this can result in arthritis or lateral tarsal wedging. The senior author has used a wedged bone graft distraction subtalar joint arthrodesis to correct calcaneal valgus and restore the talar height in these patients

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Influence of a Metatarsus Adductus Foot Type on Plantar Pressures During Walking in Adults Using a Pedobarograph

January 30, 2015

Metatarsus adductus is a relatively common congenital foot deformity that is often unrecognized at birth. Thus, the adult foot with metatarsus adductus is prone to pathologic entities that have been theorized to result from lateral column overload.

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