editorial-board

Review Based on Current Evidence Available

January 1, 2016

We appreciate the comments from other surgeons regarding our systematic review. We cannot specifically address the concerns raised based on the current evidence available on the topic presented. Our review was based solely on the available published literature at the time of the project and not on personal research, experience, or observed outcomes

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Syndesmosis Practitioner Satisfied With One Technique for All His Hallux Valgus Deformity Corrections for 25 Years

January 1, 2016

I would like to congratulate Paul Dayton et al for their research effort in writing the review article “Complications of Metatarsal Suture Techniques for Bunion Correction” (Dayton P, Sedberry S, Feilmeier M. J Foot Ankle Surg 54:230–232, 2014) although it was a one-sided review of only complications of a surgical technique that its authors had no experience with whatsoever

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The Herd Mentality: Strength in Numbers, and Combining Studies

January 1, 2016

Although clinicians may have the best of intentions in terms of keeping up with the medical literature, the overwhelming volume of published studies and the press of clinical responsibilities can make this difficult. A medical version of the Reader’s Digest© would thus be a valuable asset.

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Selection and Publication Bias Color Interpretation

November 1, 2015

I would like to thank Drs. Mann and Palanca for their comments regarding the Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement Prosthesis (STAR™, Stryker, Inc., Mahwah, NJ). Unfortunately, the works they cite are contaminated by both selection (inventor–design team) and publication (conflict of interest) bias.

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Clarification of the History and Use of the STAR Prosthesis™

November 1, 2015

We recently read the article entitled “Registry Data Trends of Total Ankle Replacement Use,” by Drs.

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Midterm Follow-Up of Talectomy for Severe Rigid Equinovarus Feet

September 7, 2015

Rigid equinovarus foot is a challenging problem. Talectomy has been advocated as a salvage procedure to achieve a plantigrade painless foot in the treatment of rigid equinovarus deformity.

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Arthroscopic First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis for Repair of Fixed Hallux Varus Deformity

August 26, 2015

Arthroscopic first metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis for fixed hallux varus deformity can be very difficult because narrowing of the medial joint space results in difficult access. The abductor hallucis tendon and the medial capsule can be released through a small proximal plantar medial incision.

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Two Articles: Similar, Not the Same

August 23, 2015

Recently, Seth S. Leopold, MD, Editor in Chief of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®, informed me that a reader had brought to his attention that two articles published respectively in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery® and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® were similar (Wu DY

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