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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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Operative Treatment for Osteoarthritis of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint: Arthrodesis Versus Hemiarthroplasty

August 12, 2015

Controversy remains whether hemiarthroplasty or arthrodesis results in better postoperative outcomes for patients who request surgery for advanced osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

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Empty Toe Phenomenon: A Rare Presentation of Closed Degloving Injury of the Foot

August 12, 2015

Traumatic degloving injuries of the lower extremity are commonly diagnosed by soft tissue deficits and separation of soft tissue planes. The management of open degloving injuries is well documented with established treatment protocols. Because closed degloving injuries of the lower extremity are so rare, the protocol management is not well established.

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Made to Measure: Designs Tailored to Your Study Needs

July 25, 2015

What is the best study design? Why would we prefer one to another? With many different designs, what should we be looking for in our critical reading of the literature

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Metallic Hardware Not a Considered Complication

July 1, 2015

It is interesting that two different meta-analyses aimed to answer the same question. It should be made clear that reoperation for metallic hardware removal was not considered a complication in our report (1).

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Does Modified Footwear Improve Gait After Ankle Arthrodesis?

May 29, 2015

Rocker bottom shoes are commonly recommended for patients who have undergone ankle arthrodesis.

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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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