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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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Synovial Chondromatosis of the Ankle: Report of Two Cases With 23 and 126 Loose Bodies

April 5, 2016

Synovial chondromatosis is rare joint disorder that has no clear etiology.

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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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Sustainability of Forefoot Reconstruction for the Rheumatoid Foot

March 9, 2016

Ninety percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis will display foot and ankle pathologic features, including hallux valgus, lesser metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint subluxation/dislocation, and hammertoe deformity.

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Femoral Head Allograft for First Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint Fusion Using a Reamer Technique to Limit Graft Length

March 4, 2016

The use of interpositional bone grafting for arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint can be a technically challenging procedure. A fresh-frozen femoral head allograft can provide an appropriate graft for lengthening and ultimate fusion. It has been well-documented in published studies that larger grafts at this site increase the risk of complications

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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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Technique for Measuring Total Ankle Component Migration a Reasonable Option

March 1, 2016

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