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A Ligament Reattachment Technique for High-Demand Athletes With Chronic Ankle Instability

October 30, 2014

The present prospective study was conducted to evaluate the clinical outcomes of the new ligament reattachment procedure for chronic lateral ankle instability in high-demand athletes. A total of 24 athletes 2 years after undergoing the modified Brostrom procedure using the suture bridge technique. The clinical evaluation included the Karlsson score, the Sefton grading system, and the period to return to exercise.

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Management of Complex Fibular Fractures: Double Plating of Fibular Fractures

October 29, 2014

Complex fibular fractures as a result of either high-energy mechanisms or advanced age can be difficult to manage as significant comminution can preclude standard operative techniques. Furthermore, the maintenance of osseous reduction postoperatively throughout convalescence can present an equivalent challenge. Strict weightbearing restrictions in the elderly and the noncompliant postoperatively convey an additional risk of potential failure.

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Multifocal Bilateral Metatarsal Tuberculosis: A Rare Presentation

October 28, 2014

Tuberculosis, or phthisis (consumption) as it was popularly known in the Greek era, has been endemic in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa; however, the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic has seen the re-emergence of this disease in the areas in which it was not very commonly reported. With this, the need for understanding and treatment of rare presentations of tuberculosis has become of paramount importance to achieve the World Health Organization millennium goal of a “reversal of incidence by 2015.” Foot involvement has been reported in 0.1% to 0.3% of extrapulmonary cases.

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Giant Cell Tumors of the Foot and Ankle Bones: High Recurrence Rates After Surgical Treatment

October 28, 2014

Giant cell tumor (GCT) of the bone is a benign primary bone tumor most often treated with intralesional surgery. Most cases occur around the knee; however, rarely, GCT of bone can occur in the foot and ankle

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Effect of Obesity on Arthroscopic Treatment of Anterolateral Impingement Syndrome of the Ankle

October 24, 2014

The present case series study was performed to evaluate the effect of obesity on the arthroscopic findings and the functional outcome after arthroscopic treatment of anterolateral impingement syndrome of the ankle.

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Role of Fixation and Postoperative Regimens in the Long-Term Outcomes of Distal Chevron Osteotomy: A Randomized Controlled Two-by-Two Factorial Trial…

October 24, 2014

The necessity of chevron osteotomy fixation is controversial and evidence for the effectiveness of postoperative regimens is limited. In a prospective, randomized study, we compared the long-term results of 2 operative techniques (osteotomy fixation versus no fixation) and 2 postoperative regimens (a soft cast versus an elastic bandage) in 100 patients who underwent surgery for hallux valgus

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Treatment of Longitudinal Epiphyseal Bracket by Excision and Polymethylmethacrylate Insertion at the Preossified Disease Stage

October 23, 2014

Longitudinal epiphyseal bracket is a rare ossification anomaly involving the tubular bones of the hand or foot that have a proximal epiphysis, which becomes deformed as a result of the bracket. Untreated, the deformity becomes worse with age, because longitudinal growth cannot occur. The present report discusses the use of polymethylmethacrylate at the preossified disease stage in 2 patients with first metatarsal involvement.

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“Jumping Stump” Phenomenon

October 23, 2014

Myoclonic spasm of an amputated extremity can be problematic for amputees and requires recognition and understanding by surgeons encountering the phenomenon. In the present brief report, we describe the condition in a female amputee after below-the-knee amputation. Our aim is to increase awareness of this condition among foot and ankle surgeons.

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Autogenous Capsular Interpositional Arthroplasty Surgery for Painful Hallux Rigidus: Assessing Changes in Range of Motion and Postoperative Foot…

October 16, 2014

The autogenous capsular interpositional arthroplasty procedure can be a motion-sparing alternative to arthrodesis for the treatment of recalcitrant hallux rigidus deformity. Previous studies have reported positive results; however, many had small samples or lacked comparable preoperative measures

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The Fifth Metatarsal Base: Anatomic Evaluation Regarding Fracture Mechanism and Treatment Algorithms

October 16, 2014

Fractures occurring within the 1.5-cm proximal portion of the fifth metatarsal are commonly considered avulsion fractures. The exact mechanisms of such fractures are controversial.

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