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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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Isolated Calcaneofibular Ligament Injury: A Report of Two Cases

October 16, 2014

Injury to the lateral ankle ligaments is very common among both athletes and nonathletes alike.

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Validity, Reliability and Responsiveness of the Korean Version of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Foot and Ankle Questionnaire

October 16, 2014

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Foot and Ankle Questionnaire (AFAQ) reflects patients’ subjective disorder due to foot and ankle conditions.

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Excision of Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa Lesions in a Patient With Hereditary Lymphedema: Case Report and Review of the Literature

October 16, 2014

Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa (ENV) is a rare cutaneous sequela of chronic lymphedema. Treatment of ENV remains poorly elucidated but has historically involved conservative management aimed at relieving the underlying lymphedema, with a few cases managed by surgical intervention

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Radiographic Assessment of Posterior Malleolar Ankle Fractures

September 25, 2014

The anatomy of the posterior tibial malleolus plays an important role in the structure and function of the ankle mortise.

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