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Plantar Fascia Coronal Length: A New Parameter for Plantar Fascia Assessment

December 5, 2014

The effects of gender and various anthropometric variables were previously reported as significant predictors of plantar fascia thickness.

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Joplin’s Neuroma

December 5, 2014

Joplin’s neuroma is a rare perineurial fibrosis of the medial plantar digital proper nerve arising from various etiologies but most commonly after bunion surgery. Treatment for this painful great toe problem remains controversial. It is our purpose to describe our experience with this chronic pain problem, considering it to be a neuroma requiring resection

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Medial Double Arthrodesis With Lateral Column Sparing and Arthrodiastasis: A Radiographic and Medical Record Review

December 2, 2014

Correction of valgus hindfoot deformity can be successfully achieved with arthrodesis of the subtalar and talonavicular joints through a single medial based incision. The advantages of medial double arthrodesis compared with the standard triple arthrodesis 2-incision approach include the absence of a lateral incision and a few degrees of residual mobility through the unfused calcaneocuboid joint (CCJ). The CCJ has often been noted to distract and decompress with the abduction correction achieved through medial double fusion.

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Forefoot Surgery in Elderly Compared With Younger Patient Populations: Complications and Type of Procedure

December 2, 2014

In forefoot surgery, the presenting complaints and expected benefits differ between elderly and younger patients. The present study mapped forefoot procedures recommended to elderly patients compared with those recommended to the general population and assessed the complications according to age group and comorbidity

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Early Results of a Posterolateral Polyaxial Angle-Stable Plate for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis

November 27, 2014

Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is still considered the reference standard therapy for salvage of severe osteoarthritic deformities of the ankle and hindfoot. Because of the unique anatomy and biomechanics of the ankle, even minor injuries can progress to end-stage osteoarthritis over time

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A Retrospective Study of 63 Hallux Valgus Corrections Using the Osteodesis Procedure

November 27, 2014

Osteotomy procedures have been the most popular approach to hallux valgus deformity correction. Soft tissue approaches have, in general, been regarded as ineffective for moderate and severe hallux valgus deformities. Osteodesis is a soft tissue technique that has been shown to be effective in the past but is still seldom practiced

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Hindfoot Deformity Corrected With Double Versus Triple Arthrodesis: Radiographic Comparison

November 26, 2014

Hindfoot fusion is capable of correcting hindfoot deformities. Typically, this has been done through triple arthrodesis. Recently, there has been some discussion of a double arthrodesis, sparing the calcaneocuboid joint

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Functional and Clinical Assessment of Two Ankle Arthrodesis Techniques

November 26, 2014

Isolated tibiotalar fusion is the preferred choice for isolated end-stage arthritis, joint destruction after infection, talar avascular necrosis, Charcot neuroarthropathy, and joint replacement failure. Combined tibiotalar and subtalar joint fusion with an intramedullary nail can achieve better alignment and save patients from prolonged non-weightbearing. The purpose of the present study was to functionally assess using instrumental gait analysis and clinically assess the effect of these 2 surgical techniques.

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Limb Salvage in Secondary Chondrosarcoma of the Metatarsus

November 22, 2014

Malignant transformation of metatarsal osteochondroma into chondrosarcoma is a rare entity. The most optimal line of treatment, salvage procedure or amputation, continues to be debated.

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Comparison of Wedge Resection (Winograd Procedure) and Wedge Resection Plus Complete Nail Plate Avulsion in the Treatment of Ingrown Toenails

November 22, 2014

The present retrospective study compared the efficacy of wedge resection (Winograd procedure) and wedge resection plus complete nail plate avulsion for the treatment of ingrown toenails (onychocryptosis).

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