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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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Enhanced Lapidus Arthrodesis: Crossed Screw Technique with Middle Cuneiform Fixation Further Reduces Sagittal Mobility

November 21, 2014

Persistent medial column sagittal mobility can be encountered despite successful first tarsometatarsal stabilization if fixation has been limited to the first tarsometatarsal joint. The purpose of the present cadaveric research was to quantify the effect of a third point of fixation from the base of the first metatarsal to the middle cuneiform compared with the traditional isolated first tarsometatarsal fixation

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Posterior Tibial Labrum Injury in a Professional Soccer Player: A Case Report

November 21, 2014

Ankle ligament injuries are one of the most frequent lesions identified in professional soccer players. In most cases, the ligaments involved are the anterior talofibular ligament and the calcaneal fibular ligament. In the present report, we describe a professional soccer player who sustained an ankle sprain that did not respond to initial therapy.

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An Unusual Ankle Injury: The Bosworth-Pilon Fracture

November 21, 2014

The Bosworth injury occurs when the distal fibula becomes entrapped posterior to the posterior tibial tubercle, usually as a result of a supination external rotation injury. This uncommon occurrence is a recognized cause of an irreducible ankle dislocation. A pilon fracture is usually a high-energy injury caused by the talus being driven upward into the tibial plafond.

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Use of a Definitive Cement Spacer for Simultaneous Bony and Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Mid- and Hindfoot Diabetic Neuroarthropathy:A Case Report

November 15, 2014

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus has been increasing, and ≤25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the US population, have diabetes. Diabetic Charcot arthropathy and foot ulcers are serious complications of diabetes mellitus

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