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Symptomatic Os Vesalianum Pedis: Long-Term Follow-Up of a Rare Entity in Childhood – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Os vesalianum pedis is an accessory bone in the foot located proximal to the base of the fifth metatarsal within the peroneus brevis tendon, with a very low prevalence (0.1% to 1%), and is usually asymptomatic. Only 9 cases of symptomatic os vesalianum pedis have been reported. Other more common conditions should be ruled out.

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Diabetic Foot Burns: A Case Series – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Burn injury in diabetic patients has been a recent topic of interest in published studies. Previous studies have shown increased complications in diabetic patients compared with nondiabetic controls who have sustained these injuries. A paucity of research has been devoted to foot-specific diabetic burn injury

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A Modified Technique for Flexor-to-Extensor Tendon Transfer to Correct Residual Metatarsophalangeal Extension in the Treatment of Hammertoes -…

April 21, 2014

Abstract: A variety of surgical procedures exist for the correction of hammertoe deformities, and several different methods of flexor tendon transfer have been described for the correction of hammertoes associated with extension contracture of the corresponding metatarsophalangeal joint. In the present report, we have described a variation of flexor tendon tenodesis we have found useful.

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Structures at Risk With Medial Double Hindfoot Fusion: A Cadaveric Study – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Although discussed as an alternative to triple arthrodesis for hindfoot correction, the published data surrounding the medial double arthrodesis, or fusion of the subtalar and talonavicular joints, has not addressed the proximity of the anatomic structures at risk.

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Glomangiomatosis Concentrated in the Ankle with Varied Appearances: A Case Report – Corrected Proof

April 14, 2014

Abstract: Glomangiomatosis is an exceedingly rare condition. This report details a case of multiple glomangiomas concentrated in the ankle of a 59-year-old male. Despite identical histological findings, the lesions displayed varied clinical features at physical examination, at magnetic resonance imaging, and upon further examination after excision.

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Successful Salvage of Complicated Calcaneal Blastomycosis in Disseminated Disease with Staged Surgical Reconstruction and Local–Systemic Antifungal…

April 14, 2014

Abstract: Disseminated blastomycosis can be a devastating disease, affecting multiple organ systems, including the musculoskeletal system. Osteomyelitis from disseminated disease can be difficult to eradicate but is particularly important to successfully manage in the load-bearing bones of the lower extremity.

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Effect of Variable Body Mass on Plantar Foot Pressure and Off-Loading Device Efficacy – Corrected Proof

April 14, 2014

Abstract: An increasing body of evidence has implicated obesity as having a negative effect on the development, treatment, and outcome of lower extremity pathologic entities, including diabetic foot disease. The objective of the present study was to increase the body of knowledge with respect to the effects of obesity on foot function. Specifically, we attempted to (1) describe the relationship between an increasing body mass index (BMI) on plantar foot pressures during gait, and (2) evaluate the efficacy of commonly prescribed off-loading devices with an increasing BMI

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Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis with Intra-articular Distraction – Corrected Proof

April 8, 2014

Abstract: Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis has shown high rates of union comparable to those with open arthrodesis but with substantially less postoperative morbidity, shorter operative times, less blood loss, and shorter hospital stays. To easily perform arthroscopic resection of the articular cartilage, sufficient distraction of the joint is necessary to insert the arthroscope and instruments.

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Tibiocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using a Simple External Fixator – Corrected Proof

April 8, 2014

Abstract: Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis has been a salvage option for conditions with extensive loss of the talar body. In conditions that preclude the use of internal fixation, external compression arthrodesis has been the preferred technique to achieve fusion about the hindfoot

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Associations between MRI Findings and Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Ankle Sprain – Corrected Proof

April 8, 2014

Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides an accurate method of observing and diagnosing injuries of the ligament complex of the ankle. However, the association between ankle symptoms and MRI findings has been unclear. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between ankle pain and MRI findings

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