foot and ankle surgery

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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“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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Relationship of the Dorsalis Pedis Artery to the Tarsal Navicular

October 21, 2014

When undertaking surgical maneuvers about the midfoot, caution must be used to avoid injury to the dorsalis pedis artery, which courses along the dorsum of the foot on the dorsolateral aspect of the tarsal navicular.

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Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed?

October 19, 2014

Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed? A Discussion of Procedure Philosophy Relative to Anatomy Paul Dayton, DPM, MS, FACFASemail, Merrell Kauwe, DPM, Mindi Feilmeier, DPM, FACFAS The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Articles in Press Quote: Of the > 100 procedures that have been proposed to treat hallux valgus or the “bunion” deformity, most have focused on correction through metatarsal osteotomies at various levels combined with soft tissue balancing procedures at the first metatarsophalangeal joint

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Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed? A Discussion of Procedure Philosophy Relative to Anatomy

October 18, 2014

Of the > 100 procedures that have been proposed to treat hallux valgus or the “bunion” deformity, most have focused on correction through metatarsal osteotomies at various levels combined with soft tissue balancing procedures at the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

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Screw Placement Relative to the Calcaneal Fracture Constant Fragment: An Anatomic Study

October 18, 2014

Placement of a screw from the lateral wall of the calcaneus into the constant sustentaculum tali fragment can be difficult when surgically repairing a calcaneal fracture. This screw serves to compress the fracture fragments and support the posterior facet.

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Intraosseous Gouty Tophus at the Talus: A Case Report

October 17, 2014

Isolated intraosseous gouty invasion is a rare presentation of gout. Although most patients will have a history of gouty arthritis or hyperuricemia, others will have an insidious onset of local pain, tenderness without significant swelling, or inflammation. Surgical debridement is the mainstay of treatment for intraosseous tophus formation.

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Use of an All-Suture Anchor for Re-Creation of the Anterior Talofibular Ligament: A Case Report

October 16, 2014

The lateral ankle ligament complex is typically injured during athletic activity caused by an inversion force on a plantar flexed foot.

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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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