foot and ankle surgery

The Upside of Data Entry

May 1, 2016

In his September/October editorial, Dr. D.

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Are You Positive That the Simmonds-Thompson Test Is Negative? A Historical and Biographical Review

May 1, 2016

In our practice, as is true probably all over the world, the Simmonds-Thompson test is the reference standard clinical test used to diagnose rupture of the Achilles tendon. The test, often wrongly referred to as just the “Thompson test,” is easy to perform and has high sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing an acute Achilles tendon tear (1) (Supplemental Video S1). Interestingly, debate sometimes ensues regarding whether the test is positive when the foot plantarflexes on compression of the calf or is positive when the foot fails to plantarflex.

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Acute syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures: a review.

April 25, 2016

Publication date: Available online 25 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): W.J. van Zuuren, T

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Detriments to Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

April 23, 2016

Evidence Based Review of literature on Detriments to Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers Tina Lefrancois et al Foot and Ankle Surgery; Article in Press Quote: Highlights ?This paper provides a comprehensive review of the literature focusing on the efficacy of treatment of commonly cited detriments to healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers. ?This paper will assist in guiding physicians on effective treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. ?This paper will highlight areas of research potential for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.

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The role of intramedullary fixation in ankle fractures–a systematic review

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): R.W. Jordan, A.W.P. Chapman, D.

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A simplified, validated protocol for measuring fibular reduction on ankle CT

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Christopher Patrick Prior, James Christopher Widnall, Amer Kemall Rehman, David Marc Weller, Edward Vaughan Wood Background Inadequate ankle syndesmotic reduction is a common and important cause of poor outcome after surgery. It is not clear what magnitude or planes of displacement impact most. Many Computerised Tomography (CT) measurement techniques rely on landmarks that are difficult to reproduce, and none measure all types of mal-positioning in a single protocol.

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Keys to diagnosing and treating Lisfranc injuries

April 5, 2016

In the event of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, Lisfranc injuries can lead to compromised vascular supply or persistent instability.

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