Changes in Mood State after Day Case Forefoot Surgery Anne Mandy, , Sally Feeney Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery; Article in Press Quote: Limited published data exploring patients’ emotional recovery after day case foot surgery are available.
Abstract: A 17-year-old male presented with reduced muscle strength in both lower limbs and demonstrated equinus foot (ankle equinus) in the right lower limb. Using dysferlin immunostaining, the patient was diagnosed with Miyoshi myopathy by the neurologist. Achilles tendon lengthening was performed, and a plantigrade foot without ankle equinus was achieved.
Abstract: Calcaneus fractures are common injuries that often lead to chronic pain and long-term disability. Appropriate initial management of calcaneal fractures involves assessment for concomitant trauma (polytrauma), and the vertebral column, in particular, the lumbar spine, is known to be especially vulnerable to simultaneous injury when the os calcis has been fractured.
Abstract: Soft tissue complications are well known after extensile exposure of the calcaneus for open reduction internal fixation of fractures. A variety of recommendations have been proposed to reduce soft tissue healing issues and infection.
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to investigate the outcomes of first metatarsophalangeal replacement for hallux rigidus using the Smith & Nephew ToeFit-Plus™ implant. We assessed the outcomes of 69 first metatarsophalangeal joint replacements using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society score preoperatively and annually postoperatively, with retrospective radiologic review. All operations were performed by the same surgeon within 2 centers.