foot and ankle surgery

17th EFAS Instructional Course

February 12, 2015

Publication date: March 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 21, Issue 1

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Medial and Lateral Plantar Artery Angiosome Rotational Flaps for Transmetatarsal and Lisfranc Amputation in Patients With Compromised Plantar Tissue

February 11, 2015

Traditional incision techniques for midfoot amputation might not provide immediate soft tissue coverage of the underlying metatarsal and tarsal bones in the presence of a large plantar soft tissue defect. Patients undergoing transmetatarsal and Lisfranc amputation frequently have compromised plantar tissue in association with neuropathic ulcers, forefoot gangrene, and infection, necessitating wide resection as a part of the amputation procedure. Open amputation will routinely be performed under these circumstances, although secondary healing could be compromised owing to residual bone exposure.

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How effective is the gastroc recession for plantar fasciitis?

February 10, 2015

Gastrocnemius recession may be effective in reducing pain for patients with plantar fasciitis, according to a recent study. The study, published in Foot and Ankle Surgery, focused on 73 patients who received gastrocnemius recession as a single procedure between 2006 and 2011. Sixty-two patients reported a good or excellent result, 11 percent of patients reported a significant postoperative complication and 22 percent related having reduced or severely reduced plantarflexion power after surgery, according to the study.

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Re: an anatomical and cadaveric study examining the risk of sural nerve injury in percutaneous achilles tendon repair using the achillon device

February 8, 2015

Publication date: Available online 7 February 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Mark B. Davies

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Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: An Analysis of 12,570 Patients in a Large Healthcare Database

February 8, 2015

Publication date: Available online 7 February 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Dean Wang , M. Isiah Sandlin , Jeremiah R. Cohen , Elizabeth L

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Donor site morbidity of the medial plantar artery flap studied with gait and pressure analysis

February 4, 2015

Publication date: Available online 4 February 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): James T.-E.H. Paget , David Izadi , Mohammed Haj-Basheer , Sue Barnett , Ian Winson , Umraz Khan Background The medial plantar artery flap (MPA) allows transfer of both glabrous (smooth and free from hair) and sensate tissue. It has been suggested that the non-weight bearing instep area of the foot provides tissue for transfer with minimal donor morbidity

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Clinical Consensus Statement: Perioperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Clean Elective Foot Surgery

January 25, 2015

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Clinical Consensus Statement: Perioperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Clean Elective Foot Surgery Paul Dayton, DPM, FACFAS, Jason DeVries, DPM, FACFAS, Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, FACFAS, Andrew Meyr, DPM, FACFAS, Monica Schweinberger, DPM, FACFAS, Jnl Foot Ank Surg; Article in Press Quote: Some controversy exists regarding the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective foot and ankle surgery.

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Radiographic monitoring of the distal insertion of the calcaneofibular ligament in anatomical reconstructions of ankle instabilities: A preliminary…

January 24, 2015

Publication date: Available online 23 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): R. Best , F. Mauch , K.M

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Rare Case of Acral Calcified Angioleiomyoma with Macroscopic Calcium Extrusion

January 20, 2015

Publication date: Available online 19 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Travis W. Blalock , Christy Kerr , Damian P

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Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis with a Compressive Retrograde Nail: A retrospective study of 59 nails

January 20, 2015

Publication date: Available online 19 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): A.E. Thomas , P.M. Guyver , J.M

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