foot and ankle surgery

Does external fixation result in superior ankle function than open reduction internal fixation in the management of adult distal tibial plafond…

July 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 20 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Christopher E. Hill Background Traditionally distal tibial plafond fractures were managed with open reduction internal fixation however, high complication rates have prompted the use of external fixation as an alternative. No definitive review has been conducted and the issue of superior treatment method remains contentious.

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Podiatric Resident Performance on a Basic Competency Examination in Musculoskeletal Medicine

July 24, 2015

A basic competency examination in musculoskeletal medicine has previously been administered to residents across a variety of medical specialties and has demonstrated that medical school preparation in musculoskeletal medicine might be inadequate. The objectives of the present study were to assess podiatric surgical resident performance on this examination and to assess podiatric surgical residency director opinions of the level of importance of the test subject areas

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Minimally Invasive Calcaneal Osteotomy: Does the Shannon Burr Endanger the Neurovascular Structures? A Cadaveric Study

July 22, 2015

Calcaneal osteotomies are used to correct hindfoot alignment. Traditional open procedures have been plagued with complications.

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What is the evidence for chemical thromboprophylaxis in foot and ankle surgery? Systematic review of the English literature

July 21, 2015

Venous thromboembolism is a well-documented complication following lower limb trauma and surgery.

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Skin Preparation Methods in Foot and Ankle Surgery

July 21, 2015

Randomised Comparison of Two Skin Preparation Methods in Foot and Ankle Surgery Chang Alice et al Foot and Ankle Surgery; 20 July 2015 Quote: Highlights •Equivalent preparation time within the bag immersion group. •No significant formation of bacterial growth in either preparation technique groups

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Lyme Disease Manifestations in the Foot and Ankle

July 17, 2015

Lyme Disease Manifestations in the Foot and Ankle: A Retrospective Case Series Jason R. Miller, DPM, FACFAS, Karl W

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Moberg Osteotomy for Hallux Rigidus

July 8, 2015

Hallux rigidus is a common cause of pain and decreased range of motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, notably with loss of dorsiflexion. Hallux rigidus is the second most common disorder affecting the great toe. The primary cause of hallux rigidus is thought to be a traumatic event, a culmination of microtrauma, or an alteration in kinematics leading to a loss of articular cartilage and dorsal osteophyte formation

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Is Arthroscopic Assisted Percutaneous Screw Fixation As Good As Open Reduction And Internal Fixation For The Treatment Of Displaced Intra-articular…

July 4, 2015

Publication date: Available online 3 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ewe Juan Yeap , Jaynesthra Rao , Chee Huan Pan , Shahrul Aiman Soelar , Alistair S.E.

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Perioperative Glycemic Control and the Effect on Surgical Site Infections in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 30, 2015

Introduction . Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading causes of hyperglycemia in the perioperative setting

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