foot and ankle surgery

Does the IOFIX improve compression in ankle fusion?

July 26, 2014

Publication date: Available online 12 July 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Lee Parker , Pinak Ray , Stephan Grechenig , Wolfgang Grechenig Background The new IOFIX is an intra-osseous fixation device comprising an “X-post” through which a lag screw passes to apparently improve force distribution across an arthrodesis.

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Results after gastrocnemius recession in 73 patients

July 24, 2014

Publication date: Available online 24 July 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Marius Molund , Øyvind Paulsrud , Elisabeth Ellingsen Husebye , Fredrik Nilsen , Kjetil Hvaal Background Very few studies describe the clinical results and complications following the surgical procedure of gastrocnemius recession.

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Complications of tibio-talar-calcaneal fusion using intramedullary nails

July 23, 2014

Publication date: Available online 23 July 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): P.

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Bilateral Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Variant Secondary to Extensor Hallucis Brevis Muscle Hypertrophy in a Ballet Dancer: A Case Report

July 23, 2014

Publication date: Available online 23 July 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Chamnanni Rungprai , Phinit Phisitkul , Joshua N. Tennant We present a case of bilateral anterior tarsal tunnel syndrome secondary EHB hypertrophy in a dancer, with successful treatment with bilateral EHB muscle excisions for decompression. The bilateral presentation of this case with the treatment of EHB muscle excision is the first of its type reported in the literature

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Balancing the Risk of Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgical Patients Taking Antithrombotic Medication

July 22, 2014

This review intends to provide guidance regarding perioperative management of anticoagulation and antiplatelet drug therapy as they relate to foot and ankle surgery. Venous and arterial thromboembolism are conditions in which the blood clots inappropriately, causing considerable morbidity and mortality. With an increase in awareness of thromboembolic risk factors and expansion of therapeutic options, more patients are routinely taking antithrombotic medication

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Pigmented Onychomatricoma: A Rare Pigmented Nail Unit Tumor Presenting as Longitudinal Melanonychia That Has Potential for Misdiagnosis as Melanoma

July 21, 2014

Continue Reading: Pigmented Onychomatricoma: A Rare Pigmented Nail Unit Tumor Presenting as Longitudinal Melanonychia That Has Potential for Misdiagnosis as Melanoma

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In-office Distal Symes Lesser Toe Amputation—A Safe, Reliable, and Cost-effective Treatment of Diabetes-related Tip of Toe Ulcers Complicated by…

July 21, 2014

Read More: In-office Distal Symes Lesser Toe Amputation—A Safe, Reliable, and Cost-effective Treatment of Diabetes-related Tip of Toe Ulcers Complicated by…

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A novel modification of the Stainsby Procedure: Surgical technique and clinical outcome

July 15, 2014

Publication date: Available online 15 July 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): E.

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A Modified Technique for Fixation of Chronic Instability of the Distal Tibiofibular Syndesmosis Using a Wire and Button – Corrected Proof

July 14, 2014

Abstract: Distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury accounts for 1% to 11% of soft tissue injuries of the ankle. Some acute syndesmotic injuries will fail to heal effectively owing to inadequate treatment or misdiagnosis, eventually resulting in chronic instability, which can destroy the stability of the ankle joint. Various surgical techniques have been described for fixation of the syndesmosis

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Valgus toe deformity of fourth proximal phalanx due to osteochondroma treated with closing wedge osteotomy

July 12, 2014

Publication date: Available online 12 July 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Toshinori Kurashige , Seiichi Suzuki Osteochondroma is the most common benign tumor of all benign and primary bone tumors. It rarely occurs in the proximal phalanx of the lesser toe

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