foot and ankle surgery

Unplanned Readmission Following Foot and Ankle Surgery

May 1, 2015

At a recent meeting with a hospital administrator, I was presented with data describing the overall incidence of 30-day readmission to our hospital for patients who had undergone foot and/or ankle surgery, and I was asked to explain why “the numbers were so high.” Of course, we all know that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov) have been watching this quality indicator closely over the past few years, and it won’t be long before it is a serious indicator of just how much we will be reimbursed for the services that we render.

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Glomus Tumors in the Foot: Case Series

April 29, 2015

Glomus tumors are painful, benign neoplasms that frequently are associated with delayed diagnosis. Commonly in the hand, they rarely present in the foot. The purpose of this case series is to characterize the clinical presentation, radiology, pathology, and surgical outcomes associated with foot glomus tumors.

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Open wedge metatarsal osteotomy versus crescentic osteotomy to correct severe hallux valgus deformity – a prospective comparative study

April 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 27 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jens Ulrik Wester , Ellen Hamborg-Petersen , Niels Herold , Palle Bo Hansen , Johnny Froekjaer Background Different techniques of proximal osteotomies have been introduced to correct severe hallux valgus. The open wedge osteotomy is a newly introduced method for proximal osteotomy. The aim of this prospective randomised study was to compare the radiological and clinical results after operation for severe hallux valgus, comparing the open wedge osteotomy to the crescentic osteotomy which is our traditional treatment

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Surgery for Adult Acquired Flatfoot due to Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Reduces Pain, Improves Function and Health related Quality of Life

April 25, 2015

Publication date: Available online 24 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): M.C. Cöster , B.E. Rosengren , A

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Response to “Re: Isolated osteochondral fracture of the metatarsal head of lesser toes” [Foot Ankle Surg.]

April 24, 2015

Publication date: Available online 17 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Tun Hing Lui

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Response to ‘Re: Isolated osteochondral fracture of the metatarsal head of lesser toes. Foot and Ankle Surgery’

April 17, 2015

Publication date: Available online 17 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Tun Hing Liu

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Corrigendum to “Anabolic androgenic steroids reverse the beneficial effect of exercise on tendon biomechanics: An experimental study” [Foot Ankle…

April 14, 2015

Publication date: Available online 14 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Serafim Tsitsilonis , Panayiotis E.

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Distraction Osteogenesis of Fourth Brachymetatarsia

April 9, 2015

Publication date: Available online 8 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Gamal A. Hosny , Abdel-Salam A. Ahmed Background Brachymetatarsia is a rare congenital or developmental condition that results in a short metatarsal.

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Does Autogenous Bone Graft Work? A Logistic Regression Analysis of Data from 159 Papers in the Foot and Ankle Literature

April 9, 2015

Publication date: Available online 8 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Craig R.

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What factors predict the need for further intervention following corticosteroid injection of Morton’s neuroma?

April 2, 2015

Publication date: Available online 2 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Devendra Mahadevan , Mohammad Salmasi , Nicola Whybra , Anika Nanda , Suchi Gaba , Jitendra Mangwani Background This study investigated factors that may predict the need for Morton’s neuroma (MN) to undergo further treatment within 2 years of a single ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection.

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