foot and ankle surgery

Does a tibial sesamoidectomy cause hallux valgus?

October 31, 2014

Fact or Fiction? Iatrogenic Hallux Abducto Valgus Secondary to Tibial Sesamoidectomy Michael B.

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A Prospective Study of Surgical Outcomes and Quality of Life in Severe Foot Trauma and Associated Compartment Syndrome After Fasciotomy

October 30, 2014

The purpose of the present prospective study was to analyze the predictors of outcome and review the quality of life of patients who underwent emergency fasciotomy for foot compartment syndrome after blunt trauma. A total of 14 patients were identified and followed for an average of 24 (range 14 to 33) months. The mean interval from initial presentation to decompressive fasciotomy was 5.8 (range 3 to 11) hours.

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A Ligament Reattachment Technique for High-Demand Athletes With Chronic Ankle Instability

October 30, 2014

The present prospective study was conducted to evaluate the clinical outcomes of the new ligament reattachment procedure for chronic lateral ankle instability in high-demand athletes. A total of 24 athletes 2 years after undergoing the modified Brostrom procedure using the suture bridge technique. The clinical evaluation included the Karlsson score, the Sefton grading system, and the period to return to exercise.

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Management of Complex Fibular Fractures: Double Plating of Fibular Fractures

October 29, 2014

Complex fibular fractures as a result of either high-energy mechanisms or advanced age can be difficult to manage as significant comminution can preclude standard operative techniques. Furthermore, the maintenance of osseous reduction postoperatively throughout convalescence can present an equivalent challenge. Strict weightbearing restrictions in the elderly and the noncompliant postoperatively convey an additional risk of potential failure.

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Giant Cell Tumors of the Foot and Ankle Bones: High Recurrence Rates After Surgical Treatment

October 28, 2014

Giant cell tumor (GCT) of the bone is a benign primary bone tumor most often treated with intralesional surgery. Most cases occur around the knee; however, rarely, GCT of bone can occur in the foot and ankle

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Eye tracking when looking at x-rays

October 26, 2014

A Passing Glance? Differences in Eye Tracking and Gaze Patterns Between Trainees and Experts Reading Plain Film Bunion Radiographs Nicholas A

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A Passing Glance? Differences in Eye Tracking and Gaze Patterns Between Trainees and Experts Reading Plain Film Bunion Radiographs

October 25, 2014

Eye tracking and gaze pattern studies have been used to evaluate human behavior for decades.

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Role of Fixation and Postoperative Regimens in the Long-Term Outcomes of Distal Chevron Osteotomy: A Randomized Controlled Two-by-Two Factorial Trial…

October 24, 2014

The necessity of chevron osteotomy fixation is controversial and evidence for the effectiveness of postoperative regimens is limited. In a prospective, randomized study, we compared the long-term results of 2 operative techniques (osteotomy fixation versus no fixation) and 2 postoperative regimens (a soft cast versus an elastic bandage) in 100 patients who underwent surgery for hallux valgus

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“Jumping Stump” Phenomenon

October 23, 2014

Myoclonic spasm of an amputated extremity can be problematic for amputees and requires recognition and understanding by surgeons encountering the phenomenon. In the present brief report, we describe the condition in a female amputee after below-the-knee amputation. Our aim is to increase awareness of this condition among foot and ankle surgeons.

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Relationship of the Dorsalis Pedis Artery to the Tarsal Navicular

October 21, 2014

When undertaking surgical maneuvers about the midfoot, caution must be used to avoid injury to the dorsalis pedis artery, which courses along the dorsum of the foot on the dorsolateral aspect of the tarsal navicular.

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