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Open Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

October 1, 2014

Open fractures of the lower extremity cover a wide gamut of injuries ranging from the mangled, pulseless leg necessitating amputation to the more innocuous pinhole open wounds associated with simple fracture patterns. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate care can make a dramatic difference in decreasing complication rates and improving ultimate outcomes. Principles of management of open fractures have been created with the main goal of decreasing infection rates, while providing for stabilization of the bone and soft tissue injury.

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Midfoot Crush Injuries

October 1, 2014

Treatment of midfoot injuries is surgical or nonsurgical, depending on the injury, the location, and the extent of the injury. Minor injuries usually heal with casting or bracing, whereas more unstable injuries typically need surgery for stability. Whether the injury is in a weight-bearing portion of the foot is also a consideration for surgery.

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Strategies for Managing Bone Defects of the Lower Extremity

October 1, 2014

Management of posttraumatic segmental bone loss as a result of severe open injuries of the lower extremity, high-energy closed injuries, and following failed initial treatment of complex fractures that develop pseudarthrosis continues to challenge reconstructive surgeons. There are numerous strategies for dealing with such injuries but the outcome is unpredictable.

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: A Rare Pathogen for Osteomyelitis of the Foot

August 22, 2014

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Coverage of Exposed Bone of the Lateral Malleolus with a Proximally Based Lateral Malleolar Perforator Flap

August 22, 2014

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Postoperative Radiographic and Clinical Assessment of the Treatment of Posterior Tibial Plafond Fractures Using a Posterior Lateral Incisional…

August 22, 2014

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Ankle Arthrodesis Fusion Rates for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Bone Allograft Versus Proximal Tibia Autograft

August 21, 2014

See the article here: Ankle Arthrodesis Fusion Rates for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Bone Allograft Versus Proximal Tibia Autograft

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Fractures of the Talus

August 18, 2014

The talus is the most proximal bone of the hindfoot that couples the foot to the leg. It is the second most common fracture of the tarsal bones, second in frequency to the calcaneous.

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Isolated Fifth Metatarsocuboid Coalition: A Case Report

August 16, 2014

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Lower Extremity Trauma and Complications

August 14, 2014

This issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery focuses on the surgical management of lower extremity trauma and its complications. Various topics from tibial plafond fractures to midfoot crush injuries and rehabilitation are well covered by the experienced authors and invited guest editor, Dr John J

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