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Publication of Null Results

November 1, 2014

So who wants to read a report that describes no statistically significant difference between 2 treatment options or diagnostic tests (a “negative” or “null” report)? And, where would you look to find such a report

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

October 30, 2014

First ray function and hallux misalignment after isolated tibial sesamoidectomy have been topics of debate.

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Multifocal Bilateral Metatarsal Tuberculosis: A Rare Presentation

October 28, 2014

Tuberculosis, or phthisis (consumption) as it was popularly known in the Greek era, has been endemic in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa; however, the human immunodeficiency virus epidemic has seen the re-emergence of this disease in the areas in which it was not very commonly reported. With this, the need for understanding and treatment of rare presentations of tuberculosis has become of paramount importance to achieve the World Health Organization millennium goal of a “reversal of incidence by 2015.” Foot involvement has been reported in 0.1% to 0.3% of extrapulmonary cases.

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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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Effect of Obesity on Arthroscopic Treatment of Anterolateral Impingement Syndrome of the Ankle

October 24, 2014

The present case series study was performed to evaluate the effect of obesity on the arthroscopic findings and the functional outcome after arthroscopic treatment of anterolateral impingement syndrome of the ankle.

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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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Screw Placement Relative to the Calcaneal Fracture Constant Fragment: An Anatomic Study

October 18, 2014

Placement of a screw from the lateral wall of the calcaneus into the constant sustentaculum tali fragment can be difficult when surgically repairing a calcaneal fracture. This screw serves to compress the fracture fragments and support the posterior facet.

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Is Our Current Paradigm for Evaluation and Management of the Bunion Deformity Flawed? A Discussion of Procedure Philosophy Relative to Anatomy

October 18, 2014

Of the > 100 procedures that have been proposed to treat hallux valgus or the “bunion” deformity, most have focused on correction through metatarsal osteotomies at various levels combined with soft tissue balancing procedures at the first metatarsophalangeal joint.

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Delayed Union of a Jones Fracture in a Patient With Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

October 17, 2014

Rothmund-Thomson syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive genodermatosis, characterized by poikiloderma, small stature, juvenile cataracts, sparse hair, skeletal abnormalities, and a predisposition to osteogenic sarcomas and skin cancers.

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Use of an All-Suture Anchor for Re-Creation of the Anterior Talofibular Ligament: A Case Report

October 16, 2014

The lateral ankle ligament complex is typically injured during athletic activity caused by an inversion force on a plantar flexed foot.

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