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Effect of Variable Body Mass on Plantar Foot Pressure and Off-Loading Device Efficacy – Corrected Proof

April 14, 2014

Abstract: An increasing body of evidence has implicated obesity as having a negative effect on the development, treatment, and outcome of lower extremity pathologic entities, including diabetic foot disease. The objective of the present study was to increase the body of knowledge with respect to the effects of obesity on foot function. Specifically, we attempted to (1) describe the relationship between an increasing body mass index (BMI) on plantar foot pressures during gait, and (2) evaluate the efficacy of commonly prescribed off-loading devices with an increasing BMI

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Successful Salvage of Complicated Calcaneal Blastomycosis in Disseminated Disease with Staged Surgical Reconstruction and Local–Systemic Antifungal…

April 14, 2014

Abstract: Disseminated blastomycosis can be a devastating disease, affecting multiple organ systems, including the musculoskeletal system. Osteomyelitis from disseminated disease can be difficult to eradicate but is particularly important to successfully manage in the load-bearing bones of the lower extremity.

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Associations between MRI Findings and Symptoms in Patients with Chronic Ankle Sprain – Corrected Proof

April 8, 2014

Abstract: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides an accurate method of observing and diagnosing injuries of the ligament complex of the ankle. However, the association between ankle symptoms and MRI findings has been unclear. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between ankle pain and MRI findings

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Unrecognized Pediatric Partial Achilles Tendon Injury Followed by Traumatic Completion: A Case Report and Literature Review – Corrected Proof

April 7, 2014

Abstract: Achilles tendon ruptures are a relatively common athletic injury but are exceedingly rare in the pediatric population. We describe the case of a 10-year-old ice hockey player who experienced an Achilles tendon injury from a laceration to the posterior leg from a skate blade that led to a partial tendon laceration

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Locking Compression Plate Distal Ulna Hook Plate as Alternative Fixation for Fifth Metatarsal Base Fracture – Corrected Proof

April 7, 2014

Abstract: Intramedullary screw fixation has been the most common treatment for fifth metatarsal base fractures. However, screw application will not achieve accurate reduction in fractures with small fragments, osteoporotic bone, or Lawrence zone 1 fractures. Because of the similar anatomic architecture between the distal ulna and the fifth metatarsal base, the purpose of the present study was to assess the results of a locking compression plate distal ulna hook plate in stabilizing displaced zone 1 or 2 fifth metatarsal base fractures

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Trichophyton Rubrum Osteomyelitis after Calcaneus External Fixation Pin Stabilization of a Pilon Fracture – Corrected Proof

April 7, 2014

Abstract: Fungal organisms are an uncommon cause of osteomyelitis, and no dermatophyte osteomyelitis infections have been reported in published studies. We present the case of Trichophyton rubrum osteomyelitis of the calcaneus

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First Metatarsal Head Osteotomies for the Correction of Hallux Abducto Valgus

April 1, 2014

An array of distal first metatarsal osteotomies has been described over the decades for the correction of hallux valgus.

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Contemporary Approaches and Advancements to the Lapidus Procedure

April 1, 2014

The Lapidus procedure as evolved over the last 50 years. What originally was a difficult procedure with poor outcomes has changed to a procedure that allows for ideal realignment of the deformity at its source, improved foot alignment, and minimal to no need for further surgery

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Carcinoma Cuniculatum: An Atypical Presentation in the Foot – Corrected Proof

March 28, 2014

Abstract: Carcinoma cuniculatum is a rarely occurring, low-grade variant of squamous cell carcinoma most commonly found in the forefoot. It should be suspected in the differential diagnosis for chronic nonhealing verrucous wounds

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Commercially Available Trabecular Metal Ankle Interpositional Spacer for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Secondary to Severe Bone Loss of the Ankle -…

March 24, 2014

Abstract: Retrograde tibiotalocalcaneal nailing arthrodesis has proved to be a viable salvage procedure; however, extended bone loss around the ankle has been associated with high rates of nonunion and considerable shortening of the hindfoot. We present the surgical technique and the first 2 cases in which a trabecular metal™ interpositional spacer, specifically designed for tibiotalocalcaneal nailing arthrodesis, was used. The spacer can be implanted using either an anterior or a lateral approach.

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