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A New Look at Tendon Transfers and Soft Tissue Management in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

January 1, 2016

When presenting the topic of tendon repair and reconstruction of the lower extremity, it is commonplace to immediately focus on the Achilles tendon. While the majority of the research and surgical techniques are centered on the Achilles tendon, this issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery moves outside of the box and focuses not only on tendon reconstruction but also on the mechanical redistribution of tendon function.

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Show Me the Evidence

January 1, 2016

In this issue, we once again present letters from readers, along with the authors’ reply. The sentiments and concerns raised by Drs.

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The Herd Mentality: Strength in Numbers, and Combining Studies

January 1, 2016

Although clinicians may have the best of intentions in terms of keeping up with the medical literature, the overwhelming volume of published studies and the press of clinical responsibilities can make this difficult. A medical version of the Reader’s Digest© would thus be a valuable asset.

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Treatment of Severe Recurrent Clubfoot

September 13, 2015

Understanding the pathoanatomy of severe recurrent clubfoot and its implication on treatment options is important for the successful treatment. A comprehensive clinical evaluation of the different components helps in selecting procedures. Individual needs and social and psychological factors influencing treatment and the impact of treatment on the child have to be considered.

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Minimally Invasive Sinus Tarsi Approach With Cannulated Screw Fixation Combined With Vacuum-Assisted Closure for Treatment of Severe Open Calcaneal…

September 11, 2015

The aim of our prospective study was to investigate the clinical results and advantages of a minimally invasive sinus tarsi approach with cannulated screw fixation combined with vacuum-assisted closure for the treatment of severe open calcaneal fractures with medial wounds. A total of 31 patients (32 feet) with open calcaneal fractures who were admitted to our hospital from January 2008 to May 2013 were selected for the study and randomly divided into 2 groups: the cannulated screw group (n = 16 patients, 16 feet) and the plate group (n = 15 patients, 16 feet).

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Efficacy and Safety of Split Peroneal Tendon Lateral Ankle Stabilization

September 10, 2015

Chronic lateral ankle instability is a common condition. Split peroneal tendon lateral ankle stabilization, a modification of the Chrisman-Snook procedure, is biomechanically stable and often used for severe and/or recurrent chronic lateral ankle instability.

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Talar Fractures in Children: A Possible Injury After Go-Karting Accidents

September 10, 2015

Go-karting is an increasingly popular high-energy sport enjoyed by both children and adults. Because of the speeds involved, accidents involving go-karts can lead to serious injury. We describe 6 talar fractures in 4 patients that resulted from go-karting accidents

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Endosseous Fixation Device for Lapidus Arthrodesis: Technique, Early Experience, and Comparison With Crossed Screw Fixation

September 10, 2015

First metatarsal cuneiform joint arthrodesis has been commonly used since the early 1900s for definitive treatment of a variety of conditions involving the medial column of the foot.

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Arthroscopic Resection of a Bilateral Calcaneonavicular Coalition in a Child

September 9, 2015

Calcaneonavicular coalition is a congenital anomaly characterized by a connection between the calcaneus and the navicular.

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A New Technique to Increase Reliability in Measuring the Axis of Bone

September 9, 2015

Measuring bone angles is an important method for diagnosing disease and predicting the prognosis in orthopedics. Traditionally, the angle is measured using lines drawn manually and adjusted by the naked eye

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