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Is it too early to move to full electronic PROM data collection? A randomized controlled trial comparing PROM’s after hallux valgus captured by…

May 23, 2015

Publication date: Available online 23 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Leonieke N. Palmen , Joost C.M.

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Development of a Radiographic Union Score for Determining Osteotomy Union Rates in Long Bones of the Foot

May 23, 2015

Determining the status of bone healing after osteotomy can be challenging and has implications ranging from clinical decision-making to standardization of research outcomes without the use of computed tomography. To date, no method has been validated for determining osseous healing of an osteotomy site of the long bones of the foot

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Augmented Repair of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture Using an Allograft Tendon Weaving Technique

May 23, 2015

Achilles tendon rupture is a common injury, especially in those who are physically active. Although open surgery is a widely used option for the treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture, the optimal treatment is still disputed

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Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using Retrograde Intramedullary Nail Fixation: Comparison of Patients With and Without Diabetes Mellitus

May 23, 2015

Retrograde intramedullary nailing for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is a salvage procedure reserved for severe cases of deformity. The aim of the present study was to compare the outcomes of this technique in patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). A total of 61 patients with and 56 without DM underwent retrograde intramedullary nailing and had a minimum follow-up period of 12 months

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Use of Ilizarov External Fixation Without Soft Tissue Release to Correct Severe, Rigid Equinus Deformity

May 23, 2015

The purpose of the present retrospective study was to report the correction of severe, rigid equinus deformities using an Ilizarov external fixator alone, without adjunctive open procedures. Ten feet in 10 patients with rigid equinus deformities were enrolled and underwent gradual correction using an Ilizarov external fixator alone, without additional open procedures. The range of ankle joint motion was measured preoperatively and at the last follow-up visit.

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Quantification of Subtalar Posterior Facet Involvement During Intramedullary Guidance of Total Ankle Arthroplasty:A Cadaveric Study

May 23, 2015

Total ankle arthroplasty is an evolving treatment of ankle arthritis. One implant uses intramedullary guidance to enhance accuracy by accessing the tibial canal through the inferior aspect of the foot, potentially placing the subtalar joint articulation at risk

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Elastic Bandage Traction Technique for Reduction of Distal Tibial Fractures

May 23, 2015

In the present technique report, we describe a useful noninvasive traction technique that uses a 6-inch elastic bandage that can be obtained in every operating room and can be easily applied around the patient’s ankle and the surgeon’s waist to offer a stable traction force during minimally invasive plate fixation of distal tibial fractures. This technique frees the surgeon’s hands to focus on applying other forces, such as rotational, varus, or valgus forces, to reduce the fracture and stabilize the reduction and alignment during percutaneous insertion and fixation of the plate.

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Metal allergy after first metatarsophalangeal total joint replacement – case report

May 22, 2015

Publication date: Available online 21 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): I.

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Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy Improves Early Postoperative Results: A Retrospective Comparison of Outcomes After Endoscopic Versus Open Plantar…

May 22, 2015

Plantar fasciotomy is offered to patients with recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. Few studies have characterized the functional outcomes over time for the endoscopic approach compared with the open approach. We hypothesized that patients undergoing endoscopic surgery will have better postoperative functional outcomes early in the postoperative period but equivalent long-term outcomes compared with patients undergoing open surgery

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Short-Term Clinical Outcome of Hemiarthroplasty Versus Arthrodesis for End-Stage Hallux Rigidus

May 22, 2015

Few data are available to compare the outcomes of first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) hemiarthroplasty and arthrodesis.We included 46 patients who had undergone BioPro® first MTPJ hemiarthroplasty and 132 who had undergone arthrodesis, with a minimum follow-up duration of 12 months. The primary outcome was patient satisfaction, which was determined using binominal questions.

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