Factors Affecting Mortality After Major Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation

June 23, 2016

Our aim was to evaluate the factors affecting the mortality of patients who underwent nontraumatic major lower limb amputation due to ischemic and/or diabetic causes. A total of 100 patients were included in the study. Among these patients, 70 (70%) underwent below-knee amputation, whereas 30 (30%) underwent above-knee amputation

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Variation and Trends in Lower Extremity Amputation Rates in Los Angeles County Hospitals 2000-2010

June 22, 2016

Lower extremity amputation (LEA) is a preventable complication of diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Hospital-related factors associated with higher LEA are low hospital LEA revascularization volume, rural setting, and nonteaching status. In this study, we describe LEA rates in health care systems and hospitals in Los Angeles County from 2000 to 2010

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Association Between Hemoglobin A1c and Surgical Morbidity in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 20, 2016

The current guidelines for the management of diabetes in adults have recommended strict glycemic control, with a target hemoglobin A1c of 7.0%. Increasing evidence has shown that strict glycemic control decreases the risk of developing the organ system complications associated with diabetes. Elevated hemoglobin A1c levels have been theorized as a risk factor for complications after elective foot and ankle surgery

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Normal Foot and Ankle Radiographic Angles, Measurements, and Reference Points

June 16, 2016

The limb deformity-based principles originate from a standard set of lower extremity radiographic angles and reference points.

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If the shoe fits: Development of an online tool to aid practitioner/patient discussions about ‘healthy footwear’

June 14, 2016

A previous study highlighted the importance of footwear to individuals’ sense of their identity, demonstrating that shoes must “fit” someone socially, as well as functionally.

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Atypical Chronic Ankle Instability in a Pediatric Population Secondary to Distal Fibula Avulsion Fracture Nonunion

June 14, 2016

Chronic ankle instability is a disabling condition, often occurring as a result of traumatic ankle injury.

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Treatment of Acute Jones Fractures Without Weightbearing Restriction

June 10, 2016

Jones fractures are reportedly prone to nonunion and generally treated with a period of non-weightbearing or operative treatment. Extended non-weightbearing can have adverse effects, and operative treatment poses various risks

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Dual Window Approach With Two-Side Screw Fixation for Isolated Talonavicular Arthrodesis

June 9, 2016

Isolated talonavicular arthrodesis is a commonly performed surgical intervention. Nonunion is a dreaded complication.

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Long-Term Results of Mini-Open Repair Technique in the Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Prospective Study

June 8, 2016

An ideal surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture includes restoring the original length of the tendon, minimizing possible adhesions with the surrounding tissues, minimizing the risk of repeat rupture, alleviating wound problems, and providing an acceptable cosmetic outcome.

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