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Matrix-Associated Stem Cell Transplantation (MAST) in Chondral Defects of the 1st Metatarsophalangeal Joint is Safe and Effective – 2-Year-Follow-up…

May 27, 2016

Publication date: Available online 27 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Martinus Richter, Stefan Zech, Stefan Meissner The aim of the study was to assess the 2-year-follow-up of matrix-associated stem cell transplantation (MAST) in chondral defects of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). In a prospective consecutive non-controlled clinical follow-up study, 20 patients with 25 chondral defect at the 1st MTPJ that were treated with MAST from October 1st, 2011 to March, 30th, 2013 were analysed. The size and location of the chondral defects range of motion (ROM), and the Visual-Analogue-Scale Foot and Ankle (VAS FA) before treatment and at follow-up were registered

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Early and Thorough Wound Debridement Is Crucial for Treatment of Patients With Thermal Burns and para-Chloronitrobenzene Poisoning

May 26, 2016

para -Chloronitrobenzene ( p -CNB) is one of the important chemicals with high liposolubility and oxidizing properties. Heated p -CNB liquid can cause thermal injury by absorption over skin and wound and even methemoglobinemia by conversion of hemoglobin into methemoglobin. Severe methemoglobinemia is a life-threatening condition that demands immediate treatment

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Integrin-Linked Kinase Senses Hypoxia During Scar Angiogenesis

May 26, 2016

Integrin-linked kinase (ILK) mediates signal transduction between cells and the extracellular matrix, regulating cell proliferation, migration, angiogenesis, and apoptosis.

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Open and arthroscopic lateral ligament repair for treatment of chronic ankle instability: A systematic review

May 25, 2016

Publication date: Available online 12 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Matteo Guelfi, Marco Zamperetti, Andrea Pantalone, Federico G. Usuelli, Vincenzo Salini, Xavier Martin Oliva Background Chronic ankle instability is defined by an instability lasting more than 6 months, in those cases where a comprehensive conservative treatment fails a surgical stabilization is required. Several surgical techniques have been proposed for the management of the chronic lateral instability of the ankle and even after 50 years, the Broström–Gould technique is still considered the gold standard for the treatment of this pathology

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The effect of active toe movement (AToM) on calf pump function and deep vein thrombosis in patients with acute foot and ankle trauma treated with cast…

May 24, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ben A. Hickey, Andrew Cleves, Raza Alikhan, Neil Pugh, Len Nokes, Anthony Perera Background Patients with foot and ankle trauma treated with cast are advised to perform toe movements to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our aim was to determine the effect of active toe movement on asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous calf pump function.

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Cheilectomy for Hallux Rigidus

May 24, 2016

Hallux rigidus is a degenerative condition leading to arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Cheilectomy is a surgical procedure that is used in the treatment of hallux rigidus

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Comparison of two different vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) treatments of multiple chronic diabetic foot wounds in the same extremity

May 21, 2016

Publication date: Available online 11 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Meriç Uğurlar, Mesut Mehmet Sönmez, Raffi Armağan, Osman Tuğrul Eren Background The aim of the present study is to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of two different vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) applications in one center between two groups of patients with Wagner Grade 3–4 multiple chronic diabetic foot wounds. Methods The study was a randomized-controlled, prospective investigation between two groups of patients with Wagner Grade 3–4 multiple chronic diabetic foot wounds at single extremity

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Optimizing Technology Use for Chronic Lower-Extremity Wound Healing: A Consensus Document

May 20, 2016

Innovations in technology are used in managing chronic wounds.

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Effect of joint pathology, surface preparation and fixation methods on union frequency after first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A systematic…

May 19, 2016

Publication date: Available online 18 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Muhammad Tawfiq Korim, Devendra Mahadevan, Arijit Ghosh, Jitendra Mangwani Background The aim of this systematic review was to perform a qualitative synthesis of the current literature to determine the union frequencies for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis as well as the influence of pathology, joint preparation and fixation methods on union. Methods MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched to identify relevant studies reporting on first metatarsophalangeal joint union frequencies.

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Identifying the learning curve for total ankle replacement using a mobile bearing prosthesis

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Federico G. Usuelli, Camilla Maccario, Andrea Pantalone, Nicola Serra, Eric W

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