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Reconstruction of Traumatic Composite Tissue Defect of Medial Longitudinal Arch with Free Osteocutaneous Fibular Graft

November 19, 2014

A 34-year-old male sustained a crush injury resulting in bone and soft tissue loss along the medial longitudinal arch of his left foot.

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Osteochondroma of the Talar Neck: A Case Report and Literature Review

November 15, 2014

Osteochondroma occurs most frequently in the long bones such as the proximal humerus, tibia, and distal femur. It is rare for it to originate in the talar neck. In the present case report, we describe a case of osteochondroma arising from the talar neck.

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Simultaneous Use of Lateral Calcaneal Ostectomy and Subtalar Arthroscopic Debridement for Residual Pain After a Calcaneal Fracture

November 15, 2014

Inadequate primary treatment of calcaneal fractures frequently results in persistent, residual pain. This can be caused by subtalar arthritis, an increased calcaneal width, and/or calcaneal fibular impingement of the peroneal tendons. Many patients experience multiple disorders simultaneously, requiring a combination of procedures to treat the injury

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Fluoroquinolone-Mediated Achilles Rupture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

November 15, 2014

Fluoroquinolone use for the treatment of bacterial infections is a common practice for foot and ankle surgeons because of its rather broad-spectrum coverage against common pathogens, good tissue penetration, and high bioavailability. An associated risk of tendinopathy has been reported in published studies, although tendon rupture has been much less frequent. In addition, tendinopathy has been more commonly reported with earlier generations of fluoroquinolones

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Mineral Density and Penetration Strength of the Subchondral Bone Plate of the Talar Dome: High Correlation and Specific Distribution Patterns

November 15, 2014

The subchondral bone plate plays an important role in stabilizing the osteochondral joint unit and in the pathomechanism of osteochondral lesions and osteoarthritis. The objective of the present study was to measure the mineral density distribution and subchondral bone plate penetration strength of the talar dome joint facet to display and compare the specific distribution patterns

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Evaluation of Hallux Interphalangeal Joint Arthroplasty Compared With Nonoperative Treatment of Recalcitrant Hallux Ulceration

November 13, 2014

Patients with chronic diabetes can develop plantar hallux ulcerations secondary to neuropathy, increased pressure, and deformity. The present retrospective study evaluated the efficacy of hallux interphalangeal joint (HIPJ) arthroplasty to address recalcitrant ulceration

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Isolated Gastrocnemius Recession for Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A Pilot Study

November 11, 2014

Introduction.

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Evaluation of Standing Stability in Individuals With Flatfeet

November 7, 2014

Objective: Flatfoot is one of the most common foot disorders, which not only influences the performance of the foot but also affects the alignments of the ankle, knee, and hip joints. The performance of the flat-arched individuals differs from that of normal individuals during walking. However, there is not enough information in the literature regarding their standing stability.

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