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Incidence of Complications During Initial Experience with Revision of the Agility and Agility LP Total Ankle Replacement Systems

July 31, 2015

As the frequency in which foot and ankle surgeons are performing primary total ankle replacement (TAR) continues to build, revision TAR will likely become more commonplace, creating a need for an established benchmark by which to evaluate the safety of revision TAR as determined by the incidence of complications. Currently, no published data exist on the incidence of intraoperative and early postoperative complications during revision of the Agility or Agility LP Total Ankle Replacement Systems during the surgeon learning curve period; therefore, the authors sought to determine this incidence during the senior author’s learning curve period.

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Management of Massive Hindfoot Osteolysis Secondary to Failed INBONE I Total Ankle Replacement

July 30, 2015

This article presents a procedure whereby a failed INBONE I saddle talar component and polyethylene insert associated with massive cystic changes within the talus and calcaneus secondary to aseptic osteolysis was treated with impaction cancellous allograft bone graft impregnated with autogenous proximal tibia bone marrow aspirate and conversion to an INBONE II sulcus talar component and polyethylene insert. Concomitantly, a percutaneous tendo-Achilles lengthening and posterior capsule release was performed to enhance ankle dorsiflexion. The rationale for these procedures, the operative sequence of events, and recovery course are presented in detail.

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Management of Osseous and Soft-Tissue Ankle Equinus During Total Ankle Replacement

July 30, 2015

Obtaining functional alignment of a total ankle replacement, including physiologic sagittal plane range of motion, is paramount for a successful outcome.

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Use of Soft-Tissue Procedures for Managing Varus and Valgus Malalignment with Total Ankle Replacement

July 30, 2015

Achieving frontal plane alignment of the ankle joint during total ankle replacement is essential for long-term success.

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Total Ankle Replacement Survival Rates Based on Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysis of National Joint Registry Data

July 30, 2015

National joint registry data provides unique information about primary total ankle replacement (TAR) survival.

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Incidence of Complications During the Surgeon Learning Curve Period for Primary Total Ankle Replacement

July 30, 2015

Surgeons performing primary total ankle replacement have achieved outcomes comparable to ankle arthrodesis. However, while many reports exist suggesting the presence of a surgeon learning curve period during initial performance of primary total ankle replacement, no published analysis of the actual incidence of complications encountered during this period exists. Therefore, we sought to provide such an analysis through systematic review

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Modified Chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus deformity in female athletes. A 2-year follow-up study

July 29, 2015

Publication date: Available online 29 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Dimitrios Giotis, Nikolaos K. Paschos, Franceska Zampeli, Dionisios Giannoulis, Apostolos Gantsos, George Mantellos Background Hallux valgus is an increasingly common deformity in young female athletes that constricts their daily athletic activities and influences foot cosmesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of modified Chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus deformity in this specific population

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Surgical Resection of Bilateral Coalition of the Third and Fourth Metatarsals: A Case Report

July 29, 2015

An intermetatarsal coalition is an uncommon pathologic entity, previously reported in published studies as being primarily unilateral, most commonly between the first and second metatarsals and less so between the third and fourth metatarsals. We report an unusual case of a bilateral coalition of the third and fourth metatarsals in a 43-year-old male who presented with nonspecific dorsolateral foot pain. Conservative therapy initially failed, and resolution of pain was noted bilaterally after coalition resection.

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Does external fixation result in superior ankle function than open reduction internal fixation in the management of adult distal tibial plafond…

July 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 20 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Christopher E. Hill Background Traditionally distal tibial plafond fractures were managed with open reduction internal fixation however, high complication rates have prompted the use of external fixation as an alternative. No definitive review has been conducted and the issue of superior treatment method remains contentious.

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Operative Treatment of Haglund Syndrome With Central Achilles Tendon-Splitting Approach

July 28, 2015

Haglund syndrome is characterized by chronic posterior heel pain associated with a posterosuperior calcaneal prominence. We assessed the clinical and radiologic outcomes after operative treatment of Haglund syndrome using the central tendon-splitting approach.

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