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A High-Grade Chondrosarcoma of Calcaneum Mimicking as a Benign Pathology: Delayed Diagnosis and Management

February 10, 2016

This case is presented to highlight a rare case of chondrosarcoma of calcaneum in a young adult mimicking as a benign pathology and to highlight the diagnosis and early management of such cases to prevent complications and even death. Chondrosarcoma constitutes less than 10% of all primary malignancies of bone and occurs mostly in proximal locations such as pelvis, proximal femur, and proximal humerus.

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Treating a large fungating mass on the plantar foot

February 9, 2016

A 63-year-old African-American male presented with an enlarging hemorrhagic mass on the right foot. The tumor had been present for nearly one year and had continued to increase in size while limiting his normal gait function. He also had a mass in his right groin that he had noticed approximately four months after the appearance of the foot mass.

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Anatomic Repair of Plantar Plate With Flexor Tendon Sheath Reinforcement: Case Series

February 8, 2016

Plantar plate pathology has gained considerable attention in recent time, and with this increased awareness multiple treatments have been proposed. There have been no comparison studies between these treatments. The authors feel a direct approach for anatomic repair allows for plantar plate repair and tightening to desired tension, without any plantar prominences or potentially irritating hardware

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Technique Tip: Novel Use of a Targeting Drill Guide for Syndesmotic Screw Placement

February 8, 2016

Ankle fractures are among the most common traumatic injuries encountered by orthopaedic surgeons, but obtaining anatomic syndesmosis fixation can be difficult. Previous authors have described the centroidal axis of the syndesmosis. Our group has developed a novel technique of aligning the tibia and fibula along their anatomic centroidal axis using a targeting guide, which has showed good results in 1 patient at 1-year follow-up

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Technique Tip: The Use of Cannulated Drill as a Tamp to Remove Loose Cannulated Screws

February 8, 2016

Subtalar arthrodesis is considered to be the gold standard surgical solution for end-stage subtalar joint arthrosis. Although subtalar joint fusion rates are high, nonunion has been reported to range from 0% to 43%. Revision subtalar arthrodesis regardless of etiology often requires removal of loose hardware in soft bone.

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Arthrodesis of the Subtalar Joint in a High School Football Player With a Talocalcaneal Coalition: Case Report With Functional Analysis

February 8, 2016

Tarsal coalition is a bony or fibrous bridge between 2 tarsal bones.

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An Isolated Chronic Osteochondral Fracture of the Third Metatarsal Head Treated With Bioabsorbable Pins: A Case Report

February 4, 2016

An osteochondral fracture of the metatarsal head is generally the result of direct trauma and is associated with additional proximal fractures of the medially adjacent metatarsals.

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