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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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Hybrid External Fixation for Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) 43-C Tibial Plafond Fractures

July 24, 2015

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) type 43-C tibial plafond/pilon fractures represent a challenge for the treating orthopedic surgeon. We assessed the outcomes of using hybrid external fixation for this fracture type. The present prospective cohort study was started in August 2009 and ended by July 2012.

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Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfer for Posterior Tibial Tendon Insufficiency

July 7, 2015

The Cobb procedure is useful for addressing stage 2 posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and is often accompanied by a medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy and/or lateral column lengthening. The Cobb procedure can also be combined with selected medial column arthrodesis and realignment osteotomies along with equinus correction when indicated.

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Comparison of Modern Locked Plating and Antiglide Plating for Fixation of Osteoporotic Distal Fibular Fractures

July 4, 2015

Publication date: Available online 4 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Paul J. SwitajMD , Robert J

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Clinical Presentation and Management of Hallux Rigidus

July 2, 2015

Hallux rigidus is the most commonly occurring arthritic condition of the foot and is marked by pain, limited motion in the sagittal plane of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and varying degrees of functional impairment. In conjunction with clinical findings, radiographic grading helps guide therapeutic choices. Nonsurgical management with anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, or shoewear and activity modifications can be successful in appropriately selected patients.

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Meet Drs. Patrick DeHeer and Nick Campitelli — today at 9 p.m. ET

June 30, 2015

Drs. Patrick DeHeer and Nick Campitelli will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr

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Evaluation of peripheral neuropathy of unknown origin in an outpatient foot and ankle practice

June 30, 2015

The foot and ankle surgeon can see peripheral neuropathy in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the demographics and presenting complaints of patients diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy during an examination by a foot and ankle surgeon and to identify the type and frequency of subsequent diagnosis of medical causes of neuropathy.

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Perioperative Glycemic Control and the Effect on Surgical Site Infections in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 30, 2015

Introduction . Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading causes of hyperglycemia in the perioperative setting

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Musculoskeletal Health Literacy in Patients With Foot and Ankle Injuries: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Comprehension

June 29, 2015

Purpose . Approximately 33% of Americans have inadequate health literacy, which is associated with decreased medical knowledge, increased hospitalization and use of emergency care, and worse control of diseases.

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