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Gender differences in gait kinematics in runners with iliotibial band syndrome

January 26, 2015

Atypical running gait biomechanics are considered a primary factor in the etiology of iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). However, a general consensus on the underpinning kinematic differences between runners with and without ITBS is yet to be reached. This lack of consensus may be due in part to three issues: gender differences in gait mechanics, the preselection of discrete biomechanical variables, and/or relatively small sample sizes.

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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Clinical Consensus Statement: Perioperative Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Clean Elective Foot Surgery

January 24, 2015

Some controversy exists regarding the use of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective foot and ankle surgery. A task force was appointed by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to provide a clinical consensus statement on this topic.

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Use of a Spinal Cage for Creating Stable Constructs in Ankle and Subtalar Fusion

January 24, 2015

In complicated foot surgery with reconstruction of the hindfoot, a gap will sometimes be present between the bones that must be filled and stabilized. Bone grafting with structural bone graft is 1 alternative; however, it can collapse and must be stabilized with screws or a nail. A locking intramedullary nail can be used but could lead to nonunion owing to distraction

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Heel Lipoma Mimicking Plantar Fasciitis in a Ballroom Dancer

January 23, 2015

The present case illustrates a lipoma as an unusual cause of heel pain.

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Calcaneal Chondroblastoma with Pathologic Fracture and Recurrence

January 23, 2015

Chondroblastomas account for 80% of cases.

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Screw Fixation Diameter for Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture: A Cadaveric Study

January 23, 2015

The fifth metatarsal Jones fracture is a well-documented injury occurring at the proximal diaphyseal-metaphyseal junction.

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Distraction Arthroplasty With Arthroscopic Microfracture in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Ankle Joint

January 22, 2015

We treated a 39-year-old female who had experienced destruction of her ankle joint owing to rheumatoid arthritis.

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An Examination of Anatomic Variants and Incidental Peroneal Tendon Pathologic Features: A Comprehensive MRI Review of Asymptomatic Lateral Ankles

January 22, 2015

Intraoperatively, foot and ankle surgeons will encounter peroneal pathologic features in patients with asymptomatic lateral ankles. The purpose of the present study was to review the ankle magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of patients without a history of ankle trauma or lateral ankle pain to determine which anatomic variants correlate with peroneal tendon pathologic features and noted pathophysiology. A total of 500 MRI scans were screened, 108 (41.90 ± 20.42) of which met the inclusion criteria.

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Medial Malleolar Stress Fracture in an Adolescent Athlete

January 21, 2015

A stress fracture of the medial malleolus in adolescent athletes is a rare condition with poorly defined outcomes. Proper management requires early recognition, with treatment directed toward the athlete’s safe return to their sport.

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Surgical Outcomes After Excision of Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis Localized to the Ankle and Hindfoot Without Adjuvant Therapy

January 21, 2015

Although a benign disorder, pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) has a high rate of recurrence.

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