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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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Use of a Definitive Cement Spacer for Simultaneous Bony and Soft Tissue Reconstruction of Mid- and Hindfoot Diabetic Neuroarthropathy:A Case Report

November 15, 2014

The prevalence of diabetes mellitus has been increasing, and ≤25.8 million people, or 8.3% of the US population, have diabetes. Diabetic Charcot arthropathy and foot ulcers are serious complications of diabetes mellitus

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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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Tendoscopic Excision of an Intratendinous Ganglion in the Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon: A Case Report

November 13, 2014

Intratendinous ganglion cysts are rare lesions of unknown etiology that originate within a tendon. We report the case of a 34-year-old female with an intratendinous ganglion in the plantar portion of the flexor hallucis longus tendon. The intratendinous ganglion recurred after ultrasound-guided needle aspiration.

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

November 11, 2014

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