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Balancing the Risk of Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgical Patients Taking Antithrombotic Medication

July 22, 2014

This review intends to provide guidance regarding perioperative management of anticoagulation and antiplatelet drug therapy as they relate to foot and ankle surgery. Venous and arterial thromboembolism are conditions in which the blood clots inappropriately, causing considerable morbidity and mortality. With an increase in awareness of thromboembolic risk factors and expansion of therapeutic options, more patients are routinely taking antithrombotic medication

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Joint Salvage After Neglected Intra-Articular Physeal Fracture of the Hallux in High-Level Gymnasts

July 18, 2014

Chronic sports-related injuries involving the hallux are well known in adult populations. However, they are less frequently described in adolescents.

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Missed Peritalar Injuries: An Analysis of Factors in Cases of Known Delayed Diagnosis and Methods for Improving Identification

July 18, 2014

Because of the complex anatomy of the foot, rarity of fractures of the foot, and subtle radiographic cues, foot injuries are commonly overlooked and mis/undiagnosed. This study seeks to investigate a patient population whose peritalar injuries, including fractures and dislocations, were missed on initial examination, in order to analyze factors of known, missed injuries and provide insight into methods for reducing the incidence of missed diagnoses

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Causal Diagrams and Multivariate Analysis I: A Quiver Full of Arrows

July 18, 2014

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A Modified Technique for Fixation of Chronic Instability of the Distal Tibiofibular Syndesmosis Using a Wire and Button – Corrected Proof

July 14, 2014

Abstract: Distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury accounts for 1% to 11% of soft tissue injuries of the ankle. Some acute syndesmotic injuries will fail to heal effectively owing to inadequate treatment or misdiagnosis, eventually resulting in chronic instability, which can destroy the stability of the ankle joint. Various surgical techniques have been described for fixation of the syndesmosis

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Outcome after Operative Fusion of the Tarsal Joints: A Systematic Review – Corrected Proof

July 11, 2014

Abstract: Arthrodesis of 1 or more joints of the hindfoot is performed to treat severe functional impairment due to pain, deformity, and/or instability.

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Role of Demineralized Allograft Subchondral Bone in the Treatment of Shoulder Lesions of the Talus: Clinical Results with Two-Year Follow-up -…

July 11, 2014

Abstract: Cystic osteochondral lesions of the talus present a considerable challenge for foot and ankle surgeons. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a medial malleolar osteotomy and implantation of demineralized allograft subchondral bone on pain and function 2 years after surgery. For inclusion, patients demonstrated radiographic evidence of a medial cystic full-thickness osteochondral defect of the talus and previously failed microfracture (N = 12).

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