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Longterm Outcome of 886 Posterior Malleolar Fractures, a Systematic Review of the Literature

May 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 28 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ewout S. Veltman , Jelle J.

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Giant Solitary Synovial Osteochondroma of the Subtalar Joint

May 27, 2015

A rapidly progressing calcified mass was found in the left sinus tarsi in a 12-year-old female after a trivial ankle sprain.

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Distally Based Saphenous Neurocutaneous Perforator Flap: A Versatile Donor Site for Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects of the Medial Malleolar…

May 27, 2015

Repair of both simple and complex defects in the medial malleolar region continues to be a challenging task for surgeons because of the local paucity of soft tissue available for transfer. The popular neurocutaneous flap has provided a reliable and less technically demanding method for resurfacing defects of the lower extremities. We present our experience with the versatile design of the distally based saphenous neurocutaneous perforator flap to provide coverage of complex post-traumatic medial malleolar defects by harvesting multiple tissue components in various combinations.

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Is it too early to move to full electronic PROM data collection? A randomized controlled trial comparing PROM’s after hallux valgus captured by…

May 23, 2015

Publication date: Available online 23 May 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Leonieke N. Palmen , Joost C.M.

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Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using Retrograde Intramedullary Nail Fixation: Comparison of Patients With and Without Diabetes Mellitus

May 23, 2015

Retrograde intramedullary nailing for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is a salvage procedure reserved for severe cases of deformity. The aim of the present study was to compare the outcomes of this technique in patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). A total of 61 patients with and 56 without DM underwent retrograde intramedullary nailing and had a minimum follow-up period of 12 months

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Use of Ilizarov External Fixation Without Soft Tissue Release to Correct Severe, Rigid Equinus Deformity

May 23, 2015

The purpose of the present retrospective study was to report the correction of severe, rigid equinus deformities using an Ilizarov external fixator alone, without adjunctive open procedures. Ten feet in 10 patients with rigid equinus deformities were enrolled and underwent gradual correction using an Ilizarov external fixator alone, without additional open procedures. The range of ankle joint motion was measured preoperatively and at the last follow-up visit.

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Preoperative and Postoperative Range of Motion: A Retrospective Comparison of Two Total Ankle Replacement Systems

May 23, 2015

The purpose of the present report was to compare the range of motion between a total ankle replacement requiring arched bony resection and a total ankle replacement requiring a flat cut for implantation. We hypothesized that the arched contour would more closely mimic the patient’s pre-existing anatomy and increase the range of motion. Pain was evaluated as a secondary outcome.

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Chondroid Syringoma of the Foot: A Rare Diagnosis

May 23, 2015

Chondroid syringoma is a rare tumor with the potential for malignant transformation and distant metastasis. The site of predilection for benign chondroid syringoma is the head and neck region, and it is less likely to involve the foot.

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Elastic Bandage Traction Technique for Reduction of Distal Tibial Fractures

May 23, 2015

In the present technique report, we describe a useful noninvasive traction technique that uses a 6-inch elastic bandage that can be obtained in every operating room and can be easily applied around the patient’s ankle and the surgeon’s waist to offer a stable traction force during minimally invasive plate fixation of distal tibial fractures. This technique frees the surgeon’s hands to focus on applying other forces, such as rotational, varus, or valgus forces, to reduce the fracture and stabilize the reduction and alignment during percutaneous insertion and fixation of the plate.

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Development of a Radiographic Union Score for Determining Osteotomy Union Rates in Long Bones of the Foot

May 23, 2015

Determining the status of bone healing after osteotomy can be challenging and has implications ranging from clinical decision-making to standardization of research outcomes without the use of computed tomography. To date, no method has been validated for determining osseous healing of an osteotomy site of the long bones of the foot

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