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Subtle Lisfranc Subluxation: Results of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment

March 4, 2015

Subtle Lisfranc instability is typically a low-energy, twisting, axial-loading injury. The present study evaluated the operative treatment of subtle Lisfranc injuries after nonoperative failure. The data from consecutive patients with subtle Lisfranc instabilities were reviewed

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Radiation Therapy for Recurrent Heterotopic Ossification Prophylaxis After Partial Metatarsal Amputation

March 4, 2015

The formation of heterotopic ossification is a relatively common, yet rarely discussed, cause of re-ulceration after previous partial metatarsal amputation. Excessive bone growth at the amputation site has the potential to create an unwanted prominence on the weightbearing surface of the foot, intuitively increasing plantar pressure and placing the neuropathic patient at greater risk of re-ulceration and limb loss. The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy of single-dose radiation therapy in preventing recurrent heterotopic ossification.

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Correction of Hammer Toe Deformity of Lateral Toes With Subtraction Osteotomy of the Proximal Phalanx Neck

March 4, 2015

Existing techniques for surgical treatment of hammer toe commonly combine skeletal and soft tissues interventions to obtain a durable correction of the deformity, balance the musculotendinous forces of flexion and extension of the toe, and normalization of the relations between interosseous muscles and metatarsal bones.

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Outcome of a One-Stage Tensile Stress Surgical Technique and Early Postoperative Rehabilitation in the Treatment of Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture

March 1, 2015

The present study evaluated the effect of single-stage internal traction combined with early postoperative active rehabilitation and the yurt bone suture method, a new surgical technique, on the clinical outcomes after surgical repair of Achilles tendon. A total of 51 patients with neglected Achilles tendon rupture who underwent the yurt bone suture treatment also participated in an accelerated postoperative rehabilitation program

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Partial Transmalleolar Approach for Lateral Impingement After Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Case Report

March 1, 2015

Advances in implant technology have made total ankle arthroplasty an increasingly popular alternative to arthrodesis for the management of ankle arthritis. However, a frequent complication of the procedure is nerve impingement related to either to heterotrophic bone growth or the prosthesis itself. Successful resolution of this complication presents a challenge to clinicians

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Lagged Syndesmotic Fixation: Our Clinical Experience

February 28, 2015

Ankle fractures are very common, and although algorithms are in place for osseous management, consensus has not been reached regarding treatment of associated ligamentous injuries. Although tibiofibular syndesmotic stabilization can be done using different forms of fixation, the biomedical literature has long emphasized the risk of long-term restriction of ankle mobility with the use of lagged transfixation.

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Survey of Wound-Healing Centers and Wound Care Units in China

February 27, 2015

The purpose of this study is to report the Chinese experience of establishing hospital-based wound care centers over 15 years.

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