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Technical tips: Modified arthroscopic Brostrom procedure

January 29, 2015

Publication date: Available online 28 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): T.H. Lui The open modified Brostrom anatomic repair technique is widely accepted as the reference standard for lateral ankle stabilization.

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Treatment of Unicameral Bone Cysts of the Calcaneus: A Systematic Review

January 28, 2015

The calcaneus is the most common tarsal affected by unicameral bone cysts (UBCs); however, the treatment of calcaneal UBCs remains controversial. The purpose of the present systematic review was to evaluate the treatment modalities for calcaneal UBCs. A systematic review was performed using clinical studies of calcaneal UBCs with a minimum of 1 year of follow-up and level I to IV evidence.

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How 3.5 inch heels could prematurely age your joints

January 26, 2015

Wearing stilettos may not only be painful at the time. It could also raise the odds of arthritis in years to come

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The use of the 4.5mm 90° titanium cannulated LC-angled blade plate in tibiotalocalcaneal and complex ankle arthrodesis

January 26, 2015

Publication date: Available online 17 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ehab Kheir , Vishal Borse , Helen Bryant , Mark Farndon Background Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is used to manage end stage arthritis, often associated with severe bone loss.

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Radiographic monitoring of the distal insertion of the calcaneofibular ligament in anatomical reconstructions of ankle instabilities: A preliminary…

January 24, 2015

Publication date: Available online 23 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): R. Best , F. Mauch , K.M

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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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Calcaneal Chondroblastoma with Pathologic Fracture and Recurrence

January 23, 2015

Chondroblastomas account for 80% of cases.

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Safety of Achilles Detachment and Reattachment Using a Standard Midline Approach to Insertional Enthesophytes

January 22, 2015

Detachment with reattachment of the Achilles tendon is a common surgery for debridement of retrocalcaneal exostosis, bursitis, and other insertional pathologic entities. The technique involves a midline skin incision on the posterior Achilles to the tendon. The distal Achilles attachment is removed in a U-shaped manner, leaving the medial and lateral flares, but exposing the posterior spur.

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White Papers, Position Papers, Clinical Consensus Statements, and Clinical Practice Guidelines: Future Directions for ACFAS

January 21, 2015

Day-to-day clinical decisions, hospital rules of operation, and access to both public and private health care finances have become increasingly more influenced by the information developed and published by medical and surgical societies.

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