science

Publication of Null Results

November 1, 2014

So who wants to read a report that describes no statistically significant difference between 2 treatment options or diagnostic tests (a “negative” or “null” report)? And, where would you look to find such a report

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Intercuneiform and Lisfranc Fracture-Dislocation Due to Seizure: A Case Report

October 31, 2014

Cuneiform dislocation associated with Lisfranc injury is a very rare injury. Dislocation over the midfoot due to a seizure has not been previously reported in published studies. A 35-year-old female presented with an intercuneiform dislocation and Lisfranc fracture-dislocation after a generalized seizure

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Modified Lapidus Arthrodesis With Crossed Screw Fixation: Early Weightbearing in 136 Patients

October 31, 2014

Modified Lapidus arthrodesis is a versatile and powerful procedure for correcting the hallux valgus deformity typically associated with significant metatarsus primus varus or increased first ray mobility. Traditionally, patients have remained non-weightbearing until the arthrodesis has consolidated. More recently, numerous studies have evaluated the outcomes of early postoperative weightbearing using a variety of fixation constructs.

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Secondary to an Unreported Ossicle of the Talus: A Case Report

October 31, 2014

Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) is a compression neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel. In about 80% of patients, a specific cause can be identified for TTS.

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Missed Medial Malleolar Fracture Associated With Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Case Report and Literature Review

October 31, 2014

A 45-year-old man sustained an Achilles tendon rupture while playing futsal. A concomitant medial malleolar fracture was not diagnosed until the patient underwent an operation for Achilles tendon repair.

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Reconstruction of Weightbearing Forefoot Defects with Digital Artery Flaps

October 31, 2014

Reconstruction of a defect of the weightbearing forefoot region remains a challenging problem owing to the limited alternatives available. The digital artery flap can be used for coverage of defects in the weightbearing forefoot

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A Method of Open Reduction of an Irreducible Hawkins Type III Fracture of the Talar Neck

October 31, 2014

Hawkins type III fracture talar neck may sometimes be a nightmare for surgeons to reduce, even intraoperatively. It is difficult to reduce as the talar body is locked into its dislocated posteromedial position out of both the ankle and subtalar joint.

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Fact or Fiction? Iatrogenic Hallux Abducto Valgus Secondary to Tibial Sesamoidectomy

October 30, 2014

First ray function and hallux misalignment after isolated tibial sesamoidectomy have been topics of debate.

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A Ligament Reattachment Technique for High-Demand Athletes With Chronic Ankle Instability

October 30, 2014

The present prospective study was conducted to evaluate the clinical outcomes of the new ligament reattachment procedure for chronic lateral ankle instability in high-demand athletes. A total of 24 athletes 2 years after undergoing the modified Brostrom procedure using the suture bridge technique. The clinical evaluation included the Karlsson score, the Sefton grading system, and the period to return to exercise.

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Management of Complex Fibular Fractures: Double Plating of Fibular Fractures

October 29, 2014

Complex fibular fractures as a result of either high-energy mechanisms or advanced age can be difficult to manage as significant comminution can preclude standard operative techniques. Furthermore, the maintenance of osseous reduction postoperatively throughout convalescence can present an equivalent challenge. Strict weightbearing restrictions in the elderly and the noncompliant postoperatively convey an additional risk of potential failure.

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