science

Midfoot arthrodesis

April 25, 2015

Publication date: Available online 24 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Nikolaos Gougoulias , Vasileios Lampridis Background Surgery for midfoot arthritis is challenging and technically demanding, especially in the presence of deformity. Methods Thirty patients (30 feet) with symptomatic midfoot arthritis and deformities, underwent arthrodesis, along with adjuvant procedures to realign the hindfoot and forefoot where needed

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Surgery for Adult Acquired Flatfoot due to Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Reduces Pain, Improves Function and Health related Quality of Life

April 25, 2015

Publication date: Available online 24 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): M.C. Cöster , B.E. Rosengren , A

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Talocalcaneal Joint Middle Facet Coalition Resection With Interposition of a Juvenile Hyaline Cartilage Graft

April 24, 2015

Talocalcaneal joint middle facet coalition is the most common tarsal coalition, occurring in ≤2% of the population. Fewer than 50% of involved feet obtain lasting relief of symptoms after nonoperative treatment, and surgical intervention is commonly used to relieve symptoms, increase the range of motion, improve function, reconstruct concomitant pes planovalgus, and prevent future arthrosis from occurring at the surrounding joints. Several approaches to surgical intervention are available for patients with middle facet coalitions, ranging from resection to hindfoot arthrodesis.

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The Subtalar Joint: It Is More Complicated Than You Think

April 22, 2015

Understanding the subtalar joint is extremely important in order to grasp the complexity of the foot. The anatomy and biomechanics are crucial to the function of the hindfoot, ankle, midfoot, and even forefoot. This issue provides expertise in areas ranging from anatomy, radiology, biomechanics, congenital and acquired conditions, and treatment options of the subtalar joint.

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Doctors: We need to delay ICD-10 again

April 21, 2015

This whole ICD-10 delay thing continues to bear some fruit, and there’s still quite a bit of steam behind the effort.

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A Complication of Posterior Malleolar Fracture Fixation

April 21, 2015

We present a case of tibial nerve impingement by an anteroposterior screw inserted for stabilization of a posterior malleolar fracture. This specific complication has not previously been described in published studies, although numerous reports have described various forms of peripheral nerve entrapment.

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Subtalar Coalition in Pediatrics

April 18, 2015

Subtalar tarsal coalition is an autosomal dominant developmental maldeformation that affects between 2% and 13% of the population. The most common locations are between the calcaneus and navicular and between the talus and calcaneus.

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Osteotomies for the Flexible Adult Acquired Flatfoot Disorder

April 18, 2015

Flexible adult acquired flatfoot disorder is commonly treated with the use of osteotomies in the calcaneus and medial column. The combination of these joint-preserving osteotomies with additional soft-tissue procedures allows realignment of the hindfoot with the goal of preventing further deformity or degenerative joint disease.

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Subtalar Instability

April 18, 2015

Subtalar instability is a common clinical entity. Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion of this diagnosis in patients who have been diagnosed with chronic lateral ankle instability but have failed standard management and have continued pain in the sinus tarsi. As with ankle instability, nonoperative management is the initial mainstay of treatment.

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Response to ‘Re: Isolated osteochondral fracture of the metatarsal head of lesser toes. Foot and Ankle Surgery’

April 17, 2015

Publication date: Available online 17 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Tun Hing Liu

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