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Total ankle replacement in patients with end-stage ankle osteoarthritis: Clinical results and kinetic gait analysis

April 19, 2014

Publication date: Available online 18 April 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Alejandro Roselló Añón , Ignacio Martinez Garrido , Juan Cervera Deval , Daniel Herrero Mediavilla , María Sánchez González , Vicente Vicent Carsi

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Biomechanical comparison of a lateral polyaxial locking plate with a posterolateral polyaxial locking plate applied to the distal fibula

April 15, 2014

Publication date: Available online 13 April 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jakob Hallbauer , Kajetan Klos , Sascha Rausch , Andreas Gräfenstein , Felix Wipf , Claudia Beimel , Gunther Hofmann , Thomas Mückley Background Polyaxial locking plates are becoming popular for the fixation of distal fibula fractures.

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Hindfoot endoscopy for the treatment of posterior ankle impingement syndrome: a safe and reproducible technique

March 23, 2014

Publication date: Available online 22 March 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jesús Vilá , Jordi Vega , María Mellado , Rodrigo Ramazzini , Pau Golanó Introduction Posterior ankle impingement is a clinical syndrome caracterized by posterior ankle pain that is mainly presented on plantar flexion. The aim of this study is to compare and evaluate the results of posterior ankle impingement treated by endoscopic hindfoot posterior portals. Materials and Methods Between 2004 and 2009, a total of 38 endoscopic hindfoot procedures were performed to treat posterior ankle impingement.

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Plantar fasciopathy: revisiting the risk factors

March 23, 2014

Publication date: Available online 22 March 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): P. Beeson Background Plantar fasciopathy is the most common cause of acquired sub-calcaneal heel pain in adults. To-date, research of this condition has mainly focused on management rather than causal mechanisms

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Long-term Sensation in the Medial Plantar Flap: A two-centre study

March 18, 2014

Publication date: Available online 18 March 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Alexander EJ Trevatt , George Filobbos , Ata ul Haq , Umraz Khan Background Reconstruction in the foot and ankle region is challenging. This study aimed to quantify objective sensation return when a sensate medial plantar flap is used for like-for-like reconstruction of foot and ankle defects.

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Foreign body granulomatous reaction associated with polyethelene ‘Fiberwire®’ suture material used in Achilles tendon repair

March 13, 2014

Publication date: Available online 15 February 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ben J. Ollivere , Hilary A.

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The pathogenesis of Achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review

March 12, 2014

Publication date: Available online 12 March 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Bruno Magnan , Manuel Bondi , Silvia Pierantoni , Elena Samaila Achilles tendinopathy is a degenerative, not an inflammatory, condition. It is prevalent in athletes involved in running sports.A systematic literature review on Achilles tendon tendinopathy has been performed according to the intrinsic (age, sex, body weight, tendon temperature, systemic diseases, muscle strenght, flexibility, previous injuries & anatomical variants, genetic predisposition and blood supply) and extrinsic risk factors (drugs and overuse), which can cause tendon suffering and degeneration. Different theories have been found: Neurogenic, Angiogenic, Impingement and “Iceberg” Hypotheses.Multiple databases were utilized for articles published between 1964 and 2013

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Checkrein deformity due to extensor hallucis longus hypotrophy treated with extensor digitorum longus tendon transfer

March 12, 2014

Publication date: Available online 12 March 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Toshinori Kurashige , Kensuke Kawabata , Seiichi Suzuki Checkrein deformity is a relatively rare condition caused by hypotrophy or adhesion of a tendon after a lower leg injury. The occurrence of this condition due to the dysfunction of the extensor hallucis longus (EHL) is extremely rare. Only a few related case reports have been published, and Z-lengthening of the EHL tendon was performed for almost all patients

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Biomechanical Comparison of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodeses Using Triple-Threaded Headless Screws versus Partially Threaded Lag Screws

March 12, 2014

Publication date: Available online 12 March 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Kurt J.

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Diagnosis failure led to the recurrence of an intra-articular osteoid osteoma at the talus neck after arthroscopic excision

March 12, 2014

Publication date: Available online 12 March 2014 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jean-Emile Dubuc , Pierre-Louis Docquier , Thomas Schubert , Christine Galant , Jacques Malghem Juxta-articular localization is not exceptional for an osteoid osteoma of the ankle. Arthroscopic treatment has been recently proposed. A case of recurrence of an osteoid osteoma at the talar neck is reported after arthroscopic resection performed following a diagnosis failure.

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