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Biomechanical strategies implemented to compensate for mild leg length discrepancy during gait

May 31, 2016

Although mild leg length discrepancy is related to lower limb injuries, there is no consensus regarding its effects on the biomechanics of the lower limbs during gait. Biomechanical data of 19 healthy participants were collected while they walked under different conditions as described: (1) control condition — wearing flat thick sandals; (2) short limb condition.

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Matrix-Associated Stem Cell Transplantation (MAST) in Chondral Defects of the Ankle is Safe and Effective – 2-Year-Followup in 130 Patients

May 31, 2016

Publication date: Available online 30 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Martinus Richter, Stefan Zech, Stefan Meissner The aim of the study was to assess the 2-year-follow-up of matrix-associated stem cell transplantation (MAST) in chondral defects of the ankle. In a prospective consecutive non-controlled clinical follow-up study, all patients with chondral defect that were treated with MAST from October 1 st 2011 to July, 31 st , 2013 were analysed.

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Diagnostics in tarsal fusion: the theory and practise in The Netherlands

May 27, 2016

Publication date: Available online 26 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Mark Stegeman, Berbke T J van Ginneken, Marc G. Romijn, René M.

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Matrix-Associated Stem Cell Transplantation (MAST) in Chondral Defects of the 1st Metatarsophalangeal Joint is Safe and Effective – 2-Year-Follow-up…

May 27, 2016

Publication date: Available online 27 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Martinus Richter, Stefan Zech, Stefan Meissner The aim of the study was to assess the 2-year-follow-up of matrix-associated stem cell transplantation (MAST) in chondral defects of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ). In a prospective consecutive non-controlled clinical follow-up study, 20 patients with 25 chondral defect at the 1st MTPJ that were treated with MAST from October 1st, 2011 to March, 30th, 2013 were analysed. The size and location of the chondral defects range of motion (ROM), and the Visual-Analogue-Scale Foot and Ankle (VAS FA) before treatment and at follow-up were registered

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The effect of active toe movement (AToM) on calf pump function and deep vein thrombosis in patients with acute foot and ankle trauma treated with cast…

May 24, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ben A. Hickey, Andrew Cleves, Raza Alikhan, Neil Pugh, Len Nokes, Anthony Perera Background Patients with foot and ankle trauma treated with cast are advised to perform toe movements to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our aim was to determine the effect of active toe movement on asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous calf pump function.

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Comparison of two different vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) treatments of multiple chronic diabetic foot wounds in the same extremity

May 21, 2016

Publication date: Available online 11 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Meriç Uğurlar, Mesut Mehmet Sönmez, Raffi Armağan, Osman Tuğrul Eren Background The aim of the present study is to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of two different vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) applications in one center between two groups of patients with Wagner Grade 3–4 multiple chronic diabetic foot wounds. Methods The study was a randomized-controlled, prospective investigation between two groups of patients with Wagner Grade 3–4 multiple chronic diabetic foot wounds at single extremity

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Effect of joint pathology, surface preparation and fixation methods on union frequency after first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A systematic…

May 19, 2016

Publication date: Available online 18 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Muhammad Tawfiq Korim, Devendra Mahadevan, Arijit Ghosh, Jitendra Mangwani Background The aim of this systematic review was to perform a qualitative synthesis of the current literature to determine the union frequencies for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis as well as the influence of pathology, joint preparation and fixation methods on union. Methods MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched to identify relevant studies reporting on first metatarsophalangeal joint union frequencies.

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Identifying the learning curve for total ankle replacement using a mobile bearing prosthesis

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Federico G. Usuelli, Camilla Maccario, Andrea Pantalone, Nicola Serra, Eric W

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Modified double plantar plate tenodesis

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): T.H.

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Are current foot- and ankle outcome measures appropriate for the evaluation of treatment for osteoarthritis of the ankle?; Evaluation of ceiling…

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ewout S.

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