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Modified Chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus deformity in female athletes. A 2-year follow-up study

July 29, 2015

Publication date: Available online 29 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Dimitrios Giotis, Nikolaos K. Paschos, Franceska Zampeli, Dionisios Giannoulis, Apostolos Gantsos, George Mantellos Background Hallux valgus is an increasingly common deformity in young female athletes that constricts their daily athletic activities and influences foot cosmesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of modified Chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus deformity in this specific population

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Does external fixation result in superior ankle function than open reduction internal fixation in the management of adult distal tibial plafond…

July 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 20 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Christopher E. Hill Background Traditionally distal tibial plafond fractures were managed with open reduction internal fixation however, high complication rates have prompted the use of external fixation as an alternative. No definitive review has been conducted and the issue of superior treatment method remains contentious.

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Is judo a fix for flat feet?

July 28, 2015

Judo training may help to prevent flat feet and other foot deformities in children, says a study published online in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Boys who regularly practiced judo had significantly higher foot arches and better balance than a control group of relatively inactive boys, the study found.

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What Is the Clinical Utility of the Ankle-Brachial Index in Patients With Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Radiographic Arterial Calcification?

July 27, 2015

The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of radiographic arterial calcification (RAC) on the clinical interpretation of ankle-brachial index (ABI) values in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. We analyzed a retrospective clinical database of 60 patients with diabetic foot ulcers from the Diabetic Foot Unit (Complutense University, Madrid, Spain) between January 2012 and March 2014. For each patient, anteroposterior XR-plains were evaluated, and the ABI and toe-brachial index (TBI) were assessed by an experienced clinician

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Can Double Osteotomy Be a Solution for Adult Hallux Valgus Deformity With an Increased Distal Metatarsal Articular Angle?

July 25, 2015

No previous study has reported the results of double metatarsal osteotomy for adult hallux valgus deformity with an increased distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA). The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the results after double metatarsal osteotomy in adult patients with incongruent hallux valgus deformity

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Tenosynovitis of the Foot and Ankle: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

July 25, 2015

Deep fungal infection localized to the foot is not common, and when it occurs it often affects immunocompromised individuals. In this report, we describe the case of an adult diabetic patient who suffered with with Blastomycosis infection of the flexor digitorum longus and peroneal tendon sheaths. The condition was treated with systemic antifungal therapy and surgical debridement.

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Functional Outcomes After Gunshot Wounds to the Foot and Ankle

July 24, 2015

The peer-reviewed, clinical data focusing on foot and ankle gunshot wounds are limited.

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Late Onset Osteonecrosis of the Proximal Phalanx of the Great Toe in a Child

July 24, 2015

Osteonecrosis, also known as avascular necrosis or osteochondrosis, refers to the death of bone tissue resulting from a to lack of blood supply. Osteonecrosis of the foot is most commonly seen in the talus and metatarsals and not as frequently in other bones. We report an extremely rare case of late-onset osteonecrosis of the proximal phalangeal head of the great toe in a 9-year-old male.

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Extensive Loss of Tibialis Anterior Tendon: Surgical Repair With Split Tendon Transfer of Tibialis Posterior Tendon: A Case Report

July 24, 2015

Extensive damage of the tibialis anterior tendon is rare and mainly caused by trauma. Surgical treatment of these injuries can become challenging owing to the limited availability of autogenous graft resources for reconstruction of the defect

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Reconstruction of the Midfoot Using a Free Vascularized Fibular Graft After En Bloc Excision for Giant Cell Tumor of the Tarsal Bones: A Case Report

July 24, 2015

We report the case of a 32-year-old Japanese female with a giant cell tumor of bone involving multiple midfoot bones. Giant cell tumors of bone account for approximately 5% of all primary bone tumors and most often arise at the ends of long bones

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