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Does Modified Footwear Improve Gait After Ankle Arthrodesis?

May 29, 2015

Rocker bottom shoes are commonly recommended for patients who have undergone ankle arthrodesis.

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Current Concepts in the Management of Ankle Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review

May 28, 2015

Ankle osteoarthritis is less common than hip or knee osteoarthritis; however, it is a relatively common presentation and is predominantly related to previous trauma. Treatments have traditionally consisted of temporizing measures such as analgesia, physiotherapy, and injections until operative treatment in the form of arthrodesis is required

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Distally Based Saphenous Neurocutaneous Perforator Flap: A Versatile Donor Site for Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects of the Medial Malleolar…

May 27, 2015

Repair of both simple and complex defects in the medial malleolar region continues to be a challenging task for surgeons because of the local paucity of soft tissue available for transfer. The popular neurocutaneous flap has provided a reliable and less technically demanding method for resurfacing defects of the lower extremities. We present our experience with the versatile design of the distally based saphenous neurocutaneous perforator flap to provide coverage of complex post-traumatic medial malleolar defects by harvesting multiple tissue components in various combinations.

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Enchondroma of the Foot

May 27, 2015

The present study is a review of 20 patients with enchondroma of the foot treated from January 2005 to March 2012. All patients were examined clinically, followed by an evaluation of their enchondroma of the foot radiographically and an assessment of the outcome of their surgical intervention. The patients’ sex and age, enchondroma location, findings from imaging studies such as plain radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, clinical findings, operative findings, and treatment outcomes were recorded.

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Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using Retrograde Intramedullary Nail Fixation: Comparison of Patients With and Without Diabetes Mellitus

May 23, 2015

Retrograde intramedullary nailing for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is a salvage procedure reserved for severe cases of deformity. The aim of the present study was to compare the outcomes of this technique in patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). A total of 61 patients with and 56 without DM underwent retrograde intramedullary nailing and had a minimum follow-up period of 12 months

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Use of Ilizarov External Fixation Without Soft Tissue Release to Correct Severe, Rigid Equinus Deformity

May 23, 2015

The purpose of the present retrospective study was to report the correction of severe, rigid equinus deformities using an Ilizarov external fixator alone, without adjunctive open procedures. Ten feet in 10 patients with rigid equinus deformities were enrolled and underwent gradual correction using an Ilizarov external fixator alone, without additional open procedures. The range of ankle joint motion was measured preoperatively and at the last follow-up visit.

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Percutaneous, Minimally Invasive Repair of Traumatic and Simultaneous Rupture of Both Achilles Tendons: A Case Report

May 20, 2015

Achilles injury is a common musculoskeletal disorder.

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Ankle Joint Fusion With an Anatomically Preshaped Anterior Locking Plate

May 19, 2015

We present a novel fixation plate for primary ankle joint fusion. A single anatomically preshaped angular stable plate was used with an anterior approach. An excellent result with good bone consolidation was present at the 1-year follow-up examination.

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Reverse Transfer of the Proximal Vascularized Fibula to Reconstruct the Lateral Malleolus: A Case Report and Literature Review

May 19, 2015

Defects of the lateral malleolus and distal fibula occur occasionally, mainly because of severe trauma or wide resection of fibular neoplasms.

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Biomechanical Evaluation of Plate Versus Lag Screw Only Fixation of Distal Fibula Fractures

May 16, 2015

Traditional fixation of unstable Orthopaedic Trauma Association type B/C ankle fractures consists of a lag screw and a lateral or posterolateral neutralization plate. Several studies have demonstrated the clinical success of lag screw only fixation; however, to date no biomechanical comparison of the different constructs has been performed

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