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Ankle Joint Distraction Arthroplasty: Why and How?

September 1, 2013

For select patients, distraction ankle arthroplasty may be a promising treatment approach for ankle osteoarthritis; however, there is still limited literature addressing its efficacy and clinical long-term results.

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Joint-Preserving Surgery of Valgus Ankle Osteoarthritis

September 1, 2013

Patients with posttraumatic ankle osteoarthritis (OA) typically present with asymmetric involvement of the tibiotalar joint, resulting in valgus or varus deformity of the ankle and hindfoot. Without appropriate treatment, patients with asymmetric ankle OA typically develop full end-stage ankle OA

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Extraosseous Talotarsal Stabilization

September 1, 2013

We appreciated Dr Graham et al’s 2 recent articles on arthroereisis [Graham ME, Jawrani NT, Chikka A. Extraosseous talotarsal stabilization using HyProCure® in adults: a 5-year retrospective follow-up.

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Acute Ischemia after Revision Hallux Valgus Surgery Leading to Amputation – Corrected Proof

August 30, 2013

Abstract: Acute arterial insufficiency after revision hallux valgus surgery is a rare complication.

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Validity and Reliability of the Achilles Tendon Total Rupture Score – Corrected Proof

August 20, 2013

Abstract: The best treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture remains debated.

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Use of Tensioned Olive Wires through a Neutralization Plate for Syndesmotic Reduction – Corrected Proof

August 20, 2013

Abstract: Ankle fractures are a common osteologic outcome from trauma.

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Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle: A Review – Corrected Proof

August 20, 2013

Abstract: Charcot neuroarthropathy is a limb-threatening, destructive process that occurs in patients with neuropathy associated with medical diseases such as diabetes mellitus.

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Potential Entrapment of an Accessory Superficial Peroneal Sensory Nerve at the Lateral Malleolar Area: A Cadaveric Case Report and Review of the…

August 19, 2013

Abstract: The superficial peroneal nerve presents great anatomic variability regarding its emergence from the crural fascia, course, branching pattern, and distribution area. Entrapment neuropathy of the superficial peroneal nerve has been documented in the published data, resulting in pain and paresthesia over the dorsum of the foot. We report a case of a female cadaver in which an accessory superficial peroneal sensory nerve was encountered

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Management of Extensive Talar Osteolysis with Agility™ Total Ankle Replacement Systems Using Geometric Metal-Reinforced Polymethylmethacrylate…

August 15, 2013

Abstract: The Agility™ Total Ankle Replacement System, almost exclusively without polymethylmethacrylate cement fixation, was the most commonly used implant in the United States from 1998 to 2007. Much attention has been given to the intraoperative complications and incision healing-related problems. However, it is the intermediate- and long-term complications, specifically, aseptic osteolysis, talar component loosening, subsidence, and progressive malalignment, that require careful consideration, because the revision options are limited.

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Management of Varus Ankle Osteoarthritis with Joint-Preserving Osteotomy

August 5, 2013

The goal of osteotomy in the treatment of varus ankle arthritis is to shift the forces imparted to the ankle to a portion of the joint that is not involved in the degenerative process. The redistribution of loads and stresses seen by the tibiotalar joint can be approached either above or below the ankle with an osteotomy of the tibia or calcaneus. Evaluation of the deformity as being subtalar, supramalleolar, or a combination allows the surgeon to best address the increased joint stresses, thereby reducing the risk of failure of the osteotomy.

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