Keegan A Duelfer, Jeffrey E McAlister
Tibialis anterior tendon ruptures are a rare condition with an often-delayed diagnosis due to transient pain and compensation of remaining anterior compartment tendons. Previous systematic reviews have limited their recommendations to surgical treatment over nonoperative cares given the relatively small sample size in the literature. This current systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to compare the outcomes amongst the various surgical techniques and define factors that may affect long term patients results...
March 22, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yanbin Pi, Qinwei Guo, Dong Jiang, Xin Xie, Linxin Chen, Feng Zhao, Yuelin Hu, Chen Jiao
Distal rupture of the calcaneus-fibular ligament (CFL) was unique and important, because it is crucial to diagnose this type of injury before surgical intervention. In the present study, we collected several imaging characteristics based on MRI and tried to determine whether those clues can be used to diagnose distal rupture of CFL specifically and sensitively. Several imaging characteristics based on MRI were collected and used to diagnose and determine the location of CFL injury. All these clues on preoperative MRI were verified by operative findings and postoperative roentgenography...
February 28, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Evan Loewy, Matthew S Conti, Carroll P Jones, Bruce E Cohen, Robert B Anderson, Todd A Irwin, W Hodges Davis
As the number of total ankle arthroplasties (TAA) performed continues to increase, understanding midterm outcomes can guide both implant selection and preoperative patient counseling. The purpose of this study was to investigate midterm results including the survival rate and reasons for revision for the INBONETM II TAA. Patients undergoing a primary TAA with the study implant and minimum of 4.6 years postoperative follow-up were reviewed from a prospectively collected database. The primary outcome was implant survival...
February 19, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yvonne Chodaba, Nicholas A Andrews, Jared Halstrom, Turner Sankey, Thomas Sanchez, Whitt M Harrelson, Abhinav Agarwal, Ashish Shah
Few prior studies have compared the patient reported outcomes of first metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis between hallux rigidus and hallux valgus patients. Furthermore, we sought to examine the impact of postoperative radiographic hallux alignment on outcomes scores within each group. A retrospective review of 98 patients who a received primary metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis from January 2010 to March 2020. Clinical complications including nonunion were collected. Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information Systems (PROMIS) Physical Function, PROMIS Pain Interference, and the foot function index (FFI) revised short form scores were obtained via telephone...
February 18, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Ana Abarquero-Diezhandino, Elena Vacas Sánchez, Rodrigo Diaz Fernandez, Jesús Vilá Y Rico
Total ankle arthroplasty has become popular in the last few years. The lateral transfibular approach is an alternative to the traditional anterior approach. The purpose of this study was to evaluate our 50 first and consecutive clinical and radiological outcomes of transfibular total ankle replacements (Trabecular Metal Total AnkleR Zimmer Biomet, Warsaw, IN) with a follow-up of at least 3 years. This retrospective study included 50 patients. The main indication was post-traumatic osteoarthritis (n = 41)...
February 18, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Michael Matos, Sérgio Soares, Mohand Agaoua
Angioleiomyoma is a benign tumor, which arises from the smooth muscle. It comprises approximately 4.4% of all benign soft tissues' neoplasms and they are commonly located at the lower extremities. They are most frequently found in middle-aged women. Angioleiomyoma is usually presented as a painful solitary lesion in the subcutaneous tissue. Due to the lack of evidence in the literature, the aim of this current concepts review was to provide foot and ankle surgeons the most updated and useful information for diagnosis and management of foot or ankle's angioleiomyoma...
February 18, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Patryk Kuliński, Łukasz Tomczyk, Łukasz Pawik, Jarosław Olech, Piotr Morasiewicz
There is no gold standard in the treatment of hallux valgus deformity. The purpose of our study was to compare various aspects of radiographic assessment following scarf and chevron osteotomies and try to determine which technique helps achieve a more pronounced intermetatarsal angle (IMA) and hallux valgus angle (HVA) correction and produces lower rates of complications, including adjacent-joint arthritis. This study included patients who underwent hallux valgus correction with the scarf (n = 32) or chevron (n = 181) method with a follow-up period of over 3 years...
February 18, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Michael D Dujela, Gregory C Berlet, Brian E Houng, Christopher F Hyer
Hindfoot osteoarthritis (OA) or deformity involving the ankle and subtalar joint is a disabling condition. Tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) fusion is an effective salvage option in pathologies where total ankle replacement is contraindicated. The purpose of this study is to compare the union rate of the ankle joint in proximal static versus dynamically locked retrograde intramedullary nail fixation for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis. An institutional review board-approved comprehensive chart and radiographic review was performed...
February 16, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Haluk Yaka, Mustafa Özer, Faik Türkmen, Ahmet Demirel, Ulunay Kanatli
The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is the first to be damaged during a lateral ankle sprain. Dynamic and static structures have been investigated to better understand ATFL rupture, but the predisposing factors have not been fully elucidated. This study aims to define the fibular notch version that can evaluate the position of the fibular notch relative to the tibia and investigate the relationship between the fibular notch version (FNV) and ATFL rupture. This study included 71 patients with isolated ATFL rupture diagnosed clinically and radiologically and 71 control patients without any foot or ankle pathologies...
February 16, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Michael D Liette, Peter A Crisologo, Suhail Masadeh, Sung H Yang, Christian B Bergmann, Charles C Caldwell, Jordan A Henning
The purpose of this study was to prospectively enroll patients that presented to the emergency department with a lower extremity infection, stratify risk and record outcomes. Risk stratification was performed based on the Society of Vascular Surgery Wound, foot Infection, and Ischemia (WIfI) classification system. This study aimed to establish the efficacy and validity of this classification in predicting patient outcomes during immediate hospitalization and throughout a 1 year follow up. A total of 152 patients were enrolled in the study and of these, 116 met the inclusion criteria and had at least 1 year of follow up for analysis...
February 15, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Aysha Rajeev, Jake Rajeev, Kailash Devalia
COVID-19 pandemic has instigated to find alternative methods of assessing and treating patients with foot and ankle disorders. We have implemented virtual telephone clinic consultations along with the face-to-face consultations. It has reduced overcrowding in the busy outpatient waiting area and thus limiting close patient contact. The aim of this study is to audit the patient satisfaction outcomes, assess the feasibility and to find out the potential financial implications of introducing telephone clinic consultations for foot and ankle disorders...
February 2, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Byoung-Gu Lee, Gi-Soo Lee, Sang-Bum Kim, Jeong-Kil Lee, Seung Hoo Lee, Ju-Ho Song, Chan Kang, Jae-Hwang Song
The indication for the surgical treatment of ankle fractures that involve a posterior malleolar fragment remains controversial. This cadaver study assessed the biomechanical results of rotation stiffness of Haraguchi type 1 posterior malleolar fragments with or without cannulated screw fixation. Twelve anatomic lower-extremity specimens from 6 cadavers were tested. Six right legs were subjected to posterior malleolus osteotomy (Haraguchi type I) followed with (group A; n = 3) or without (group B; n = 3) fixation using a cannulated screw...
February 2, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Harald Böhm, Chakravarthy U Dussa
Pain in the flexible flatfoot is a common complaint, if present it is important to find its exact location and causes Therefore, the study aimed to find differences between children with and without medial arch pain and relate them to the reduction of pain following surgical treatment. Children with idiopathic flexible flatfeet were retrospectively included in the study. All children underwent a clinical, radiographic, and gait examination. The feet were subdivided into 2 groups: asymptomatic and those with medial arch pain...
February 2, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yuchuan Wang, Zhongzheng Wang, Yanbin Zhu, Lei Fu, Xiangtian Deng, Wei Chen, Yingze Zhang
This study aimed to develop a comprehensive classification system for fractures of the lateral process of the talus (LPTF) based on CT, and to evaluate its prognostic value, reliability and reproducibility. We retrospectively reviewed 42 patients involving LPTF with an average follow-up of 35.9 months for clinical and radiographic evaluations. In order to develop a comprehensive classification, a panel of experienced orthopedic surgeons discussed the cases. All fractures were classified according to Hawkins, McCrory-Bladin and new proposed classifications by 6 observers...
February 2, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Kushkaran Kaur, Andrew J Meyr
The finding of "hypermobility" has conventionally been considered as a dichotomous categorical variable in both clinical practice and in the literature. In other words, it is defined as being either "present" or "absent" in patients with hallux valgus. Yet it might be far more likely that this represents a continuous variable described by a bell-shaped distribution. Therefore the objective of this investigation was to consider hypermobility as a continuous variable, and to compare the sagittal plane first ray motion to radiographic parameters commonly used in the evaluation of the hallux valgus deformity by means of correlation analyses...
February 1, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Dominick J Casciato, Alex Bischoff, Robert W Mendicino
Understanding the anatomy of the calcaneocuboid (CCJ) remains essential when selecting staple fixation to optimize osseous purchase during rearfoot procedures. This anatomic study quantitatively describes the CCJ in relation to staple fixation sites. The calcaneus and cuboid from 10 cadavers were dissected. Widths at 5 mm and 10 mm increments away from the joint were measured in dorsal, midline, and plantar thirds of each bone. The widths between each position's 5 mm and 10 mm increments were compared using the Student's t test...
January 29, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Kelly M Pirozzi, Sahab Danesh, Aldin Sabic
The opioid epidemic has forced practitioners to look to other means for pain control. This has made non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) much more prevalent. Advantageous as it might seem, a closer look at the pharmacodynamics shows that by inhibiting COX enzymes, NSAIDs are inhibiting prostaglandin which could inhibit bone healing. Our objective is to determine if NSAID use during foot and ankle arthrodesis inhibits bone healing. We reviewed the electronic database of patients who underwent foot and/or ankle arthrodesis with the inclusion criteria of fusion CPT codes...
January 26, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Babak Baravarian, Lawrence A DiDomenico, Magali Volteau, David G Armstrong, Robert Silva
The relationship between pain/disability and angular deviation of the hallux valgus (HV), and the impact of orthotic use, laterality, and pain variability on treatment outcomes remain unclear. This was explored in post hoc analyses of a placebo-controlled trial of abobotulinumtoxinA (aboBoNT-A; Dysport®) for HV-associated pain (NCT03569098). The primary endpoint was not met in this study (change from baseline Numeric Pain Rating Scale [NPRS] score vs placebo at week 8); however, there was a greater reduction from baseline in mean NPRS score at week 12 with aboBoNT-A 500U versus placebo (p = ...
January 19, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
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January 18, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Jason George DeVries, Brandon M Scharer
Surgical repair of insertional Achilles tendinosis is indicated in the face of failed conservative measures. Several methods for this repair have been described, and the optimal method is not universally agreed upon. In addition, the cost of medical care is important, and should be considered when determining the surgical repair for each patient. The purpose of this study is to compare implant costs between a single anchor or 4 anchor, double row repair, and evaluate associated outcomes. A retrospective comparative trial was performed for this purpose...
January 18, 2023: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
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