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Achilles Tendon Ruptures
Achilles ruptures are a common pathology that present for care to foot and ankle surgeons. There is debate, however, in terms of what is the best course of action and in what patient population one…
Neglected Fractures
By Brian G. Kissel, DPM, FACFAS and Muhammed Sharoz Shamim, DPM
Here the authors present a challenging case that required a tibiotalar arthrodesis and Dwyer osteotomy to address a post-traumatic deformity.
Ankle Fractures
By P. Tanner Shaffer, DPM, Jonathan Hook, DPM, MHA, FACFAS and Joseph G. Wilson, DPM
Ankle fractures occur in 122 to 187 people per 100,000 person-years depending on geographic location and tend to affect males and females in different age distributions.1,2 The majority of ankle…
Hardware Infections
Postoperative infections involving hardware are challenging to manage and may potentially lead to devastating amputations.  With this dilemma in mind, recently published consensus findings…
Vitamin D
By Jason R. Miller, DPM, FACFAS and Tymoteusz Siwy, DPM
Arthroscopic evaluation of the ankle joint as part of an initial open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) is not a new concept. Indeed, surgeons have discussed this in the literature for nearly…
Talonavicular Instability
By A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM
When thinking of talonavicular instability, we all tend to think of the severely collapsed flatfoot deformity. Certainly, there is a prevailing emphasis on medial subluxation in the literature. Well…
Pediatric Trauma
I recently received a referral for a five-year old who had a chronic foot ulcer secondary to trauma. At first, I thought the referral was an error. Surely, this must be a 55-year old, 65-year old or…
Calcaneal Fractures
By Kevin Burke, DPM, Jonathan Hook, DPM, FACFAS and Gurleen Cheema, DPM 
Should one stick with the lateral extensile approach for surgical repair or consider a more minimally invasive procedure? With this question in mind, the authors review the evidence and provide…
Metatarsal Fractures
Often, we find ourselves plagued with the decision of whether to treat central metatarsal fractures operatively versus non-operatively. Either option may have convincing arguments but is there a more…
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