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A Closer Look At Surgical Correction Of Ankle Instability

Michael Gentile, DPM, FACFAS | 16,811 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/2015

Ankle instability can be due to ligamentous pathology, structural abnormalities and/or a lack of dynamic support in the ankle. This author addresses surgery for the unstable ankle, offering surgical pearls for primary repair, arthroscopic repair and secondary repair.

Key Insights On Managing Open Ankle Fractures

Vivek Patel, DPM, and Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS | 6,983 reads | 0 comments | 08/18/2015

Salvaging A Failed Ankle Replacement By Reconstructing The Talus

Jason Lake, MD, Todd Haddon, DPM, FACFAS, and Kristina Lacy, DPM | 5,618 reads | 0 comments | 07/30/2015

These authors present a guide to reconstructing the talus with a pantalar fusion and allograft of the femoral head in a patient with a failed ankle replacement.

Key Insights On Joint Preparation For Arthrodesis

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS | 2,773 reads | 0 comments | 06/18/2014

I have recently changed my approach to lecturing by trying to present concepts based on literature instead of the traditional approach. This means I have had to write several new lectures over the past few months, which is both good and bad. It has been good because I have had to literally read hundreds of articles for research. It has been bad for the same reason as the time required to do so is enormous.

A Post-Meeting Wrap-Up From The Third Annual Foot and Ankle Business Innovations (FABI) Event

Lowell Weil Jr. DPM MBA FACFAS | 968 reads | 0 comments | 02/04/2016

We just finished our Third Annual Foot and Ankle Business Innovations (FABI) Event in Chicago the weekend of January 29-31. It was a resounding success with over 150 attendees from all across the country and even one attendee from Dublin. There were doctors from 20 states who joined us. Thirty-five percent of attendees were at their second or third FABI event, bringing their partners, associates or employees for the weekend event.

Pearls On Using External Fixation For Charcot Hindfoot And Ankle Deformity

Jessica Knight, DPM, Emily Pugh, DPM, and Bradley M. Lamm, DPM, FACFAS | 3,491 reads | 0 comments | 11/25/2015

Mindful of the debilitating effects of Charcot foot in patients with diabetes, these authors discuss the use of external fixation for a tibio-calcaneal fusion in a neuropathic patient with a Charcot ankle valgus deformity.

Viscosupplementation: Can It Have An Impact For Ankle Arthritis?

Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS | 14,883 reads | 2 comments | 01/27/2015

As a “biologic orthopedic medicine” for knee arthritis, viscosupplementation is showing off-label promise for patients with ankle arthritis. This author examines the research, shares her experience on injection therapy with hyaluronate and how it can relieve pain and restore function.

A Closer Look At HBOT For Foot And Ankle Indications

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 4,855 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/2014

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be a valuable adjunct treatment for foot and ankle wounds. Our panelists discuss the indications for HBOT, their personal experience with the treatment and keys to patient education on the modality.

Q:

What are your main indications for HBOT in the foot and ankle?

Can A Foot And Ankle Surgery Coordinator Improve OR Efficiency?

Dustin Walker, RN, and Christopher Hyer, DPM, FACFAS | 3,285 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/2014

Examining study data, this author highlights the role of a foot and ankle surgery coordinator and the positive impact the position has on efficiency measures in the operating room.

Emerging Insights On Surgical Options For Chronic Ankle Instability

Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Brayton Campbell, DPM | 8,090 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2015

Lateral ankle sprains are very common injuries that foot and ankle specialists frequently treat. An estimated 2 million ankle sprains occur in the United States each year.1 Lateral ankle sprains are common among recreational and competitive athletes.