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Assessing The Talectomy For Charcot Ankle Deformity

Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, Faye-Rose Grebenyuk, DPM, and David Yeager, DPM | 7,049 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2015

A talectomy with or without tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis may provide a viable option for patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy of the ankle. Accordingly, these authors discuss the indications and timing for talectomy, offer surgical pearls and review results from the literature.

Key Insights On Performing A Revisional Positional First MPJ Arthrodesis

Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and Zachary M. Thomas, DPM | 9,993 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/2014

These authors provide a guide for performing a revisional positional first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) arthrodesis with autogenous tricortical cancellous bone graft for a malunion in a 54-year-old patient.

Stabilizing The Lateral Ankle Via A Brostrom Repair With Suture Tape Augmentation

Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS | 27,821 reads | 0 comments | 04/28/2015

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Current Concepts In Treating Syndesmotic Ankle Injuries

Vaishnavi Bawa, DPM, and Lawrence M. Fallat, DPM, FACFAS | 38,526 reads | 0 comments | 09/24/2014

In the quest to promote normal biomechanics and avoid complications, surgeons continue to debate appropriate fixation, screw size and other components of surgical repair for syndesmotic ankle injuries. Accordingly, these authors offer pertinent surgical pearls, discuss the intricacies of screw fixation and provide two helpful case studies.

 

Current Insights On Augmenting Lateral Ankle Ligament Repair In Athletes

Suneel Basra, DPM, FACFAS | 10,345 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/2014

Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries that foot and ankle specialists treat. These injuries most frequently involve the lateral ankle ligament complex.

Modifying Shoes And Orthoses For Severe Lateral Ankle Instability

Larry Huppin DPM | 5,648 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/2014

These pictures show the feet, shoe and orthoses of a longtime patient of mine. He is a 77-year-old who has severe bilateral cavus feet.

What The Emerging Literature Reveals About Treating Lateral Ankle Injuries

Brayton Campbell, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM | 5,290 reads | 0 comments | 08/21/2014

Lateral ankle sprain is a common injury associated with recreational and competitive sports. An estimated 2 million ankle sprains occur in the United States each year.1 Ankle injuries account for 10 to 30 percent of all athletic injuries and 40 to 56 percent of injuries in certain sports.1 A review of injuries to NCAA athletes found ankle ligament sprains were the most common injury for all sports, accounting for 15 percent of all reported injuries.2    

Return To Play After An Ankle Sprain: How Do I Make The Proper Decision?

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS | 6,407 reads | 0 comments | 03/05/2015

I just returned from participating as a faculty member at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine 2015 Southeast National Conference. Among several topics I presented in the areas of biomechanics and sports medicine, the topic of return to play after an ankle sprain drew the most interest from the audience.

Current Insights On Total Ankle Replacement With Concurrent Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession

John F. Grady, DPM, FASPS, FACFAOM, and Robin C. Lenz, DPM | 4,836 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/2014

These authors discuss a total ankle replacement in a 63-year-old patient with unilateral post-traumatic ankle arthritis, reviewing keys to procedure selection and providing essential surgical pearls.

When Living With Foot And Ankle Pain Is Preferable To Surgery

William Fishco DPM FACFAS | 5,968 reads | 1 comments | 09/25/2014

It is always a frustrating situation when a patient presents to your office with foot pain and you know right away there is not an easy solution and the likelihood of getting the patient pain-free is slim.

There are certain conditions of the foot that we all dread to manage. For example, the patient with a high arch and curved forefoot (pes cavus with metatarsus adductus) often presents with chronic dorsal foot pain. Typically, there is an element of degenerative joint disease of the tarsometatarsal joints, exostosis and neuritis. I have a case in point to share with you.