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Emerging Concepts In Anatomic Repair Of The Lateral Ankle Ligament Complex

Jennifer L. Mulhern, DPM, AACFAS, Nicole M. Protzman, MS, and Stephen A. Brigido, DPM, FACFAS | 10,744 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/2014

With recent advances in tissue engineering, biologic scaffolds have gained increasing popularity for the repair and reconstruction of soft tissues in the foot and ankle.

A Closer Look At Total Ankle Replacement Revision

Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS, and Mark A. Prissel, DPM | 28,963 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/2014

Given the challenges of total ankle replacement, these authors provide a historical overview of one of the early implants, review common complications and offer salient insights on revisional treatment.

Preventing And Treating Ankle Injuries From Aggressive Spikeball Games

Jenny L Sanders DPM | 2,879 reads | 0 comments | 04/02/2014

A patient came in last week with an ankle injury from a sport I had never heard of called Spikeball (www.spikeball.com/ ). Popular among college students, Spikeball is a cross between volleyball and four square. Essentially people play the game around a circular trampoline-like net, which sits on the ground. Four players surround the net and “spike” the ball into the net. The pace is fast and furious and can result in unstable, single-leg landings, leading to severe sprains and strains, especially at the ankle.

Keys To Diagnosing Metastatic Melanoma In The Foot And Ankle

Christopher Witt, DPM, and Steven Geary, DPM | 23,104 reads | 0 comments | 01/29/2014

Given that melanoma in the foot is commonly misdiagnosed, these authors present the case of a 45-year-old with a history of multiple melanotic lesions and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis.

Pertinent Insights On The Posterior Approach To Hindfoot Arthrodesis

Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, MS | 14,986 reads | 0 comments | 07/31/2013

These authors discuss an innovative approach to a complicated pathology in a 44-year-old patient who had an extensive intraosseous talar cyst with joint involvement.

Essential Pearls On Treating Diabetic Ankle Fractures

Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, Carl Brandon Lindberg, DPM, and Joseph Genualdi, DPM | 6,477 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/2014

Ankle fractures are very common injuries that foot and ankle surgeons see. An estimated 585,000 ankle fractures occur in the United States each year and 25 percent receive surgical intervention.1 Ankle fractures are the most common intraarticular fracture of a weightbearing surface and account for 9 percent of all fractures.1

A Guide To Treating Acute And Chronic Lateral Ankle Injuries

Jeffrey Bowman DPM MS | 49,367 reads | 0 comments | 01/23/2014

Weak ankles. They are the bane of all athletes, dancers and, well … everyone. What do I mean when I say “weak ankles”? This refers to instability of the surrounding ligaments or tendons due to an acute injury or repeated injuries, leading to a chronic problem. We sometimes confuse sprain and strain. Ligaments/tendons are sprained while muscles are strained. Now there is much to discuss concerning lateral ankle sprains and subsequent instability.

First MPJ Arthrodesis: What The Evidence Reveals

H. John Visser, DPM, Jordan P. Day, DPM, and James D. Sills-Powell, DPM | 24,462 reads | 0 comments | 08/20/2013

First metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) arthrodesis has shown effective results for stages III and IV hallux rigidus as it can help restore normal foot function and has high patient satisfaction. Accordingly, these authors offer a guide to surgical technique, compare literature results of arthrodesis with those of implants, and present a couple of enlightening case studies.

Exploring Surgical Options For Lateral Ankle Instability

Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM | 20,860 reads | 0 comments | 04/22/2014

Lateral ankle sprains are some of the most common injuries presenting to the podiatric office, especially to the sports medicine focused practice. Although most heal uneventfully with conservative care and physical therapy, chronic ankle instability is not an unusual sequela. This can be frustrating to the patient who is eager to return to his or her physical activity. Recurrent ankle sprains and lingering instability are common reasons for delay in return to activities and may ultimately necessitate surgical intervention.

Addressing Posterior Malleolar Ankle Fractures

Nicholas Todd, DPM, AACFAS, Meagan Jennings, DPM, FACFAS, Shannon Rush, DPM, FACFAS, Ryan Wood, DPM, and Richard Jensen, DPM, FACFAS | 29,024 reads | 0 comments | 06/26/2013

Posterior malleolar ankle fractures can be a challenge to reduce and fixate. Accordingly, these authors provide compelling case examples and emphasize the use of computed tomography and a posterior approach to facilitate optimal outcomes.