Low-profile Titanium Plate Construct for Early Weightbearing with First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis

Abstract First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis is a useful procedure for various first ray pathologic entities. Multiple constructs for fixation have provided successful fusion. A retrospective study of 21 feet (18 patients) was performed after first metatarsophalangeal joint fusion using crossed … Continued

Biomechanical Evaluation of Subtalar Fusion: The Influence of Screw Configuration and Placement

Common surgical procedures for subtalar fusion include joint resection, autologous bone grafting, and osteosynthesis with screws in a parallel screw configuration. Although fusion is a routine procedure, the reported rates of nonunion have been high. The present study assessed different … Continued

Metatarsal Head Resurfacing for Advanced Hallux Rigidus

Background: Advanced stages of first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) arthritis have traditionally been treated with various arthroplasties or arthrodesis. Studies suggest the outcomes of arthrodesis are superior to those of metallic joint replacement; however, complications and suboptimal outcomes in active patients still remain … Continued

Total Ankle Replacement for Ankle Arthritis

Background: Total Ankle Replacement (TAR) is a treatment option for osteoarthritis of the ankle that has beenperformedsincethe1970s. DevicesusedforTARhaveundergonegenerationalmodificationssince that time. The Salto TalarisTM Total Ankle Prosthesis is a cemented two-component device that has been approved for this use in the … Continued

Postoperative Second Metatarsal Fractures Associated With Suture-Button Implant in Hallux Valgus Surgery

Background: The purpose of this study was to perform a retrospective review of a nonosteotomy technique for the reduction of the intermetatarsal (IM) angle in hallux valgus (HV) surgery using a modified nonabsorbable suture-button implant previously described for ankle syndesmotic injuries … Continued

Hammer Toe Correction Using An Absorbable Pin

Background: Fixed flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint with or without hyperextension of the metatarsao-phalangeal joint, hammertoe, is one of the most common foot deformities. Many surgical options have been recommended including the use of a more flexible PDS Orthosorb … Continued

Reconstruction of bilateral spontaneous chronic idiopathic Achilles tendon rupture using LARS ligament: Case report

Spontaneous bilateral idiopathic rupture of Achilles tendon is rare and usually results from sudden dorsiflexion of a plantar-flexed foot; the tendon is most often degenerated or diseased, and spontaneous bilateral rupture is not rare in patients suffering from chronic diseases. … Continued

Posterior Approach for Total Ankle Arthroplasty

Total ankle arthroplasty is a technically challenging reconstruction, with soft tissue complications posing potential significant morbidity, especially when the anterior ankle soft tissue envelope is not pristine. Alter- nate approaches to the ankle for arthroplasty may need to be sought … Continued

Prospective analysis of a first MTP total joint replacement. Evaluation by bone mineral densitometry, pedobarography, and visual analogue score for pain

Background: We hypothesized that a total replacement of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP-1) would alter the walking pattern with medialisation of the ground reaction force (GRF) of the foot and subsequently cause an increase in bone mineral density (BMD) in the … Continued

Headless compression screw fixation prevents symptomatic metalwork in arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis

Background: Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis (AAA) is a recognised salvage procedure for end-stage arthritis. Its reported disadvantages include a high rate of re-operation for symptomatic prominence of metalwork. We propose that the use of a headless screw would reduce this re-operation … Continued

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