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Kim Bom Soo - - 2010
Ossicles at the tip of the lateral malleolus are frequently found in patients with chronic lateral ankle instability (CLAI). However, the relationship between the presence or the size of an ossicle and the outcome of ligament reconstruction is poorly understood. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of an ...
Guo Qin Wei - - 2010
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical results of a consecutive series of 43 cases of excision of a symptomatic os trigonum performed with an open versus hindfoot endoscopic technique. METHODS: From 1994 to 2007, 43 patients underwent a symptomatic os trigonum excision. A subjective satisfaction questionnaire and a visual analog scale ...
Provelengios Stefanos - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Pantalar arthrodesis is considered by many to be the final operative option before amputation for the treatment of paralytic foot deformities. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the long-term results of pantalar arthrodesis with regard to its impact on the adjacent joints and the walking ability ...
Ng Bobby Kin-Wah - - 2010
Conservative clubfoot treatment requires weekly cast changes. We questioned whether a method using synthetic fiberglass instead of the traditional plaster material and with the infant lying comfortably on a special foam-casting platform could be satisfactorily used. A retrospective cohort review on idiopathic clubfoot treated with this particular method was carried ...
Kocabas H - - 2010
AIM: The aim of this paper was to determine whether the injection of alcohol or phenol into the tibialis posterior nerve relive the symptoms and signs of ankle plantar flexor spasticity. METHODS: Twenty patients with hemiplegic stroke were included. Patients were randomly assigned to receive a single treatment of alcohol ...
Mei-Dan Omer - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Treatment of osteoarthritis of the ankle is similar to that of any other large joint and includes conservative and surgical options. Surgical treatment in severe cases is fusion or joint replacement, whereas conservative treatment is limited and includes mainly ankle supports and physiotherapy. Hyaluronic acid was discovered by Meyer ...
Lagaay Pieter M - - 2010
The success of ankle joint replacement has primarily been reviewed with respect to patient morbidity and survivorship rather than patient satisfaction. A retrospective review was performed of 95 patients who had undergone a total ankle replacement and who had completed both postoperative range of motion fluoroscopy and a subjective patient ...
Shahrulazua A - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the early functional outcome following the use of a bioabsorbable suture anchor to simplify the repair of injured lateral ankle structures as a variation of an established technique known as the Brostrom-Gould procedure. This was a prospective study of 30 ankles with ...
Edmonds Eric W - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains in adolescents usually resolve with conservative management but a few patients may develop ankle impingement syndrome. There have been adult studies addressing surgical treatment of this pathology, but our study evaluated the surgical management of anterolateral ankle impingement in adolescents by comparing their outcomes after nonoperative treatment ...
van Baal Juliette - - 2010
To compare the mortality of patients with an acute Charcot foot with a matched population with uninfected neuropathic foot ulcers (NFUs). Data were extracted from a specialist departmental database, supplemented by hospital records. The findings were compared with the results of earlier populations with Charcot foot and uninfected NFUs managed ...
Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo R - - 2010
Nail disorders are frequent among the geriatric population and unfortunately, repeat avulsion procedures often result in complications. To utilize a phenol-based total matricectomy technique for permanent nail ablation and evaluate its effectiveness. We performed total nail ablation on 34 toenails of the hallux (30 patients) with a gauze-phenol application technique ...
Achache V - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: It is still unclear to what an extent altered reflex activity contributes to gait deficit following stroke. Spinal group I and group II excitations from ankle dorsiflexors to knee extensors were investigated during post-stroke walking. METHODS: Electrical stimulation was applied to the common peroneal nerve (CPN) in the early ...
Kocabas H - - 2010
AIM: The aim of this paper was to determine whether the injection of alcohol or phenol into the tibialis posterior nerve relive the symptoms and signs of ankle plantar flexor spasticity. METHODS: Twenty patients with hemiplegic stroke were included. Patients were randomly assigned to receive a single treatment of alcohol ...
Guo Qin-wei - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Compared with traditional arthrotomy procedures, arthroscopic treatment for osteochondral lesions of the talus has some advantages. However, there has been considerable debate about the outcome predictors for this surgical technique. This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of arthroscopic treatment for osteochondral lesions of the talus, and analyze its ...
Gregush Ronald V - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Few reports have studied the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs) in the setting of lateral ankle instability. HYPOTHESIS: Arthroscopic treatment of an OLT and lateral ankle stabilization in the same sitting is safe and leads to reliable improvement of symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of ...
Becher Christoph - - 2010
We determined whether the early improvement in symptoms and function after microfracture in the management of articular cartilage defects of the talus is maintained at mid term follow-up. Factors influencing outcome and postoperative magnetic resonance imaging were also evaluated. We performed data collection prospectively using the Hannover Scoring System for ...
Saltzman Charles L - - 2010
Ankle arthrodesis and replacement are two common surgical treatment options for end-stage ankle osteoarthritis. However, the relative value of these alternative procedures is not well defined. This study compared the clinical and radiographic outcomes as well as the early perioperative complications of the two procedures. Between January 2, 1998 and ...
Jordan Charles - - 2010
BACKGROUND: To our knowledge, no study to date has compared the use of spinal and general anesthesia in patients undergoing operative fixation of an unstable ankle fracture. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of anesthesia type on postoperative pain and function in a large cohort of ...
Doets H Cornelis - - 2010
Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has gained popularity in recent years. If it fails, however, salvage arthrodesis must be reliable as a rescue procedure. We therefore investigated the clinical, radiographic, and subjective outcome after salvage arthrodesis in a consecutive group of patients, and concentrated on the influence of the method of ...
Bhatt Krushna - - 2010
PURPOSE: The present study was undertaken to test bioresorbable fixation versus titanium for equivalence in terms of clinical union and complications using the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons parameters of care. The study design was a randomized, controlled, equivalence trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 40 patients ...
Morgan S S - - 2010
We present the outcomes in 38 consecutive patients who had total ankle replacement using the Ankle Evolution System with a minimum follow-up of four years. Pain and function were assessed using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score and regular standardised anteroposterior and lateral weight-bearing radiographs were obtained. ...
Marulanda German A - - 2010
Atraumatic osteonecrosis of the ankle can be severely debilitating and can lead to joint collapse. A relatively new technique of percutaneous drilling has previously been used to relieve the symptoms of osteonecrotic hips and knees. The purpose of the present study was to examine the results of this technique when ...
Yalçinkaya Merter - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: We compared the clinical results of open reduction with a mini incision and closed reduction in pediatric unstable diaphyseal forearm fractures treated with intramedullary nailing. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 45 children who were treated with intramedullary nailing for unstable middle third diaphyseal forearm fractures. Before intramedullary nailing, 24 patients ...
Giannini Sandro - - 2010
Severe post-traumatic ankle arthritis poses a reconstructive challenge in the young and active patient. Bipolar fresh osteochondral allograft (BFOA) may represent an intriguing alternative to arthrodesis and prosthetic replacement. The aim of this study was to describe a lateral trans-malleolar technique for BFOA, and to evaluate the results in a ...
Takigami Hidetake - - 2010
A total of 71 patients with 78 metacarpal or phalangeal fractures were treated using one of two different methods of fixation. Thirty-nine fingers were treated using a low profile plate and screw system (LPP group), whereas 39 fingers were treated using Kirschner wire (K-wire group). In the LPP group, three ...
Glazebrook Mark - - 2010
Patients with end-stage ankle arthritis have a significantly compromised health-related quality of life. Nonsurgical treatments for end-stage ankle arthritis should be considered prior to surgery. Currently, the most accepted surgical treatment is ankle arthrodesis. The shortcomings of ankle arthrodesis, such as increased rates of ipsilateral periarticular arthritis and the possible ...
Pikkarainen Maria - - 2010
The goals of this study were to determine the effects of prolonged fixation time and to optimize antigen retrieval (AR) methods on immunohistochemical (IHC) staining of common neurodegenerative disease markers. A panel of commercial antibodies (Abs) to amyloid-beta, ubiquitin, p62/sequestosome, tau, and alpha-synuclein was applied to a 2-mm tissue microarray ...
Basile Attilio - - 2010
We compared the outcomes of displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures in 33 patients aged 65 to 75 years, who were treated either operatively (n = 18) or nonsurgically (n = 15), between December 2001 and December 2005. The operative treatment group scored higher on the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society ...
Elsner Andreas - - 2010
The adult drop-foot is one of the most disabling disorders that affects gait and quality of life. Despite orthoses and orthopaedic shoes, the disability often progresses. We have used the Lambrinudi arthrodesis to correct the bony component of drop-foot in association with a posterior tibial tendon transfer to provide lateral ...
Shin Sang-Jin - - 2010
BACKGROUND: This study compared clinical outcomes in patients with intraarticular distal humerus fractures treated using 2 different double plating methods. METHOD: Seventeen patients were treated by perpendicular plating (group I) and 18 by parallel plating (group II) methods. Arc of flexion averaged 106 degrees +/-23 degrees in group I and ...
Jawadi Ayman H - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of the Ponseti technique in the treatment of clubfoot in Saudi children. METHODS: The data of 175 patients (235 feet), who presented with clubfeet from September 2002 to June 2008 and who were treated with the Ponseti technique at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, ...
Queen Robin M - - 2010
Debate exists within the current clinical literature as to whether patients should be tested barefoot or in shoes either before or following surgical interventions. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of shod versus barefoot walking on spatiotemporal gait parameters before total ankle arthroplasty (TAA). Twenty patients ...
Popelka Stanislav - - 2010
The foot is often affected in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Subtalar joints are involved more frequently than ankle joints. Deformities of subtalar joints often lead to painful flatfoot and valgus deformity of the heel. Major contributors to the early development of foot deformities include talonavicular joint destruction and tibialis posterior ...
Adegbehingbe O O - - 2010
Congenital clubfoot treatment continues to be controversial particularly in a resource-constrained country. Comparative evaluation of clubfoot surgery with Ponseti methods has not been reported in West Africa. To determine the effects of Ponseti techniques on clubfoot surgery frequency and patterns in Nigeria. This was a prospective hospital-based intention-to-treat comparative study ...
Halanski Matthew A - - 2010
To better delineate between incomplete clubfoot correction and true clubfoot recurrence based on the time at which the deformity reappears and the treatment necessary to correct the foot. A chart review of all idiopathic clubfoot at a single institution treated by either the Ponseti method or short leg casting and ...
Othman Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed - - 2010
Planter fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain in adults. Many treatment options exist. Most of patients resolve with conservative management. Approximately 10% of patients develop persistent and often disabling symptoms. This prospective study includes 37 patients with an established diagnosis of chronic plantar fasciitis, aiming to compare two ...
Camasta Craig A - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiographic and clinical outcomes of isolated talonavicular arthrodesis in the treatment of the flexible pes valgus foot type. Retrospectively, 51 consecutive isolated talonavicular arthrodeses in 41 patients were evaluated. The mean patient age was 47 (range 9 to 72) years, and ...
Kailu Liang - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the medium-term follow-up results of a series of ten perilunate dislocations treated operatively at least three weeks following injury. The intervals from injury to treatment of the delayed and the chronic groups were four weeks (range, three to six weeks) and 17 ...
Gavaskar Ashok S - - 2009
PURPOSE: To review 7 patients with advanced osteoarticular tuberculous arthritis of the ankle who underwent arthrodesis using a supracondylar femoral nail. METHODS: All patients showed gross destruction of the articular cartilage of the tibiotalar joint with severe periarticular rarefaction on radiographs. Their pre- and one-year post-operative Foot and Ankle Outcome ...
Raikin Steven M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Large-volume osteochondral lesions of the talus present a difficult dilemma for the treating physician. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of talar lesions with a volume of >3000 mm(3) treated with fresh bulk osteochondral allograft transplantation. METHODS: Fifteen patients (mean age, 41.9 years) who ...
Yeap Ewe Juan - - 2009
PURPOSE: To evaluate outcomes of radiofrequency coblation for chronic tendinosis of the foot and ankle tendons. METHODS: Records of 7 men and 8 women (16 feet) aged 27 to 65 years who underwent radiofrequency coblation for chronic tendinosis (combined with other procedures for other pathology) of the Achilles, posterior tibial, ...
Kamel Ehab M - - 2009
Our aim was to assess the clinical outcome of patients who were subjected to long-axis sacroplasty for the treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures. Nineteen patients with unilateral (n = 3) or bilateral (n = 16) sacral fractures were involved. Under local anaesthesia, each patient was subjected to CT-guided sacroplasty using ...
Peer Kimberly S - - 2009
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to determine if biomechanical muscle stimulation (BMS) applied directly to different segments of the body using the Swisswing device results in acute improvements in range of motion and perceived stiffness in physically active adults with acute or subacute ankle sprain and hamstring strain ...
Ahn Jae Hoon - - 2009
Arthroscopic procedures of subtalar pathology has shown promising results in previous studies, but the number of patients was relatively small. This article describes our experience and evaluated the clinical outcomes of 115 patients treated with subtalar arthroscopy for a range of subtalar pathologies. One hundred fifteen patients were followed up ...
Franettovich Melinda - - 2010
This study investigated the effect of continual use of augmented low-Dye (ALD) taping on neuromotor control of the lower limb during gait, as well as foot posture and mobility. Twenty-eight females were randomly allocated to wear ALD tape continuously or a no-tape control for a mean 12 + or - ...
Sean Ng Yung Chuan - - 2010
Microtenotomy coblation using a radiofrequency (RF) probe is a minimally invasive procedure for treating chronic tendinopathy. It has been described for conditions including tennis elbow and rotator cuff tendinitis. There have been no studies to show the effectiveness of such a procedure for plantar fasciitis. 14 Patients with plantar fasciitis ...
Richter Martinus - - 2009
The purpose was to compare the clinical outcome scores after additional use of intraoperative pedobarography (IP) in comparison with patients treated without IP. Patients with arthrodesis and/or correction of the foot and/or ankle were randomized for use of IP or no IP. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score, ...
Bojanic Ivan - - 2009
Synovial chondromatosis is a rare disorder characterized by formation of cartilaginous bodies within the synovia of joints, tendon sheaths, and bursae secondary to a synovial metaplastic process. Recent literature has described using only an anterior approach to the ankle for these patients. It is unclear how well, if at all, ...
Park S-S - - 2009
We reviewed the results of a selective à la carte soft-tissue release operation for recurrent or residual deformity after initial conservative treatment for idiopathic clubfoot by the Ponseti method. Recurrent or residual deformity occurred in 13 (19 feet) of 33 patients (48 feet; 40%). The mean age at surgery was ...
Kim J-Young - - 2009
The purpose of this study was to report our results treating symptomatic incurved toenail with a K-D (S&C Biotech, Seoul, South Korea) device. Between October 2007 and March 2008, 19 patients (31 cases) underwent treatment of symptomatic incurved toenails with a K-D. The mean age of the patients involved was ...
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