Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis

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   Arthritis of the ankle can evolve from multiple causes, including, but not limited to, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and posttraumatic conditions. As the condition progresses, it generally leads to increased pain,…

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Arthroscopy of the Ankle

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   Arthroscopy of the ankle has become an invaluable tool for evaluating and treating pathology in the ankle joint.    Arthroscopy allows a minimally invasive approach to the structures of the ankle…

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Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability

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   Lateral ligament injuries of the ankle are treated conservatively with good results in most cases. However, several factors may lead to chronic ankle instability with recurring ankle sprains:    Inadequate primary…

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Capsular Interpositional Arthroplasty

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   Hallux rigidus refers to degenerative arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint that is characterized by pain, decreased range of motion (ROM), and proliferative osteophyte formation. ANATOMY    The first MTP…

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Surgical Management of Freiberg’s Infraction

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   Freiberg infraction is an osteochondrosis of a lesser metatarsal head, most commonly involving the second metatarsal.    In 1913, Freiberg originally documented six cases and used the term infraction to indicate…

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Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy

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   Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults.    The predominant symptom is pain in the plantar region of the foot when initiating walking.    The cause is…

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Spring Ligament Reconstruction

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   Spring ligament failure consists of lengthening or disruption of the spring ligament complex resulting in subluxation at the talonavicular joint.    Spring ligament failure is commonly associated with considerable degeneration of…

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Ludloff Osteotomy

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   Symptomatic hallux valgus associated with a first intermetatarsal angle greater than 15 degrees is typically corrected with a proximal first metatarsal osteotomy and distal soft tissue procedure when nonoperative treatment…

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Rheumatoid Forefoot Reconstruction

May 27, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Rheumatoid Forefoot Reconstruction

   Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition of synovial joints that usually presents as a symmetric polyarthropathy.    Ninety percent of patients with chronic rheumatoid arthritis have involvement of the foot; the…

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