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Subtalar Arthrodesis for Complications of Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures

Foot Ankle Int. 2000 May;21(5):392-9. Flemister AS Jr, Infante AF, Sanders RW, Walling AK. ABSTRACT Eighty six subtalar arthrodeses performed between 1985 and 1996 for complications associated with intra-articular calcaneal fractures were retrospectively evaluated. Patients were divided into three Groups: (I) 59 patients with calcaneal malunions (II) 13 patients with failed open reduction and internal … Read more

Supramalleolar Lateral Closing Wedge Osteotomy for the Treatment of Varus Ankle Arthrosis

Foot Ankle Int. 2007 May;28(5):542-548   Harstall R, Lehmann O, Krause F, Weber M   ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: In a 5-year period (1996–2001), the authors performed supramalleolar osteotomies for the correction of distal tibial mechanical malalignment of at least 10° with concomitant pain and with or without radiographic evidence of arthritic changes.  METHODS: The method was … Read more

Subtalar Extra-Articular Fusion in the Treatment of Valgus and Varus Deformities in Children: A Review of 162 Operations in 136 Patients

Acta Orthop Scand. 1972;43(5):438-460   Lahdenranta U, Pylkkänen P ABSTRACT               The subtalar extra-articular fusions performed at the Orthopaedic Hospital of the Invalid Foundation from 1956 to 1969 were reviewed. One hundred forty-one ankles were operated on for poliomyelitis and 21 for other diseases. Valgus deformity was the cause of 134 and varus deformity … Read more

Stress Fracture of the Tibia Following Extensive Hindfoot and Ankle Arthrodesis: A Report of Three Cases

Foot Ankle Int. 1996 Sep;17(9):583-584 Comment on: Foot Ankle Int. 1995 Jul;16(7):445-448 Alvarez R ABSTRACT    Arthrodesis of the hindfoot and/or ankle is a commonly performed procedure for ankle or subtalar joint arthritis. Extensive arthrodesis for involvement of both the ankle and subtalar joints is performed more rarely, but is not uncommon. In all cases of … Read more

Scaphoid / Scaphoid Fracture

       – Work Up for Scaphoid Fracture: (w/ discussion)   – clinical differential diagnosis: – distal radius frx – transscaphoid perilunate dislocation: – scaphoid impaction syndrome – radiographs and determination of stability (CT scan) – non diagnostic radiograph  (bone scan) – tubercle frx – transverse waist frx – proximal pole frx – treatment: … Read more

Hintermann Series H2™ Literature: Reviews

  Reviews Total ankle arthroplasty: a review of 11 current ankle implants Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2004 Challenges in total ankle arthroplasty Foot Ankle Int. 2004 A brief history of total ankle replacement and a review of the current status Med Eng Phys. 2007 Mobile-bearing total ankle arthroplasty Foot Ankle Clin N Am. 2008 Current … Read more

Salvage of Pseudoarthrosis after Tibiotalar Arthrodesis

Foot Ankle Int. 1997 Sep;18(9):580-585   Levine SE, Myerson MS, Lucas P, Schon LC   ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: We retrospectively reviewed the treatment of a selected group of 23 patients with pseudoarthrosis after ankle arthrodesis who underwent revision arthrodesis at an average of 1.7 years (range, 0.3-17.0 years) after the initial, unsuccessful procedure.   METHODS: … Read more

Salvage of Tibial Pilon Fractures Using Fusion of the Ankle with a 90 Degrees Cannulated Blade-Plate: A Preliminary Report

Foot Ankle Int. 1999 Jun;20(6):375-378   Morgan SJ, Thordarson DB, Shepherd LE   ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: Six patients with ankle joint destruction and delayed metaphyseal union after tibial plafond fracture were surgically treated with tibiotalar arthrodesis and metaphyseal reconstruction, using a fixed-angle cannulated blade-plate.   METHODS: The procedure was performed through a posterior approach in … Read more

Short-Term Results of our First 49 Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacements (STAR)

Foot Ankle Int. 2008 Feb;29(2):124-127   Schutte BG, Louwerens JW ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Forty-seven consecutive patients treated for ankle arthritis with a Scandinavian total ankle replacement (STAR) by one surgeon were investigated retrospectively.  METHODS: A modification of the Foot Function Index (FFI), which scores pain and task difficulties, was followed prospectively. Patients were assessed clinically and radiologically. … Read more

Results of Ankle Arthrodesis for Treatment of Supramalleolar Nonunion and Ankle Arthrosis

Foot Ankle Int. 1997 Mar;18(3):138-143   Marsh JL, Rattay RE, Dulaney T   ABSTRACT   BACKGROUND: Seven patients with supramalleolar nonunions after tibial plafond fractures underwent ankle arthrodesis combined with surgical treatment of the nonunion.   METHODS: Stabilization of the nonunion and the ankle consisted of medial and lateral plating for two hypertrophic cases and … Read more