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Preliminary investigation of Rn in the Yakumo Wind-hole, an algific talus deposits, from Izumo, southwest Honshu, Japan.

J Environ Radioact 2018 Dec 11;197:109-115. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Mutsu Marine Laboratory, Japan Marine Science Foundation, Minato, Mutsu, Aomori, 035-0064, Japan. Electronic address:

The Yakumo Wind-hole in southwest Japan formed by landslip, and it is known as a cold air blowhole. This wind-hole consists of two parts, which have complementary relationships in regard to the flow of air, namely, topographically upper and lower holes that can be characterized as a warm wind-hole (WWH) and cold wind-hole (CWH), respectively. We carried out a preliminary investigation of radon behavior in the Yakumo Wind-hole. Read More

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December 2018

Reliability of the talocalcaneal angle for the evaluation of hindfoot alignment.

Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Departamento de Ortopedia y Traumatología Infantil, Sanatorio Allende, Córdoba, Argentina.

Introduction: Recent studies suggest that hindfoot deformity should be considered in the surgical treatment of tarsal coalitions. Many authors have used the angle between the talus and the calcaneus (TCA) for decision-making. However, its reliability has not been demonstrated and the measurement technique has not been standardized. Read More

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December 2018

Bilateral Congenital Vertical Talus in Association with Beals Contractural Arachnodactyly: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Southland Hospital/University of Otago, Invercargill, New Zealand.

Case: Congenital vertical talus (CVT) is a rare rigid flatfoot disorder with a rocker-bottom flatfoot appearance. It is characterized by hindfoot valgus and equinus, with associated midfoot dorsiflexion and forefoot abduction. We describe a patient who was born with dysmorphic features and subsequently was diagnosed with Beals contractural arachnodactyly. Read More

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December 2018

Hind- and Midfoot Bone Morphology Varies with Foot Type and Sex.

J Orthop Res 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

RR&D Center for Limb Loss and MoBility, VA Puget Sound, Seattle, WA.

Foot type has been associated with pain, injury, and altered gait mechanics. Morphological variations in foot bones due to foot type variation may impact surgical and therapeutic treatments. The purpose of this study was to utilize principal component analysis (PCA) to determine how morphology of the hind- and midfoot bones differs among foot types and sex. Read More

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December 2018
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A NEW COMPREHENSIVE PROCEDURE FOR CUSTOM-MADE TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENTS: MEDICAL IMAGING, JOINT MODELING, PROSTHESIS DESIGN, AND 3D PRINTING.

J Orthop Res 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Movement Analysis Laboratory, IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy.

Many failures in total joint replacement are associated to prosthesis-to-bone mismatch. With recent additive-manufacturing, i.e. Read More

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December 2018
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Does routinely repairing deltoid ligament injuries in type B ankle joint fractures influence long term outcomes?

Injury 2018 Dec;49(12):2312-2317

Department of Orthopedic Trauma, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, 100035 China.

Deltoid ligament reconstruction following type B ankle fractures continues to generate a vivid discussion amongst trauma surgeons. There is a difference of opinion as to whether operative or non operative treatment should prevail. We therefore conducted a prospective comparative cohort study to determine whether it is necessary to routinely repair the injured deltoid ligaments. Read More

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December 2018
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Modified Proximal Scarf Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus.

Clin Orthop Surg 2018 Dec 21;10(4):479-483. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Eulji Medical Center, Eulji University, Seoul, Korea.

Background: We developed a modified proximal scarf osteotomy technique for moderate to severe hallux valgus in an attempt to obtain better correction of the deformity. In addition, we compared the clinical and radiographic results of this modified technique with those of the classic scarf osteotomy reported in other studies.

Methods: Between December 2004 and July 2009, 44 cases of modified proximal scarf osteotomy was performed in 35 patients with moderate hallux valgus. Read More

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December 2018
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[Autogenous distal tibial cancellous bone graft with periosteum for the treatment of cartilage injury of talus with Hepple III-IV type].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2018 Nov;31(11):1061-1064

Department of Orthopaedics, Luannan County Hospital, Tangshan 063000, Hebei, China;

Objective: To analyze the operative methods and clinical effects of autologous distal tibial cancellous bone graft with periosteum in treating cartilage injury of talus with Hepple III-IV type.

Methods: From June 2014 to August 2017, 25 patients (25 feet) with Hepple III to IV cartilage injury of talus were treated with autogenous ipsilateral distal tibial cancellous bone graft. Including 14 males and 11 females, aged from 18 to 52 years with an average of (38. Read More

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November 2018
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Staging of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: MRI and Cone Beam CT.

J Belg Soc Radiol 2017 Dec 16;101(Suppl 2). Epub 2017 Dec 16.

AZ Sint-Maarten and University (Hospital) Antwerp/Ghent, BE.

Osteochondral lesions (OCL) of the talus involve both articular cartilage and subchondral bone of the talar dome. This term refers to a wide spectrum of pathologies including mild bone marrow contusion as well as severe osteoarthritis resulting from long standing disease. Although Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at 1. Read More

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December 2017

Finite element analysis of knee and ankle joint during gait based on motion analysis.

Med Eng Phys 2018 Nov 24. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

Department of Mechanical Enginnering, Korea University, 145, Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Contact pressures in the articular cartilage during gait affect injuries and the degenerative arthritis of knee and ankle joints. However, only contact forces at the knee and ankle joints during gait can be estimated by using a rigid body dynamic model. The contact pressure distribution can be obtained quantitatively for a static posture by using finite element (FE) analysis in most cases. Read More

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November 2018
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Four-week training involving ankle mobilization with movement versus static muscle stretching in patients with chronic stroke: a randomized controlled trial.

Top Stroke Rehabil 2018 Nov 26:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

a Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School , Yonsei University , Wonju , Republic of Korea.

Background: Patients with stroke generally have diminished balance and gait. Mobilization with movement (MWM) can be used with manual force applied by a therapist to enhance talus gliding movement. Furthermore, the weight-bearing position during the lunge may enhance the stretch force. Read More

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November 2018
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Deltoid Ligament Rupture in Ankle Fracture: Diagnosis and Management.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

The last stage of a supination-external rotation ankle fracture involves either transverse fracture of the medial malleolus or rupture of the deltoid ligament. When the deltoid ligament ruptures, a "bimalleolar equivalent" ankle fracture occurs, and the surgeon is presented with several diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In the native ankle, the deltoid ligament provides restraint to eversion and external rotation of the talus on the tibia. Read More

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November 2018
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Is the Bohler angle reliable for operative reduction of calcaneus fracture?

J Orthop Sci 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Myongji Hospital, Hanyang University Medical Center, 697-24 Hwajung-dong, Deokyang-gu Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, 412-270, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Backgroud: To evaluate reliability of Bohler angle in doing operative reduction of fractured calcaneus, and compare its value over other image lines of hindfoot when surgeons determine whether the injured calcaneus is reduced close to pre-injured state.

Methods: Eighteen of postoperative lateral radiographs were obtained and edited with two versions; one of which anterior of calcaneus erased not to check Bohler angle, the other of which peri-calcaneus structure such as talus erased only to check Bohler angle. Four orthopaedic surgeons were asked to determine the two sets of images whether the injured calcaneus is reduced close to pre-injured state in independent two sessions. Read More

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November 2018
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Seabird-affected taluses are denitrification hotspots and potential NO emitters in the High Arctic.

Sci Rep 2018 Nov 22;8(1):17261. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, 305-8604, Tsukuba, Japan.

In High Arctic tundra ecosystems, seabird colonies create nitrogen cycling hotspots because of bird-derived labile organic matter. However, knowledge about the nitrogen cycle in such ornithocoprophilous tundra is limited. Here, we determined denitrification potentials and in-situ nitrous oxide (NO) emissions of surface soils on plant-covered taluses under piscivorous seabird cliffs at two sites (BL and ST) near Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, in the European High Arctic. Read More

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November 2018
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All-endoscopic management of benign bone lesions; a case series of 26 cases with minimum of 2 years follow-up.

SICOT J 2018 22;4:50. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Orthopedics & Trauma Surgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Purpose: Assessment of the functional and oncologic outcomes regarding endoscopic curettage of different benign bone tumor types within variable anatomic locations.

Patients And Methods: During the period between February 2012 and December 2016, 26 patients with symptomatic intra-osseous benign bony lesions were included. The age ranged from 3 up to 49 years (mean 20), of 14 females and 12 males. Read More

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November 2018
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Pathogenesis And Radiological Findings In Rare Case Of Salter Harris Type I Distal Tibial Fracture With Associated Osteonecrosis In The Paediatric Population.

J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad 2018 Jul-Sep;30(3):463-467

SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States.

Salter-Harris type I fractures of the distal tibia are commonly seen in paediatrics and management of such fractures follows an algorithm established in the literature. Despite this, osteonecrosis of the distal tibia can subsequently develop. Osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis is cell death that occurs secondary to trauma, metabolic disturbances, sickle cell disease, or medication side effect. Read More

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November 2018
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The relation between ankle morphology and osteochondritis dissecans of talus.

Acta Orthop Belg 2018 Jun;84(2):229-234

The purpose of this study is to describe, if there is, any relation between ankle morphology and development of talus osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) using certain morphological parameters derived from high resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Study included a total of 93 patients: 26 patients with traumatic medial talus OCD, 30 patients with idiopathic medial talus OCD and 37 patients with normal ankle as the control group. Five MRI morphological parameters (Maximal Tibial Thickness (MTiTh), Malleolar Width (MalW), Length of Trochlea Tali Arc (TaL), Height of Trochlea Tali Arc (TaH) and Angle of Trochlea Tali Inclination (TaIA)) that are expected to be relevant to talus OCD formation are measured and compared for the three groups. Read More

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June 2018
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Trabecular bone functional adaptation and sexual dimorphism in the human foot.

Am J Phys Anthropol 2019 Jan 21;168(1):154-169. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Objectives: Trabecular bone adapts to the strains placed upon the skeleton during life. Anthropological research has largely focused on linking variation in primate trabecular bone to locomotor mode, to provide a context for interpreting fossil morphology. However, intraspecific variation and its underlying mechanisms are still poorly understood. Read More

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January 2019
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Open Talus Fractures: Early Infection and Its Epidemiological Characteristics.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, West China Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

Open talus fractures are relatively rare and severe open injuries with a high risk of severe infection. To better understand the epidemiological characteristics of this kind of injury, a monocentric case review was conducted among open talus fracture patients admitted in West China Hospital of Sichuan University between January 2010 and December 2014. Fifty-one (N = 51) patients were recruited to the study, including 44 (86. Read More

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November 2018
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Ankle Fracture Fixation: Medial or Lateral First?

J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Medical Student, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH.

In unstable ankle fractures, the importance of reducing the lateral malleolus first to obtain an anatomic reduction of the talus is well established. Although this is a time-tested and common surgical approach, current surgical practice does not always follow the established dogma. Medial-first fixation may be a worthwhile alternative to lateral-first fixation in select instances. Read More

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November 2018
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Outcomes of midfoot and hindfoot fractures in multitrauma patients.

Injury 2018 Nov 12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

Introduction: Multitrauma patients suffering hindfoot fractures, including calcaneal and talar fractures, often result in poor outcomes. However, less is known about the outcomes following midfoot fracture in the mutitrauma population. This study aims to describe the epidemiology of midfoot fractures in multitrauma patients and to compare the outcomes of midfoot and hindfoot fractures in this population. Read More

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November 2018
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Arthroscopic reconstruction of the lateral ankle ligaments: Radiological evaluation and short-term clinical outcome.

Diagn Interv Imaging 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Musculoskeletal Imaging Center, Bordeaux-Mérignac Sport Clinic, 2, rue Georges Negrevergne, 33700 Mérignac, France; Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Hôpital Pellegrin, Bordeaux University, 2, place Amélie Raba-Leon, 33000 Bordeaux, France.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe the positioning of bone tunnels of arthroscopic anatomical reconstruction of lateral ankle ligaments (AAR-LAL) and identify radiological measurements associated with short-term clinical outcome one year after surgery.

Materials And Methods: A total of 61 patients were included in this IRB-approved retrospective study. There were 52 men and 9 women, with a mean age of 36. Read More

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November 2018
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Lateral Inverted Osteochondral Fracture of the Talus: Case Reports and Review of the Literature.

Acta Clin Croat 2018 Jun;57(2):377-382

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Zagreb University Hospital Centre, Zagreb, Croatia.

Lateral inverted osteochondral fracture of the talus (LIFT) is a rare variant of stage IV osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT), where the fragment is inverted in situ by 180°. The management of LIFT lesion is very challenging and early recognition crucial, given that treatment options depend on the articular cartilage condition and sufficiency of the adjacent bone of the displaced fragment. We describe two LIFT cases referred from other institutions after unsuccessful conservative treatment of OLT. Read More

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June 2018
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Biologic Adjuvants for the Management of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

From the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Dr. Hogan, Dr. Hicks, and Dr. Chambers), and the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY (Dr. Kennedy).

Surgical techniques for the management of recalcitrant osteochondral lesions of the talus have improved; however, the poor healing potential of cartilage may impede long-term outcomes. Repair (microfracture) or replacement (osteochondral transplants) is the standard of care. Reparative strategies lead to production of fibrocartilage, which, compared with the native type II articular cartilage, has decreased mechanical and wear properties. Read More

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November 2018
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Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate May Decrease Postoperative Cyst Occurrence Rate in Autologous Osteochondral Transplantation for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus.

Arthroscopy 2018 Nov 10. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, U.S.A.. Electronic address:

Purpose: To clarify if the use of concentrated bone marrow aspirate (CBMA) would affect both postoperative functional outcomes and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) outcomes compared with those of autologous osteochondral transplantation (AOT) alone; in addition, to assess the efficacy of CBMA reducing the presence of postoperative cyst formation following AOT in the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus.

Methods: Fifty-four (92%) of 59 eligible patients who underwent AOT between 2004 and 2008 were retrospectively assessed at a minimum of 5-year follow-up. Twenty-eight patients were treated with AOT and CBMA (AOT/CBMA group) and 26 patients were treated with AOT alone (AOT-alone group). Read More

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November 2018
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[Ankle dislocation without osseous lesions].

Unfallchirurg 2018 Nov 12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Bürgerspital Solothurn, Schöngrünstrasse 38, 4500, Solothurn, Schweiz.

Approximately 7-10% of all emergency department patients are diagnosed with distortion of the upper ankle joint. A dislocation of the upper ankle joint without fracture is described in the literature as being very rare. In 33-50% the ankle dislocations are at least first-degree open and associated with a fracture of the tibia, the fibula or the talus. Read More

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November 2018
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Investigation of factors related to the occurrence of osteochondral lesions of the talus by 3D bone morphology of the ankle.

Bone Joint J 2018 Nov;100-B(11):1487-1490

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.

Aims: The aims of this study were to evaluate the morphology of the ankle in patients with an osteochondral lesion of the talus using 3D CT, and to investigate factors that predispose to this condition.

Patients And Methods: The study involved 19 patients (19 ankles) who underwent surgery for a medial osteochondral lesion (OLT group) and a control group of 19 healthy patients (19 ankles) without ankle pathology. The mean age was significantly lower in the OLT group than in the control group (27. Read More

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November 2018
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A novel method using bone peg fixation for acute osteochondral fracture of the talus: a surgical technique.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Nov 11. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Hyeonchungno 170, Namgu, Daegu, 42415, Republic of Korea.

Introduction: The osteochondral fracture of the talus is an uncommon condition, therefore, there are controversies for the optimal treatment. We report a novel surgical technique of bone peg fixation for osteochondral fracture of the talus.

Materials And Methods: We report two cases that underwent bone peg fixation for the acute osteochondral fractures of talus. Read More

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November 2018
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Minimally invasive internal fixation of calcaneal fractures or subtalar joint arthrodesis using the Calcanail®.

Oper Orthop Traumatol 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Klinik und Poliklinik für Unfall‑, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057, Rostock, Germany.

Objective: A minimally invasive technique to prevent soft tissue problems using a calcaneal nail (Calcanail®, FH Orthopedics, Heimsbrunn, France) for calcaneal fractures or in subtalar joint arthrodesis is described.

Indications: Displaced extra-articular calcaneal fractures involving the tuberosity fragment and in displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures with impression and/or displacement of the subtalar joint surface. Subtalar joint arthrodesis for posttraumatic subtalar osteoarthritis. Read More

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November 2018
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The Young Injured Gymnast: A Literature Review and Discussion.

Curr Sports Med Rep 2018 Nov;17(11):366-375

Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Boston Children's Hospital; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, Waltham, MA.

Gymnastics is a sport requiring grace, strength, and flexibility, resulting in a wide variety of injuries. This article is an overview of the sport of gymnastics and associated injury trends in the artistic gymnastics population. Injury rates in gymnastics range from 1. Read More

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November 2018
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Allograft Compared with Autograft in Osteochondral Transplantation for the Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus.

J Bone Joint Surg Am 2018 Nov;100(21):1838-1844

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY.

Background: There is a paucity of clinical studies that compare the efficacy of autograft and allograft in osteochondral transplantation for treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT). The purpose of the present study was to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes following osteochondral transplantation with autograft or allograft for OLT.

Methods: A retrospective analysis comparing patients treated with autograft or allograft for OLT was performed. Read More

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November 2018
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Three-dimensional analysis of shape variations and symmetry of the fibula, tibia, calcaneus and talus.

J Anat 2019 Jan 4;234(1):132-144. Epub 2018 Nov 4.

Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft, The Netherlands.

The bones forming the talocrural joint (TCJ) and subtalar joint (STJ) are often assumed to be bilaterally symmetric. Therefore, the contralateral limb (i.e. Read More

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January 2019
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Arthroscopic microfracture vs. arthroscopic autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis for the treatment of articular cartilage defects of the talus.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2018 Nov 3. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

HKF-International Center for Hip-, Knee-and Foot Surgery, ATOS Clinic Heidelberg, Bismarckstr. 9-15, 69115, Heidelberg, Germany.

Purpose: Microfracture is an established method to treat osteochondral defects of the talus. The value of the addition of an acellular matrix is still under debate. This study compared the results of arthroscopic microfracture vs. Read More

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November 2018
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The involvement of C5a in the progression of experimental arthritis with Porphyromonas gingivalis infection in SKG mice.

Arthritis Res Ther 2018 Nov 3;20(1):247. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

Department of Periodontal Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical & Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8553, Japan.

Background: Epidemiological evidence to suggest that periodontal disease (PD) is involved in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is increasing. The complement system plays a critical role in immune responses. C5a has been implicated in chronic inflammatory diseases, including PD and RA. Read More

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November 2018
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Metal artifact reduction MRI for total ankle replacement sagittal balance evaluation.

Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Oct 5. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 601 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

Background: Restoration of anatomical relationship between talus and tibia is crucial for longevity of total ankle replacement (TAR). Weight-bearing (WB) radiographs are the standard for evaluating the sagittal balance alignment, but are prone to rotational misalignment and altered measurements. Metal artifact reduction sequence (MARS) MRI allows visualization of periprosthetic landmarks and alignment of the image plane to the true sagittal axis of the implant. Read More

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October 2018
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Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: Midterm Follow-up.

Foot Ankle Int 2018 Nov 1:1071100718805064. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

5 Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA, USA.

Background:: Fresh osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation represents a biologic restoration technique as an alternative treatment option for larger osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT). The purpose of this study was to evaluate midterm outcomes after OCA transplantation for the treatment of OLT.

Methods:: Nineteen patients (20 ankles) received partial unipolar OCA transplant for symptomatic OLT between January 1998 and October 2014. Read More

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November 2018

Hindfoot Arthrodesis Screw Position and Trajectory Effect on Talus Subsidence When Performed With Total Ankle Arthroplasty.

Foot Ankle Int 2018 Nov 1:1071100718806479. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

Background:: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is increasingly being recognized as an effective surgical option for end-stage ankle arthritis. Associated hindfoot arthrodesis procedures are at times needed to correct malalignment or to address adjacent joint arthritis. Results following TAA and associated hindfoot arthrodesis have at times been underwhelming and the devascularization of the talar blood supply has been postulated as a potential cause. Read More

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November 2018
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MRI Tracking of the Effect of Bioabsorbable Pins on Bone Marrow Edema After Fixation of the Osteochondral Fragment in the Talus.

Foot Ankle Int 2018 Oct 31:1071100718809351. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima City, Japan.

Background:: Large osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) with good articular cartilage can be fixed by using bioabsorbable pins. These pins have various advantages but they can have adverse effects such as foreign body inflammation. This negative impact of pins on subchondral bone can be seen as bone marrow edema (BME) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Read More

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October 2018

Morphological characteristics of the lateral talocalcaneal ligament: a large-scale anatomical study.

Surg Radiol Anat 2018 Oct 30. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Health and Sports, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to clarify the morphological characteristics of the lateral talocalcaneal ligament (LTCL).

Methods: This study examined 100 legs from 54 Japanese cadavers. The LTCL was classified into three types: Type I, the LTCL branches from the calcaneofibular ligament (CFL); Type II, the LTCL is independent of the CFL and runs parallel to the calcaneus; and Type III, the LTCL is absent. Read More

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October 2018
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[Diagnosis and treatment for posterior ostrigonum of talus fracture:a case report].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2018 Oct;31(10):962-964

Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Integration of Chinese and Western Hospital of Cangzhou, Cangzhou 061001, Hebei, China.

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October 2018
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[Preliminary finite element analysis of anterior inferior tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries treated with screw and tight-rope fixation].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2018 Oct;31(10):937-943

Department of Orthopaedic Trauma, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang 110004, Liaoning, China;

Objective: To establish finite element models of anterior inferior tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries (AITSI), screw fixation and Tight-rope(TR) fixation, and to compare its force and displacement, so as provide evidence for clinical diagnosis and treatment.

Methods: A three-dimensional model of a healthy ankle complex was developed by computed tomography (CT) images, and anterior inferior tibiofibular syndesmosis injuries(AITSI) model also established, then a screw was inserted into AITSI model to obtain a screw fixation model, and a Tight-rope system was put into AITSI model to obtain a TR model. Simulated loads were applied under three conditions:neutral position with single-foot standing, internal and external rotation of the ankle. Read More

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October 2018
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Association of Specific Lower Extremity Injuries With Delayed Amputation.

Mil Med 2018 Oct 27. Epub 2018 Oct 27.

Operational Readiness Directorate, Naval Health Research Center, 140 Sylvester Road, San Diego, CA.

Introduction: Despite medical interventions to preserve viability and functionality of injured limb(s) among combat-injured service members, delayed amputations may occur. The goal of this study was to determine whether specific lower extremity (LE) injuries were associated with delayed amputations.

Methods: The Expeditionary Medical Encounter Database was queried for combat-related LE injuries between 2003 and 2015. Read More

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October 2018
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A Critical Radiographic Analysis of Coronal Plane Deformity Correction Using a 3-Piece Mobile Bearing Ankle Joint Replacement: A Retrospective Study of 25 Patients.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Nov - Dec;57(6):1161-1166

Fellow, Florida Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center, Sarasota, FL.

Total ankle replacement can be a viable option for patients with end-stage ankle arthritis associated with coronal plane deformity. With proper ankle balancing, a well-aligned ankle implant can be maintained over time and provide successful patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate radiographic and subjective outcomes in patients with ankle arthritis along with coronal plane deformity who underwent total ankle arthroplasty with a 3-piece mobile-bearing implant. Read More

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January 2017

Chondroblastoma of the Foot: 40 Cases From a Single Institution.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Nov - Dec;57(6):1105-1109

Professor, Department of Orthopedic and Orthopedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy. Electronic address:

Chondroblastoma (CB) of the foot is a rare lesion. The purpose of this report was to report a large series from a single institution to analyze clinical, radiographic, and histologic characteristics; treatment; and local recurrence. We present 40 patients (30 males, 10 females; mean age 25 years) diagnosed and treated for CB of the foot from 1975 to 2012. Read More

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July 2015
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Factors that determine kinematic coupling behavior of calcaneal pronation/supination and shank rotation during weight bearing: ananalysis based on foot bone alignment using radiographic images.

J Phys Ther Sci 2018 Oct 1;30(10):1215-1220. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Radiology, IMS Katsushika Heart Center, Japan.

[Purpose] This study aimed to identify factors that determine the kinematic coupling behavior of calcaneal pronation/supination and shank rotation in a standing position. [Participants and Methods] Study participants included 15 healthy adults (30 legs). Kinematic coupling behavior was quantified as the linear regression coefficient (kinetic chain ratio [KCR]) of the angle of shank rotation against the angle of calcaneal pronation-to-supination measured using a 3-dimensional motion analysis system during pronation and supination of both feet while standing. Read More

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October 2018
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Initial stability and stress distribution of ankle arthroscopic arthrodesis with three kinds of 2-screw configuration fixation: a finite element analysis.

J Orthop Surg Res 2018 Oct 20;13(1):263. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Southwest Hospital, The Third Military Medical University, Gaotanyan Str. 30, Chongqing city, 400038, People's Republic of China.

Background: Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis (AAA) is recognized as the standard treatment for the end-stage ankle arthritis. Two-screw configuration fixation is a typical technique for AAA; however, no consensus has been reached on how to select most suitable inserted position and direction. For better joint reduction, we developed a new configuration (2 home run-screw configuration: 2 screws are inserted from the lateral-posterior and medial-posterior malleolus into the talar neck) and investigated whether it turned out to be better than the other commonly used 2-screw configurations. Read More

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October 2018
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[Progress on diagnosis and treatment of cartilage injury of the talus].

Zhongguo Gu Shang 2018 Sep;31(9):880-884

Department of Traumatology Surgery, the Central Hospital of Lishui City, Lishui 323000, Zhejiang, China.

The diagnosis of osteochondral lesions of the talus can be based on the patients' symptoms, medical history, MRI, detailed physical examination and arthroscopy. Its treatment includes conservative treatment and surgical treatment. Conservative treatment includes rest, partial-weight bearing, plaster immobilization, wear the orthopedic support, take the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and so on. Read More

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September 2018

Management of Posttraumatic Ankle Arthritis: Literature Review.

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2018 Dec;11(4):546-557

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Trauma is the principle cause of osteoarthritis in the ankle, which is associated with significant morbidity. This review highlights the current literature for the purpose of bringing the reader up-to-date on the management of posttraumatic ankle arthritis, describing treatment efficacy, indications, contraindications, and complications.

Recent Findings: Recent studies on osteoarthritis have demonstrated variability among anatomic locations regarding the mechanisms and rates of development for posttraumatic osteoarthritis, which are attributed to newly discovered biological differences intrinsic to each joint. Read More

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December 2018
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Total talar replacement with a novel 3D printed modular prosthesis for tumors.

Ther Clin Risk Manag 2018 5;14:1897-1905. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Orthopedics, West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China,

Purpose: Arthrodesis is one of the most widely accepted surgical recommended methods for tumors of the talus, but it may be associated with poor limb functions. The aim of this study was to present a novel reconstruction with ankle function preserved after en bloc talus tumor resection.

Patient And Method: A 43-year-old female with mesenchymal sarcoma of the talus was admitted in West China Hospital. Read More

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October 2018
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