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Resolution of the lumbosacral fractional curve and evaluation of the risk for adding on in 101 patients with posterior correction of Lenke 3, 4, and 6 curves.

J Neurosurg Spine 2021 Jul 30;35(4):471-485. Epub 2021 Jul 30.

Istanbul Spine Center, Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: In double and triple major adolescent idiopathic scoliosis curves it is still controversial whether the lowest instrumented vertebra (LIV) should be L3 or L4. Too short a fusion can impede postoperative distal curve compensation and promote adding on (AON). Longer fusions lower the chance of compensation by alignment changes of the lumbosacral curve (LSC). Read More

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A historical review of calcaneal fractures: from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and Don Juan injuries to the current plate osteosynthesis.

Int Orthop 2022 Jun 25;46(6):1413-1422. Epub 2022 Mar 25.

Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology DiSCOG, University of Padova, via Giustiniani 2, 35128, Padova, Italy.

Purpose: Calcaneal fractures are one of the most challenging injuries to treat and one of the most divisive. The purpose of this historical review is to highlight the evidence of calcaneal fracture and its treatment through history.

Methods: Archaeological, religious, artistic, literary and historical accounts were searched for descriptions of calcaneal fracture to give a thorough overview of the subject. Read More

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Double Versus Triple Arthrodesis Fusion Rates: A Systematic Review.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2022 Jul-Aug;61(4):907-913. Epub 2022 Jan 19.

Attending Physician, Department of Orthopaedics, Kaiser Permanente, San Leandro, CA.

Hindfoot arthrodesis is often required for end-staged deformities, such as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Although the need for hindfoot arthrodesis is generally accepted in severe deformities, there is a debate whether a double or triple arthrodesis should be performed. The aim of our systematic review is to review the fusion rates and mean time to fusion in double and triple arthrodesis. Read More

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January 2022

Evaluating Prospective Patient-Reported Pain and Function Outcomes After Ankle and Hindfoot Arthrodesis.

Foot Ankle Orthop 2021 Oct 29;6(4):24730114211040740. Epub 2021 Oct 29.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Background: Hindfoot and ankle fusions are mechanically limiting procedures for patients. However, patient-reported outcomes of these procedures have not been well studied. This study assessed outcomes of hindfoot and ankle fusions by using Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Physical Function (PF) and Pain Interference (PI) Computer Adaptive Tests (CATs). Read More

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October 2021

Results of Ankle and Hind foot arthrodesis in Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy - A retrospective analysis of 44 patients.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2021 Dec 16;23:101637. Epub 2021 Oct 16.

Department of Orthopaedics, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Madhya Marg, Sector 12, Chandigarh, 160012, India.

Background: The role of arthrodesis as a salvage procedure in Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathic deformities of the Foot and Ankle is controversial due to relatively high complication rates reported in literature. We intend to present our experience with a retrospective analysis of Ankle and Hindfoot arthrodesis in deformities due to Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy.

Study Design: A retrospective observational analysis of selected Diabetic Neuropathic Ankle and Hindfoot cases operated at a single centre. Read More

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December 2021

An Approach to the Management of Severe Clubfoot Deformities on Global Humanitarian Programs: The Role of Talectomy.

Foot Ankle Clin 2021 Dec 7;26(4):727-745. Epub 2021 Oct 7.

Centro Clinico Orthopectus e IGESDF, SMHN Bloco A Ed. Clínicas, Sala 804-806, Brasília, DF 70710-904, Brazil.

The approach to treatment of severe untreated or recurrent congenital talipes equinovarus deformities is very different in the world where patients are mobile, have access to repeated return visits for follow-up treatment, and where more sophisticated options for gradual correction with external fixation are available. For treatment, talectomy may be the only option to treat certain neglected clubfoot deformities during humanitarian programs and it may still have to be used as a salvage procedure used in modern foot surgery. Our extensive experience with these deformities has been on global humanitarian programs. Read More

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December 2021

Biomechanical comparison among five mid/hindfoot arthrodeses procedures in treating flatfoot using a musculoskeletal multibody driven finite element model.

Comput Methods Programs Biomed 2021 Nov 9;211:106408. Epub 2021 Sep 9.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR 999077, China; Hong Kong Polytechnic University Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen 518057, China. Electronic address:

Background And Objective: Mid/hindfoot arthrodesis could modify the misalignment of adult-acquired flatfoot and attenuate pain. However, the long-term biomechanical effects of these surgical procedures remain unclear, and the quantitative evidence is scarce. Therefore, we aimed to investigate and quantify the influences of five mid/hindfoot arthrodeses on the internal foot biomechanics during walking stance. Read More

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November 2021

Which surgical approach is optimal for joint preparation in talonavicular fusion - A cadaver study.

Foot Ankle Surg 2021 Aug 14. Epub 2021 Aug 14.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, United States. Electronic address:

Background: Fusion of the talonavicular joint has proven challenging in literature. The optimal surgical approach for talonavicular arthrodesis is still uncertain. This study compares the amount of physical joint preparation between dorsal and medial approaches to the talonavicular joint. Read More

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Is Arthrodesis Sufficient in the Setting of Complex, Severe and Rigid Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformities?

Foot Ankle Clin 2021 Sep;26(3):609-617

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, 3333 North Calvert Street, Suite 400, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA. Electronic address:

Arthrodesis of the hindfoot is typically used for the correction of severe and arthritic progressive collapsing foot deformity. Concomitant bony or soft tissue procedures may be helpful in patients with congenital abnormalities including the ball-and-socket ankle or congenital vertical talus. Dysplasia of the hindfoot bones may be more common than previously recognized, and corrective procedures or alterations in technique may need to be performed during hindfoot arthrodesis to account for bony deformity. Read More

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September 2021

Augmented Spring Ligament Repair in Pes Planovalgus Reconstruction.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2021 Nov-Dec;60(6):1212-1216. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Tennessee Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, TN.

Patients with pes planovalgus deformity often have coexisting spring ligament pathology. A primary repair of the ligament may fail during weightbearing due to chronic degeneration of the ligamentous tissue. Augmentation with a suture tape has been suggested to strengthen the repair. Read More

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November 2021

Upper and lower adjacent segment range of motion after fixation of different lumbar spine segments in the goat: an experiment.

J Int Med Res 2021 Jun;49(6):3000605211020219

Department of Spine Surgery, The People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nanning, Guangxi, China.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the biomechanical effects of fixation on range of motion (ROM) in the upper and lower adjacent segments of different lumbar spine segments in a goat spine model.

Methods: Fifteen goat spine specimens (vertebrae T12-S1) were randomly divided into three groups: A (single-segment fixation), B (double-segment fixation), and C (triple-segment fixation). Motion in different directions was tested using a spinal motion simulation test system with five external loading forces. Read More

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Evaluation of a surgical treatment algorithm for neglected clubfoot in low-resource settings.

Int Orthop 2022 01 19;46(1):61-70. Epub 2021 Jun 19.

Impact Foundation Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Purpose: Idiopathic clubfoot affects approximately 1/1000 alive-born infants, of whom 80-91% are born in low- or middle-income countries (LMICs). This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the morphological, functional, and social outcomes in patients with neglected clubfoot in rural Bangladesh, after receiving surgical treatment.

Methods: Patients received a posteromedial release (PMR) with or without an additional soft tissue intervention (group 1), a PMR with an additional bony intervention (group 2), or a triple arthrodesis (group 3) according to our surgical algorithm. Read More

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January 2022

Functional and Radiological Outcomes Following Calcaneo-Cuboid-Cuneiform Osteotomy for the Treatment of Planovalgus Feet: A Short-Term Analysis.

Indian J Orthop 2021 May 15;55(Suppl 1):119-127. Epub 2020 Jul 15.

Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai, 400012 India.

Introduction: Flexible flatfoot refers to the loss of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot on weight bearing and is associated with excessive heel eversion or forefoot abduction. Unless symptomatic, flexible flatfeet are best managed non-operatively. The calcaneo-cuboid-cuneiform osteotomy is a procedure that restores the anatomical shape of the foot without arthrodesis of the joints. Read More

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Clinical and Radiographic Results of Ankle Joint Preservation Surgery in Posterior Ankle Arthritis.

Foot Ankle Int 2021 10 6;42(10):1260-1269. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Seoul Foot and Ankle Center, Dubalo Orthopaedic Clinic, Dongjak Daero, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Little information is available about how to manage ankles with eccentric arthritis in the sagittal plane. This study aimed to report clinical and radiographic outcomes following joint preservation surgery for ankles with eccentric arthritis at the posterior tibiotalar joint and a plantarflexed talus in the sagittal plane, which we named posterior ankle arthritis.

Methods: Ten ankles with posterior ankle arthritis were treated with realignment surgery between 2017 and 2018. Read More

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October 2021

Principles of Triple Arthrodesis and Limited Arthrodesis in the Cavus Foot.

Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2021 Jul 15;38(3):411-425. Epub 2021 May 15.

Beaumont Health Wayne Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgical Residency, Beaumont Hospital Wayne, 31555 Annapolis Street, Wayne, MI 48184, USA. Electronic address:

Cavus foot is a complex podiatric deformity that requires precise and in-depth work-up through an objective, physical, and radiographic examination. The goal of surgical treatment is to eliminate pain while establishing a plantigrade foot structure. Triple arthrodesis has proven to be an effective surgical procedure for treatment of moderate to severe rearfoot deformity with or without the presence of rearfoot arthritic changes. Read More

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Improved Ilizarov method for management of deformity and ulceration on foot and ankle of spina bifida.

J Orthop Translat 2021 May 7;28:140-147. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Rehabilitation Hospital of National Research Center for Rehabilitation Technical Aids; Beijing Key Laboratory of Rehabilitation Technical Aids for Old-Age Disability; Key Laboratory of Human Motion Analysis and Rehabilitation Technology of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Beijing, China.

Objective: To analyze the characteristics of foot and ankle deformity with ulceration in patients with spina bifida, to conclude experiences on management with improved Ilizarov method in one stage.

Methods: 77 cases suffering foot and ankle deformity with ulceration of spina bifida were included from January 2008 to June 2019, in which 30 male and 47 female, aged 6-46 years with an average age of 22.86 years. Read More

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Double versus triple arthrodesis for adult-acquired flatfoot deformity due to stage III posterior tibial tendon insufficiency: a prospective comparative study of two cohorts.

Int Orthop 2021 09 25;45(9):2219-2229. Epub 2021 Apr 25.

Orthopedic Department, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

Purpose: The study aims to prospectively compare double and triple arthrodesis in terms of functional outcomes and deformity correction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first prospective comparative study in the literature to date.

Methods: This is a prospective comparative cohort study carried out between May 2017 and May 2019. Read More

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September 2021

Comparative analysis of clinical factors associated with pedicle screw pull-out during or immediately after surgery between intraoperative cone-beam computed tomography and postoperative computed tomography.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2021 Jan 9;22(1):55. Epub 2021 Jan 9.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saku Central Hospital Advanced Care Center, 3400-28 Nakagomi, 385-0051, Saku City, Nagano, Japan.

Background: No studies to date have elucidated the clinical factors associated with pedicle screw pull-out during or immediately after surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of pedicle screw pull-out by comparing intraoperative scans obtained using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) with postoperative scans obtained using computed tomography (CT). We also sought to determine the incidence of pedicle screw pull-out and identify relevant risk factors. Read More

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January 2021

Surgical outcome of a post-traumatic dystonic foot: Case report and literature review.

Foot Ankle Surg 2021 Dec 2;27(8):942-945. Epub 2021 Jan 2.

Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Hospital Santa Maria, Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:

Post-traumatic dystonia is an underrecognized condition that can present with bizarre symptoms after trauma, usually out of proportion to the trigger event. We describe the case of a 31-year-old man with a severe lower extremity deformity, gradually developed after minor trauma. An interdisciplinary treatment was tried without any improvement and surgery was performed as a rescue approach. Read More

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December 2021

Nonunion Rates in Hind- and Midfoot Arthrodesis in Current, Ex-, and Nonsmokers.

Foot Ankle Int 2021 May 17;42(5):582-588. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Background: Nonunion rates in hind or midfoot arthrodesis have been reported as high as 41%. The most notable and readily modifiable risk factor that has been identified is smoking. In 2018, 14. Read More

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Müller-Weiss disease: Four case reports.

World J Orthop 2020 Nov 18;11(11):507-515. Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Orthopedic and Trauma Unit, ASST Sette Laghi, Varese 21100, Italy.

Background: Müller-Weiss disease (MWD) is an idiopathic foot condition characterized by spontaneous tarsal "scaphoiditis" in adults. Frequently bilateral and affecting females during the 4-6 decades of life, the pathogenesis of MWD remains unclear: It has been traditionally considered a spontaneous osteonecrosis of the navicular. The typical presentation of MWD is a long period of subtle discomfort followed by prolonged standing, atraumatic, disabling pain. Read More

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November 2020

Arthroscopic triple arthrodesis for the patient with rheumatoid arthritis; a case report.

Mod Rheumatol Case Rep 2021 01 19;5(1):29-35. Epub 2020 Nov 19.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.

We treated a 60 - year - old man with pes planovalgus due to rheumatoid arthritis. He had been suffering from left foot pain with swelling. Despite drug therapy, his foot pain and deformity had got worsen. Read More

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January 2021

Quality of Life after Flatfoot Surgery in the Pediatric Population.

J Med Life 2020 Jul-Sep;13(3):356-361

Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Flatfoot is a common deformity in the pediatric population and has a multitude of causes. Sometimes, it can be a normal finding in children, and treatment should not be guided only based on the appearance, but rather after thoroughly assessing the patient and the impact it has on the child's daily life. In this paper, we describe the quality of life that the patients are experiencing after the surgical treatment of this pathology. Read More

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November 2020

Primary Triple Arthrodesis Equivalent for Complete Extruded Missing Talus with Associated Midfoot Instability: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect 2020 Apr-Jun;10(2):e0268

1Department of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.

Case: Complete extrusion of the talus is rare and associated with high rates of complications including infection, osteonecrosis, persistent pain and stiffness, and post-traumatic arthritis. Less well described is associated midfoot instability. We report a case of a complete extruded missing talus that resulted in significant midfoot instability treated with a modified triple arthrodesis of the tibiocalcaneal, tibionavicular, and calcaneocuboid joints. Read More

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February 2021

Long-term Autograft Harvest Site Pain After Ankle and Hindfoot Arthrodesis.

Foot Ankle Int 2020 08 20;41(8):911-915. Epub 2020 May 20.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Background: Pain following autograft harvest has been studied; however, published literature has typically focused on the iliac crest with follow-up limited to only a few years. It remains unknown if pain continues or improves over time. The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term pain associated with autograft harvest to supplement hindfoot or ankle arthrodesis. Read More

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Talar Dislocation: Is Reimplantation a Safe Procedure?

J Foot Ankle Surg 2020 Sep - Oct;59(5):1101-1105. Epub 2020 May 10.

Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, University Hospital of Martinica, Martinique, France.

Total or complete dislocation of the talus is a triple dislocation of the tibiotalar, talocalcaneal, and talonavicular joints. It is a rare injury and is considered to be 1 of the most disabling ankle injuries. In light of the literature, there is a lack of consensus on their surgical treatment. Read More

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Excision of a Middle Facet Tarsal Coalition.

JBJS Essent Surg Tech 2020 Jan-Mar;10(1). Epub 2020 Feb 13.

Steps2Walk, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland.

Middle facet tarsal coalition is one of the commonly seen tarsal coalitions in clinical practice that can cause pain and associated flatfoot deformity. Excision of the coalition is one of the treatment options for symptomatic cases. Although symptoms may subside in children following a period of immobilization, resection should be considered as a treatment alternative for children and adolescents because of the potential for restoration of subtalar joint movement. Read More

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February 2020

Natural History of 321 Flatfoot Reconstructions in Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity Over a 14-Year Period.

Foot Ankle Spec 2021 Jun 19;14(3):226-231. Epub 2020 Mar 19.

Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania (MG, JL, JK).

The purpose of this study was to report the natural history, demographics, and mechanisms of requirement for additional surgery in patients undergoing flatfoot reconstruction for adult acquired flatfoot. A total of 321 consecutive patients undergoing flatfoot reconstruction over a 14-year period were included (2002-2016). All procedures were performed by a senior orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon at our institution. Read More

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Demographic Distribution of Foot and Ankle Surgeries Among Orthopaedic Surgeons and Podiatrists: A 10-Year Database Retrospective Study.

Foot Ankle Spec 2021 Jun 13;14(3):206-212. Epub 2020 Mar 13.

Department of Orthopaedics, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin (AB).

Background: Foot and ankle surgeries in the United States (US) are currently performed by orthopaedic surgeons or podiatrists with specialty surgical training. With the trend in healthcare now placing increased emphasis on quality and standardizing patient care, this study aimed to characterize the distribution, volume, and trends of certain foot and ankle surgeries performed in the US by both orthopaedic surgeons and podiatrists.

Materials And Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed using the Marketscan Claims Database (Truven Health Analytics, Ann Arbor, Michigan) which covers most privately insured patients under the age of 65 in the USA from 2005 to 2014. Read More

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Adult rigid flatfoot: Triple arthrodesis and osteotomy.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 Feb;99(7):e18826

Department of Sports Medicine - Foot and Ankle Surgery, Cangzhou Hospital of Integrated TCM-WM, Cangzhou, Hebei, PR China.

To analyze the efficacy of arthrodesis combined with osteotomy applied to subtalar, calcaneocuboid, and talonavicular joints for the treatment of adult rigid flatfoot.This retrospective study included 29 adult patients with rigid flatfoot who underwent triple arthrodesis combined with osteotomy from January 2015 to December 2017. All patients suffered from stage III of adult acquired flatfoot. Read More

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February 2020