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The instep flap for anterior ankle coverage with bone and hardware exposure.

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Division of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Sahel General Hospital, University Medical Centre, PO Box 99/25., Ghoubeiry, Beirut, Lebanon.

Purpose: The instep medial plantar flap is a well-known flap based on the medial plantar artery of the foot and usually used for coverage of soft tissue defects of the heel area. It has seldom been reported for coverage of anterior ankle area with exposure of the bone and metallic hardware after open reduction and internal fixation of distal tibial fractures. The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and viability of this flap as well as its reliability saving the internal fixation devices and efficiency protecting bone healing; the secondary purpose is to assess the condition of the flap and its cosmetic appearance, as well as occurrence of complications related to its harvesting. Read More

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Severe Calcaneus Injury Probability Curves Due to Under-Body Blast.

Ann Biomed Eng 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD, 20723, USA.

The lower extremity is the most frequently injured body region to mounted soldiers during underbody blast (UBB) events. UBB events often produce large deformations of the floor and subsequent acceleration of the lower limb that are not sufficiently mitigated by the combat boot, leaving the calcaneus bone vulnerable to injury. Biomechanical experiments simulating UBB loading scenarios were conducted in a laboratory environment using isolated postmortem human subject (PMHS) leg components. Read More

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Calcaneal fractures: 3D-printing model to assist spatial weaving of percutaneous screws versus conventional open fixation-a retrospective cohort study.

Int Orthop 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Shanghai Tongji Hospital, School of Medicine, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200065, China.

Purpose: This study compared the clinical effectiveness and wound complications of a three-dimensional model-assisted spatial weaving screw fixation (3D-SWSF) versus open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) via an L-shaped extensile lateral approach for calcaneal fractures.

Methods: This single-centre retrospective cohort study was conducted with two cohort groups in which patients with Sanders II and III calcaneal fractures underwent 3D-SWSF or conventional ORIF. The clinical outcome measures included operation duration, time to operation, wound complications, blood loss volume, hospital stays, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle-Hindfoot score, and visual analog scale (VAS) score. Read More

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The relationship between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets in hypertensives: a cross-sectional study.

J Hum Hypertens 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Geriatrics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Arteriosclerosis is the common pathological basis of hypertension-related target organ damage, and pulse wave velocity (PWV) is commonly used to assess the degree of arterial stiffness. Previous studies have reported the correlation between peripheral blood inflammatory indicators and PWV in hypertensives, but few studies examined the role of immune cells in arteriosclerosis in the context of human hypertension. In order to enrich the understanding of this topic, we conducted a cross-sectional study on hospitalized hypertensives in Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology from January 2015 to February 2017 to investigate the relationship between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets. Read More

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Feasibility of a home-based foot-ankle exercise programme for musculoskeletal dysfunctions in people with diabetes: randomised controlled FOotCAre (FOCA) Trial II.

Sci Rep 2021 Jun 11;11(1):12404. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Physical Therapy, Speech, and Occupational Therapy, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, Rua Cipotânea, 51, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP, 05360-160, Brazil.

This study sought to assess the feasibility of design, adherence, satisfaction, safety and changes in outcomes followed by a home-based foot-ankle exercise guided by a booklet in individuals with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). 20 participants were allocated usual care [control group (CG)] or usual care plus home-based foot-ankle exercises [intervention group (IG)] for 8 weeks. For feasibility, we assessed contact, preliminary screening and recruitment rates, adherence, and using a 5-point Likert scale to satisfaction and safety of the booklet. Read More

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Effect of meteorological factors and air pollutants on fractures: a nationwide population-based ecological study.

BMJ Open 2021 Jun 11;11(6):e047000. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Artificial Intelligence and Big-Data Convergence Center, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, South Korea

Objective: To determine the association of meteorological factors and air pollutants (MFAPs) with fracture and to estimate the effect size/time lag.

Design: This is a nationwide population-based ecological study from 2008 to 2017.

Setting: Eight large metropolitan areas in Korea. Read More

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Ten-year revision rates of contemporary total ankle arthroplasties equal 22%. A meta-analysis.

Foot Ankle Surg 2021 Jun 6. Epub 2021 Jun 6.

Department of Orthopedics, Xpert Orthopedics and Specialized Centre of Orthopedic Research and Education (SCORE), Laarderhoogtweg 12, 1101 EA Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence criterion for hip replacements is a (projected) revision rate of less than 5% after 10 years. No such criterion is available for ankle prostheses. The objective of the current study is to compare survival rates of contemporary primary ankle prostheses to the hip-benchmark. Read More

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Distal Tibial Reconstruction in the Management of Primary Bone Tumors in Children and Adolescents.

Foot Ankle Int 2021 Jun 11:10711007211012690. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Oncology and Surgical Oncology for Children and Youth, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland.

Background: Distal tibial primary bone tumors are rare, and options for limb salvage surgery are limited and challenging. Importantly, local control has shown to be crucial and necessary for cure, and radical surgery is one of the most important components of therapy for some bone sarcomas. We investigated the feasibility and functional and oncological outcomes of distal tibial reconstruction using endoprosthesis in children with malignant bone tumors. Read More

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Outcomes of Percutaneous Calcaneoplasty for Insertional Achilles Tendon Problems.

Foot Ankle Int 2021 Jun 11:10711007211004963. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Salerno, Baronissi (SA), Italy.

Background: Percutaneous procedures have been used recently to treat insertional Achilles tendon problems. The present study reports our results of this treatment approach.

Methods: Patients undergoing percutaneous calcaneoplasty for insertional Achilles tendon problems were retrieved. Read More

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Reliability, validity, and maturation-related differences of frontal and sagittal plane landing kinematic measures during drop jump and tuck jump screening tests in male youth soccer players.

Phys Ther Sport 2021 May 28;50:206-216. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Physical Activity and Sport, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Campus of Excellence Mare Nostrum, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain; Sports and Musculoskeletal System Research Group (RAQUIS), University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain.

Objectives: To determine the inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of frontal and sagittal plane landing kinematic measures during drop jump (DVJ) and tuck jump (TJA) tasks in male youth soccer players, to assess the concurrent validity between DVJ and TJA tests, and to evaluate the ability of both tasks to detect differences between players' stage of maturation.

Design: Cross-sectional study.

Participants: 223 male youth soccer players. Read More

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Gait Adaptations at 8 Years After Reconstruction of Unilateral Isolated and Combined Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries.

Am J Sports Med 2021 Jun 11:3635465211017147. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Julius Wolff Institute, Berlin Institute of Health and Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Background: It remains unclear how posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction influences long-term lower extremity joint biomechanics.

Purpose: To determine whether patients who underwent PCL reconstruction exhibited long-term alterations in lower limb gait mechanics.

Study Design: Controlled laboratory study. Read More

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Functional Ankle Range of Motion but Not Peak Achilles Tendon Force Diminished With Heel-Rise and Jumping Tasks After Achilles Tendon Repair.

Am J Sports Med 2021 Jun 11:3635465211019436. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA.

Background: Deficits in sporting performance after Achilles tendon repair may be due to changes in musculotendinous unit structure, including tendon elongation and muscle fascicle shortening.

Purpose/hypothesis: The purpose was to discern whether Achilles tendon rupture reduces triceps surae muscle force generation, alters functional ankle range of motion, or both during sports-related tasks. We hypothesized that individuals who have undergone Achilles tendon repair lack the functional ankle range of motion needed to complete sports-related tasks. Read More

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Treatment of High-Energy Intra-Articular Fractures of Tibia with Ilizarov External Fixator in Adults: A Tertiary Center Experience.

Int J Clin Pract 2021 Jun 11:e14488. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.

Objective: To evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of the Ilizarov fixator in the proximal and distal fractures of the tibia.

Materials And Methodology: This retrospective study reviewed 59 patients having high-energy intra-articular proximal and distal tibia fractures associated with severe soft-tissue injury, who were managed surgically with an Ilizarov fixator. The functional outcome was evaluated by using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society scoring system (AOFAS) and the Association for the Study and Application of the Method of Ilizarov (ASAMI) Italy scoring system for tibial plateau and plafond fractures respectively. Read More

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Musculoskeletal Urgent Care Centers Restrict Access for Patients with Medicaid Insurance Based on Policy and Location.

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

L. C. Yousman, W. R. Hsiang, G. Jin, M. Najem, A. Mosier-Mills, A. Khunte, S. Jain, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

Background: As the urgent care landscape evolves, specialized musculoskeletal urgent care centers (MUCCs) are becoming more prevalent. MUCCs have been offered as a convenient, cost-effective option for timely acute orthopaedic care. However, a recent "secret-shopper" study on patient access to MUCCs in Connecticut demonstrated that patients with Medicaid had limited access to these orthopaedic-specific urgent care centers. Read More

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Mechanical Efficiency Investigation of an Ankle-assisted Robot for Human Walking with a Backpack-Load.

J Biomech Eng 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Shien-ming Wu School of Intelligent Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, 511442, P.R. China.

The purpose of this work is to investigate the efficiency of wearable assistive devices under different load-carried walking. We designed an experimental platform, with a lightweight ankle-assisted robot. Eight subjects were tested in three experimental conditions: free walk with load (FWL), power-off with load (POFL), and power-on with load (PONF) for different levels of force at a walking speed of 3. Read More

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Arterial Stiffness Assessed by Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index in Patients With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Its Alterations After Treatment.

Vasc Endovascular Surg 2021 Jun 11:15385744211023281. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Medical School, 68989University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate a potential difference on the arterial stiffness among aneurysm patients and non-aneurysm controls, as well as to explore potential changes between patients treated either with endovascular or open repair.

Materials And Methods: A 110 patients with an infrarenal AAA were prospectively enrolled in this study. Fifty-six patients received an EVAR, whereas 54 patients received an open surgical repair. Read More

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Is the modified Ponseti method effective in treating atypical and complex clubfoot? A systematic review.

Int Orthop 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Purpose: In 2006, Ponseti modified the standard technique to treat cases of "atypical" and "complex" clubfoot. To determine the outcomes of Ponseti's modified method to treat complex idiopathic clubfoot patients, we asked the following: (1) What is the deformity correction success rate? (2) What is the relapse rate after the correction? (3) What is the incidence of complications?

Materials And Methods: We performed a systematic review by searching the EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases from inception to March 1, 2021. All studies on idiopathic, complex, and atypical clubfoot that assessed Ponseti's modified technique were included. Read More

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Os Vesalianum Pedis in a Young Adult: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Cureus 2021 May 7;13(5):e14896. Epub 2021 May 7.

Orthopedics, General Hospital of Patras "Agios Andreas", Patras, GRC.

Os vesalianum pedis is a rare accessory foot ossicle. It is usually asymptomatic, however, it can be an infrequent cause of lateral foot pain. We present the case of a 19-year-old healthy male with lateral foot pain after an inversion-type injury. Read More

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Predictive Value of Limb Artery Indices and Endothelial Functional Tests for the Degree of Coronary Artery Stenosis in a Diabetic Population.

Int J Gen Med 2021 3;14:2343-2349. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Integrative Cardiology, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Objective: To investigate the correlation between limb artery indices (brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and ankle-brachial index), endothelial function index (FMD value), and the degree of coronary artery stenosis in diabetic patients and analyze their values in predicting the degree of coronary artery stenosis.

Methods: The study included 151 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and suspected coronary atherosclerotic heart disease. The patients were divided into "coronary atherosclerotic heart disease" (N=94) and "non-coronary atherosclerotic heart disease" (N=57) groups based on the coronary angiographic findings. Read More

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Risk Factors for Nonunion After First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis With a Dorsal Locking Plate and Compression Screw Construct: Correction of Hallux Valgus Is Key.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2021 May 11. Epub 2021 May 11.

Trauma and Orthopaedics Department, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, United Kingdom; University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

First metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) arthrodesis is currently the gold standard technique for advanced hallux rigidus. This retrospective study aimed to identify the risk factors for nonunion after first MTPJ arthrodesis with a dorsal locking plate and compression screw construct. Between April 2014 and April 2019, 165 consecutive patients (28 men and 137 women; mean age, 60 (range, 28-84) years) who underwent 178 primary first MTPJ arthrodeses were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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Atherectomy Combined with Balloon Angioplasty versus Balloon Angioplasty Alone for de Novo Femoropopliteal Arterial Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials.

Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai JiaoTong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China; Vascular Centre of Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The efficacy and cost effectiveness of atherectomy for femoropopliteal (FP) arterial diseases have not been determined yet. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to compare the efficacy and safety between atherectomy combined with balloon angioplasty (BA) and BA alone for patients with de novo FP steno-occlusive lesions.

Methods: The Cochrane Library, Medline, and Embase were used to search for studies evaluating outcomes of atherectomy combined with BA compared with BA alone in FP arterial diseases from inception to July 2020. Read More

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The use of near-infrared spectroscopy in the diagnosis of peripheral artery disease: A systematic review.

Vascular 2021 Jun 10:17085381211025174. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

70309Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Background: Peripheral arterial disease is a stenosis or occlusion of peripheral arteries that results in compromised blood flow and muscle ischemia. The available diagnostic methods are mostly used to measure and visualize blood flow and are not useful in the evaluation of perfusion, especially in diabetic patients, which is now considered to be a research priority by most of the vascular societies around the world as this is still a relatively poorly studied phenomenon.

Objective: The aim of this review is to explore the clinical significance of muscle tissue oxygenation monitoring in lower-extremity peripheral artery disease diagnosis using the near-infrared spectroscopy method. Read More

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Comparative Reliability of a Novel Electromechanical Device and Handheld Ruler for Measuring First Ray Mobility.

Foot Ankle Int 2021 Jun 11:10711007211020345. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Leon Root, MD, Motion Analysis Laboratory, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, USA.

Background: Quantifying first ray mobility is crucial to understand aberrant foot biomechanics. A novel device (MAP1) that can perform measurements of first ray mobility in different weightbearing conditions, foot alignments, and normalization was tested. The reliability of these measurement techniques was assessed in comparison to a handheld ruler considered representative of the common clinical examination. Read More

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Long-term Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Following Particulated Juvenile Allograft Cartilage Implantation for Treatment of Difficult Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus[Formula: see text].

Foot Ankle Int 2021 Jun 11:10711007211014173. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, Coral Gables, FL, USA.

Background: Conventional methods are not suitable for difficult to treat osteochondral lesions of the talus (OCLTs). The role of particulated juvenile allograft articular cartilage implantation is not well elucidated for long-term patient outcomes.

Methods: Thirteen patients with difficult-to-treat OCLTs underwent arthroscopy-assisted implantation of particulated juvenile articular cartilage graft into defects from 2010 to 2012 by the same surgeon. Read More

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A Prospective Cohort Study Comparing Functional Outcomes of Primary and Revision Ankle Replacements.

Foot Ankle Int 2021 Jun 11:10711007211010188. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, United Kingdom.

Background: The number of ankle and revision ankle replacements performed is increasing. There is limited research into functional outcomes, especially in revision ankle replacements. The primary aim of this cohort study was to determine the functional improvements following primary and revision ankle replacements and compare which gave the greatest improvement in functional scores. Read More

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Short-term Efficacy of Ultrasonographic Guidance for Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injection in Hallux Rigidus: A Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.

Foot Ankle Int 2021 Jun 11:10711007211015988. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Imam Khomeini Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Multiple considerations should be taken before standardizing a clinical procedure such as efficacy, safety, or the cost. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of landmark-guided vs ultrasonography-guided intra-articular injection of corticosteroid into the first metatarsophalangeal joint cavity to reduce pain and dysfunction in patients with hallux rigidus.

Methods: We carried out a single-blind randomized controlled trial with 2 parallel arms in an outpatient clinic affiliated with a medical university. Read More

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Percutaneous Chevron and Akin (PECA) Osteotomies for Severe Hallux Valgus Deformity With Mean 3-Year Follow-up[Formula: see text].

Foot Ankle Int 2021 Jun 11:10711007211008498. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Orthopaedic and Arthritis Specialist Centre, Chatswood, Sydney, Australia.

Background: Patients with severe hallux valgus deformity present technical and operative challenges with high rates of recurrence and residual deformity. The clinical and radiologic outcomes of percutaneous surgery for severe hallux valgus are not known.

Methods: A retrospective review of consecutive patients with a hallux valgus angle (HVA) >40 degrees or intermetatarsal angle (IMA) >20 degrees who underwent third-generation percutaneous chevron and Akin osteotomy (PECA) for hallux valgus deformity correction. Read More

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Load Carriage During Walking Increases Dynamic Stiffness at Distal Lower Limb Joints.

J Appl Biomech 2021 Jun 9:1-7. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Harvard University.

The addition of a load during walking requires changes in the movement pattern. The investigation of the dynamic joint stiffness behavior may help to understand the lower limb joints' contribution to these changes. This study aimed to investigate the dynamic stiffness of lower limb joints in response to the increased load carried while walking. Read More

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An Unusual Foreign Body-Caused Chondral Lesion of the Talar Dome: A Case Report.

JBJS Case Connect 2021 06 10;11(2). Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Hospital for Special Surgery, Department of Foot and Ankle Surgery, New York, New York.

Case: A patient presented with chronic ankle pain and instability. Imaging revealed a talar osteochondral lesion as well as intra-articular loose bodies. Intraoperatively, an unusual, well-demarcated chondral defect was found. Read More

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Evaluation of the Intact Anterior Talofibular and Calcaneofibular Ligaments, Injuries, and Repairs With and Without Augmentation: A Biomechanical Robotic Study.

Am J Sports Med 2021 Jun 10:3635465211018645. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

The Steadman Clinic, Vail, Colorado, USA.

Background: Acute ankle sprains are common injuries. The anterior talofibular (ATFL) and calcaneofibular ligaments (CFL) are the most injured lateral structures. However, controversy exists on the optimal surgical treatment when the injury is both acute and severe or becomes chronic and unstable. Read More

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