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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJFA-2017/1710004

Freiberg Disease Presenting as Forefoot Pain

Ferit Dogan, Mustafa Turgut Yildizgoren and Pelin Zeynep Bekin Sarikaya

Article Type: Letter To The Editor | First Published: December 16, 2017

Freiberg's disease is typically described as a vascular necrosis of a metatarsal head. It most commonly affects the second metatarsal. Bilateral involvement has been published in the literature. The classical location of this disorder is the second MT head (68%), although it can also be found in the other lesser MTs, most commonly the third (27%), followed by the fourth (3%)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710003

Active Flatfoot Phenomenon Caused by Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Tomomasa Nakamura, Ichiro Sekiya, Takeshi Muneta and Haruyasu Yamamoto

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 25, 2017

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) is considered the major cause of adult acquired flatfoot deformity. We report a case of PTTD showing "active flatfoot" phenomenon in which a patient can voluntarily transition from a normal foot shape to flatfoot deformity....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710002

Treatment of Resistant Planter Fasciitis: Comparsion of Three Techniques

Medhat Maaty and Ayman M Ali

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 13, 2017

Planter fasciitis is the most common cause of inferior heel pain that may cause significant discomfort and disability. This study was conducted to evaluate and compare the results of combining the percutaneous partial planter fasciotomy and drilling the body of the calcaneus to either driiling or partial planter fasciotomy alone in resistant planter fasciitis....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710001

"Fleck Sign": Traumatic Avulsion Fracture of the Medial Cuneiform by Anterior Tibialis Tendon

David H Kim, Mark J Berkowitz and Jeff M Hrutkay

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 12, 2017

We describe a case of avulsion of the tibialis anterior tendon in association with a complex midfoot fracture. Although cases of attritional tibialis anterior tendon ruptures exist in the literature, avulsion/rupture of the anterior tibialis in the setting of an isolated midfoot injury has not been previously reported in the English literature....

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