International Journal of

Foot and AnkleISSN: 2643-3885


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710046

Case Report: An Unexpected Outcome of In Situ Fusion of the Calcaneo-Cuboid Joint

Van Kerckhoven J, Van Beek N and Verfaillie S

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 04, 2020

We present a case report where a necessary lengthening of the lateral column was performed after an in-situ fusion of the calcaneo-cuboid joint following an inversion injury to the ankle. A low energy inversion injury of the ankle (ankle sprain) is one of the most common injuries presented at the emergency department and often results in ligamental injury of the anterior talo-fibular and calcaneo- fibular ligament. However, dislocating forces can proceed even more distally and also affect the fo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710045

Preserving Foot Length: Pan-Digital Amputation an Alternative Amputation to Transmetatarsal Amputation: A Case Study

Jered M Stowers, DPM, Paul Carroll, DPM and Jonathon J Sharpe, DPM

Article Type: Case Study | First Published: May 25, 2020

Maintaining foot length during limb salvage procedures is of paramount importance to maintaining foot function. Currently, the most clinically accepted amputation for an unsalvageable forefoot is the transmetatarsal amputation. While this procedure has predictable results, there are pitfalls to the procedure. Under certain circumstances, a pan-digital amputation may be a more functional amputation. There is limited literature on outcomes of this procedure. The case presented highlights a patient...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710044

Metatarsophalangeal Joint Fusion using Plate a Lag Screw-Single Surgeon Experience in a District General Hospital

Muhammad Murtaza Khan and Dakshinamurthy Sunderamoorthy

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 06, 2020

We retrospectively evaluated the patients who were operated for MTPJ fusion of big toe from January 2015 to December 2018. Rate of non-union and functional outcome (pre and post op MOXFQ score) were considered as a primary outcome. Overall patient satisfaction was considered as the secondary outcome. A total of 28 patients were operated and they were followed using clinical notes. Our mean follow up was for a period of 16 months (1.34 years). The average age of our patients was 68.35 years, 2 ma...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710043

Examination of Rear Foot Bones Shapes in Patients with Ankle Osteoarthritis using Principal Component Analysis

Takuya FUJINUMA, Yuya OISHI, Shinichi KOSUGI, Hiroaki KUROKAWA, Yasuhito TANAKA, Satoki TSUICHIHARA and Hiroshi TAKEMURA

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 22, 2020

Artificial ankle joint replacement surgery is an important treatment for patients with ankle osteoarthritis (OA). Estimation of the pre-deformed ankle bones shapes are a key factor in artificial joint replacement surgery, and the surgeon can achieve highly satisfactory outcomes for patients such as less pain and sufficient function with an alternative ankle joint. However, the relationship between the bone shape deformation process and stage of the disease remains unclear. In this study, we inve...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710042

Case Report: Concurrent Sustentaculum Tali and Lateral Talar Body Fracture in a 19 Year Old Patient

Ioannis M Stavrakakis, George E Magarakis, Zacharias Christoforakis and Ioannis Daskalakis

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 28, 2020

Fractures of the sustentaculum tali and body of the talus are rare high energy injuries. Thorough clinical examination as well as proper imaging studies are necessary in order not to miss this kind of fractures. Severity of the injury, amount of displacement, soft tissue compromise, accuracy of reduction as well as stability of fixation are the main factors affecting the outcome. This study presents a case of a 19-year-old patient, who sustained a sustentaculum tali fracture with a concomitant l...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710041

Proposing Transmalleolar Axis Bisector (TMAB) as a Geometrically Accurate Alternative to the Heel Bisector Line for the Clinical Assessment of Metatarsus Adductus

Victor Omosemoje Alonge, PhD

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: March 14, 2020

The classification of metatarsus adductus by Bleck relied on the heel bisector line (HBL). The original procedure for bisecting the heel involves the initial making of a mould of the weight bearing foot to create an ellipse image of the heel. The procedure was later simplified by using photocopies of the foot instead of moulds of the foot. In either case, the heel is then bisected to determine its longitudinal axis which is designated as the HBL. The procedure for determining the longitudinal ax...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710040

An Atypical Soft Tissue Mass on the Dorsum of the Foot: A Case Report

Kirmanj Atrushi PGY-3, DPM

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 17, 2020

Evaluating and treating soft tissue masses is a component of podiatric practice that few will be able to avoid. Indeed, of all soft tissue masses, ganglion cysts appear to be the most common. Many of these can be adequately treated with fine-needle aspiration. However, in other cases, surgical excision may be indicated, particularly when the cyst is pressing against a nerve or similarly sensitive structure. In this case report we seek to analyze one case of a painful soft tissue mass that was or...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710039

Case Report: Lymphatic Drainage Resolves Toe Walking Gait in a Boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Susan Vaughan Kratz, OTR, CST-D

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 14, 2020

Describe how lymphatic drainage (LD) resolved obligatory toe walking gait and stance in a boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The treatment plan was generalized from an identical treatment given to a collegiate athlete with chronic spasms of gastronemii. A single treatment of LD. No literature suggests a fluid anatomy model for manual therapies as treatment options for toe walking. This case highlights an effective method discovered to quickly reverse functional deformities despite several ...

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