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...
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...
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...
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...