International Journal of

Foot and AnkleISSN: 2643-3885


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710083

Open Capsular Repair with Dermal Allograft and Tarsal Tunnel Release in the Treatment of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome in a Young Collegiate Athlete

Chimobi C Emukah, MD, Bryan N Ubanwa, BS, David M Heath, MD, Marie T Chapentier, DPT, Robert O Cone, MD, Kenneth Kenneth Nwosu, MD and Katherine C Bartush, MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 12, 2023

Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve beneath the flexor retinaculum that can be precipitated by either intrinsic or extrinsic factors. We report a unique case of a posterior medial ankle joint capsular defect with localized fluid extravasation between the flexor digitorum longus (FDL) and flexor hallucis longus (FHL) leading to symptoms consistent with tarsal tunnel syndrome in a collegiate tennis player....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710082

Three-Dimensional Patient-Specific Cut Guides for Correction of Charcot Midfoot Deformities

Amar R Gulati, DPM, Lance Johnson, DPM and Peter D Highlander, MS, DPM

Article Type: Technique Guide | First Published: April 05, 2023

Charcot arthropathy of the foot and ankle is a challenging pathology that can require intensive surgical reconstruction. Most often the pathology involves breakdown of the midfoot. Osteotomies of the midfoot to resect and correct the deformity can be unpredictable and time-consuming. With the advent of 3D printing, we propose a new technique utilizing custom cut-guides for midfoot osteotomies in Charcot reconstruction. This provides a reproducible, accurate and pre-planned direction for reconstr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710081

Angioleiomyoma: Challenging Diagnosis of an Ankle Tumor

Gargouri A, Moalla S, Laamarti D, Ghorbel I and Ennouri KH

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 16, 2023

Angioleiomyomas are benign soft-tissue tumors that are relatively rare and often occur in the extremities. This tumor has a predilection for middle-aged females. The true etiology is still largerly unkown. Clinical and radiological examinations are frequently nonspecific and ambiguous, as a result, they are rarely diagnosed preoperatively....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710080

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: Updates in Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines Pertaining to the Lower Extremity and Case Study

Jonathan Furmanek, DPM, HTL, Amar Gulati, DPM, Anissa Hashemi Awwal, DPM, Fahd M Moeez, DPM, MBBS, Prakash Panchani, DPM, Caitlin Zarick, DPM, Eugene Batelli, DPM and Paul Carroll, DPM

Article Type: Literature Review, Surgical Tips, and Case Presentation | First Published: January 29, 2023

Diagnosis and treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) can present as a challenging issue. Several published studies have demonstrated the complexity of diagnosis and treatment with an increasing role of genetics in diagnosis. The goal of this review is to contribute an updated and concise overview to the limited body of literature. This review elaborates on the published data with regard to discussing the presence of CMT disease and manifestation of various foot and lower extremity deformities in...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710079

Spontaneous Posterior Migration of an Antegrade, Reamed Intramedullary Tibial Nail Following Locking Bolt Removal, a Delayed Presentation

Christopher Barton, Tom Flemming and Asif Khan

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 20, 2023

We report a rare complication following a common operation, of an intramedullary tibial nail migrating through the posterior cortex of the tibia to sit within the deep posterior compartment of the lower leg, presenting 10 years after index procedure. Follow-up radiographs one year post- operatively confirmed union and an intramedullary position of the nail. After locking bolt removal, due to prominence, the patient re-presented 10 years later with FHL irritation and radiographs confirmed the n...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710078

A Novel Technique for Treatment of Peri-Implant Tibial Shaft Fracture with Pre-Existing Bimalleolar Ankle Fracture with a Combination of IlluminOss® Photodynamic Bone Stabilization System and Osteosynthesis

Saad Madi, Said Chotta and Johannes Zeichen

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 12, 2023

Surgical treatment of high-load fractures in patients with osteoporosis and compromised soft tissue is challenging and often results in unsatisfactory implant fixation. We describe a case of an 80-year-old female patient with severe osteoporosis and a pre-existing knee arthroplasty. Initially, she required an external fixator following a bimalleolar ankle fracture that was followed by a peri-implant spiral tibial shaft fracture with severely compromised soft tissue condition....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-3885/1710077

Efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma in Athletes with Sesamoid Fractures: A Case Series

Zainab Shirazi, MD and Kristina Quirolgico, MD

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: January 06, 2023

Sesamoid fractures result in significant pain and poor biomechanics, which can ultimately hinder athletic performance and delay return to sport. Current literature describes the utility of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in treating various musculoskeletal injuries, but there is minimal data regarding its application in sesamoid pathology. Methods: We present three cases of sesamoid fracture in young adult athletes who were treated with PRP, administered via an ultrasound-guided dorsal injection appr...

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