Aggressive Necrotizing Fasciitis in a 12-Year-Old Girl of Unknown Etiology: Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis
Saad Madi, MD, Bernd Hillrichs, MD and Jorg Gleißner, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: October 16, 2022
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a severe, life-threatening soft tissue infection characterized by rapidly spreading necrosis of fascia and subcutaneous tissue with fulminant course and rapid fatal evolution. We present the case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with edema and redness of the left feet without any traumatic event. 48-hours later, her symptoms worsened, and sepsis developed. After a diagnosis of NF was established, surgery was immediately performed followed by plastic reconstructio...
The Impact of the Plantar Calcaneal Cortex on Ankle Charcot Reconstruction
Alissa Mayer, Jonathan Furmanek, Kelly McKeon, Eshetu Tefera, Caitlin S Zarick, Paul J Kim, Christopher E Attinger, John S Steinberg, Jacob Wynes and Nicole K Cates
Article Type: Retrospective Case Series | First Published: August 11, 2022
The primary aim of this study is to evaluate preoperative risk factors and postoperative outcomes in patients that underwent Charcot neuroarthropathy realignment arthrodesis, specifically in those with a fractured plantar calcaneal cortex compared to those with intact plantar calcaneal cortex, at the time of reconstructive surgery....
Ainhum (Spontaenous Dactylolysis) in a 50-year-old Haitian Man: A Case Report
Steven Shader and Julio Ortiz
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 30, 2022
Ainhum is a rare idiopathic condition that occurs in those with African heritage usually affecting the 5th toe. We present a case report of 50 year old Haitian male presented with a painful 5th right toe with constricting band encircled the 5th toe at the base with loss of voluntary motion, a bulbus appearing distal toe, and external rotation of the nail plate. The pain and groove progressed over 6 months, starting as a crease appearing at the medial digitaltoplantar fold....
Functional Anatomic Support Taping (FAST): A Novel Method for Plantar Fascia Taping Using Kinesiology Tape
Levi Berry, DPM, Dustin Bruening, PhD, Keith Murdock, DPM, Luek Frame, BS, Stephen Facer, BS
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: April 30, 2022
Plantar fascia taping is a common conservative treatment method used to treat plantar fasciitis, or plantar heel pain. Clinical taping methods (e.g., Low-Dye and calcaneal) have been shown to be effective in reducing plantar heel pain, but their application is laborious and generally not self-applied. The growth of retail home-based kinesiology tape products has created an opportunity to improve the use of taping in the clinical and home settings. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ef...
Mueller Weiss Syndrome: A Missed Cause of Mid Foot Pain
Saad Madi, MD and Harald Kuhn, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 22, 2022
Mueller-Weiss syndrome, or spontaneous osteonecrosis of the tarsal navicular bone in adults, is an idiopathic foot condition that causes chronic mid- and hind-foot pain with progressive deformity of the midfoot in adults. In this report, we describe the radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging of a rare case of Mueller-Weiss syndrome associated with spontaneous osteonecrosis of tarsal navicular bone resembling a cystic lesion in a 62-year-old female. The Mueller-Weiss Syndrome (MWS), which wa...
Expedited Diagnosis and Surgical Repair of Isolated Acute Anterior Tibial Tendon Rupture: A Case Report
Shilpa Sharma DPM, Josh B Moosikasuwan MD and Jalukumar Patel, DPM, FACFAS
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 25, 2022
Isolated acute anterior tibial (AT) tendon rupture is rare and can be missed, resulting in significant functional deformity of the affected limb. Early surgical treatment can improve functional patient outcomes, familiarity with patient presentation, including a history of ankle pain and swelling after hyper-plantar flexion and signs of a palpable dell and weak dorsiflexory strength at the ankle, and prompt confirmation with MRI are crucial. Here we report a patient who had an isolated acute AT ...