International Journal of Foot and Ankle is an open access, peer reviewed journal bringing high quality clinical information for foot and ankle caregivers where the approach is broad including all aspects of the subject from basic science to clinical management. The journal aims in promoting the recent advancements and awareness with diagnosis, care, and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle.

The journal is open for possible publication of original articles, reviews, communication, short articles, case reports and clinical images covering the aspects related to foot and ankle. The journal includes a variety of topics that fall but not limit to the areas of achilles tendinitis, adult acquired flatfoot, ankle fracture, arthritis of the foot and ankle, bone health in foot, bunions, charcot-marie-tooth disease, claw toe, clubfoot, corns, diabetic foot, flexible flatfoot in children, foot care, hammer toe, heel pain, ingrown toenail, in toeing, knee arthroplasty, morton's neuroma, plantar fasciitis and bone spurs, podiatric medicine, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, toe amputation, etc. We encourage this as a common platform for the researchers, surgeons and orthopedicians to share and explore the recent clinical advancements.

 
Journal Information

Title: International Journal of Foot and Ankle

Editor-in-chief: Thanos C Badekas

NLM title abbreviation: Int J Foot Ankle

ISO abbreviation: Int J Foot Ankle

Other titles: IJFA

Category: Foot and Ankle

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

DOI: 10.23937/IJFA-2017

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Contact email: contact@clinmedjournals.org

 
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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710013

Common Anomalies Associated To Congenital Vertical Talus: A Single Center Experience

Elmas Muhsin

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 29, 2018

Congenital vertical talus is defined as a foot deformity in which the calcaneus is in equinus, the talus is plantarflexed, and there is a rigid and irreducible dislocation of the talonavicular joint complex, with the navicular articulating on the dorsolateral aspect of the talar neck. It is often associated with systemic involvement. To identify the most common anomalies accompanying to CVT (Congenital Vertical Talus). No literature investigating...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710012

First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis or Silastic Arthroplasty in the Management of End-Stage Hallux Rigidus: A Comparison of Outcomes Including Proms

Eastwood Sarah E, Kingman Angela, Gray William K, Kakwani Rajesh and Townshend David

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 27, 2018

Both first metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis and Swanson silastic arthroplasty are established treatments for the management of end-stage hallux rigidus; identifying the specific outcomes and complications associated with each can represent a challenge when consenting patients. PROMs data and clinical outcomes were compared for consecutive series of patients who had received either procedure as surgical management of end-stage hallux rigidus....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710011

Novel Ways to Save the Foot in Malignant Melanoma

Laoise Coady, Khalid Merghani Salih Mohamed, Denis Evoy and Robert Flavin

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 28, 2018

The incidence of malignant melanoma is increasing rapidly. Following clinical diagnosis, excisional biopsy is performed to confirm the diagnosis. Wide local excision down to the deep fascia must be performed in order to completely remove the melanoma. Large plantar soft tissue defects are often a consequence of resection for oncological purposes. In order to reconstruct the weight bearing sole of the foot, the tissue used must be resistant to wei...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710010

A Minimally Invasive Modified Procedure for Ankle Chronic Instability Repair: A Case Series Report

Jose Cymet-Ramirez and Julio Cesar Vazquez-Mondragon

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: July 21, 2018

A number of surgical procedures for treating chronic ankle instability have been described. Most of them are only to repair the anterior talofibular ligament (ATL) without considering the calcaneofibular ligament (CFT) injury and both chondral injuries of talus and tibia. We aim to describe a modified procedure as an alternative to already described surgical techniques that offer some advantages that we have observed....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710009

Playing Basketball on Wooden and Asphalt Courts-Does Court Surface Affect Foot Loading?

PW Kong, DZ Nin, RKK Quek and YK Chua

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 20, 2018

This study aimed to examine the influence of court surface on foot loading when executing typical basketball tasks. Thirteen male basketball players performed three basketball-related tasks: Layup, jump shot, and maximal effort sprint on wooden and asphalt courts. In-shoe plantar loading was recorded during the basketball movements and peak force (normalised to body weight) was extracted from eight-foot regions. Perceptions of discomfort at the a...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710008

A Comparative Prospective Study of Platelet Rich Plasma vs. Corticosteroid Injection in Plantar Fasciitis not Responding to 6 Weeks of Conservative Treatment

Nishanth Shetty, Vikram Shetty and Siddharth Shetty

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 19, 2018

There are various modalities for the treatment of plantar fasciitis that include rest, orthotics, night splints, extracorporeal shockwave therapy and casting. If all conservative methods fail; a corticosteroid injection over the medial tuberosity of the calcaneum is an effective treatment modality. In recent years the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) a component of blood that is bioactive with a platelet concentration 2-5X the baseline platelet count of the patient....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710007

A Case Study on Antibiotic Loaded Calcium Sulphate Beads in the Management of Diabetic Foot Complications

Rajesh Kesavan, Changam Sheela Sasikumar and Vimalkumar Ramachandran

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 07, 2018

A 62-year-old Female patient with Type 2 diabetes (Hb A1 C > 7) of 12 years duration with controlled hypertension and was referred to our Hycare Wound Care Centre for immediate assessment due to a limb threatening foot infection. The diabetologist had counselled the patient with regards to the likelihood of amputation....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710006

Chosen Conservative Treatments on the Symptoms of Calcaneal Spur: A Short Review

Pawel Lizis

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: April 21, 2018

Calcaneal spur (CS) occurs when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, a process that usually lasts for many months. CS often causes foot muscle strain, inflammation of the plantar fasciitis, repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone and pain. CS decreases physical activity, social capacity, reducing the quality of life, and becomes the cause of frequent absence from work due to sickness. It is a disease commonly appearing in adults, and it is also a seriou...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijfa-2017/1710005

Foreign Body in the Foot: An Unusual Case of Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis - A Case Report

Purnajyoti Banerjee and Adam Ajis

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 03, 2018

We report an unusual case of tibialis posterior tendinitis in an active man with a history of puncture wound in the sole. Although no definite cause of the problem was initially identified, surgical exploration of the tendon revealed a foreign body in the tendon sheath. This case emphasizes the principle of treating the patient's symptoms and signs rather than relying solely on investigations. Similar diagnosis should be kept in mind in anyone co...
 

 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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