Foot and Ankle Clinics
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Anatomy of the triceps surae: a pictorial essay.
Gastrocnemius contracture has recently gained relevance owing to its suggested relationship with foot disorders such as metatarsalgia, plantar fasciopathy, hallux valgus, and others. Consequently this has induced a renewed interest in surgical lengthening techniques, including proximal gastrocnemius...
Foot and Ankle Clinics (1977)Subtalar instability is a common clinical entity. Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion of this diagnosis in patients who have been diagnosed with chronic lateral ankle instability but have failed standard management and have continued pain in the sinus tarsi. As with ankle inst...
Subtalar Coalition in Pediatrics
Foot and Ankle Clinics (1969)Subtalar tarsal coalition is an autosomal dominant developmental maldeformation that affects between 2% and 13% of the population. The most common locations are between the calcaneus and navicular and between the talus and calcaneus. If prolonged attempts at nonoperative management do not...
Deceptions in hallux valgus: what to look for to limit failures.
The treatment of hallux valgus depends on multiple factors, including clinical examination, patient considerations, clinical findings, radiographic assessment, and surgeon preference. Appropriate procedure selection and proper technique will usually result in good-to-excellent outcomes. Complication...
What is the role of tendon transfer in the cavus foot?
Cavovarus deformity results from an imbalance of the foot's extrinsic musculature. Conditions leading to weakness of an isolated muscle result from nerve injury or sequelae of a compartment syndrome. When weakness of a muscle group presents, an underlying neurologic disorder must be suspected. Patie...
Joint denervation and neuroma surgery as joint-preserving therapy for ankle pain.
Partial joint denervation or surgical neuroma therapy are alternative concepts to treat pain around the ankle joint that preserve joint function and relieve pain by interrupting neural pathways that transmit pain impulses from the joint to the brain. This review article summarizes the indication, an...
Osteochondral lesions of the talus.
Total ankle replacement. Preface.
Compartment syndrome and lower-limb fasciotomies in the combat environment.
Prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of leg compartment syndrome with decompression by double-incision fasciotomy prevents progression of soft-tissue injury in high-energy trauma. This treatment is the standard of care in civilian trauma and combat settings. More controversial is the use of either...