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Mar 23, 2016

Obesity is a known risk factor for the development of adult acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD), but obesity‚Äôs effects on outcomes following AAFD reconstruction are unknown. The study hypothesized that obesity would negatively impact outcomes following joint-preserving stage II AAFD reconstruction.

This study found...


Mar 23, 2016

Systems for classifying complications have been proposed for many surgical subspecialties. The goal of this systematic review was to analyze the number and frequency of different terms used to identify complications in total ankle arthroplasty. We hypothesized that this terminology would be highly variable, supporting a...


Mar 23, 2016

The prevalence of obesity in the United States is staggering. Currently, the effect of obesity on third-generation total ankle replacement (TAR) is unknown.  This study concluded that total ankle arthroplasty in obese patients was a relatively safe procedure. Although obese patients after TAR had lower...


Mar 23, 2016

This study was designed to compare the findings of noninvasive arterial testing in patients with and without diabetic foot pathology.

Combining the ABI (ankle brachial index) with TBI (toe brachial index) improved the ability to diagnose PAD (peripheral artery disease) in diabetic patients because the ABI has high...


Mar 23, 2016

Posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) can occur after intra-articular fracture despite anatomic fracture reduction. It has been hypothesized that an early inflammatory response after intra-articular injury could lead to irreversible cartilage damage that progresses to PTOA. Therefore, in addition to meticulous fracture...