Thromboembolic disease occurs post-operatively and is potentially fatal. Typically this disease is seen in patients who have undergone hip surgery. This study analyzes the correlating factors of thromboembolic disease after foot and ankle surgery.
Tendon Transfer Fixation: Comparing a Tendon to Tendon Technique vs. Bioabsorbable Interference-Fit Screw Fixationdrhaytmanek2021-04-12T09:24:17-06:00
A tendon transfer in the foot and ankle are used for tendon ruptures, deformities, and instabilities. This cadaver study compares a tendon to tendon fixation technique to a bioabsorbable interference-fit screw tendon fixation technique.
Tarsal coalition is a bridging between the tarsal bones of the foot. The bridge may be composed of bone, cartilage, fibrous tissue, or a combination of these. This study breaks down the anatomy, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for a tarsal coalition.
This case study breaks down a healthy softball players spontaneous spiral fracture of the humerus. This rare injury is discussed, addressing the mechanism of the injury, the treatment, and the types of sports that this type of fracture has been reported to occur.
There are many obstacles an athlete has to overcome before returning to play after an ankle injury. This study analyzes existing literature on returning to play after an ankle injury, and complies a set of physical test to ensure a healthy return to play.
Necrosis of the skin and soft tissue typically affects obese, middle aged women on the third to fifth day of coumarin therapy, but in rare cases it can affect active men. This case report analyzes the affect of necrosis by measuring the pain, erythema, and ecchymoses of the skin to the formation of large hemorrhagic bullae with frank necrosis.
A tendon transfer plays an important role in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. There are multiple fixation method of tendon to bone reconstruction. This study analyzes the use of soft-tissue interference screw fixation for tendon transfer in the foot.
Infrapopliteal Transcatheter Interventions of Limb Salvage in Diabetic Patients: Importance of Aggressive Interventional Approach and Role of Transcutaneous Oximetrydrhaytmanek2021-04-12T09:24:20-06:00
This study analyzed the effectiveness of infrapopliteal transcatheter interventions in slavaging ischemic limbs in diabetic patients who were referred for below the knee amputation. Diabetic patients are five times more likely to develop critical limb ischemia than non-diabetic patients.
Continuous Lateral Sciatic Blocks for Acute Postoperative Pain Management after Major Ankle and Foot Surgerydrhaytmanek2021-04-12T09:24:21-06:00
During a posterior block a sapheneous nerve block provides excellent anesthesia and immediate postoperative analgesia for up to 10 hours for patients undergoing most minor foot and ankle surgeries. The study tested the newly developed continuous lateral sciatic nerve infusion technique for postoperative anlgesia.
Chronic leg pain has been a source of frustration for many athletes. Complaints of leg pain were typically labeled as shin splints and were accepted as a natural part of athletic participation. The development of sports medicine through technological advancements has allowed the term shin splints to become a more precise diagnosis. This study breaks down the term shin splints and determines adequate treatment options for a safe return to activity.