Adam D Perler

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This article describes a joint-preserving and joint-restoring procedure for the management of hallux limitus and hallux rigidus. The procedure uses a minirail external fixator to obtain distraction with or without arthrotomy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. This procedure aims to restore joint function through elimination of the pathologic forces(More)
Hallux rigidus is defined as end-staged arthrosis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Although the literature supports arthrodesis as being the gold standard for the treatment of end-staged hallux rigidus, there are several other treatments available that can either prolong the life of the remaining joint or artificially mimic the original biomechanics(More)
The purpose of this article is to describe a new suturing technique that everts the skin and is a modification the horizontal mattress suture called the Rousso stitch. The technique is described step by step, along with reference pictures. The Rousso stitch technique was developed based on the well-documented theory behind everting the edges of thicker skin(More)
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