Athanasios Ch Badekas

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BACKGROUND To assess the efficacy of surgical correction of stage II tibial tendon deficiency with medial translational calcaneus osteotomy and flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer to the navicular, the authors retrospectively reviewed results of treatment of stage II posterior tibial tendon deficiency in 129 patients for whom surgery was performed(More)
Between January 1983 and December 1997, 29 patients with either a fracture (11 patients) or a fracture-dislocation (18 patients) of the thoracic spine were treated operatively. All patients underwent posterior decompression and stabilization within a mean time of 4 days after injury (range, 0-45 days). Patients with complete paraplegia had no postoperative(More)
Hypermobility of the first ray is one of the causative components in common foot problems (such as hallux valgus) with a large intermetatarsal angle and metatarsus primus varus. Although not always associated with hallux valgus, hypermobility is a predisposing factor for this deformity, especially in conjunction with extrinsic factors, such as disruption of(More)
A radiographic classification (Schon's) divides Charcot midtarsus deformities into four types identified by Roman numerals (I to IV), according to the anatomical location of the pathological process,11 and an objective method of severity staging using radiographic criteria is introduced and tested. A beta stage is assigned if one of the following criteria(More)
Bone marrow stimulation procedures (microfractures/drilling) are considered the gold standard for the primary treatment of osteochondral talar lesions. In the literature, there is lack of evidence about the appropriate treatment in cases of failure of these procedures. A technique of osteochondral autologous transplantation of talar graft was used. It was(More)
Malignant osseous and soft tissue tumors of the foot are rare and should be considered in patients who have foot-related symptoms. Most sarcomas affect patients who are older than 55 years; however, many young patients who are otherwise healthy, may present with malignant foot and ankle lesions. In addition to benign and malignant neoplasms, pseudotumorous(More)
STUDY DESIGN This was a prospective study of 35 consecutive patients in whom pedicle screw position was assessed after surgery, using lateral radiographs and computed tomography. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of plain radiographs and computed tomography in assessment of pedicle screw position. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Imaging techniques, such as(More)
Hallux valgus is a complex deformity of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, with varus angulation of the first metatarsal, valgus deviation of the great toe and lateral displacement of the sesamoids and the extensor tendons. The aim of the surgery is to achieve correction of the varus deviation of the 1st metatarsal which is considered by some as the(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have been carried out in order to investigate the effect of ankle bracing on ankle joint function and performance. However, no study so far has examined the role of skin-brace interface pressure in neuromuscular control. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of different skin-ankle brace interface pressures on quiet(More)
We report on a 41-year-old man with multiple epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the left foot and ankle. The patient was treated with curettage and fixation with 2 separate plates, but later developed local infection. Owing to the potential for malignancy, below-knee amputation was suggested, but the patient declined and was treated symptomatically with(More)