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We retrospectively evaluated the lateral collateral ligamentous complex of 43 patients who had complained of ankle pain following ankle sprain. The MR signs of ligamentous abnormality included discontinuity or absence, increased signal within the ligament, and ligamentous irregularity or waviness with normal thickness and signal intensity. Using these(More)
A technique similar to the one described by Hansen for reconstruction of chronic Achilles tendinosis using the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) tendon was used in 26 patients (29 tendons). Follow-up on all 26 patients (mean age 51.3 years) is provided with an average follow-up 35 months (range, 12 to 58 months). All patients were evaluated postoperatively to(More)
Insertional Achilles tendinopathy can be a painful debilitating condition that should initially be treated non-operatively. If pain becomes chronic and debilitating, despite appropriate conservative treatment, debridement of the diseased portion of the Achilles tendon and removal of the impinging calcaneal prominence and transfer of the flexor hallucis(More)
The rationale behind combining a medical displacement calcaneal osteotomy with a flexor digitorum longus (FDL) transfer is to realign the valgus heel under the mechanical axis of the leg and to reduce the deforming valgus moment of the gastrocnemius soleus muscle group on the hindfoot. This reduces the antagonistic force on the relatively weak FDL transfer.(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS A recent international guideline recommends surveillance of premalignant gastric lesions for patients at risk of progression to gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to identify the role of the distribution and severity of premalignant lesions in risk categorization. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with a previous diagnosis of(More)
Tibiotalocalcaneal fusion is an effective salvage procedure for combined end-stage ankle and subtalar arthrosis and for the management of severe planar deformities of the ankle and hindfoot. Although the procedure results in a rigid ankle and hindfoot, it is often the only means of providing patients with a stable and painless foot and ankle for ambulation.(More)
BACKGROUND Lateralizing calcaneal osteotomy (LCO) is a frequently used technique to correct hindfoot varus deformity. Tibial nerve palsy following this osteotomy has been described in case reports but the incidence has not been quantified. METHODS Eighty feet in 72 patients with cavovarus foot deformity were treated over a 6-year span by 2 surgeons at(More)
We created unstable intertrochanteric fractures with a large posteromedial defect in eighteen pairs of fresh-frozen femora from cadavera, and used the femora to evaluate the stability of six combinations of treatment with sliding compression screws and sideplates. The variables that were tested were high (150-degree) angle plates compared with low(More)