Dishan S Singh

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Whilst a few studies have associated various symptoms with the presence of a peroneus quartus muscle in the peroneal compartment of the leg, little is known of the clinical relevance of this muscle. We dissected 102 cadaver legs and reviewed the magnetic resonance images of 80 patients with symptoms from the ankle. The peroneus quartus, with a number of(More)
A system for assessing the results of tibialis posterior tendon transfers in the treatment of foot drop secondary to nerve palsy is proposed. There are seven sections to this scoring system: pain, need for orthosis, ability to wear normal shoes, activity level, muscle power of ankle dorsiflexion, degree of active ankle dorsiflexion, and foot posture. The(More)
The aetiology and pathogenesis of Morton's Neuroma remain controversial. It is not true neuroma and therefore, it is better referred to as Morton's metatarsalgia. This article reviews the various thoughts regarding the pathogenesis of this condition. Chronic trauma, ischaemia, bursitis and entrapment neuropathy have been proposed as possible aetiologic(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the prevalence of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) in women over the age of 40. METHODS A validated survey was posted to a random sample of 1000 women (over 40 years) from a GP group practice in Hertfordshire, England. Survey positive women were telephoned and when indicated, a detailed examination was performed. (More)
An Akin osteotomy is a closing wedge varus osteotomy of the proximal phalanx, usually performed as part of a hallux valgus correction surgery to complement the metatarsal correction. Numerous fixation techniques have been described; most provide good and stable fixation, but involve permanent and sometimes protruding hardware. A retrospective cohort study(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of non union following a first tarsometatarsal arthrodesis (Lapidus procedure) has decreased significantly with modern techniques of minimal bone resection, meticulous bone surface preparation and rigid internal fixation. We evaluated whether a postoperative wedge shoe would increase our non-union rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle arthritis is a cause of major disability; however reports in the literature on the incidence of ankle osteoarthritis are rare. OBJECTIVES To explore the methodological challenges in obtaining an incidence of ankle osteoarthritis and to estimate the incidence of symptomatic osteoarthritis presenting to Foot & Ankle specialists in the UK.(More)