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BACKGROUND Conventional autologous chondrocyte transplantation in the ankle often requires tibial or fibular osteotomies with potential morbidity for the patient. Advances in biotechnology and surgical techniques have resulted in the development of matrix-associated chondrocyte implantation (MACI). As the chondrocyte-loaded scaffold can be applied(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of significant nonoccupational ladder injuries is rising. This is due to a culture that encourages a "do-it-yourself" attitude toward home renovation combined with a lack of formal training programs and regulations governing ladder use. METHODS A literature review of all English language reports related to ladder-related injuries(More)
The impulse distribution based upon vertical foot-floor reaction forces and time under the fore-, mid-, and hindfoot was determined using Tekscan's F-Scan system. This was compared in 40 barefoot patients with long-standing plantar fasciitis with an equal number of normal subjects. The patient group tended to load the hind- and midfoot to a lesser extent(More)
A clinical based review of the injuries that are regularly suffered by Joan and John Average is presented. Common presentations of conditions such as lateral ligament tears, talar osteochondral lesions, syndesmotic injuries and 5 th Metatarsal fractures are discussed along with the management and prognosis of these problems. Questions are answered including(More)
BACKGROUND A cadaveric and clinical study was performed to assess whether a minimally invasive technique is a potentially safer alternative compared to a calcaneal osteotomy through an open lateral approach. METHODS Cadaveric: A minimally invasive calcaneal osteotomy (MICO) was performed on nine cadaveric specimens. These were examined to identify any(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to report on the frequency of reoperation, failure and patient satisfaction after the Mobility total ankle arthroplasty. METHODS Sixty-two consecutive primary total ankle arthroplasties in 60 patients were performed with the use of the DePuy Mobility total ankle system between February 2006 and January 2009.(More)
BACKGROUND Achilles tendinopathy is a frequent problem in high-level athletes. Recent research has proposed a combined etiologic role for the plantaris tendon and neovascularization. Both pathologies can be observed on ultrasound imaging.(1,13) However, little is known about the change in structure of the Achilles tendon following the surgical treatment of(More)
Minimally invasive surgery is increasing in popularity. It is relevant in hallux valgus surgery owing to the potential for reduced disruption of the soft tissues and improved wound healing. We present our results and assess the learning curve of the minimally invasive Chevron Akin operation for hallux valgus. A total of 120 consecutive feet underwent(More)
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