Lew C. Schon

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BACKGROUND The purposes of this retrospective study were to review the results of isolated subtalar arthrodesis in adults and to identify factors influencing the union rate. The hypotheses were that (1) the overall outcome is acceptable but is not as favorable as previously reported, (2) complication rates, especially the nonunion rate, are higher than(More)
The goal of this study was to characterize Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle by specific sites of involvement (ankle, hindfoot, midfoot, and forefoot), modes of presentation, methods of management, and outcome. A summary of treatment and results for 50 ankles, 22 hindfeet, 131 midfeet, and 18 forefeet is presented. Nondisplaced neuropathic(More)
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)
We present the radiographic results after flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer combined with a medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy for the treatment of posterior tibial tendon insufficiency. Eighteen patients with posterior tibial tendon insufficiency were reviewed from 12 to 26 months after surgery. The 15 women and 3 men had a mean age of 54 years(More)
A local entrapment neuropathy has been proposed as one of the etiologies of heel pain, but it has never been documented by electrodiagnostic studies. Primary symptoms in patients suspected of having a neurologic basis for their heel pain include neuritic medial heel pain and radiation either proximally or distally. On physical examination, all patients in(More)
BACKGROUND Charcot arthropathy is a chronic, progressive destructive process affecting bone architecture and joint alignment in people lacking protective sensation. The etiologic factors leading to progressive bone resorption have not been elucidated. The purpose of this study was to histologically examine surgical specimens with Charcot arthropathy for(More)
Because malunion (usually with dorsal elevation of the first metatarsal) has been reported after the treatment of severe hallux valgus deformities by proximal osteotomies, the current study was designed to compare the sagittal stability of six different metatarsal shaft osteotomies: the proximal crescentic, proximal chevron, Mau, Scarf, Ludloff, and(More)
BACKGROUND To analyze the effects of multiple preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors on the intermediate results of triple arthrodesis, we focused on preoperative deformity, preoperative diagnosis, degree of clinical and radiographic correction, and arthritis of the ankle. METHODS Between 1987 and 1995, 160 patients were managed with a(More)
This retrospective study analyses the results of subtalar bone block distraction arthrodesis used in the treatment of late complications of calcaneal fractures, acute severely comminuted fractures, nonunion (and malunion) of attempted subtalar arthrodeses, avascular necrosis of the talus, and club-foot deformity. Of 39 patients (41 feet) who had this(More)
Injection into the posterior subtalar joint has not been validated for accuracy using radiographic end points. We asked whether needle placement into a normal posterior subtalar joint could be performed accurately and selectively by experienced surgeons without fluoroscopic guidance. Three fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons each injected(More)