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The first ray is an inherently unstable axial array that relies on a fine balance between its static (capsule, ligaments, and plantar fascia) and dynamic stabilizers (peroneus longus and small muscles of the foot) to maintain its alignment. In some feet, there is a genetic predisposition for a nonlinear osseous alignment or a laxity of the static(More)
The use of percutaneous iliosacral screw fixation as a treatment of sacroiliac joint pain has been reported to be successful. This study was a prospective single surgeon series to evaluate the short-term outcomes of patients who underwent percutaneous sacroiliac joint stabilisation. Between July 2004 and February 2011, 73 patients underwent percutaneous(More)
One of the challenges facing our profession is the adequate training of plastic surgeons in the subspeciality of aesthetic surgery, in addition to covering the rest of the large curriculum. The UK's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, has recently called for better training for doctors, better information for patients, and a touger(More)
Linezolid is the first in a new group of antibiotics called oxazolidinones. As a potent antimicrobial, it has activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae, and macrolide-resistant streptococci. There are several documented case reports of serotonin(More)
INTRODUCTION The aetiology of hallux valgus is almost certainly multifactoral. The biomechanics of the first ray is a common factor to most. There is very little literature examining the anatomy of the proximal metatarsal articular surface and its relationship to hallux valgus deformity. METHODS We examined 42 feet from 23 specimens in this anatomical(More)
BACKGROUND The use of single-photon-emission computed tomography (SPECT) in identifying unexplained pain in the foot and ankle has been described, where other imaging modalities have failed. The investigation of a painful total ankle replacement (TAR) is difficult, often not delineating a definitive cause. Our aim in this study was to investigate the use of(More)
A turf toe injury encompasses a wide spectrum of traumatic problems that occur to the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Most of these injuries are mild and respond well to nonoperative management. However, more severe injuries may require surgical management, including presence of diastasis or retraction of sesamoids, vertical instability, traumatic hallux(More)
BACKGROUND We present a case report of a 3-year-old girl who sustained a severe open fracture dislocation of her talus with complete loss of full-thickness articular cartilage and subchondral bone over 80% of the talar dome. At presentation there was an extensive soft tissue defect including absent anterior joint capsule. She required a free anterolateral(More)