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Sixty-one patients underwent a primary ankle lateral ligament reconstruction for chronic instability between 1989 and 1996. In addition to the ligament reconstruction, all patients had evaluation of the peroneal retinaculum, peroneal tendon inspection by routine opening of the tendon sheath, and ankle joint inspection by arthrotomy. A retrospective review(More)
A retrospective review was undertaken for 36 patients who underwent ankle arthrodesis. Nineteen patients underwent an arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis, and 17 patients underwent an open arthrodesis. Only patients with limited angular deformities were suitable candidates for an arthroscopic arthrodesis. The open arthrodesis group inclusion criteria were(More)
The kinematics of both the first metatarsophalangeal joint and the articulation of the hallux sesamoid bones with the metatarsal head were investigated with fifteen fresh-frozen below-the-knee amputation specimens using a radiographic technique. Six feet were of normal structural anatomy, six displayed hallux valgus, and three had hallux rigidus. Normal(More)
The tarsal tunnel syndrome may be caused by extrinsic or intrinsic pressure on the posterior tibial nerve or its terminal branches. The specific symptoms depend on the extent of nerve involvement, and compression distal or proximal to the tarsal tunnel may result in variants of the syndrome. To define better the capability of MR imaging for evaluating this(More)
Iliac crest bone grafting and K wire fixation was used to fuse the arthritic intertarsal articulations of sixteen patients with post-traumatic or primary degenerative disease. Using pre- and post-operative AOFAS scores, foot function indices (FFI), and a subjective scoring system, functional and subjective outcome was critically evaluated. The AOFAS score(More)
Fifteen patients (17 feet) with symptoms suggestive of plantar interdigital neuroma underwent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging at 1.5 T with a solenoid forefoot coil with an 8-cm field of view. Surgery was subsequently performed on six feet. Fifteen interdigital masses were identified with MR imaging. Five of these, in feet that underwent surgery, were(More)
The retrocalcaneal bursae, located between the posterior angle of the os calcis and the Achilles tendon, may become inflamed and hypertrophied. There are few objective tests available for the diagnosis of pain syndromes involving the hindfoot and it is often difficult to differentiate Achilles tendinitis and retrocalcaneal bursitis. Retrocalcaneal(More)