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BACKGROUND Isolated subtalar arthrodesis is the treatment of choice for several conditions -mostly subtalar arthritis, tarsal coalition and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction- unresponsive to conservative treatment. Arthroscopic procedures are an interesting recent alternative, less invasive than conventional open techniques. Posterior arthroscopy, in(More)
Scarf osteotomy of the first metatarsal bone to correct hallux valgus deformity has benefited from a number of improvements over the past two decades, most notably regarding the internal fixation method. Internal fixation was deemed mandatory by the authors of early case-series studies. Maestro suggested eliminating the proximal screw by locking the two(More)
The non-invasive nature of pedobarographic measurements is particularly attractive to researchers for analyzing and characterizing the impact of specific pathological foot conditions. However, adequate clinical use of pedobarographic technology requires a profound technical and methodological knowledge. Several papers summarized the technical capacities of(More)
As diabetes takes on pandemic proportions, it is crucial for the orthopedic surgeon to be aware of the issues involved in diabetic foot. Ulceration is related to neuropathy and to arterial disease, a vital prognostic factor for healing; infection plays an aggravating role, increasing the risk of amputation. At-risk feet need to be screened for. Ulcer(More)
Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is indicated for pain relief in patients with combined arthritis of the ankle and subtalar joint. An arthroscopic posterior approach was designed to improve upon traditional methods by using a minimally invasive technique. The technique involves prone positioning of the patient, one anterolateral and two posterolateral(More)
Tarsal tunnel syndrome (TTS) defines an entrapment neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve or one of its branches, within the tarsal tunnel. Numerous etiologies have been described explaining this entrapment, including trauma, space-occupying lesions, foot deformities, etc. We present an unreported cause of a space-occupying lesion in the etiology of TTS,(More)
INTRODUCTION Nonunion is a common complication (15%) of hindfoot and ankle arthrodesis. Autograft can improve the fusion rate because of its osteoconductive, osteoinductive and osteogenic properties. However, autograft harvesting is a source of morbidity. One alternative is to combine allograft with demineralized bone matrix (DBM) and iliac bone marrow(More)
Introduction Many studies have demonstrated that individuals who engage in running exercises appear to develop musculoskeletal injuries more frequently [1]. Considering the foot, the most common injuries include stress fractures of the metatarsals, plantar fasciitis, tibialis posterior lesions and ankle sprains. Studies have been conducted who analysed the(More)
BACKGROUND Reduction in foot mobility has been identified as a key factor of altered foot biomechanics in individuals with diabetes mellitus. This study aimed at comparing in vivo segmental foot kinematics and coupling in patients with diabetes with and without neuropathy to control adults. METHODS Foot mobility of 13 diabetic patients with neuropathy, 13(More)
AIM To assess the effectiveness of the Barouk(®) second-generation postoperative forefoot relief shoes during appropriate use of the shoe on healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS A convenience sample of 35 volunteer subjects (17 women, 18 men) was recruited to participate in this study. Dynamic foot loading was evaluated with inshoe plantar pressure(More)
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