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This article presents an alternative treatment for tibialis posterior tendon rupture in a select group of patients with recent rupture and planovalgus foot structure. Double calcaneal osteotomy is used to realign weightbearing forces in situations where soft-tissue repair alone is not sufficient, and arthrodesis is premature. A single case is presented… (More)
A case presentation involving complications resulting from errors in surgical technique with the Grice-Green procedure is discussed in this report. The patient was treated 18 years after bilateral tendo achillis lengthenings and Grice-Green extra-articular subtalar arthrodeses with autogenous tibial bone grafts. The complications encountered were severe… (More)
Arthrodesis of the interphalangeal joint of the hallux is quite often needed in conjunction with first metatarsophalangeal joint interpositional arthroplasty. With the exception of two cited techniques, the authors believe all previously described methods of achieving interphalangeal joint arthrodesis are inconsistent in their results and in their ability… (More)
By way of literature review, clarifications are made in the terminology employed in discussing the atypical post-traumatic pain syndromes, particularly reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). Causalgia is a form of RSD and is the focus of a case report presented from the files at St. Anne's Hospital-West, Northlake, Illinois.
A case presentation of a severe ankle sprain in which the patient was nonresponsive to routine therapies is presented. Repeat radiographs and computerized axial tomographic scans (CAT Scans) lead to the final diagnosis of a sagittal plane fracture of the talus. The clinical and radiographic evaluation leading to the diagnosis will be presented, and the… (More)
Gas gangrene is a rare complication of elective surgery. Caused by several species of Clostridia, it is an acute, highly invasive necrotizing infection of muscle and fascia often leading to coma and death. Gas gangrene should be suspected if the patient has unremitting pain, high temperature, tachycardia, and prostration. Edema, brown watery exudate… (More)
Fifth metatarsal distal metaphyseal osteotomy represents a very common surgical procedure performed for tailor's bunion deformity. The authors advocate using a cortical bone screw for fixation device offers many advantages over conventional devices (i.e., Kirschner wire). The purpose of this paper is to offer a means to thoroughly evaluate tailor's bunion… (More)
This article describes the associated complications encountered with calcaneal osteotomies. The paper stresses the importance of preoperative evaluation, surgical technique, and postoperative care. We also emphasize the triplanar nature of calcaneal deformities that calcaneal osteotomies correct.