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Periprosthetic infection after total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is a serious complication, often requiring revision surgery, including revision arthroplasty, conversion to ankle arthrodesis, or even amputation. Risk factors for periprosthetic ankle infection include prior surgery at the site of infection, low functional preoperative score, diabetes, and wound(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of adverse events in elderly patients who required inpatient admission after sustaining an ankle fracture and to consider these data in relation to geriatric hip fracture and other geriatric patient admissions. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of patients admitted with an ankle(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of ankle fractures is increasing in the geriatric population, and several studies suggest them to be the third most common extremity fracture in this age group. Previous work has reflected relatively low complication rates during operative treatment. Little is known, however, about the association between these injuries and overall(More)
INTRODUCTION The incidence of geriatric ankle fractures will undoubtedly increase as the population continues to grow. Many geriatric patients struggle to function independently after such injury and often require placement into nursing homes. The morbidity and mortality associated with nursing homes is well documented within the field of orthopaedic(More)
BACKGROUND Closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of a pediatric supracondylar fracture of the humerus requires operating directly next to the C-arm to hold reduction and perform fixation under direct imaging. This study was designed to compare radiation exposure from two C-arm configurations: with the image intensifier serving as the operating surface,(More)
BACKGROUND Lateralizing calcaneal osteotomy (LCO) is a frequently used technique to correct hindfoot varus deformity. Tibial nerve palsy following this osteotomy has been described in case reports but the incidence has not been quantified. METHODS Eighty feet in 72 patients with cavovarus foot deformity were treated over a 6-year span by 2 surgeons at(More)
Ankle fractures are a common injury across all age groups. Management may be operative or nonoperative, depending on the severity of the injury and the patient's overall health and functional status. Although imaging defines the nature of the fracture, a careful history and physical also helps determine the patient's plan of care. Initial management is(More)
Heel ulcers are a costly and preventable complication of lower-extremity immobilization, but they still occur with some regularity. A technique using a short leg posterior splint that suspends the heel away from the splint is described. This modification completely removes pressure the heel to prevent decubitus ulcer formation. This technique is simple,(More)
Subtalar dislocations are uncommon injuries, and anterior subtalar dislocations are extremely rare. Only 7 cases have been reported in detail in the literature, but all were associated with substantial displacement immediately apparent on radiographs. We report a case of a subtle anterior subtalar dislocation that was missed on initial plain films but was(More)