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BACKGROUND Early functional rehabilitation is widely used after open suture repair of the Achilles tendon. To our knowledge, no previous studies have assessed gap formation from cyclic loading and subsequent failure loads of simulated Achilles tendon repairs. A synthetic (polyblend) suture has been introduced for tendon repairs with reportedly greater(More)
Supramalleolar osteotomy is an effective surgical strategy to treat malunion, arthrosis, and congenital deformities about the ankle. Strict adherence to the principles of deformity correction provides reliable limb realignment and redistribution of joint forces without the introduction of secondary deformities. Clinical outcomes support the role of(More)
Osteochondral lesions of the talus can be difficult to diagnose and can result in a significant functional limitation in young, active patients. New imaging modalities have improved the diagnosis and staging of these lesions. In general, nonoperative treatment results in poorer outcomes compared with operative treatment, and arthroscopic treatment has(More)
BACKGROUND Lengthening of the lateral column is commonly used for reconstruction of the adult and pediatric flatfoot, but can result in supination of the foot and symptomatic lateral column overload. The addition of a medial cuneiform osteotomy has been used to redistribute forces to the medial column. The combined use of a lateral column lengthening and(More)
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