Ryan B Rigby

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Lateral ankle sprains are the most common injury in sports. Nonoperative therapy is recommended initially, including functional rehabilitation. Surgery might be an option for those patients in whom nonoperative attempts fail. Various surgical approaches have been described in published studies for treating chronic lateral ankle instability. The procedures(More)
Syndesmotic diastasis can occur as an isolated injury or with concomitant fractures. A review of 37 patients with 64 TightRopes® for syndesmotic repair was performed, with a mean follow-up of 23.6 ± 4.3 months, from 2007 to 2011. The patients' mean age was 40.67 (range 14 to 87) years. The mean initial measurements were as follows: tibiofibular clear space(More)
Injury to the lateral ankle ligaments is very common among both athletes and nonathletes alike. Although anterior talofibular ligament injuries and combination anterior talofibular ligament and calcaneofibular ligament injuries are considerably common, an isolated injury to the calcaneofibular ligament has rarely been reported. We present the case reports(More)
Posterior heel pain caused by insertional Achilles tendinosis can necessitate surgical intervention when recalcitrant to conservative care. Surgical treatment can necessitate near complete detachment of the Achilles tendon to fully eradicate the offending pathologic features and, consequently, result in long periods of non-weightbearing. A suture bridge(More)
Displaced medial malleolus fractures are considered unstable and typically require open reduction and internal fixation for anatomic reduction and early joint range of motion. These fractures are usually fixated with either compression lag screws or tension band wiring depending on the fracture pattern, size of the distal fragment, and bone quality. When(More)
The Austin procedure has become a common method of osteotomy for the correction of hallux abductovalgus when indicated. The V-type configuration is intrinsically stable but not without complications. One complication encountered is rotation and/or displacement of the capital fragment. We present the use of an axial loading screw in conjunction with a(More)
Lapidus arthrodesis (first metatarsal cuneiform arthrodesis) has become an accepted procedure for hallux abducto valgus. Several variations of fixation have been described. Earlier weightbearing postoperatively has been one reported benefit of using locking plates for fixation. Additionally, studies have demonstrated that fixation placed on the plantar or(More)
Arthrodesis of the ankle or foot is a common procedure for chronic pain and disability. Nonunion remains a prevalent complication among arthrodesis procedures. Some patients present with an inherent risk of developing a nonunion. Allograft biologics have gained popularity in an effort to reduce complications such as nonunion. Various biologics bring unique(More)
Femoral head allograft is an accepted alternative for significant bone loss in severe hindfoot reconstruction. This is primarily because the size and shape of the graft provides not only structural support but additionally prevents significant loss of limb length. We present a case using a technique from a directly lateral approach and simultaneous(More)