William D Fishco

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The objective of the present study was to determine the amount of agreement among three clinicians in the clinical assessment of dorsal mobility of the foot's first ray and the agreement between their assessments and that of a mechanical device designed to quantify first-ray mobility. Sixty feet from 30 individuals evaluated clinically by three health-care(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the interrater reliability of visual rating of forefoot frontal plane deformities among clinicians with different training. METHODS Thirty individuals (16 men and 14 women) between the ages of 22 and 52 years of age participated in the study. None of the patients had a history of congenital deformity,(More)
Metatarsus adductus is a relatively common congenital foot deformity that is often unrecognized at birth. Thus, the adult foot with metatarsus adductus is prone to pathologic entities that have been theorized to result from lateral column overload. We present a descriptive study comparing plantar foot pressure distribution during gait in subjects with and(More)
BACKGROUND Hypomobility and hypermobility of the first ray have been implicated in the literature as a primary cause of mechanical foot problems because of proposed obligatory and compensatory movements. Despite these theoretical links, research is sparse regarding the effect on kinematic and plantar pressure patterns as a result of altered first ray(More)
The authors present a case of atypical heel pain masquerading as plantar fasciitis. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism-induced stress fracture of the calcaneus. The clinical entity of hyperparathyroidism and its manifestations in the skeletal system are presented, as well as a review of stress fractures and pertinent imaging(More)
A retrospective study was conducted on the use of the instep plantar fasciotomy for the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. A total of 83 patients (94 feet) were analyzed. The average postoperative follow-up time was 20.9 months. Surgery was deemed successful 93.6% of the time, and in 95.7% of cases, the patient would recommend the procedure to(More)
The neuropathic foot has the potential to develop Charcot arthropathy. This study describes multiple cases of Charcot's foot following surgery. Of all the cases described, only one patient had any preexisting Charcot deformity or acute Charcot event. The study concludes that alterations of mechanical forces in the foot play an important role in triggering(More)