Antibiotic Use and Kirschner Wire Fixation in Forefoot Surgery: A National Survey
In foot and ankle patients, the use of Kirschner wires is common, and the population in the typical foot and ankle practice has higher rates of comorbidities associated with infection. This study assessed national trends regarding the use of postoperative prophylactic antibiotic therapy in patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery treated with percutaneous Kirschner wires.
Integra LifeSciences announces full launch of Cadence total ankle system
According to a company press release, the system was developed by four top foot and ankle surgeons and has been used successfully in more than 200 procedures since its initial clinical use more than 1 year ago. In that time, instrumentation updates and enhanced surgeon training have been introduced to further improve quality, patient safety and procedural efficiency.
PVD Patients With TMA At Elevated Risk For Post-Op Limb Loss
A study presented as a poster at the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference found a significantly elevated risk of limb loss following transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD).
Age-Related Outcome of Mobile-Bearing Total Ankle Replacement
The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients 50 years and younger vs patients older than 50 years undergoing total ankle replacement.
Lower complication rate seen with endoscopic vs open excision of os trigonum
Researchers performed a randomized controlled trial of 52 athletes with posterior ankle impingement syndrome. Overall, 26 athletes underwent open excision of the os trigonum and 26 athletes underwent endoscopic incision.
What is overpronation?
Overpronation of the foot is not an injury itself but if you over pronate then you may be more susceptible to a number of sports injuries. It is often recognised as a flattening or rolling in of the foot but it is not quite as simple as that as the timing of when the foot rolls in is also important.
DePuy Synthes releases Continuous Compression Implants to improve outcomes of foot and ankle procedures
DePuy Synthes announced the availability of continuous compression implants for healing of reconstructive foot and ankle procedures to health care providers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Heel spurs: What you need to know
A heel spur is a condition where a calcium deposit grows between the heel and arch of the foot. What are the symptoms of heels spurs and what increases a person's risk of developing them?
Similar improvements in patient outcome measures found with ankle arthrodesis, replacement
Despite similar improvements in comfort and function after ankle arthrodesis or total ankle replacement, results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery showed total ankle replacement performed with newer generation implants had better patient-reported outcomes.
High success rate reported for diabetic Charcot foot surgery
Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following surgery, a new study has found.