Keys To Revising Failed Flatfoot Surgery

keys to revising failed flatfoot surgery Keys To Revising Failed Flatfoot Surgery

Given the lack of consensus on indications and procedures for flatfoot surgery, these authors offer their insights on revisional flatfoot surgery. In addition to discussing diagnostic keys and pearls on appropriate procedure selection, they share their clinical experience in revising both overcorrected and undercorrected flatfoot as well as correcting nonunions.

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Managing The Recalcitrant Calcaneal Wound

managing the recalcitrant calcaneal wound Managing The Recalcitrant Calcaneal Wound

Although calcaneal ulcers complicated by osteomyelitis can seem destined for amputation, judicious multidisciplinary management can save a limb. These authors review key risk factors and potential complications, assess treatment options including the subtotal calcanectomy, and emphasize the merits of multidisciplinary care with a compelling limb salvage case study.

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Point-Counterpoint: Should You Perform Minimal Incision Or Extensile Lateral Incision For Calcaneal Fractures?

point counterpoint should you perform minimal incision or extensile lateral incision for calcaneal fractures Point Counterpoint: Should You Perform Minimal Incision Or Extensile Lateral Incision For Calcaneal Fractures?

Minimal incision. Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew L. German, DPM, note that using a minimal incision can facilitate anatomic reduction for calcaneal fractures and leads to fewer post-op complications than the extensile lateral incision.

Extensile lateral incision. George F. Wallace, DPM, MBA, cites the extensile lateral incision’s versatility and direct visualization, saying the technique is a necessary foundation for other methods of calcaneal fracture surgery.

Wallace Point Counterpoint: Should You Perform Minimal Incision Or Extensile Lateral Incision For Calcaneal Fractures?

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Current Concepts In Treating Hypertrophic Scars And Keloids

current concepts in treating hypertrophic scars and keloids Current Concepts In Treating Hypertrophic Scars And Keloids

Given that a keloid or hypertrophic scar may cause disfigurement, pruritus, pain and contractures that can result in deformity and disability, prevention is the first and most important step in the management of these scars. These authors discuss the pathophysiology of scar formation, risk factors, keys to prevention and available treatments for keloids or hypertrophic scars.

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