Autologous conditioned platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroids injected one time in patients with plantar fasciitis were associated with nearly the same amount of improvement in plantar fasciitis pain and symptoms, according to results of a randomized trial presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
Source: Science Daily
For patients undergoing surgery to repair a bunion deformity of the foot, non-weight-bearing x rays taken immediately after surgery can provide a good estimate of the risk that the bunion will return over time, reports a study.
Team physicians who treat high-level athletes with fifth metatarsal fractures, ones that are in zone 2 at the proximal extent of the fifth metatarsal and known as Jones fractures, should focus on ways to avoid failed treatment if they decide to surgically fix the fracture, a presenter at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, said here.
Recently published results showed male youth soccer players with reduced hip extension muscle strength were at a greater risk for lateral ankle sprains.
Researchers collected anthropometric characteristics of 133 male youth soccer players and assessed hip muscle strength using a handheld dynamometer. During three consecutive seasons, the team medical staff recorded players’ injuries.
Although results from this study demonstrated both open and endoscopic excision of the os trigonum for athletes with posterior ankle impingement led to good function and pain outcomes, endoscopic treatment had a lower complication rate and a shorter time to return to full activities.
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.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation announced the full commercial launch of its Cadence Total Ankle System.
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 in patients with peripheral vascular disease.
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.
Source: Podiatry Today
Nitinol dynamic compression staples may provide unique benefits in a wide variety of foot surgeries. Accordingly, this author shares his experience with staple fixation in recent cases involving an active duty military population.