The scope of arthroscopy and endoscopy of the foot and ankle is expanding. New techniques are emerging to deal with diverse ankle pathology. The past twenty five years have brought significant advances in endoscopic and arthroscopic techniques. These small incision techniques result in less surgical trauma and faster healing.
The Gastrocnemius is the largest and most superficial of calf muscles and the main propellant in walking and running. This issue of Foot and Ankle Clinics will cover everything from the anatomy and biomechanics to surgical techniques.
The subtalar joint, also known as the talocalcaneal joint, is a joint of the foot. It occurs at the meeting point of the talus and the calcaneus.. This issue will include articles on Subtalar anatomy and mechanics, Subtalar arthritis, Subtalar arthrodesis, open and arthroscopic, indications and contraindications, Subtalar distraction arthrodesis and many more.
This issue of the Foot & Ankle Clinics focuses exclusively on advances being made in Latin America, in an effort to include more surgeons from Latin America who are major contributors to the literature, and give them an opportunity to share ideas. The issue will cover new techniques and advances from major doctors, academics, and institutions in Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.
This issue will include articles on Supramalleolar osteotomies for posttraumatic malalignment of the distal tibia, Intra-articular osteotomies for malunited tibial pilon fractures , Secondary reconstruction for malunions and nonunions of the talar body, Corrective osteotomies for malunited tongue type calcaneal fractures, Joint-sparing corrections of malunited Chopart joint injuries and many more!
In the MTP joint, as in any joint, the ends of the bones are covered by a smooth articular cartilage. If wear-and-tear or injury damage the articular cartilage, the raw bone ends can rub together. A bone spur, or overgrowth, may develop on the top of the bone. This overgrowth can prevent the toe from bending as much as it needs to when you walk. The result is a stiff big toe, or hallux rigidus. Hallux rigidus usually develops in adults between the ages of 30 and 60 years. No one knows why it appears in some people and not others. It may result from an injury to the toe that damages the articular cartilage or from differences in foot anatomy that increase stress on the joint.
Clubfoot is a deformity in which an infants foot is turned inward so that the bottom of the foot faces sideways or even upward. Approximately one infant in every 1,000 live births will have clubfoot, making it one of the more common congenital (present at birth) foot deformities. If a childs clubfoot is not treated, the foot will remain deformed, and he or she will not be able to walk normally.
This issue will include: Percuataneous Surgery for mild to moderate hallux valgus, percuataneous surgery for severe hallux valgus, technique and outcomes of chevron and basal osteotomies, percutaneous metatarsalgia and lesser toe surgery, distal minimally invasive metatarsal ostetomies and lesser toe correction, and many more exciting articles.
This issue will include new ideas and techniques from around the world in foot and ankle surgery; including UK Controversies and Trends in Bunion Surgery, Severe Deformity Correction: The German Perspective, Recent Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery in Mainland China, Total Toe Replacement in the United States: What We Know and What is on the Horizon, Total Ankle Replacement: Overview of the Canadian Experience, and many more exciting articles.
This issue of Fooot and Ankle Clinics will focus on Injectable rh-PDGF in collagen carrier for hindfoot fusion; Vancouver experience of rh-PDGF; B2-A polypeptide in foot ankle fusion; Adipose-derived msc in hindfoot fusion; Polyvinyl for hallux rigidis; New development of novel hammer toe and mt plate; Large BM Intra articular allograft; and many other articles surrounding bone grafts, bone graft substitutes, and biologics.