Scientific Literature Reviews - December 2009

John S. Steinberg, DPM, Editor 

The ACFAS’s Scientific Literature Reviews is a compilation of brief summaries of quality research from world-renowned medical journals, provided by podiatric residents from across the country.


December 2009

Augmented Compared with Nonaugmented Surgical Repair of Fresh Total Achilles Tendon Rupture
Reviewed by: Janet Baatile, DPM

Outcome after Fixation of Ankle Fractures with an Injury to the Syndesmosis: The Effect of the Syndesmosis Screw
Reviewed by: Jennifer K. Fong, DPM

Long-Term Functional Outcomes After Operative Treatment for Intra-Articular Fractures of the Calcaneus
Reviewed by: Susan King, DPM

The Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Radiographic Bone Healing after Elective Foot Surgery
Reviewed by: Priya Parthasarathy, DPM

Radiographic Measurements in Patients with Hallux Valgus Before and After Proximal Crescentic Osteotomy
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Schnell, DPM

Incidence and Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Podiatric Surgery
Reviewed by: Shannon Schnell, DPM

Intermediate Term Outcome of the Agility Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Reviewed by: Nathaniel J. Voshel, DPM

Educational Opportunities