Scientific Literature Reviews - June 2011

Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, Editor

ACFAS Scientific Literature Review Monthly offers a variety of types of published articles including clinical studies, case reports, methodology and technical reports, clinical "pearls," literature reviews and more. Each issue constitutes a state-of-the-art "textbook chapter" in the field of podiatric surgery.


Rehabilitation of the Operated Achilles Tendon: Parameters for Predicting Return to Activity
Reviewed by: Jonathan L. Brown, DPM

Effect of Knee Position on Gap Size Following Acute Achilles Rupture
Reviewed by: Jonathan L. Brown, DPM

Safety and hospital costs of Achilles tendon surgery: the serendipitous impact of a randomized clinical trial
Reviewed by: Jonathan L. Brown, DPM

Shock Wave Therapy Compared with Intramedullary Screw Fixation for Nonunion of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Metaphyseal-Diaphyseal Fractures
Reviewed by: Brandon Slade, DPM

One Stage Resection and Pin Stabilization of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint for Chronic Plantar Ulcer With Osteomyelitis
Reviewed by: Brandon Slade, DPM
Clinical Outcomes after Isolated Periarticular Osteotomies of the First Metatarsal for Hallux Rigidus: A Systematic Review
Reviewed by: Brandon Slade, DPM

Impact of allogenic packed red blood cell transfusion on nosocomial infection relates in the critically ill patient
Reviewed by: James Johnston, DPM

Total Ankle Replacement in the Varus Ankle
Reviewed by: James Johnston, DPM

Quality of Innervation in Sensate Medial Plantar Flaps for Heel Reconstruction
Reviewed by: Michael Nielsen, DPM

Midterm Results of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talar Shoulder Treated with Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation
Reviewed by: Namjong Lee, DPM

Second-look arthroscopic findings and clinical outcomes after microfracture for osteochondral lesions of the talus
Reviewed by: Brandon D. Wilde, DPM

Educational Opportunities