Scientific Literature Reviews - October 2012

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.


October 2012

Interpositional Arthroplasty with Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM) for Advanced Hallux Rigidus
Reviewed by: James P. Callahan, DPM

Functional Outcome of Ankle Fracture Patients Treated with Biodegradable Implants
Reviewed by: Benjamin Cullen, DPM

Relationship of Hyperglycemia and Surgical-Site Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery
Reviewed by: Caitlin Garwood, DPM

Selective Plantar Fascia Release for Nonhealing Diabetic Plantar Ulcerations  
Reviewed by: Deena Horn, DPM

Turning Tongues Into Joint Depressions: A New Calcaneal Osteotomy
Reviewed by: Devin J. Hull, DPM

Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Unstable Lateral Malleolar Fractures: A Randomized Multicenter Trial
Reviewed by: Dong M. Kim, DPM

Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma Combined with Allograft Bone in the Management of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures: A Prospective Cohort Study
Reviewed by: David Liss, DPM

The Impact of Smoking on Complications after Operatively Treated Ankle Fractures—A Follow-Up Study of 906 Patients
Reviewed by: Kristy A. Muscatello, DPM

Efficacy of Popliteal Block in Postoperative Pain Control after Ankle Fracture Fixation: A Prospective Randomized Study.
Reviewed by:  Noah G Oliver, DPM

Motion Versus Fixed Distraction of the Joint in the Treatment of Ankle Osteoarthritis
Reviewed by: Karen Shum, DPM

Comparison of Early Versus Delayed Weightbearing Outcomes after Microfracture for Small to Midsized Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
Reviewed by: Gabriel Van Gompel, DPM

Fluoroscopy-Guided Retrograde Core Drilling and Cancellous Bone Grafting in Osteochondral Defects of the Talus
Reviewed by: Romina Vincenti, DPM

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