Scientific Literature Reviews

Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, FACFAS, 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.


December 2012

The Salvage of Complex Hindfoot Problems with Use of a Custom Talar Total Ankle Prosthesis
Reviewed by: Dresden Beier, DPM

Surgical Stabilization of Nonplantigrade Charcot Arthropathy of the Midfoot
Reviewed by: Nyssa Christie, DPM

Comparison of Initial Hemodynamic Response after Endovascular Therapy and Open Surgical Bypass in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus and Critical Limb Ischemia
Reviewed by: Danielle DiStefano, DPM

Post-Splinting Radiographs of Minimally Displaced Fractures: Good Practice or Medicolegal Protection?
Reviewed by: Matthew German, DPM

Lag Screw Fixation of Medial Malleolar Fractures: A Biomechanical, Radiographic, and Clinical Comparison of Unicortical Partially Threaded Lag Screws and Bicortical Fully Threaded Lag Screws
Reviewed by: Lauren Karger, DPM

Normal Tibiofibular Relationship at the Syndesmosis on Axial CT Imaging
Reviewed by: Irene Labib, DPM

Anatomic Lateral Ligament Reconstruction in the Ankle: A Hybrid Technique in the Athletic Population
Reviewed by: Adam M. Lang, DPM

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Reduces Deep Infection Rate in Open Tibial Fractures
Reviewed by: Carl Brandon Lindberg, DPM

Clinical Comparison of the Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System and Subchondral Drilling in Osteochondral Defects of the First Metatarsal Head
Reviewed by: Raquel Litherland, DPM

Cellulitis May Present as Foot Drop in a Diabetic Patient
Reviewed by: Dan Parise, DPM

Injury Patterns Causing Isolated Foot Compartment Syndrome
Reviewed by: Jeffrey R. Pentek, DPM

Women with Peripheral Arterial Disease Experience Faster Functional Decline Than Men with Peripheral Arterial Disease
Reviewed by: Daniel Piper, DPM

The Incidence of Thromboembolic Events in Surgically Treated Ankle Fracture
Reviewed by: Renee Rodriguez, DPM

Association of Biochemical B12 Deficiency With Metformin Therapy and Vitamin B12 Supplements: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999–2006
Reviewed by: Munketh S. Salem, DPM

Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Questionnaire of Follow-Up of 487 Patients
Reviewed by: Karimah Shabazz, DPM

Review of a Retrospective Study on the Post-Operative Infection Rate of Diabetics vs. Non-Diabetics
Reviewed by: Kevin D. Steffen Jr., DPM

Comparison of Pathway and Center of Gravity of the Calcaneus on Non-Involved and Involved Sides According to Eccentric and Concentric Strengthening in Patients with Achilles Tendinopathy
Reviewed by: Matthew Zuska, DPM

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