Scientific Literature Reviews

Benjamin D. Cullen, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor 

ACFAS Scientific Literature Review Monthly offers a variety 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 foot and ankle surgery.

July 2021

Optimizing Safety for Surgical Patients Undergoing Interhospital Transfer
Reviewed By: Stephanie N. Campbell, DPM

Matrix-Associated Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation with Autologous Bone Grafting of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus in Adolescents: Patient-Reported Outcomes with a Median Follow-Up of 6 Years
Reviewed By: John R. Constantino, DPM

Concurrent Internal Fixation and Soft Tissue Reconstruction by Distally Based Sural Flap: A Practicable Scheme for Complex Distal Tibial Fractures
Reviewed By: Clint Jiroux, DPM, MS

Do We Really Need to Worry About Calcaneocuboid Subluxation During Lateral Column Lengthening for Planovalgus Foot Deformity?
Reviewed By: Chandler J. Ligas, DPM

Efficacy of Low-Level Light Therapy for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Reviewed By: Brian A. Loring, DPM

Diabetic Pilon Fractures: Are They as Bad as We Think?
Reviewed By: Joshua P. Manning, DPM

Lesion Size May Predict Return to Play in Young Elite Athletes Undergoing Microfracture for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
Reviewed By: Samantha A. Miner, DPM

After Incision, the Skin Knife Blade is no More Contaminated than a Fresh Knife Blade
Reviewed By: Jeanne Mirbey, DPM

Closed Arthrodesis in Infected Neuropathic Ankles Using Ilizarov Ring Fixation 
Reviewed By: Assal Nour, DPM 

Does the Size of Tendon Gap Affect Patient-reported Outcome Following Achilles Tendon Ruptures Treated with Functional Rehabilitation? 
Reviewed By: Charles B. Penvose, DPM

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Intra-Articular Calcaneus Fractures: A 9-Year, Single-Center, Retrospective Study of a Standardized Technique Using A 2-Point Distractor
Reviewed By: Matthew A. Pitre, DPM

The Effect of Calcaneal Fractures on Functional and Economic Outcome in the Industrial Patient
Reviewed By: Shayla Robinson, DPM

Arthroscopic Characterization of Syndesmotic Instability in the Coronal Plane: Exactly What Measurement Matters?
Reviewed By: Tyler Rodericks, DPM

Efficacy of Versajet Hydrosurgery System in Chronic Wounds: A Systematic Review
Reviewed By: Hannah R. Schneiders, DPM

Reliability of Measurements Assessing the Lisfranc Joint Using Weightbearing Computed Tomography Imaging 
Reviewed By: Eric M. Swenson, DPM 

Outcomes Following Severe Distal Tibial, Ankle, and/or Mid/Hindfoot Trauma: Comparison of Limb Salvage and Transtibial Amputation 
Reviewed By: Caleb P. Thomas, DPM 

Consistency and Reliability of Ankle Stress Radiography in Patients with Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability
Reviewed By: Vincent G. Vacketta, DPM

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