Scientific Literature Reviews

Kelly M. Pirozzi, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor 
Benjamin D. Cullen, DPM, FACFAS, Co-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.


December 2017

A Prospective Study on the Effect of Sport Specialization on Lower Extremity Injury Rates in High School Athletes
Reviewed By: Jason N. Birkel, DPM

A Prospective Study of Four Total Ankle Arthroplasty Implants by Non-Designer Investigators
Reviewed By: Christopher L. Clement, DPM

Performance and Return to Sport After Achilles Tendon Repair in National Football League Players
Reviewed By: Kyle D. Durfey, DPM

Medial External Fixation for Staged Treatment of Closed Calcaneus Fractures: Surgical Technique and Case Series
Reviewed By: Catlea M. Gorman, DPM

Habitual Minimalist Shod Running Biomechanics and the Acute Response to Running Barefoot
Reviewed By: Stacey Helland, DPM

Subradiographic Foot and Ankle Fractures and Bone Contusions Detected by MRI in Elite Ice Hockey Players
Reviewed By: Brian Hiapo, DPM

A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Dexamethasone and Clonidine as Adjuvants to a Ropivacaine Sciatic Popliteal Block for Foot Surgery
Reviewed By: Amanda L. Killeen, DPM

Bone-Block Arthrodesis Procedure in Failures of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Replacement
Reviewed By: Rosabel Loya, DPM

Hindfoot Arthritis Progression and Arthrodesis Risk After Total Ankle Replacement
Reviewed By: Samantha A. Luer, DPM

Postoperative Fever in Orthopaedic Surgery: How Effective Is the "Fever Workup?"
Reviewed By: Elizabeth F. Neubauer, DPM

Angiographic Assessment of Atherosclerotic Load at the Lower Extremity in Patients with Diabetic Foot and Charcot Neuro-Arthropathy
Reviewed By: David M. Pagnanelli, Jr., DPM

Percutaneous Treatment of Hallux Valgus: What’s the Evidence? A Systematic Review
Reviewed By: Kelly C. Parks, DPM

Debridement and Functional Rehabilitation for Achilles Tendon Infection Following Tendon Repair
Reviewed By: Sandeep P. Patel, DPM

Compression Stockings in the Management of Fractures of the Ankle: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Reviewed By: Riley L. Pett, DPM

Quantification of the Ossification of the Lateral Cuneiform in the Feet of Young Children with Unilateral Congenital Talipes Equinovarus
Reviewed By: Lauren E. Pruner, DPM

Rate of and Risk Factors for Intermediate-Term Reoperation After Ankle Fracture Fixation: A Population-Based Cohort Study
Reviewed By: Heather H. Schaefbauer, DPM

The Recognition and Incidence of Peroneal Tendon Dislocation Associated with a Fracture of the Talus
Reviewed By: Riddhi M. Shah, DPM

Tendon Length, Calf Muscle Atrophy and Strength Deficit After Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture
Reviewed By: Ryan Supon, DPM

Scientific Literature Reviews Archive

Educational Opportunities