Scientific Literature Reviews

Kelly M. Pirozzi, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor 

Rachel H. Albright, DPM, AACFAS, Co-Editor
Mark A. Dreyer, DPM, AACFAS, 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.


April 2019

Assessment of the Efficacy of SERI Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Correction
Reviewed By: Nina Argade, DPM

Lateral Column Lengthening Versus Subtalar Arthroereisis for Pediatric Flatfeet: A Systematic Review  
Reviewed By: Mariam Botros, DPM

Persistent Postoperative Step-Off of the Posterior Malleolus Leads to Higher Incidence of Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis in Trimalleolar Fractures
Reviewed By: Natalia Cardona, DPM

Effects of Local Use of Insulin of Wound Healing in Nondiabetic Patients
Reviewed By: Sara M. Davis, DPM

The Distally Based Peroneus Brevis Flap: The Five-Step Technique
Reviewed By: Tyler Gloschat, DPM

Ultrasound of Subtalar Joint Synovitis in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results of an OMERACT Reliability Exercise Using Consensual Definitions
Reviewed By: John Greaves, DPM

Survivorship and Long-Term Outcome of a Consecutive Series of 200 Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) Implants
Reviewed By: Anusha Iyer, DPM

Techniques and Considerations for the Operative Treatment of Ankle fractures in the Elderly
Reviewed By: Kristopher Jerry, DPM

Shockwave Therapy Associated with Eccentric Strengthening for Achilles Insertional Tendinopathy: A Prospective Study
Reviewed By: Diana Le, DPM

Incidence of and Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism After Foot and Ankle Surgery
Reviewed By: Midy Liou, DPM

Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate May Decrease Postoperative Cyst Occurrence Rate in Autologous Osteochondral Transplantation for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus
Reviewed By: Joshua Lisonbee, DPM

Single-Screw Fixation Compared with Double-Screw Fixation for Treatment of Medial Malleolar Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Control Trial
Reviewed By: Colin Mizuo, DPM

Bone Density Correlates with Clinical Outcomes After Ankle Fracture Fixation
Reviewed By: Alisha Poonja, DPM

Hypoalbuminemia Is an Independent Risk Factor for 30-Day Mortality, Postoperative Complications, Readmission and Reoperation in the Operative Lower-Extremity Trauma Patients
Reviewed By: Kevin Ragothaman, DPM

Oral Versus Intravenous Antibiotics for Bone and Joint Infection
Reviewed By: Zinnia M. Rocha, DPM

Effectiveness of Viable Cryopreserved Placental Membranes for Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers in a Real-World Setting
Reviewed By: Nicholas Salerno, DPM

Retrospective Single-Center Study Evaluating Clinical and Dermoscopic Features of Longitudinal Melanonychia, ABCDEF Criteria and Risk of Malignancy
Reviewed By: Israel Santander, DPM

Prognosticating Factors of Relapse in Clubfoot Management by Ponseti Method
Reviewed By: Pooja Shah, DPM

The Effect of Patient Characteristics on One- to Two-Year and Minimum Five-Year Outcomes After Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Reviewed By: Jason Spector, DPM

Development of an Institutional Opioid Prescriber Education Program and Opioid-Prescribing Guidelines: Impact on Prescribing Practices
Reviewed By: Anmy Vu, DPM

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