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.

April 2021

Re-Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of the 0.9 Ankle-Brachial Index Threshold in Penetrating Lower Extremity Trauma
Reviewed By: Patrick M. Bik, DPM

Surgical Diabetic Foot Infections: Is Osteomyelitis Associated with a Worse Prognosis?
Review By: Sahab K. Danesh, DPM

Is Definitive Plate Fixation Overlap with External Fixator Pin Sites A Risk Factor for Infection in Pilon Fractures?
Reviewed By: Matthew J. Dougherty, DPM

Analysis of Early Failure Rate and Its Risk Factor with 2157 Total Ankle Replacements
Reviewed By: Cody T. Gaupel, DPM

Prevalence of Foot Disorders According to Chronic Kidney Disease Stage
Reviewed By: Brian T. Haven, DPM

Wound Location is Independently Associated with Adverse Outcomes Following First-Time Revascularization for Tissue Loss
Reviewed By: Katrin Heineman, DPM

Day-of-Surgery Video Call and Phone Calls Increase Patient Satisfaction and Outpatient Surgery Experience
Reviewed By: Bradley Jimerson, DPM

Comparison of Acute Kidney Injury in Patients Prescribed Vancomycin in Combination with Piperacillin–Tazobactam or Cefepime for Diabetic Foot Infections
Reviewed By: Jennifer Levi, DPM

Costs of Care for Low-Energy Extremity Gunshot Injuries are Reduced with Standardized Treatment
Reviewed By: Sara Mateen, DPM

Estimates of Direct and Indirect Costs of Ankle Fractures: A Prospective Analysis
Reviewed By: Clair Cadena Miranda, DPM

Independent Observational Analysis of Ulcer Outcomes for SINBAD and University of Texas Ulcer Scoring Systems
Reviewed By: Shazeb Rizvi, DPM

Contamination and Decontamination of Autologous Bone in the Operating Room: A Systematic Review
Reviewed By: Gavin G. Tsuchida, DPM

Modern Day Scurvy in Pediatric Orthopaedics: A Forgotten Illness
Reviewed By: Chengcheng Tu, DPM

Intraoperative Three-Dimensional Imaging in Ankle Syndesmotic Reduction
Reviewed By: Usman Urooj, DPM

Refilling Opioid Prescriptions after Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery: An Analysis of Incidence and Risk Factors
Reviewed By: Nicholas L. Varakin, DPM

Amputation Versus Free Flap: Long-Term Outcomes of Microsurgical Limb Salvage and Risk Factors for Amputation in the Diabetic Population
Reviewed By: Kayla L. Wright, DPM

Does Early Functional Mobilization Affect Long-Term Outcomes after an Achilles Tendon Rupture? A Randomized Clinical Trial
Reviewed By: Mohammed A. Yousuf, DPM

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