Scientific Literature Reviews

Kelly M. Pirozzi, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor 

Jennifer R. Seifert, DPM, AACFAS, Co-Editor
Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS, FACFAS, DPM, 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.
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May 2019

Role of Procalcitonin as a Predictor of Clinical Outcome in Acute Diabetic Foot Infections: A Prospective Study
Reviewed By: Ashley N. Arzadon, DPM

Renal Function as a Predictor of Early Transmetatarsal Amputation Failure
Reviewed By: Elizabeth Chan, DPM

Development and Validation of a Delayed Presenting Clubfoot Score to Predict the Response to Ponseti Casting for Children Aged 2–10
Reviewed By: Jordan W. Crafton, DPM

Venous Thromoboembolism and Bleeding Adverse Events in Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot Orthopaedic Surgery with and Without Anticoagulants
Reviewed By: Stephen E. Dunham, DPM

Visit Duration Does Not Correlate with Perceived Physician Empathy
Reviewed By: Dylan A. Grau, DPM

The Effects of Timing of Ankle Blocks in Forefoot, Midfoot or Hindfoot Reconstruction with the Use of an Ankle Tourniquet
Reviewed By: Blake Hale, DPM

Comparison of Intermediate to Long-Term Outcomes of Total Ankle Arthroplasty in Ankles with Preoperative Varus, Valgus and Neutral Alignment
Reviewed By: Lindsey Hjelm, DPM

MRI Diagnosis for Posttraumatic Osteomyelitis of Extremities Using Conventional Metal-Artifact Reducing Protocols: Revisited
Reviewed By: Sharon K. Jay, DPM

In Vitro Activity of Oritavancin Alone or in Combination Against Vancomycin-Susceptible and –Resistant Enterococci
Reviewed By: Melissa M. Journot, DPM

Evaluating Patients for Elective Outpatient Foot and Ankle Surgery: Insurance as a Predictor of Patient Outcomes
Reviewed By: Matthew M. Knabel, DPM

Patient Safety: Driving After Foot and Ankle Surgery
Reviewed By: Sokieu Mach, DPM

The Effect of Tobacco Use on Incision Healing in Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Review of 114 Patients
Reviewed By: Elena S. Manning, DPM

Effect of NSAIDs on Bone Healing Rates: A Meta-Analysis
Reviewed By: Nicole Naz Mehr, DPM

The Ruptured Achilles Tendon Elongates for Six Months After Surgical Repair Regardless of Early or Late Weightbearing in Combination with Ankle Mobilization: A Randomized Control Trial
Reviewed By: Kelsey J. Millonig, DPM

Outcomes of the Calcaneo-Stop Procedure for the Treatment of Juvenile Flatfoot in Young Athletes
Reviewed By: Samantha A. Miner, DPM

Impact of Heart Failure and Dialysis in the Prognosis of Diabetic Patients with Ischemic Foot Ulcers
Reviewed By: Greg Nero, DPM

Tranexamic Acid Reduces Perioperative Blood Loss and Hemarthrosis in Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Reviewed By: Stephanie A. Oexeman, DPM

Oral Versus Intravenous Antibiotic Treatment for Bone and Joint Infections (OVIVA): Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial
Reviewed By: Tyler Reber, DPM

Surgeon Type and Outcomes After Inpatient Ankle Arthrodesis and Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using the Nationwide Premier Healthcare Claims Database
Reviewed By: Mallory Schweitzer, DPM

Does the Use of Locking Screws Decrease the Rate of Hardware Removal in Ankle Fractures?
Reviewed By: Eric M. Swenson, DPM

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