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.

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April 2018

Allgöwer-Donati Versus Vertical Mattress Suture Technique Impact on Perfusion in Ankle Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial Using Intraoperative Angiography
Reviewed By: Vanessa Cardenas, DPM  

Functional Outcomes of Symptomatic Implant Removal Following Ankle Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
Reviewed By: Anson Chu, DPM

A Prospective, Multicenter, Open-Label, Single-Arm Clinical Trial for Treatment of Chronic Complex Diabetic Foot Wounds with Exposed Tendon and/or Bone: Positive Clinical Outcomes of Viable Cryopreserved Human Placental Membrane
Reviewed By: Rebecca V. DeSimone, DPM

Influence of Multidrug-Resistant Organism on the Outcome of Diabetic Foot Infection
Reviewed By: Ajay K. Ghai, DPM

Pilot Assessment of the Angiosome Concept by Intraoperative Fluorescence Angiography After Tibial Bypass Surgery
Reviewed By: Timothy D. Greene, DPM

The Dangers of Electrosurgical Smoke to Operating Room Personnel: A Review
Reviewed By: Todd A. Hasenstein, DPM

Reconstruction for Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy: Comparison of Flexor Hallucis Longus (FHL) Transfer Versus V-Y Advancement
Reviewed by: Jonathan Lee, DPM

Flexible Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity Comparison Between Weightbearing and Nonweightbearing Measurements Using Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Reviewed By: Laura Y. Lee, DPM

Reverse Sural Flap for Ankle and Heel Soft-Tissues Reconstruction
Reviewed By: Wesley Maurice Leong, DPM

Open Treatment of Ankle Fracture as Inpatient Increases Risk of Complication
Reviewed By: Jenna M. Lohre, DPM

Effect of Posterior Malleolus Fracture on Syndesmotic Reduction: A Cadaveric Study
Reviewed By: Spruha Magodia, DPM

Added Value of Preoperative Computed Tomography for Determining Cartilage Degeneration in Patients with Osteochondral Lesions of the Talar Dome
Reviewed By: Sara A. Naguib, DPM

Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Cardiac Devices
Reviewed By: Kevin P. Patel, DPM

Epidemiology of Navicular Injury at the NFL Combine and Their Impact on an Athlete’s Prospective NFL Career
Reviewed By: Blayne K. Patton, DPM

Comparison of Treatment Outcomes of Arthrodesis and Two Generations of Ankle Replacement Implants 
Reviewed By: Kyung Seo, DPM

Randomized Trial Comparing Suture Button with Single Syndesmotic Screw for Syndesmotic Injury
Reviewed By: Shyam A. Sheth, DPM

Effect of Antibiotic Prophylaxis of Surgical Site Infections Following Removal of Orthopaedic Implants Used for Treatment of Foot, Ankle and Lower-Leg Fractures: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Reviewed By:  Hyun W. Shim, DPM

Toe Pressures Are Superior to Duplex Parameters in Predicting Wound Healing following Toe and Foot Amputations
Reviewed By: Jennifer A. Skolnik, DPM

Incidence and Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Ankle Fracture: A Retrospective Multicenter Study
Reviewed By: Paul J. Whitehouse, DPM

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