Scientific Literature Reviews

ACFAS’ monthly Scientific Literature Review 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.

 Jennifer R. Seifert, DPM, FACFAS, Editor 

May 2023

Risk Factors for a Failed Transmetatarsal Amputation in Patients with Diabetes
Reviewed By: Jasmeet Chawla, DPM
Residency Program: NYU Langone - Brooklyn

Advances in Cartilage Repair
Reviewed By: Milad Adloo
Residency Program: NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn

Early Tensile Loading in Nonsurgically Treated Achilles Tendon Ruptures Leads to a Larger Tendon Callus and a Lower Elastic Modulus: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Reviewed By: Michelle K. Yoakim, DPM
Residency Program: North Colorado Podiatric Medicine & Surgery Residency - Greeley, CO

Comparison of Two Surgical Strategies for Fractures of the Anterior Process of the Calcaneus With or Without Bridging Plate Fixation
Reviewed By: Saad N Islam, DPM, PGY – II
Residency Program: Community Medical Center – RWJBH

Primary Closure or Secondary Wound Healing of Pin Sites After External Fixator Removal
Reviewed By: Callie Morlock, DPM
Residency Program: North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO

Reconstruction of Small-Sized Complex Defect on the Foot Dorsum Without Microsurgery: Intrinsic Adipofascial Flap 
Reviewed by: Catherine Yun 
Residency Program: Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ 

Outcomes of intermediate stage varus ankle arthritis treated by supramalleolar osteotomy
Reviewed By: Andrew Thomas Stuhr, PGY-1, DPM
Residency Program: Northern Colorado Podiatry Surgical Residency Program – Greeley, CO 

Incidence of (Osteo)Chondral Lesions of the Ankle in Isolated Syndesmotic Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Reviewed By: Hans Humrick, DPM
Residency Program: North Colorado Medical Center PMSR Greeley, Colorado

Osteoscopic versus open surgery for the treatment of enchondroma in the foot
Reviewed By: Zishan Quader, DPM
Residency Program: New York University Brooklyn Langone, Brooklyn, NY

Below-the-Ankle Orbital Atherectomy in Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia Patients as a Bailout Strategy for Limb Salvage: Early Clinical Experience 
Reviewed by: Pranav Phadtare
Residency program: Community Medical Center, Toms River

Rates of Conversion from Dry to Wet Gangrene Following Lower Extremity Revascularization
Reviewed By:  Isaac Wilmot, DPM
Residency Program: University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville, FL

A novel minimally invasive percutaneous treatment for Essex-Lopresti joint depression-type DIACFs by ligamentotaxis
Reviewed By: Alexsandra R. Szajna, PGYI
Residency Program: UF Health Jacksonville, FL

Outcomes and Complications of Open Versus Minimally invasive Repair of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Reviewed By: Jennifer M. So, DPM, PGY-2
Residency Program: University of Florida College of Medicine - Jacksonville. Jacksonville, FL.

Early results and complication rate of the LapiCotton procedure in the treatment of medial longitudinal arch collapse: a prospective cohort study
Reviewed By: Andrew Greenberg, DPM 
Residency Program: NYU Langone Brooklyn Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Does the Type of Anesthesia (regional vs. general) Represent an Independent Predictor for In-hospital Complications in Operatively Treated Malleolar Fractures? A Retrospective Analysis of 5262 Patients
Reviewed By: Patricia Woo, DPM, PGY-1
Residency Program: North Colorado Medical Center - Greeley, CO

Screw-only fibular construct for Weber B ankle fractures: A retrospective clinical and cost comparison to assess feasibility for resource-limited settings
Reviewed By: Fahad Hussain, DPM
Residency Program: RWJBH- Community Medical Center

A Retrospective Case Series on Free Flap Reconstruction for Ischemic Diabetic Foot: The Nutrient Flap Further Explained
Reviewed By: Lindsay Wynn
Residency Program: University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville

How to assess consolidation after foot and ankle arthrodesis with computed tomography. A systematic review
Reviewed By: Michael Radcliffe, DPM    
Residency Program: UF College of Medicine - Jacksonville; Jacksonville, FL

Presence of a Patent Pedal Arch is the Primary Predictor of Transmetatarsal Amputation Healing and Limb Salvage
Reviewed By: Firas Katmeh, DPM, MSH
Residency Program: UF Health - Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

The Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI to Evaluate Acute Lisfranc Joint Injuries: Comparison With Direct Operative Observations
Reviewed By: Sai Vemula, DPM PGY-2
Residency Program: RWJBH Community Medical Center, Toms River, NJ

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