Scientific Literature Reviews

Kelly M. Pirozzi, DPM, FACFAS, Senior Editor 
Rachel H. Albright, DPM, AACFAS,  Co-Editor
Mark A. Dreyer, 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.

August 2019

Arthroscopic Management for Early-Stage Tuberculosis of the Ankle
Reviewed By: Mahsa AghaJafari, DPM

Ligamentous Lisfranc Injury: A Biomechanical Comparison of Dorsal Plate Fixation and Transarticular Screws
Reviewed By: Vikram A. Bala, DPM

Anterior Inferior Tibiofibular Ligament Avulsion Fractures in Operatively Treated Ankle Fractures: A Retrospective Analysis
Reviewed By: Kyle A. Bray, DPM

Peroneal Nerve Location at the Fibular Head: An Anatomic Study Using 3D Imaging
Reviewed By: Daniel P. Bullard, DPM

Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATFL) Repair Using Two Suture Anchors Produced Better Functional Outcomes Than Using One Suture Anchor for the Treatment of Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability
Reviewed by: Matthew J. Fernandez, DPM

Relationship Between Fracture Morphology of Lateral Malleolus and Syndesmotic Stability After Supination-External Rotation Type Ankle Fractures
Reviewed By: Gregory A. Foote, DPM

Morphology of the Posterior Malleolar Fracture Associated with a Spiral Distal Tibia Fracture
Reviewed By: Morgan E. Garcia, DPM

Bipolar Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Tibiotalar Joint: A Concise Mid-Term Follow-up of a Previous Report
Reviewed By: Ashley Jensen, DPM

Medical Comorbidities Increase the Rate of Surgical Site Infection in Primary Achilles Tendon Repair
Reviewed By: Sangho Kim, DPM

Altered Achilles Tendon Function During Walking in People with Diabetic Neuropathy: Implications for Metabolic Energy Saving
Reviewed By: Alina Kogan, DPM

Dynamic Stabilization of Syndesmosis Injuries Reduces Complications and Re-operations as Compared with Screw Fixation: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Reviewed By: Amanda M. Kohut, DPM

Lesion Size Measured on MRI Does Not Accurately Reflect Arthroscopic Measurement in Talar Osteochondral Lesions
Reviewed By: Greg Lifferth, DPM

Autologous Lipotransfer For Bone Defects Secondary to Osteomyelitis: A Report of A Novel Method and Systematic Review of the Literature
Reviewed By: Ricardo Navarrete Jr., DPM

Lower Signal Intensity of the Anterior Talofibular Ligament Is Associated with a Higher Rate of Return to Sport After ATFL Repair for Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability
Reviewed By: Lenny Nguyen, DPM

Defining Reference Values for the Normal Tibiofibular Syndesmosis in Adults Using Weight-Bearing CT
Reviewed By: Christine C. Palma, DPM

Radiological Outcome After Treatment of Juvenile Flatfeet with Subtalar Arthroereisis: A Matched Pair Analysis of 38 Cases Comparing Neurogenic and Non-Neurogenic Patients
Reviewed By: Paris M. Payton, DPM

Arthroscopic Suture-Tape Internal Bracing is Safe as Arthroscopic Modified Broström Repair in the Treatment of Chronic Ankle Instability
Reviewed By: Jacob M. Perkins, DPM

Cost Comparison of Surgically Treated Ankle Fractures Managed in an Inpatient Versus Outpatient Setting
Reviewed by: Spenser Alan Soldano, DPM

Risk Factors for Necrosis of Skin Flap-Like Wounds after Ed Debridement and Suture
Reviewed By: Christopher Van Damme, DPM

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