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.
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September 2020

Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Nonsurgically Treated Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures
Reviewed By: Andy Archuleta, DPM

Debridement and Hinged Motion Distraction Is Superior to Debridement Alone In Patients with Ankle Osteoarthritis: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
Reviewed By: Yvonne Baumrucker, DPM

Vitamin C and Thiamine are Associated with Lower Mortality in Sepsis
Reviewed By: Kiera M. Benge-Shea, DPM 

Effects of Diabetes Mellitus on Functional Outcomes and Complications After Torsional Ankle Fractures
Reviewed By: Michael J. Bouchard, DPM

What is the Prevalence of Burnout, Depression, and Substance Use Among Orthopaedic Surgery Residents and What Are the Risk Factors? A Collaborative Orthopaedic Educational Research Group Survey Study
Reviewed By: Jacob Carmichael, DPM

Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of Open Operative, Minimally Invasive and Conservative Treatments of Acute Achilles Tendon Tear
Reviewed By: Joelaki J. Cartman, DPM

Effects of Gender Bias and Stereotypes in Surgical Training: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Reviewed By: Kayla DeBlauw, DPM

Treatment of the Tibial Pilon Fractures Using the Antero-Medial Fibula Approach: Ten Case Series
Reviewed By: Kalen Farr, DPM 

Effect of Age on Outcome and Revision in Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Reviewed By: Jason Hymowitz, DPM

Association of Estrogen Receptor ß Polymorphisms with Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Reviewed By: Victoria R. Knauf, DPM

Factors Affecting Subjective Symptoms in Children with Pes Planovalgus Deformity
Reviewed By: Rekha N. Kouri, DPM 

Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment in Children with Painful Rigid Flatfoot and Talocalcaneal Coalition
Reviewed By: Joyann E. Oakman, DPM

Post-Operative Outcomes of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Versus Circular External Fixation in Treatment Of Tibial Plafond Fractures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Reviewed By: Michael D. Paula, DPM 

Better Outcome for Suture Button Compared with Single Syndesmotic Screw for Syndesmosis Injury: Five-Year Results of A Randomized Controlled Trial
Reviewed By: Chase M. Tamashiro, DPM

Multidrug Resistant Organism Predicts Ulcer Recurrence Following Surgical Management of Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis
Reviewed By: Nick R. Thompson, DPM 

Poor Prognosis for Infectious Complications of Surgery for Ankle and Hindfoot Fracture and Dislocation. A 34-Case Series
Reviewed By: Dong Yu, DPM

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