Can a percutaneous, extra-articular distal first ray osteotomy have an impact for mild and moderate bunion deformities? A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery involving 217 feet (including 28 simultaneous bilateral cases) says this technique facilitates immediate postoperative weightbearing, minimal complications, reproducible results and application toward both the intermetatarsal and hallux abductus angles.
Total Ankle Arthroplasty Is Safer Than Total Hip And Knee Arthroplasty In The Early Postoperative Period
Total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA and TKA) are performed more commonly than total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), so patients and the orthopaedic community are more familiar with the likelihood of complications after THA and TKA than after TAA. The present study places early complication rates after TAA in the context of those after THA and TKA.
Most providers diagnose heel pain as plantar fasciitis. Everyone knows the ice, stretch and support protocol. But what if it is not plantar fasciitis?