Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis (STJ) – a McGlamry review

STJ FUSION (SUBTALAR JOINT ARTHRODESIS) CHEAT SHEET 1. How are the major tarsal joints affected with a fusion? : TN fusion limits STJ motion the most (8%). STJ fusion still allows 25% TN and 55t% CC motion (astion). -the take home is that an isolated STJ fusion (vs triple) preserves 50% of mid tarsal joint…

Podiatry Interview Practice

How do you fixate a danis weber B ? Danis weber B with a medial mall fracture classifies which SER? SER 4 AP/ Mortise decreased overlap = syndesmotic rupture How to fix syndesmosis? 3 screws, tight rope, 4 screws How do position the tight rope for syndesmosis? Pic of erythrysma? medication? erythrymcin Topical ointment for…

100’s of Podiatric EPONYMS

Can be cateogrized by “physical examination – and subcategorized – patient does the test? eg jack’s test….or physician squeezes something and causes tinel’s sign”   Silver Keller Mitchell Chevron Austin Joplin Youngswick Hohmann Riverdin Riverdin – Green Mc Bride Logroscino Hibb’s angle/tenosus Young’s Fowler Cotton  Lapidus Evan’s Hoke’s fusion Hoke’s recession Hoke’s tonsil Charcot foot…

APMLE Exam II – CSPE

  Which are the most common treatments used? Cam Walker NSAIDS RICE Custom orthotics Compression stockings   Plantar Fasciitis CC: Pain is worse upon ambulation at mornings. Pain is on the medial posterior heel. Patient had pain for a couple years. Objective: MSK- POP to medial calcaneal tubercle. Equinus. Assessment: Plantar fasciitis Plan: Duexis (NSAID),…

Podiatry Made Easy – A compilation of mnemonics and memory aids

Podiatry Mnemonics CONGENITAL DEFECTS Brachymetatarsia “Bra” in the name can give you two clues. The B in bra means it is usually bi-lateral and affects females. There are 4 A’s in the name, so it most commonly affects the 4th toe.   Polydactyly Polydactyly refers to an extra digit. There are two classifications for post-axial…

MRI imaging Made Easy – How to identify STIR imaging.

An introduction to identifying STIR images. by Rossi Bad Original Date: 2016-04   MRI image appearance The best way to identify STIR images is to look for areas that should be filled with either fat or fluid. For example bone marrow should be filled with fat, and joint spaces should be filled with fluid. Next,…

A podiatric introduction to Biomechanics of the Foot

There are three main theories that help determine the cause of the foot pathology from a biomechanical standpoint: Sagittal plane facilitation (SPF) Subtalar joint neutral (SJN) or Foot Morphology theory Tissue stress theory (TS)   STJN was initially described by Merton L. Root, and therefore is  also known as “Rootian” biomechanics. STJN occurs at heel strike,…

Podiatric Eponyms and Nicknames

Runner’s toe – subungal hematoma of the SECOND TOE Tennis toe – subungal hematoma of HALLUX Turf toe – sprain of HALLUX MPJ due to hyperextension Sand toe – sprain of HALLUX MPJ due to hyperflexion Runner’s knee – Patellofemoral dyfunction Basketball foot – STJ dislocation Lachman’s test – ACL test McMurray’s test – Meniscal test dreaded…