We, Hans Polzer, MD and Sebastian F. Baumbach, MD, are two academic orthopedic ankle surgeons currently working at the Department of General, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital, LMU Munich.Compared to other joints the specialization in the field of foot and ankle surgery was delayed. Nevertheless, during the last 2 or 3 decades, more and more research regarding the ankle is advancing. On one hand today, we observe an exponential growth in studies and knowledge, while on the other hand work is being increasingly condensed. Therefore, it becomes challenging to keep track of new developments and publications in the field of ankle surgery. In order stay up to date, we decided to start a podcast on this topic.We designed a search strategy for Medline, which will identify the relevant articles in the top journals every month. Based on these, we will pick 3-4 studies, which will be presented and discussed in each podcast.
Patient education and total ankle arthroplasty
We present two studies, one on patient education and one on the influence of age on total ankle replacement.
August issue of Surgery Update - Part 1
We present this time three papers, one on (osteo)chondral lesions in ankle fractures, two on treatment options for chronic lateral ankle instability
July issue of Ankle Surgery Update - Part 2
Two exciting papers on the hindfoot!
July issue of Ankle Surgery Update - Part 1
Two exciting papers will be presented and discussed, first a paper on commonly used PROMs in foot and ankle surgery; Second, a paper on bilateral simultaneous hallux MTPJ fusion
Interview with Benn Boshell
Interview with Benn Boshell on insertional tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon with a focus on the appropriate diagnostics and non-surgical treatment approaches.
April issue of Ankle Surgery Update
Hey everybody! Welcome to our third episode of the Ankle Surgery Update. The COVID pandemic has resulted in an unknown mobilization of medical resources. Our thoughts are with our collogues in those countries that have been struck worst, who were facing...