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.
Fancy New Developments in Foot and Ankle Surgery
This time, we decided to present two papers on more fancy surgical procedures in foot and ankle surgery. The first paper is entitled “Femoral Head Allografts for Talar Body Defects” by Coetzee et al. published in FAI. The second paper is entitled “3D Printed Total Talus Replacement for Avascular Necrosis of the Talus” by Kadakia et al, again published in FAI (Doi: 10.1177/1071100720948461).
Lisfranc injuries treatment options
Based on two recent systematic reviews, we will have a chat about current treatment trends for Lisfranc injuries
Novel Developments in Ankle Fracture Treatment
Welcome to our first episode of Ankle Surgery Update – Science guiding treatment in 2021. We are starting with great enthusiasm into this year. With several vaccinations available, there is a perspective to tackle the COVID pandemic and we got exciting...
Happy Holiday Season!
Welcome back to Ankle Surgery Update - Science Guiding Treatment. It has been a challenging year, but it also has been the year we started our Podcast journey. We would like to thank you all for listening and supporting us. We managed to publish 12...
Interview with Mr. Devendra Mahadevan
Welcome to a new episode of Ankle Surgery Update - Science guiding treatment. Today we are especially excited, as we got another interview coming up. This time, Mr. Devendra Mahadevan is with us. He is a fellowship trained academic Consultant Trauma and Orthopedic Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, UK who specialises in Foot & ankle surgery. Dev is the senior author of the paper entitled “Does size of tendon gap affect patient-reported outcome following Achilles tendon rupture treated with functional rehabilitation?” (doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.102B11.BJJ-2020-0908.R1) published just recently in the Bone and Joint Journal. We hope, you will enjoy this interview on new trends in Achilles tendon rupture treatment as much as we did!
Treatment options for (osteo)chondral lesions
Hey there again! Welcome back to Ankle Surgery Update – Science guiding treatment your favorite foot and ankle podcast. Today we will present two recent publications on the treatment of (osteo)chondral lesions.