Studies and Treatments in Foot and Ankle Surgery

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 1449

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1. Department of Post-Baccalaureate Medicine, College of Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung City, Taiwan
2. Division of Fractures and Traumatology, Department of Orthopaedics, Taichung Veterans General Hospital (VGHTC), Taichung City, Taiwan
Interests: foot and ankle surgeries including trauma, reconstruction, and total ankle replacement; biomechanical engineering; orthopedic implants development and wearable device design; machined learning on orthopedic medical images

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to address clinical and basic studies of foot and ankle. In terms of scope, this publication will cover a very wide range of topics including trauma, degenerative or inflammatory diseases, non-operative treatment, rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, minimal invasive procedure, biomechanics, bioengineering, and the application of artificial intelligence or more topics, in order to provide the reader with a broad update in this field.

Foot and ankle disorders impact patient quality of life, causing significant financial burdens to the patient and their family. Unfortunately, have no previously received special attention. The outcomes for pathology in this region are still improving, both due to the optimization of existing treatments and the development of completely new ones. These pathologies require a sound approach clinically and basically in order to achieve the best outcomes. Currently, knowledge in this field based on basic, machine learning, translational, and clinical research is still speedily expanding. Various professional figures can therefore contribute to this Special Issue: orthopedists, traumatologists, podiatrists, physiatrists and physiotherapists, sports doctors, athletic trainers, and anyone capable of deepening one of the countless aspects of this challenge. Authors are invited to submit both original research articles and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Shun-Ping Wang
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  • foot
  • ankle
  • trauma
  • kinematics and kinetics
  • conservative treatment
  • surgical treatment
  • minimal invasive surgery
  • endoscopy and arthroscopy
  • bioengineering
  • biomedicine
  • biomechanics

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Biomechanical Effect on Jack’s Test on Barefoot Position, Regular Socks, and Biomechanics Socks
by Álvaro Gómez-Carrión, José Manuel Reguera-Medina, Manuel Coheña-Jiménez, Alfonso Martínez-Nova, Victor Manuel Jiménez-Cano and Rubén Sánchez-Gómez
Life 2024, 14(2), 248; - 11 Feb 2024
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The proper dorsal flexion movement of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) is crucial for an accurate gait. Restricted movement can disrupt the windlass mechanism, and Jack’s test is a tool to assess such alterations. Although running socks are commonly used, their influence on [...] Read more.
The proper dorsal flexion movement of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) is crucial for an accurate gait. Restricted movement can disrupt the windlass mechanism, and Jack’s test is a tool to assess such alterations. Although running socks are commonly used, their influence on the windlass mechanism remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure the resistance to passive dorsal flexion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) under three different conditions: barefoot, wearing regular socks, and wearing biomechanical socks, using a digital force gauge. Methods: The research involved a sample size of 30 subjects (14 men and 16 women), and Jack’s test was conducted using a digital force gauge and a lever system. Three conditions were measured, barefoot, with a regular sock, and with the biomechanical socks. Results: Statistically significant differences were observed when using biomechanical socks with orthopedic corrections during Jack’s test, as measured with the digital force gauge (13.33 N ± 3.54, p < 0.001). Conclusions: The utilization of biomechanical socks with a kinetic wedge, reinforced mesh in the medial longitudinal arch, and padding in the heel area results in a reduction of the force required, measured in newtons, to perform dorsal flexion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) during Jack’s test compared to being barefoot or wearing regular socks. Full article
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