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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.

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Germany

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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.

Twitter:

@FuSpruLMU

Language:

English


Episodes

Surgical treatment of tibialis anterior tendon rupture

1/6/2023
Welcome back to Ankle Surgery Update - Science Guiding Treatment in 2023! This time we are honored to talk to the first authors Dr. Johansen on his multicenter Study entitled "Surgical treatment of tibialis anterior tendon rupture" published in FAS.

Duration:00:22:43

Gastrocnemius Release in the Management of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

12/7/2022
In this episode we had the distinct pleasure to talk to Mr. Zaki Arshad and Mr. Maneesh Bhatia on their recent paper entitled “Gastrocnemius Release in the Management of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Systematic Review” published in Foot and Ankle International. We ended up covering a wide range of therapeutic approaches to plantar fasciitis. We hope you enjoy this session as much as we did!

Duration:00:22:49

FAI Interview with Prof. Charlie Saltzman

11/9/2022
This is a very special episode for us! We were invited by Prof. Charlie Saltzman to discuss one of our latest publications: "Compensation of Dynamic Fixation Systems in the Quality of Reduction of the Distal Tibiofibular Joint in Acute Syndesmotic Complex Injuries: A CT-Based Analysis" published in the November Episode of Foot and Ankle International. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!

Duration:00:18:55

Interview with Prof. Dr. Becher

9/21/2022
This episode is part of a break-out session of a webinar of the German Association of Foot and Ankle Surgery. We are honored to host Prof. Dr. Becher and talk to him about his award winning publication entitled "Arthroscopic microfracture vs. arthroscopic autologous matrixinduced chondrogenesis for the treatment of articular cartilage defects of the talus" published in KSSTA in 2018. We cover different treatment strategies for (osteo)chondral defects. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did! The episode is officially sponsored by Geistlich, who did not have any involvement in the planing, production or final approval of this episode.

Duration:00:21:48

Interview with Dr. Nasef

2/10/2022
This time we have Prof. Dr. Nasef with us. He is a Professor of Orthopedics and Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Cairo University and was the First Non-European and first Egyptian to become Member of the AFAS section of the ESSKA. We discuss Dr. Nasef's recently published study “Endoscopic Flexor Hallucis Longus Transfer for the Management of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures in Professional Soccer Players” published in Foot & Ankle International. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!

Duration:00:37:10

Interview with Prof. Stefan Rammelt and Dr. Annika Neumann on ankle fractures involving the posterior malleolus

1/18/2022
This time, we have the honor to have Professor Stefan Rammelt and Dr. Annika Neumann with us. They recently published an astonishing study entitled “Ankle fractures involving the posterior malleolus: patient characteristics and 7‑year results in 100 cases” in the Archives of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery. We had a great discussion around the third and fourth malleolus including tips and tricks during surgery. We hope you will enjoy this interview just as much as we did!

Duration:00:27:28

Interview with Tim Schepers on the values of syndesmotic screw removal

12/18/2021
Welcome back to Ankle Surgery Update – Science Guiding Treatment! We know that we have been offline for quite a while. But we have been merging our orthopaedic and trauma departments and restructure our new Musculusceletal University Cluster. We are all the more happy to pick up our podcast to stay connected with you all. This time, we got Tim Schepers with us. A Trauma Surgeon at the AMC Trauma Unit Amsterdam with an exceptional experience in complex foot and ankle injuries and their residuals. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. The paper we would love to discuss with him today has just been published in the Bone and Joint Journal and is entitled: “Functional outcome of routine versus on-demand removal of the syndesmotic screw: a multicenter randomized controlled trial”.

Duration:00:30:49

Interview with Benedikte Ræder and Mette Andersen on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Syndesmotic Injuries

6/24/2021
This time, we are especially excited as we are having two awesome guests with us, Benedikte Ræder and Mette Andersen. They are the first and senior authors of two of the most outstanding trials comparing suture button stabilization to single syndesmotic screw fixation in unstable syndesmotic injuries. One study is entitled “Randomized trial comparing suture button with single 3.5 mm syndesmotic screw for ankle syndesmosis injury: similar results at 2 years.” published in the Acta Orthopaedica and the other RCT is entitled “Better outcome for suture button compared with single syndesmotic screw for syndesmosis injury: five-year results of a randomized controlled trial” published in the Bone and Joint Journal. As indicated in the title of the two studies, they found conflicting results. And today we have the great privilege to discuss these with them.

Duration:00:42:32

Fancy New Developments in Foot and Ankle Surgery

4/21/2021
Welcome to a new episode of #AnkleSurgeryUpdate. This time, we decided to present two papers on more fancy surgical procedures in foot and ankle surgery. We picked the following two papers: Femoral Head Allografts for Talar Body Defects3D Printed Total Talus Replacement for Avascular Necrosis of the TalusWe hope you will find the following paper picks interesting. As always, you can find this podcast on all common platforms and feel free to join us @FuSpruLMU.

Duration:00:21:12

Lisfranc injuries treatment options

3/16/2021
Welcome to a new episode of #AnkleSurgeryUpdate. This time we would like to have a closer look at a very controversly discussed topic: Treatment of Lisfranc-Injuries. Therefore, we picked the following systematic reviews: Arthrodesis or Open Reduction Internal Fixation for Lisfranc Injuries - A Meta-analysis by Levy and colleagues published in Foot and Ankle SpecialistLisfranc Fixation Techniques and Postoperative Functional Outcomes: A Systematic Review by Philpott and colleagues published in The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryWe hope you will find the following paper picks interesting. As always, you can find this podcast on all common platforms and feel free to join us @FuSpruLMU.

Duration:00:21:09

Novel Developments in Ankle Fracture Treatment

1/7/2021
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 new research projects coming up. With those good spirits, we decided to spend this first issue on one of our favorit topics, Ankle Fractures. The first two articles presented in our podcast this year will be: 10.1177/107110072096479910.1302/0301-620X.102B9. BJJ-2019-1660.R1 $2.00We hope you all had a pleasant Holiday Season and a good start into 2019. Let’s start this year with these two exciting papers! Hans & Sebastian

Duration:00:19:40

Happy Holiday Season!

12/23/2020
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 episodes of our podcast with nearly 4000 downloads from 85 countries. That is incredible!!! Both of us wish you a peaceful holiday season and a good start into 2021! Stay safe, stay healthy and happy and make sure to tune in next year :) Hans & Sebastian

Duration:00:03:02

Interview with Mr. Devendra Mahadevan

12/19/2020
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!

Duration:00:26:53

Treatment options for (osteo)chondral lesions

11/28/2020
Hey there again! Welcome back to Ankle Surgery Update – Science guiding treatment your favorite foot and ankle podcast. We are Hans and Sebastian and your hosts. Today, we would like to present and discuss two recent published articles on osteochondral lesions. The articles chosen are: 10.1177/107110072094217310.1016/j.fas.2020.07.011We hope you enjoy the show!

Duration:00:17:19

The FuSpruLMU Hot Wire #1

11/7/2020
Hey everybody! Welcome to this month’s special of the Ankle Surgery Update – Science guiding treatment! Science is teamwork. In our new special “The FuSpruLMU Hot Wire” we present papers from our group which are commented by independent experts in the field. As always, you can find this podcast on all common platforms and feel free to join us a #FuSpruLMU. The papers for this first special issue are: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-020-06141-yProf. Dr. Cesar de Cesar Nettohttps://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1071100720943836Prof. Dr. Alexej BargEnjoy listening!

Duration:00:28:11

Patient education and total ankle arthroplasty

9/17/2020
Hey there again! Welcome back to Ankle Surgery Update – Science guiding treatment your favorite foot and ankle podcast. We are Hans and Sebastian and we are going to present and discuss the following two new articles on foot and ankle surgery: 10.1177/107110072093660210.1302/0301-620X.102B7.BJJ-2019-1263.R2We hope you enjoy the show!

Duration:00:15:28

August issue of Surgery Update - Part 1

8/28/2020
Hey everybody! Welcome to this months episode of the Ankle Surgery Update – Science guiding treatment! Thank you very much for tuneing in again. We hope you will find the following paper picks interesting. As always, you can find this podcast on all common plattforms and feel free to join us at FuSpruLMU. The picks for this session are: 10.1177/107110072093724310.1007/s00167-020-06130-110.1177/1071100720938672

Duration:00:20:05

July issue of Ankle Surgery Update - Part 2

8/20/2020
Welcome to our sixths episode of the Ankle Surgery Update, this time on time and all about the hindfoot! The papers presented are: 10.1302/0301-620X.102B4.BJJ-2019-1158.R110.1177/1071100720920846Thank you very much for listening to Ankle Surgery Update – Science Guiding Treatment. We hope you enjoyed this episode and make sure to tune in for our next episodes! Hans & Sebastian

Duration:00:14:48

July issue of Ankle Surgery Update - Part 1

7/23/2020
Welcome to our fifth episode of the Ankle Surgery Update. We are a little bit delayed and we hope you do excuse :) We decided to split this month's episode in two parts. In this first part, we will be presenting and discussion the following 2 papers published recently: 10.1007/s00167-020-06069-310.1016/j.fas.2020.04.012Thank you very much for listening to Ankle Surgery Update – Science Guiding Treatment. We hope you enjoyed this episode and make sure to tune in in 3 weeks, when the second part will go online! Hans & Sebastian

Duration:00:16:47

Interview with Benn Boshell

6/8/2020
Hey everybody! Welcome to our fourth episode of the Ankle Surgery Update. We would like to thank you all for supporting us and the feedback we have received. Our main intention is to present and discuss recent literature. But through your valuable feedback, it became apparent to us, that literature, throughout the world, is interpreted and lived differently. Therefore, we decided to introduce a new section to our podcast: Interviews with authors and experts in the field. Therefore, it is our great pleasure to introduce our first interview guest to you: Benn Boshell! Ben is a podiatrist from the UK and Head of Service at Hatt Health & Movement Clinic. He is the author of “The Plantar Fasciitis Bible” and hosts the podcast “The Heel Pain Expert Podcast”. The three of us had a great chat on insertional tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon. We focused predominantly on the appropriate diagnostics and non-surgical treatment approaches. Thank you very much for listening to Ankle Surgery Update – Science Guiding Treatment. We hope, you will enjoy this new format and we are happy for any feedback! And of course, we hope you tune in next month again! Hans & Sebastian

Duration:00:18:54