Articles in Press
Volume 3 Issue 1
Staged Bilateral Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis for Severe Hind foot and Ankle Deformities Secondary to Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case Report
Jesse F. Doty, Justin M. Dunn, Nicholas S. Richardson*
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is systemic, chronic inflammatory disease process that affects the foot and ankle region in up to 90% of patients. Fortunately, disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDS) have significantly improved treatment options for RA patients. Despite advances in treatment, severe foot and ankle deformities are still encountered, and hindfoot deformities become increasingly more prevalent and severe as the disease progresses. Management of these deformities can be challenging for the clinician and the patient, particularly when the deformity is bilateral.
An Exophytic Glomus Tumor on the Pulp of A Finger in A Pregnant Women
Maeckelbergh L*, Thé B, Degreef I
Glomus tumors are rarely diagnosed during the first consultation. The tumors are usually solitary and have a deep blue to purple color. They cause a typical triad of pain, cold sensitivity and point tenderness. Here, we present a very atypical exophytic form in a pregnant patient. Alertness for a glomus tumor is therefore required.