S Wertheimer

St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Illinois, United States

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  • E Stanifer, S Wertheimer
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    ABSTRACT: This article presents a literature review of the evaluation and management of open fractures. A case report of a patient having sustained a type II open fracture of the hallux is presented. Debridement, tetanus prophylaxis, reduction and stabilization, and intravenous antibiosis are the hallmarks for prompt and appropriate treatment.
    The Journal of foot surgery 01/1992; 31(4):350-4.
  • D S Chen, S Wertheimer
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    ABSTRACT: Complications following the Keller arthroplasty, such as instability, shortening, and recurrence, are well known. Implants acting as a joint spacer may present some of these complications. Presently, silicone is the implant material most widely accepted and used, despite its unsuitability for long-term use and potential to produce bone and soft tissue pathology. Titanium is a more suitable material for long-term implantation and has been available since 1986 for use in the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Presented is a brief review of first metatarsophalangeal arthroplasty progressing to the development of the Titanium hemi-implant and a case report of its use with a 3-year followup.
    The Journal of foot surgery 01/1991; 30(4):414-8.
  • E Stanifer, D Hodor, S Wertheimer
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    ABSTRACT: Congenital hallux varus is uncommon as an isolated deformity. Many authors cite this deformity in conjunction with metatarsus varus or talipes equino varus deformities. An unusual case of bilateral congenital hallux varus is presented in a 9-month-old. A review of etiologies and treatment methods are given.
    The Journal of foot surgery 01/1991; 30(5):509-12.
  • D S Chen, S J Wertheimer
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    ABSTRACT: Rupture of the Achilles tendon requires prompt and appropriate treatment to prevent prolonged or permanent disability. Although the literature abounds with evidence supporting both conservative and surgical treatment, more recent studies report lower rerupture and complication rates with surgical repair. The development of ligament anchoring devices has led to new methods of repair for ligament and tendon injuries. A modification of the Lindholm technique that utilizes these devices is presented.
    The Journal of foot surgery 31(5):440-5.
  • D S Chen, S J Wertheimer
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    ABSTRACT: Osteochondral lesions of the talus are common sequelae of ankle inversion injuries. Many often remain undiagnosed, which may lead to chronic pain and disability. Although attributed to other causes, most authors agree that trauma is the most common etiology. Because of this, transchondral or osteochondral fracture is a more appropriate term. Numerous cases have been documented in the literature with a preponderance for the anterolateral and posteromedial portions of the talar dome. Centrally located lesions are rare and should be treated with early surgical intervention due to the high level of compression transmitted through this area. The authors review osteochondral lesions of the talus and present a case report of a rare centrally located lesion.
    The Journal of foot surgery 31(2):134-40.

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  • 1992
    • St. John's Hospital
      Springfield, Illinois, United States