We report a case of macrodactyly of the foot in a 3-year-old girl. The standard treatment for this condition has been ablation. Studies of phalangeal resection, phalangeal amputation, syndactylization, digit shortening, tissue debulking, and osteotomy have shown varying results. In the case reported here, debulking combined with a shortening osteotomy was the treatment of choice. Although the pediatric patient may require additional surgeries because the deformity will continue to grow, early treatment has allowed this child the benefit of a functional, cosmetically appealing foot that can be fitted with normal footwear. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 94(5): 499–501, 2004)
A prospective analysis was conducted of the amount of correction obtained and number of complications resulting from 31 endoscopic gastrocnemius recessions in 28 patients. The average amount of increase in ankle dorsiflexion was 18°. Few complications were encountered, with mild “soreness” and distal “bruising” being reported by four patients. The only other complaint was “weakness.” The endoscopic gastrocnemius recession is a minimally invasive technique with a low rate of complications that offers a comparable amount of correction to that of traditional open procedures in the treatment of gastrocnemius equinus. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 95(4): 410–413, 2005)
Woringer-Kolopp disease is a rare variant of mycosis fungoides, a type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Described is a case of a small annular plaque on the foot diagnosed histologically as Woringer-Kolopp disease and treated successfully with topical and intralesional steroids. In addition, a brief review of the literature and treatment options is provided.