Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

The Podiatrist as a Member of the Sports Medicine Team

January 9, 2015

This article reviews the history of sports medicine highlighting the “jogging boom” of the 1970s and the advocacy of Dr George Sheehan which boosted the position of podiatry in sports medicine. Significant events in mainstream sports medicine that promoted the rise of podiatric medicine are discussed

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Principles of Rehabilitation and Return to Sports Following Injury

January 8, 2015

Rehabilitation of an athlete can present its own challenges. Few protocols are available to guide physicians in proper return to sport.

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Healing in the New Millennium: Bone Stimulators

January 1, 2015

Bone stimulators encompass several technologies that promote bone healing via manipulation of energy fields. Primary indications for the use of bone stimulation devices are the delayed union and nonunion

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The Use of Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane in the Clinical Setting for Lower Extremity Repair

January 1, 2015

Foot and ankle specialists treat an array of conditions related to the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Their area of expertise may encompass many clinical realms, such as wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care, surgery, and pediatrics. Human amniotic membrane composed of both amnion and chorion has been identified as a potent facilitator of tissue repair in a variety of clinical situations

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The Future of Carbon-Based Scaffolds in Foot and Ankle Surgery

January 1, 2015

This article explores the use of carbon materials for orthobiological applications, investigates the feasibility of fabricating hybrid fibrous carbon scaffolds modified with polycaprolactone, and analyzes their mechanical properties and ability to support cell growth and proliferation. Environmental scanning electron microscopy, micro–computed tomography, and cell adhesion and cell proliferation studies were used to test scaffold suitability as a cell-delivery vehicle. Mechanical properties were tested to examine load failure and elastic modulus.

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Cartilage Allograft Techniques and Materials

January 1, 2015

Hyaline cartilage is avascular in nature, relying on the surrounding synovial fluid for its nutrient supply.

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Bone Graft Substitute

January 1, 2015

Rapid bone graft incorporation for structural rigidity is essential.

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Growth Factors in Wound Healing

January 1, 2015

Clinical studies confirm the pivotal role of growth factors in wound healing and their diminished levels in the chronic wound.

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Recent Advances in Acellular Regenerative Tissue Scaffolds

January 1, 2015

Many complex, chronic, full-thickness wounds are unresponsive to traditional therapies. Acellular matrices have emerged as viable alternative treatments

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Osteobiologics in Foot and Ankle Surgery

January 1, 2015

In this article, bone healing and how osteobiologics may play a role as a complementary product to advance the bone healing process of high-risk patients are reviewed. A broad overview is presented of available products

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