Foot and Ankle Specialist

Chondroid Syringoma of the Foot: A Rare Diagnosis

May 23, 2015

Chondroid syringoma is a rare tumor with the potential for malignant transformation and distant metastasis. The site of predilection for benign chondroid syringoma is the head and neck region, and it is less likely to involve the foot.

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2014 Reviewer Thank You

May 11, 2015

Link: 2014 Reviewer Thank You

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Assessment of Foot Self-Care in Patients With Diabetes: Retrospective Assessment (2008-2014)

May 11, 2015

Introduction . The purpose of this article is to assess the current status of the relationship between foot self-care and self-examination and the development of complications of diabetes mellitus. Methodology

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Claw Toe Deformity of the Foot due to Foreign Body Granuloma

May 8, 2015

We present a case of dynamic claw deformity of the right third toe due to a foreign body granuloma adhering to the flexor digitorum longus (FDL) tendon at the level of the body of the metacarpal bone. The deformity was completely corrected after removal of the granuloma and lengthening of the FDL tendon. A 25-year-old woman presented with pain and claw deformity of the right third toe, which corrected with ankle plantar flexion

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Pictorial Review and Basic Principles of Foot and Ankle Hardware Extraction

May 8, 2015

This pictorial review presents basic principles of the types of hardware extraction commonly encountered in foot and ankle surgical practice. We review the indications, contraindications and complications of hardware removal including pain, intra-articular fixation, and carcinogenesis, as well as special considerations in pediatric patients and in the setting of infection. Figures are then used to describe the appropriate techniques for use of the screwdriver shafts, conical extraction screws, extraction bolts, hollow reamers, and other instruments found in most hardware extraction sets.

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Midfoot Charcot Neuroarthropathy in Patients With Diabetes: The Impact of Foot Ulceration on Self-Reported Quality of Life

May 8, 2015

Introduction. Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) and diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) are serious complications of diabetes mellitus (DM) that can result in infection, hospitalization, amputation, and have been shown to negatively affect quality of life (QOL).

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