Journal of Foot and Ankle Research

Minimally invasive surgery for pedal digital deformity

April 23, 2015

Minimally invasive surgery for pedal digital deformity: an audit of complications using national benchmark indicators Mark Gilheany, Omar Baarini and Dean Samaras Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015, 8:17 doi:10.1186/s13047-015-0073-x Quote: Background There is increasing global interest and performance of minimally invasive foot surgery (MIS) however, limited evidence is available in relation to complications associated with MIS for digital deformity correction. The aim of this prospective audit is to report the surgical and medical complications following MIS for digital deformity against standardised clinical indicators

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Hallux valgus and plantar pressure measurement

April 21, 2015

Researchers and clinicians have found that plantar pressure assessment can help document the dynamic effects of hallux valgus surgery, postoperative physical therapy, and footwear or orthotic interventions, particularly in cases involving less than optimal results after surgery.

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Minimally invasive surgery for pedal digital deformity: an audit of complications using national benchmark indicators

April 21, 2015

Background: There is increasing global interest and performance of minimally invasive foot surgery (MIS) however, limited evidence is available in relation to complications associated with MIS for digital deformity correction. The aim of this prospective audit is to report the surgical and medical complications following MIS for digital deformity against standardised clinical indicators.

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Does bunion surgery actually narrow the foot?

April 21, 2015

Does bunion surgery actually narrow the foot? Assessment of outcomes of surgery using traditional angles and a new radiographic measure of severity- the forefoot: hindfoot ratio. Correlation with clinical outcomes Sarah Curran, Ashok Marudanayagam, Laura Beddard and Anthony Perera Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015, 8(Suppl 1):A15 doi:10.1186/1757-1146-8-S1-A15 Quote: Background Various angles have been used to grade the severity of hallux valgus deformity.

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Podiatrists adherence to diabetic foot guidleines

April 21, 2015

How do Australian podiatrists manage patients with diabetes? The Australian diabetic foot management survey Thomas R Quinton, Peter A Lazzarini, Frances M Boyle, Anthony W Russell and David G Armstrong Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015, 8:16 doi:10.1186/s13047-015-0072-y Quote: Background Diabetic foot complications are the leading cause of lower extremity amputation and diabetes-related hospitalisation in Australia. Studies demonstrate significant reductions in amputations and hospitalisation when health professionals implement best practice management

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How do Australian podiatrists manage patients with diabetes? The Australian diabetic foot management survey

April 18, 2015

Background: Diabetic foot complications are the leading cause of lower extremity amputation and diabetes-related hospitalisation in Australia. Studies demonstrate significant reductions in amputations and hospitalisation when health professionals implement best practice management.

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Subtalar pronator and supinator strength testing

April 17, 2015

Reliability of isometric subtalar pronator and supinator strength testing Marco Hagen, Matthias Lahner, Martin Winhuysen and Christian Maiwald Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015, 8:15 doi:10.1186/s13047-015-0075-8 Quote: Background Due to the specific anatomy of the subtalar joint with its oblique axis, isometric pronator and supinator strength is not well documented.

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Reliability of isometric subtalar pronator and supinator strength testing

April 17, 2015

Background: Due to the specific anatomy of the subtalar joint with its oblique axis, isometric pronator and supinator strength is not well documented.

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Help with papers

April 16, 2015

Does anyone have PDFs of the following papers: 1. Springett, Otter and Barry. “A Clinical Longitudinal Evaluation Of Pre-Fabricated, Semi-Rigid Foot Orthoses Prescribed To Improve Foot Function.

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Double bonus: AFOs improve dual-task gait in 2 ways

April 14, 2015

Wearing ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) is associated with both physical and cognitive performance during dual-task gait in children with myelomeningocele, according to research presented in February at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) in New Orleans.

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