Podiatry Arena

AVN of 2nd metatarsal head

April 21, 2015

I’m looking for advice for orthotic design for a 16 year old female patient I saw with AVN of her 2nd metatarsal head. I am a C.

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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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Association between oral health and musculoskeletal injury

April 21, 2015

Associations between poor oral health and reinjuries in male elite soccer players: a cross-sectional self-report study Henny Sollevel, Arnold Goedhar and Luc Vanden Bossch BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015, 7:11 doi:10.1186/s13102-015-0004-y Quote: Background Although it is well known that oral pathogens can enter the systemic circulation and cause disease, it is largely unknown if poor oral health increases the risk of sports injuries. The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between poor oral health and reinjuries in male elite soccer players, adjusted for psychosocial problems and player characteristics

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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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Surgical shoe maker-Southport area

April 20, 2015

Hi I am looking for a surgical shoe maker in the Southport area for a private patient which forum members have previously used successfully. Could members please advise if they know of anyone. Many thanks John Bickerstaffe

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toenail issue after Pedicure

April 20, 2015

See attached pics. I had a pedicure done on 04-17 (two days ago) and the lady cut into the skin somewhat on my right toenail area.

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LA and Steriods

April 19, 2015

I’m currently studying for my Local anaesthetic exam and can’t find anything about the risk of usin a local anaesthetic when the patient is on steroids.

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Effect of forefoot type on postural stability

April 18, 2015

Effect of forefoot type on postural stability – a cross sectional comparative study.

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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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Calf/Bicep bands

April 17, 2015

Does anyone know if there has been any research to determine if the calf/bicep bands that american football players use achieve any benefit? I believe they claim the bands prevent muscle tears and ruptures?

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