Podiatry Arena

Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome

September 21, 2014

The Management Of Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome In Sport: A Review William J.

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A Retrospective Two Year Study of 199 Patients at 12 Clinical Sites, Following Treatment of Mycotic Toenails with the Noveon Laser

September 21, 2014

A Retrospective Two Year Study of 199 Patients at 12 Clinical Sites, Following Treatment of Mycotic Toenails with the Noveon Laser http://www.noveonlaser.com/sites/def…ient_Study.pdf

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Yay or Nay: Use of Nail Drills in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities

September 21, 2014

Hello all! I have a topic that a number of my colleagues and I have been debating at length – whether or not podiatrists can or should use nail drills in a residential aged care facility setting. We have some hard fast facts about using drills – for compliance with Australian infection control standards, nail drills need vacuum extraction, they need to be used in rooms that have a ventilation/extraction system in place, serious PPE needs to be worn (goggles, FFP1 or FFP2 grade face masks, aprons etc). We have the logistical standpoint whereby the argument is that the vacuum extraction drills are too heavy and expensive for a mobile podiatrist to cart around in an aged-care setting – and likely too valuable to leave in the care of the facility between visits; using a portable hand-held drill like a Dremel creates the dilemma of not having any dust extraction at all putting both podiatrist and patient at very high risk of inhaling dust particles or having eye and skin irritation; the rooms in which a podiatrist treats in residential aged care are unlikely to have sufficient ventilation let alone an extraction system

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Foot orthotic use and physical activity in the obese

September 20, 2014

Potential Relationships among Foot Orthoses Use, Physical Activity, and Functional Level: Foot Orthoses Prescription and Application for the Obese Wong, Christopher Kevin PT, PhD, OCS; Weil, Rich MEd, CDE; Zoch, Erin PT, DPT Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics; October 2014 – Volume 26 – Issue 4 – p 216-219 Quote: Individuals with obesity have reduced activity levels and increased incidence of knee arthritis and pes planus. Foot orthoses can affect lower-limb alignment to reduce pain in nonobese individuals.

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A comparison of the anatomical and biomechanical parameters of the foot in Maori and non-Maor

September 20, 2014

A comparison of the anatomical and biomechanical parameters of the foot in Maori and non-Maori Ihaka, Belinda Masters Thesis; Auckland University of Technology; 2014 Quote: Background: Māori have poorer health outcomes compared to non-Māori and are over-represented in amputation and age-standardised mortality rates in Aotearoa. There is limited knowledge on the biomechanical parameters of Māori feet with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.

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Post-op Costs of Hallux Valgus Surgery

September 20, 2014

COMPARISON OF POSTOPERATIVE COSTS OF TWO SURGICAL TECHNIQUES FOR HALLUX VALGUS (KRAMER vs SCARF) Daniel Poggio, Rodrigo Melo, Julio Botello, Carlos Polo, Pablo Fernández de Retana, Jordi Asunción Foot and Ankle Surgery; Articles in Press Quote: Highlights •we compare the care burden and economic cost of two surgical approaches to hallux valgus correction.

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locomotion task

September 20, 2014

Hi everyone, I was asking myself a question and I couldn’t answer it. Why do we always evaluate the effect of foot orthoses walking straight forward?

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Validation of a diagnostic rule for gout without joint fluid analysis

September 19, 2014

The validation of a diagnostic rule for gout without joint fluid analysis: a prospective study.

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Fractures of the Hallux in Children

September 19, 2014

Fractures of the Hallux in Children Thomas Petnehazy et al Foot & Ankle International September 18, 2014 Quote: Background: Foot fractures account for 5% to 13% of pediatric fractures. Fractures of the hallux require special attention due to its role in weight bearing, balance, and pedal motion.

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See what you want to believe in

September 19, 2014

There is quite a body of work in the psychology literature on optical and perceptual illusions and how they are influenced by seeing what you want to see. I certainly know very little about the psychology and science of this (though I have fun looking at some).

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