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Clinical Presentation and Management of Hallux Rigidus

July 2, 2015

Hallux rigidus is the most commonly occurring arthritic condition of the foot and is marked by pain, limited motion in the sagittal plane of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and varying degrees of functional impairment. In conjunction with clinical findings, radiographic grading helps guide therapeutic choices. Nonsurgical management with anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, or shoewear and activity modifications can be successful in appropriately selected patients.

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Metatarsus Primus Varus Correction

July 1, 2015

We present a discussion on the use of proximal first-ray osteotomies in the surgical treatment for hallux valgus as a valid option compared with first-tarsometatarsal arthrodesis. Recent and historical literature tells us that stability of the first ray is a function of the alignment and reestablishment of retrograde stabilizing forces at the first tarsometatarsal joint

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Osteotomies for the Management of Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle

July 1, 2015

Patients with diabetic neuropathy that develop unstable Charcot neuroarthropathy not only have an autoimmune disease that prolongs the healing process, they also often have an inability to maintain a non–weight bearing status. Charcot neuroarthopathy is often devastating to the structure and stability of the foot and ankle

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No Resident Left Behind: Statistical Illiteracy and What Lies Beyond the Abstract

July 1, 2015

We have all done it before. Read an abstract, made a conclusion, then flipped to the next article. The intellectual equivalent of a fast food drive-through, abstracts are quick, convenient, but ultimately devoid of the nutrition we need.

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Higher Levels of Serum Triglycerides Were Associated With Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis After Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With…

June 1, 2015

This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the association of serum lipids and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) risk following total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). A total of 224 nontraumatic ONFH patients were enrolled

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