Evaluation of the Sagittal Saw Blade as an Intraoperative Fomite During Diabetic Foot Surgery

November 26, 2014

Surgical site infection is a major potential complication of all operative interventions, and the diabetic foot is particularly at risk for bacterial recontamination and infectious sequelae. The objective of this study was to identify whether the sagittal saw blade used during partial foot amputations and diabetic foot debridements carries the potential to serve as a bacterial fomite.

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Hindfoot Deformity and Calcaneal Tuberosity Osteotomies

November 7, 2014

Calcaneal tuberosity osteotomies are commonly used to treat coronal plane deformities of the hindfoot. Assessing hindfoot alignment can be difficult and there is little evidence to guide the physician when considering the surgical treatment of these deformities. The indications for a calcaneal osteotomy are unclear in the literature because most of the published studies supporting their use are confounded by concurrent procedures such as in adult-acquired flatfoot correction or cavovarus reconstruction.

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Peroneal Tendon Impingement due to Bulky Osteochondroma: A Case Report

November 5, 2014

Osteochondromas are the most common benign bone tumors.

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Publication of Null Results

November 1, 2014

So who wants to read a report that describes no statistically significant difference between 2 treatment options or diagnostic tests (a “negative” or “null” report)? And, where would you look to find such a report

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Lipedema: A Review of the Literature

October 17, 2014

Lipedema is a disorder of adipose tissue that primarily affects females and is often misdiagnosed as obesity or lymphedema. Relatively few studies have defined the precise pathogenesis, epidemiology, and management strategies for this disorder, yet the need to successfully identify this disorder as a unique entity has important implications for proper treatment.

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The Use of Ultrasound to Isolate the Gastrocnemius-Soleus Junction Prior to Gastrocnemius Recession

October 7, 2014

Gastrocnemius recession has become a popular procedure to release isolated gastrocnemius tightness.

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