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Local Antibiotic Delivery Systems in Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis: Time for One Step Beyond?

January 20, 2015

In patients with diabetes mellitus, osteomyelitis is a severe, difficult-to-treat form of foot infection. In the management of diabetic foot osteomyelitis, carriers for local delivery of antimicrobial agents have begun to be tried, in an attempt to provide high local antibiotic concentrations

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Principles of Rehabilitation and Return to Sports Following Injury

January 8, 2015

Rehabilitation of an athlete can present its own challenges. Few protocols are available to guide physicians in proper return to sport.

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Ankle Arthrodesis After Failed Total Ankle Replacement: A Systematic Review of the Literature

January 5, 2015

Purpose: As the number of total ankle replacements (TARs) performed has risen, so has the need for revision. The purpose of this investigation was to perform a systematic review of clinical outcomes following a salvage ankle arthrodesis from a failed TAR to identify patient- and technique-specific prognostic factors and to determine the clinical outcomes and complications following an ankle arthrodesis for a failed TAR

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Growth Factors in Wound Healing

January 1, 2015

Clinical studies confirm the pivotal role of growth factors in wound healing and their diminished levels in the chronic wound.

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Sports Medicine and Platelet-rich Plasma

January 1, 2015

There is currently insufficient evidence to support the use of platelet-rich therapy for treating musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries. Researchers contemplating randomized controlled trials (RCTs) should consider the coverage of currently ongoing trials when assessing the need for future RCTs on specific conditions. At this time, the use of platelet-rich plasma in foot and ankle surgery as an orthobiologic does not have an absolute indication.

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Healing in the New Millennium: Bone Stimulators

January 1, 2015

Bone stimulators encompass several technologies that promote bone healing via manipulation of energy fields. Primary indications for the use of bone stimulation devices are the delayed union and nonunion

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The Use of Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane in the Clinical Setting for Lower Extremity Repair

January 1, 2015

Foot and ankle specialists treat an array of conditions related to the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Their area of expertise may encompass many clinical realms, such as wound care, sports medicine, diabetic care, surgery, and pediatrics. Human amniotic membrane composed of both amnion and chorion has been identified as a potent facilitator of tissue repair in a variety of clinical situations

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Overuse Lower Extremity Injuries in Sports

December 30, 2014

When athletes train harder the risk of injury increases, and there are several common overuse injuries to the lower extremity.

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Hallux Metatarsophalangeal Arthroscopy

December 29, 2014

With mounting attention focused on decreasing postsurgical pain and dysfunction, emphasis has been placed on approaching disorders using minimally invasive techniques.

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