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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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Chronic Ulceration and Sinus Formation due to Foreign Body: An Often-Forgotten Problem

September 25, 2014

Foreign bodies like residues of suture or mesh may lead to a foreign body reaction, cavity formation and continuous secretion and perhaps ulceration. We present a more than 9 years long medical record of a 49 year old man after a simple surgical procedure

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Conservative Surgery of Diabetic Forefoot Osteomyelitis: How Can I Operate on This Patient Without Amputation?

September 25, 2014

Surgery is necessary in many cases of diabetic foot osteomyelitis.

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Saving the Limb in Diabetic Patients With Ischemic Foot Lesions Complicated by Acute Infection

September 25, 2014

Ischemia and infection are the most important factors affecting the prognosis of foot ulcerations in diabetic patients. To improve the outcome of these patients, it is necessary to aggressively treat 2 important pathologies—namely, occlusive arterial disease affecting the tibial and femoral arteries and infection of the ischemic diabetic foot. Each of these 2 conditions may lead to major limb amputation, and the presence of both critical limb ischemia (CLI) and acute deep infection is a major risk factor for lower-extremity amputation.

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