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Osteolytic Cysts with Total Ankle Replacement: frequency and causes?

March 28, 2015

Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jean-Luc Besse

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2013 Subtalar Arthroereisis Survey: The Current Practice Patterns of Members of the AOFAS

March 26, 2015

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Technique Tip: The Use of McGlamry Elevator to Assist Suture Passing in the Dorsal Technique of Plantar Plate Repair With Weil Osteotomy for Lesser…

March 26, 2015

The combination of a dorsal approach to the plantar plate with a Weil’s metatarsal osteotomy has been shown to provide an adequate exposure for plantar plate repair. However, soft tissues in a restricted area of the metatarsophalangeal joint could present as a technical difficulty during suture retrieval during repair of the plantar plate. The purpose of this article is to describe the use of the McGlamry elevator for assistance in the retrieval of sutures through the proximal phalanx

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Hallux Varus: An Underreported Presentation of Rheumatoid Arthritis

March 24, 2015

The prevalence of hallux varus deformity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been reported to be extremely rare. However, in South Asian Countries, where open-toed shoes are habitual footwear for the majority of people, we have found that hallux varus is a common deformity in patients with RA. This rate of occurrence is much more common than that in published hallux deformities in RA and reinforces the impact of footwear on the development of hallux deformities.

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Effectiveness of Platelet-Rich Plasma to Enhance Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers in Patients With Concomitant Peripheral Arterial Disease and Critical…

March 20, 2015

We sought to investigate the effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on the healing rate of diabetic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes and concomitant peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Diabetic patients with foot ulceration presenting with PAD who were treated with local growth factors in a single center, during a 24-month period from May 2009 to April 2011, were retrospectively reviewed.

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Effects of the Four-Herb Compound ANBP on Wound Healing Promotion in Diabetic Mice

March 20, 2015

Wound healing is a troublesome problem in diabetic patients. Besides, there is also an increased risk of postsurgical wound complications for diabetic patient

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There is poor reliability of Böhler’s angle and the crucial angle of Gissane in assessing displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures

March 20, 2015

Publication date: Available online 10 March 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Jesse E.

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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons’ Clinical Consensus Statement: Risk, Prevention, and Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism Disease in Foot…

March 19, 2015

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for physicians regarding the risk, prevention, and diagnosis of venous thromboembolism disease after foot and ankle surgery and while caring for lower extremity injuries that require ankle immobilization. A panel composed of all authors of this document reviewed the published evidence and, through a series of meetings, reached consensus regarding the viewpoints contained herein. We conclude that routine chemical prophylaxis is not warranted; rather, patients should be stratified and have a prevention plan tailored to their individual risk level.

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Peripheral neuropathy in Lyme disease patients

March 17, 2015

Reported cases of Lyme disease have been rising steadily over the past 30 years, but its diagnosis can be challenging. Left untreated, patients with Lyme disease can go on to develop neurological symptoms, including those that are characteristic of peripheral neuropathy.

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Chronic care management: 4 steps to implementation

March 17, 2015

Medicare’s new chronic care management (CCM) program offers practices of all specialties a major opportunity to reap revenue from services they’ve thus far provided for free. With 1,000 qualified patients, a practice could earn an additional $511,200 per year, noted an article from Medscape.

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