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Nail Braces as an Alternative Treatment of Ingrown Toenails: Results From a Comparison with the Winograd Technique

April 27, 2015

Ingrown toenails are one of the most frequent nail disorders and can be treated with conservative or surgical approaches. Although discovered a long time ago, the available data are still very limited on the potential effectiveness of nail braces for ingrown toenail treatment. In the present retrospective study, we compared nail braces with surgical wedge excision using the Winograd technique with respect to the time to return to work, recurrence, interval to recurrence, and patient satisfaction.

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Midfoot arthrodesis

April 25, 2015

Publication date: Available online 24 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Nikolaos Gougoulias , Vasileios Lampridis Background Surgery for midfoot arthritis is challenging and technically demanding, especially in the presence of deformity. Methods Thirty patients (30 feet) with symptomatic midfoot arthritis and deformities, underwent arthrodesis, along with adjuvant procedures to realign the hindfoot and forefoot where needed

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Surgery for Adult Acquired Flatfoot due to Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Reduces Pain, Improves Function and Health related Quality of Life

April 25, 2015

Publication date: Available online 24 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): M.C. Cöster , B.E. Rosengren , A

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The Biomechanical Evaluation of Revision First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis: A Cadaveric Study

April 24, 2015

Background. First metatarsophalangeal (MP) arthrodesis in the setting of bone loss is a difficult problem. Bone loss may compromise stability of implant fixation

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High Prevalence of Obesity and Female Gender Among Patients With Concomitant Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis and Plantar Fasciitis

April 24, 2015

The link between increased body weight and hindfoot complaints is largely based on correlation to single foot pathology. We retrospectively reviewed 6879 patients with tibialis posterior tendonitis (TPT), plantar fasciitis (PF), or both. Among patients with either TPT or PF, 1 in 11 (9%) had both.

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Response to “Re: Isolated osteochondral fracture of the metatarsal head of lesser toes” [Foot Ankle Surg.]

April 24, 2015

Publication date: Available online 17 April 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Tun Hing Lui

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Antibiotic Treatment and Surgery for Acute Hematogenous Calcaneal Osteomyelitis of Childhood

April 22, 2015

Acute hematogenous calcaneal osteomyelitis characteristically affects children. A recent trend has emerged toward shorter courses of antibiotics. In our randomized, prospective treatment trial of children aged 3 months to 15 years, the intravenous antibiotic (clindamycin or a first-generation cephalosporin) was given only for the first 2 to 4 days and the remainder of the 20- to 30-day course was completed orally

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Hallux valgus and plantar pressure measurement

April 21, 2015

Researchers and clinicians have found that plantar pressure assessment can help document the dynamic effects of hallux valgus surgery, postoperative physical therapy, and footwear or orthotic interventions, particularly in cases involving less than optimal results after surgery.

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Subtalar Coalition in Pediatrics

April 18, 2015

Subtalar tarsal coalition is an autosomal dominant developmental maldeformation that affects between 2% and 13% of the population. The most common locations are between the calcaneus and navicular and between the talus and calcaneus.

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