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HbA1c and Lower Extremity Amputation Risk in Patients With Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis

June 30, 2015

In this meta-analysis, we aimed to assess glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) level and lower extremity amputation (LEA) risk in patients with diabetes. Systematic computerized searches of the PubMed and Web of Knowledge were performed. We compared HbA1c level between groups with LEA and without LEA by meta-analysis; we also examined the dose–response relationship between HbA1c level and LEA risk

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Evaluating the Quality, Accuracy, and Readability of Online Resources Pertaining to Hallux Valgus

June 29, 2015

Background . The Internet is one of the most widely utilized resources for health-related information

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Kinetic Research: Carbon Fiber Orthopedic Braces

June 23, 2015

AFO Mechanics Composite material advances over the past 10 years have improved the design creativity and possibility for clinical orthotists worldwide. In the past, an ankle orthosis required a completely solid and fully encompassing design in order to attain the mechanical control, durability and ultimately the function needed for corrective ankle varus bracing.

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Brennan Ryan: With AFOs and cool sneakers, this 10-year-old can be a regular kid

June 23, 2015

By Robyn Parets If you ask Brennan Ryan what his favorite after-school activities are, he’ll tell you, “Basketball, baseball, flag football, and Cub scouts.” Ask him what his favorite part of school is and he’ll answer, “Recess.” This isn’t surprising considering that Brennan Ryan is 10 years old and in fourth grade. “He’s a regular boy. He likes sports and has a ton of friends,” said Kathy Ryan, Brennan’s mother.

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Jeff Seitzer: AFOs and staying fit help manage his mild symptoms

June 23, 2015

By Robyn Parets It’s hard to imagine that a 56-year-old man who swims, plays golf, works out, and even practices yoga has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). But Jeff Seitzer, who was diagnosed more than 40 years ago, has managed to keep his symptoms at bay. He believes staying fit and flexible has been the key to maintaining his active lifestyle

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Response to Letter to the Editor on “GASTROCNEMIUS RECESSION FOR FOOT AND ANKLE CONDITIONS IN ADULTS: EVIDENCE-BASED RECOMMENDATIONS”

June 20, 2015

Publication date: Available online 19 June 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Chris Cychosz , Phinit Phisitkul , Daniel Belatti , Mark A. Glazebrook , Christopher W. DiGiovanni

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Peroneal Tendon Dislocation/Subluxation–Case series and review of the literature

June 20, 2015

Publication date: Available online 20 June 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Nikiforos Pandelis Saragas , Paulo Norberto Faria Ferrao , Ziyaad Mayet , Hooman Eshraghi Background Dislocating or subluxing peroneal tendons is a relatively infrequent injury. Although infrequent it is very debilitating for the athlete

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Management of Posterior Malleolar Fractures: A Systematic Review

June 19, 2015

Posterior malleolar fractures are relatively common and usually result from rotational ankle injuries. Although treatment of associated lateral and medial structures is well established, several controversies exist in the management of posterior malleolus fractures. We performed a systematic review of the current published data with regard to the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of posterior malleolus fractures.

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3 AMA solutions to big physician problems: Will they work?

June 16, 2015

Several topics that we’ve discussed frequently in FiercePracticeManagement recently made their way onto the agenda at the American Medical Association’s annual meeting. Here is an overview of the AMA’s recommendations and policies regarding some of the most pressing issues facing physicians.

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