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The relationship between foot posture, body mass, age and ankle, lower-limb and whole-body flexibility in healthy children

May 3, 2016

The complex relationship between foot posture, flexibility, body mass and age in children is not well understood. As discrete factors, age, body mass, and joint flexibility have each been associated with variance in paediatric foot posture.

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Are You Positive That the Simmonds-Thompson Test Is Negative? A Historical and Biographical Review

May 1, 2016

In our practice, as is true probably all over the world, the Simmonds-Thompson test is the reference standard clinical test used to diagnose rupture of the Achilles tendon. The test, often wrongly referred to as just the “Thompson test,” is easy to perform and has high sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing an acute Achilles tendon tear (1) (Supplemental Video S1). Interestingly, debate sometimes ensues regarding whether the test is positive when the foot plantarflexes on compression of the calf or is positive when the foot fails to plantarflex.

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The Upside of Data Entry

May 1, 2016

In his September/October editorial, Dr. D.

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Fibular Nailing Seems an Effective Strategy to Decrease Treatment Crude Costs for AO-Type 44B Ankle Fractures in Elderly Patients

May 1, 2016

In the article, “Health Care Usage and Related Costs in Fibular Plating for AO Type 44-B Ankle Fractures in a Belgian University Hospital: An Exploratory Analysis,” which appears in this issue (1), we show that the costs for the operative treatment of unstable ankle fractures (AO type 44-B) strongly correlate with the length of stay (LOS) of the patient. In turn, the LOS itself is influenced not only by easily objectifiable variables such as treatment type and patient age but also by more difficult to measure parameters such as the level of process standardization and individual preferences of the surgeon, the patients, and their families.

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Key Insights On Selecting Lasers For Your Practice

April 28, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Kerry Zang, DPM, FACFAS Taking a critical look at manufacturer claims, this author provides keys to differentiating between heating and non-heating lasers. As a practitioner, I am constantly being bombarded by ads, sales representatives and articles stating how great laser therapy is, and that lasers can treat almost every condition in the world

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April 27, 2016

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4 considerations for patient experience surveys

April 26, 2016

In the next four to five years, physician practices of all sizes will likely be required to survey patients, so they should get ready now, reports Medscape.

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Acute syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures: a review.

April 25, 2016

Publication date: Available online 25 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): W.J. van Zuuren, T

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Use of locking barbed sutures in foot and ankle surgery. A case series

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ziyaad Mayet, Hooman Eshraghi, Paulo N.F.

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Evidence Based Review of literature on Detriments to Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Tina Lefrancois, Kinjal Mehta, Victoria Sullivan, Sheldon Lin, Mark Glazebrook Background Diabetes mellitus places a substantial burden on society worldwide.

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