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Pertinent pearls on surgical management of a displaced sustentaculum tali fracture

June 28, 2016

Fracture of the sustentaculum tali is rare and due to the strong ligament attachments of the medial subtalar joint, the fracture fragment often does not displace. However, in cases where there is displacement, open reduction and internal fixation is indicated.

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Current insights on treating common dance injuries

June 21, 2016

Frequently subjecting the lower extremity to constant stress, dancers can be prone to dermatological issues, injuries due to biomechanical etiologies and bone injuries. Accordingly, this author discusses key intrinsic factors with this patient population, keys to the diagnostic workup and how to facilitate a timely return to the stage.

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Local flaps for wounds: Rules of rotation and advancement

June 21, 2016

Soft tissue reconstruction in the surgical management of lower extremity wounds can pose a challenge to surgeons involved with these high-risk patient populations.

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9 ways to increase patient engagement at your practice

June 21, 2016

Patient engagement isn’t easy, especially when so much of doctors’ time is taken up inputting patient information into the EHR.

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Addressing the role of equinus in stage ii adult-acquired flatfoot

June 7, 2016

Recognizing equinus as a key deforming force in those with stage II adult-acquired flatfoot, this author offers a primer on anatomical considerations, pertinent diagnostic pearls and insights on conservative and surgical treatment options, including percutaneous Achilles tendon lengthening.

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Using an AFO to treat an Achilles tendon rupture

May 31, 2016

The incidence of Achilles tendon ruptures is on the rise. The largest increase in frequency of this injury has been in patients over the age of 50

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Strategies to improve physician-administrator relations in physicians practice

May 24, 2016

As physicians, we might not always have the ability to choose our practice administrator. However, one of the best ways to prevent a problem in a practice is to not invite it inside in the first place

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7 tips to help physicians deliver a great speech

May 10, 2016

Speaking in front of an audience doesn’t come naturally to very many people, which is why so many talks and presentations are boring and routine. This is particularly true in the healthcare world, where practitioners are usually noted for their technical skills, not their orating talents.

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Emerging insights on the trephine arthrodesis

April 26, 2016

Trephine arthrodesis in foot surgery is nothing new but for some reason, foot surgeons rarely consider it. Surgeons can utilize trephine arthrodesis for many of the joints in the foot, including but not limited to the subtalar joint, tarsometatarsal joints, intercuneiform joints and the naviculocuneiform joint. In my experience, arthrodesis of the second and third tarsometatarsal joints is the primary procedure for which I will choose a trephine arthrodesis technique.

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Understanding what drives the patient experience

April 26, 2016

In the rush of daily practice, it is easy to miss what patients are feeling. But often just a few minutes of mindful attention can make all the difference. Frequent communication and a brief explanation lessen the feeling of uncertainty and help create some predictability.

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