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Are transmetatarsal amputations really better?

July 26, 2016

Although in some instances there is an obvious answer to whether transmetatarsal amputations are preferable, we frequently encounter this dilemma. Anyone who has performed a handful of partial first ray amputations knows of the seemingly inevitable complications and frequent re-amputations

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Keys to diagnosing and treating glomus tumors of the foot

July 12, 2016

Glomus tumors are painful, benign neoplasms arising from hyperplasia of one or more constituents of the glomus body. The glomus body is a contractile neuromyoarterial receptor located on the dermis layer of the skin.

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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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