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Effect of Variable Body Mass on Plantar Foot Pressure and Off-Loading Device Efficacy – Corrected Proof

April 14, 2014

Abstract: An increasing body of evidence has implicated obesity as having a negative effect on the development, treatment, and outcome of lower extremity pathologic entities, including diabetic foot disease. The objective of the present study was to increase the body of knowledge with respect to the effects of obesity on foot function. Specifically, we attempted to (1) describe the relationship between an increasing body mass index (BMI) on plantar foot pressures during gait, and (2) evaluate the efficacy of commonly prescribed off-loading devices with an increasing BMI

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Glomangiomatosis Concentrated in the Ankle with Varied Appearances: A Case Report – Corrected Proof

April 14, 2014

Abstract: Glomangiomatosis is an exceedingly rare condition. This report details a case of multiple glomangiomas concentrated in the ankle of a 59-year-old male. Despite identical histological findings, the lesions displayed varied clinical features at physical examination, at magnetic resonance imaging, and upon further examination after excision.

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Successful Salvage of Complicated Calcaneal Blastomycosis in Disseminated Disease with Staged Surgical Reconstruction and Local–Systemic Antifungal…

April 14, 2014

Abstract: Disseminated blastomycosis can be a devastating disease, affecting multiple organ systems, including the musculoskeletal system. Osteomyelitis from disseminated disease can be difficult to eradicate but is particularly important to successfully manage in the load-bearing bones of the lower extremity.

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Tibiocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using a Simple External Fixator – Corrected Proof

April 8, 2014

Abstract: Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis has been a salvage option for conditions with extensive loss of the talar body. In conditions that preclude the use of internal fixation, external compression arthrodesis has been the preferred technique to achieve fusion about the hindfoot

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Trichophyton Rubrum Osteomyelitis after Calcaneus External Fixation Pin Stabilization of a Pilon Fracture – Corrected Proof

April 7, 2014

Abstract: Fungal organisms are an uncommon cause of osteomyelitis, and no dermatophyte osteomyelitis infections have been reported in published studies. We present the case of Trichophyton rubrum osteomyelitis of the calcaneus

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Proximal Phalangeal Osteotomies for Hallux Abductovalgus Deformity

April 1, 2014

The primary indication for an osteotomy of the hallux proximal phalanx to correct hallux abductovalgus (HAV) deformities is increased hallux interphalangeus. The typical osteotomy is the Akin osteotomy or a variation. The Akin is a medial closing wedge osteotomy in the proximal phalanx

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First Metatarsal Head Osteotomies for the Correction of Hallux Abducto Valgus

April 1, 2014

An array of distal first metatarsal osteotomies has been described over the decades for the correction of hallux valgus.

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Contemporary Approaches and Advancements to the Lapidus Procedure

April 1, 2014

The Lapidus procedure as evolved over the last 50 years. What originally was a difficult procedure with poor outcomes has changed to a procedure that allows for ideal realignment of the deformity at its source, improved foot alignment, and minimal to no need for further surgery

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Giant Schwannoma of the First Metatarsal: A Rare Entity – Corrected Proof

March 24, 2014

Abstract: Schwannomas of osseous origin are rare, and schwannomas of the short tubular bones are even rarer. These benign-looking tumors are difficult to diagnose using imaging alone. However, histopathologic evaluation of a biopsy specimen can establish the diagnosis by identifying Antoni type A and B zones

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Rare Presentation of Foot Postaxial Polydactyly – Corrected Proof

March 17, 2014

Abstract: Polydactyly is a prevalent birth anomaly observed in the foot, and a number of classification systems have been suggested for this condition. Postaxial (fifth or little toe) polydactyly is the most common type. We encountered an exceedingly rare presentation of foot postaxial polydactyly that, to our inspection, had neither been previously classified nor described in published studies

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