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Don’t Let Complacency And A Fear Of Change Affect Your Practice

January 27, 2015

Are you familiar with the age-old tale of the frog and the pot of boiling water?  According to the story, if you place a frog directly into a pot of boiling water, it will immediately jump out. Well, wouldn’t you ? However, if you put that frog in a pot of tepid water and gradually increase the heat while the frog is enjoying his soak, he will not notice the continual rise in temperature, become groggy to the point that he is unable to jump out and before he could say, “rbbbbt, plantar warts”… frog legs are on the menu

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Multiple Choice Answers: What to Do When You Have Too Many Questions

January 21, 2015

Carrying out too many statistical tests in a single study throws results into doubt, for reasons statistical and ethical. I discuss why this is the case and briefly mention ways to handle the problem.

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Rare Complication of Silicone Fluid Injection Presenting as Multiple Calcification and Skin Defect in Both Legs: A Case Report

January 6, 2015

In the past, many materials have been injected for soft tissue augmentation including paraffin (mineral oil) and other non–biocompatible products. Liquid silicone as one of these materials has a long and notorious history as an injectable material for soft tissue augmentation

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Whither Biomechanics

January 1, 2015

How often have you sat in the audience of a local, state, or national meeting and heard the speaker say, “Understanding biomechanics is essential for successful procedure selection”? The presentation continues with a description of the procedure or procedures, but no mention is ever made of the biomechanics

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Spreading Positive Memes To Improve Post-Op Outcomes

December 31, 2014

“Is it going to hurt?” I asked while semi-distracted by the glint of the needle illuminated by the fluorescent lights of the sterile room. The drop of the mixture formed a visible meniscus at the interface of the sharp bevel

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A Closer Look At HBOT For Foot And Ankle Indications

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be a valuable adjunct treatment for foot and ankle wounds. Our panelists discuss the indications for HBOT, their personal experience with the treatment and keys to patient education on the modality. Q: What are your main indications for HBOT in the foot and ankle?

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Can A Hybrid Imaging Technology Be Beneficial In Diagnosing And Monitoring Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis?

December 30, 2014

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 1 – January 2015 Author(s):  Javier La Fontaine, DPM The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is rising with a global estimate of 366 million people diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and expert predictions that 552 million individuals will be diagnosed with diabetes worldwide by 2030. 1 Section:  Diabetes Watch

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Forefoot Surgery in Elderly Compared With Younger Patient Populations: Complications and Type of Procedure

December 2, 2014

In forefoot surgery, the presenting complaints and expected benefits differ between elderly and younger patients. The present study mapped forefoot procedures recommended to elderly patients compared with those recommended to the general population and assessed the complications according to age group and comorbidity

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Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture Reconstructed With Achilles Tendon Allograft and Xenograft Combination

December 2, 2014

More than 20% of acute Achilles tendon injuries are misdiagnosed, leading to chronic or neglected ruptures. Some controversy exists regarding how to best manage an acute Achilles tendon rupture. However, a general consensus has been reached that chronic rupture with ≥3 cm of separation is associated with functional morbidity and, therefore, should be managed operatively.

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