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Made to Measure: Designs Tailored to Your Study Needs

July 25, 2015

What is the best study design? Why would we prefer one to another? With many different designs, what should we be looking for in our critical reading of the literature

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Metallic Hardware Not a Considered Complication

July 1, 2015

It is interesting that two different meta-analyses aimed to answer the same question. It should be made clear that reoperation for metallic hardware removal was not considered a complication in our report (1).

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Does Modified Footwear Improve Gait After Ankle Arthrodesis?

May 29, 2015

Rocker bottom shoes are commonly recommended for patients who have undergone ankle arthrodesis.

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Callus Distraction Versus Single-Stage Lengthening With Bone Graft for Treatment of Brachymetatarsia: A Systematic Review

May 19, 2015

Brachymetatarsia deformity is a cosmetically displeasing anomaly that can become physically symptomatic. The surgical techniques most commonly used to repair the anomaly include single-stage lengthening with a bone graft, callus distraction, or a combination of bone grafting and callus distraction.

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Effect of obesity on outcome of hallux valgus surgery

April 21, 2015

Obesity is a global epidemic, but its effect on foot and ankle surgeries is not well defined. This study aimed to investigate the influence of obesity on functional outcome scores, incidence of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI), and repeat surgery after hallux valgus (HV) corrective surgery.

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A Complication of Posterior Malleolar Fracture Fixation

April 21, 2015

We present a case of tibial nerve impingement by an anteroposterior screw inserted for stabilization of a posterior malleolar fracture. This specific complication has not previously been described in published studies, although numerous reports have described various forms of peripheral nerve entrapment.

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Surgical Considerations for Massive Tarsal Coalitions in Multiple Synostosis Syndrome: A Case Report

March 22, 2015

Tarsal-carpal coalition syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited condition characterized by fusion of the carpal and tarsal bones and foot deformity. Associated pain and/or gait disturbance are the main complaints.

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Assessing Diagnostic Tests I: You Can’t Be Too Sensitive

March 19, 2015

Clinicians and patients are always interested in less invasive, cheaper, and faster diagnostic tests. When introducing such a test, physicians must ensure that it is reliable in its diagnoses and does not commit errors

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