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Taping to reduce wind reisatnce in runners

July 6, 2016

Why Is Galen Rupp Covered in Black Tape When He Races? It looks like he is wearing KT tape. But that?s not what?s happening

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Dermatologic Manifestations of the Lower Extremity

July 1, 2016

Nail surgery is a fundamental component of podiatric surgery.

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Effect Modification and Interaction Terms: It Takes Two to Tango

July 1, 2016

In this Investigators’ Corner I look more deeply into the previously discussed phenomenon of effect modification. I revisit an explanation and examples of the phenomenon and then examine how to account for it statistically. Specifically, I show, in detail, how to write a regression equation that includes interaction terms that account for the effect modification

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Lower Extremity Skin Manifestations: A Multidisciplinary Effort

July 1, 2016

I am pleased to bring you a joint effort between podiatric physicians and dermatologists to update you on lower-extremity dermatologic conditions. I gathered the best in the field to show the partnership, camaraderie, and interplay that exist between podiatric medicine and dermatology

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Percutaneous Pediatric Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 29, 2016

The techniques for performing percutaneous osteotomies in treating deformities of the foot in children are presented along with a detailed description of the operative details. The author’s use of minimal-access surgery for tibial, os calcis, and midfoot osteotomies is described using a cooled side-cutting burr that has not previously been described for use in the child’s foot. The cancellous nature of the bones in the child are easily cut with the burr and the adjacent soft tissues are not damaged

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Combined Innovative Portal Arthroscopy and Fluoroscopy-Assisted Reduction and Fixation in Subtle Injury of the Lisfranc Joint Complex: Analysis of 10…

June 21, 2016

Subtle injuries of the Lisfranc joint complex are uncommon and difficult to diagnose clinically and thus are easily missed even by experienced orthopedic doctors. Misdiagnosed injuries can lead to chronic disability until eventual fusion surgery. We describe 10 cases diagnosed with subtle injury of the Lisfranc joint that were treated with combined innovative portal arthroscopy and fluoroscopy-assisted reduction and percutaneous screw fixation in an interfragmentary fashion

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Association Between Hemoglobin A1c and Surgical Morbidity in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 20, 2016

The current guidelines for the management of diabetes in adults have recommended strict glycemic control, with a target hemoglobin A1c of 7.0%. Increasing evidence has shown that strict glycemic control decreases the risk of developing the organ system complications associated with diabetes. Elevated hemoglobin A1c levels have been theorized as a risk factor for complications after elective foot and ankle surgery

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Normal Foot and Ankle Radiographic Angles, Measurements, and Reference Points

June 16, 2016

The limb deformity-based principles originate from a standard set of lower extremity radiographic angles and reference points.

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Consequences of Avulsion Fracture of the Proximal Phalanx Caused by a Technical Failure of Hallux Valgus Surgery

June 9, 2016

Several cases of avulsion fracture of the proximal phalanx of the big toe during the lateral capsular release procedure were observed. However, these fractures have not been reported as a complication of hallux valgus surgery. The purpose of the present study was to report the proximal phalanx base fracture as an unrecognized complication and to evaluate the clinical and radiographic consequences of this complication.

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Posterior Ankle Structure Injury During Total Ankle Replacement

June 9, 2016

Total ankle replacement studies have focused on reporting complications that are directly observed clinically or radiographically, including wound problems, technical errors, implant loosening, subsidence, infection, bone fractures, and heterotopic ossification. However, patients can still experience unresolved pain even when these problems have been ruled out

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