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The Upside of Data Entry

May 1, 2016

In his September/October editorial, Dr. D.

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Are You Positive That the Simmonds-Thompson Test Is Negative? A Historical and Biographical Review

May 1, 2016

In our practice, as is true probably all over the world, the Simmonds-Thompson test is the reference standard clinical test used to diagnose rupture of the Achilles tendon. The test, often wrongly referred to as just the “Thompson test,” is easy to perform and has high sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing an acute Achilles tendon tear (1) (Supplemental Video S1). Interestingly, debate sometimes ensues regarding whether the test is positive when the foot plantarflexes on compression of the calf or is positive when the foot fails to plantarflex.

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Hot feet, socks stick to feet, spots on feet. IMAGE ATTACHED

April 11, 2016

Hi, Having the above issues with my left foot, i have attached an image if it helps. The plantar wart has been there coming up 2 years now and i have tried everything to get rid of it, including, bazooka gel, bazooka freeze, nail varnish, regular filing etc The Spots are quite new, i noticed them a few weeks ago, didnt think anything of it, because they went away within a few days, now there back and much worse. I have slight discomfort of the ball of my feet, but i put that down to…

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The Daily Google Trends Thread

March 23, 2016

Going to try and get a post up each day of something from Google Trends Google trends is a tool from google that measures the volume of searches over time for a particular keyword. Starting of today with the keyword ” vibram five fingers ” Attached Images vibramfivefingers.JPG (26.4 KB)

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A smart shoe to help reduce amputations

March 8, 2016

Press Release: Diabetes: a smart shoe to help reduce amputations Quote: 02.03.16 – EPFL researchers have developed a shoe sole with valves that electronically control the pressure applied to the arch of the foot. The goal is to relieve foot ulcers commonly caused by diabetes and help them heal to avoid dangerous secondary infections

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A biomechanical comparison of locking vs. conventional plate fixation for distal fibula fractures in trimalleolar ankle injuries

February 16, 2016

Previous biomechanical studies have advocated the use of locking plates for isolated distal fibula fractures in osteoporotic bone. Complex rotational ankle injuries involve an increased number of fractures, which can result in instability, potentially requiring the same fixed angle properties afforded by locking plates. However, the mechanical indication for locking plate technology has not been tested in this fracture model

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A New Look at Tendon Transfers and Soft Tissue Management in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

January 1, 2016

When presenting the topic of tendon repair and reconstruction of the lower extremity, it is commonplace to immediately focus on the Achilles tendon. While the majority of the research and surgical techniques are centered on the Achilles tendon, this issue of Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery moves outside of the box and focuses not only on tendon reconstruction but also on the mechanical redistribution of tendon function.

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Show Me the Evidence

January 1, 2016

In this issue, we once again present letters from readers, along with the authors’ reply. The sentiments and concerns raised by Drs.

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The Herd Mentality: Strength in Numbers, and Combining Studies

January 1, 2016

Although clinicians may have the best of intentions in terms of keeping up with the medical literature, the overwhelming volume of published studies and the press of clinical responsibilities can make this difficult. A medical version of the Reader’s Digest© would thus be a valuable asset.

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Treatment of Severe Recurrent Clubfoot

September 13, 2015

Understanding the pathoanatomy of severe recurrent clubfoot and its implication on treatment options is important for the successful treatment. A comprehensive clinical evaluation of the different components helps in selecting procedures. Individual needs and social and psychological factors influencing treatment and the impact of treatment on the child have to be considered.

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