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Minimally Invasive Arthrodesis of 1st Metatarsophalangeal Joint for Hallux Rigidus

May 24, 2016

First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis plays a significant role in the management of symptomatic hallux rigidus/osteoarthritis of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint.

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Cheilectomy for Hallux Rigidus

May 24, 2016

Hallux rigidus is a degenerative condition leading to arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Cheilectomy is a surgical procedure that is used in the treatment of hallux rigidus

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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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Plates, Screws, or Combination? Radiologic Outcomes After Lisfranc Fracture Dislocation

April 12, 2016

Traditionally, Lisfranc fracture dislocations have been treated with transarticular screw fixation. A more recent development has been the use of dorsal bridging plates

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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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Open Versus Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis: A Comparison of Subsequent Procedures in a Large Database

April 8, 2016

Arthroscopic and open ankle arthrodesis have been compared in very few studies, and no consensus has been reached regarding the incidence of postoperative revision surgery associated with each technique. The purpose of the present study was to compare these 2 approaches for the incidence of postsurgical operations

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Utility of Fresh Frozen Section Analysis in Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Pilot Study

April 7, 2016

The use of intraoperative fresh frozen section (FFS) analysis to determine the presence of infection has been well reported in orthopedic studies.

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Importance of Vehicles in Topical Treatment of Fungal Infections

April 6, 2016

Topical drug therapies are commonly used to manage dermatologic diseases and their manifestations in the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Compared with systemic treatment, topical drug delivery provides 2 notable benefits in the management of skin diseases.

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Endoscopic Debridement for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: An Innovative Technique and Prospective Study of 46 Consecutive Patients

April 5, 2016

Plantar fasciitis is one the most common pathologies treated by foot and ankle surgeons. When nonoperative therapy fails, surgical intervention might be warranted. Various surgical procedures are available for the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis.

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