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Kager’s “Bermuda” Triangle – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Eponyms are a valuable asset to understanding and remembering medical history. Although the use of eponyms can be a possible source of misunderstanding when discussing diseases or operative procedures, they can provide insight into the early discoveries of certain diseases and the investigators involved in the research. Care should be taken when using eponyms because the original description has often been wrongly interpreted in the years after its discovery or publication

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Symptomatic Os Vesalianum Pedis: Long-Term Follow-Up of a Rare Entity in Childhood – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Os vesalianum pedis is an accessory bone in the foot located proximal to the base of the fifth metatarsal within the peroneus brevis tendon, with a very low prevalence (0.1% to 1%), and is usually asymptomatic. Only 9 cases of symptomatic os vesalianum pedis have been reported. Other more common conditions should be ruled out.

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Diabetic Foot Burns: A Case Series – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Burn injury in diabetic patients has been a recent topic of interest in published studies. Previous studies have shown increased complications in diabetic patients compared with nondiabetic controls who have sustained these injuries. A paucity of research has been devoted to foot-specific diabetic burn injury

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A Modified Technique for Flexor-to-Extensor Tendon Transfer to Correct Residual Metatarsophalangeal Extension in the Treatment of Hammertoes -…

April 21, 2014

Abstract: A variety of surgical procedures exist for the correction of hammertoe deformities, and several different methods of flexor tendon transfer have been described for the correction of hammertoes associated with extension contracture of the corresponding metatarsophalangeal joint. In the present report, we have described a variation of flexor tendon tenodesis we have found useful.

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Structures at Risk With Medial Double Hindfoot Fusion: A Cadaveric Study – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Although discussed as an alternative to triple arthrodesis for hindfoot correction, the published data surrounding the medial double arthrodesis, or fusion of the subtalar and talonavicular joints, has not addressed the proximity of the anatomic structures at risk.

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What I Learned From A Recent Malpractice Case On Warts

April 17, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to participate as a defense expert in a malpractice case. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant podiatrist, determining that the plaintiff was 75 percent responsible for damages and the defendant was 25 percent responsible. However, the case was in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania where, unless the jury finds the defendant podiatrist to be greater than 51 percent responsible, it is a defense verdict.

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Bosentan and Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy in Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Synergistic Action or Fortuitous Coincidence?

April 17, 2014

See the original article here: Bosentan and Extracorporeal Photochemotherapy in Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Synergistic Action or Fortuitous Coincidence?

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A Huge Morel-Lavallee Lesion Treated Using a Quilting Suture Method: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

April 17, 2014

The Morel-Lavallée lesion is a collection of serous fluid that develops after closed degloving injuries and after surgical procedures particularly in the pelvis and abdomen. It is a persistent seroma and is usually resistant to conservative methods of treatment such as percutaneous drainage and compression.

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