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Current Insights On Treating Graves’ Dermopathy In The Foot

January 29, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 2 – February 2015 Author(s):  Priscilla Zinyemba, DPM, and Jane Pontious, DPM, FACFAS Section:  Online Exclusive Topics:  Dermatology

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A Closer Look At A New Nitinol Hammertoe Implant

January 28, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 2 – February 2015 Author(s):  Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor A new nitinol fixation device can provide multi-axial active stabilization for hammertoe arthrodesis without requiring surgeons to freeze the device before use.

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Treatment of Unicameral Bone Cysts of the Calcaneus: A Systematic Review

January 28, 2015

The calcaneus is the most common tarsal affected by unicameral bone cysts (UBCs); however, the treatment of calcaneal UBCs remains controversial. The purpose of the present systematic review was to evaluate the treatment modalities for calcaneal UBCs. A systematic review was performed using clinical studies of calcaneal UBCs with a minimum of 1 year of follow-up and level I to IV evidence.

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Viscosupplemenation: Can It Have An Impact For Ankle Arthritis?

January 27, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 2 – February 2015 Author(s):  Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS As a “biologic orthopedic medicine” for knee arthritis, viscosupplementation is showing off-label promise for patients with ankle arthritis.

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Getting Athletes Back In The Game After Navicular Stress Fractures

January 26, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 2 – February 2015 Author(s):  Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS A navicular stress fracture can be a devastating injury for the recreational and high-level athlete. The issues often derive from difficulty in diagnosing the injury and the fact that there is no consensus on the best treatment regimen for the injury

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The use of the 4.5mm 90° titanium cannulated LC-angled blade plate in tibiotalocalcaneal and complex ankle arthrodesis

January 26, 2015

Publication date: Available online 17 January 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ehab Kheir , Vishal Borse , Helen Bryant , Mark Farndon Background Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis is used to manage end stage arthritis, often associated with severe bone loss.

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Use of a Spinal Cage for Creating Stable Constructs in Ankle and Subtalar Fusion

January 24, 2015

In complicated foot surgery with reconstruction of the hindfoot, a gap will sometimes be present between the bones that must be filled and stabilized. Bone grafting with structural bone graft is 1 alternative; however, it can collapse and must be stabilized with screws or a nail. A locking intramedullary nail can be used but could lead to nonunion owing to distraction

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Gait Analysis Before and After Achilles Tendon Surgical Suture in a Single-Subject Study: A Case Report

January 23, 2015

Achilles tendon rupture is a disabling injury that requires a long recovery time.

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Screw Fixation Diameter for Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture: A Cadaveric Study

January 23, 2015

The fifth metatarsal Jones fracture is a well-documented injury occurring at the proximal diaphyseal-metaphyseal junction.

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Calcaneal Chondroblastoma with Pathologic Fracture and Recurrence

January 23, 2015

Chondroblastomas account for 80% of cases.

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