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Total Ankle Arthroplasty in the Setting of Valgus Deformity

September 23, 2014

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Weight-bearing casts for Achilles tear keep pace with nonweight-bearing

September 9, 2014

Use of a weight-bearing cast for the nonoperative treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture produces outcomes that are at least equivalent to traditional nonweight-bearing casts, according to a randomized controlled trial from researchers in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Acute Posterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Caused by Gouty Tophus

September 9, 2014

Gouty tophus of the tarsal tunnel is a rare cause of posterior tarsal tunnel syndrome. We present a case of acute posterior tarsal tunnel syndrome due to gouty tophus that required early tarsal tunnel release in order to avoid irreversible nerve damage. The presence of background neuropathy resulted in a less favorable result than expected

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Insoles decrease sensitivity to pain

August 29, 2014

A study epublished on July 16 reported that shock-absorbing insoles (SAIs) made by Otto Bock Scandinavia in Norrköping, Sweden, reduce pain sensitivity and perception in young soccer players playing on artificial turf. Danish investigators randomized 75 premier youth league players aged 14 to 18 years to their usual insoles or SAIs. They assessed pressure pain threshold (PPT) after three and six weeks of training on artificial turf and found that PPT increased significantly more in the SAI group compared with controls.

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Podiatrists: Athletes should get foot, ankle pain checked out immediately

August 26, 2014

When football players take to the field, volleyball players to the court and cross country runners to the course in the fall, ankle sprains and foot injuries are bound to occur. It’s a busy time in the office for podiatrists Kosta Antonopoulos and Valerie Tallerico of UnityPoint Clinic Podiatry. Some of the injuries they see are the result of direct trauma, while others occur when athletes suddenly ramp up training.

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Tibiocalcaneal Arthrodesis in the High-risk Foot

August 22, 2014

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