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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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Spatiotemporal gait parameters and plantar pressure distribution during barefoot walking in people with gout and asymptomatic hyperuricemia:…

April 30, 2016

To identify spatiotemporal gait parameters and plantar pressure distribution during barefoot walking in people with gout and people with asymptomatic hyperuricemia by comparing them to healthy individuals with…

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The relationship between foot posture, body mass, age and ankle, lower-limb and whole-body flexibility in healthy children aged 7 to 15 years

April 27, 2016

The complex relationship between foot posture, flexibility, body mass and age in children is not well understood.

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Understanding what drives the patient experience

April 26, 2016

In the rush of daily practice, it is easy to miss what patients are feeling. But often just a few minutes of mindful attention can make all the difference. Frequent communication and a brief explanation lessen the feeling of uncertainty and help create some predictability.

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Acute syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures: a review.

April 25, 2016

Publication date: Available online 25 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): W.J. van Zuuren, T

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Evidence Based Review of literature on Detriments to Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Tina Lefrancois, Kinjal Mehta, Victoria Sullivan, Sheldon Lin, Mark Glazebrook Background Diabetes mellitus places a substantial burden on society worldwide.

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The role of intramedullary fixation in ankle fractures–a systematic review

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): R.W. Jordan, A.W.P. Chapman, D.

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A simplified, validated protocol for measuring fibular reduction on ankle CT

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Christopher Patrick Prior, James Christopher Widnall, Amer Kemall Rehman, David Marc Weller, Edward Vaughan Wood Background Inadequate ankle syndesmotic reduction is a common and important cause of poor outcome after surgery. It is not clear what magnitude or planes of displacement impact most. Many Computerised Tomography (CT) measurement techniques rely on landmarks that are difficult to reproduce, and none measure all types of mal-positioning in a single protocol.

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Acral Lentiginous Melanoma: What Sets It Apart?

April 21, 2016

Issue Number:  Volume 29 – Issue 5 – May 2016 Author(s):  Myron Bodman, DPM With diagnostic issues ranging from variations in the clinical presentation to delayed detection of lesions on the sole of the foot, acral lentiginous melanoma can be a particularly challenging condition, which reportedly has a staggering misdiagnosis rate between 25 to 36 percent.

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