Recreational Sports Activities After Calcaneal Fractures and Subsequent Subtalar Joint Arthrodesis

July 22, 2015

Subtalar joint arthrodesis is a common treatment for the management of hindfoot pathologic entities.

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Mystery and fantasy: Physicians branch out as fiction writers

July 21, 2015

In the last few years, I’ve received several fictional books written by physicians. This has caused me to pause and wonder about when exactly these guys have the time to write stories. I’ve known many physicians throughout my long career, and I had never thought of them as authors for the masses

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Osteotomies for Managing Varus and Valgus Malalignment with Total Ankle Replacement

July 18, 2015

Total ankle replacement remains an option for varus and valgus ankles, provided that it results in a balanced, neutrally aligned ankle. Accurate preoperative assessment of the deformity is essential for appropriate selection of adjuvant procedures. Osteotomies performed proximal (tibial), within (malleolar), or distal to (calcaneal, metatarsal) the ankle, allow deformity correction.

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Percutaneous Posterior Calcaneal Osteotomy

July 16, 2015

Different types of posterior calcaneal osteotomy are used for calcaneal realignment in the management of hindfoot deformity. We describe a percutaneous technique of posterior calcaneal osteotomy that can be either a Dwyer-type closing wedge osteotomy or displacement osteotomy.

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Clinical Presentation and Management of Hallux Rigidus

July 2, 2015

Hallux rigidus is the most commonly occurring arthritic condition of the foot and is marked by pain, limited motion in the sagittal plane of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and varying degrees of functional impairment. In conjunction with clinical findings, radiographic grading helps guide therapeutic choices. Nonsurgical management with anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, or shoewear and activity modifications can be successful in appropriately selected patients.

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The Difference Is in What Is or Is Not Included

July 1, 2015

We thank Journal Editor D. Scot Malay, DPM, MSCE, FACFAS, for his Editorial regarding both, seemingly overlapping, manuscripts. In addition to the differences correctly pointed out by Dr

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Musculoskeletal Health Literacy in Patients With Foot and Ankle Injuries: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Comprehension

June 29, 2015

Purpose . Approximately 33% of Americans have inadequate health literacy, which is associated with decreased medical knowledge, increased hospitalization and use of emergency care, and worse control of diseases.

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Evaluating the Quality, Accuracy, and Readability of Online Resources Pertaining to Hallux Valgus

June 29, 2015

Background . The Internet is one of the most widely utilized resources for health-related information

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A Closer Look At Surgical Correction Of Ankle Instability

June 22, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 7 – July 2015 Author(s):  Michael Gentile, DPM, FACFAS Ankle instability can be due to ligamentous pathology, structural abnormalities and/or a lack of dynamic support in the ankle. This author addresses surgery for the unstable ankle, offering surgical pearls for primary repair, arthroscopic repair and secondary repair. Section:  Feature Topics:  Chronic Ankle Instability

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