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Tissue stress theory: Just a variation on root theory?

September 1, 2015

The following is a rebuttal to your cover feature, “Has Tissue Stress Theory Supplanted Root Theory?,” by Kevin Kirby, DPM, in the April 2015 issue. The Root paradigm has existed for over 35 years and has brought order to the field of lower extremity biomechanics. Dr

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4 social media trends your practice may have missed

September 1, 2015

Social media is the most important factor in managing your practice’s brand today, according to a post from Physicians Practice. But despite the multitude of benefits that practices have realized by having a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites patients access every day, the “rules” for optimizing the tool are a moving target. Here are four trends experts now understand about healthcare social media and how to use them to your advantage.

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The Use of Osteotomy in the Management of Hallux Rigidus

September 1, 2015

Metatarsus elevatus and gastrocnemius tightness contribute to the development of functional hallux rigidus.

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Waves of change: Helping staff navigate the turbulent tides of healthcare

August 25, 2015

With an emphasis on reducing costs while improving quality and access, the transformation of the U.S.

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3 ways physicians can get patients on the same page

August 18, 2015

The physician-patient relationship is supposed to be collaborative, but that doesn’t mean both parties always see eye-to-eye. There are ways to ease the tension when interacting with demanding, noncompliant or otherwise challenging patients, however

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What 3D Bioprinting Technology Means For Podiatry

August 18, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 9 – September 2015 Author(s):  By Sydney K. Yau, DPM, AACFAS, and Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS In the 1980s, Charles Hull, an American engineer, developed the first three-dimensional (3D) printer. The printer allowed auto and plane makers to design and print complicated 3D parts that were difficult to construct otherwise

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Providing The Palliative Care To Let A Patient Die With His Legs Intact

August 11, 2015

Here is a note I recently received from the child of a patient: I wanted to update you on dad and the progress of his foot. Dad is still very weak and often confused

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Case Series of HIV Infection-Associated Arteriopathy: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcome Over a 5-Year period at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital,…

August 11, 2015

Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can present with 4 pathology types: drug-induced vasospasm (ergotism), arterial limb ischemia, critical limb ischemia, and aneurysm.

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Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using a Nitinol Intramedullary Hindfoot Nail

August 11, 2015

Tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis using an intramedullary hindfoot nail is a common procedure for deformity correction and the treatment of combined tibiotalar and subtalar end-stage arthritis. Nonunion at one or both fusion sites is a difficult complication that can result in reoperation, significant morbidity, and below-knee amputation.

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