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Effectiveness of percutaneous flexor tenotomies for the management and prevention of recurrence of diabetic toe ulcers: a systematic review

July 29, 2016

Diabetic toe ulcers are a potentially devastating complication of diabetes.

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Improving rural and remote practitioners’ knowledge of the diabetic foot: findings from an educational intervention

July 29, 2016

This study aimed to determine knowledge of national guidelines for diabetic foot assessment and risk stratification by rural and remote healthcare professionals in Western Australia and their implementation in…

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Investing in the future: Positive workplace culture in healthcare

July 19, 2016

The healthcare workplace environment has a deep impact on staff experience, including satisfaction, productivity and institutional loyalty.

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Keys to diagnosing and treating glomus tumors of the foot

July 12, 2016

Glomus tumors are painful, benign neoplasms arising from hyperplasia of one or more constituents of the glomus body. The glomus body is a contractile neuromyoarterial receptor located on the dermis layer of the skin.

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Study: Workarounds quite common with EHRs

July 12, 2016

Physicians using electronic health records often still resort to the paper workarounds, according to a recent study. While electronic health records have potential to facilitate reliable communication and followup of test results, limitations with functionality remain.

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Revision Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis With a Pseudoelastic Intramedullary Nail: A Case Study

July 7, 2016

Hindfoot (tibiotalocalcaneal or TTC) arthrodesis is commonly used to treat concomitant arthritis of the ankle and subtalar joints. Simultaneous fusion of both joints can be difficult to achieve especially in patients with impaired healing due to smoking, diabetes mellitus, or Charcot neuroarthropathy. Conventional intramedullary fixation devices allow for compression to be applied at the time of surgery, but this compression can be lost due to bone resorption or settling, leading to impaired healing

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What are the best injections for Morton’s neuroma?

July 5, 2016

One of the mainstay treatments of Morton’s neuromas involves injections. There are three common injections and other combinations of medications in injection form. First of all, there is the diagnostic injection of local anesthesia to see if injecting the nerve provides complete pain relief.

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Subtalar Distraction Arthrodesis with Fresh Frozen Femoral Neck Allograft: A Retrospective Case Series

July 1, 2016

Subtalar joint distraction arthrodesis has been well reported with use of structural iliac crest or local autologous bone graft for malunited calcaneal fractures. Early reports for structural allograft did not yield good, consistent results, leading to a subsequent lack of recommendation in previous literature

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Pertinent pearls on surgical management of a displaced sustentaculum tali fracture

June 28, 2016

Fracture of the sustentaculum tali is rare and due to the strong ligament attachments of the medial subtalar joint, the fracture fragment often does not displace. However, in cases where there is displacement, open reduction and internal fixation is indicated.

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