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Emerging insights on the trephine arthrodesis

April 26, 2016

Trephine arthrodesis in foot surgery is nothing new but for some reason, foot surgeons rarely consider it. Surgeons can utilize trephine arthrodesis for many of the joints in the foot, including but not limited to the subtalar joint, tarsometatarsal joints, intercuneiform joints and the naviculocuneiform joint. In my experience, arthrodesis of the second and third tarsometatarsal joints is the primary procedure for which I will choose a trephine arthrodesis technique.

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Can the combination of serial irrigation and debridement with antibiotic beads have an impact for severe DFIs?

April 26, 2016

There were over 65,000 hospital admissions for amputation in patients with diabetes across the U.S. in 2009.

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Foot health education provision for people with rheumatoid arthritis–an online survey of UK podiatrists’ perceptions

April 26, 2016

Patient education supports general disease self-management and in relation to foot problems, it is recommended as a key intervention for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Further, it is known what the foo…

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Diagnosing and treating distinctive pink papules on the ankle

April 12, 2016

There are hundreds of dermatologic disorders that can occur on the feet and lower extremities. Additionally, considering all the possible variables in host resistance and genetic variations as well as acute, subacute and chronic appearances, there are actually thousands of clinical diagnoses to take into account when one confronts a skin disorder.

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Approaching FMLA openly is best for everyone

April 12, 2016

Jodi Lasher, a nurse, was terminated after she failed to notify anyone that she needed to take measures to address her approved FMLA accommodation for her migraines. In short, she fell asleep in an unused patient room and neglected her duties. This case illustrates a number of HR and management challenges

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Key pointers on increasing orthotic arch height

April 12, 2016

There are a couple of options to increase arch height on an orthosis but first, let us discuss arch height for a moment. A number of studies indicate that orthoses that conform closely to the arch of the foot are likely to be more effective at treating many of the most common complaints (including plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia and hallux limitus) that we treat with foot orthoses.

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How to correctly perform a Weil osteotomy

April 5, 2016

The Weil osteotomy has become one of the most commonly performed surgeries on the foot in the world.

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Why physicians and medical professionals must practice self-care

April 5, 2016

As patients, we look to our doctors and others in the medical profession to help us heal from illnesses. However, what the studies indicate is that doctors and medical professionals often struggle with burnout and depression, as well as substance abuse. This leads to asking the question: What are doctors and other medical professionals doing to practice self-care and wellness?

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Current Swiss Techniques in Management of Lisfranc Injuries of the Foot

April 5, 2016

The outcome after Lisfranc injuries correlates with anatomic and stable reduction. The best surgical treatment, particularly for the ligamentous Lisfranc injuries, remains controversial. Recent publications suggest that the ligamentous injuries may benefit from primary partial Lisfranc arthrodesis.

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‘Trial and error…’, ‘…happy patients’ and ‘…an old toy in the cupboard’: a qualitative investigation of factors that influence…

March 22, 2016

Foot orthoses are used to manage of a plethora of lower limb conditions. However, whilst the theoretical foundations might be relatively consistent, actual practices and therefore the experience of patients is…

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