management

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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Current insights on treating common dance injuries

June 21, 2016

Frequently subjecting the lower extremity to constant stress, dancers can be prone to dermatological issues, injuries due to biomechanical etiologies and bone injuries. Accordingly, this author discusses key intrinsic factors with this patient population, keys to the diagnostic workup and how to facilitate a timely return to the stage.

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Local flaps for wounds: Rules of rotation and advancement

June 21, 2016

Soft tissue reconstruction in the surgical management of lower extremity wounds can pose a challenge to surgeons involved with these high-risk patient populations.

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When is a fibula rod procedure indicated for ankle fractures?

June 14, 2016

Ankle injuries account for more than 5 million emergency department visits annually. Ankle sprains comprise approximately 85 percent of these ankle injuries and fractures make up the other 15 percent. The ankle fracture is the most common intra-articular fracture of a weightbearing joint, making up 9 percent of all fractures.

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Addressing the role of equinus in stage ii adult-acquired flatfoot

June 7, 2016

Recognizing equinus as a key deforming force in those with stage II adult-acquired flatfoot, this author offers a primer on anatomical considerations, pertinent diagnostic pearls and insights on conservative and surgical treatment options, including percutaneous Achilles tendon lengthening.

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Keys to diagnosing and treating plantar keratosis

June 7, 2016

Due to the varying presentations and causes of plantar keratosis, it is crucial to make an accurate diagnosis to facilitate effective treatment. These authors present a comprehensive guide to biomechanical and dermatological lesions as well as options for management.

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State-of-the-Art in Ankle Fracture Management in Chile

June 1, 2016

The ankle represents the most commonly injured weightbearing joint in the human body.

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Report: Health data breaches are surging with no end in sight

May 31, 2016

Attacks on our health data continue — that’s no secret — but where these breaches come from is still a matter of question. Whether they come from within or without, the number of these breaches remains consistently high.

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