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Assessment of Postoperative Tendon Quality in Patients With Achilles Tendon Rupture Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Tendon Fiber Tracking

February 28, 2015

Although pre- and postoperative imaging of Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) has been well documented, radiographic evaluations of postoperative intratendinous healing and microstructure are still lacking. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an innovative technique that offers a noninvasive method for describing the microstructure characteristics and organization of tissues.

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Key Insights On Managing CrossFit Injuries

February 27, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Nicholas Romansky, DPM, Colin Flannery, DPM, and William Sayer, NASM, TPI, FMS Given that the CrossFit program can be more intense than a regular workout, are participants at a greater risk for injury? These authors provide a look at the workouts the athletes experience, the CrossFit culture and the literature on injuries.

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Safety and Effectiveness of Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance in the Management of Postsurgical Lesion of the Diabetic Foot

February 27, 2015

To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of therapeutic magnetic resonance (TMR) in the management of the diabetic foot (DF), we treated a group of consecutive type 2 diabetic inpatients with wide postsurgical lesions (Group A: N = 10; age 67.7 ± 18.9 years, duration of diabetes 22.3 ± 6.6 years, 8.1 ± 1.1%, body mass index 29.4 ± 2.1 kg/m 2 ), for 2 consecutive weeks, while admitted, with a low-intensity magnetic resonance equipment, in addition to standard treatment.

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Outcomes of neuroischemic wounds treated by a multidisciplinary amputation prevention service

February 24, 2015

Multidisciplinary amputation prevention teams decrease the frequency of major amputations by increasing the use of revascularization procedures and minor amputations. The outcomes of wound healing, wound recurrence, and ambulatory status are assumed to be improved but are not routinely reported. This study investigates the mid-term outcomes of neuroischemic wounds treated by our multidisciplinary team.

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New Products March 2015

February 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  A New Advance In Midfoot Reconstruction? An emerging reconstruction system may provide more options for surgeons navigating the unique demands of the midfoot

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Point-Counterpoint: Are Bioengineered Alternative Tissues Better Than Split Thickness Skin Grafts For DFUs?

February 20, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Rodney Stuck, DPM, Brian M. Schmidt, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS Yes.

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When Should You Operate On The Charcot Foot?

February 20, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Valerie L. Schade, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM Following a delayed diagnosis of Charcot foot, physicians may turn to surgery to salvage the limb although there are debates surrounding the timing of surgery. In a thorough review of the literature, this author reviews the impact of Eichenholtz staging upon treatment interventions and weighs the pros and cons of arthrodesis and exostectomy procedures.

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Are That Many Patients Really Allergic To Latex?

February 20, 2015

Back down at the Himalayan base camp, time passed very slowly and one could only down so much fermented yak milk, which my Sherpa guides called “archi.” Damn, how I would kill for a nice cabernet.

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How Acanthosis Nigricans Can Indicate Insulin Resistance Or Diabetes

February 18, 2015

Acanthosis nigricans is a skin disorder characterized by velvety, papillomatous, hyperkeratotic, darkly pigmented skin lesions found in body folds such as the axilla and neck. In obese patients, the presence of acanthosis nigricans is an indicator of insulin resistance or diabetes mellitus.

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The Association Between Skin Autofluorescence and Vascular Complications in Chinese Patients With Diabetic Foot Ulcer: An Observational Study Done in…

February 18, 2015

The tissue accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) can be noninvasively assessed as skin autofluorescence (SAF) by the AGE Reader TM device.

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