medicine

Hallux valgus and plantar pressure measurement

April 21, 2015

Researchers and clinicians have found that plantar pressure assessment can help document the dynamic effects of hallux valgus surgery, postoperative physical therapy, and footwear or orthotic interventions, particularly in cases involving less than optimal results after surgery.

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Ultrasound-guided alcohol injection for Morton’s neuroma

April 21, 2015

Ultrasonography-guided alcohol injection of Morton’s neuroma represents an alternative to operative treatment. Nonetheless, the literature only reports few small studies evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment. The aim of the present retrospective study was to assess the effectiveness of USGAI to treat Morton’s neuroma in 508 patients at 2 medical centers.

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Understanding the Postoperative Course and Rehabilitation Protocol for Total Ankle Arthroplasty

April 15, 2015

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Patient perception on the usage of smartphones for medical photography and for reference in dermatology

April 14, 2015

With increasing use of smartphones in the practice and delivery of dermatologic care, little is known on patient perceptions regarding its applications in the clinical setting.

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A More Effective Approach To Using A Rigid Morton’s Extension

April 9, 2015

A rigid Morton’s extension is essentially a continuation of the polypropylene or graphite shell of the orthosis beyond the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ), extending to the tip of the toe.

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Efinaconazole topical solution, 10 percent: The benefits of treating onychomycosis early

April 7, 2015

The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy of efinaconazole topical solution, 10 percent in onychomycosis patients with early and long-standing disease.

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Imaging of the Subtalar Joint

April 4, 2015

Imaging of the subtalar joint can be challenging because of its complex planar anatomy. This article reviews the anatomy and common anatomic variants as seen with different imaging techniques.

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Flatfoot in School-Age Children: Prevalence and Associated Factors

March 29, 2015

Background . Flatfoot has been shown to cause abnormal stresses on the foot and lower extremity.

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Hewett to head Mayo sports med research

March 27, 2015

Sports medicine expert Timothy E. Hewett, PhD, will join the Mayo Clinic on July 1 as director of sports medicine research and biomechanics. Hewett will join the Roches­ter, MN-based organization from Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, where he is professor in the departments of physiology and cell biology, family medicine, orthopaedics, and biomedical engineering and director of research for OSU’s Sports Health & Performance Institute.

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