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Treatment of Longitudinal Epiphyseal Bracket by Excision and Polymethylmethacrylate Insertion at the Preossified Disease Stage

October 23, 2014

Longitudinal epiphyseal bracket is a rare ossification anomaly involving the tubular bones of the hand or foot that have a proximal epiphysis, which becomes deformed as a result of the bracket. Untreated, the deformity becomes worse with age, because longitudinal growth cannot occur. The present report discusses the use of polymethylmethacrylate at the preossified disease stage in 2 patients with first metatarsal involvement.

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“Jumping Stump” Phenomenon

October 23, 2014

Myoclonic spasm of an amputated extremity can be problematic for amputees and requires recognition and understanding by surgeons encountering the phenomenon. In the present brief report, we describe the condition in a female amputee after below-the-knee amputation. Our aim is to increase awareness of this condition among foot and ankle surgeons.

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Meet Gary Glick, M.D. – today at 9 p.m. ET

October 21, 2014

Dr. Gary Glick will be the guest on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr

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Meet Drs. James McGuire and Jack Morgan – today at 9 p.m. ET

October 14, 2014

Drs. James McGuire and Jack Morgan will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m

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Telehealth strategies for improving your healthcare business

October 14, 2014

Telehealth is on its way to becoming a mainstream part of the healthcare industry. Telehealth statistics show that industries across the healthcare continuum — including home care, hospitals, accountable care organizations, behavioral health and more — are benefiting from using telehealth technology to support their clients, patients and employees. The big question for many companies, however, is whether telehealth is right for their organization

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Achilles oddity: Heeled shoes may boost load during gait

October 7, 2014

A recent study using innovative technology has questioned the potential role of standard running shoes with slightly elevated heels for the prevention and treatment of Achilles tendon pathology. For many years, inadequate heel offset has been anecdotally implicated as a factor in tendinopathy of the Achilles, and elevating the heel to address this does seem to make sense.

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Meet Shawn McAskill – today at 9 p.m. ET

October 7, 2014

Shawn McAskill will be the guest on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr.

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Supramalleolar Osteotomy and Ankle Arthrodiastasis for Juvenile Posttraumatic Ankle Arthritis

October 1, 2014

Numerous techniques have been described for posttraumatic ankle arthritis with or without an associated lower extremity deformity in the adult population. These surgical procedures may include, but are not limited to, ankle exostectomy with joint resurfacing, ankle arthrodiastasis, ankle arthroplasty, and ankle arthrodesis

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Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle with Osteomyelitis

October 1, 2014

One of the most devastating foot and/or ankle complications in the diabetic population with peripheral neuropathy is the presence of Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). In recent years, diabetic limb salvage has been attempted more frequently as opposed to major lower extremity amputation for CN of the foot and ankle with ulceration and/or deep infection. Treatment strategies for osteomyelitis in the diabetic population have evolved.

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Meet Kevin Kirby, DPM, FACFAOM and Roy Lidtke, DPM, FACFAOM – today at 9 p.m. ET

September 30, 2014

Drs. Kevin Kirby and Roy Lidtke will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m

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