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Noninvasive arterial testing in patients with diabetes: A guide for foot and ankle surgeons

September 1, 2015

This study was designed to compare the findings of noninvasive arterial testing in patients with and without diabetic foot pathology.

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Driving safety: The effects of lower extremity impairment

August 25, 2015

The question of when or if it’s safe for patients to drive after surgery or while wearing a lower extremity orthotic device is one practitioners should address. But, in the absence of formal guide­lines, clinicians’ advice is often inconsistent.

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Managing Neuropathy And Pain In Wound Care Patients

August 18, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 9 – September 2015 Author(s):  Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS Given the challenges of addressing neuropathy in patients with wounds, these expert panelists discuss diagnostic keys and share insights on treatments including medications, non-pharmaceutical treatments and adjunctive options.

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How Fluorescence Angiography Illuminates The Potential For Limb Salvage

August 18, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 9 – September 2015 Author(s):  Valerie L.

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Prevalence and microbiological characteristics of clinically infected foot-ulcers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a retrospective exploratory…

August 16, 2015

Background: The prevalence of foot ulcers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been reported at almost 10 %. These foot ulcers often occur at multiple sites and are reoccurring, with the potential risk of infection increased due to RA diagnosis and disease modifying medications.

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Lower Extremity Amputation and Mortality Rates in the Reconstructed Diabetic Charcot Foot and Ankle With External Fixation: Data Analysis of 116…

August 14, 2015

The aim of this study was to determine the lower extremity amputation and mortality rates of a group of patients who underwent reconstructive surgery using circular external fixation for treatment of diabetic Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) of the foot and/or ankle.

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Trends in healthcare expenditure in US adults with diabetes: 2002-2011

August 11, 2015

Direct medical cost of diabetes in the U.S. has been estimated to be 2.3 times higher relative to individuals without diabetes

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Case Series of HIV Infection-Associated Arteriopathy: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcome Over a 5-Year period at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital,…

August 11, 2015

Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can present with 4 pathology types: drug-induced vasospasm (ergotism), arterial limb ischemia, critical limb ischemia, and aneurysm.

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Pathogenesis and Management of Buerger’s Disease

August 11, 2015

Buerger’s disease or thromboangiitis obliterans causes pain, ulceration, or gangrene in the lower or upper extremity. It is associated with chronic cigarette smoking and is believed to be an immune mediated vasculitis

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Trends of Concurrent Ankle Arthroscopy at the Time of Operative Treatment of Ankle Fracture: A National Database Review

August 11, 2015

Background. The purpose of this study was to report trends associated with concurrent ankle arthroscopy at the time of operative treatment of ankle fracture. Method.

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