medicine

Emphasizing the importance of listening and developing a rapport with patients

June 28, 2016

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS writes: “One of the most important lessons I learned from one of my attending physicians during residency was from a comment he had made toward another physician: ‘They were too busy to see all of the pathology.’ In other words, slow down and listen to your patients.

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Protocol for evaluating the effects of a therapeutic foot exercise program on injury incidence, foot functionality and biomechanics in long-distance…

June 28, 2016

Overall performance, particularly in a very popular sports activity such as running, is typically influenced by the status of the musculoskeletal system and the level of training and conditioning of the biological structures.

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Sizeless, lightweight, lace-free shoes may be the future of footwear

June 21, 2016

Footwear has changed significantly in the past decade, but it feels like there’s no fundamental difference. Sure, we got better technology, more flexible and sturdier shoes, we got air and all those cool things, but it’s still pretty much the same thing, with the same basic design

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In-shoe plantar pressure distribution and lower extremity muscle activity patterns of backward compared to forward running on a treadmill

June 21, 2016

OBJECTIVE: Backward locomotion in humans occurs during leisure, rehabilitation, and competitive sports.

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Comparison of Semi-Invasive “Internal Splinting” and Open Suturing Techniques in Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgery

June 20, 2016

The goal of the present study was to evaluate the semi-invasive “internal splinting” (SIIS) method for repair of Achilles tendon rupture relative to open repair with Krakow sutures. Efficacy was evaluated based on the clinical and functional outcomes, postoperative magnetic resonance imaging measurements, isokinetic results, and surgical complication rates. Functional measurements included the Thermann and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle scores, bilateral ankle dorsiflexion, and plantar flexion measurements.

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Knee and Ankle Reconstruction With Reverse Anterolateral Thigh and Free Anterolateral Thigh Flap From One Donor Site

June 17, 2016

Traditionally, the anterolateral thigh (ALT) free flap is used in distal lower extremity reconstruction. Reverse ALT flap has become one of the most popular choices for knee joint soft tissue defects. A 53-year-old man sustained a degloving injury in the right lateral side of the lower extremity from the lateral malleolar area to the knee joint area.

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ACFAOM 2016 Kick Off in Less Than 2 Weeks!

June 14, 2016

Don’t miss the podiatric medical conference designed to provide you with pragmatic educational tools you need to grow your expertise and make you a more financially-successful doctor. Register today for ACFAOM’s 2016 Annual Clinical Conference , June 24-26 in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

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Treatment of Acute Jones Fractures Without Weightbearing Restriction

June 10, 2016

Jones fractures are reportedly prone to nonunion and generally treated with a period of non-weightbearing or operative treatment. Extended non-weightbearing can have adverse effects, and operative treatment poses various risks

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Long-Term Results of Mini-Open Repair Technique in the Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Prospective Study

June 8, 2016

An ideal surgical treatment of acute Achilles tendon rupture includes restoring the original length of the tendon, minimizing possible adhesions with the surrounding tissues, minimizing the risk of repeat rupture, alleviating wound problems, and providing an acceptable cosmetic outcome.

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Bilateral Hallux Valgus: A Utility Outcome Score Assessment

June 8, 2016

Hallux valgus is the most common forefoot problem in adults. Although it can cause considerable disability and affect the quality of life of those affected, many patients seek medical attention because of cosmetic concerns. Our aim was to objectively measure the perceived health burden of living with bilateral hallux valgus.

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