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Multiple Neuromas Cause Painful "Jumping Stump" in a Transfemoral Amputee: A Case Report

July 20, 2016

Painful “jumping stump” is an uncommon but very disturbing complication postamputation.

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Extremely painful bump on the bottom of my foot

July 8, 2016

Hello, I am new to this forum and found it by searching for an answer to the pain I am experiencing.

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Revision Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis With a Pseudoelastic Intramedullary Nail: A Case Study

July 7, 2016

Hindfoot (tibiotalocalcaneal or TTC) arthrodesis is commonly used to treat concomitant arthritis of the ankle and subtalar joints. Simultaneous fusion of both joints can be difficult to achieve especially in patients with impaired healing due to smoking, diabetes mellitus, or Charcot neuroarthropathy. Conventional intramedullary fixation devices allow for compression to be applied at the time of surgery, but this compression can be lost due to bone resorption or settling, leading to impaired healing

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What are the best injections for Morton’s neuroma?

July 5, 2016

One of the mainstay treatments of Morton’s neuromas involves injections. There are three common injections and other combinations of medications in injection form. First of all, there is the diagnostic injection of local anesthesia to see if injecting the nerve provides complete pain relief.

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Idiopathic Toe Walking: Family Predisposition and Gender Distribution

July 1, 2016

Current literature is inconsistent concerning the causes and the frequency of idiopathic toe walking (ITW). Available studies vary widely in their results

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Subtalar Distraction Arthrodesis with Fresh Frozen Femoral Neck Allograft: A Retrospective Case Series

July 1, 2016

Subtalar joint distraction arthrodesis has been well reported with use of structural iliac crest or local autologous bone graft for malunited calcaneal fractures. Early reports for structural allograft did not yield good, consistent results, leading to a subsequent lack of recommendation in previous literature

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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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