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Clinical Presentation and Management of Hallux Rigidus

July 2, 2015

Hallux rigidus is the most commonly occurring arthritic condition of the foot and is marked by pain, limited motion in the sagittal plane of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and varying degrees of functional impairment. In conjunction with clinical findings, radiographic grading helps guide therapeutic choices. Nonsurgical management with anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, or shoewear and activity modifications can be successful in appropriately selected patients.

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Meet Drs. Patrick DeHeer and Nick Campitelli — today at 9 p.m. ET

June 30, 2015

Drs. Patrick DeHeer and Nick Campitelli will be the guests on today’s Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr

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Evaluation of peripheral neuropathy of unknown origin in an outpatient foot and ankle practice

June 30, 2015

The foot and ankle surgeon can see peripheral neuropathy in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the demographics and presenting complaints of patients diagnosed with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy during an examination by a foot and ankle surgeon and to identify the type and frequency of subsequent diagnosis of medical causes of neuropathy.

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Perioperative Glycemic Control and the Effect on Surgical Site Infections in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 30, 2015

Introduction . Diabetes mellitus is one of the leading causes of hyperglycemia in the perioperative setting

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Musculoskeletal Health Literacy in Patients With Foot and Ankle Injuries: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Comprehension

June 29, 2015

Purpose . Approximately 33% of Americans have inadequate health literacy, which is associated with decreased medical knowledge, increased hospitalization and use of emergency care, and worse control of diseases.

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Evaluating the Quality, Accuracy, and Readability of Online Resources Pertaining to Hallux Valgus

June 29, 2015

Background . The Internet is one of the most widely utilized resources for health-related information

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Midtarsal Reconstructive Arthrodesis Using a Multi-Axial Correction Fixator in Charcot Midfoot Arthropathy

June 29, 2015

Reconstructive surgeries for Charcot foot are challenging due to complicated conditions and comorbidities including poor bone quality, sensory abnormalities, poor vascularity, and immunity impairment. Although various fixation devices, including screws, plates, and external fixators, have been used in the surgical reconstruction of the Charcot midfoot, all of these devices are associated with some disadvantages.

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Case series: Glomus tumors in the foot

June 23, 2015

Glomus tumors are painful, benign neoplasms that frequently are associated with delayed diagnosis. Commonly in the hand, they rarely present in the foot. The purpose of this case series is to characterize the clinical presentation, radiology, pathology and surgical outcomes associated with foot glomus tumors.

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Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis With Percutaneous Latticed Plantar Fasciotomy

June 6, 2015

Plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of pain in the inferior heel, accounts for 11% to 15% of all foot symptoms requiring professional care among adults. The present study reports the results of a minimally invasive surgical treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. All patients with plantar fasciitis who had undergone percutaneous latticed plantar fasciotomy at 3 clinical sites from March 2008 to March 2009 were included in the present study.

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