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Attention ACFAOM members ONLY

December 16, 2014

The very early registration deadline for the 2015 ACFAOM Annual Clinical Conference (to be held on July 22 in Orlando, Florida, the day before APMA’s ‘The National,’ and FREE to all Fellows, Associates, and Members) is in a few days.

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The incidence of lower-extremity amputation and bone resection in diabetic foot ulcer patients treated with a human fibroblast-derived dermal…

December 16, 2014

Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are frequently recalcitrant and at risk for infection, which may lead to lower-extremity amputation or bone resection. Reporting the incidence of amputations/bone resections may shed light on the relationship of ulcer healing to serious complications. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence of amputations/bone resections in a randomized controlled trial comparing human fibroblast-derived dermal substitute plus conventional care with conventional care alone for the treatment of DFUs.

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Tuning Your Practice: Strategies to Consider in a Changing Health Care Environment

December 16, 2014

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Crisis of Leadership

December 16, 2014

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The effectiveness of footwear and other removable off-loading devices in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: A systematic review

December 9, 2014

This aim of this study is to conduct a systematic review which examined the effectiveness of footwear and other removable off-loading devices as interventions for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers or the alteration of biomechanical factors associated with ulcer healing and to discuss the quality and interpret the findings of research to date.

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Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Phalanx of the Fourth Toe: A Case Report

December 5, 2014

Giant cell tumor of the bone is a benign, but locally aggressive, primary bone tumor of unknown origin. It most commonly occurs in the long bones and is only rarely found in the phalangeal bones, such as the distal phalanx of the foot

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Joplin’s Neuroma

December 5, 2014

Joplin’s neuroma is a rare perineurial fibrosis of the medial plantar digital proper nerve arising from various etiologies but most commonly after bunion surgery. Treatment for this painful great toe problem remains controversial. It is our purpose to describe our experience with this chronic pain problem, considering it to be a neuroma requiring resection

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Unicameral Bone Cyst in the Calcaneus of Mirror Image Twins

November 27, 2014

Unicameral bone cysts (UBCs) are benign tumor-like lesions that commonly occur in the diaphyseal or metaphyseal region of the long bones within the first 2 decades of life. Until today, the pathogenesis of UBC has been unclear, but mechanisms such as vascular occlusion or a response to trauma have been supposed. During the past decade, in particular, the genetic aspects of the development of this rare lesion have been discussed

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Digital Fillet Flaps: A Systematic Review

November 26, 2014

Digital fillet flaps have a consistent vascular supply and provide durable soft-tissue coverage. Despite their readily available nature, their use in the foot remains limited. This systematic review was undertaken to determine the size defect that could be covered, the potential postoperative complications, and the durability of a digital fillet flap.

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Evaluation of the Sagittal Saw Blade as an Intraoperative Fomite During Diabetic Foot Surgery

November 26, 2014

Surgical site infection is a major potential complication of all operative interventions, and the diabetic foot is particularly at risk for bacterial recontamination and infectious sequelae. The objective of this study was to identify whether the sagittal saw blade used during partial foot amputations and diabetic foot debridements carries the potential to serve as a bacterial fomite.

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