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Anatomic Repair of Plantar Plate With Flexor Tendon Sheath Reinforcement: Case Series

February 8, 2016

Plantar plate pathology has gained considerable attention in recent time, and with this increased awareness multiple treatments have been proposed. There have been no comparison studies between these treatments. The authors feel a direct approach for anatomic repair allows for plantar plate repair and tightening to desired tension, without any plantar prominences or potentially irritating hardware

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Technique Tip: The Use of Cannulated Drill as a Tamp to Remove Loose Cannulated Screws

February 8, 2016

Subtalar arthrodesis is considered to be the gold standard surgical solution for end-stage subtalar joint arthrosis. Although subtalar joint fusion rates are high, nonunion has been reported to range from 0% to 43%. Revision subtalar arthrodesis regardless of etiology often requires removal of loose hardware in soft bone.

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Arthrodesis of the Subtalar Joint in a High School Football Player With a Talocalcaneal Coalition: Case Report With Functional Analysis

February 8, 2016

Tarsal coalition is a bony or fibrous bridge between 2 tarsal bones.

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An Isolated Chronic Osteochondral Fracture of the Third Metatarsal Head Treated With Bioabsorbable Pins: A Case Report

February 4, 2016

An osteochondral fracture of the metatarsal head is generally the result of direct trauma and is associated with additional proximal fractures of the medially adjacent metatarsals.

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ICD-10: Downgraded to a tropical storm

February 2, 2016

It has been about three months, and the much-hyped ICD-10 transition crisis and crash never materialized. In the years and months leading up to the Oct.

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Maintaining long-term patients through custom orthotics

January 26, 2016

Custom orthotic therapy is a primary treatment utilized by the podiatric practitioner. What may be overlooked, however, is that custom functional orthotics also serve as an excellent practice management tool to maintain long-term patients and referrals. Orthotics serve both as a treatment and, more importantly, as a preventative measure to control progression of many foot deformities, both hereditary and developmental.

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Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice in the Management of Mixed Arteriovenous Leg Ulcers

January 25, 2016

Leg ulceration is a chronic health condition that constitutes a significant disease burden.

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Podiatrists’ role in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

January 12, 2016

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most commonly inherited neurological disease, with an incidence equal to that of multiple sclerosis (1 in 2,500 people). There are currently 2.8 million people with CMT—so why don’t podiatrists treat more people with this disease

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