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Innovation, Translation, and Cooperation

December 16, 2014

The 9th Wound Healing and Tissue Repair and Regeneration Annual Meeting of Chinese Tissue Repair Society was hold in Wuhan, China. This meeting was focused on the innovation, translation application, and cooperation in wound care both in China and other countries.

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Crisis of Leadership

December 16, 2014

Read More: Crisis of Leadership

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Current Techniques and Future Direction

December 16, 2014

Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle has evolved from simply a diagnostic tool to a versatile treatment modality for a variety of pathologic abnormalities.

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Subtalar Arthroscopy

December 13, 2014

The emergence of subtalar arthroscopy has improved the understanding and accuracy of diagnosing several hindfoot pathologic conditions, in particular, sinus tarsi syndrome. Subtalar arthroscopy has evolved into a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool

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Posterior Tibial Tendoscopy

December 13, 2014

The posterior tibial tendon (PTT) helps the triceps surae to work more efficiently during ambulation. Disorders of the PTT include tenosynovitis, acute rupture, degenerative tears, dislocation, instability, enthesopathies, and chronic tendinopathy with dysfunction and flat foot deformity. Open surgery of the PTT has been the conventional approach to deal with these disorders.

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Short-Term Clinical Outcomes After First Metatarsal Head Resurfacing Hemiarthroplasty for Late Stage Hallux Rigidus

December 6, 2014

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the short-term results of metatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of advanced hallux rigidus. We reviewed 14 consecutive patients (5 males [35.71%], 9 females [64.29%]; mean age, 58.7 ± 7.4 years). These patients underwent first metatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty (HemiCAP®) for hallux rigidus from March 2010 to September 2012 at our institution

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Plantar Fascia Coronal Length: A New Parameter for Plantar Fascia Assessment

December 5, 2014

The effects of gender and various anthropometric variables were previously reported as significant predictors of plantar fascia thickness.

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Outcomes of Foot and Ankle Surgery in Diabetic Patients Who Have Undergone Solid Organ Transplantation

December 5, 2014

Foot and ankle problems are highly prevalent in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Increased rates of surgical site infections and noninfectious complications, such as malunion, delayed union, nonunion, and hardware failure, have also been more commonly observed in diabetic patients who undergo foot and ankle surgery. DM is a substantial contributor of perioperative morbidity in patients with solid organ transplantation.

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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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Corrective Realignment Arthrodesis of the First Tarsometatarsal Joint Without Wedge Resection

December 3, 2014

Moderate to severe hallux valgus (HV) has traditionally been treated with a corrective osteotomy or a tarsometatarsal arthrodesis. Tarsometatarsal arthrodesis can be performed as a planar wedge resection or using a joint curettage technique

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