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Corrigendum to ‘Intramedullary fixation in severe Charcot osteo-neuroarthropathy with foot deformity results in adequate correction without loss of…

June 29, 2016

Publication date: Available online 22 June 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Martinus Richter, Thomas Mittlmeier, Stefan Rammelt, Per-Henrik Agren, Sarah Hahn, Anica Eschler

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Questions commonly asked by podiatric residents

June 28, 2016

This article is written exclusively for PM by members of the Institute for Podiatric Excellence and Development. IPED’s mission is to motivate, inspire and synergistically bridge the gap between students, residents, new practitioners and seasoned veterans in the field of podiatric medicine. They are committed to the idea that mentors with passion to share and mentees eager to learn make a powerful combination that allows IPED to bring and renew a full life to podiatric physicians, their practices, and their well-being throughout the U.S.

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Factors Affecting Mortality After Major Nontraumatic Lower Extremity Amputation

June 23, 2016

Our aim was to evaluate the factors affecting the mortality of patients who underwent nontraumatic major lower limb amputation due to ischemic and/or diabetic causes. A total of 100 patients were included in the study. Among these patients, 70 (70%) underwent below-knee amputation, whereas 30 (30%) underwent above-knee amputation

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Variation and Trends in Lower Extremity Amputation Rates in Los Angeles County Hospitals 2000-2010

June 22, 2016

Lower extremity amputation (LEA) is a preventable complication of diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Hospital-related factors associated with higher LEA are low hospital LEA revascularization volume, rural setting, and nonteaching status. In this study, we describe LEA rates in health care systems and hospitals in Los Angeles County from 2000 to 2010

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The current health of podiatric medicine

June 21, 2016

Save for the daily interactions that podiatric physicians have with their patients involving treatments and outcomes, podiatric medicine looks very little like it did a generation ago. Sweeping changes in patient insurance and reimbursement models, influenced most notably by the Affordable Care Act, have forced practitioners to confront new realities inconceivable in the past

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Combined Innovative Portal Arthroscopy and Fluoroscopy-Assisted Reduction and Fixation in Subtle Injury of the Lisfranc Joint Complex: Analysis of 10…

June 21, 2016

Subtle injuries of the Lisfranc joint complex are uncommon and difficult to diagnose clinically and thus are easily missed even by experienced orthopedic doctors. Misdiagnosed injuries can lead to chronic disability until eventual fusion surgery. We describe 10 cases diagnosed with subtle injury of the Lisfranc joint that were treated with combined innovative portal arthroscopy and fluoroscopy-assisted reduction and percutaneous screw fixation in an interfragmentary fashion

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Comparison of Semi-Invasive “Internal Splinting” and Open Suturing Techniques in Achilles Tendon Rupture Surgery

June 20, 2016

The goal of the present study was to evaluate the semi-invasive “internal splinting” (SIIS) method for repair of Achilles tendon rupture relative to open repair with Krakow sutures. Efficacy was evaluated based on the clinical and functional outcomes, postoperative magnetic resonance imaging measurements, isokinetic results, and surgical complication rates. Functional measurements included the Thermann and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle scores, bilateral ankle dorsiflexion, and plantar flexion measurements.

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Normal Foot and Ankle Radiographic Angles, Measurements, and Reference Points

June 16, 2016

The limb deformity-based principles originate from a standard set of lower extremity radiographic angles and reference points.

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