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The relationship between foot posture, body mass, age and ankle, lower-limb and whole-body flexibility in healthy children aged 7 to 15 years

April 27, 2016

The complex relationship between foot posture, flexibility, body mass and age in children is not well understood.

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Acute syndesmotic instability in ankle fractures: a review.

April 25, 2016

Publication date: Available online 25 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): W.J. van Zuuren, T

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Evidence Based Review of literature on Detriments to Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Tina Lefrancois, Kinjal Mehta, Victoria Sullivan, Sheldon Lin, Mark Glazebrook Background Diabetes mellitus places a substantial burden on society worldwide.

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The role of intramedullary fixation in ankle fractures–a systematic review

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): R.W. Jordan, A.W.P. Chapman, D.

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A simplified, validated protocol for measuring fibular reduction on ankle CT

April 23, 2016

Publication date: Available online 23 April 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Christopher Patrick Prior, James Christopher Widnall, Amer Kemall Rehman, David Marc Weller, Edward Vaughan Wood Background Inadequate ankle syndesmotic reduction is a common and important cause of poor outcome after surgery. It is not clear what magnitude or planes of displacement impact most. Many Computerised Tomography (CT) measurement techniques rely on landmarks that are difficult to reproduce, and none measure all types of mal-positioning in a single protocol.

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Diabetes link to sitting largely due to obesity and lack of exercise

April 5, 2016

Too much time spent sitting is associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes, but the effect is primarily seen among those who are also obese or inactive most of the time, a recent Danish study finds. Overall, the study linked sitting for more than 10 hours a day to a 35 percent higher risk of diabetes compared with sitting for less than 6 hours daily.

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Charcot foot operations help diabetes patients walk normally again

April 5, 2016

A growing number of diabetics are being diagnosed with a debilitating foot deformity called Charcot foot. Charcot foot often confines patients to wheelchairs, and in severe cases can require amputation.

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Medical errors don’t necessarily mean lawsuits: Patients want apologies, explanations

April 5, 2016

As healthcare turns toward a more patient-centered, value-based model, providers’ approach to medical errors — the third leading cause of death in the U.S. — is also changing

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Lower limb dynamics vary in shod runners who acutely transition to barefoot running

April 5, 2016

Relative to traditional shod rear-foot strike running, habituated barefoot running is associated with a forefoot-strike and lower loading rates. Accordingly, barefoot running has been purported to reduce lower-extremity injury risk. Investigations, however, indicate that novice barefoot runners may not innately adopt a FFS

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Segmental forefoot kinematics could influence risk of ulceration

April 5, 2016

Metatarsals do not move as a unit By Katie Bell Diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy are associated with altered movement in individual metatarsal segments that is not always consistent with movement of the forefoot as a whole, according to research from Chicago that may have implications for foot ulcer prevention. “We think differences in the magnitude and quality of motion between individual metatarsals may be related to the location of tissue breakdown,” said first author Frank DiLiberto PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago. “Further work should be performed to fully delineate this potential relationship.” The study included 15 participants with diabetic peripheral neuropathy who did not have deformity or ulceration and 15 healthy matched controls

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