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Doctor or nurse? Blurring the lines of medical treatment

April 22, 2014

The journal Academic Medicine recently called for articles addressing these questions: What is a doctor? What is a nurse

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Structures at Risk With Medial Double Hindfoot Fusion: A Cadaveric Study – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Although discussed as an alternative to triple arthrodesis for hindfoot correction, the published data surrounding the medial double arthrodesis, or fusion of the subtalar and talonavicular joints, has not addressed the proximity of the anatomic structures at risk.

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Subungual Glomus Cell Proliferation in the Toe: A Case Report – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Glomus tumors are rare benign neoplasms. They typically present with a triad of severe pain, point tenderness, and cold sensitivity

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Diabetic Foot Burns: A Case Series – Corrected Proof

April 21, 2014

Abstract: Burn injury in diabetic patients has been a recent topic of interest in published studies. Previous studies have shown increased complications in diabetic patients compared with nondiabetic controls who have sustained these injuries. A paucity of research has been devoted to foot-specific diabetic burn injury

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Effect of Variable Body Mass on Plantar Foot Pressure and Off-Loading Device Efficacy – Corrected Proof

April 14, 2014

Abstract: An increasing body of evidence has implicated obesity as having a negative effect on the development, treatment, and outcome of lower extremity pathologic entities, including diabetic foot disease. The objective of the present study was to increase the body of knowledge with respect to the effects of obesity on foot function. Specifically, we attempted to (1) describe the relationship between an increasing body mass index (BMI) on plantar foot pressures during gait, and (2) evaluate the efficacy of commonly prescribed off-loading devices with an increasing BMI

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Glomangiomatosis Concentrated in the Ankle with Varied Appearances: A Case Report – Corrected Proof

April 14, 2014

Abstract: Glomangiomatosis is an exceedingly rare condition. This report details a case of multiple glomangiomas concentrated in the ankle of a 59-year-old male. Despite identical histological findings, the lesions displayed varied clinical features at physical examination, at magnetic resonance imaging, and upon further examination after excision.

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Successful Salvage of Complicated Calcaneal Blastomycosis in Disseminated Disease with Staged Surgical Reconstruction and Local–Systemic Antifungal…

April 14, 2014

Abstract: Disseminated blastomycosis can be a devastating disease, affecting multiple organ systems, including the musculoskeletal system. Osteomyelitis from disseminated disease can be difficult to eradicate but is particularly important to successfully manage in the load-bearing bones of the lower extremity.

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Study shows it’s way too easy to get a prescription for narcotics

April 8, 2014

A new study published in the April 2014 issue of the journal Medical Care highlights a troubling reality of today’s healthcare landscape: Too often, doctors prescribe potentially dangerous medications to patients who shouldn’t be getting them, and what they prescribe is influenced by the pills patients ask for.

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Treating Chronic Toenail Injuries In Athletes

April 8, 2014

Both acute and chronic toenail injuries are common among athletes. While the symptoms of acute injuries such as subungual hematoma and paronychia lead patients to seek prompt treatment, chronic nail injuries can go untreated for years.

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Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis with Intra-articular Distraction – Corrected Proof

April 8, 2014

Abstract: Arthroscopic ankle arthrodesis has shown high rates of union comparable to those with open arthrodesis but with substantially less postoperative morbidity, shorter operative times, less blood loss, and shorter hospital stays. To easily perform arthroscopic resection of the articular cartilage, sufficient distraction of the joint is necessary to insert the arthroscope and instruments.

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