science

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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Sizeless, lightweight, lace-free shoes may be the future of footwear

June 21, 2016

Footwear has changed significantly in the past decade, but it feels like there’s no fundamental difference. Sure, we got better technology, more flexible and sturdier shoes, we got air and all those cool things, but it’s still pretty much the same thing, with the same basic design

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In-shoe plantar pressure distribution and lower extremity muscle activity patterns of backward compared to forward running on a treadmill

June 21, 2016

OBJECTIVE: Backward locomotion in humans occurs during leisure, rehabilitation, and competitive sports.

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Association Between Hemoglobin A1c and Surgical Morbidity in Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 20, 2016

The current guidelines for the management of diabetes in adults have recommended strict glycemic control, with a target hemoglobin A1c of 7.0%. Increasing evidence has shown that strict glycemic control decreases the risk of developing the organ system complications associated with diabetes. Elevated hemoglobin A1c levels have been theorized as a risk factor for complications after elective foot and ankle surgery

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Fracture of the os trigonum: A report of two cases and review of the literature

June 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 11 June 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Yet Yen Yan, Kinjal Vidyut Mehta, Tien Jin Tan We report two cases of acute fractures of the os trigonum.

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Treatment of Acute Jones Fractures Without Weightbearing Restriction

June 10, 2016

Jones fractures are reportedly prone to nonunion and generally treated with a period of non-weightbearing or operative treatment. Extended non-weightbearing can have adverse effects, and operative treatment poses various risks

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Flexor hallucis longus on posterior ankle arthroscopy. What is abnormal vs normal?

June 9, 2016

Publication date: June 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 22, Issue 2, Supplement 1 Author(s): M. Monteagudo, P. Martinez-Albornoz, E.

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Die simultane bilaterale Scarf-Osteotomie bei leicht- bis mittelgradiger Hallux-valgus-Deformität

June 9, 2016

Publication date: June 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 22, Issue 2, Supplement 1 Author(s): J. Dohle, T.

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Kinematic changes after medialising calcalneal osteotomy and FDL transfer for flatfoot

June 9, 2016

Publication date: June 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 22, Issue 2, Supplement 1 Author(s): P. Bock, A.

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