science

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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Tibiocalcaneal Arthrodesis Using a Simple External Fixator – Corrected Proof

April 8, 2014

Abstract: Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis has been a salvage option for conditions with extensive loss of the talar body. In conditions that preclude the use of internal fixation, external compression arthrodesis has been the preferred technique to achieve fusion about the hindfoot

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Trichophyton Rubrum Osteomyelitis after Calcaneus External Fixation Pin Stabilization of a Pilon Fracture – Corrected Proof

April 7, 2014

Abstract: Fungal organisms are an uncommon cause of osteomyelitis, and no dermatophyte osteomyelitis infections have been reported in published studies. We present the case of Trichophyton rubrum osteomyelitis of the calcaneus

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Unrecognized Pediatric Partial Achilles Tendon Injury Followed by Traumatic Completion: A Case Report and Literature Review – Corrected Proof

April 7, 2014

Abstract: Achilles tendon ruptures are a relatively common athletic injury but are exceedingly rare in the pediatric population. We describe the case of a 10-year-old ice hockey player who experienced an Achilles tendon injury from a laceration to the posterior leg from a skate blade that led to a partial tendon laceration

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Revision Hallux Valgus: Causes and Correction Options

April 1, 2014

The need for revision hallux valgus surgery is a problem all surgeons encounter. Revision of a failed hallux valgus surgery is often difficult, and very little research exists and few papers have been presented on the topic. Hallux valgus failure has multiple causes, including reoccurrence, avascular necrosis, malunion, nonunion, and hallux varus

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