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Open and arthroscopic lateral ligament repair for treatment of chronic ankle instability: A systematic review

May 25, 2016

Publication date: Available online 12 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Matteo Guelfi, Marco Zamperetti, Andrea Pantalone, Federico G. Usuelli, Vincenzo Salini, Xavier Martin Oliva Background Chronic ankle instability is defined by an instability lasting more than 6 months, in those cases where a comprehensive conservative treatment fails a surgical stabilization is required. Several surgical techniques have been proposed for the management of the chronic lateral instability of the ankle and even after 50 years, the Broström–Gould technique is still considered the gold standard for the treatment of this pathology

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Strategies to improve physician-administrator relations in physicians practice

May 24, 2016

As physicians, we might not always have the ability to choose our practice administrator. However, one of the best ways to prevent a problem in a practice is to not invite it inside in the first place

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Cheilectomy for Hallux Rigidus

May 24, 2016

Hallux rigidus is a degenerative condition leading to arthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Cheilectomy is a surgical procedure that is used in the treatment of hallux rigidus

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Effect of joint pathology, surface preparation and fixation methods on union frequency after first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: A systematic…

May 19, 2016

Publication date: Available online 18 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Muhammad Tawfiq Korim, Devendra Mahadevan, Arijit Ghosh, Jitendra Mangwani Background The aim of this systematic review was to perform a qualitative synthesis of the current literature to determine the union frequencies for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis as well as the influence of pathology, joint preparation and fixation methods on union. Methods MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched to identify relevant studies reporting on first metatarsophalangeal joint union frequencies.

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Modified double plantar plate tenodesis

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): T.H.

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Are current foot- and ankle outcome measures appropriate for the evaluation of treatment for osteoarthritis of the ankle?; Evaluation of ceiling…

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ewout S.

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Surgical Repair Of Symptomatic Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture Using Synthetic Graft Augmentation

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ahmed Shoaib, Viren Mishra Background Surgical repair of symptomatic chronic Achilles tendon (TA) rupture is a challenging problem due to the presence of a large defect between tendon edges.

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The effect of active toe movement (AToM) on calf pump function and deep vein thrombosis in patients with acute foot and ankle trauma treated with…

May 11, 2016

Publication date: Available online 10 May 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Ben A. Hickey, Andrew Cleves, Raza Alikhan, Neil Pugh, Len Nokes, Anthony Perera Background Patients with foot and ankle trauma treated with cast are advised to perform toe movements to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Our aim was to determine the effect of active toe movement on asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and venous calf pump function

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When patients present with posterior ankle impingement

May 10, 2016

Posterior ankle impingement can be a result of a number of entities including soft tissue impingement, a prominent bony process or unfused ossicles. Patients typically relate pain with forced or repeated plantarfleixon at the ankle, which can cause acute and chronic impingement/synovitis or bony contusions as well as restricted motion in the ankle or subtalar joint

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Even brief bursts of exercise may help inactive people with diabetes

May 10, 2016

Diabetics who sit at a desk all day may be better able to control their disease by getting up every half hour for a few minutes of light exercise, an Australian study suggests. Researchers put 24 overweight and obese inactive adults with diabetes through a series of tests. They wanted to see how different activity levels would affect blood test results that can show when the body isn’t doing a good job of converting food into energy.

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