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Modified Chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus deformity in female athletes. A 2-year follow-up study

July 29, 2015

Publication date: Available online 29 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Dimitrios Giotis, Nikolaos K. Paschos, Franceska Zampeli, Dionisios Giannoulis, Apostolos Gantsos, George Mantellos Background Hallux valgus is an increasingly common deformity in young female athletes that constricts their daily athletic activities and influences foot cosmesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of modified Chevron osteotomy for hallux valgus deformity in this specific population

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Is judo a fix for flat feet?

July 28, 2015

Judo training may help to prevent flat feet and other foot deformities in children, says a study published online in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Boys who regularly practiced judo had significantly higher foot arches and better balance than a control group of relatively inactive boys, the study found.

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When the big toe becomes a big problem

July 28, 2015

The big toe joint. Also known as the first metatarsophalangeal joint, or MTPJ. It’s not something most of us ever really think about

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5 year retrospective follow-up of new cases of Charcot neuroarthropathy–a single centre experience

July 27, 2015

Publication date: Available online 26 July 2015 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): C. Stark, T

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Made to Measure: Designs Tailored to Your Study Needs

July 25, 2015

What is the best study design? Why would we prefer one to another? With many different designs, what should we be looking for in our critical reading of the literature

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Posterior Ankle Impingement in Two Athletic Twin Brothers, Could Genetics Play a Role?

July 25, 2015

Pain posteriorly in the ankle can be caused by bony impingement of the posterolateral process of the talus. This process impinges between the tibia and calcaneus during deep forced plantar flexion

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Can Double Osteotomy Be a Solution for Adult Hallux Valgus Deformity With an Increased Distal Metatarsal Articular Angle?

July 25, 2015

No previous study has reported the results of double metatarsal osteotomy for adult hallux valgus deformity with an increased distal metatarsal articular angle (DMAA). The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the results after double metatarsal osteotomy in adult patients with incongruent hallux valgus deformity

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Late Onset Osteonecrosis of the Proximal Phalanx of the Great Toe in a Child

July 24, 2015

Osteonecrosis, also known as avascular necrosis or osteochondrosis, refers to the death of bone tissue resulting from a to lack of blood supply. Osteonecrosis of the foot is most commonly seen in the talus and metatarsals and not as frequently in other bones. We report an extremely rare case of late-onset osteonecrosis of the proximal phalangeal head of the great toe in a 9-year-old male.

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Treatment Outcomes of Corticosteroid Injection and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as Two Primary Therapeutic Methods for Acute Plantar Fasciitis: A…

July 24, 2015

The outcome of corticosteroid injection (CSI) and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) as primary treatment of acute plantar fasciitis has been debated. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate and compare the therapeutic effects of CSI and ESWT in patients with acute (

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National Trends in Foot and Ankle Arthrodesis: 17-Year Analysis of the National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery and National Hospital Discharge Survey

July 24, 2015

Foot and ankle arthrodesis reliably reduces pain and functional disability among patients with arthritis and deformity. Since its introduction in 1953, improvements in surgical technique have enhanced the outcomes and reduced complications

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