First Tarsometatarsal Arthrodesis: An Anatomic Evaluation of Dorsomedial Versus Plantar Plating

March 4, 2015

Fusion of the first tarsometatarsal joint is a widely used procedure for the correction of hallux valgus deformity. Although dorsomedial H-shaped plating systems are being increasingly used, fusion can also be achieved by plantar plating. The goal of the present study was to compare these 2 operative techniques based on the anatomic considerations and show the potential pitfalls of both procedures

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Partial Transmalleolar Approach for Lateral Impingement After Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Case Report

March 1, 2015

Advances in implant technology have made total ankle arthroplasty an increasingly popular alternative to arthrodesis for the management of ankle arthritis. However, a frequent complication of the procedure is nerve impingement related to either to heterotrophic bone growth or the prosthesis itself. Successful resolution of this complication presents a challenge to clinicians

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Safety and Effectiveness of Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance in the Management of Postsurgical Lesion of the Diabetic Foot

February 27, 2015

To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of therapeutic magnetic resonance (TMR) in the management of the diabetic foot (DF), we treated a group of consecutive type 2 diabetic inpatients with wide postsurgical lesions (Group A: N = 10; age 67.7 ± 18.9 years, duration of diabetes 22.3 ± 6.6 years, 8.1 ± 1.1%, body mass index 29.4 ± 2.1 kg/m 2 ), for 2 consecutive weeks, while admitted, with a low-intensity magnetic resonance equipment, in addition to standard treatment.

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Streifeneder USA solidifies relationship with German partner, increasing its impact in the O&P market

February 25, 2015

By P.K. Daniel Tampa, FL-based Streifeneder USA is a comprehensive supplier and product development company with a lineage of providing wide-ranging options in the fields of prosthetic devices, orthotic devices, bandages, machines and tools, as well as materials and items required in orthotic workshops. Streifeneder ortho.production GmbH, headquartered in Emmering, Germany, has been a fixture of the orthopedic landscape for the better part of a century.

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Outcomes of neuroischemic wounds treated by a multidisciplinary amputation prevention service

February 24, 2015

Multidisciplinary amputation prevention teams decrease the frequency of major amputations by increasing the use of revascularization procedures and minor amputations. The outcomes of wound healing, wound recurrence, and ambulatory status are assumed to be improved but are not routinely reported. This study investigates the mid-term outcomes of neuroischemic wounds treated by our multidisciplinary team.

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Emerging Insights On Surgical Options For Chronic Ankle Instability

February 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 3 – March 2015 Author(s):  Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Brayton Campbell, DPM Lateral ankle sprains are very common injuries that foot and ankle specialists frequently treat.

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Epidermolysis Bullosa Pruriginosa: Case Series and Review of the Literature

February 18, 2015

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) pruriginosa is a rare clinical subtype of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB) that is characterized by intense pruritus resulting in hypertrophic, lichenified, prurigo-like plaques and nodules secondary to scratching. The variability in the age of onset, rarity of intact bullae, histologic ambiguities, and close resemblance to other conditions such as acquired inflammatory dermatoses may make diagnosis difficult for this unusual condition, for which fewer than 100 cases have been documented

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A Case of Prolidase Deficiency Accompanying Leg Ulcers

February 17, 2015

Prolidase deficiency (PD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that has symptoms such as skin ulcers, characteristic facies, mental retardation, skeletal deformities, hematological anomalies, splenomegaly, and chronic infections. Deficiency of prolidase leads to the increased excretion of proline in urine, which causes impaired collagen synthesis and delay in wound healing. This case reports a 40-year-old female who has had cutaneous ulcers since the age of 7 years.

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Breaking bad: Ankle fracture study highlights mortality

February 10, 2015

Is ankle fracture in the elderly the new hip fracture? Hip fractures in older adults have often been linked to high mortality rates, and a recent study suggests the same may be true of ankle fractures, given that some of the same variables are at play.

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The Epidemiology of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

February 9, 2015

Background. A paucity of data exists studying the epidemiology of fifth metatarsal fractures.

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