Topically applied vancomycin powder reduces the rate of surgical site infection in diabetic patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery

October 6, 2015

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of topically applied vancomycin powder in reducing the rate of surgical site infections in patients with diabetes mellitus undergoing foot and ankle surgery. Eighty-one patients with DM who underwent reconstructive surgery of a foot and/or ankle deformity and/or trauma and who received topically applied vancomycin were matched to 81 patients with DM who did not receive topically applied vancomycin

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Sports compression garments: The expectations vs. the evidence

September 29, 2015

Research suggests that compression garments can be effective for improving muscle recovery after fatiguing exercise, but has shown little to indicate an athletic performance benefit. A World Cup soccer player, a National Basketball Association point guard, a National Football League wide receiver, an Olympic gold-medal-winning short-track speed skater, a mixed martial artist, a professional wake boarder

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Necrotizing Fasciitis and The Diabetic Foot

September 28, 2015

Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) represents a rapidly progressive, life-threatening infection involving skin, soft tissue, and deep fascia. An early diagnosis is crucial to treat NF effectively. The disease is generally due to an external trauma that occurs in predisposed patients: the most important risk factor is represented by diabetes mellitus.

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3D Printing And The Future Of Lower Extremity Care

September 23, 2015

Issue Number:  Volume 28 – Issue 10 – October 2015 Author(s):  Nicholas A. Giovinco, DPM, John D.

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Randomized controlled trial comparing orthosis augmented by either stretching or stretching and strengthening for stage II TPTD

September 22, 2015

The value of strengthening and stretching exercises combined with orthosis treatment in a home-based program has not been evaluated.

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Efficacy and Safety of Split Peroneal Tendon Lateral Ankle Stabilization

September 10, 2015

Chronic lateral ankle instability is a common condition. Split peroneal tendon lateral ankle stabilization, a modification of the Chrisman-Snook procedure, is biomechanically stable and often used for severe and/or recurrent chronic lateral ankle instability.

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Iliotibial band syndrome and running mechanics

September 8, 2015

The mixed findings of several cross-sectional studies seem to suggest that no specific biomechanical variables are unequivocally associated with iliotibial band syndrome in either men or women, which underscores the importance of assessing each patient individually

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Asymptomatic Congenital Absence of Lateral Pedal Rays

September 7, 2015

Complete absence of 1 or more pedal rays is a rare condition. In the present report, the case of an adult male with complete congenital absence of his right fourth and fifth pedal rays is described

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