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Special footwear may not improve knee arthritis

July 19, 2016

Shoes with modified midsoles designed to relieve pressure on the knee joint don’t improve pain and function for people with knee osteoarthritis any more than a new pair of regular walking shoes, according to an Australian study. Knee osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear of the knee joint, may affect up to a quarter of women and 15 percent of men over age 60, the researchers write in Annals of Internal Medicine .

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The influence of passive-dynamic ankle-foot orthosis bending axis location on gait performance in individuals with lower-limb impairments

July 19, 2016

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influence of bending axis location on gait performance.

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Comparison between single and combined clinical postural stability tests in individuals with and without chronic ankle instability

July 12, 2016

Objective: To determine if a single and/or combined clinical tests match group membership based on self-reported ankle function.

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Region-specific foot pain doesn’t always match pressures, forces

July 9, 2016

  Gait compensation may play role By Emily Delzell The location of foot pain doesn’t always correspond with elevated plantar pressures and abnormal forces, which suggests the availability of region-specific compensatory gait mechanisms may play a role, according to recent research using Framingham Foot Study data.

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Intraoperative Ultrasound Guidance for the Removal of Nonmetallic Foreign Body from the Foot: Case Report

July 4, 2016

Ultrasound has become an increasingly valuable diagnostic tool throughout all areas of medicine. The role of diagnostic ultrasonography has an evolving role in orthopaedic surgery and particularly in the field of foot and ankle.

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Subtalar Distraction Arthrodesis with Fresh Frozen Femoral Neck Allograft: A Retrospective Case Series

July 1, 2016

Subtalar joint distraction arthrodesis has been well reported with use of structural iliac crest or local autologous bone graft for malunited calcaneal fractures. Early reports for structural allograft did not yield good, consistent results, leading to a subsequent lack of recommendation in previous literature

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Effect Modification and Interaction Terms: It Takes Two to Tango

July 1, 2016

In this Investigators’ Corner I look more deeply into the previously discussed phenomenon of effect modification. I revisit an explanation and examples of the phenomenon and then examine how to account for it statistically. Specifically, I show, in detail, how to write a regression equation that includes interaction terms that account for the effect modification

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Dermatologic Manifestations of the Lower Extremity

July 1, 2016

Nail surgery is a fundamental component of podiatric surgery.

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Percutaneous Pediatric Foot and Ankle Surgery

June 29, 2016

The techniques for performing percutaneous osteotomies in treating deformities of the foot in children are presented along with a detailed description of the operative details. The author’s use of minimal-access surgery for tibial, os calcis, and midfoot osteotomies is described using a cooled side-cutting burr that has not previously been described for use in the child’s foot. The cancellous nature of the bones in the child are easily cut with the burr and the adjacent soft tissues are not damaged

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