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A Passing Glance? Differences in Eye Tracking and Gaze Patterns Between Trainees and Experts Reading Plain Film Bunion Radiographs

October 25, 2014

Eye tracking and gaze pattern studies have been used to evaluate human behavior for decades.

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Role of Fixation and Postoperative Regimens in the Long-Term Outcomes of Distal Chevron Osteotomy: A Randomized Controlled Two-by-Two Factorial Trial…

October 24, 2014

The necessity of chevron osteotomy fixation is controversial and evidence for the effectiveness of postoperative regimens is limited. In a prospective, randomized study, we compared the long-term results of 2 operative techniques (osteotomy fixation versus no fixation) and 2 postoperative regimens (a soft cast versus an elastic bandage) in 100 patients who underwent surgery for hallux valgus

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“Jumping Stump” Phenomenon

October 23, 2014

Myoclonic spasm of an amputated extremity can be problematic for amputees and requires recognition and understanding by surgeons encountering the phenomenon. In the present brief report, we describe the condition in a female amputee after below-the-knee amputation. Our aim is to increase awareness of this condition among foot and ankle surgeons.

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Telehealth strategies for improving your healthcare business

October 14, 2014

Telehealth is on its way to becoming a mainstream part of the healthcare industry. Telehealth statistics show that industries across the healthcare continuum — including home care, hospitals, accountable care organizations, behavioral health and more — are benefiting from using telehealth technology to support their clients, patients and employees. The big question for many companies, however, is whether telehealth is right for their organization

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Do Diabetic Foot Infections With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Differ From Those With Other Pathogens?

October 6, 2014

There is controversy as to whether or not diabetic foot infections (DFIs) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are associated with worse outcomes than DFIs caused by other pathogens. To address this issue we performed a nonsystematic literature search of published articles in English language journals seeking studies reporting on the outcomes of DFIs related to their microbiology. We retrieved 48 articles published from 1999 to 2013 that described a total of 7771 cases of DFI

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Diabetic Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Foot and Ankle with Osteomyelitis

October 1, 2014

One of the most devastating foot and/or ankle complications in the diabetic population with peripheral neuropathy is the presence of Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN). In recent years, diabetic limb salvage has been attempted more frequently as opposed to major lower extremity amputation for CN of the foot and ankle with ulceration and/or deep infection. Treatment strategies for osteomyelitis in the diabetic population have evolved.

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Conservative Surgery of Diabetic Forefoot Osteomyelitis: How Can I Operate on This Patient Without Amputation?

September 25, 2014

Surgery is necessary in many cases of diabetic foot osteomyelitis.

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How to Close a Limb Fasciotomy Wound: An Overview of Current Techniques

September 25, 2014

Early fasciotomy is the gold standard of prevention and treatment of compartment syndrome; however, the resulting wounds may significantly increase morbidity. To address the challenge of timely and safe closure of fasciotomy wounds, numerous methods have been described. A thorough search of medical databases PubMed/MEDLINE, ScienceDirect, SCOPUS, EMBASE, and Google Scholar was conducted for articles published between 1976 and 2013 using the search terms “limb fasciotomy wound closure,” “open wound management,” “skin stretching,” and “fasciotomy complications.” A total of 49 articles on technique descriptions, case reports of 2 or more patients, and of complications and comparative studies regarding limb fasciotomy wound closure were included.

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Saving the Limb in Diabetic Patients With Ischemic Foot Lesions Complicated by Acute Infection

September 25, 2014

Ischemia and infection are the most important factors affecting the prognosis of foot ulcerations in diabetic patients. To improve the outcome of these patients, it is necessary to aggressively treat 2 important pathologies—namely, occlusive arterial disease affecting the tibial and femoral arteries and infection of the ischemic diabetic foot. Each of these 2 conditions may lead to major limb amputation, and the presence of both critical limb ischemia (CLI) and acute deep infection is a major risk factor for lower-extremity amputation.

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Wound Documentation by Using 3G Mobile as Acquisition Terminal: An Appropriate Proposal for Community Wound Care

September 25, 2014

The increasing numbers of cases of wound disease are now posing a big challenge in China.

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