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Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests for Morton’s Neuroma Compared with Ultrasonography

November 26, 2014

The aim of the present study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of 7 clinical tests for Morton’s neuroma (MN) compared with ultrasonography (US). Forty patients (54 feet) were diagnosed with MN using predetermined clinical criteria. These patients were subsequently referred for US, which was performed by a single, experienced musculoskeletal radiologist

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3 ways to avoid losing patients to follow up

November 24, 2014

From a legal and ethical standpoint, physicians must keep patients from missing recommended follow-up care. But while it’s not realistic for practices to track down every no-show or noncompliant patient, there are strategies that can reduce the likelihood of a patient’s dangerous health condition remaining unaddressed, according to a post from the New York Times.

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Have faith, early adopters: Telehealth’s time is finally here

November 24, 2014

In the tech world, the early-adoption phase of new software and devices is always filled with the anticipation and excitement of users wondering what the new technology will be like, how it will make life easier and how it might change the industry. People stand in lines for days waiting for the release of updated technology products.

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An Unusual Ankle Injury: The Bosworth-Pilon Fracture

November 21, 2014

The Bosworth injury occurs when the distal fibula becomes entrapped posterior to the posterior tibial tubercle, usually as a result of a supination external rotation injury. This uncommon occurrence is a recognized cause of an irreducible ankle dislocation. A pilon fracture is usually a high-energy injury caused by the talus being driven upward into the tibial plafond.

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Mineral Density and Penetration Strength of the Subchondral Bone Plate of the Talar Dome: High Correlation and Specific Distribution Patterns

November 15, 2014

The subchondral bone plate plays an important role in stabilizing the osteochondral joint unit and in the pathomechanism of osteochondral lesions and osteoarthritis. The objective of the present study was to measure the mineral density distribution and subchondral bone plate penetration strength of the talar dome joint facet to display and compare the specific distribution patterns

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Isolated Gastrocnemius Recession for Treatment of Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A Pilot Study

November 11, 2014

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The Role of Surgical Off-loading to Prevent Recurrent Ulcerations

November 10, 2014

Foot ulcerations in patients with diabetes are common. Most ulcers heal with conservative treatment, but recurrence is common. The pathway of ulcer development includes neuropathy, deformity, and trauma.

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Evaluation of Standing Stability in Individuals With Flatfeet

November 7, 2014

Objective: Flatfoot is one of the most common foot disorders, which not only influences the performance of the foot but also affects the alignments of the ankle, knee, and hip joints. The performance of the flat-arched individuals differs from that of normal individuals during walking. However, there is not enough information in the literature regarding their standing stability.

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