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Technique Tip: Novel Use of a Targeting Drill Guide for Syndesmotic Screw Placement

February 8, 2016

Ankle fractures are among the most common traumatic injuries encountered by orthopaedic surgeons, but obtaining anatomic syndesmosis fixation can be difficult. Previous authors have described the centroidal axis of the syndesmosis. Our group has developed a novel technique of aligning the tibia and fibula along their anatomic centroidal axis using a targeting guide, which has showed good results in 1 patient at 1-year follow-up

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Technique Tip: The Use of Cannulated Drill as a Tamp to Remove Loose Cannulated Screws

February 8, 2016

Subtalar arthrodesis is considered to be the gold standard surgical solution for end-stage subtalar joint arthrosis. Although subtalar joint fusion rates are high, nonunion has been reported to range from 0% to 43%. Revision subtalar arthrodesis regardless of etiology often requires removal of loose hardware in soft bone.

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Disrespect still a significant problem in healthcare work settings

January 26, 2016

Disrespect and rudeness from coworkers and superiors remains a serious problem for healthcare workers in spite of concerted efforts by the healthcare industry to curb and eliminate the behavior.

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Are running shoes stopping the spring in your step?

January 26, 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia’s School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health have helped uncover how arch support in footwear affects the spring in your step — literally. The findings, published in Scientific Reports , strengthen the view that our arches evolved, in part, to allow for efficient endurance running

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What is cost effectiveness of confirmatory testing before treating nail fungus?

January 5, 2016

An analysis based on data from previously published literature suggests it is more cost effective to treat all suspected cases of nail fungus (onychomycosis) with the oral medication terbinafine than to perform confirmatory diagnostic tests beforehand, although confirmatory testing before treatment with the expensive topical medicine efinaconazole, 10 percent, was associated with reduced costs, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology .

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The Herd Mentality: Strength in Numbers, and Combining Studies

January 1, 2016

Although clinicians may have the best of intentions in terms of keeping up with the medical literature, the overwhelming volume of published studies and the press of clinical responsibilities can make this difficult. A medical version of the Reader’s Digest© would thus be a valuable asset.

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A case report of aneurysmal bone cyst of the lateral cuneiform bone of the foot

December 31, 2015

by Lakshya C1, Vishal G2, Vivek S The Foot and Ankle Online Journal 8 (4): 1 Aneurysmal bone cysts are rare, accounting for only 1-6% of all primary bone tumors.  They are commonly found in upper extremity bones and rarely … Continue reading →

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum in a Patient With Hereditary Spherocytosis

December 28, 2015

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare, relapsing cutaneous disease with 4 distinctive clinical manifestations: ulcerative, bullous, pustular, and vegetative lesions. It mainly occurs in adults and is frequently associated with systemic diseases, most commonly inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatologic disease, or hematological dyscrasias. However, there have been no previous reports of PG in a patient with hereditary spherocytosis, a common inherited hemolytic anemia.

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Biomechanical stress, overuse raise young dancers’ injury risk

December 22, 2015

Prevention requires team approach By Hank Black The inclusion of physicians, including specialists in pediatric orthopedic surgery and sports or dance medicine, in a team with teachers, physical therapists, parents, and others could help identify and prevent injuries in growing young dancers, according to authors of an epidemiological study of pediatric dance injuries published August 28 in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation .

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