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Ultrasound-guided alcohol injection for Morton’s neuroma

April 21, 2015

Ultrasonography-guided alcohol injection of Morton’s neuroma represents an alternative to operative treatment. Nonetheless, the literature only reports few small studies evaluating the effectiveness of the treatment. The aim of the present retrospective study was to assess the effectiveness of USGAI to treat Morton’s neuroma in 508 patients at 2 medical centers.

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Subtalar Instability

April 18, 2015

Subtalar instability is a common clinical entity. Clinicians should have a high index of suspicion of this diagnosis in patients who have been diagnosed with chronic lateral ankle instability but have failed standard management and have continued pain in the sinus tarsi. As with ankle instability, nonoperative management is the initial mainstay of treatment.

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Survey reveals most physician-friendly states of 2015

April 14, 2015

Physicians have much to consider when comparing practice opportunities, and location ranks high among factors that can influence a doctor’s satisfaction and financial well-being.

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Subtalar Coalitions in the Adult

April 11, 2015

Tarsal coalitions, while relatively uncommon, are typically identified in adult patients during an evaluation for ankle instability, sinus tarsus pain, and/or pes planovalgus. The true incidence of tarsal coalition is unknown with estimates ranging from 1% to 12% of the overall population. The most common area of involvement of the subtalar joint is the middle facet, and heightened awareness should be present in adult patients with limited motion of the subtalar joint

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells Suppress Fibroblast Proliferation and Reduce Skin Fibrosis Through a TGF-{beta}3-Dependent Activation

April 9, 2015

Recent studies showed that transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) significantly decreased tissue fibrosis; however, little attention has been paid to its efficacy on attenuating skin fibrosis, and the mechanism involved in its effect is poorly understood. In this work, we investigated the effects of MSCs on keloid fibroblasts and extracellular matrix deposition through paracrine actions and whether the antifibrotic properties of MSCs involved transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)-dependent activation.

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Researchers testing two physical therapy treatments for plantar fasciitis

April 7, 2015

Loyola University Medical Center is conducting a clinical trial on two physical therapy regimens to treat plantar fasciitis, which causes stabbing heel pain. In the Loyola study, participants will be randomly assigned to one of two treatment groups

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Imaging of the Subtalar Joint

April 4, 2015

Imaging of the subtalar joint can be challenging because of its complex planar anatomy. This article reviews the anatomy and common anatomic variants as seen with different imaging techniques.

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Our move to diabeticfootonline.com is complete

March 30, 2015

We’re excited to be moving to a newly designed blog and server at diabeticfootonline.com . Please know that ” toeandflow.com ” will also point there however, we will now be retiring this blogspot.com site.

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Subtalar Dislocations

March 30, 2015

Subtalar dislocations make up 1-2% of all dislocations, about 75% of them being medial dislocations. Treatment consists of early reduction under adequate sedation

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Flatfoot in School-Age Children: Prevalence and Associated Factors

March 29, 2015

Background . Flatfoot has been shown to cause abnormal stresses on the foot and lower extremity.

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