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Looking for Podiatrist Near University of British Columbia?

June 16, 2016

Westside Podiatry Clinic of Vancouver has the best doctors who has been involved in all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery, with special interests in pediatrics, sports medicine and foot surgery. Call 604 876 8838 for appointment!

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Treatment of Acute Jones Fractures Without Weightbearing Restriction

June 10, 2016

Jones fractures are reportedly prone to nonunion and generally treated with a period of non-weightbearing or operative treatment. Extended non-weightbearing can have adverse effects, and operative treatment poses various risks

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Consequences of Avulsion Fracture of the Proximal Phalanx Caused by a Technical Failure of Hallux Valgus Surgery

June 9, 2016

Several cases of avulsion fracture of the proximal phalanx of the big toe during the lateral capsular release procedure were observed. However, these fractures have not been reported as a complication of hallux valgus surgery. The purpose of the present study was to report the proximal phalanx base fracture as an unrecognized complication and to evaluate the clinical and radiographic consequences of this complication.

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Dual Window Approach With Two-Side Screw Fixation for Isolated Talonavicular Arthrodesis

June 9, 2016

Isolated talonavicular arthrodesis is a commonly performed surgical intervention. Nonunion is a dreaded complication.

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Bilateral Hallux Valgus: A Utility Outcome Score Assessment

June 8, 2016

Hallux valgus is the most common forefoot problem in adults. Although it can cause considerable disability and affect the quality of life of those affected, many patients seek medical attention because of cosmetic concerns. Our aim was to objectively measure the perceived health burden of living with bilateral hallux valgus.

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Evaluation of Hallux Valgus Correction With Versus Without Akin Proximal Phalanx Osteotomy

June 8, 2016

Although the efficacy of Akin proximal phalanx closing wedge osteotomy as a sole procedure for correction of hallux valgus deformity is questionable, when used in combination with other osseous corrective procedures, the procedure has been believed to be efficacious.

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A Comparison of Two Different High-Volume Image-Guided Injection Procedures for Patients With Chronic Noninsertional Achilles Tendinopathy: A…

June 7, 2016

We undertook a comparison evaluation of outcomes after 2 different high-volume image-guided injection (HVIGI) procedures performed under direct ultrasound guidance in patients with chronic noninsertional Achilles tendinopathy. In group A, the HVIGI involved high-volume (10 mL of 1% lidocaine combined with 40 mL of saline) and no dry needling.

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Fever of Unknown Origin, Allergy to Titanium, and Hallux Valgus Surgery

June 7, 2016

The interesting and significant case study by Wang et al (1) adds further evidence of the relation between exposure to metals and fever of unknown origin. They reported the remarkable results with titanium removal in a young patient—an 18-year-old male—with pyrexia of unknown origin, possibly associated with exposure to the titanium alloy, which had been recently inserted and successfully placed as an ostheosynthesis surgical device for hallux valgus surgery (1). The investigators are to be commended for their important and well-executed case report.

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Zinc-Responsive Necrolytic Acral Erythema in a Patient With Psoriasis: A Rare Case

June 6, 2016

Necrolytic acral erythema (NAE) is a recently recognized dermatosis almost exclusively associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and closely related to zinc deficiency. We present the case of a 60-year-old man with a history of psoriasis and chronic HCV infection, who developed new lesions of NAE extending from previous elephantine psoriatic plaques on bilateral lower legs

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When the shoe doesn’t fit: footwear in Down syndrome

June 5, 2016

Photo courtesy of Brian and Sarah Haigler, in memory of Maddy Haigler. These children often have wider, more flexible, and more pronated feet than typically developing kids that don’t fit well into conven­tionally sized and shaped footwear. Ill-fitting shoes are linked to foot-specific disability and many other issues

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