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Specialization can lead to higher injury risk for younger athletes
Indianapolis Star
Sports is a constant struggle between risk and reward. But when it comes to sports specialization by youngsters, the risk of injury can be much higher. According to statistics released by the University of Rochester Medical Center, approximately 30 million children participate in sports of some form and more than 3.5 million injuries are sustained each year. While those injuries include sprains, strains and concussions, the real threat comes from the trend of younger athletes dealing with repeat injuries.
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Talar body prosthesis provides satisfactory ankle, foot function
OrthoSpineNews
Even with the possibility of early prosthesis failure, survival of the talar body prosthesis can provide satisfactory ankle and foot function, according to study results. Researchers reviewed 33 talar body prostheses implanted with use of a transmalleolar surgical approach that were available for follow-up at 10 to 36 years, or had failed prior to that time.
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Should you consider maggot debridement for wounds?
Podiatry Today
Alison J. Garten, DPM writes, "At our wound care center, we recently had a patient who presented with maggots in her wound. At first glance I thought it was worrisome but then I remembered that maggot therapy is still common for wounds that need debridement. I wanted to revisit maggot therapy to see if I should be considering this treatment as an additional option to heal my patients."
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Slow gait, cognitive complaints predict cognitive decline
Medscape
Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR), a newly developed diagnosis that incorporates cognitive symptoms and slow gait in patients without dementia or mobility-related disability, is common in older adults and is an early risk factor for cognitive decline, a new study suggests.
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Podiatrists: Athletes should get foot, ankle pain checked out immediately
Sioux City Journal
When football players take to the field, volleyball players to the court and cross country runners to the course in the fall, ankle sprains and foot injuries are bound to occur. It's a busy time in the office for podiatrists Kosta Antonopoulos and Valerie Tallerico of UnityPoint Clinic Podiatry. Some of the injuries they see are the result of direct trauma, while others occur when athletes suddenly ramp up training.
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Small practices keep more patients out of the hospital, study finds
FiercePracticeManagement
The healthcare industry often considers small physician practices the underdogs when it comes to having the resources to put robust systems into place, but a new study published in Health Affairs suggests that offices with fewer doctors provide higher-quality care.
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Platelet-rich plasma gaining traction with some pain physicians
Pain Medicine News
Is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) a viable treatment option in patients who are not showing improvement with long-term corticosteroid use? Richard Rosenthal, M.D., believes so. The founder and medical director of Nexus Pain Care in Provo, Utah, Dr. Rosenthal told attendees at the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians’ 2014 annual meeting that studies support PRP’s efficacy for several pain conditions.
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New wearable device detects diabetic autonomic neuropathy
Diabetes In Control
Mang Ou-Yang, the research leader at National Chiao-Tung University, says the pupillometer offers a more reliable, effective, portable, and inexpensive solution compared to the other existing techniques when it comes to diagnosing diabetic autonomic neuropathy in its early stages.
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How to get insurance to pay for your hammertoe surgery
Doctor Tipster
Severe hammertoe can be so painful as to make walking difficult or impossible. When this happens, you may be able to get your health insurance to pay for hammertoe surgery. Before your health insurance company will deem hammertoe surgery medically necessary, you will need to attempt more conservative, non-surgical treatments. These treatments work best for people with flexible hammertoe, a less severe form of the condition in which the deformed toe joint can still be straightened manually.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Cultures of diabetic foot ulcers without clinical signs of infection do not predict outcomes
Diabetes Care
This study examined associations between ulcer bioburden and ulcer outcomes in neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) that lacked clinical signs of infection. Three dimensions of bioburden (i.e., microbial load, microbial diversity, and the presence of likely pathogens) were measured at baseline using swab cultures obtained by Levine's technique. Subjects were assessed every 2 weeks for 26 weeks to determine the rate of healing and development of infection-related complications.
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