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Despite few solid studies, ulcer debridement thrives
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There are few high-quality studies and no randomized controlled trials documenting its effectiveness, but debridement - from surgical to larval - remains a mainstay of diabetic ulcer care in many practices, and new twists on conventional techniques continue to evolve. More

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Adult podiatric pathologies may influence pediatric treatment
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The most common adult podiatric pathologies can often be genetically transferred to patient's offspring. In these scenarios, if the issue is identified and treated early enough, a child can potentially reduce the risk of development in the future More

Platelet-rich plasma: Can it have an impact for plantar fasciitis?
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Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been in use for decades in various medical disciplines and recently has shown some promise in treating heel pain. This author discusses how PRP fits into his treatment regimen for chronic plantar fasciitis and offers a detailed guide to collecting and injecting PRP. More



Physician pay wars' winners and losers
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Neurology groups are disappointed. Radiology specialists are upset and even angry. But family physicians and internal medicine doctors are delighted. Those were some responses hours after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its 1,362-page final rule of fee schedules for 57 physician and other specialty provider groups for calendar year 2013. More


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Rise in extreme obesity creates new level of treatment complexity
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More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. If current trends continue, no state will have an obesity rate lower than 44 percent by 2030, according to September estimates by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health. More

Why the sudden explosion of Lisfranc injuries?
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It has been one of the more unusual stories in sports: the rash of Lisfranc injuries suffered by NFL players this month. Outside of football, Lisfranc is a relatively uncommon injury. But football players (and soccer players) suffer from them more regularly. More

What a new study reveals about tendon lengthening for diabetic plantar foot ulcers
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Presenting the results of a recent retrospective study and offering a review of the related literature, this author says tendon lengthening compares favorably to other modalities in terms of efficacy and reduced complications. More


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The danger in wearing high heels
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They're everywhere! On the fashion runways, in the stores, on the streets...women and their high heels! There's no doubt about it, women love to wear high heels. There's just something about them. They make us feel sexy. But unfortunately, the more time we spend in our heels can lead to time spent in this orthopedic boot, and these aren't too sexy! More

Medicaid pay turnabout: More states boosting rates
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As states begin to recover from the economic recession, a new Medicaid trends report reveals that fewer are eyeing Medicaid physician pay cuts as a way to close budget holes, and that more are starting to boost payment rates to certain healthcare professionals. More



Dual-energy CT: A promising new technique for assessment of the musculoskeletal system
American Journal of Roentgenology    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dual-energy CT (DECT) characterizes the chemical composition of material according to its differential X-ray attenuation at two different energy levels. Applications of DECT in musculoskeletal imaging include imaging of bone marrow edema, tendons, and ligaments and the use of monoenergetic techniques to minimize metal prosthesis beam-attenuating artifacts. More
 


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