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Current concepts in treating flexible flat-foot in older adolescents
Podiatry Today
There are numerous discussions about how best to treat a flexible flat-foot in either the adult or pediatric patient. However, there has been little said of the population in between the two. Specifically, older adolescents with flexible flat-foot (I often think of them as having an "almost-adult" flat-foot) are a unique patient group that is rarely discussed in the literature. These patients are typically in their later teenage years and have a very flexible flat-foot deformity.
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Primary reconstruction for combat-related hindfoot injuries resulted in higher return-to-duty rates
Healio
Patients treated with primary reconstruction for combat-related hindfoot injuries experienced higher return-to-duty rates compared with those treated with amputation, according to study findings. Researchers retrospectively identified 122 patients treated for combat-related hindfoot injuries between May 2005 and July 2011. Patients were categorized as being treated with transtibial amputation or with either primary hindfoot repair or reconstruction.
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Movement of the human foot in 100 pain free individuals and implications for understanding normal foot function
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Understanding motion in the normal healthy foot is a prerequisite for understanding the effects of pathology and thereafter setting targets for interventions. Quality foot kinematic data from healthy feet will also assist the development of high quality and research based clinical models of foot biomechanics. To address gaps in the current literature we aimed to describe 3-D foot kinematics using a 5 segment foot model in a population of 100 pain free individuals.
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Short-course antibiotics good in diabetic foot osteomyelitis
Medscape (free subscription required)
Six weeks of antibiotics may be sufficient for treating patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis even in the absence of surgery, a new randomized prospective trial finds. The results from 40 patients seen at five French general hospitals between 2007 and 2009 were published online Nov. 20 in Diabetes Care by infectious disease specialist Dr. Alina Tone (Gustave Dron Hospital, Tourcoing, France) and colleagues.
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How routine nail care can prevent complications in patients with diabetes
Podiatry Today
Poor or neglected feet often lead patients down the path of ulceration, infection and amputation. People with diabetes are at higher risk for these sequelae. Up to 25 percent of the diabetic population will have at least one foot ulceration during their lifetime with 85 percent of lower-limb amputations being preceded by an ulcer.
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Study shows proximal opening wedge, chevron osteotomy produced similar results
Healio
Among patients with moderate-to-severe hallux valgus and increased intermetatarsal angle, proximal opening wedge osteotomy with wedge-plate fixation and proximal chevron osteotomy in combination with a distal soft-tissue procedure both offered predictably successful results, according to study results.
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Scientists find a way to prevent, reverse chronic pain
Medical News Today
Pain is a leading cause of disability in the U.S., affecting more Americans than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. But in a new study, researchers say they have discovered an "off switch" for pain, paving the way for new treatments. The research team, led by Daniela Salvemini, professor of pharmacological and physiological sciences at Saint Louis University, Missouri, publish their findings in the journal Brain.
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Regrowing cartilage could be the answer for people suffering from osteoarthritis in knees
WCBS-TV
VideoBriefThere's a glimmer of hope for some of the millions of people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knees. Researchers have found a way to regrow cartilage in the knee and perhaps even prevent knee-replacement surgery, WCBS-TV's Dr. Max Gomez reported. Kemar Bassaragh has been visiting Fusion Physical Therapy after the former college track triple-jumper blew out his knee on the tennis court this summer.
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CURRENT RESEARCH ARTICLE OF INTEREST


Radiographic analysis of diabetic midfoot charcot neuroarthropathy with and without midfoot ulceration
Foot & Ankle International
The aim of this study was to evaluate weight-bearing radiographs in patients with and without foot ulcers diagnosed with midfoot Charcot neuroarthropathy (CN) secondary to diabetes mellitus.
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