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Early results of arthroscopic lateral ankle ligament reconstruction promising
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All ankle instability symptoms improved in an initial series of patients who underwent a new arthroscopically assisted lateral ankle ligament reconstruction, according to the surgeon who developed the technique. To reinforce the original repair, however, five of eight patients needed another suture subsequently passed through the fibular periosteum and into the inferior extensor retinaculum, according to Peter G. Mangone, M.D., of Blue Ridge Bone & Joint Clinic, Asheville, N.C. More

Sports-related foot and ankle injuries on the rise
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Sports-related injuries are part of the game, and as athletes are becoming stronger, faster, and better conditioned, higher-energy injuries are becoming common. Foot and ankle injuries are especially concerning because they are increasing in number and severity and are often misunderstood. More

Keys to diagnosing and treating achilles insertional pain and retrocalcaneal exostosis pain
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Posterior insertional Achilles pain and retrocalcaneal exostosis pain are commonly grouped together as one common problem referred to as posterior insertional Achilles pain. However, these are two different problems with common approaches to treatment. Accordingly, Podiatry Today takes a closer look at retrocalcaneal pain and Achilles insertional pain, and explains the different issues with each and their proper treatment options. More

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Wearing high heels shortens calf muscles, thickens foot tendon
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Getting ready to put your summer sandals at the back of closet and break out high-heeled pumps? Consider the latest study examining the physical costs of adding height to your step. Compared with wearing flats, wearing heels regularly can lead to shortened calf-muscle fibers and thicker, stiffer Achilles' tendons, according to physiology professor Marco Narici and his colleagues at Britain's Manchester Metropolitan University and at the University of Vienna. More

Best foot foward: New shoes help you stand up straight, lose weight and ease aches
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For decades people with surgical issues or disabilities and professional athletes were the primary consumers of orthotic and over-the-counter custom footwear. Then smart footwear manufacturers found a way to merge style with comfort, and designer orthotic footwear was born. Taking that one step further in the American exercise mindset, smart manufacturers developed yet another type of working shoes that has consumers all aflutter - the shoe that both helps burn calories and relieve pain. More

Novel technique uses YouTube videos to study ankle fracture injury mechanisms
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Results of a small case series indicate that the Lauge-Hansen classification system may not always accurately predict certain fracture patterns. The researchers watched more than 1,000 video clips of potential ankle fractures posted on for clear visualization of the injury mechanism, including foot position and deforming force. John Y. Kwon, M.D., and colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, included videos if the injury mechanism could be categorized by the Lauge-Hansen classification system and if there appeared to be a significant mechanism likely to cause fracture. More

Could your flip flops be contributing to your foot problems?
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They're everywhere and it seems everyone is wearing them. But could your flip flops be setting you up for some big foot problems? One local podiatrist says yes. "Flip flops, I'd wear them everywhere, drive with them and everything," said 19-year-old Ashley Ray. But not anymore. Ray needed surgery for her fallen arches and her doctor said her excessive flip-flop wear contributed to her foot problems. More

Shoe firm tackles ankle sprains
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US footwear firm Ektio claims to have created a basketball shoe that combats one of sport's most common injuries - the sprained ankle. It works by virtue of straps within the wall of the footwear, Ektio says, with former player John Starks endorsing the $200 shoe. With this price range it is only likely to attract the very top professional players when it goes on sale this November. More

No bones about it - ankle replacements on the rise
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Jim Triplett had already had his right knee replaced, but thanks to a traffic crash in the 1970s, he still walked with a limp. In the wreck, which happened on his way home from work, the clutch was forced into his left ankle, mangling it. The injury never healed properly, and by age 73, Triplett couldn't play golf or bowl anymore. When he got out of his car, he said, "I had to wait 'til my ankle said it was OK to walk." More

Barefoot running: Fad or revolution?
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Thomas Bandy loved to run, but he hated the pain. When running caused problems in his feet, legs, knees and hips, the Norman, Okla., man sought treatments from podiatrists, he tried orthopedic inserts, and he bought special shoes to correct "pronation." "I just kind of got sick of it," he said. "The more expensive shoes I got, the more pain I felt. The problem was the shoes." So, he got rid of them. More
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The basic system FDM-T consists of a treadmill ergometer with an integrated, calibrated measuring sensor. The sensor element consists of high-quality capacitive force sensors. On an area of 150 x 50 cm the sensor unit consists of more than 5000 pressure / force sensors. More info
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The TOM-CAT makes you more profitable
The TOM-CAT Scanner minimizes the steps required to prescribe your orthotics. Traditional casting methods require messy plaster, clean up and sometimes requires more than one casting to get the proper mold for your feet. The TOM-CAT Scanning system replaces traditional methods and produces better and faster results. More info

Darco Body Armor Night Splint

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