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This study was designed to compare the findings of noninvasive arterial testing in patients with and without diabetic foot pathology.
PAD was identified in 103 of the 207 patients (49.8 percent), 80 patients with diabetic foot pathology and 23 patients with nondiabetic foot pathology. Although patients with diabetic foot pathology were 1.4 times more likely to have PAD compared to patients without diabetic pathology, this increased risk was not statistically significant.
Among patients with Achilles tendinopathy, both eccentric training and heavy slow resistance training had an equally good positive and lasting clinical effect in results of a level 1, randomized controlled trial.
Researchers randomly assigned 58 patients with chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy to eccentric training or heavy slow resistance training for 12 weeks. At zero weeks, as well as at 12 and 52 weeks follow-up, researchers assessed the patients' function and symptoms, tendon pain during activity, tendon swelling, tendon neovascularization and treatment satisfaction.
The Washington Post
People who developed the most common form of diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years before their diagnosis than counterparts who didn't have the condition, Danish researchers have found.
Using records from three national health registries in Denmark, researchers tracked antibiotic prescriptions for 170,504 people who had Type 2 diabetes and compared them with 1.3 million people who did not.
Hammer toe is a condition where one or more toes are bent downward and frozen in an unnatural and uncomfortable position. The traditional method of fixing the toe can be painful, and require weeks of rehab. Now, a new procedure is making it easier for patients with hammer toe to get back on their feet.
Catherine Linthicum is walking well, with a little help from her son, Jim. She's recovering from a procedure designed to get her back to the activities she loves.
Diabetic foot infections
are among the
most serious and common complications encountered in patients
with diabetes mellitus. According to
the American Diabetes Association,
diabetes affects 26 million people in
the U.S. and more than 366
million people worldwide.
Up to 25 percent
of those with diabetes will develop a
foot ulcer, and more than half of all
foot ulcers will become infected, with
20 percent of those requiring amputation.
Readmission rates for DFI patients are
approximately 40 percent and nearly 1
in 6 patients dies within one year of
Given these alarming statistics, DFIs remain a constant challenge
facing healthcare providers across all
The following is a rebuttal to your cover feature, "Has Tissue Stress Theory Supplanted Root Theory?," by Kevin Kirby, DPM, in the April 2015 issue.
The Root paradigm has existed for over 35 years and has brought order to the field of lower extremity biomechanics. Dr. Kirby's methods will not build a better functional orthotic device but just another fancy arch support.
Dr. Kirby has the tail wagging the dog. His theories are subservient to the Root paradigm. In other words, they are built on the bones (pun intended) of Root theory. Soft tissues are not the usual cause of foot deformity but the result of being traumatized by forces greater than soft tissue can or was intended to resist.
More than 38 million people go hiking each year in the U.S., but many do so without proper footwear and other gear that can reduce their risk of foot and ankle injuries, an expert says.
"We've all seen hikers accomplishing great feats, such as completing the Pacific Crest or Appalachian Trails, and these stories inspire us to undertake more challenging or longer hikes," Dr. Gregory Catalano, a Massachusetts-based foot and ankle surgeon, said in an American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons news release.
Social media is the most important factor in managing your practice's brand today, according to a post from Physicians Practice. But despite the multitude of benefits that practices have realized by having a presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites patients access every day, the "rules" for optimizing the tool are a moving target.
Here are four trends experts now understand about healthcare social media and how to use them to your advantage.
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