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A midfoot sprain can be easily missed because of minimal findings on initial radiographs, which are almost universally nonweightbearing. We investigated preoperative nonweightbearing plain radiographic images in patients who were found to have unstable subtle Lisfranc injuries.
Bio-archeologists have discovered a pattern of unusual bone chips in the feet of clog-wearing 19th-Century Dutch farmers — injuries that offer clues to the damage we may unwittingly be causing to our own feet.
The unexpected prevalence of damage in the farmers' foot bones is more than just an historical curiosity; researchers believe their findings provide new insights into how some micro-injuries happen.
The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the human body. It can bear loads exceeding over 900 kilograms during running. Despite its strength, it is prone to injuries and it is not yet well known what factors predict good or bad recovery from injuries.
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Research focusing on management of foot health has become more evident over the past decade, especially related to chronic conditions such as diabetes. The level of methodological rigour across this body of work however is varied and outputs do not appear to have been developed or translated into clinical practice. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the latest guidelines, standards of care and current recommendations relative to people with chronic conditions to ascertain the level of supporting evidence concerning the management of foot health.
During a patient encounter with history taking and physical exam, physicians use various techniques to assess the symptom. We depend on our senses such as touch, hearing, smell or sight to help aid in the diagnosis. While we focus down at one end of the body to perform our exam, we should still use our senses to take a global survey of the patient, especially during a lower extremity physical exam.
Lower Extremity Review
If you’re walking down the street carrying two bags of groceries, you’ll move differently than when you’re walking unencumbered. Taking that idea a step further, it makes sense intuitively that carrying a lacrosse stick, football, or any other sports implement will affect an athlete’s biomechanics. This phenomenon, often observed anecdotally by lower extremity clinicians, is increasingly becoming a focus of biomechanical research.
The incidence of the diabetic
foot has increased
steadily over the past half
century. According to the
Foundation, there are more than 300
million people living with diabetes
worldwide. The World Health Organization
estimates that by 2030,
more than 350 million people will be
suffering from diabetes around the
globe, 10 times the amount inflicted
with HIV/AIDS. The U.S.,
with an estimated 25-35 million people
with confirmed diabetes, has the
third largest number of confirmed
cases in the world. With these statistics,
heightened consideration and
effort need to be shown towards this
growing global issue.
To assist new ABPM Diplomates with gaining immediate professional recognition when they enter practice after finishing their 3-year residency training, ACFAOM is offering complimentary New Fellow status for 2018, with reduced dues for 2019 and 2020.
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The first few months of the year often are a trying time for physicians financially. Insurance deductibles reset, meaning practices have to collect from patients instead of insurance companies. And with the increase in high-deductible plans, the early-year cash crunch is becoming a bigger problem as more healthcare costs are pushed onto consumers.
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