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Isolated syndesmosis ankle injury
Orthopedics Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Isolated syndesmosis injuries often go unrecognized and are diagnosed as lateral ankle sprains; however, they are more disabling than lateral ankle sprains. The reported incidence of isolated syndesmosis injuries in acute ankle sprains ranges between 1 percent and 16 percent. When ankle disability lasts for more than 2 months after an ankle sprain, the incidence increases to 23.6 percent. More

Meet Marc A. Brenner, DPM - today at 9 p.m.
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Dr. Marc A. Brenner will be the guest on today's Meet the Masters audio-conference (at 9 p.m. ET) with host, and former ACFAOM president, Dr. Bret Ribotsky. Dr. Brenner is the Editor of the textbook Management of the Diabetic Foot and has over 250 lectures, videos, and nationwide radio/television tours to his credit. He is presently on staff at North Shore Hospital and Long Island Jewish Hospital, both in Long Island, New York. To register for this FREE weekly, and unique, learning experience that will give you additional insights into the profession's past and future click here. More

How to address high intermetatarsal angles in bunion surgery
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Given that high intermetatarsal angles can complicate hallux valgus correction, these authors discuss key preoperative considerations, highlight important aspects of corrective procedures and provide pearls on dealing with complications and postoperative protocols. More

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New taxes to take effect to fund healthcare law
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For more than a year, politicians have been fighting over whether to raise taxes on high-income people. They rarely mention that affluent Americans will soon be hit with new taxes adopted as part of the 2010 healthcare law. More

Drop foot fix for CMT: AFOs work both proximally and distally
Lower Extremity Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The mechanism by which ankle foot orthoses reduce drop foot in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) involves proximal effects as well as the distal changes with which clinicians are more familiar, according to research from the U.K. More

What if Supreme Court is not done with health reform law?
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Legal analysts said a revived legal challenge against the Affordable Care Act by a Christian university could put the health system reform law back in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, even after the high court upheld the bulk of the statute as constitutional. More

Treating the acute onset of an asymptomatic solitary blister
Podiatry Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A 68-year-old Caucasian female presented to the office with acute onset of a solitary, asymptomatic, spontaneous, tense blister of three days' duration on the lateral aspect of the right great toe. She is active and plays a lot of tennis. However, there was no history of trauma or friction from footwear prior to the eruption, and she never had anything such as this blister appear. More
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Women undergoing foot surgery to fit into heels better
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After Dr. Hillary Brenner completed a toe shortening procedure for a patient who was constantly in pain, she noticed an influx of women asking her to provide toe shortening services for themselves - for completely cosmetic purposes. She's turned them all down. More

Genetics: The future of injury prevention
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Evidence is linking genetic mutations to Achilles tendon and anterior cruciate ligament injuries as researchers try to connect complex motor control processes to small segments of DNA. But genetic testing is still a long way from becoming a clinical tool. More

Year-end resource planning for medical practices
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Although we have just started December, it's time to start planning your year-end reporting, insurance re-verification, staffing, and budget. On Jan. 1, a majority of health plans start over with all new deductibles. Many plans change and patients are unaware. If you want to be paid for your services accurately and in a timely manner, you should really plan to set aside the resources in your practice to re-verify all of your patients' insurances. More

Factor XIII Val34Leu polymorphism is associated with increased factor XIII activation and decreased transcutaneous oxygen readings in patients with diabetic foot ulcers
Diabetic Medicine via MDLinx    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To investigate the relationship between the factor XIII Val34Leu polymorphism, plasma factor XIII activation and transcutaneous oxygen readings in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. Val34Leu polymorphism is associated with increased plasma factor XIII activation and seems to be linked with impaired cutaneous microcirculation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers. More

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