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Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association    [5 followers]  Follow    
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     ISSN (Print) 8750-7315 - ISSN (Online) 1930-8264
     Published by American Podiatric Medical Association Homepage  [1 journal]   [SJR: 0.387]   [H-I: 35]
  • The amputation prevention initiative.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings suggest that many general practitioners may be failing to perform the major components of the diabetic foot examination believed to prevent foot ulcers and lower-extremity amputations. PMID: 24504570 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Ultrasound assessment of dorsal lisfranc ligament strain under clinically
           relevant loads.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Dorsal Lisfranc ligament length undergoes more strain in an abducted foot position at the same load compared with in a rectus foot. We advocate measuring under a medium load if possible and comparing foot positions for the maximum length changes. The participant stress loads and foot positions used are clinically feasible, which makes it possible to perform this ultrasound procedure in the clinical setting. PMID: 24504571 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Assessment of plantar pressure in hindfoot relief shoes of different
           designs.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Hindfoot relief shoes leave a considerable amount of peak pressure, predominantly under the hindfoot. The extent of peak pressure reduction for the heel and the hindfoot varies between different hindfoot relief shoes. Depending on the affected foot area, the kind of hindfoot relief shoe should be carefully chosen. PMID: 24504572 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing osteomyelitis in
           diabetic foot ulcers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In the diagnosis of diabetic foot ulcers, osteomyelitis is often reliably distinguished from reactive bone marrow edema, except in special cases. PMID: 24504573 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical acceptance, reasons for rejection, and reduction of in-shoe peak
           pressure with interdigital silicone orthoses.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Interdigital silicone orthoses reduce in-shoe peak pressure. Patient satisfaction was good. The durability of the material has to be optimized, and manufacturing remains difficult. The effect on ulcer reduction must be evaluated in a large prospective study. PMID: 24504574 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Does foot placement affect the reliability of static foot posture
           measurements'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Based on these findings, we recommend that clinicians perform measurements of static foot posture using the same standing foot placement between sessions to ensure a high level of measurement consistency. PMID: 24504575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A novel device for standardizing marker placement at the calcaneus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings suggest that variations in marker placement are considerably reduced when the novel Calcaneal Marker Device is used, possibly toward the limits dictated by the fine motor skills of therapists and tissue artifacts. PMID: 24504576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A longitudinal investigation into the functional and physical durability
           of insoles used for the preventive management of neuropathic diabetic
           feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Visual material compression does not seem to be a reliable indicator of insole usefulness. Frequency of insole replacement is best informed by a functional review of effect determined using an in-shoe pressure measurement system. These results suggest that insoles for diabetic neuropathic patients can be effective in maintaining peak pressure reduction for 12 months regardless of wear frequency. PMID: 24504577 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of high-heeled shoes and asymmetrical load carrying on
           lower-extremity kinematics during walking in young women.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study demonstrated that when high-heeled shoe wearing and asymmetrical load carrying are combined, changes at each joint are much greater than with high-heeled shoe wearing or load carrying alone. PMID: 24504578 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Nerve decompression after diabetic foot ulceration may protect against
           recurrence: a 3-year controlled, prospective analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Adding operative ND at lower-leg fibro-osseous tunnels to standard postulcer treatment resulted in a significantly diminished rate of subsequent DFU in neuropathic high-risk feet. This is prospective, objective evidence that ND can provide valuable ongoing protection from DFU recurrence, even years after primary ulcer healing. PMID: 24504579 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical treatment of malignant tumors of the calcaneus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: After wide resection of a calcaneal malignancy, biological reconstruction using pedicled osteocutaneous fibular flaps has proved to be a successful limb salvage procedure, offering a satisfactory oncologic and functional outcome alternative to amputation in selected patients. PMID: 24504580 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Antibiotic Stewardship: The Lower-Extremity Physician's Prescription for
           Effectively Treating Infection.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Smith RG, Joseph WS The discovery of antibiotic drugs was one of the most significant medical achievements of the 20th century. The improper use of antibiotic drugs to prevent and treat infections has resulted in the emergence of resistance. Antimicrobic stewardship programs are becoming a mainstay in the fight against multidrug-resistant organisms. Individual clinicians should be encouraged to adopt the principles of antibiotic stewardship when treating lower-extremity infections in their scope of practice. First, a review of the available literature outlining the concept and practice of antibiotic stewardship is offered. Second, a discussion describing how to adopt and apply these principles to the individual clinician's practice as it applies to lower-extremity...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A rare combination of brachymetatarsia and congenital hallux varus: case
           report and review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Froehlich V, Wuenschel M Hallux varus is defined as a medial deviation of the phalanx at the first metatarsophalangeal joint and can be congenital or acquired. Brachymetatarsia is defined as shortening of the metatarsal bones. A combination of hallux varus and brachymetatarsia is rare. A 15-year-old girl presented to our outpatient clinic complaining of problems with her feet. A distinctive hallux varus was present bilaterally combined with a brachymetatarsia of the first metatarsals. The patient reported discomfort. She was restricted in her activities and had severe psychological strain owing to the deformity. We decided on surgery. First, a Pennig MiniFixator for callus distraction of the first metatarsal bone was applied. Owing to the increased plantar subluxa...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Limitation of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing longitudinal
           peroneal tendon tears.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 15-year-old female with lateral ankle pain, who was negative for peroneal tendon tear on magnetic resonance imaging. Owing to high clinical suspicion of peroneal tendon pathology, we opted to take the patient to the operating room and found a 6.5-cm longitudinal tear and a low-lying muscle belly of the peroneus brevis tendon. A low-lying muscle belly of the peroneal tendon has been shown to be associated with increased tendon tears. PMID: 24504583 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Acquired calcaneus deformity secondary to osteomyelitis of the distal
           tibia.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Singh D, Krishna LG, Kaur J Osteomyelitis of the distal tibia with involvement of the distal physis can lead to various deformities around the ankle and foot. Calcaneus deformity of the foot is usually secondary to paralytic disorders. A 14-year-old boy presented with calcaneus deformity as a result of osteomyelitis of the distal tibia. Involvement of the distal tibial epiphysis as a result of osteomyelitis of the distal tibia can lead to calcaneus deformity. This deformity has not been reported in the literature. Osteomyelitis of the distal tibia should also be included as a differential diagnosis of calcaneus deformity. PMID: 24504584 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • An unusual case of hamartomas fibroliponeurales and subungual pain in the
           hallux.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo R, Losa Iglesias ME, Madolell JA A hamartoma is a benign, focal malformation resembling a neoplasm in its tissue of origin. This malady has not been reported to be manifested in the nail plate. Here, we describe a rare case of hamartoma under the nail plate of the first toe and its successful excision from a 30-year-old woman. We used palpation, radiologic analyses, excisional surgery, and histopathology to determine the presence of a hamartoma under the nail plate of the first toe. Removal of the mass was successful for the patient, and histopathologic analysis revealed characteristics of hamartoma. The presence of a hamartoma under the nail plate of the first toe is a unique finding that should be made aware to the clinical community. ...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Noninvasive quantification of subtalar joint kinematics: a pilot
           investigation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Birch I, Deschamps K A noninvasive method of assessing the motion of the subtalar joint was developed for use in clinical and research settings. Anatomical reference frames for the calcaneus and talus were produced using a marker placement model utilizing 14 markers. An asymptomatic individual was tested during barefoot walking with a CODA MPX30 system. Intertrial variability and motion patterns, in all three planes, of the calcaneus with respect to the talus were analyzed as part of a validation study. The observed patterns in all three planes were found to have good face validity with published literature as well as good consistency during stance. The findings of this study support the further use of this model in both clinical and research settings, allowing in...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Diagnostic imaging of the mueller-weiss syndrome: findings of a rare
           condition of the foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report three patients with diagnostic imaging findings that are consistent with Mueller-Weiss syndrome. Mueller-Weiss syndrome is a rare condition that involves osteonecrosis of the navicular bone in an adult. The characteristic findings for Mueller-Weiss syndrome include a dorsomedial dislocation along with the collapse of the lateral navicular bone, resulting in a comma-shaped configuration. Through these three case studies, we aim to familiarize both foot and ankle specialists and radiologists with the diagnostic imaging findings for Mueller-Weiss syndrome. PMID: 24504587 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Topical treatment of onychomycosis as a realistic option to systemic
           therapy: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Gupta AK Onychomycosis is a very common disease, especially in podiatric medical practice. It can be associated with significant patient distress, major disability and pain, and is challenging to treat successfully. This is a case study of a 41-year-old man with distal lateral subungual onychomycosis of 5 years' duration. Forty percent of the great toenail was affected and a total of six toenails were involved. Baseline fungal cultures were positive for Trichophyton rubrum. This patient was treated with efinaconazole 10% solution, a new topical antifungal, once daily for 48 weeks. Mycological cure was noted at the first assessment period (12 weeks), and compete cure was seen at follow-up. This case study alerts physicians to a promising new topical treatment for o...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Recognizing the prevalence of changing adult foot size: an opportunity to
           prevent diabetic foot ulcers'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Connolly JE, Wrobel JS Ill-fitting shoes may precipitate up to half of all diabetes-related amputations and are often cited as a leading cause of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), with those patients being 5 to 10 times more likely to present wearing improperly fitting shoes. Among patients with prior DFU, those who self-select their shoe wear are at a three-fold risk for reulceration at 3 years versus those patients wearing prescribed shoes. Properly designed and fitted shoes should then address much of this problem, but evidence supporting the benefit of therapeutic shoe programs is inconclusive. The current study, performed in a male veteran population, is the first such effort to examine the prevalence and extent of change in foot length affecting individuals follow...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • When a Heel Won't Heal: An Important Differential to Consider.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wootton CI, Littlewood SM PMID: 24504590 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL NOTICE: To Component
           Societies and Affiliated Organizations * APMA Meetings * House of
           Delegates · 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Garoufalis MG, Gastwirth GB PMID: 24297990 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In appreciation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 24297991 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Subject index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24297992 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24297993 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Does footwear affect balance': the views and experiences of people
           with diabetes and neuropathy who have fallen.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: People with diabetic neuropathy have disease-specific needs and concerns relating to how footwear affects balance. Engaging with patients to address those needs and concerns is likely to improve the feasibility and acceptability of therapeutic footwear to reduce foot ulcer risk and boost balance confidence. PMID: 24297987 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Footwear interventions: a review of their sensorimotor and mechanical
           effects on balance performance and gait in older adults.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hatton AL, Rome K, Dixon J, Martin DJ, McKeon PO Footwear interventions, including shoe insoles and foot orthoses, have the capacity to enhance balance control and gait in older people. This review assessed the evidence for the effect of footwear interventions on static and dynamic balance performance and gait in older populations and explored proposed theories for underlying sensorimotor and mechanical mechanisms. We searched the Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL (the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), and AMED databases and conducted hand searches. Of 115 relevant articles screened, 14 met the predefined inclusion criteria. Articles were grouped into one of three categories based on balance task (static balance performance during quiet standing, dy...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effectiveness of foot and ankle exercise programs on reducing the risk of
           falling in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of
           randomized controlled trials.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Evidence suggests that FA exercise can improve certain fall risk-related motor outcomes and reduce falls. Limited effects on strength and functional ability might be related to insufficient training intensity and lack of adherence. Further studies that include progressive strength and flexibility training are necessary to validate which FA exercise programs are most effective at preventing falls. PMID: 24297989 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of nonslip socks on the gait patterns of older people when walking
           on a slippery surface.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Compared with wearing standard socks, wearing nonslip socks improves gait performance and may be beneficial in reducing the risk of slipping in older people. PMID: 24297983 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Fear of falling is prevalent in older adults with diabetes mellitus but is
           unrelated to level of neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Fear of falling is prevalent in older adults with diabetes mellitus but is unrelated to level of neuropathy. PMID: 24297984 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Hallux valgus surgery may produce early improvements in balance control:
           results of a cross-sectional pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study provides supportive evidence regarding the benefits of corrective lower-extremity surgery on certain aspects of balance control. Patients seem to demonstrate early improvements in static balance after corrective HV surgery, whereas gait improvements may require a longer recovery time. Further research using a longitudinal study design and a larger sample size capable of assessing the long-term effects of HV surgical correction on balance and gait is probably warranted. PMID: 24297985 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Balance rehabilitation: promoting the role of virtual reality in patients
           with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The present research implemented a novel balance rehabilitation strategy based on virtual reality technology. The method included wearable sensors and an interactive user interface for real-time visual feedback based on ankle joint motion, similar to a video gaming environment, for compensating impaired joint proprioception. These findings support that visual feedback generated from the ankle joint coupled with motor learning may be effective in improving postural stability in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. PMID: 24297986 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The Role of Podiatry in the Prevention of Falls in Older People: A JAPMA
           Special Issue.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Najafi B, de Bruin ED, Reeves ND, Armstrong DG, Menz HB Given the age-related decline in foot strength and flexibility, and the emerging evidence that foot problems increase the risk of falls, established guidelines for falls prevention recommend that older adults have their feet examined by a podiatrist as a precautionary measure. However, these guidelines do not specify which intervention activities might be performed. Published in this special issue of JAPMA are nine high-quality articles, including seven original studies and two basic science reviews, focusing on the benefit and impact of footwear and foot and ankle interventions in reducing the risk of falling. The selected studies discuss various relevant questions related to podiatric intervention, includin...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Older People's Perceptions of a Multifaceted Podiatric Medical
           Intervention to Prevent Falls.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The multifaceted podiatric medical intervention used in this trial was generally perceived to be beneficial and demonstrated high levels of satisfaction among participants. Further research is now required to evaluate the feasibility of implementing the intervention in a range of clinical practice settings. PMID: 24297981 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • "Good for older ladies, not me": how elderly women choose their
           shoes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study indicates that older women are driven primarily by aesthetics and comfort in their footwear selection. These footwear drivers have implications for health-care providers when delivering fall and foot health education. PMID: 24297982 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability and relevance of radiographic measures of metatarsus primus
           elevatus and arch alignment in individuals with midfoot arthritis and
           controls.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings provide objective data establishing the reliability of measures of MPE and arch alignment and their potential clinical significance. PMID: 24072361 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Demographic characteristics of individuals with diabetes mellitus and
           peripheral neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Predictor variables will assist clinicians in better diagnosing peripheral neuropathy, contributing to more effective treatments and shortening of healing time. Diagnostic measures to be taken into consideration include race, age, education, marital status, duration of diabetes mellitus, numbness in hands or feet, participation in moderate physical activity, and use of tobacco. PMID: 24072362 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Sever's Injury: A Clinical Diagnosis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The diagnosis of Sever's injury is clinical, not radiologic. Radiologic findings of increased density and fragmentation are found also in pain-free controls with high levels of physical activity and may, therefore, represent normal growth and development. We suggest that the diagnosis of Sever's injury should be based on patient history and the results of two specific clinical tests. PMID: 24072363 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of flatfoot and anthropometric comparison between flat and
           normal feet in the hausa ethnic group of Nigeria.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Girls had a higher incidence of flatfoot than boys, and it was also influenced by age. PMID: 24072364 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot and ankle characteristics of children with an idiopathic toe-walking
           gait.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Children with an ITW gait demonstrated reduced flexibility at the ankle joint but similar weightbearing foot posture compared with non-toe-walking children, showing that for children 4 to 8 years old, an ITW gait affects the available ankle dorsiflexion but seems to have a limited effect on weightbearing foot posture as measured by the FPI-6. PMID: 24072365 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Low long-term risk of foot ulcer recurrence after nerve decompression in a
           diabetes neuropathy cohort.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The prospective, objective, statistically significant finding of a large, long-term diminution of diabetic foot ulcer recurrence risk after operative nerve decompression compares very favorably with the historical literature and the contralateral legs of this cohort, which had no decompression. This finding invites prospective randomized controlled studies for validation testing and reconsideration of the frequency and contribution of unrecognized nerve entrapments in diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy and diabetic foot complications. PMID: 24072366 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A chemical application method with underwater dissection to improve
           anatomic identification of cadaveric foot and ankle structures in
           podiatric education.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although this method required additional preparation time, the resultant prosections have been repeatedly used for several years to facilitate learning among podiatry students and residents, and they have held up well. This method can be used by educators to teach podiatry students throughout their medical training and even into residency. PMID: 24072367 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Sagittal plane kinematics of passive dorsiflexion of the foot in
           adolescent athletes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Participants had very flexible foot dorsiflexion, unlike those in another study assessing adolescent athletes. This finding, together with nonsignificant statistical results, implies that foot dorsiflexion measurement may be performed at any foot posture without notably affecting results. PMID: 24072368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The foot posture index: anthropometric determinants and influence of sex.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The most frequent posture was neutral with a certain degree of pronation, with no differences in FPI values between men and women. Participants with larger foot sizes had higher FPI values, whereas taller and heavier participants had lower FPI values. PMID: 24072369 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A quick and reliable procedure for assessing foot alignment in athletes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study describes a reliable and practical measurement procedure for rearfoot, forefoot, and shank-forefoot alignments that can be applied to clinical and research situations as a screening procedure for risk factors for lower-limb injuries in athletes. PMID: 24072370 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Design of a first metatarsophalangeal joint simulator.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The designed joint simulator is mechanically sound and may be used for wear testing of any type of first MPJ implant. PMID: 24072371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Use of primary corticosteroid injection in the management of plantar
           fasciopathy: is it time to challenge existing practice'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article provides evidence supporting the clinical efficacy of corticosteroid injections, in particular those guided by imaging technology. The evidence challenges existing orthodoxy, which marginalizes this treatment as a secondary option. This challenge is supported by recently revised guidelines published by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons advocating corticosteroid injection as a primary treatment option. PMID: 24072372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Single longitudinal dorsal incision approach to transfer the flexor
           digitorum longus tendon between the flexor digitorum brevis hemitendons: a
           cadaveric study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo R, Losa Iglesias ME, Rodriguez MF, Tirado FV Transposition of the flexor digitorum longus tendon has been widely reported for the correction of flexible claw and hammertoe deformities. The most common technique uses two cutaneous incisions, one plantar and another dorsal. We performed a cadaveric study to determine whether the flexor digitorum longus tendon could be transferred to the dorsum of the proximal phalanx of the toe from its lateral or medial aspect through a unique single longitudinal central dorsal incision. The rationale for this novel approach was to minimize the risk of vascular compromise to the digit associated with the two-incision approach. Transposition of the flexor digitorum longus tendon was attempted in 120 toes of...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the leg: a case study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article presents a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma presenting in the leg. PMID: 24072374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Traumatic Digital Amputations of the Foot Inflicted by Pet Cat upon
           Individual with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hoffman W, Donovan K Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common cause of many lower-extremity complications. This case study illustrates the potential perils of pet ownership associated with diabetes and neuropathy. The case describes an incident resulting in traumatic digital amputations inflicted by a patient's pet feline while she was sleeping. In presenting this case, the potential risks of pet ownership for patients with DPN are discussed along with a review of the relevant literature. PMID: 24072375 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Erratum.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24072376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Congenital onychoheterotopia involving multiple toe nails.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a 25-year-old male with multiple congenital ectopic nails of the toes since birth, which has not been reported before. PMID: 24072377 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Pedal pathology potentiated by personal pedicure procedures in the
           presence of painless peripheral neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Zhubrak MS, Fisher TK, Armstrong DG Although the literature is replete with recommendations for people with diabetes-particularly those with neuropathy, ischemia, or both-to avoid caring for corns and calluses on their own feet, there are virtually no reports of damage associated with this care. The purpose of this article is to report on the potential perils of personal pedicures in the presence of peripheral neuropathy by using a case-based example. In this article, we report on the inappropriate use of a Ped Egg personal pedicure device that led to limb-threatening lesions in a gentleman with diabetic peripheral sensory neuropathy. PMID: 24072378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author’s response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Armstrong DG, Mills JL PMID: 24040678 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Metastatic bone cancer of the foot: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 56-year-old woman with nonspecific pain in the left foot, ankle, and knee for 3 months. The patient was diagnosed as having urothelial carcinoma with metastasis to the left lower extremity, including the foot. This diagnosis was reached through the combined efforts of radiologic techniques and biopsies. This case discusses the importance of paying close attention to the details of the history and physical examination, performing appropriate tests, and obtaining suitable referrals. PMID: 23878388 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA, Armstrong DG, Mills JL PMID: 23878389 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Malignant eccrine hidradenoma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present the case of a patient with a malignant hidradenoma presenting in her medial heel. After excisional biopsy identified the tumor, the patient was successfully treated with wide excision and delayed closure via vacuum-assisted closure. PMID: 23878386 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Stress fracture of the lateral cuneiform bone: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Vukic T, Ivkovic A, Jankovic S Stress fractures are common overuse injuries of the bone that are most often seen in athletes and military personnel. These types of injuries seem to be commonly missed or delayed in diagnosis. Physicians should consider the possibility of such an injury while determining the diagnosis of a long-lasting foot pain. The aim of this paper was to report an isolated stress fracture of the lateral cuneiform bone. A review of the literature failed to find a similar case. PMID: 23878387 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Anthropometric foot changes during pregnancy: a pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The foot of the pregnant woman tends to flatten during gestational weeks 12 to 34, taking a more pronated posture, and the anthropometric changes in late pregnancy result in increases in foot length and forefoot width, changes that seem to be moderate. PMID: 23878384 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar pressures, plantar forces, and their influence on the pathogenesis
           of diabetic foot ulcers: a review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: To better assess the at-risk foot and to prevent ulceration, the practitioner should integrate quantitative models of dynamic foot plantar pressures, such as in-shoe and barefoot PPPs, with the regular clinical screening examination. Prospective studies are needed to evaluate causality between other variables of mechanical stress and DFUs. PMID: 23878385 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of shoe flexibility on plantar loading in children learning to
           walk.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: It is likely that increased shoe flexibility promoted greater plantar loading. Plantar pressures while wearing the most flexible shoe are similar to those while barefoot. This mechanical feedback may enhance proprioception, which is a desirable attribute for children learning to walk. PMID: 23878382 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Alterations in the plantar pressure patterns of overweight and obese
           schoolchildren due to backpack carriage.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Backpack carriage raises the already elevated peak plantar pressures in overweight children during upright stance and modifies the physiologic pressure patterns. Further investigations are needed to clarify the features of such phenomenon when dynamic activities are performed and to verify the existence of fatigue and overexertion on the foot as well as other possible negative long-term effects. PMID: 23878383 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Ease of use, safety, and efficacy of integra bilayer wound matrix in the
           treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in an outpatient clinical setting: a
           prospective pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results are consistent with the hypothesis that IBWM is easy to use, safe, and effective when used on diabetic foot ulcers in an outpatient clinical setting without the secondary procedure of autografting for closure. PMID: 23878379 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • How effective is orthotic treatment in patients with recurrent diabetic
           foot ulcers'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Personalized orthotic therapy targeted at reducing plantar pressures by off-loading protects high-risk patients against reulceration. Treatment reduced the reulceration rate and peak plantar pressures, leading to patients' return to work or other activities. PMID: 23878380 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Stress at the second metatarsal bone after correction of hammertoe and
           claw toe deformity: a finite element analysis using an anatomical model.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: There is a biomechanical advantage to performing FDLT or FDBT instead of PIPJA to surgically treat a hammertoe or claw toe deformity. In addition, tensile strain at the dorsal aspect of the second metatarsal bone when performing PIPJA increases the risk of metatarsalgia or stress fracture in patients at risk. PMID: 23878378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Can taekwondo footwear affect postural stability in young adults'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Taekwondo footwear is unlikely to affect somatosensory inputs and balance performance in young adults. PMID: 23878381 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author’s response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Yoho RT PMID: 23837202 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Diabetes, Damp Casts, and Hair Dryers are Not a Good Combination.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Henderson BC, Lawson D, Conley GR Second- and third-degree burns of the toes resulted when a 69-year-old man with Charcot foot and a recent fractured ankle followed the advice of his local podiatrist. The man got his fiberglass cast wet while showering and was told to dry his cast using the low setting on a blow dryer. The following presents a literature review of cast drying, hair dryers, and this unfortunate man's case. PMID: 23697733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Angiokeratoma presenting as a melanoma: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Dumitrache N, Neiderer K, Martin B, Dancho J Angiokeratomas are benign skin lesions that can resemble melanomas or verrucae. Although morbidity from these lesions is rare, treatment for angiokeratomas typically consists of simple surgical excision. We aim to describe a case of a painful angiokeratoma that presented with the appearance of melanoma. PMID: 23697732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Irreducible metatarsophalangeal joint dislocation of the lesser toes: a
           case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a 37-year-old man who was injured in a motorcycle accident and dislocated the first to third metatarsophalangeal joints and fractured the fourth metatarsal head. The left first metatarsophalangeal joint was reduced successfully through the closed method, but multiple attempts at closed reduction under local anesthesia failed to reduce the dislocated second and third metatarsophalangeal joints. We performed a dorsal incision between the second and third metatarsals, and the metatarsal heads were found to be entrapped under the plantar plate. Dislocation reduction was performed without damage to the plantar plate, and one Kirschner wire was used to fix the fourth metatarsal head fracture. The pin was removed 8 weeks after surgery, and the patient regained normal gait and returned ...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Nonunion of an isolated cuboid fracture: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of symptomatic nonunion of an isolated cuboid fracture after nonoperative treatment. Fracture union was achieved with surgery, and the patient returned to full activities. PMID: 23697730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Navicular stress reactions in runners.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : St Louis M, Yoho RT PMID: 23697736 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Marjolin's Ulcer of the Hallux.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: In this report, we describe the clinical and histopathologic features and the differential diagnosis of this unusual lesion. PMID: 23697735 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Open reduction-internal fixation of a navicular body fracture with dorsal
           displacement of the first and second cuneiforms: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Andersen RC, Neiderer K, Martin B, Dancho J Body fractures of the tarsal navicular are relatively uncommon. To date, there is little literature discussing a navicular body fracture with dorsal subluxation of the first and second cuneiforms over the navicular. This case study presents a 30-year-old patient with this injury. He underwent open reduction internal fixation of the navicular body fracture successfully but failed adequate reduction of the navicular cuneiform joint after ligamentous reconstruction. After revisional surgery, he also failed 6 weeks of percutanous pinning with Kirschner-wire fixation. When comparing the literature of a similar injury, the Lisfranc fracture disclocation, the same principles may apply. One should consider rigid open reduction i...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The impact of footwear and walking distance on gait stability in diabetic
           patients with peripheral neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study suggests that gait alteration in patients with DPN is most pronounced while walking barefoot over longer distances and that footwear may improve gait steadiness in patients with DPN. PMID: 23697719 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Impact of diabetes and comorbidities on split-thickness skin grafts for
           foot wounds.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: For individuals with diabetes but without exclusionary comorbidities, split-thickness skin grafting may be considered an effective surgical alternative to other prolonged treatment options currently used in this patient population. PMID: 23697729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Histologic Evaluation of Intermetatarsal Morton's Neuroma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Significant histologic similarities among results were not seen; however, certain trends were discovered. Degenerative changes were appreciated in most specimens. Definite histologic findings of neuroma recur, but difficulty in consistent reproducibility may be related to factors such as age, sex, and comorbidities. PMID: 23697728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Arch height index normative values of college-aged women using the arch
           height index measurement system.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Normative values were established for college-aged females for the AHI using the AHIMS. Differences were noted between the right and left feet of the participants sampled. Although normative values were obtained, we caution against using these values to classify foot arch types based solely on a sample of the population studied. PMID: 23697727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones in hallux valgus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This is the first detailed report of the prevalence of accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones of the feet in Italian women with hallux valgus. These findings could help clinicians in the diagnosis and management of disorders of accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones, which are often undiagnosed, painful foot syndromes. PMID: 23697726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Do the presence of pathologic changes and the level of operator experience
           alter the rate of intra-articular injection of the first
           metatarsophalangeal joint': a cadaver study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The presence of pathologic changes reduces the rate of successful intra-articular joint puncture. However, the overall frequency of successful intra-articular injections can be improved through experience and the use of imaging. PMID: 23697725 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability and Repeatability of the Portable EPS-Platform Digital
           Pressure-Plate System.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study demonstrates that the EPS-Platform is a reliable device for collecting gait plantar pressures. Static trials produce better reliability, most likely owing to the large inherent variability during dynamic gait. Intersession reliability was higher than intrasession reliability owing to the intersession measures being calculated with an average of five trials. By averaging the trials, the variability of gait is decreased, and this improves the accuracy of the results. These results can be used as the basis for future studies and to determine a priori sample sizes for investigations that use the EPS-Platform. PMID: 23697724 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effectiveness of neuromuscular stretching with symmetrical biphasic
           electric currents in the cavus foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Plantar stretching with symmetrical rectangular biphasic currents is effective for the prevention and treatment of pes cavus metatarsalgia caused by excessive pressure. PMID: 23697723 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Joint Debridement and Metatarsal Remodeling in Freiberg's Infraction.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In advanced-stage Freiberg's infraction of the second metatarsal, joint debridement and metatarsal head remodeling is a safe and simple therapeutic option, and it provides better quality of life for patients. PMID: 23697722 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Variations of the origin of the arcuate artery.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This cadaveric study demonstrates that the arcuate artery can originate from the dorsalis pedis artery, the lateral tarsal artery, and one other variant. The dorsal arterial network of the lower extremity is important to consider during the overall clinical and surgical assessment of a patient. PMID: 23697721 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis Used to Compare Six Different
           Methods of Syndesmosis Fixation with 3.5- or 4.5-mm Titanium Screws: A
           Biomechanical Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Quadricortical application of 3.5-mm single screws and tricortical application of 3.5-mm double cortical screws are not good choices for syndesmosis fixation. If the plan is tricortical application, a 3.5-mm single cortical screw is adequate. If quadricortical application of syndesmosis fixation is planned, a 4.5-mm cortical screw should be used. PMID: 23697720 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Toward a change in syntax in diabetic foot care: prevention equals
           remission.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Armstrong DG, Mills JL Because neuroischemic complications are associated with a high rate of recurrence, we propose a slight shift in the mechanism by which we counsel and communicate risk daily with our patients. If the epidemiology of this problem is comparable with that of cancer, and recurrences are common, then perhaps language commensurate with such risks should follow. After initial healing of an index wound, our unit now refers to patients not as being cured but rather as being "in remission." This concept is easy for the patient and the rest of the team to understand. We believe that it powerfully connotes the necessity for frequent follow-up and rapid intervention for inevitable minor and sometimes major complications. PMID: 23536510 [PubMed - in pr...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Are our patients ever ‘‘cured’’ or just in
           ‘‘remission'’’.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 23650663 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The professor position and the single-stance flexion test may clarify the
           effect of lumbar spinal stenosis or pseudostenosis on lower-extremity
           symptoms.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Goldman SM The effect of lumbar spinal stenosis on lower-extremity symptoms is often hard to ascertain in patients with multiple possible causes of symptoms. A positive response to two described maneuvers performed by patients in the office involving flexion of the spine can strongly corroborate the contribution of lumbar spinal stenosis to lower-extremity symptoms, although a negative response does not negate it. The professor position involves the patient standing and leaning in a gentle flexion position, with hands held secure behind the lower back. The single-stance flexion test has the patient gently leaning on support, with only a single symptomatic extremity supporting his or her body weight. Reduction or elimination of lower-extremity symptoms otherwise ex...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis presenting with bilateral achilles tendon
           xanthomata: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Mirzanli C, Esenyel CZ, Ozturk K, Baris A, Imren Y Xanthomas are described as deposits in the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Mostly known as pseudotumors, xanthomas consist of connective tissue containing mainly cholesterol, triglycerides, and numerous foamy macrophages. Bilateral Achilles tendon xanthomata is pathognomonic for cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis in the case of normal cholesterol levels but increased cholestanol levels in serum. In this article, we present findings regarding bilateral xanthomas of Achilles tendons in a patient with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis. PMID: 23536508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the distal hallux.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : David MG, Stumph J, David BM Squamous cell carcinoma is a common disease of cutaneous tissue with a great ability to form metastases. Squamous cell carcinoma is found most commonly on sun-damaged skin and has a rare occurrence on the toes and feet. The patient was a 68-year-old woman who was seen at a podiatric specialty office with a complaint of pain in her left great toe and toenail. Radiographs displayed erosion of the distal hallux, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed no further spread of disease in the proximal phalanx. An amputation was performed of the hallux interphalangeal joint, and pathology confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the verrucous type. PMID: 23536507 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Associatio...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as rare complications after
           hallux valgus surgery: case report and literature review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 57-year-old female patient who underwent surgery for bilateral hallux valgus deformities and was diagnosed as having deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after the surgery despite early mobilization and mechanical prohylaxis. Her preoperative physical examination revealed varicose veins in both cruris. She was treated for pulmonary embolism with low-molecular-weight heparin and an oral anticoagulant in the postoperative period. Although venous thromboembolism is more commonly described after proximal lower-extremity procedures, it can occur after foot and ankle surgery, particularly if the patient has certain risk factors. Therefore, in addition to mechanical prophylaxis, pharmacologic prophylaxis should be kept in mind in such patients. PMID: 23536506 [PubMed - ...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Another cystic lesion in the calcaneus: benign fibrous histiocytoma of
           bone.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 22-year-old male patient with benign fibrous histiocytoma involving the calcaneus treated with curettage and bone grafting. At the final follow-up visit, 1 year after surgery, the patient was free of pain and walking unaided. We discuss the differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the calcaneus. PMID: 23536505 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Diagnosis of hyperostosis of the medial calcaneal tubercle similar to a
           heel spur.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Altan E, Senaran H, Can N, Aydin BK, Erkocak OF Calcaneal osteochondromas are rare conditions. To our knowledge, we present the first report of a calcaneal osteochondroma in an adolescent patient that was surprisingly similar to a heel spur, and, in addition, symptoms due to compression of the medial plantar nerve were present. PMID: 23536504 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The stationary configuration of the knee.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The use of this reciprocal system introduces a new dimension of foot loading to the knee axis alignment. This insight shows that locating knee functional axes is equivalent to the static alignment measurement. This method can be used for the optimal design of braces and orthoses for conservative treatment of knee osteoarthritis. PMID: 23536503 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The effect of moderate running on foot posture index and plantar pressure
           distribution in male recreational runners.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Continuous running at a moderate speed (3.3 m/sec) induced changes in heel strike related to enhanced pronation posture, indicative of greater stress on that zone after physical activity. This observation may help us understand the functioning of the foot, prevent injuries, and design effective plantar orthoses in sport. PMID: 23536502 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot overuse diseases in rock climbing: an epidemiologic study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Overuse foot diseases related to rock climbing are particularly frequent and debilitating. Detailed knowledge of these diseases and their predisposing factors may help us implement effective preventive or therapeutic measures, including changes in the type of climbing, correction of body weight, degree of difficulty, footwear, orthoses, and measures that maximize the support of the foot to the ground. PMID: 23536501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar loading asymmetry in american indians with diabetes and peripheral
           neuropathy, with diabetes only, and without diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Overall, American Indians with diabetes seemed to show greater asymmetry in plantar loading variables across the forefoot region compared with those in the control group. Specifically, individuals with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy had the greatest amount of forefoot pressure-time integral asymmetry. Significant peak plantar pressure asymmetry occurred in the third metatarsal region of the forefoot in those with diabetes with and without peripheral neuropathy. Loading asymmetry may play a role in the development of foot ulcers in the forefoot region of American Indians with peripheral neuropathy and diabetes. PMID: 23536500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A comparison of two multisegment foot models in high-and low-arched
           athletes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Although both models found differences in frontal plane motion between high- and low-arched athletes, the Leardini multisegment foot model is suggested to be more appropriate as it directly tracks frontal plane midfoot motion during dynamic motion. PMID: 23536499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Diabetic foot infection.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 23447841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • 2012 infectious diseases society of america clinical practice guideline
           for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lipsky BA, Berendt AR, Cornia PB, Pile JC, Peters EJ, Armstrong DG, Deery HG, Embil JM, Joseph WS, Karchmer AW, Pinzur MS, Senneville E Foot infections are a common and serious problem in persons with diabetes. Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) typically begin in a wound, most often a neuropathic ulceration. While all wounds are colonized with microorganisms, the presence of infection is defined by ≥2 classic findings of inflammation or purulence. Infections are then classified into mild (superficial and limited in size and depth), moderate (deeper or more extensive), or severe (accompanied by systemic signs or metabolic perturbations). This classification system, along with a vascular assessment, helps determine which patients should be hospitalized, which may re...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blinded Study with Crossover to
           Determine the Efficacy of Radio-frequency Nerve Ablation for the Treatment
           of Heel Pain.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Using a prospective, randomized study with sham treatment and crossover, this study demonstrates the efficacy of RFNA for the treatment of plantar fasciosis. PMID: 23328847 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The occurrence of ipsilateral or contralateral foot disorders and hand
           dominance: the framingham foot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: For the 2,089 study participants, certain forefoot disorders were shown to be ipsilateral and others were contralateral to the dominant hand. Future studies should examine whether the same biological mechanism that explains ipsilateral hand and foot preference may explain ipsilateral hand dominance and forefoot disorders. PMID: 23328848 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Histopathologic characteristics of bone infection complicating foot ulcers
           in diabetic patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Histopathologic categorization of bone infections in the feet of diabetic patients should include four groups: acute, chronic, chronic acute, and fibrosis. We suggest that new studies should identify cases of fibrosis to allow comparison with the present results. PMID: 23328849 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiologic morphology of the calcaneus: a study of radiologic angles in a
           pediatric population.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The mean angle values in a pediatric population did not differ from those in adults. We found a high percentage of calcaneal pitch angles outside the reference range. Age influenced the Fowler-Philip and calcaneal pitch angles but not the total calcaneal angle. PMID: 23328850 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of a Forefoot Off-loading Postoperative Shoe on Muscle Activity,
           Posture, and Static Balance.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The posterior shift in center of pressure toward and behind the ankle joint axis is believed to result in the increase in tibialis anterior muscle activity that now acts as the primary stabilizer around the ankle. Instability may, therefore, increase in patients with weak tibialis anterior muscles (eg, diabetic neuropathy) who need to wear offloading devices for ulcer management. We suggest that the addition of a contralateral shoe raise fitted with a FOPS may potentially be beneficial in maintaining stability while off-loading the forefoot in this patient group. PMID: 23328851 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of anthropometric factors on nerve conduction: an
           electrophysiologic study of feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The effects of age, sex, height, and BMI in foot nerve conduction studies are not identical. Height and BMI were shown to strongly affect motor, sensory, and mixed nerve conduction. Further investigations are needed. PMID: 23328852 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Customized foot insoles have a positive effect on pain, function, and
           quality of life in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: There was a significant reduction in pain and improvements in function and quality of life with custom-made laterally wedged insoles with arch support in older adults with mild-to-severe medial KOA. The customization of laterally wedged insoles may be essential for the effect in medial KOA. PMID: 23328853 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Perceived Value of the Clinical Dual-degree Program to DPM/MHA Alumni.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These survey results provide justification that the DPM/MHA dual-degree program at Des Moines University is fulfilling its goal of providing an educational background in the administrative and clinical aspects of medicine that prepares students for the complex and ever-changing health-care industry. The dual-degree program is a great opportunity for the podiatric medicine profession and podiatric medical schools to increase their collaboration with MHA programs to offer dual-degree programs to help fill the void and prepare future physician leaders. PMID: 23328854 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia in the Setting of Perioperative Bridging
           for Podiatric Surgery: A Case Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Frykberg RG, Gordon S, Tierney E, Tallis A Heparin is an anticoagulant commonly used to treat and prevent deep venous thrombosis. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and possible thrombosis are serious complications associated with its use. This can occasionally complicate treatment of patients undergoing podiatric surgery. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is often not immediately recognized and is underreported in podiatric medicine literature. The goal of this case report is to highlight the multiple risk factors associated with the development of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and to aid with early recognition, understanding of pathogenesis, and treatment options. PMID: 23328855 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Associa...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Closed total dislocation of talus without any accompanying fractures.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of closed peritalar dislocation without any accompanying fractures and, thus, discuss the conflicts encountered in this rare injury. A 25-year-old male patient presented with severe pain, swelling, and deformity in his right ankle within 30 minutes of a fall from a height. There were no wounds around the ankle. Radiographs revealed that the talus was disrupted from the calcaneus, navicula, and tibia moving in the anterolateral direction. No accompanying fractures were seen in the talus or in surrounding bones. After an unsuccessful closed reduction attempt, a further decision was open reduction. It was seen that the interposed joint capsula was preventing reduction. After reduction, stability of the ankle was checked and found to be satisfactory, so no fixation material w...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Aggressive early reconstruction in open foot trauma: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of open fracture-dislocation of the first ray treated with prompt debridement, skeletal stabilization, and immediate soft-tissue reconstruction. PMID: 23328857 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Mosaicplasty for osteochondral lesions of the talus: a report of two
           cases.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Chiang C, Au MK Two women (24 and 27 years old) noted pain in the affected ankle of several years' duration. Radiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed osteochondral lesions of the talus in both patients. The lesion sites measured 1.3 × 1.0 × 0.4 cm (0.52 cm(3)) and 2.0 × 1.9 × 0.5 cm (1.9 cm(3)). Each patient received a medial malleolar osteotomy with mosaicplasty. Donor plugs were obtained from the ipsilateral knee in both patients. Surgery was performed successfully in both patients without complications. At 2-year follow-up, both patients had recovered good ankle function, with no donor site morbidity. American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle/hindfoot scores improved in the affected ankles from 16 to 84 in case 1 and from 43 to 87 in case ...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatric medicine and disaster response: a survey of the professional
           leadership.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings suggest that deliberations regarding academic competencies at the podiatric medical school level and continuing education should be conducted by the profession for a surge response role, including prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery activities. After coordination and integration with response agencies, podiatric medicine has a role in strengthening the nation's catastrophic event surge response. PMID: 23328859 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Measuring Teaching Effectiveness--or Not.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Shaw GP Faculty in the present-day academic medicine environment are expected to perform multiple functions, notably, the provision of high-quality teaching to the medical professionals of tomorrow. However, evaluating the effectiveness of this teaching is particularly difficult. Student evaluations of teaching, despite their many flaws, are widely used as a convenient tool to measure teaching effectiveness. Administrators continue to routinely use student evaluation of teaching surveys in faculty retention/promotion and merit pay decisions. This practice should be reevaluated since it may have unintended consequences, such as grade inflation and content debasement, and may contribute to faculty leaving the institution and even the profession. A more valid, reliab...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The first podiatric medical education issue for the new millennium.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jones LJ PMID: 23204193 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatric medical students' perceptions of professionalism in the clinical
           setting: a qualitative analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study, which was performed with a selected group of individuals at a single institution, serves as an initial assessment of the needs of podiatric medical students and will be useful for developing professionalism-related instructional activities that could benefit students in the future. PMID: 23204194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Undergraduate GPAs, MCAT Scores, and Academic Performance the First 2
           Years in Podiatric Medical School at Des Moines University.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results identify undergraduate cumulative grade point average as the strongest cognitive admissions variable in predicting academic performance in the podiatric medicine program at Des Moines University, followed by undergraduate science grade point average. These results also suggest limitations of the total Medical College Admission Test score in predicting academic performance. Information from this study can be used in the admissions process and to monitor student progress. PMID: 23204195 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Information-seeking Behaviors of Podiatric Physicians.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Podiatrists recognize the need to become proficient at locating high-quality information, evaluating resources, and improving their understanding and use of resources on evidence-based medicine. Furthermore, with an increased awareness of their own behaviors, practicing podiatric physicians should pursue the best methods to find, judge, and use medical information for patient care. PMID: 23204196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Can We Predict 4-year Graduation in Podiatric Medical School Using
           Admission Data'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Despite the model's capacity to predict 4-year graduation better than random assignment, a sufficient amount of error in prediction remained, suggesting that important predictors are missing from the model. Furthermore, the high rate of false-positives makes it inappropriate to use age and Medical College Admission Test score as admission screens in an attempt to eliminate attrition by not accepting at-risk students. PMID: 23204197 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of technology on student class performance and class absence.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Instructional technology did not enhance absentee student course performance and, indeed, hurt it. Its use as a means of providing access to additional lecture material needs to be reevaluated. PMID: 23204198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Improving the standardized patient experience.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The students answered positively that the standardized patient rotation was important in terms of improving interviewing skills and worthwhile for future professional development. The students agreed that there likely was underused time in the course and even suggested ways in which they would make the course run more efficiently. PMID: 23204199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Can We Predict First-time Failure on the Podiatric Boards Using an
           Admission Screen'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: First-time Board failure can be predicted, but Board failure must be primarily addressed by interventions after matriculation rather than by an admission screen. PMID: 23204200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Lecture capture: enhancing learning through technology at the Kent state
           university college of podiatric medicine.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The results of this survey confirm the concept of lecture capture as an integral segment of advanced education. Though this system should not replace class attendance, it is a vital supplement to course work and study. By reviewing all of the components of the survey those who may have concerns on its effectiveness are also aware of the advantages. The results of this study met all the objectives to evaluate use and obtain viewpoints to improve and expand the program. PMID: 23204201 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Can we predict podiatric medical school grade point average using an
           admission screen'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Seventy-five percent of the individual variation in cumulative GPA at graduation and first-semester GPA remains unaccounted for by admission screens that rely on only cognitive measures, such as undergraduate GPA and Medical College Admission Test score. A reevaluation of admission screens is warranted, and medical educators should consider broadening the criteria used to select the podiatric physicians of the future. PMID: 23204202 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • An educational model for patient safety and disclosure of medical error in
           podiatric medicine.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jones LJ, Levy LA PMID: 23204203 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Educating the podiatric physician in disaster and emergency preparedness.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA, Jones LJ PMID: 23204204 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Psychometric Properties and Podiatric Medical Student Perceptions of
           USMLE-style Items in a General Anatomy Course.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Students valued USMLE-style items. These data, coupled with the psychometric data, suggest that USMLE-style items can be successfully incorporated into a basic science course in podiatric medical education. Outcomes from students who recently took the APMLE Part I suggest that incorporation of USMLE-style items into the general anatomy course was a successful measure and prepared them well. PMID: 23204205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Assessment Plan for Student Academic Achievement: One College's
           Perspective.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article presents the plan for assessment of student achievement at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. PMID: 23204206 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL NOTICE: To Component
           Societies and Affiliated Organizations * APMA Meetings * House of
           Delegates {middle dot} 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Caporusso JM, Gastwirth GB PMID: 23204207 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In appreciation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 23204208 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Subject index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 23204209 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 23204210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Equine pericardium as a biological covering for the treatment of diabetic
           foot wounds: a prospective study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The use of equine pericardium as a temporary biological scaffold is safe and effective for the treatment of chronic neuropathic foot wounds. PMID: 23001728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Meta-analysis of Flexor Tendon Transfer for the Correction of Lesser Toe
           Deformities.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Regarding patient satisfaction, this comprehensive analysis provides supportive evidence of the clinical benefit of flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer. PMID: 23001729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Performance of the Probe-to-Bone Test in a Population Suspected of Having
           Osteomyelitis of the Foot in Diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Positive probe-to-bone test results and erythrocyte sedimentation rates greater than 70 mm/h provide some support for the diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis, but it is not strong; magnetic resonance imaging or bone biopsy will probably be required in cases of doubt. PMID: 23001730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Motion in Homo sapiens: Theoretical
           Association of Two-Axis Kinematics and Specific Morphometrics.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The selected morphometrics are consistent with inversion of the metatarsal around its longitudinal axis as it dorsiflexes. PMID: 23001731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Anatomical origin of forefoot varus malalignment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings may have implications for the treatment of forefoot varus since they suggest that the source of forefoot varus malalignment may be found in an alterable soft-tissue deformity rather than in an unalterable bony torsion of the talus. PMID: 23001732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Partial or Total Calcanectomy as an Alternative to Below-the-Knee
           Amputation for Limb Salvage: A Systematic Review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This systematic review provides evidence that partial or total calcanectomy is a viable option for limb salvage in ambulatory patients with calcaneal osteomyelitis. PMID: 23001733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Weightbearing and nonweightbearing ankle dorsiflexion range of motion: are
           we measuring the same thing'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Weightbearing and nonweightbearing ankle dorsiflexion measurements produce significantly different results and only a moderate correlation, suggesting that these two measurements should not be used interchangeably as measures of ankle dorsiflexion range of motion. PMID: 23001734 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Assessment of partial first-ray resections and their tendency to progress
           to transmetatarsal amputations: a retrospective study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Partial first-ray resections are not highly successful. Our study found a higher success rate compared to a previous study done by Cohen et al in 1991. Partial first-ray amputations can be a good initial procedure to salvage the foot and prolong a patient's bipedal ambulatory status, thereby lowering the patient's morbidity and mortality. PMID: 23001735 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Pilomatrixoma: an infrequently encountered lesion on the lower extremity.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Martin BR, Neiderer K, Dancho JF We discuss the clinical presentation and treatment of pilomatrixoma as it occurs in the lower extremity. Although pilomatrixoma is far more common on the head, neck, and upper extremity, it can be found on the lower extremity. Treatment is aimed primarily at excision if the lesion is symptomatic or suspicious for malignancy. The authors present a case of a 73-year-old male who presented to the diabetic foot center with this condition. PMID: 23001736 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in the podiatric patient.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Freed L, Hill J, Gooch D Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a severely debilitating disease that was first described in the literature by Cowper and colleagues in 2000. It is pertinent to the field of podiatry because patients with NSF first manifest cutaneous symptoms in the lower extremity in the form of fibrosing lesions. To date, these lesions have been documented only in people with moderate to severe kidney failure. There is speculation that gadolinium, used as a contrast agent for imaging, might be the inciting factor that triggers a cascade of events that results in the inappropriate fibrosis both in the dermis and in deeper tissues. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis has been shown to cause these lesions in the lungs, pleura, diaphragm, myocardium, pericar...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Incidental findings of massive heel spurs in a veteran with a variant of
           psoriatic arthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lowell DL, Osher LS, Grady AF A middle-aged man presented for left foot diabetic ulcer care. Pedal radiographs were negative for signs of osteomyelitis. However, asymptomatic incidental osseous findings demonstrated significant plantar and posterior calcaneal spurring possibly consistent with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). A differential of DISH, psoriatic arthritis, Reiter's, and ankylosing spondylitis was developed. Subsequent spinal imaging and laboratory work-up did not satisfy the diagnostic criteria for DISH. This case illustrates radiographic changes characteristic of multiple seronegative arthropathies. On initial presentation a diagnosis of DISH was most likely, but with further imaging studies a diagnosis of a variant of psoriatic arthr...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Newly approved laser systems for onychomycosis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Gupta AK, Simpson F Laser systems are a new treatment area for onychomycosis. As of January 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved four laser systems for the "temporary increase of clear nail in onychomycosis." The FDA has approved these devices on the basis of "substantial equivalence" to predicate devices with similar technical specifications and applications. Laser therapy appears to be a promising alternative to traditional pharmacotherapy, but these systems have been tested in only limited clinical trials; therefore, it is not possible to compare their efficacy to the oral and topical drugs currently used in the treatment of onychomycosis. PMID: 23001739 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Associa...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Successful Limb-sparing Treatment Strategy for Diabetic Foot
           Osteomyelitis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis, surgical debridement or limited amputation plus antimicrobial therapy is effective at achieving clinical cure and limb salvage. PMID: 22826325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability of a new supination resistance measurement device and
           validation of the manual supination resistance test.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The supination resistance machine was shown to have sufficient limits of agreement for the study, but improvements need to be made for more meaningful research going forward. In this study, the force required to supinate a foot was independent of its posture, and approximately 12% of it was explained by body weight. Further work is required with a much larger sample size to build regression models that sufficiently predict supination resistance force and that will be of clinical use. The manual supination test is a valid clinical test for clinicians experienced in its use. PMID: 22826326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Intrarater and Interrater Reliability of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint
           Dorsiflexion: Goniometry versus Visual Estimation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although minimal differences between intrarater and interrater reliability of GM and VE are noted, this study suggests that GM is more reliable than VE is when used by experienced examiners. These findings support the continued use of GM for first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion assessment. PMID: 22826327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase 9 expression in rat dermal
           fibroblasts using small interfering RNA.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Expression of MMP-9 was increased in diabetic rat skin, especially around wounds, and was markedly inhibited after MMP-9 small interfering RNA transfection in vitro (P < .05). These findings may provide new treatments for diabetic skin wounds. PMID: 22826328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Optimization of an infected shoe model for the evaluation of an
           ultraviolet shoe sanitizer device.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The developed infected shoe model is useful for assessing the effectiveness of ultraviolet shoe sanitizers. Also, ultraviolet treatment of shoes with a commercial ultraviolet C sanitizing device was effective in reducing the fungal burden in shoes. These findings have implications regarding breaking foot infection cycles. PMID: 22826329 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Relationship between student academic and clinical performance in
           podiatric medical education at des moines university.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results help define the relationship between student academic and clinical performance for podiatric medicine students at Des Moines University and suggest that nonacademic characteristics may play a pivotal role in clinical abilities. These characteristics need to be further identified and developed in the academic curriculum. There may be attributes identified that also benefit the admissions process. PMID: 22826330 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A Cross-disciplinary Approach to Understanding Flatfoot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Ponnapula P As form follows function, pedal anatomy is embedded in a history of evolution. This literature review seeks to further the understanding of physiologic and pathologic flatfoot through cross-disciplinary research of expired and extant members of the Homininae subfamily. Archaeological, anthropological, paleontological, and ontogenetic evidence presents multiple biomechanical similarities and anatomical parallels between flatfooted hominins and humans. Recognizing an evolutionary pattern in flatfoot pathologic disorders enhances anticipation and effective treatment. PMID: 22826331 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical Reconstruction of Severe Forefoot Derangement in a Patient with
           Traumatically Acquired Contralateral Limb-length Discrepancy: A Case
           Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Bonner A, Cranford CC, Patel R, Chi A, Bhikha S Limb-length discrepancy is a very common condition. A severe debilitating forefoot deformity resulting from a post-traumatic limb length discrepancy is quite rare. This case study discusses the surgical reconstruction of a forefoot deformity of a 64-year-old male following a post-traumatic limb-length discrepancy from a motor vehicle accident that caused compensatory biomechanical changes in the unaffected lower extremity. These changes resulted in a severe hallux abducto valgus deformity with subluxated metatarsophalangeal joints of the second and third digits, leaving the patient with a severe symptomatic forefoot deformity that closely mimics the radiographic appearance of a rheumatoid forefoot. The forefoot defor...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Double crush syndrome in the lower extremity: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present the case of a 33-year-old massage therapist who uses her feet to provide therapy to clients who presented to our clinic with symptoms consistent with tarsal tunnel syndrome. Her failure to progress in a satisfactory manner after a variety of therapies made us search for additional etiologies for her foot pain. In cases where tarsal tunnel persists after surgical therapy, the treating physician should search for more proximal lesions along the course of the nerve. PMID: 22826333 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical treatment of a young patient with bilaterally destroyed first
           metatarsophalangeal joints suffering from gout.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wünschel M, Wülker N, Walter C The authors present an unusual case of untreated gout leading to major bony destructions in both metatarsophalangeal joints, leading to joints of enormous dimensions. If untreated, gout can cause disabling destructions with direct influence on both private and working life, even in young patients. In potentially noncompliant patients, simple surgical procedures and postoperative regimes are valuable treatment options resulting in acceptable clinical results. PMID: 22826334 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the tarsal navicular bone: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Beil FT, Bruns J, Habermann CR, Rüther W, Niemeier A Osteochondritis dissecans most often affects the convex articular surfaces of the knee, the elbow, and the ankle joints; other sites of manifestation are very rare. Here we report a case of osteochondritis dissecans of the talonavicular joint affecting the concave part of the tarsal navicular bone in a 22-year-old woman, which was successfully treated by surgery, leading to complete recovery. Early diagnosis and surgery in stages of undamaged cartilage may help to prevent disease progression and the development of disabling osteoarthritis in the physiologically heavily loaded talo-navicular joint. PMID: 22826335 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A Blueprint for an Office-based Emergencies Course.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe the development and implementation of an office-based emergencies course for podiatric medical students. The program included a didactic session along with clinical skills stations incorporating task trainers, high-fidelity simulators, and a standardized patient. We tailored the course to the level of the junior podiatric medical student. The primary goal of this program was to provide a review on how to handle selected office-based medical emergencies. This course focused on complications of common chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, and hypertension, along with other unexpected emergencies, such as altered mental status, seizure, and syncope. In developing such a course, it is important to keep in mind the level of the ...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Topical ketamine cream in the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy: a
           randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind initial study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The 5% topical ketamine cream was no more effective than was placebo in relieving pain caused by diabetic neuropathy. PMID: 22659759 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of
           Morton's neuroma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasonography has a slightly higher sensitivity in the diagnosis of Morton's neuroma, particularly of neuromas smaller than 5 mm, and should be the preferred imaging modality in suspected cases, and MRI should be reserved for cases with equivocal diagnosis. PMID: 22659760 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot-to-shoe mismatch and rates of referral in Special Olympics athletes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: There is a significant (41.44%) mismatch of foot to shoe in Special Olympics athletes. The most common mismatch is a shoe too big, with a much smaller number of athletes having shoes too small. Awareness of this foot-to-shoe incompatibility may be useful for the development of shoes better designed for athletes with a foot structure not consistent with conventional shoes. Because 20% of the athletes required a referral for professional follow-up, Fit Feet examinations are important for identifying athletes with conditions that can be more readily evaluated and treated, thus improving the athletes' comfort and performance. Beyond knowing the rate of referral, future studies can determine the conditions or findings that necessitate a referral and the ultimate outcome of that ref...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Matrixplasty for the treatment of severe incurved toenail with growth
           plate deformity.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Matrixplasty showed excellent clinical results in the treatment of severe incurved toenail, and this newly developed procedure showed improvement of the deformed toenail and its growth plate. PMID: 22659762 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic midfoot kinematics in subjects with medial tibial stress syndrome.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Patients with MTSS display a larger ND and a higher ND velocity during treadmill walking. Increased ND velocity may be important to this condition. Future studies should include velocity of dND to investigate the mechanisms of dND in relation to overuse injuries. PMID: 22659763 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Peripheral and central bone mineral density in Charcot's neuroarthropathy
           compared in diabetic and nondiabetic populations.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that lumbar BMD does not reflect peripheral BMD in patients with diabetes mellitus and reconstructive-stage CN. This study has clinical implications when reconstructive osseous surgery is planned in patients with CN. PMID: 22659764 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Topical application of a gentamicin-collagen sponge combined with systemic
           antibiotic therapy for the treatment of diabetic foot infections of
           moderate severity: a randomized, controlled, multicenter clinical trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Topical application of the gentamicin-collagen sponge seems safe and may improve clinical and microbiological outcomes of diabetic foot infections of moderate severity when combined with standard of care. These pilot data suggest that a larger trial of this treatment is warranted. PMID: 22659765 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Acellular fetal bovine dermal matrix in the treatment of nonhealing wounds
           in patients with complex comorbidities.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: In patients with comorbidities known to delay healing, the implantation of PriMatrix promoted the healing and, ultimately, full reepithelialization of otherwise unresponsive wounds of varied etiology, including those with complications of infection or exposed bone or tendon. PMID: 22659766 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Relation between popliteal-tibial artery atherosclerosis and global
           glycolytic metabolism in the affected diabetic foot: a pilot study using
           quantitative FDG-PET.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Using FDG-PET, one may be able to detect and quantify the degree of increased metabolic activity of early active atherosclerosis and the associated chronic tissue ischemic effects at the regional level and globally throughout the whole body during the asymptomatic phase of disease. PMID: 22659767 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Malignant eccrine acrospiroma: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wenzel E, Sandhu J, Kajgana Z, Ganta V, Rouweyha R The authors present a case of seemingly textbook digital osteomyelitis with draining ulceration. Per protocol, specimens were sent to pathology with the intent to verify and identify the offending organisms. Surprisingly, the textbook osteomyelitis returned with a pathological diagnosis of rare sweat gland tumor, malignant eccrine acropsiroma, prompting immediate systemic medical workup and treatment. This case emphasizes the importance of proper laboratory workup of all surgically removed specimens, despite having a "typical" presentation. PMID: 22659768 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Management of nonreducible lesser toe interphalangeal dislocation: an
           unusual injury.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Córdoba-Fernández A Interphalangeal joint dislocations of the lesser toes are relatively rare in clinical practice. Most nonreducible interphalangeal joint dislocations occur as a result of rupture or interposition of the plantar plate or of the collateral ligament in the joint space, thus hindering a closed reduction and, in most cases, compelling an open reduction. A post-reduction radiologic exploration is then essential to identify such an entity and proceed consequently. In some cases, such as the one introduced herein, a misdiagnosis, along with an inadequate surgical correction may lead to recurrence of the deformity and, ultimately, to a salvage arthrodesis. PMID: 22659769 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Assoc...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Interphalangeal joint involvement of the big toe in gout: a rare
           presentation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of gout that presented with an expansile lytic lesion involving the interphalangeal joint of the hallux, lack of a history of gout, and an associated solitary lung nodule. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an expansile destructive bony lesion with soft-tissue involvement suggestive of a possible bony metastasis. A needle biopsy was performed, and histopathologic features were diagnostic of chronic tophaceous gout. PMID: 22659770 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Evaluating the biomechanics of the pediatric foot in Turner syndrome: a
           case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Morrison SC, Izod A, Mahaffey R Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder that can present clinically with multiple concurrent comorbidities. This case report describes a 12-year-old girl with Turner syndrome who was referred for podiatric medical assessment and explores the application of optoelectronic stereophotogrammetry in the biomechanical assessment of the foot and lower limb. A four-segment kinematic foot model using 14-mm reflective markers was applied to the foot and lower limb of the patient to track motion at the tibia, rearfoot, forefoot, and hallux. Kinematic results presented in this case study illustrate evidence of excessive foot pronation throughout the stance phase of gait. Whether excessive pronation is a general characteristic of foot function in ...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A case of keratosis lichenoid chronica.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Baczewski N, Albano B Keratosis lichenoid chronica is a rare dermatologic anomaly believed to be a variant of lichen planus. It presents as violaceous, nodular lesions usually on the dorsal aspects of the extremities and the trunk. The disease is refractory to treatment although psoralen ultraviolet A therapy and oral retinoids have been proven useful in some cases. Here we present the case of a 58-year-old male diagnosed with keratosis lichenoid chronica. PMID: 22659772 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical efficacy and safety of tapentadol immediate release in the
           postoperative setting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Daniels SE, Golf M The appropriate treatment for postoperative pain remains a common dilemma for podiatric surgeons and patients undergoing surgery of the foot and ankle. The treatment of moderate to severe acute pain typically relies heavily on the use of opioid analgesics, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone, which are often associated with adverse effects, including nausea and vomiting. These adverse effects may have a negative impact on postoperative outcomes and reduce patient compliance with analgesic therapy. Tapentadol is a novel, centrally acting analgesic with two mechanisms of action-μ-opioid receptor agonism and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition-in a single molecule. Tapentadol immediate release has been evaluated in a series of clinical trials in pati...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Normal genetic variation of the human foot: part 2: population variance,
           epigenetic mechanisms, and developmental constraint in function.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Quinn G Congenital deformities of the foot have been reported to correlate with regulatory epigenetic mechanisms that are also responsible for the timing and sequencing of developmental growth of the lower limb. Developmental variance of normal morphologic features has also been shown to vary between populations despite the retention of human foot characteristics. The molecular evidence for genetically controlled expressions of common evolved physical features is highly suggestive of regulatory control mechanisms that act together with developmental constraints to homogenize the retained functional characteristics of the foot. Genetic variance in morphologic features and functional plasticity when linked to morphometric change during gait may prove influential in ...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Epidemiologic factors affecting plantar arch development in children with
           flat feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Flat feet in children may be affected by age, sex, Cole index, place of residence, and physical activity. The proposed model allows plantar arch heights in children with flat feet to be predicted without the need for sophisticated technology via controlling the child's weight and physical activity for prescribing appropriate footwear. PMID: 22461268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Intratest reliability in determining the subtalar joint axis using the
           palpation technique described by k. Kirby.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The clinical palpation technique itself is reliable; the consistent attribution of a classification, in other words, interpretation, is weak. PMID: 22461269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic footprint measurement collection technique and intrarater
           reliability: ink mat, paper pedography, and electronic pedography.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Footprint measurements collected with various techniques demonstrate differences. Interchangeable use of exact values without adjustment is not advised. Intrarater reliability of a single method (ink mat) was found to be high. PMID: 22461270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Controlled release of epidermal growth factor from hydrogels accelerates
           wound healing in diabetic rats.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These data from in vitro release and diabetic animal models highlight the efficacy of hydrogels as a controlled releasing system for topical application of EGFs. The rhEGF-containing hydrogel we developed holds the merits of prolonged and sustained releasing of bioactive rhEGF and therapeutic potential in enhancing diabetic wound healing. PMID: 22461265 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Complex regional pain syndrome of the pediatric lower extremity: a
           retrospective review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Diagnosis of CRPS type 1 should be considered in a preadolescent female complaining of pain out of proportion after an inciting event with a physical examination demonstrating change in skin color, decrease in skin temperature, edema, and painful or diminished range of motion in affected joints. Prompt diagnosis can decrease the time to resolution of symptoms. PMID: 22461266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiographic measurement of the first metatarsal: a new technique to
           improve the accuracy of intermetatarsal angle measurement.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Compared with two existing techniques, a novel technique for accurately obtaining the bisection of the first metatarsal was consistently found to be reproducible and repeatable. PMID: 22461267 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the clinical features, radiographic findings, management and results of a patient with a post-traumatic synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon. Our patient was managed operatively and with radiotherapy with good clinical results. No evidence of recurrence or metastatic disease was seen at 3-year follow-up. PMID: 22461273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Charcot arthropathy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wünschel M, Wülker N, Gesicki M Charcot arthropathy is an acute or subacute, often indolent, non-infectious or tumorous osteoarticular destruction of weightbearing skeletal structures in patients with reduced pain perception due to peripheral neuropathy. The authors present a rare case of progressive Charcot arthropathy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with accompanying ulcer and foot deformity due to peripheral neuropathy. An arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with resection of the hypertrophic bone and osteophytes using a locking plate was performed. Also a condylectomy of the base of the proximal phalanx digitus II and III as well as a shortening osteotomy of the third metatarsal were conducted. The ulcer was debrided and primarily close...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Surfer's Toe: Trauma-Induced Idiopathic Acro-Osteolysis in the Toes of a
           46-Year-Old Surfer: A Case Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: In this report, a 46-year-old surfer was evaluated for AOL as a complication of sports-related repetitive trauma to the right second and third toes. Radiography showed the bony tips of his right second and third toes had been eroded away. Acquired acro-osteolysis in the surfer's toes resulted from increased blood flow initiated to repair microdamage caused by repeated trauma to the distal ends of his second and third right toes due to the habitual dragging of the affected toes across a surfboard. The always initial lytic phase of bone repair was magnified by the increased arterial input to warm the extremities after prolonged exposure to cold. At 6-years' follow-up, the use of a protective bandage while surfing has permitted full regeneration of the affected toes. PMID: 22461275 [PubMe...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment of Mild, Moderate, and Severe Onychomycosis Using 870- and
           930-nm Light Exposure: Some Follow-up Observations at 270 Days.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Landsman AS, Robbins AH We have previously reported the results of a clinical trial in which the Noveon laser was used to treat onychomycosis. In the 180-day follow-up therein it was noted that positive clinical impact was demonstrable by a clearly measurable decrease in positive fungal culture and a concomitant decrease in positive microscopy with periodic acid-Schiff-stained nail scrapings. Review of 270-day mycological data, which are now available, confirmed that there was further decrease in both measures. Indeed, 38% of the treated population had negative culture and microscopy, qualifying as "mycological cures." These mycological cures occurred in cases categorized as mild, moderate, and even severe disease. PMID: 22461276 [PubMed - in process] (Source:...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A Historical and Current Analysis for the DPM Acquiring an MD or DO Degree
           and an Unrestricted Medical License.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA The podiatric medical profession has evolved substantially in the past 80 years. This evolution includes major changes in scope, in the requirements necessary to enter a podiatric medical school, and in the curriculum that must be completed to earn the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Entrance requirements to the schools are now identical to the prerequisites for admission to MD and DO institutions, and licensure requires the completion of graduate medical education. Much of the curriculum also is the same as it is in MD and DO schools. In the past decade, discussion focusing on the ability of the DPM to acquire the MD or DO degree has intensified. An analysis is provided using a historical context regarding this potential initiative. PMID: 2246...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of equinus in diabetic versus nondiabetic patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Equinus may be more prevalent in diabetic patients than previously reported. Although we cannot prove causality, we found a significant association between equinus and ulceration. PMID: 22461264 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Controlled release of epidermal growth factor from hydrogels accelerates
           wound healing in diabetic rats.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: These data from in vitro release and diabetic animal models highlight the efficacy of hydrogels as a controlled releasing system for topical application of EGFs. The rhEGF-containing hydrogel we developed holds the merits of prolonged and sustained releasing of bioactive rhEGF and therapeutic potential in enhancing diabetic wound healing. PMID: 22461265 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Complex regional pain syndrome of the pediatric lower extremity: a
           retrospective review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Diagnosis of CRPS type 1 should be considered in a preadolescent female complaining of pain out of proportion after an inciting event with a physical examination demonstrating change in skin color, decrease in skin temperature, edema, and painful or diminished range of motion in affected joints. Prompt diagnosis can decrease the time to resolution of symptoms. PMID: 22461266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiographic measurement of the first metatarsal: a new technique to
           improve the accuracy of intermetatarsal angle measurement.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Compared with two existing techniques, a novel technique for accurately obtaining the bisection of the first metatarsal was consistently found to be reproducible and repeatable. PMID: 22461267 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Epidemiologic factors affecting plantar arch development in children with
           flat feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Flat feet in children may be affected by age, sex, Cole index, place of residence, and physical activity. The proposed model allows plantar arch heights in children with flat feet to be predicted without the need for sophisticated technology via controlling the child's weight and physical activity for prescribing appropriate footwear. PMID: 22461268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Intratest reliability in determining the subtalar joint axis using the
           palpation technique described by K. Kirby.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The clinical palpation technique itself is reliable; the consistent attribution of a classification, in other words, interpretation, is weak. PMID: 22461269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic footprint measurement collection technique and intrarater
           reliability: ink mat, paper pedography, and electronic pedography.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Footprint measurements collected with various techniques demonstrate differences. Interchangeable use of exact values without adjustment is not advised. Intrarater reliability of a single method (ink mat) was found to be high. PMID: 22461270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical efficacy and safety of tapentadol immediate release in the
           postoperative setting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Daniels SE, Golf M The appropriate treatment for postoperative pain remains a common dilemma for podiatric surgeons and patients undergoing surgery of the foot and ankle. The treatment of moderate to severe acute pain typically relies heavily on the use of opioid analgesics, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone, which are often associated with adverse effects, including nausea and vomiting. These adverse effects may have a negative impact on postoperative outcomes and reduce patient compliance with analgesic therapy. Tapentadol is a novel, centrally acting analgesic with two mechanisms of action--μ-opioid receptor agonism and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition--in a single molecule. Tapentadol immediate release has been evaluated in a series of clinical trials in pa...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Normal genetic variation of the human foot: Part 2: Population variance,
           epigenetic mechanisms, and developmental constraint in function.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Quinn G Congenital deformities of the foot have been reported to correlate with regulatory epigenetic mechanisms that are also responsible for the timing and sequencing of developmental growth of the lower limb. Developmental variance of normal morphologic features has also been shown to vary between populations despite the retention of human foot characteristics. The molecular evidence for genetically controlled expressions of common evolved physical features is highly suggestive of regulatory control mechanisms that act together with developmental constraints to homogenize the retained functional characteristics of the foot. Genetic variance in morphologic features and functional plasticity when linked to morphometric change during gait may prove influential in ...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the clinical features, radiographic findings, management and results of a patient with a post-traumatic synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon. Our patient was managed operatively and with radiotherapy with good clinical results. No evidence of recurrence or metastatic disease was seen at 3-year follow-up. PMID: 22461273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Charcot arthropathy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wünschel M, Wülker N, Gesicki M Charcot arthropathy is an acute or subacute, often indolent, non-infectious or tumorous osteoarticular destruction of weightbearing skeletal structures in patients with reduced pain perception due to peripheral neuropathy. The authors present a rare case of progressive Charcot arthropathy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with accompanying ulcer and foot deformity due to peripheral neuropathy. An arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with resection of the hypertrophic bone and osteophytes using a locking plate was performed. Also a condylectomy of the base of the proximal phalanx digitus II and III as well as a shortening osteotomy of the third metatarsal were conducted. The ulcer was debrided and primarily close...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Surfer's toe: trauma-induced idiopathic acro-osteolysis in the toes of a
           46-year-old surfer: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: In this report, a 46-year-old surfer was evaluated for AOL as a complication of sports-related repetitive trauma to the right second and third toes. Radiography showed the bony tips of his right second and third toes had been eroded away. Acquired acro-osteolysis in the surfer's toes resulted from increased blood flow initiated to repair microdamage caused by repeated trauma to the distal ends of his second and third right toes due to the habitual dragging of the affected toes across a surfboard. The always initial lytic phase of bone repair was magnified by the increased arterial input to warm the extremities after prolonged exposure to cold. At 6-years' follow-up, the use of a protective bandage while surfing has permitted full regeneration of the affected toes. PMID: 22461275 [PubMe...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment of mild, moderate, and severe onychomycosis using 870- and
           930-nm light exposure: some follow-up observations at 270 days.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Landsman AS, Robbins AH We have previously reported the results of a clinical trial in which the Noveon laser was used to treat onychomycosis. In the 180-day follow-up therein it was noted that positive clinical impact was demonstrable by a clearly measurable decrease in positive fungal culture and a concomitant decrease in positive microscopy with periodic acid-Schiff-stained nail scrapings. Review of 270-day mycological data, which are now available, confirmed that there was further decrease in both measures. Indeed, 38% of the treated population had negative culture and microscopy, qualifying as "mycological cures." These mycological cures occurred in cases categorized as mild, moderate, and even severe disease. PMID: 22461276 [PubMed - in process] (Source:...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A historical and current analysis for the DPM acquiring an MD or DO degree
           and an unrestricted medical license.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA The podiatric medical profession has evolved substantially in the past 80 years. This evolution includes major changes in scope, in the requirements necessary to enter a podiatric medical school, and in the curriculum that must be completed to earn the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Entrance requirements to the schools are now identical to the prerequisites for admission to MD and DO institutions, and licensure requires the completion of graduate medical education. Much of the curriculum also is the same as it is in MD and DO schools. In the past decade, discussion focusing on the ability of the DPM to acquire the MD or DO degree has intensified. An analysis is provided using a historical context regarding this potential initiative. PMID: 2246...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of Equinus in Diabetic versus Nondiabetic Patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Equinus may be more prevalent in diabetic patients than previously reported. Although we cannot prove causality, we found a significant association between equinus and ulceration. PMID: 22461264 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The anatomical location of the flexor hallucis brevis as it pertains to
           implant arthroplasty.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study provides precise anatomical data that can be used by foot and ankle surgeons when considering the use of implant arthroplasty for the treatment of hallux limitus/rigidus and the ability to maintain the insertion point of the flexor hallucis brevis muscle. PMID: 22232314 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Consequences of pediatric obesity on the foot and ankle complex.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The decreased active ankle dorsiflexion in the obese group can increase foot contact for a longer period of the stance phase of gait. Obese participants also presented with a more flexible foot when bearing weight. PMID: 22232315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint: comparison of three
           techniques.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Our experience corroborates the advantages of Memory staples as described in the literature, including good approximation of bone fragments, technically easy application with fewer steps than an AO-applied screw, and an adequate source of internal fixation to achieve metatarsophalangeal joint fusion. There is also a suggestion that the time to achieve fusion is shorter. PMID: 22232316 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of a metatarsal pad on the forefoot during gait.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The combination of increased forefoot width and the height of the second metatarsal head produced by the metatarsal pad results in an increase in space between the metatarsal heads. This extra space could play a role in pain reduction produced by a metatarsal pad. PMID: 22232317 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Influence of turnout on foot posture and its relationship to overuse
           musculoskeletal injury in professional contemporary dancers: a preliminary
           investigation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Turnout is one of the most fundamental aspects of dance technique. This study suggests a trend toward pronation in angle of turnout and a link to lower-limb musculoskeletal injury. PMID: 22232318 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Navicula drop test ad modum brody: does it show how the foot moves under
           dynamic conditions'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study of asymptomatic individuals did not confirm that static ND can be used to individually predict dynamic ND during treadmill walking. It was demonstrated that the start position of Brody's test is not well correlated with navicular height at heel strike, with this being the main reason for the weak relationship between static and dynamic ND measures. PMID: 22232319 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Transformative learning: empathy and multicultural awareness in podiatric
           medical education.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Short-term medical missions could play a significant role in the transformative learning experience in podiatric medical education. This could affect the empathy and multicultural awareness of podiatric medical students. Further and more extensive evaluations of the potential impact of short-term medical missions in podiatric medical education should be explored because it could influence curriculum and global health in the field of podiatric medicine. PMID: 22232320 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Hallux interphalangeal joint range of motion in feet with and without
           limited first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Hallux interphalangeal joint dorsiflexion was greater in feet with hallux limitus than in normal feet. There was a strong inverse correlation between first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion and hallux interphalangeal joint dorsiflexion. PMID: 22232321 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatric health needs of homeless populations as a public health concern.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The small number of studies published so far all emphasize the major public health need for podiatric care among homeless populations. More studies are needed to help address this important public health concern. PMID: 22232322 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Comparative analysis of moral distress and values of the work organization
           between american and spanish podiatric physicians.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The results underline the significance of moral distress for both samples, mainly related to time constraints and organizational aspects concerning patients and lack of resources. PMID: 22232323 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Normal genetic variation of the human foot: part 1: the paradox of normal
           anatomical alignment in an evolutionary epigenetic context.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Quinn G Molecular genetics is changing our understanding of the developmental translation of genotype to phenotype between and within different phylogenetic groups. Together with a growing understanding of our own evolutionary relationships to common ancestors, the epigenetic processes involved enforce a reexamination of what is regarded as a normal foot structure. A revised populationist approach is proposed and supported by paleoanthropologic evidence that reflects a picture of emerging suitability for bipedalism that is driven by natural genetic divergence. PMID: 22232324 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Dislocation of the fifth metatarsal base following partial fourth and
           fifth ray amputation: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Carlson RM, Smith NC, Stuck RM, Sage RA This case report presents a rare postoperative dislocation of the fifth metatarsal base following a healed open partial fourth and fifth ray amputation of a 62-year-old male veteran with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. The dislocated fifth metatarsal base subsequently created a chronic ulceration and an inhibition of normal gait. The patient was taken to the operating room where the fifth metatarsal base was resected with transfer of the peroneus brevis tendon to the cuboid to maintain biomechanical stability. PMID: 22232325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Entrapment involving the lateral calcaneal branch of the sural nerve: a
           case study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Heaslet M, Patel D Sural nerve impingement is frequently reported and often arises from localized trauma but much less understood are its mechanical etiologies. This case report describes the effects of local traction on the lateral calcaneal branch of the sural nerve. The association is confirmed anatomically and symptoms are alleviated with a heel lift. PMID: 22232326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Pseudarthrosis after percutaneous distal osteotomy in hallux valgus
           surgery: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the case of a 42-year-old woman who developed a pseudarthrosis of the first metatarsal after percutaneous retrocapital distal osteotomy of the first metatarsal for a mild hallux valgus deformity. The operative treatment consisted of debridement of fibrous nonunion with plating followed by application of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) with an external device. PMID: 22232327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Hallux limitus and its relationship with the internal rotational pattern
           of the lower limb.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Patients with mild hallux limitus had a lesser capacity of internal rotation of the lower extremity than did individuals in the control group. The more limited the internal rotational pattern of the lower limb, the more limited was hallux dorsiflexion. The foot progression angle was similar in both groups. PMID: 22106194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Validation of the talar-second metatarsal angle as a standard measurement
           for radiographic evaluation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The anteroposterior T2M angle gives a consistent and reproducible measurement that provides accurate information about foot alignment. PMID: 22106195 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • An Open-label, Three-arm Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Topical
           Microcyn Rx Wound Care versus Oral Levofloxacin versus Combined Therapy
           for Mild Diabetic Foot Infections.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Microcyn Rx is safe and at least as effective as oral levofloxacin for mild diabetic foot infections. PMID: 22106196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Quantification of skin marker movement at the malleoli and talar heads.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: For this subject, skin-mounted markers could be used to assess subtalar joint motion. Further studies are necessary to investigate the implications of these findings to the wider population. PMID: 22106197 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Anatomical variations of peroneal muscles: a cadaver study in an Indian
           population and a review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Racial differences, cultural variations, and postural habits, along with different stages of evolution, may be factors contributing to different observations. Split lesions of the peroneus brevis tendon were six to seven times more prevalent than was presence of the peroneus quartus muscle, which implies that split or tear lesions of the peroneus brevis tendon are more frequently involved in the manifestation of persistent retromalleolar pain compared with complications arising out of presence of the peroneus quartus muscle. Hence, accurate knowledge of presence of the peroneus quartus muscle in different populations is important because it can also be used in grafting and reconstruction in foot and ankle surgery. PMID: 22106198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of th...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In-shoe Plantar Pressure Distribution in Nonneuropathic Type 2 Diabetic
           Patients in Singapore.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Patients without clinical observable signs of foot deformity (implying absence of motor neuropathy) and sensory neuropathy had similar in-shoe maximum peak pressures as controls. This finding supported the notion that either component of neuropathy needs to be present before plantar pressures are elevated. Patients with diabetes mellitus demonstrated greater pressure-time integrals, implying that this variable might be the first clinical sign observable even before peripheral neuropathy could be tested. PMID: 22106199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical Treatment of Diaphyseal Stress Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
           in Competitive Athletes: Long-term Follow-up and Computerized
           Pedobarographic Analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Intramedullary malleolar screws can yield reliable and effective healing of fifth metatarsal stress fractures in athletes. Varus of the metatarsus and the midfoot were predisposing factors for stress fractures in this population of competitive athletes, and all were recommended to wear orthoses until their competitive careers were completed. PMID: 22106200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The medial oblique shell inclination technique: a method to increase
           subtalar supination moments in foot orthoses.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Harradine P, Collins S, Webb C, Bevan L A medially deviated axis has been cited as an etiologic factor in increasing pronatory moments across the subtalar joint axis. Orthoses are often used to reduce these pronatory moments, aiming to off-load related injured structures. By aligning the posting or incline of an orthosis shell medial to the axis and parallel to it, the amount of moments applied will be theoretically greater than if prescribed at a less-than-optimal angle. We first published the medial oblique shell inclination as a method to increase supinatory moments to a medially deviated subtalar joint axis in 2008. This paper summarizes the theoretical reasons for use and introduces original methods of construction. PMID: 22106201 [PubMed - in process] (S...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot salvage after loss of the first and second metatarsal rays with a
           free fibular osteocutaneous flap.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe two patients who experienced high-energy traumatic injuries to their limbs that resulted in significant destruction of their first and second metatarsal bones with overlying soft-tissue trauma not amenable to local coverage. In both cases, a vascularized free fibular osteocutaneous flap was used to reconstruct the metatarsal bone defect and traumatized soft tissues so that a proximal amputation was avoided. At an average of 14 months of follow-up, both patients had recovered well and regained independent ambulation, with one patient being able to play soccer. We show that the free fibular osteoseptocutaneous flap is useful in reconstructing significant metatarsal bone defects and in avoiding amputations in this patient population. The skin component of the flap may be used to f...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL NOTICE: To Component
           Societies and Affiliated Organizations * APMA Meetings * House of
           Delegates {middle dot} 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : King MJ, Gastwirth GB PMID: 22106203 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In appreciation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 22106204 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Subject index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 22106205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 22106206 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Development of a Novel Rating System to Assess Lower-limb Comfort.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The LLCI showed good trait construct to provide confidence to conduct a future study to investigate interrater consistency in a wider cohort of professional footballers under different conditions, such as match-day and training-week environments. PMID: 21957268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The correlation between plantar fascia thickness and symptoms of plantar
           fasciitis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study provides evidence that changing thickness of the plantar fascia is a valid objective measurement to assess effectiveness of new or existing treatment protocols. PMID: 21957269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Stabilization of Joint Forces of the Subtalar Complex via HyProCure Sinus
           Tarsi Stent.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Placement of the HyProCure subtalar stabilization stent in a hyperpronated foot prevents excessive talar subluxation and assists in proper distribution of the axial loads on the subtalar facet joints. PMID: 21957270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The In Vitro Reliability of the CODA MPX30 as the Basis for a Method of
           Assessing the In Vivo Motion of the Subtalar Joint.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The CODA MPX30 was shown to produce repeatable estimations of marker position. Levels of variation in segmental orientation estimates were shown to increase subsequent to coordinate transforms. The combination of the CODA MPX30 and an appropriate marker placement model offers the basis of an in vivo measurement strategy of subtalar joint movement, an important development in the understanding of the function of the joint during gait. PMID: 21957271 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Interrater and Intrarater Reliability in the Measurement of Ankle Joint
           Dorsiflexion is Independent of Examiner Experience and Technique Used.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The utility of the goniometric measurement of ankle joint dorsiflexion may be limited. PMID: 21957272 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Changes in the plantar pressure distribution during gait throughout
           gestation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Pregnant women do not alter plantar pressure during orthostatic posture, but, during gait, the plantar loads were redistributed from the rearfoot (decrease) to the midfoot and forefoot (increase) throughout pregnancy. These adjustments help maintain the dynamic stability of the pregnant woman during locomotion. PMID: 21957273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Evaluating Intratester Reliability of Manual Masking of Plantar Pressure
           Measurements Associated with Chronic Gout.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings provide clinicians with information confirming the errors associated with manual masking of plantar pressure measurements in patients with gout. PMID: 21957274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Relationship between the size of bone marrow edema of the talus and ankle
           pain.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Patients can be informed more precisely, that the pain during rest and activity may not decrease after the third and sixth month, respectively. Magnetic resonance imaging may not alter after the ninth month, so it may not be necessary to be performed again. PMID: 21957275 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The charcot foot in diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Rogers LC, Frykberg RG, Armstrong DG, Boulton AJ, Edmonds M, Van GH, Hartemann A, Game F, Jeffcoate W, Jirkovska A, Jude E, Morbach S, Morrison WB, Pinzur M, Pitocco D, Sanders L, Wukich DK, Uccioli L The diabetic Charcot foot syndrome is a serious and potentially limb-threatening lower-extremity complication of diabetes. First described in 1883, this enigmatic condition continues to challenge even the most experienced practitioners. Now considered an inflammatory syndrome, the diabetic Charcot foot is characterized by varying degrees of bone and joint disorganization secondary to underlying neuropathy, trauma, and perturbations of bone metabolism. An international task force of experts was convened by the American Diabetes Association and the American Podiatric M...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Navicular stress reactions in runners: a review of evaluation and
           management of a competitive athlete.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Yoho RM, Wells SK Navicular stress injuries in athletes can be devastating. Clinical findings are frequently nonspecific until significant progression of the abnormality has occurred. The use of diagnostic imaging techniques early in the discovery period increases the likelihood of establishing an immediate diagnosis and avoids frank fracture of the navicular bone. Delayed diagnosis of navicular stress injuries in athletes can cause dire consequences. The physician must be aware of the injury in establishing a high index of clinical suspicion. The timing and sequencing of diagnostic imaging studies is essential in establishing a diagnosis to manage the patient and minimize time away from competition. This case study examines the history and management of an elite ...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Bilateral tibial hallux sesamoid agenesis and fibular hallux sesamoid
           hypoplasia in a patient with bilateral hallux valgus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the clinical features, radiographic findings, management, and results of a patient with bilateral hallux valgus and associated bilateral tibial hallux sesamoid agenesis and fibular hallux sesamoid hypoplasia. Our patient was managed operatively with good clinical results. Combined tibial sesamoid agenesis and fibular sesamoid hypoplasia do not seem to negatively influence the management of hallux valgus. PMID: 21957278 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Lengthening of the Midfoot in a Case of Lower-extremity Hemimelia.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Kraus T, Zwick EB, Svehlik M, Linhart WE Hemimelia of the lower limb belongs to the group of congenital deficiency disorders. The clinical spectrum ranges from minimal shortening of the long bones to severe deficiencies of the extremities. Several etiologies, such as X-rays or drugs, have been implicated to be responsible for hemimelia. In the present report the clinical course and the long-term follow-up of a patient with transverse terminal hemimelia of the left foot at the level of the basis of the metatarsals is described. Due to frequent episodes of pain, development of pressure sores, and an increasing psychological burden, operative intervention consisting of a lengthening procedure using an Ilizarov fixator was indicated. Long-term outcome was good; the pa...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Mimicry in older patients: tophaceous pseudogout as a tumorlike lesion: a
           case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Erhardt MA, Vetter SY, Suda AJ, Wentzensen A, Frank CB Pseudogout is frequently seen in painful arthritis of larger joints, especially the knees and shoulders. This case report describes a rare clinical entity of soft-tissue calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease surrounding the second metatarsal bone of an 81-year-old man with moderate painful swelling of the right forefoot for 2 years. Diagnostic imaging demonstrated a calcified soft-tissue tumor adjacent to the second metatarsal bone by considering a neoplastic process in the differential diagnosis. Excisional biopsy revealed a chalklike material on the calcified soft tissue that was pathognomonic for chondrocalcinosis or pseudogout. The excisional biopsy findings led to stagnation of the cl...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Planning for success.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : King MJ PMID: 21928547 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic splinting for postoperative hallux limitus: a randomized,
           controlled trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Dynamic splinting was effective in reducing contracture of postoperative hallux limitus in this study; experimental patients gained a mean 250% improvement in AROM. This modality should be considered for standard of care in treating postoperative hallux limitus. PMID: 21816996 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Variations in foot posture and mobility between individuals with
           patellofemoral pain and those in a control group.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although foot posture may not be different between individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome and controls, foot mobility assessed using difference in arch height and foot mobility magnitude is different between the two groups. PMID: 21816997 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Dorsal approach to transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon to the dorsum of the proximal phalanx can be performed for the correction of claw and hammer toe deformities, especially in the second, third, and fourth toes. The meticulous longitudinal incision of the flexor tendon sheath to expose the flexor digitorum brevis tendon is essential to the success of the procedure. PMID: 21816998 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Management of Grade III Open Dislocated Ankle Fractures: Combined Internal
           Fixation with Bioabsorbable Screws/Rods and External Fixation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: It may be a reasonable and desirable option that bioabsorbable implants combined with an external fixator be applied for treatment of severe open dislocated ankle fractures. PMID: 21816999 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Postoperative infection after excisional toenail matrixectomy: a
           retrospective clinical audit.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The unique concentration of resident microbes found in the nail folds could help explain the high rate of postoperative infections identified in this study. This may provide some argument to classify excisional nail matrixectomy as clean-contaminated surgery and, thus, warrant routine antibiotic prophylaxis. Further research is recommended to confirm the results of this study and to determine whether appropriately timed oral antibiotic prophylaxis will reduce the infection rate after nail surgery. PMID: 21817000 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of Podiatric Medical Problems in Veterans versus Nonveterans.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results may help us understand the potential risk factors for podiatric medical problems and may be used for formulating prevention programs. PMID: 21817001 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The Use of Focused Electronic Medical Record Forms to Improve Health-care
           Outcomes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Valuable information can be ascertained with focused electronic medical record forms to help determine treatment effectiveness. This information can later be compared with practices across many different demographics to ascertain the best evidence-based practice. PMID: 21817002 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Freiberg's Disease: Quantitative Assessment of Osteonecrosis on
           Three-Dimensional CT.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Three-dimensional computed tomography measurement of the necrotic extent of the metatarsal head is a reliable and useful method in evaluating the staging of Freiberg's disease and may eventually help to optimize treatment. PMID: 21817003 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot orthoses: a review focusing on kinematics.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Chevalier TL, Chockalingam N Orthoses have been broadly used by clinicians to treat mechanical misalignments, such as abnormal foot pronation. As such, the influences of orthoses on lower-limb kinematics have been studied numerous times, with many articles reporting nonsystematic results; the aim of this review, therefore, was to examine the recognized effects of foot orthoses on lower-limb kinematics. The findings from this review suggest that foot orthoses seem to have certain generic and common effects on the lower limb when designed to control rearfoot pronation. We also discuss the possible reasons behind the lack of consistent results between studies. Based on the findings, a list of recommendations is presented for future research on foot orthoses to facili...
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Charcot-marie-tooth disease complicating type 2 diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Win HH, Davenport C, Delaney S, Kelly M, Smith D Although both conditions are relatively common, there are very few descriptions of type 2 diabetes mellitus coexisting with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). This case report and literature review describes a 53-year-old Irish man who presented with type 2 diabetes and significant neuropathy, and who was subsequently diagnosed with CMT type 1A. This case report will also discuss how to differentiate diabetic neuropathy from a progressive hereditary neuropathy and how coexistence aggravates the progression of neuropathy thus necessitating early diagnosis. PMID: 21817005 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Tungiasis in a beach volleyball player: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of tungiasis in an Italian beach volleyball player who acquired the infestation in Brazil. PMID: 21817006 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The symptomatic os vesalianum as an uncommon cause of lateral foot pain: a
           case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wilson TC, Wilson RC, Ouzounov KG The os vesalianum is an uncommon pedal accessory bone located lateral to the fifth metatarsal base. It may occasionally become symptomatic and require surgical excision, as in the case reported here in a 24-year-old woman. Simple excision of the ossicle, while effective in the present case, can be complicated by the attachment of fibers of the peroneus brevis tendon into the ossicle, thus requiring careful tenorraphy and sometimes tenodesis. PMID: 21817007 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma presenting as a nonhealing
           radiation wound: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the case of a patient who presented with a complaint of nonhealing wounds following radiation therapy for the treatment of noninvasive squamous cell carcinoma of both lower extremities. Initial biopsies of the wounds were benign. However, a second biopsy performed approximately 2 months later was found to be positive for invasive squamous cell carcinoma. This case uniquely exemplifies that all nonhealing wounds should be viewed with a critical eye for possible malignancy even in the presence of previous negative biopsy. This is especially true for radiation wounds that may be prone to malignant transformation or recurrence. PMID: 21817008 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Small blue round cell tumor: an unusual case presentation in the foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Devall JM, Frush KM, Steiner L Small blue round cell tumors of childhood rarely present in the foot or ankle. The following is a case presentation of an 18-year-old male with a large soft-tissue mass of the foot with associated lung metastasis. A definitive diagnosis could not be fully made, even with immunohistochemical and genetic testing. Diagnosis favored poorly differentiated synovial sarcoma. PMID: 21817009 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 21817010 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • President's message: Acceptance Address APMA House of Delegates
           Washington, DC, March 20, 2011.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : King MJ PMID: 21770078 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability and Validity of the INFOOT Three-dimensional Foot Digitizer
           for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In this rheumatoid arthritis population, good validity was demonstrated compared with clinical measurements, and most of the obtained parameters proved to be reliable. PMID: 21622631 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot biomechanics in patients with diabetes mellitus: doubts regarding the
           relationship between neuropathy, foot motion, and deformities.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Diabetic neuropathy was not related to limited joint mobility and the presence of calluses. Patients with neuropathy did not show a higher risk of any of the deformities examined. These findings suggest that the etiology of biomechanical alterations in diabetic people is complex and may involve several anatomically and pathologically predisposing factors. PMID: 21622632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and Its Association with Hip, Ankle, and Foot
           Function in 16- to 18-Year-Old High School Students: A Single-blind
           Case-control Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study demonstrated greater navicular drop, navicular drift, and dorsiflexion in high school students with PFPS compared with healthy students and highlights that foot posture is important to consider as a factor where patients with PFPS diverge from healthy individuals. PMID: 21622633 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Reducing the Pain of Local 1% Lidocaine Infiltration with a Preceding
           Bacteriostatic Saline Injection: A Double-blind Prospective Trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The fact that 40% of the intervention visual analog scale pain scores for lidocaine injections were 0 suggests that a near painless lidocaine injection technique is an achievable goal and that the present technique is a simple and inexpensive method of reducing the pain of lidocaine injections. PMID: 21622634 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Barefoot running claims and controversies: a review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although there is no evidence that either confirms or refutes improved performance and reduced injuries in barefoot runners, many of the claimed disadvantages to barefoot running are not supported by the literature. Nonetheless, it seems that barefoot running may be an acceptable training method for athletes and coaches who understand and can minimize the risks. PMID: 21622635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • A quantitative method for measuring forces applied by nail braces.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Braces exert more force on larger nails, which may shorten treatment durations. By measuring forces, it may be possible to standardize force and duration of treatment according to variables such as nail thickness, nail width, angle of ingrown nail, and duration of symptoms. PMID: 21622636 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the ankle: radiologic characteristics.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Magnetic resonance imaging is the best way to reveal ankle PVNS. Magnetic resonance imaging findings of predominant hypointensity on all pulse sequences and standard radiography findings of bone erosion with marginal sclerosis are characteristic. PMID: 21622637 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Management in the Wound-care Center Outpatient Setting of a Diabetic
           Patient with Forefoot Osteomyelitis Using Cerament Bone Void Filler
           Impregnated with Vancomycin: Off-label Use.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Karr JC Several nonbiodegradable and biodegradable antibiotic cement delivery systems are available for the delivery of antibiotics for adjunctive therapy in the management of osteomyelitis. A major nonbiodegradable delivery system is polymethylmethacrylate beads. Antibiotics that can be incorporated into this delivery system are limited to the heat-stable antibiotics vancomycin and aminoglycosides, tobramycin being the most popular. Calcium sulfate and hydroxyapatite (Cerament Bone Void Filler) is a unique biocompatible and biodegradable ceramic bone void filler that can successfully deliver heat-stable and heat-unstable antibiotics in musculoskeletal infections. The use of Cerament as antibiotic beads has not been previously reported. An off-label case of diabetic foot osteo...
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Metastatic renal cell carcinoma presenting as foot metastasis: case report
           and review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Choufani E, Diligent J, Galois L, Mainard D Malignant tumors frequently metastasize to bone centrally in the skeleton. Metastatic disease distal to the knee is unusual. Metastasis to the foot (acrometastasis) is rare (0.01%) and is usually a late manifestation of disseminated disease. The purpose of this article is to present a rare case of metastatic renal cell carcinoma with foot metastasis as the primary manifestation along with another rare localization of metastatic disease distal to the knee, in the contralateral tibial diaphysis. To highlight the delay in diagnosis of such a rare condition to consider it in the diagnosis of a painful foot, we also present a review of the literature. PMID: 21622639 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medi...
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • An unusual cause of a cystic lesion with an osteochondral defect in the
           talus: intraosseous lipoma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 38-year-old male patient who had an isolated intraosseous lipoma with an osteochondral defect in the talus and was treated with autologous osteochondral graft transplantation by medial malleolar osteotomy. He could walk with full weightbearing without any assistance at the end of 12 months. Intraosseous lipoma localized in the talus may be confused radiologically with other bone lesions, especially with unicameral bone cyst, if it is associated with an osteochondral defect. Autologous osteochondral graft transplantation is a successful treatment method for talar intraosseous lipoma. PMID: 21622640 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Human digit partially consumed by a canine during sleep in a patient with
           neuropathy and diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ A traumatic amputation of a digit as a result of canine mastication and ingestion occurred in a 48-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. The injury occurred during sleep and was not felt by the patient. The dangers of sleeping with one's canine for those with neuropathic wounds are presented, and the literature is reviewed. PMID: 21622641 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The economic value of specialized lower-extremity medical care by
           podiatric physicians in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings suggest that podiatric medical care can reduce the disease and economic burdens of diabetes. PMID: 21406693 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A diabetic foot ulcer pilot study: does silicone gel sheeting reduce the
           incidence of reulceration'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Silicone gel sheeting does not seem to reduce the risk of reulceration in diabetic patients. The results of this trial should be viewed with caution given the small sample size. PMID: 21406694 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The Use of Superoxidized Aqueous Solution versus Saline as a Replacement
           Solution in the Versajet Lavage System in Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A
           Pilot Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The use of superoxidized aqueous solution for jet lavage debridement seemed to be as safe and effective as saline. Future investigations should concentrate on whether superoxidized aqueous solution may reduce the bacterial air contamination associated with hydrodebridement. PMID: 21406695 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Contralateral peak plantar pressures with a postoperative boot: a
           preliminary study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Wearing an athletic shoe on the foot opposite an HCRB walking boot reduces calcaneal pressures; however, wearing a modified device with structural properties of an HCRB walking boot sole is no better than an athletic shoe at reducing peak calcaneal pressures. PMID: 21406696 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Sever's Disease: A Prospective Study of Risk Factors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study suggests that there is no evidence to support that weight and activity levels are risk factors for Sever's disease. The statistically significant but clinically negligible odds ratio (0.93) on the left side for decreased ankle joint dorsiflexion and statistically significant and clinically stronger odds ratio bilaterally for forefoot to rearfoot malalignment suggest that biomechanical malalignment is an area for further investigation. PMID: 21406697 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Calcium Sulfate and Hydroxyapatite
           (Cerament Bone Void Filler) Discs Using Heat-Sensitive and
           Non-Heat-sensitive Antibiotics Against Methicillin-Resistant
           Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The calcium sulfate and hydroxyapatite Cerament Bone Void Filler was an excellent carrier vehicle for multiple antibiotics creating in vitro significant zones of inhibition, thus demonstrating susceptibility against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which holds tremendous promise in treating osteomyeilits. PMID: 21406698 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical Evaluation of 35% Urea in a Water-Lipid-Based Foam Containing
           Lactic Acid for Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate Xerosis of the Foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Thirty-five percent urea in a water-lipid-based foam delivery system containing lactic acid can be an appropriate treatment option for mild-to-moderate xerosis of the foot. PMID: 21406699 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of an educational intervention on nurses' knowledge of foot care
           and on the foot health of older residents.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that an educational program can change nursing staff knowledge of foot care and their foot-care activities. However, the educational program tested in this study needs further development. PMID: 21406700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical treatment of pressure ulcers of the heel in skilled nursing
           facilities: a 12-year retrospective study of 57 patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In the nonambulatory contracted patient with a heel ulcer, partial or total calcanectomy or excision of the entire calcaneus and talus offer a viable alternative not only for resolution of infection but also for prevention of limb loss. An aggressive plan must also be instituted to address the lower-extremity contractures in order to prevent recurrence. PMID: 21406701 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction: a review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Durrant B, Chockalingam N, Hashmi F Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a progressive deformity that can result in the development of a pathologic flatfoot deformity. Numerous publications have studied the effects of clinical interventions at specific stages of progression of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, but there is still uncertainty regarding the clinical identification of the condition. It is clear that more information regarding the etiology, progression, and risk factors of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is required. Clear evidence exists that suggests that the quality of life for patients with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is significantly affected. Furthermore, evidence suggests that early conservative intervention can significantly improve quality...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Giant cell tumor of the flexor hallucis longus tendon sheath: a case
           study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Findling J, Lascola NK, Groner TW Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath is infrequently documented in the foot and even less near the ankle. This case report involves such a tumor of the flexor hallucis longus tendon presenting at the posterior ankle. Diagnosis was aided by magnetic resonance imaging, and treatment consisted of complete surgical excision. Pathologic examination verified the diagnosis of giant cell tumor of tendon sheath, and follow-up magnetic resonance imaging revealed no remnants or recurrence of tumor 1 year after surgery. PMID: 21406703 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • What do I do when bone hits the ground'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Brownell B While performing a distal first metatarsal bunion correction, care is always taken to stabilize the capital fragment during relocation and until fixation is completed. The underlying concern is that one false move could cause the capital fragment to end up on the floor. There are articles relating what surgeons have done when this has happened, but there is no evidence-based literature relating to guidelines or policy for decontaminating dropped bone. This case study relates what happened to me after saying, "Can you pick that up for me please'" PMID: 21406704 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Central talar dome lesions: a unique surgical approach with incorporation
           of a talar allograft for joint reconstitution and restoration of function.
           
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case study that involves the need for a distal tibial chevron (wedge) talus, with incorporation of a cadaveric allograft to fill the defect. PMID: 21406705 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 21242476 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Age Differences in Hopelessness and Toe Pain in Persons with
           Insulin-Dependent and Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Clinicians should incorporate depression and toe pain symptoms into their assessment and treatment, especially in diabetic women older than 61 years. PMID: 21084529 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Limb-Length Discrepancy as a Cause of Plantar Fasciitis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: There has been little research on etiology and treatment correlation. These results indicate a strong correlation between a longer limb and unilateral plantar fasciitis pain. PMID: 21084530 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Shoe Preference Based on Subjective Comfort for Walking and Running.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Shoe preference varies among individuals and is influenced by sex. Most people feel comfortable walking and running in the same shoe model. PMID: 21084531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinicoradiographic Assessment of Flexible Flatfoot in Children.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Despite technical limitations, we still consider standard radiography of the foot, combined with clinical examination, to be a valid tool for assessing flexible flatfoot in children, especially when surgical treatment is expected and when a basic measure of the structural setup of the foot is necessary. PMID: 21084532 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Orthotic Devices with Out-toeing Wedge as Treatment for In-toed Gait in
           Children.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Orthotic devices with out-toeing wedge combined with correctly fitting shoes, as well as shoes alone, are useful tools in the treatment of in-toed gait in children. PMID: 21084533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The Role of Institutional Selectivity in the Prediction of Podiatric
           Medical School Performance.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This analysis revealed that in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, some preadmission variables, such as institutional selectivity, undergraduate grade point average, ethnic origin, and Medical College Admission Test verbal reasoning and biological science scores, are statistically significant in predicting first-year podiatric medical school grade point average. The selectivity of a student's undergraduate institution should be considered when screening potential podiatric medical school applicants. PMID: 21084534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Intraosseous Lipoma: A Report of Two Cases with Use of Tricalcium
           Phosphate Bone Void Filler.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article reports two cases using a synthetic bone substitute, TheriLok, to fill the void made from surgical curettage of the intraosseous lipoma. Both patients tolerated the TheriLok bone substitute without developing adverse reactions and precluded the need for a secondary donor site. PMID: 21084535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Deep Soft-Tissue Necrosis of the Foot and Ankle Caused by Catfish
           Envenomation: A Case Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of an unusual event eliciting a severe soft-tissue necrosis in a 21-year-old man and his complicated wound-healing process. This case reviews the potential complications of catfish envenomations. PMID: 21084536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A Report of a Rare Case of Myxoinflammatory Fibroblastic Sarcoma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma in a 19-year-old man with a plantar ulcer lesion in his left foot. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in the literature involving the epidermis. PMID: 21084537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Angiokeratoma Presenting as Plantar Verruca: A Case Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a unique case study of a 40-year-old man with human immunodeficiency virus with a painful solitary angiokeratoma masquerading as plantar verrucae. The lesion demonstrated clinical signs consistent with those highlighted in the literature for verrucae, namely, showing as red and black lacunae, punctuated hyperkeratotic epidermis. We propose that solitary angiokeratomas should be an important part of a podiatric physician's differential diagnosis in the lower extremity owing to the similarity of morphological features with plantar verrucae. PMID: 21084538 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of the Ankle: A Case Study of Surgical
           Intervention and Outcome.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report herein a type of B-cell lymphoma in an adult ankle. A 63-year-old woman presented with a painful growth on the anteromedial aspect of her right ankle that was later diagnosed as a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Clinically, the single mass appeared bluish in color, painful on palpation, and warm to the touch. The overlying skin was friable, and the lesion did not transilluminate. Histopathologic examination revealed a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of germinal center origin on surgical excision. This case report focuses on the clinical presentation, surgical intervention, and overall outcome of a rare case of lymphoma of the ankle. PMID: 21084539 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Legal Aspects of Podiatric Pain Management.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Meyr AJ, Steinberg JS The topic of pain management remains a minor component of the formal education and training of residents and physicians in the United States. Misguided attitudes concerning acute and chronic pain management, in addition to reservations about the legal aspects of pain management, often translate into a "fear of the unknown" when it comes to narcotic prescription. The intentionally limited scope of this review is to promote an understanding of the laws regulating pain management practices in the United States and to provide recommendations for appropriate pain management assessment and documentation based on the Model Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain established by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United Sta...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • In-Shoe Pressure Measurement and Foot Orthosis Research: A Giant Leap
           Forward or a Step Too Far'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article explores how the inherent three-dimensional surface topography and load-deformation characteristics of foot orthoses may challenge the validity, reliability, and clinical usefulness of the data obtained from in-shoe pressure-measurement systems in the context of foot orthotic therapy and research. The inability of in-shoe pressure-measurement systems to measure shearing forces beneath the foot, the required bending of the flat two-dimensional sensor insole to fit the pressure insole to the three-dimensional curves of the orthosis, the subsequent unbending of the sensor insole to display it on a computer monitor, and variations in the load-deformation characteristics of orthoses are all sources of potential error in examination of the kinetic effects of foot orthoses. Consequen...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • American podiatric medical association official notice: to component
           societies and affiliated organizations * apma meetings * house of
           delegates * 2011 annual scientific meeting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL NOTICE: TO COMPONENT SOCIETIES AND AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS * APMA MEETINGS * HOUSE OF DELEGATES * 2011 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2010 November-December;100(6):530
      Authors : Stone KM, Gastwirth GB PMID: 21084542 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • In Appreciation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 21084543 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot soldiers in the battle for recognition.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Stone KM PMID: 20862812 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Rescuing Sisyphus: The Team Approach to Amputation Prevention.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Mills JL, Armstrong DG, Andros G PMID: 20847344 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • History of the Team Approach to Amputation Prevention: Pioneers and
           Milestones.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Sanders LJ, Robbins JM, Edmonds ME This historical perspective highlights some of the pioneers, milestones, teams, and system changes that have had a major impact on management of the diabetic foot during the past 100 years. In 1934, American diabetologist Elliott P. Joslin noted that mortality from diabetic coma had fallen from 60% to 5% after the introduction of insulin, yet deaths from diabetic gangrene of the lower extremity had risen significantly. He believed that diabetic gangrene was preventable. His remedy was a team approach that included foot care, diet, exercise, prompt treatment of foot infections, and specialized surgical care. The history of the team approach to management of the diabetic foot chronicles the rise of a new health profession-podiatric medicine and...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The Costs of Diabetic Foot: The Economic Case for the Limb Salvage Team.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Driver VR, Fabbi M, Lavery LA, Gibbons G In 2007, the treatment of diabetes and its complications in the United States generated at least $116 billion in direct costs; at least 33% of these costs were linked to the treatment of foot ulcers. Although the team approach to diabetic foot problems is effective in preventing lower-extremity amputations, the costs associated with implementing a diabetic-foot-care team are not well understood. An analysis of these costs provides the basis for this report. Diabetic foot problems impose a major economic burden, and costs increase disproportionately to the severity of the condition. Compared with diabetic patients without foot ulcers, the cost of care for those with foot ulcers is 5.4 times higher in the year after the first ulcer episod...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Toe and Flow: Essential Components and Structure of the Amputation
           Prevention Team.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Rogers LC, Andros G, Caporusso J, Harkless LB, Mills JL, Armstrong DG At the end of an anatomical peninsula, the foot in diabetes is prone to short- and long-term complications involving neuropathy, vasculopathy, and infection. Effective management requires an interdisciplinary effort focusing on this triad. Herein, we describe the key factors leading to foot complications and the critical skill sets required to assemble a team to care for them. Although specific attention is given to a conjoined model involving podiatric medicine and vascular surgery, the so-called toe and flow model, we further outline three separate programmatic models of care-basic, intermediate, and center of excellence-that can be implemented in the developed and developing world. PMID: 20847347 [Pub...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • What You Can't Feel Can Hurt You.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Boulton AJ Throughout our medical training, we are taught how to manage patients who present with symptoms: perform a clinical examination, make a diagnosis, and develop a management plan. However, virtually no time is spent on teaching us how to manage patients who have no symptoms because they have lost the ability to feel pain, that is, patients with peripheral neuropathy. The lifetime incidence of foot ulceration in people with diabetes has been estimated to be as high as 25%, and a variety of contributory factors result in a foot being at risk for ulceration. Most important among these factors is peripheral neuropathy, or the loss of the ability to feel pain, temperature, or pressure sensation in the feet and lower legs. Up to 50% of older type 2 diabetic patients have ev...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Debridement of the Noninfected Wound.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: The objective of this review is to provide surgeons with a basic understanding of the processes of debridement in the noninfected wound. PMID: 20847349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Off-loading the Diabetic Foot for Ulcer Prevention and Healing.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Cavanagh PR, Bus SA Retrospective and prospective studies have shown that elevated plantar pressure is a causative factor in the development of many plantar ulcers in diabetic patients and that ulceration is often a precursor of lower-extremity amputation. Herein, we review the evidence that relieving areas of elevated plantar pressure (off-loading) can prevent and heal plantar ulceration. There is no consensus in the literature concerning the role of off-loading through footwear in the primary or secondary prevention of ulcers. This is likely due to the diversity of intervention and control conditions tested, the lack of information about off-loading efficacy of the footwear used, and the absence of a target pressure threshold for off-loading. Uncomplicated plantar ulcers sho...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical Off-loading of the Diabetic Foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Frykberg RG, Bevilacqua NJ, Habershaw G Surgical intervention for chronic deformities and ulcerations has become an important component in the management of patients with diabetes mellitus. Such patients are no longer relegated to wearing cumbersome braces or footwear for deformities that might otherwise be easily corrected. Although surgical intervention in these often high-risk individuals is not without risk, the outcomes are fairly predictable when patients are properly selected and evaluated. In this brief review, we discuss the rationale and indications for diabetic foot surgery, focusing on the surgical decompression of deformities that frequently lead to foot ulcers. PMID: 20847351 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medic...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Wound Care: The Role of Advanced Wound-healing Technologies.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wu SC, Marston W, Armstrong DG Wound repair and regeneration is a highly complex combination of matrix destruction and reorganization. Although major hurdles remain, advances during the past generation have improved the clinician's armamentarium in the medical and surgical management of this problem. The purpose of this article is to review the current literature regarding the pragmatic use of three of the most commonly used advanced therapies: bioengineered tissue, negative-pressure wound therapy, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, with a focus on the near-term future of wound healing, including stem cell therapy. PMID: 20847352 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Medical Therapy of Diabetic Foot Infections.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS, Lipsky BA Diabetic foot infections are a common and often serious problem, accounting for more hospital bed days than any other complication of diabetes. Despite advances in antibiotic drug therapy and surgical management, these infections continue to be a major risk factor for amputations of the lower extremity. Although a variety of wound size and depth classification systems have been adapted for use in codifying diabetic foot ulcerations, none are specific to infection. In 2003, the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot developed guidelines for managing diabetic foot infections, including the first severity scale specific to these infections. The following year, the Infectious Diseases Society of America published their diabetic foot infection guideli...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • A Stepwise Approach for Surgical Management of Diabetic Foot Infections.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article presents a stepwise approach to the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections with emphasis on the appropriate use of surgical interventions and includes the following key elements: incision, wound investigation, debridement, wound irrigation and lavage, and definitive wound closure. PMID: 20847354 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Noninvasive Assessment of Lower-extremity Hemodynamics in Individuals with
           Diabetes Mellitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Andersen CA The timely and accurate noninvasive assessment of peripheral arterial disease is a critical component of a limb preservation initiative in patients with diabetes mellitus. Noninvasive vascular studies can be useful in screening patients with diabetes for peripheral arterial disease. In patients with clinical signs or symptoms, noninvasive vascular studies provide crucial information on the presence, location, and severity of peripheral arterial disease and an objective assessment of the potential for primary healing of an index wound or a surgical incision. Appropriately selected noninvasive vascular studies are important in the decision-making process to determine whether and what type of intervention might be most appropriate given the clinical circumstances. Hem...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Arterial Imaging in Patients with Lower-extremity Ischemia and Diabetes
           Mellitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Pomposelli F Precise comprehensive imaging of arterial circulation is the cornerstone of successful revascularization of the ischemic extremity in patients with diabetes mellitus. Arterial imaging is challenging in these patients because the disease is often multisegmental, with a predilection for the distal tibial and peroneal arteries. Occlusive lesions and the arterial wall itself are often calcified, and patients with ischemic complications frequently have underlying renal insufficiency. Intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography, and, more recently, computed tomographic angiography have been used as imaging modalities in lower-extremity ischemia. Each modality has specific advantages and shortcomings in this patient po...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Current Assessment of Endovascular Therapy for Infrainguinal Arterial
           Occlusive Disease in Patients with Diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Ihnat DM, Mills JL Endovascular therapy has increasingly become the initial clinical option for the treatment of lower-extremity peripheral arterial occlusive disease not only for patients with claudication but also for those with critical limb ischemia. Despite this major clinical practice paradigm shift, the outcomes of endovascular therapy for peripheral arterial disease are difficult to evaluate and compare with established surgical benchmarks because of the lack of prospective randomized trials, incomplete characterization of indications for intervention, mixing of arterial segments and extent of disease treated, the multiplicity of endovascular therapy techniques used, the exclusion of early treatment failures, crossover to open bypass during follow-up, and the frequent ...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Challenges of Distal Bypass Surgery in Patients with Diabetes: Patient
           Selection, Techniques, and Outcomes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Conte MS Surgical revascularization of the lower extremity using bypass grafts to distal target arteries is an established, effective therapy for advanced ischemia. Recent multicenter data confirm the primacy of autogenous vein bypass grafting, yet there remains significant heterogeneity in the utilization, techniques, and outcomes associated with these procedures in current practice. Experienced clinical judgment, creativity, technical precision, and fastidious postoperative care are required to optimize long-term results. The diabetic patient with a critically ischemic limb offers some specific challenges; however, numerous studies demonstrate that the outcomes of vein bypass surgery in this population are excellent and define the standard of care. Technical factors, such as...
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for Authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 20847359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The impact of a podiatric lead limb preservation team on disease outcomes
           and risk prediction in the diabetic lower extremity: a retrospective
           cohort study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Early identification of individuals at increased risk for lower-extremity ulceration and subsequent referral for advanced multidiscipline podiatric medical specialty care may decrease rates of ulceration and proximal amputation and improve survival in patients with diabetes mellitus who are at high risk for ulceration and limb loss. PMID: 20660873 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • A Proof-of-Concept Study for Measuring Gait Speed, Steadiness, and Dynamic
           
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings may open new avenues for objective assessment of the impact of prescribed footwear on dynamic balance and spatiotemporal parameters of gait and assess gait adaptation after use of custom foot orthoses. PMID: 20660874 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Comparative Analysis of Human Gait While Wearing Thong-Style Flip-flops
           versus Sneakers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The effects of footwear on gait kinetics and kinematics is extensive, but there is limited research on the effect of thong-style flip-flops on gait. These results suggest that flip-flops have an effect on several kinetic and kinematic variables compared with sneakers. PMID: 20660875 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot temperature in healthy individuals: effects of ambient temperature
           and age.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results provide data on the normal variation of foot temperature in individuals living in a temperate climate and demonstrate the potential use of Thermochron iButton technology in clinical contexts, including the evaluation of patients with excessively warm or cold feet. PMID: 20660876 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar shear stress distribution in patients with rheumatoid arthritis:
           relevance to foot pain.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Increased mediolateral shear stresses under the rheumatoid foot might be attributable to gait instability in such patients. A correlation between the locations of maximum shear-time integral and pain indicate the clinical significance of plantar shear in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. PMID: 20660877 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The percutaneous surgical approach for repairing acute achilles tendon
           rupture: a comprehensive outcome assessment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Percutaneous surgery for Achilles tendon rupture is easily executed and has excellent functional results and low complication rates. It is an appealing alternative to either nonoperative or open surgery treatments. PMID: 20660878 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Admission characteristics and academic performance of podiatric and
           osteopathic medical students at des moines university.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Admissions data and initial academic performance of osteopathic medical students were higher than those of podiatric medical students. Once attrition occurred in year 1, the difference in academic performance between these groups of students was no longer statistically significant, and students in both medical programs at that time in the curriculum are equally academically qualified. PMID: 20660879 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Fever--an update.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Becker JH, Wu SC Fever is an active yet nonspecific response of the body to infections and other insults that cause immune cells to release cytokines, resulting in a brain prostanoid-mediated rise in body temperature. The causes, types, clinical management, and postoperative consequences of fever are reviewed in this article. Physicians use fever as a clinical sign for diagnoses and prognoses, but "fevers of unknown origin" continue to be problematic. Fevers that arise 1 or 2 days after surgery are usually due to stress and trauma, but later postoperative fevers often have more serious causes and consequences, such as wound infection. Fever is commonly encountered by podiatric physicians and surgeons, and certain procedures with the lower extremity are more likely to eventuate...
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Mini TightRope System for Hallux Abducto Valgus Deformity: A Discussion
           and Case Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Discussion and Case Report. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2010 Jul-Aug;100(4):291-5
      Authors : West BC This case report reviews the presentation and treatment of a 68-year-old diabetic woman with severe hallux abducto valgus deformity and progressively worsening pain and joint stiffness. The patient had a history of two distinct episodes of postoperative deep venous thrombosis and was deemed inappropriate for cast immobilization. The Arthrex Mini TightRope system was used in an attempt to reduce significantly increased intermetatarsal and hallux abductus angles, with the advantage of immediate postoperative weightbearing. An Integra K2 hemi-joint implant was also used to address the marked osteoarthritis at the first metatarsophalangeal joint. The potential role that this fixation tech...
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Large subungual exostosis of the great toe: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Unlu S, Demirkale I, Kalkan T, Tunc B, Bozkurt M A subungual exostosis is a benign lesion described as a variant of an osteochondroma. It mostly affects the great toe, and it can be confused with an osteochondroma and a Nora's lesion. The curative treatment for a subungual exostosis is complete excision, and the cartilaginous cap must be totally resected to prevent a possible recurrence. In this article, we present findings regarding a large and painful lesion on the dorsomedial aspect of the great toe of a patient. PMID: 20660882 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-induced stevens-johnson syndrome: a case
           report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a unique case report of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and associated toxic epidermal necrolysis in a 61-year-old man after treatment for a peripherally inserted central catheter infection with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. This case report reviews a rare adverse reaction to a commonly prescribed antibiotic drug used in podiatric medical practice for the management of diabetic foot infections. PMID: 20660883 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Subungual squamous cell carcinoma after organ transplantation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: The objective of this case study is to report the clinical and histopathologic findings and the multidisciplinary treatment approach for a case of subungual squamous cell carcinoma of the toe in an organ transplant recipient undergoing immunosuppressant drug therapy. PMID: 20660884 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The role of interdisciplinary team approach in the management of the
           diabetic foot: a joint statement from the society for vascular surgery and
           the american podiatric medical association.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Sumpio BE, Armstrong DG, Lavery LA, Andros G The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) recognize the beneficial impact of a multidisciplinary team approach on the care of patients with critical limb ischemia, especially in the diabetic population. As a first step in identifying clinical issues and questions important to both memberships, and to work together to find solutions that will benefit the shared patient, the two organizations appointed a representative group to write a joint statement on the importance of multidisciplinary team approach to the care of the diabetic foot. PMID: 20660885 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Author's Response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Stratton M PMID: 20660886 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Turlik M PMID: 20660887 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Author's Response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ PMID: 20660888 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Renzi R PMID: 20660889 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Diabetic foot ulcers treated with becaplermin and TheraGauze, a
           moisture-controlling smart dressing: a randomized, multicenter,
           prospective analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Wounds in which moisture content was regulated with TheraGauze showed more rapid change in wound area and a higher percentage of wounds achieving closure at 12 and 20 weeks regardless of whether becaplermin was used. PMID: 20479444 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar fasciopathy treated with dynamic splinting: a randomized
           controlled trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Dynamic splinting was effective for reducing the pain of plantar fasciopathy, and this modality should be included in the standard of care for treating plantar fasciopathy. PMID: 20479445 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment of mild, moderate, and severe onychomycosis using 870- and
           930-nm light exposure.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate a role for this laser in the treatment of onychomycosis, regardless of degree of severity. Ease of delivery and the lack of a need to monitor blood chemistry are attractive attributes. PMID: 20479446 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot center of pressure and medial knee osteoarthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The plantar pressure patterns of patients with medial knee osteoarthritis demonstrated greater loading of the lateral aspect of the foot during the contact and midstance phases of gait but not during propulsion compared with those of controls, suggesting that loading patterns in the feet are related to osteoarthritis in the knee. PMID: 20479447 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Strength of braided polyblend polyethylene sutures versus braided
           polyester sutures in Achilles tendon repair: a cadaveric study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The smaller-caliber 2-0 FiberLoop was significantly stronger than #2 Ethibond. This study suggests that there is no advantage to using the traditional larger suture material for Achilles tendon repairs; however, further clinical testing is needed to determine the optimal repair technique. PMID: 20479448 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Osteochondral lesions of the talus: comparison of three-dimensional
           fat-suppressed fast spoiled gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging and
           conventional magnetic resonance imaging.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: T1-weighted three-dimensional fat-suppressed FSPGR MRI is more sensitive than is conventional MRI in detecting defects of articular cartilage covering osteochondral lesions of the talus. PMID: 20479449 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Static ankle joint equinus: toward a standard definition and diagnosis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Charles J, Scutter SD, Buckley J Equinus is characterized by reduced dorsiflexion of the ankle joint, but there is a lack of consensus regarding criteria for definition and diagnosis. This review examines the literature relating to the definition, assessment, diagnosis, prevalence, and complications of equinus. Articles on equinus and assessment of ankle joint range of motion were identified by searching the EMBASE, Medline, PubMed, EBSCOhost, Cinahl, and Cochrane databases and by examining the reference lists of the articles found. There is inconsistency regarding the magnitude of reduction in dorsiflexion required to constitute a diagnosis of equinus and no standard method for assessment; hence, the prevalence of equinus is unknown. Goniometric assessment of ankle joint rang...
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Hallux valgus correction in a patient with metatarsus adductus with
           multiple distal oblique osteotomies.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a clinical case of a 76-year-old woman affected by hallux valgus and metatarsus adductus deformity. Multiple distal oblique osteotomies were performed on the first, second, and third metatarsals, coupled with Z-lengthening of the extensor digitorum longus tendons. PMID: 20479451 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome associated with a pulsating artery: effectiveness
           of high-resolution ultrasound in diagnosing tarsal tunnel syndrome.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a patient with tarsal tunnel syndrome in whom ultrasound imaging revealed compression of the posterior tibial nerve by a pulsating artery. High-resolution ultrasound showed a round pulsating hypoechoic lesion in contact with the posterior tibial nerve. Ultrasound-guided injection of 0.5% lidocaine temporarily resolved the paresthesia. These findings suggest an arterial etiology of tarsal tunnel syndrome. PMID: 20479452 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Painful os intermetatarseum.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article reviews some of the theories relating to the development of this uncommon ossicle and describes its role as a possible etiology of metatarsus primus varus. PMID: 20479453 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Synovial sarcoma of the foot: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of a 40-year-old woman with synovial sarcoma who presented with neural symptoms in the medial aspect of the right foot and ankle. The radiographic appearance of the foot and ankle was unremarkable, but magnetic resonance imaging showed a relatively well-defined enhancing lesion in the plantar soft tissues extending from the master knot of Henry to the posterior tibialis tendon. After orthopedic oncologic evaluation and workup, the patient was ultimately treated with a transtibial amputation, and no evidence of recurrence or metastatic disease was seen at 6-month follow-up. PMID: 20479454 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Functional hallux limitus or rigidus caused by a tenodesis effect at the
           retrotalar pulley: description of the functional stretch test and the
           simple hoover cord maneuver that releases this tenodesis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Vallotton J, Echeverri S, Dobbelaere-Nicolas V Functional hallux limitus is a loss of metatarsophalangeal joint extension during the second half of the single-support phase, when the weightbearing foot is in maximal dorsiflexion. Functionally, it constitutes a sagittal plane blockade during gait. As a result, the mechanical support and stability mechanisms of the foot are disrupted, with important consequences during gait. Functional hallux limitus is a frequent, though relatively unknown condition that clinicians may overlook when examining patients with complaints that are not limited to their feet, for they can also present other symptoms such as hip, knee and lower-back pain. The purpose of this article is to present a critical review of the literature on functional hallux...
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor: poor sitting posture and metatarsus adductus
           deformity.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Williams C, James A PMID: 20479457 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Ankle by Intra-articular Injections of
           Hyaluronic Acid: A Prospective Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Symptomatic relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the ankle was achieved by injection of an intra-articular preparation containing sodium hyaluronate. There were significant improvements, in objective and subjective parameters, that lasted for more than 7 months. Ankle intra-articular injection of sodium hyaluronate is a valid conservative treatment for ankle osteoarthritis. PMID: 20237359 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Organized programs to prevent lower-extremity amputations.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Improvement in care organization and multidisciplinary-centered protocols can substantially reduce limb losses. PMID: 20237360 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Comparison of high-dose extracorporeal shockwave therapy and intralesional
           corticosteroid injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Corticosteroid injection and extracorporeal shockwave therapy are successful treatment modalities for plantar fasciitis. Corticosteroid injection treatment is cost effective compared with extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and corticosteroid injection may be the first treatment choice according to these results. PMID: 20237361 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Low recurrence rate of diabetic foot ulcer after nerve decompression.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Surgical decompression of lower-extremity nerves of high-risk feet at fibro-osseous anatomical tunnels was followed by a low annual incidence of ulcer recurrence. This objective outcome measure suggests benefits of nerve decompression in diabetic neuropathy, as have previous reports using pain and sensory change as subjective measures. Unrecognized nerve entrapment may frequently coexist with diabetic sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetic foot ulcer. PMID: 20237362 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar shear stress distribution in athletic individuals with frictional
           foot blisters.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The biomechanical interaction on the plantar surface of a blister-prone person is different from that of individuals who are less prone to the problem. PMID: 20237363 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Anatomical and biomechanical assessments of medial tibial stress syndrome.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Further investigation of these and other factors can help health professionals develop better strategies for the prevention and clinical intervention of medial tibial stress syndrome. PMID: 20237364 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Intraosseous epidermoid inclusion cyst presenting as a paronychia of the
           hallux.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Connolly JE, Ratcliffe NR Intraosseous epidermoid inclusion cysts are rare benign bone lesions that occur most commonly in the skull and in the distal phalanges of the fingers. Herein we report a case of an intraosseous epidermoid inclusion cyst occurring in the distal phalanx of the left hallux. Only six occurrences of this lesion have been described in the foot. This patient's presentation, with active drainage (initially appearing as purulent discharge from an acutely tender ingrown hallux nail) and a known inoculation event accompanied by severe peripheral vascular disease, make this case unique. PMID: 20237365 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Pseudogout of the first metatarsophalangeal joint associated with hallux
           valgus: an atypical bilateral case.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Córdoba-Fernández A, Rayo-Rosado R Calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease has various clinical features, and pseudogout is one of the six clinical forms. Chondrocalcinosis is the term used to describe the radiographic appearance of the disease. A review of the literature revealed that the appearance of this type of arthropathy in the foot is infrequent. We offer a review of the disease and report an atypical bilateral case of pseudogout in a patient 56 years of age without a history who presented with symptoms of arthritis localized in the first metatarsophalangeal joint associated with hallux valgus and was treated surgically. Radiographic evaluation of the feet did not reveal signs of chondrocalcinosis. The patient had no metabolic abnormalities...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Venous aneurysm of the dorsal venous arch: a case with an unusual
           etiology.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of venous aneurysm of the dorsal venous arch of the foot with an unusual traumatic etiology. This is a case report of a female patient with a gradually enlarging swelling on the dorsum of her foot located over the pressure area of her sandal straps. A clinical diagnosis of venous aneurysm was made, and she was treated with surgery. Most cases of superficial venous aneurysms only arouse medical interest, with few cosmetic complaints and no complications. This case is unique because it describes a traumatic venous aneurysm associated with repeated trauma caused by inappropriate footwear. All clinicians and allied health-care professionals involved in podiatric medicine should be aware of this clinical condition in the differential diagnosis of soft-tissue swellings in the fe...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Ultrasound-guided weil percutaneous plantar fasciotomy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article presents an ultrasound-guided Weil percutaneous plantar fasciotomy technique used to successfully treat persistent plantar fasciitis in a 48-year-old woman. Five weeks after the procedure, the patient had resumed normal activity, with an excellent clinical outcome. This ultrasound-guided technique can be performed in an office or hospital surgical setting. This technique may be useful to podiatric physicians and surgeons who treat chronic plantar fasciitis. PMID: 20237368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 20237369 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • You are not alone.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jensen RD PMID: 20101801 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiographic image distortion between the distal edge of the first
           metatarsal and the tibial sesamoid: establishing a reliable radiographic
           relationship.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Criteria are established that, if followed, should minimize image distortion when it is important to measure metatarsal sesamoidal distances. PMID: 20093539 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Development of a novel stocking for foot sole pain in patients with
           rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Use of the Fuss-sole improves the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. PMID: 20093540 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot arch characterization: a review, a new metric, and a comparison.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The midfoot dorsal angle may be an appropriate metric for characterizing the foot arch because it is quick and easy to measure, without the tedious procedures associated with area calculations and dimension measurements. PMID: 20093541 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Early clinical experience with a fresh talar transplant inlay allograft
           for the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Early results suggest that this technique is a viable option for treating large osteochondral defects of the talus, as evidenced by the favorable patient assessment and radiographic outcomes and the lack of postoperative complications and subsequent procedures. Unlike previous allograft techniques, hardware complications did not occur. Based on these results, this technique will continue to be used. PMID: 20093542 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Scarf Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Deformity: A Prospective Study with 8
           Years of Clinical and Radiologic Follow-up.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Scarf osteotomy tends to provide predictable and sustainable correction of moderate-to-severe hallux valgus deformities. PMID: 20093543 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Efficacy of taping for the treatment of plantar fasciosis: a systematic
           review of controlled trials.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: There is limited evidence that taping can reduce pain in the short term in patients with plantar fasciosis. The effect on disability is inconclusive. PMID: 20093544 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Therapeutic options for diabetic foot infections: a review with an
           emphasis on tissue penetration characteristics.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article reviews the commonly used therapeutic options for treatment, including many newer antibiotics developed to target multidrug-resistant gram-positive bacteria, and includes available data relating specifically to the tissue penetration of these agents. PMID: 20093545 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • New techniques advance foot orthosis design.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lidtke R, McMahon M, Armstrong G PMID: 20093546 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Admission characteristics and academic performance of podiatric and
           osteopathic medical students at des moines university.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Yoho R, Vardaxis V, Comstock K PMID: 20093547 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Confirmatory Data from EU Study Supports Apligraf for the Treatment of
           Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Both the EU and US studies exhibited superior efficacy and comparable safety for subjects treated with Apligraf compared to control treated subjects. The similar outcomes of the two studies provide robust, consistent evidence of the benefit of Apligraf in treating geographically disparate DFU patient populations. PMID: 20093548 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiographic Analysis of Haglund's Deformity: An Evaluation of NCSP and
           RCSP.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Peterson KS, Jedlicka NM, Vardaxis VG, Yoho RM PMID: 20093549 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Forefoot ulcer recurrence following partial first ray amputation: the role
           of tendo-achilles lengthening.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Cunha M, Faul J, Steinberg J, Attinger C PMID: 20093550 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Load deformation evaluation of lateral radiographic foot measurements.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Nguyen TT, Lang A, Bennett J, Vardaxis V PMID: 20093551 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 20093552 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Use of low-frequency electrical stimulation for the treatment of plantar
           fasciitis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Regardless of whether low-frequency electrical stimulation was used as an intervention, the use of plantar fascia-specific stretching and prefabricated foot orthoses provided short-term (3-month) pain relief and improvement in functional activity levels. PMID: 19917733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic changes in matrix metalloproteinase 9 and tissue inhibitor of
           metalloproteinase 1 levels during wound healing in diabetic rats.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The balance between MMP-9 and its inhibitor, TIMP-1, is disturbed in diabetic skin tissue after injury, which may lead to histologic abnormality of diabetic skin and delayed wound healing. PMID: 19917734 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Prediction of anthropometric foot characteristics in children.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Normative growth reference values and prognostic regression equations are presented for the peripubescent foot. PMID: 19917735 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Late rearfoot eversion and lower-limb internal rotation caused by changes
           in the interaction between forefoot and support surface.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Lateral wedges under the forefoot increase rearfoot eversion during mid-and late stances and may cause proximal kinematic changes throughout the lower-extremity kinetic chain. Distal mechanical factors should be clinically addressed when a patient presents late excessive rearfoot eversion during walking. PMID: 19917736 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The effect of heel height on gait and posture: a review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article explores relevant full-text literature to reveal the effects of heel height on gait and posture and the kinetics and kinematics of the foot, ankle, knee, hip, and spine. Furthermore, special attention will be given to the implications of increased heel height for clinicians treating locomotor disorders and provide information to aid clinical decision making. Full-text articles accessed from databases including AMED, ASSIA, Blackwell Synergy, BNI, Voyager, CINAHL, ScienceDirect, and Taylor Francis inform the review. PMID: 19917737 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A proposed subungual exostosis clinical classification and treatment plan.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : García Carmona FJ, Pascual Huerta J, Fernández Morato D Subungual exostosis is a slow-growing, benign outgrowth of normal bone under the nail that affects the nail unit. The most common location in the foot is the dorsal surface of the distal phalanx of the big toe. Clinically, it can appear in combination with a variety of nail disorders, masking the underlying bone condition, which is frequently unrecognized or misdiagnosed. A new classification system for these lesions is proposed on the basis of the clinical signs and symptoms present during examination and the associated disorders of the nail plate. Also, a therapeutic algorithm that describes surgical approaches to the different presentations of this disorder is presented. PMID: 19917738 [PubMed - in proces...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Fracture-dislocation of the second metatarsophalangeal joint: a case
           report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article reports a case of traumatic second metatarsophalangeal dislocation associated with fracture of the second metatarsal shaft. Anatomical reduction is indispensable to preserve the function of the metatarsophalangeal joint and to avoid joint ankylosis and chronic foot pain. The patient was treated with open reduction of the fracture without violating the joint to decrease postoperative stiffness. He was followed-up for 6 months. The patient resumed full activity 3 months after surgery, with his joint attaining full range of movement. He reported no pain or joint stiffness during his last visit. To our knowledge, no similar injury has been reported previously. PMID: 19917739 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Combined surgical therapy and orthotic management of stress and tuberosity
           avulsion fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Darabos N, Obrovac K, Knez N, Darabos A, Hudetz D, Elabjer E The incidence of fifth metatarsal fracture is somewhat common in sports and can be complicated in nature. Fractures of the fifth metatarsal can occur at a number of locations. Although some of these fractures respond well to conservative treatment, others have been notoriously hard to heal, with high rates of nonunions and other complications. Foot orthotic devices are commonly used as aids in the treatment of foot problems. In our case, we considered the combined effect of the surgical treatment and application of the custom-made foot orthoses. Special attention was taken with adjustments to the orthotic devices along and beneath the affected regions of the foot for adequate pain management and quick recovery to ret...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A new device for performing triplanar distal osteotomy for hallux valgus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a new device, designed by one of the authors (P.R.), that enables precise positioning of the Kirschner guide wire for the osteotomy cuts. PMID: 19917741 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Comparison of male and female foot shape.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The study shows that the average male participants' feet are longer than that of the female participants' feet, while the female feet are relatively narrower but higher than those of the male participants. PMID: 19767544 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • An assessment of strapping techniques commonly used for pronated foot
           deformities.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The data reported in this study suggest that the four strapping techniques offer different levels of control, and this should be considered during the decision-making process and clinical management of pronatory conditions. It was the contention of this study that low-Dye strap 2 was the most effective strapping technique to control foot mechanics associated with a pronated foot type. PMID: 19767545 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Classification of frontal plane rearfoot motion patterns during the stance
           phase of walking.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Asymptomatic frontal plane rearfoot motion can be classified into four distinct patterns, but most individuals (94.3%) exhibit one of two motion patterns (typical or prolonged eversion). PMID: 19767546 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Quality of life in people with their first diabetic foot ulcer: a
           prospective cohort study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Quality of life deteriorates in people with diabetes whose first foot ulcer recurs or does not heal within 18 months. PMID: 19767547 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of 7-degree rearfoot varus and valgus wedging on rearfoot
           kinematics and kinetics during the stance phase of walking.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results support the idea that foot orthoses work by methods other than by changing kinematic parameters. The present study supports the concept that foot orthoses work primarily by altering kinetics, with their effects on kinematics being secondary. PMID: 19767548 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Biomechanical consequences of total plantar fasciotomy: a review of the
           literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Plantar fasciotomy, in particular total plantar fasciotomy, may lead to loss of stability of the medial longitudinal arch and abnormalities in gait, in particular an excessively pronated foot. Further in vivo studies on the long-term biomechanical effects of plantar fasciotomy are required. PMID: 19767549 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Total extrusion of the talus in an adolescent: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Memisoglu K, Hürmeydan A Talar extrusion in a 13-year-old child was treated by means of open reduction and 10 weeks of cast immobilization. At 1.5 years of follow-up, the patient had full range of motion in the ankle and no signs of avascular necrosis or arthritis. PMID: 19767550 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Distal tibial epiphyseal fracture (tillaux) and capsular interposition.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Poyanli O, Unay K, Akan K, Ozkan K, Ugutmen E Arthroscopic-assisted reduction is one recommended technique for pediatric distal tibial epiphyseal fractures. A 15-year-old male patient with a triplane distal tibial epiphyseal fracture (Tillaux type) was scheduled for arthroscopic reduction and pinning, which failed to provide adequate fracture reduction. Open surgery was subsequently performed, which revealed a capsular interposition in the fracture line attributable to an anterior capsular tear of the ankle. The possibility of capsular interposition should always be taken into consideration when problems such as those described in this case presentation are encountered in such patients. This is precisely why direct visualization either through arthroscopy or open arthrotomy is...
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Unrecognized anterior compartment syndrome following ankle fracture
           surgery: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Seyahi A, Uludag S, Akman S, Demirhan M A 35-year-old male sustained a lateral malleolar fracture while playing football. The fracture was treated by open reduction and internal fixation with a tourniquet. The next day, the patient returned with pain and swelling of the ankle and was admitted again to the hospital with a suspected diagnosis of cellulitis. Ten hours later, the patient developed the symptoms of anterior compartment syndrome. Emergency open fasciotomy of the anterior compartment was performed. The retrospective analysis of the patient's history was suggestive of a predisposition to an exercise-induced compartment syndrome. We think that exertional increase of the compartmental pressure before the injury and the tourniquet used during surgery contributed together ...
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • A two-portal posterior endoscopic approach in the treatment of a complex
           talus fracture: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a 24-year-old man with a complex talus fracture involving the posterior part of the talar body and posterolateral process. He was treated endoscopically, with a two-portal posterior approach to the hindfoot. This approach allowed a better visualization and treatment of accompanying pathologies. Combined excision of the posterolateral process and fixation of the fracture was performed with the two-portal hindfoot endoscopy, which has not been previously described to our knowledge. The two-portal posterior endoscopic approach can be an attractive treatment alternative for the posterior part fractures of the talus, which can in turn, be a new indication for this technique. PMID: 19767553 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Subtalar Arthroereisis for Pediatric Flexible Pes Planovalgus: Fifteen
           Years Experience with the Cone-shaped Implant.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Koning PM, Heesterbeek PJ, de Visser E Flexible pes planovalgus is a common condition with flattening of the medial longitudinal arch accompanied by hindfoot valgus. Severe cases of pes planovalgus may need surgery, and a technique that has gained popularity over the past decades is subtalar arthroereisis. An endoorthotic implant of various shapes is inserted in the sinus tarsus, which limits the excessive eversion of the subtalar joint present in flexible pes planovalgus. None of these implants, however, allow for easy control of the extent of talocalcaneal and talonavicular correction. The primary aim of this study was to describe our technique with the custom-built cone-shaped implant. Our secondary aim was to evaluate patient satisfaction, clinical and radiologic results, ...
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Diabetic foot infections: time to change the prognostic concept.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present cases with severe infections leading to gangrene and ischemia, which were improved following surgical management with consequent improvement in tissue viability. In these cases, we demonstrate that immediate treatment of the wound despite the delayed presentation of the patients resulted in limb salvage with much less soft-tissue loss than expected before treatment. PMID: 19767555 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Could Nebivolol be an Alternative Drug for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot
           Ulcers'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Gulcan E PMID: 19767556 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Self-assessment of Foot Health: Requirements, Issues, Practicalities, and
           Challenges.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Trevethan R If self-referent instruments about people's health are to be useful in clinical and research settings, those instruments must be developed according to well-established processes and principles of measurement. We outline the main processes that should occur in the development of self-referent measuring instruments in general, with a focus, for illustrative purposes, on those intended to assess foot health. Requirements and issues concerning different forms of reliability and validity receive the most attention. In particular, problems associated with indices of test-retest reliability, inter-item homogeneity, and construct validity are identified and discussed. Practicalities concerning administration and scoring are also considered. A list of questions is provided...
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Letters to the editor: extracorporeal shockwave therapy for interdigital
           neuroma: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Landorf KB PMID: 19767558 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar Pressures During Shod Gait in Diabetic Neuropathic Patients with
           and without a History of Plantar Ulceration.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although presenting a larger midfoot area, diabetic neuropathic patients presented greater pressure-time integrals and relative loads over this region. Diabetic patients with ulceration presented an altered dynamic plantar pressure pattern characterized by overload even when wearing daily shoes. Overload associated with a clinical history of plantar ulcers indicates future appearance of plantar ulcers. PMID: 19605921 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Improving preventive foot care for diabetic patients participating in
           group education.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Many diabetic patients were not offered adequate foot-specific information during group lectures, even those with high-risk foot problems. To improve this, combining caregiver and patient education in foot-care practices is important, and systems of networked multidisciplinary professionals are believed to be needed, particularly in delivering customized interventions to at-risk patients based on the initial evaluation. PMID: 19605922 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Equine pericardium collagen wound dressing in the treatment of the
           neuropathic diabetic foot wound: a pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This first report of equine pericardium used to treat neuropathic foot ulcerations demonstrates that the equine pericardium dressing is a safe and beneficial treatment for neuropathic wounds. PMID: 19605923 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • A review of the ponseti method and development of an infant clubfoot
           program in Vietnam.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Recent research has improved and refined the technique that must now be both appreciated and incorporated by clinicians. This technique is used across the world in both developed and developing countries and is universally regarded as the best management method for clubfoot deformities. PMID: 19605924 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • A review of the theoretical unified approach to podiatric biomechanics in
           relation to foot orthoses therapy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: It remains up to the individual podiatric physician to decide which method to use to prescribe a foot orthosis. It may be of benefit to encompass all approaches rather than be dogmatic or exclusive. PMID: 19605925 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • In-toeing in Children with Type I Osteogenesis Imperfecta: An
           Observational Descriptive Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Many children with confirmed type I osteogenesis imperfecta have in-toeing gait caused by torsional deformity or metatarsus adductus. Detection and control of in-toeing gait in children with osteogenesis imperfecta is important to prevent fractures resulting from trauma directly related to these conditions. PMID: 19605926 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of running shoe type on the distribution and magnitude of plantar
           pressures in individuals with low- or high-arched feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Cushioning and motion control running shoes tend to increase midfoot mean plantar contact area while decreasing mean plantar pressure across the low- or high-arched foot. PMID: 19605927 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Validation of the basic foot screening checklist: a population screening
           tool for identifying foot ulcer risk in people with diabetes mellitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The validity and reliability of the Basic Foot Screening Checklist was poor despite the finding that generalist foot screeners performed individual tests with good sensitivity and specificity. This inconsistency was likely attributable to the inability of screeners to adequately interpret the test findings and form accurate risk classification outcomes. PMID: 19605928 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • A review of current research in light-based technologies for treatment of
           podiatric infectious disease States.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Bornstein E Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in potential phototherapy technologies for the local treatment of bacterial and fungal infection. Currently, onychomycosis is the principle disease that is the target of these phototherapies in podiatric medicine. Some of these technologies are currently undergoing in vitro and in vivo trials approved by institutional review boards. The three light-based technologies are ultraviolet light therapy, near infrared photo-inactivation therapy, and photothermal ablative antisepsis. Each of these technologies have markedly dissimilar mechanisms of action. In this review, each technology will be discussed from the perspectives of history, photobiology, individual mechanism of action, safety, and potential clinical efficacy,...
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Cutaneous surgery: reconsidering electrosurgery.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Robinson C This review examines the techniques of electrosurgery as applied in podiatric practice. Previous research findings are summarized, and the author proposes a modification to current practice in the treatment of hyperkeratotic lesions. PMID: 19605930 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • A complex variant of lisfranc joint complex injury.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report an unusual case of a variant of Lisfranc injury, plantar dislocation of the medial cuneiform with plantar fracture-dislocation of the intermediate cuneiform and dorsal fracture-dislocation of the lateral cuneiform, which has never been reported, to our knowledge. The entire pathologic abnormality was treated by open reduction and fixation with Kirschner wires, which were removed 8 weeks postoperatively because of pin-tract infection. Complex regional pain syndrome, which was a problem early in the recovery process, is now in remission, and at the 25-month follow-up examination, the patient was almost symptom free. PMID: 19605931 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar fibromatosis masquerading as metastatic melanoma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present the evaluation and treatment of a 59-year-old male with a medical history significant for multiple recurrences of malignant melanoma. The patient was found to have increased focal uptake of his right foot on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Given the patient's clinical history, the increased uptake was suspected to be recurrence of his disease. The nodule was surgically excised and was later pathologically diagnosed as benign plantar fibromatosis. To our knowledge, only one other case report of plantar fibromatosis demonstrating increased fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography uptake exists. Given the distinct prognostic differences between plantar fibromatosis and recurrent malignant melanoma, clinicians should be aware of the possibility of such false-...
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic Splinting for Runner's Toe: A Case Report with Gait Analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case report of runner's hallux limitus and the effect of dynamic splinting in reducing contracture as measured by gait analysis. After 4 months of treatment with dynamic splinting, the patient regained 45 degrees in active range of motion, and the gait analysis showed significant and beneficial changes. PMID: 19605933 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • International public health in third world country medical missions: when
           small legs walk, we all stand a little taller.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lee DK, Weinstein S Medical and surgical missions in Third World countries are mentally, physically, and financially demanding; however, there are many foot and ankle surgeons volunteering their time because it provides high levels of personal and emotional satisfaction. After many years in the missionary field, we would like to share a compilation study of our long-term experience and outcomes from our international medical and surgical pediatric mission trips to Latin American countries. We hope to instill in others the same passion for this work by sharing our portion of contribution in this vast world of international public health. PMID: 19605934 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 19605935 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Ultrasound-guided plantar fascia release technique: a retrospective study
           of 46 feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The ultrasound-guided plantar fascia release technique is a practical surgical procedure for the relief of chronic plantar fascia pain because the surgeon is able to clearly visualize the plantar fascia by ultrasound. In addition, there is minimal disruption to surrounding tissue because small instruments are passed through a small 0.5-cm incision. The traditional open method of heel spur surgery, in contrast, uses a larger skin incision of 3 to 5 cm, followed by larger instruments to dissect to the plantar fascia. PMID: 19448167 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for interdigital neuroma: a randomized,
           placebo-controlled, double-blind trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a possible alternative to surgical excision for Morton's neuroma. PMID: 19448168 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Definitions of hammer toe and claw toe: an evaluation of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: There are variations in the definitions of lesser toe deformities in the literature. We propose that extension of the metatarsophalangeal joint is the discriminating factor and essential characteristic for claw toe. Claw toe and hammer toe should be characterized by flexion in the proximal interphalangeal joint, which is the single criterion for a hammer toe. The flexibility of these joints could be a basic factor in discriminating between these deformities. The development of these deformities should be regarded as a continuum in the same pathophysiologic process. PMID: 19448169 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Bilateral measurement of resting calcaneal stance position and tibial
           varum using digital photography and standardized positioning protocols.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: If differences in reported values for resting calcaneal stance position and tibial varum in an individual, between groups, or from study to study are to be interpreted as true differences or as products of the measurement method used, a standardized measurement method must be established and methods must be accurately reported. PMID: 19448170 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Scientific assessment of over-the-counter foot orthoses to determine their
           effects on pain, balance, and foot deformities.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Using both subjective and objective measures, we found that these over-the-counter foot orthoses were effective in bringing about changes in foot shape and concomitant relief of certain specific painful conditions. This study indicates that there is a scientific basis for attempting to relieve pain with orthoses. PMID: 19448171 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Biomechanical comparison of Achilles tenotomy and achilloplasty techniques
           in young rats: an experimental study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Tendons in the tenotomy group healed as well as those in the Z-plasty group, and Achilles tenotomy in the rat was similar to Z-plasty for Achilles tendon lengthening. Human correlation may or may not exist, but this study suggests that it should be considered and investigated. PMID: 19448172 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Public perceptions of the podiatrist and the DPM degree.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Although there are gaps in the public knowledge, our study revealed a greater familiarity with podiatry and the DPM degree than originally thought. PMID: 19448173 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Lower-extremity sclerotomes: clinical applications and the modified mayo
           block.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Meyr AJ, Diprimio R A sclerotome is an anatomical concept that defines an area of bone supplied by a single spinal nerve. Similar to the familiar dermatomes, sclerotomes provide an element of depth to the sensory innervation of the lower extremity based on the deep fascia as an embryologic boundary. Anatomical knowledge of sclerotomes can be used clinically in the diagnosis and treatment of pain and in the perioperative setting. Specifically, a modified version of the classic Mayo block is presented to highlight an active anatomical approach to peripheral nerve blockade. PMID: 19448174 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Functional hallux limitus: a review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Durrant B, Chockalingam N Functional hallux limitus is defined as a functional inability of the proximal phalanx of the hallux to extend on the first metatarsal head during gait. The theory concerning this anomaly and the altered gait characteristics that may result appears to have influenced the understanding of sagittal plane podiatric biomechanics. Although there is an increase in the body of evidence to support the proposed gait alterations, a detailed review suggests the need for further work. The aim of this article is to review the functional hallux limitus literature and its reported effects on gait. Furthermore, we explore some of the key and inherent problems with obtaining accurate data for joint motion measurement in the foot. With evidence-based practice now at th...
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • L-shaped big toe: a case of severe hallux valgus interphalangeus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Cansü E A case report of bilateral severe hallux valgus interphalangeus is presented. This is an interesting case because of the possible etiology that could not be found in any other previous publications. PMID: 19448176 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Gait changes with the use of Heelys: a case study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Norem N, Feuerstein C, Traverso V, Zomaya N, Crews R, Wrobel JS Heelys shoes are a novel athletic shoe with a concealed wheel. They have been popular among youths since their introduction in 2000. This case study serves as a first look into the biomechanical implications of Heelys shoes on gait. Pressure readings of the forefoot, midfoot, and rearfoot during ambulation in regular athletic-shoe walking, Heelys without the wheel walking, Heelys with the wheel walking, and Heelys skating with the wheel were recorded on a single subject using the Pedar X System. A visual gait analysis was also performed on the subject. The resulting data show increased forefoot and rearfoot pressure while walking with the Heelys with the wheel. The visual gait analysis showed a diminished heel str...
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Pedal presentation of metastatic invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the
           bladder.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of a 61-year-old veteran with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder with distal metastasis to the middle phalanx of the fourth toe, which is a rare occurrence in the literature. PMID: 19448178 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Granular cell tumor of the posterior tibial nerve as a rare cause of heel
           pain: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present the case of a patient with a well-capsulated intraneural granular cell tumor involving the posterior tibial nerve, who presented with chronic heel pain mimicking plantar fasciitis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well-defined intraneural soft-tissue mass within the substance of the posterior tibial nerve. Histopathologic examination showed a granular cell tumor, which is extremely rare in the peripheral nerves. Heel pain is one of the common conditions handled by physicians, podiatrists, and orthopedic surgeons. Posterior tibial nerve lesions at the leg should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of patients with persistent heel and foot pain. Magnetic resonance imaging is a useful method in the anatomical evaluation of focal intraneural lesions. PMID: 1944817...
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Healing ratio may predict patient wound healing capability.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Johnson JD PMID: 19448180 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Evidence-based podiatric medicine: importance of systematic reviews in
           clinical practice.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hawke F, Burns J, Landorf KB Due to the exponential increase in the quantity and quality of podiatric medicine-related research during the past decade, podiatric physicians are inundated with an insurmountable volume of research relevant to clinical practice. Systematic reviews can refine this literature by using explicit, rigorous, and reproducible methods to identify, critically appraise, and synthesize the best evidence from all clinical trials to answer clearly defined clinical questions. The Cochrane Collaboration is an international not-for-profit organization created to improve the user-friendliness and accessibility of medical literature mainly through preparing and maintaining systematic reviews of health-care interventions. The Cochrane Library currently contains mor...
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The flat-footed child-to treat or not to treat: what is the clinician to
           do'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : D'Amico JC PMID: 19448182 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor: the flat-footed child-to treat or not to treat what
           is the clinician to do'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Bresnahan P PMID: 19299359 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Diffraction-enhanced imaging for achilles tendon lesions: a preliminary
           study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although still in the experimental stages, diffraction-enhanced imaging may eventually prove useful for the diagnosis of Achilles tendon tears. PMID: 19299343 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A Method for Assessing Off-loading Compliance.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results support the use of this dual activity monitor approach for assessing off-loading compliance. An advantage of this approach versus a patient-maintained diary is that the monitors are not susceptible to incorrect patient recall or a patient's desire to please a caregiver by reporting inflated compliance. Furthermore, these results seem to lend support to existing reports in the literature using similar methods. PMID: 19299344 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Histologic Evaluation of a 6-Month GraftJacket Matrix Biopsy Used for
           Achilles Tendon Augmentation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These histologic findings suggest that the AHDM is highly biocompatible, supports revascularization and repopulation with noninflammatory host cells, and becomes incorporated by surrounding tendon tissue. PMID: 19299345 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment of plantar fasciitis using four different local injection
           modalities: a randomized prospective clinical trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In the treatment of plantar fasciitis, combined corticosteroid injections and peppering is effective and produces better clinical results. PMID: 19299346 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Preclinical symptoms of the diabetic foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Every patient with an established diagnosis of diabetes can be considered a potential sufferer of diabetic foot for whom medical therapy and foot protection programs are indicated. PMID: 19299347 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Knowledge, beliefs, and use of complementary and alternative medicine by
           Australian podiatric physicians.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Complementary and alternative medicine therapies are already being used in podiatric medical practice, and there are significant opportunities for further research into CAM education and clinical research relevant to podiatric medicine. PMID: 19299348 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Flexor tendon sheath as a source of pain in lesser metatarsal overload.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Patients with lesser metatarsal overload experienced significantly greater visual analog scale pain scores on the plantar than the dorsal aspect of the second metatarsophalangeal joint. The scores significantly improved after diagnostic injection in the flexor tendon sheaths. The flexor tendon sheaths are probably involved in patients with primarily plantar pain. PMID: 19299349 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Diagnosis and prevalence of onychomycosis in diabetic neuropathic
           patients: an observational study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The diagnosis of onychomycosis is difficult to make. The diagnostic methods commonly used are not satisfactory. If onychomycosis is dangerous for the diabetic foot, a better diagnostic method is needed. PMID: 19299350 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Psoriatic Onychopachydermoperiostitis (POPP): A Perplexing Case Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Mahoney JM, Scott R The following case of a 37-year-old male describes a very rare form of psoriasis known as psoriatic onychopachydermoperiostitis. There have been fewer than 20 cases reported worldwide. PMID: 19299351 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Varicosities as an Etiology of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome and the Significance
           of Tinel's Sign: Report of Two Cases in Young Men and a Review of the
           Literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Pasku DS, Karampekios SK, Kontakis GM, Katonis PG Two cases of tarsal tunnel syndrome in two young men with surgical and radiologic details are reported. The role of varicosities as a cause of tarsal tunnel syndrome and the significance of Tinel3s sign are discussed through a large review of the literature. PMID: 19299352 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar epidermoid inclusion cyst as a possible cause of intractable
           plantar keratosis lesions.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of a 36-year-old woman with an intractable plantar keratosis lesion under the third metatarsal head of 3 years' duration. Ultrasonography revealed the presence of a subcutaneous mass with a growing epidermoid. It was surgically excised, and pathology confirmed the diagnosis of a plantar epidermoid cyst. All symptoms disappeared after the excision of the lesion. This case should alert the clinician about the existence of keratotic lesions in the metatarsal heads commonly diagnosed and treated as intractable plantar keratosis, although they are not directly derived from metatarsal overload. Some of the lesions could be directly derived from skin problems aggravated by pressure from the metatarsal head. This should be taken into consideration when addressing the management of...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Lipoma arborescens of the peroneus longus and peroneus brevis tendon
           sheath: case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case with lipoma arborescens affecting the synovial sheaths of the peroneal tendons without involvement of the adjacent ankle joint. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of lipoma arborescens involving tenosynovial sheaths of tendons arround the ankle joint without ankle joint involvment. PMID: 19299354 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • An enlarging distal tibia osteochondroma in the adult patient.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of an active osteochondroma arising from the posterolateral distal tibia in an adult patient. The tumor was successfully excised by using a transfibular approach with fibular reconstruction. No signs of recurrence were noted 2 years after surgery. PMID: 19299355 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment of Hallux Valgus with Three-dimensional Modification of
           Mitchell's Osteotomy: Technique and Results.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present midterm results of the first 60 patients compared to the original Mitchell method (30 patients). Differences between the groups postoperatively were in declination angle, postoperative metatarsalgia rate, and first metatarsal pronation angle. The technique described eliminated many of the disadvantages of Mitchell's method. PMID: 19299356 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Can pimecrolimus enhance wound healing'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Miller S PMID: 19299357 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Poor sitting posture and metatarsus adductus deformity.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Losa Iglesias ME, Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo R, Saez Crespo A, Salvadores Fuentes P PMID: 19299358 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Bresnahan P PMID: 19299359 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Author's Response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Evans AM PMID: 19299360 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Comprehensive foot examination and risk assessment: a report of the task
           force of the foot care interest group of the American Diabetes
           Association, with endorsement by the American Association of Clinical
           Endocrinologists.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Boulton AJ, Armstrong DG, Albert SF, Frykberg RG, Hellman R, Kirkman MS, Lavery LA, LeMaster JW, Mills JL, Mueller MJ, Sheehan P, Wukich DK PMID: 19216129 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Low bone mass and fractures on foot radiographs: missed opportunities to
           evaluate for osteoporosis: a pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Osteopenia or fracture observed on radiographs of the foot are predictive of low bone mass but are often not evaluated. PMID: 19141714 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Human Papilloma Virus Type 69 Identified in a Clinically Aggressive
           Plantar Verruca from an HIV-positive Patient.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Plantar verrucae in HIV-positive patients may be associated with unusual HPV types and should be analyzed and treated aggressively given the potential for a more distinct clinical manifestation. Additional lesional analysis studies are needed. PMID: 19141715 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Static response of maximally pronated and nonmaximally pronated feet to
           frontal plane wedging of foot orthoses.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Our study shows that the response to foot orthoses is variable between individuals. Maximally pronated subjects do not exhibit the same response to frontal plane wedging of foot orthoses as do nonmaximally pronated with 10 degrees wedging. Intrinsic biomechanical factors such as subtalar joint position may influence the response to foot orthoses. PMID: 19141716 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Antiswelling Effect of StepIt--an Active Foot Pump System.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: By using a device for active foot movement in healthy people, it is possible, in some individuals, to reduce the swelling that occurs during sitting conditions. PMID: 19141717 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of coexisting foot deformity on disability in women with knee
           osteoarthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: There is a significant correlation between indicators of pain and disability (visual analog scale and WOMAC scores). Also, the presence of foot deformities increased disability levels in women with knee osteoarthritis. PMID: 19141718 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effectiveness and safety of using podikon digital silicone padding in the
           primary prevention of neuropathic lesions in the forefoot of diabetic
           patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Silicone padding is effective and safe in the prevention of lesions in neuropathic patients at high risk of ulceration and significantly reduces the incidence of new lesions in the 3-month follow-up period compared to standard treatment. PMID: 19141719 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A comparison of vitamin d levels in nondiabetic and diabetic patient
           populations.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Based on the results of this study, given the importance of vitamin D in bone metabolism and the osseous consequences associated with diabetes, as well as other systems affected by low levels of vitamin D in the diabetic patient, it appears that vitamin D levels should be monitored in diabetic patients. PMID: 19141720 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Arthrodesis of neuropathic ankle joint by Ilizarov fixator in diabetic
           patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The Ilizarov fixator may be an alternative and effective means for neuropathic ankle arthrodesis, especially when the usage of internal fixation methods have some limitations. PMID: 19141721 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Metatarsal protrusion angle: values of normality.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The comparative analysis between women and men indicates a possible difference between the anthropometric values of these variables in humans, suggesting a possible repercussion on the biomechanical patterns by sex. PMID: 19141722 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Iatrogenic osteochondral kissing lesion after transmalleolar drilling of
           the talar dome: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : D'Hooghe P, Deschamps K, Matricali G Ankle injuries can lead to early osteoarthrosis when diagnosis is delayed. The clinical presentation of an osteochondral lesion of the talar dome is often difficult to diagnose in the initial setup of an ankle sprain or fracture. Once the lesion is adequately imaged and staged, open or arthroscopic treatment can be initiated. We discuss the arthroscopic treatment of a posteromedial talar dome lesion in this case report. Transmalleolar drilling was performed to treat an osteochondral lesion of the talar dome in a 24-year-old female. Her ankle evolved toward a severe clinical and radiologic condition in which a combined talar and tibial (kissing) lesion was seen during her follow-up. Therefore, we recommend the use of retrograde drilling or a...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Medial plantar artery pseudoaneurysm following percutaneous pinning for
           lisfranc fracture-dislocation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a pseudoaneurysm of the medial plantar artery that developed after percutaneous pinning for a Lisfranc fracture-dislocation in a 68-year-old male. Postembolization ultrasound and arteriography demonstrated successful ablation of the pseudoaneurysm following intra-arterial thrombin injection. Postoperative pulse volume recording and photoplethysmograph of the digits revealed excellent perfusion following ablation. PMID: 19141724 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Bilateral stress fractures of the distal fibula in a woman with
           osteoporosis: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present an unusual case report of a 54-year-old osteoporotic woman with bilateral stress fractures involving the distal fibula. After conservative treatment, she made a good recovery with full motion and was free of pain. PMID: 19141725 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatric medicine: a current assessment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levrio J Podiatric medicine had its own evolution in the medical field apart from allopathic and osteopathic medicine. Podiatrists are well-respected members of the health-care team and have earned recognition as physicians within their education, training, and credentialing processes. Unlike allopathic medical doctors and doctors of osteopathic medicine, whose scope of practice is based upon their education, training, and credentialing processes, podiatrists' scopes of practice are determined by state laws (and are often influenced by politics) with variances across the United States. In contrast to a lack of uniformity in the training and credentialing processes of an allopathic medical doctor, podiatrists complete a streamlined educational process that is competency-based a...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • An appraisal of potential drug interactions in cigarette smokers and
           alcohol drinkers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Cigarette smoke and alcohol may interact with medications through pharmacokinetic or pharmacodynamic mechanisms. Engaging in both of these social activities can reduce the efficiency of certain drugs or can make drug therapy unpredictable. This review offers the health-care provider information regarding potential prescription drug interactions. Empowered with this information, clinicians may assist their patients to maximize pharmacologic outcomes by avoiding these reported harmful interactions. PMID: 19141727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor: the relationship between the use of foot orthoses
           and knee ligament injury in female collegiate basketball players.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Curran SA PMID: 19141728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Author's Response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jenkins WL PMID: 19141729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 05:00:00 +010
       
  • What's your diagnosis' Vamp disease.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lemont H PMID: 19017858 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Changes in Gait Economy Between Full-Contact Custom-made Foot Orthoses and
           Prefabricated Inserts in Patients with Musculoskeletal Pain: A Randomized
           Clinical Trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: For patients with lower-extremity musculoskeletal pain, immediate improvements in economy of gait can be expected with both interventions. It seems, however, that only the custom-made orthoses maintain economy of gait for 4 weeks. Patients who begin wearing custom-made orthoses and then wear prefabricated insoles can expect a decrease in economy of gait. PMID: 19017850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Biomechanical Risk Factors in the Development of Medial Tibial Stress
           Syndrome in Distance Runners.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Runners with suspected symptoms of medial tibial stress syndrome should be assessed dynamically and statically for abnormal or mistimed pronation. PMID: 19017851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Application of Cantharidin and Podophyllotoxin for the Treatment of
           Plantar Warts.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: A topical solution of cantharidin, podophyllotoxin, and salicylic acid was found to be safe and effective in the treatment of simple and mosaic plantar warts. This formulation is a promising alternative treatment modality for plantar warts. PMID: 19017852 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Evaluation of Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Complete Subtalar
           Release in Clubfoot Treatment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Radiographic changes, such as flattening of the talar, a wedge-shaped navicular bone, dorsal navicular migration, irregularity, and lack of congruence of the talonavicular joint, can be encountered postoperatively in clinically and cosmetically healthy patients. These changes may be caused by the nature of the disease, correcting manipulations or casting, or surgical techniques. Although complete subtalar release is an effective procedure for satisfactory clinical results, maintenance of anatomical configuration, but not normal anatomical development of tarsal bones, can be achieved with this method. PMID: 19017853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of a Low-Dye Application of Scotchcast Soft Cast on Peak and Mean
           Plantar Pressures in Subjects with a Navicular Drop Greater than 10 mm.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Plantar pressure may represent dynamic foot and ankle joint motion. With further research, Soft Cast may provide an alternative to current management techniques in controlling foot pronation and reducing symptoms of lower-limb abnormalities. PMID: 19017854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for the Treatment of Achilles
           Tendinopathies: A Prospective Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: High-power extracorporeal shockwave therapy is safe, noninvasive, and effective, and it has a role in the treatment of chronic Achilles tendinopathy. PMID: 19017855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Acute Traumatic Open Posterolateral Dislocation of the Ankle Without
           Tearing of the Tibiofibular Syndesmosis Ligaments: A Case Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Demiralp B, Komurcu M, Ozturk C, Ozturan K, Tasatan E, Erler K Pure open dislocation of the ankle, or dislocation not accompanied by rupture of the tibiofibular syndesmosis ligaments or fractures of the malleoli or of the posterior border of the tibia, is an extremely rare injury. A 62-year-old man injured his right ankle in a motor vehicle accident. Besides posterolateral ankle dislocation, there was a 7-cm transverse skin cut on the medial malleolus, and the distal end of the tibia was exposed. After reduction, we made a 2- to 2.5-cm longitudinal incision on the lateral malleolus; the distal fibular fracture was exposed. Two Kirschner wires were placed intramedullary in a retrograde manner, and the fracture was stabilized. The deltoid ligament and the medial capsule were rep...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Talar Anchor Placement for Modified Brostrom Lateral Ankle Stabilization
           Procedure.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Angirasa AK, Barrett MJ The modified Brostrom procedure has been a proven procedure with excellent utility in the treatment of lateral ankle instability within limitation. Multiple variations of the original technique have been described in the literature to date. Included in these variations are differences in anchor placement, suture technique, or both. In this research study, we propose placing a bone screw anchor into the lateral shoulder of the talus rather than the typical placement at the lateral malleolus for anatomic reconstruction of the lateral ankle ligaments. PMID: 19017857 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • What's Your Diagnosis'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lemont H PMID: 19017858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Penicillin and Cephalosporin Drug Allergies: A Paradigm Shift.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Smith RG Medication hypersensitivity is a constant variable that podiatric physicians face during their professional day. To avoid potential patient harm, an understanding of penicillin and cephalosporin hypersensitivities as it pertains to podiatric medicine needs to be achieved. To accomplish this, a narrative describing the signs, symptoms, and immunologic mechanisms for the basis of penicillin and cephalosporin drug hypersensitivities is presented. Second, specific medical literature serving as clinical-based evidence to support the prescribing of cephalosporins in patients with documented penicillin allergy is presented. Finally, a review of the medical and legal literature describing health-care provider liability regarding subsequent drug hypersensitivity is presented. ...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Mortality Rates and Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Is it Time to Communicate
           Mortality Risk to Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulceration'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Robbins JM, Strauss G, Aron D, Long J, Kuba J, Kaplan Y Five-year mortality rates after new-onset diabetic ulceration have been reported between 43% and 55% and up to 74% for patients with lower-extremity amputation. These rates are higher than those for several types of cancer including prostate, breast, colon, and Hodgkin's disease. These alarmingly high 5-year mortality rates should be addressed more aggressively by patients and providers alike. Cardiovascular diseases represent the major causal factor, and early preventive interventions to improve life expectancy in this most vulnerable patient cohort are essential. New-onset diabetic foot ulcers should be considered a marker for significantly increased mortality and should be aggressively managed locally, systemically, an...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL NOTICE: To Component
           Societies and Affiliated Organizations * APMA Meetings * House of
           Delegates * 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Taubman RE, Gastwirth GB PMID: 19017861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In Appreciation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 19017862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Role of tissue-type plasminogen activator in salicylic Acid-induced
           sloughing of human corn tissue.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: An altered balance in tPA and PAI-2 levels contributes to the induction of hyperkeratotic corn tissue and suggests that the keratolytic action of SA is associated with its ability to stimulate proteinase-meditated desquamation processes. PMID: 18820035 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The Incidence of Tinea Pedis in Diabetic versus Nondiabetic Patients with
           Interdigital Macerations: A Prospective Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: The results of this study provide the practitioner with a guide for treating pedal interdigital macerations. Because the likelihood of a tinea pedis infection is 40%, it seems prudent to treat these macerations with an antifungal agent. In regard to age, the results suggest that as nondiabetic patients age, the likelihood of an otherwise asymptomatic interdigital maceration yielding a positive fungal culture increases, and that diabetic patients may be susceptible to interdigital fungal infections at a younger age than those without diabetes. PMID: 18820036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The Short-term Effectiveness of Full-Contact Custom-made Foot Orthoses and
           Prefabricated Shoe Inserts on Lower-Extremity Musculoskeletal Pain: A
           Randomized Clinical Trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Full-contact custom-made foot orthoses provide symptomatic relief after 3 weeks of use for patients with lower-extremity musculoskeletal pain if they are prescribed as the initial treatment. PMID: 18820037 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Metatarsus adductus angle in male and female feet: normal values with two
           measurement techniques.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Data showed the reliability of both systems of measurement, although significant differences in the metatarsal adductus angle mean value were found using these systems of measurement in the same foot. On the other hand, significant differences were found in mean values of metatarsus adductus angle between male and female feet. PMID: 18820038 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical correlation of preoperative MRI findings of trauma to tendons and
           ligaments of the foot and ankle.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: This study revealed that peroneal trauma can be an isolated event and in some cases can occur with other traumatic pathology such as collateral ligament tears. PMID: 18820039 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Computerized analysis of plantar pressure variation in flip-flops,
           athletic shoes, and bare feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Although these data demonstrate that flip-flops have a minor protective role as a shock absorber during the gait cycle compared with pressures measured while barefoot, compared with athletic shoes, they increase peak plantar pressures, placing the foot at greater risk for pathologic abnormalities. PMID: 18820040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Relationship of body mass index, ankle dorsiflexion, and foot pronation on
           plantar fascia thickness in healthy, asymptomatic subjects.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Body mass index and foot supination at the subtalar joint are related to increased thickness at the plantar fascia in healthy, asymptomatic subjects. Although the changes in thickness were small compared with those in patients with symptomatic plantar fasciitis, they could play a role in the mechanical properties of plantar fascia and in the development of plantar fasciitis. PMID: 18820041 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The flat-footed child--to treat or not to treat: what is the clinician to
           do'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: This article presents a pragmatic and evidence-based clinical care pathway for clinicians to use for pediatric flatfoot. It uses a simple "traffic light" framework to identify three subtypes of pediatric flatfoot. The clinician is advised to 1) treat symptomatic pediatric flatfoot, 2) monitor (or with discretion simply treat) asymptomatic nondevelopmental pediatric flatfoot, and 3) identify and advise asymptomatic developmental pediatric flatfoot. (Children with juvenile arthritis should receive customized foot orthoses.) This approach will dispel much of the contention surrounding the use of foot orthoses in children. PMID: 18820042 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A Comparison of Rearfoot Motion Control and Comfort between Custom and
           Semicustom Foot Orthotic Devices.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: The results suggest that, in uninjured individuals, there are few differences in rearfoot motion control and comfort between the custom and semicustom orthotic devices used in this study. PMID: 18820043 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Ischemic contracture of deep posterior compartment of the leg following
           isolated ankle fracture.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case in which a Weber type-C ankle fracture resulted in an unrecognized compartment syndrome and ischemic contracture of deep posterior compartment of the leg. Six weeks after injury, the patient had an obvious deformity and clawing of the toes. The deformities were corrected by lengthening the flexor hallucis longus and the flexor digitorum longus. Full correction of all clawed toes was evident. A deep posterior compartment syndrome may follow an ankle fracture and should be considered in any patient with unrelenting pain in the immediate postoperative period. PMID: 18820044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Congenital clubfoot associated with an accessory soleus muscle.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Karapinar L, Kaya A, Altay T, Ozturk H, Surenkok F A 16-month-old male with previously untreated bilateral clubfeet was admitted to S.B. Izmir Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey. Both feet underwent surgical treatment. During surgery, an accessory soleus muscle was detected on the right side. The accessory soleus muscle had a distinct distal insertion at the superior anteromedial border of the calcaneus and also anterior and medial to the Achilles tendon. He was treated by bilateral complete subtalar release with Cincinnati incision, and the accessory soleus was also cut and the distal part resected. At the final follow-up visit, when the patient was 6 years and 9 months old, both feet had a normal appearance and appeared normal on radiograph and magnetic r...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Mini-open technique for the achilles tenotomy in correction of idiopathic
           clubfoot: a report of 25 cases.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Dogan A, Kalender AM, Seramet E, Uslu M, Sebik A Achilles tenotomy is performed for the residual equinus deformity in the Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment. In the present article, we describe a mini-open Achilles tenotomy technique to prevent complications that could occur during tenotomy. This technique was performed on 15 patients (25 feet) during a 3-year period in our clinic on patients whose equinus deformities could not have been corrected by manipulations. Clear improvement (mean angle, 30 degrees ) was observed in equinus in our patients, and we have not seen any complication in this method. We conclude that direct visualizing of the tendon with mini-open incision may reduce the risk of neurovascular injury, especially for surgeons who are not experienced. PMID...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Gauze application of phenol for matrixectomy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a modification that uses gauze to provide a safe way for the phenol to be applied and prevents skin lesions due to phenol burns. PMID: 18820047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Wound closure technique for lateral extensile approach to intra-articular
           calcaneal fractures.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hollawell S Multiple wound closure techniques have been described for a lateral extensile calcaneal incision in the literature. In this article, a technique is presented that involves a subcutilar closure over a closed drain system, which has proven to be effective in minimizing sural nerve injury and wound dehiscence in open reduction internal fixation of 20 calcaneal fractures. PMID: 18820048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author's Response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Robertozzi CA PMID: 18820049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor: public health and podiatry.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA PMID: 18820050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • What's your diagnosis' Porokeratosis plantaris discreta (Steinberg's
           lesion).
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lemont H PMID: 18685058 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • CLEAR Cleat: A Proof-of-Concept Trial of an Aerobic Activity Facilitator
           to Reduce Plantar Forefoot Pressures and Their Potential in Those with
           Foot Ulcers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Modifications to footwear may alter plantar forefoot pressures, contact area, and pressure-time integrals while cycling. The CLEAR Cleat could play a significant role in the facilitation of fitness in patients with (or at high risk for) neuropathic wounds. PMID: 18685045 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Comparison of the two-step and midgait methods of plantar pressure
           measurement in children.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Plantar pressure data collected with the two-step method are comparable to those collected with the midgait method and may be preferred for children because of ease and speed of data collection. Further investigation is necessary to have a more complete understanding of how these findings may apply to children with disabilities. PMID: 18685046 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The Safety and Efficacy of Pain Checker Socks in the Treatment of
           Mild-to-Moderate Foot Pain: A Clinical Trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Although there was no difference in pain relief, the Pain Checker socks were found to be safe and scored high in patient satisfaction. The unique fiber content and construction of the socks may have contributed to the placebo analgesia. PMID: 18685047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Impact of chronic plantar heel pain on health-related quality of life.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Chronic plantar heel pain has a significant negative impact on foot-specific and general health-related quality of life. The degree of negative impact does not seem to be associated with age, sex, or body mass index. PMID: 18685048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Pathogens isolated from deep soft tissue and bone in patients with
           diabetic foot infections.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Culture specimens should be obtained from both the bone and the overlying deep soft tissue in patients with suspected osteomyelitis whose clinical conditions are suitable. The decision to administer antibiotic therapy should depend on these results. PMID: 18685049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Platelet gel for the surgical treatment of onychocryptosis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: The use of platelet gel for the treatment of onychocryptosis by single nonincisional matricectomy can guarantee good hemostasis, with a significant reduction in bleeding, but does not produce a clinically significant reduction in cicatrization time. PMID: 18685050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Cadence, Age, and Weight as Determinants of Forefoot Plantar Pressures
           Using the Biofoot In-shoe System.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: The highest peak and mean plantar pressures were found at the second and third metatarsal heads in healthy subjects. Weight, cadence, and age explained a low variability of this pressure pattern. The Biofoot in-shoe system has good reliability to measure plantar pressures. These data will have implications for the understanding of normal foot biomechanics and its determinants. PMID: 18685051 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Unusual infection in the foot of a barefoot gardener.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of an unusual and unsuspected chronic infection creating a soft-tissue mass in the foot of a 35-year-old woman. The causative agent, Mycobacterium gordonae, is usually encountered as a laboratory contaminant. Only rarely does it manifest as a clinical infection. The patient's presumed predisposing risk factor was a history of barefoot gardening. An iatrogenic source, corticosteroid injections, was also considered. PMID: 18685052 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Third metatarsal brown tumor with secondary hyperparathyroidism: an
           atypical localization.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the first case of brown tumor on the third metatarsal associated with secondary hyperparathyroidism caused by vitamin D deficiency. Radiography showed an expansile tissue mass in the third metatarsal bone. The diagnosis was suggested by the clinical history and was confirmed by biochemical, radiologic, and histopathologic determinations. After intravenous therapy with calcidiol, 1g/d, her symptoms were relieved. The brown tumor showed regression and ossification during the 3 months after therapy. PMID: 18685053 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Synovial chondromatosis of the subtalar joint: a case report and review of
           the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a case of synovial chondromatosis stemming from the subtalar joint, in which diagnosis was difficult clinically and radiologically. The patient presented with pain in the ankle and with a soft-tissue mass. This case is presented with a review of the literature on subtalar joint involvement of synovial chondromatosis. PMID: 18685054 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Neuropathy in diabetes: not a knee-jerk diagnosis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ, Malik RA, Armstrong DG Neuropathic symptoms in patients with diabetes occur commonly and are most often a consequence of the diabetes. Up to 10% of patients with diabetes and neuropathy have an etiology other than diabetes as a cause of their nerve dysfunction. Herein we present a case of vasculitic neuropathy initially misdiagnosed as diabetic neuropathy that led to separate amputations of two toes. This case emphasizes the importance of considering alternative, potentially treatable, causes of peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes. PMID: 18685055 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Use of a Kirschner wire for distraction and capsular flaps in the keller
           interpositional arthroplasty.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a simplified capsular interpositional technique for the Keller bunionectomy that uses a Kirschner wire to interpose the capsule into the first metatarsophalangeal joint without requiring sutures. The capsule acts as a biologic spacer in the first metatarsophalangeal joint, allowing for fibrosis to fill the void created, with the Kirschner wire maintaining the distance between the metatarsal head and the stump of the proximal phalanx. This creation of a nonpainful pseudarthrosis prevents shortening of the hallux and retraction of the base of the proximal phalanx on the metatarsal head. PMID: 18685056 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Projections of the supply of and demand for podiatric physicians in the
           United States, 2005 to 2030.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: The growing supply-demand gap revealed by this study will be an important challenge for the podiatric medical profession to overcome during the next couple of decades. PMID: 18685057 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • What's Your Diagnosis'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lemont H PMID: 18685058 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 18685059 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Extended Pedal Imaging via Modifications of the Traditional Forefoot Axial
           Radiographic Study: Teaching New Tricks to an Old Dog' An Initial
           Report with Case Presentations.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although the proposed oblique forefoot axial modifications empirically add two additional plain film radiographic studies to a standard forefoot axial study, our initial study suggests that the imaging benefits far outweigh the liabilities. This is especially true when one considers the difficulties encountered when employing standard plain film pedal in an effort to clarify or delineate pathologic processes involving the midfoot bones or metatarsal bases. It is hoped that this study will spawn further use and research of these "novel" views. PMID: 18487591 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Vertical facial dimensions linked to abnormal foot motion.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: An ascending foot cranial model was theorized to explain the findings generated from this study: 1) due to the action of gravity on the body, abnormal foot pronation (inward, forward, and downward rotation) displaces the innominates anteriorly (forward) and downward, with the more anteriorly rotated innominate corresponding to the more pronated foot; 2) anterior rotation of the innominates draws the temporal bones into anterior (internal) rotation, with the more anteriorly rotated temporal bone being ipsilateral to the more anteriorly rotated innominate bone; 3) the more anteriorly rotated temporal bone is linked to an ipsilateral inferior cant of the sphenoid and superior cant of the maxilla, resulting in a relative loss of vertical facial dimensions; and 4) the relative loss...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability and Validity of Current Physical Examination Techniques of the
           Foot and Ankle.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although hundreds of articles exist describing various methods of lower-extremity assessment, few rigorously assess the measurement properties. This information can be used both by the discerning clinician in the art of clinical examination and by the scientist in the measurement properties of reproducibility and validity. PMID: 18487593 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The relationship between the use of foot orthoses and knee ligament injury
           in female collegiate basketball players.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Foot orthoses may contribute to a decreased knee ligament injury rate in female collegiate basketball players. PMID: 18487594 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Sever's Disease: What Does the Literature Really Tell Us'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: The level of evidence for most of what we purport to know about Sever's disease is at such a level that prospective, well-designed studies are a necessity to allow any confidence in describing this condition and its treatment. PMID: 18487595 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Diagnosis of Trichophyton rubrum from Onychomycotic Nail Samples Using
           Polymerase Chain Reaction and Calcofluor White Microscopy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results suggest that the use of a direct DNA protocol is an alternative method for detecting Trichophyton infections. When this protocol is used, the presence of T rubrum DNA is directly detected. However, the viability of the dermatophyte is not addressed, and further methods need to be developed for the detection of viable T rubrum directly from nail samples. PMID: 18487596 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Physical evaluation of insole materials used to treat the diabetic foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These test results will allow podiatrists to select insoles in a more objective way, thus achieving a more successful treatment for diabetic foot-related injuries. PMID: 18487597 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Distant metastases to the hallux in nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lee DK Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a rare tumor originating from the epithelium of the nasopharynx. Distant metastases involve the lungs, skeleton, liver, and occasionally the choroid. I present the case of a 33-year-old man with stage-IV nasopharyngeal carcinoma and an unusual distant metastasis to the hallux, which has not previously been described in the literature. PMID: 18487598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Prostate cancer metastases to the leg, ankle, and foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lee DK Metastases to the bones of the lower extremities from prostate carcinomas are rare and are usually associated with diffuse metastatic disease or primary tumors of the abdomen and lungs. I present the case of a patient who presented with lower leg pain and had undiagnosed prostate carcinoma. Unlike previous reports of prostate carcinoma, this rare case includes magnetic resonance imaging, histology, and medical management. This case is unique in its presentation and has not been described previously in the literature. PMID: 18487599 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Tuberculosis of the Midtarsal Joints: A Case Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jerome JT This case report discusses the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of a 22-year-old man with extrapulmonary tuberculosis of the foot. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is extremely rare and accounts for less than 10% of osteoarticular tuberculosis. Radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging correlations are introduced. PMID: 18487600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author's Response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Carpintero P PMID: 18487601 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor: clinical and radiographic features of pigmented
           villonodular synovitis of the foot: report of eight cases.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Saxena A PMID: 18487602 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2008 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A comparison of different assessment techniques for measuring foot and
           ankle volume in healthy adults.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although any of these techniques should be acceptable for monitoring foot and ankle volume in normal limbs, the figure-of-eight method comes closest to reproducing the results of water volumetry. We believe that this technique would also be best in the presence of foot deformities, but this remains to be studied. PMID: 18347115 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Wound complications from surgeries pertaining to the achilles tendon: an
           analysis of 219 surgeries.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Complications with Achilles tendon surgery may be unavoidable. Suture granulomas may appear in a delayed manner. Absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures can be implicated. PMID: 18347116 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Arch height index measurement system: establishment of reliability and
           normative values.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The arch height index measurement system device is reliable to use between testers while simplifying the measurement procedure for recording the arch height index. The arch height index may be helpful in identifying potential structural factors that predispose individuals to lower-extremity injuries. PMID: 18347117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Etiologic factors in the development of medial tibial stress syndrome: a
           review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Recent studies have supported the view that medial tibial stress syndrome is not an inflammatory process of the periosteum but instead a stress reaction of bone that has become painful. PMID: 18347118 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of Foot Morphology on Center-of-Pressure Excursion During Barefoot
           Walking.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results indicate the importance of assessing foot posture when measuring center of pressure and may help explain regional differences in pain and injury location among foot types. PMID: 18347119 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Efficacy of Wedge Resection With Phenolization in the Treatment of
           Ingrowing Toenails.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Wedge resection with phenolization is a very effective mode of therapy in the surgical treatment of ingrowing toenail, with a very low recurrence rate and minimal postoperative morbidity. Wedge resection with phenolization should be considered as a good alternative technique in the treatment of ingrowing toenail. PMID: 18347120 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Length of the sesamoids and their distance from the metatarsophalangeal
           joint space in feet with incipient hallux limitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The length of the sesamoid bones of the first metatarsal head could be implicated in the development of the hallux limitus deformity. PMID: 18347121 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The diabetic person beyond a foot ulcer: healing, recurrence, and
           depressive symptoms.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Depressive symptoms are associated with impaired healing and recurrence of ulcers in elderly type 2 diabetic patients. PMID: 18347122 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • What's Your Diagnosis'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lemont H PMID: 18347123 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Use of a muscle flap and a split-thickness skin graft for a calcaneal
           osteomyelitis after an open reduction and internal fixation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case report in which an abductor digiti minimi muscle flap was used to cover a complicated wound with calcaneal osteomyelitis and wound dehisence at the surgical incision. This muscle flap provides an easy, reliable, and quick method to cover open wounds at the lateral aspect of the foot and ankle. PMID: 18347124 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Comparison of orthotic materials on foot pain, comfort, and plantar
           pressure in the neuroischemic diabetic foot: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a comparison of orthotic materials to manage foot pain in a 59-year-old man with type 1 diabetes mellitus, peripheral neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, and a history of foot ulceration. We investigated a range of in-shoe foot orthoses for comfort and plantar pressure reduction in a cross-sectional study. The most comfortable and most effective pressure-reducing orthoses were subsequently evaluated for pain relief in a single system alternating-treatment design. After 9 weeks, foot pain was completely resolved with customized multidensity foot orthoses. The outcome of this case study suggests that customized multidensity foot orthoses may be a useful intervention to reduce foot pain and maintain function in the neuroischemic diabetic foot. PMID: 18347125 [PubMed - in pr...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Traumatic Dislocation of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint with Tibial
           Sesamoid Fracture: A Case Report of a Type III B Dislocation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case report about traumatic dislocation of the first metatarsophalangeal joint and patterns of injury. We are unaware of previous reports in the literature describing this unusual variant. PMID: 18347126 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Charcot's Arthropathy in a Patient with HIV-associated Neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This report describes a rare case of Charcot's arthropathy attributable to the distal sensory polyneuropathy associated with HIV infection. As treatments for HIV/AIDS advance and life expectancy increases, cases of end-organ sequelae, such as Charcot foot, may become more common. PMID: 18347127 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Injectable botulinum toxin as a treatment for plantar hyperhidrosis: a
           case study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Vlahovic TC, Dunn SP, Blau JC, Gauthier C Hyperhidrosis is defined as excessive and uncontrollable sweating due to overactivity of the eccrine sweat glands. The first line of treatment for plantar hyperhidrosis consists of conservative therapies such as topical solutions (ie, antiperspirant applications and aluminum chloride preparations) and iontophoresis. When the patient has failed these standard treatments, the other available medical options are rather limited and not well tolerated. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Allergan Inc, Irvine, California) is a purified neurotoxin complex approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2004 for multiple medical conditions, including severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis that failed conservative topical therapies. Few recent cli...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Interposition arthroplasty of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with a
           fascia lata allograft.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Givissis P, Symeonidis P, Christodoulou A, Pournaras J A new technique for interposition arthroplasty of the first metatarsoplalangeal joint is described. It involves minimal resection of the base of the proximal phalanx and the use of a fascia lata allograft. The method is simple, safe, and easily reproducible. In selected cases it can offer restoration of pain-free motion in a nonsalvable joint. PMID: 18347129 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Letters to the editor: negative-pressure wound therapy and diabetic foot
           amputations: a retrospective study of payer claims data.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Udell E PMID: 18347130 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Author's Response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Frykberg RG, Williams DV PMID: 18347131 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Infection and Neuroarthropathy: The Utility of C-reactive Protein as a
           Screening Tool in the Charcot Foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: C-reactive protein may be useful as a screening test for the presence or absence of infection in patients with active neuroarthropathic osteolysis. PMID: 18202327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability of the modified foot posture index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The FPI-6 should be used with extreme caution and may actually have limited value, especially from a research perspective. PMID: 18202328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Ability of foot care professionals to cast feet using the nonweightbearing
           plaster and the gait-referenced foam casting techniques.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Although plaster of Paris casting is widely perceived by the foot care community as the gold standard, other casting techniques may prove to be equally reliable. PMID: 18202329 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Functional outcome of meniscal-bearing total ankle replacement: a gait
           analysis study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study showed that TAR yields satisfactory, but not outstanding, general functional results at nearly 3 years' follow-up. These gait analysis results highlight the importance of integrating in vivo measurements with the standard clinical assessments of patients who underwent TAR while they perform activities of daily living. These results also emphasize the importance of evaluating the functional outcome of TAR over time. PMID: 18202330 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon to the dorsum of the proximal phalanx can be performed for correction of claw or hammer toe deformities, especially in the second, third, and fourth toes. The transverse aponeurotic fibers originating from the extensor digitorum longus impede the transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon, and meticulous excision of these fibers is essential to the success of the procedure. PMID: 18202331 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of cushioned insoles on impact forces during running.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study demonstrates the effectiveness of one type of cushioned insole in reducing peak impact force and tibial acceleration at initial foot-ground contact during running. The impact reduction observed was independent of knee kinematic adjustments or changes in perceived comfort. Further study is required to determine whether the reduction in loading that accompanied the use of the cushioned insoles can affect the incidence of running-related injuries. PMID: 18202332 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Etiology of foot intertrigo in the district of afyonkarahisar, Turkey: a
           bacteriologic and mycologic study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Several pathogens and factors might play a role in toe web infections. Therefore, clinical and microbiologic studies are suggested to assist in the selection of appropriate treatment and the prevention of important complications of toe web infections. PMID: 18202333 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Transmissions within the tarsal gearbox.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: The present study provides a basis on which the tarsal gearbox in the frontal and the transverse planes under quasi-static conditions can be modeled. Furthermore, it is concluded that tibiocalcaneal rotations are practical for predicting tarsal joint rotations during quasi-static motions. PMID: 18202334 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • First metatarsal callus distraction.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe the results in seven patients who underwent surgery to lengthen a short first metatarsal via callus distraction. The increased length achieved ranged from 13 to 48 mm, with an average of 20.2 mm. The technique was successful in restoring length and improving symptoms, although several complications were encountered. PMID: 18202335 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Nonsurgical treatment for hallux abducto valgus with botulinum toxin a.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a case in which the use of botulinum toxin A injection reduced not only the hallux abducto valgus deformity clinically and radiographically but also its associated pain. PMID: 18202336 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa or "Mossy Foot Lesions" in
           Lymphedema Praecox: Report of a Case.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case report of elephantiasis nostras verrucosa arising as a result of lymphedema praecox. PMID: 18202337 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Synovial Osteochondromatosis Involvement in Post-traumatic Ankle Injury.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of primary synovial osteochondromatosis involving the tibiotalar joint with painful symptoms after a history of ankle injury, including magnetic resonance imaging findings of this unusual condition. PMID: 18202338 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Long leg calcaneal axial and hindfoot alignment radiographic views for
           frontal plane assessment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Mendicino RW, Catanzariti AR, John S, Child B, Lamm BM Reconstructive surgery for hindfoot, ankle, and leg deformities is facilitated by proper radiographic analysis. The long leg calcaneal axial and hindfoot alignment views have been proved to be useful in deformity planning at The Foot and Ankle Institute at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. These radiographic views can be attained in an office setting or in any hospital radiology department. The details provided herein of this radiographic technique will be useful to physicians, office staff, and radiology technicians to facilitate proper imaging of hindfoot, ankle, and leg deformities. PMID: 18202339 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 18202340 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • JAPMA ONLINE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PEER REVIEW: Author Submission
           Instructions.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 18202341 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • JAPMA ONLINE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PEER REVIEW: Reviewer Instructions.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 18202342 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of cryotherapy devices in the postoperative setting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: We achieved the safe and effective temperature range when the cryotherapy devices were applied over one layer of Jones compression dressing. The cryotherapy devices resulted in less predicable temperature declination when applied over the thinner surgical dressing. When the devices were applied over two layers of Jones compression dressing, surface skin temperature declination was minimal. PMID: 18024838 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Kinematic and electromyographic analysis of the trunk and lower limbs
           during walking in negative-heeled shoes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Negative-heeled gait compared with normal gait places a higher physiologic demand on the tibialis anterior, lateral gastrocnemius, and biceps femoris muscles when walking on a level surface. Thus, negative-heeled shoes could be of value if used in an exercise rehabilitation or training program where inclined walking is not available owing to a flat terrain. PMID: 18024839 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of three- or four-cortex syndesmotic fixation in ankle fractures.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Four-cortex fixation for diastasis after an ankle fracture should not be a routine procedure. We advocate three-cortex fixation because the clinical results are no different and there is less syndesmotic space obliteration postoperatively. PMID: 18024840 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiographic study of the size of the first metatarso-digital segment in
           feet with incipient hallux limitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: The size of the first metatarso-digital segment could be implicated in the development of hallux limitus deformity. PMID: 18024841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot health service provision by the Australian department of veterans'
           affairs: do major podiatric medical interventions reduce the number of
           maintenance treatments'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Provision of major podiatric medical interventions did not reduce the number of ongoing maintenance treatments received by veterans. However, owing to the inherent limitations of claims data, it is difficult to determine whether this finding is due to the limited efficacy of the interventions or to the policy structure of podiatric medical service provision in the Department of Veterans' Affairs. PMID: 18024842 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Leiomyosarcoma of the foot: a case study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 31-year-old man with a history of an ingrown toenail and nonhealing pyogenic granuloma. His clinical presentation suggested atypical tissue. Biopsy findings confirmed the diagnosis of spindle cell sarcoma, specifically, leiomyosarcoma. The patient was treated with amputation of the affected hallux and adjuvant therapy. The similar presentations of a pyogenic granuloma and a malignant tumor necessitate a thorough differential diagnosis with even common foot ailments. PMID: 18024843 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Lateral plantar artery aneurysm: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of a true plantar artery aneurysm in an adult. True aneurysms of the inframalleolar vessels are rare. The limited literature on the subject is reviewed, including differential diagnosis and suggested treatment. PMID: 18024844 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Fracture of the lateral cuneiform only: a rare foot injury.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of an isolated fracture of the lateral cuneiform that was not seen on initial radiographs and only became evident on plain radiographs 4 weeks after the injury. As each of the cuneiform bones articulates with four other bones in the midpart of the foot, persistent displacement of any fracture (subluxation or dislocation) may result in post-traumatic arthritis. We believe that in suspected cases with negative radiographic findings, further imaging (computed tomography or bone scanning) should be requested. Without the use of additional imaging techniques, many fractures may be misdiagnosed as ankle sprains or foot contusions, and patients may be discharged from the hospital. PMID: 18024845 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Associat...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Internet resources for podiatric medical students: a second update.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Fikar CR, Nguyen SH In this article, we present a selection of Internet resources covering subject areas found in standard medical education curricula. Basic sciences and clinical resource sites are explored. We also review Web sites that offer useful materials that can be downloaded to handheld devices such as palmtop computers, smartphones, and portable media players. We judged the sites based on their potential to enhance the learning process, provide practice questions or study guides for examinations, or aid in the preparation of manuscripts. Medical students, residents, educators, and practitioners of podiatric medicine and surgery who require a quick reference source to either the basic science foundations of podiatric medicine or the clinical side of basic medicine, ma...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • American podiatric medical association official notice: to component
           societies and affiliated organizations apma meetings * house of delegates
           * 2008 annual scientific meeting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Robertozzi CA, Gastwirth GB PMID: 18024847 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • 2007 podiatric practice survey: statistical results.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This report presents the results of the 2007 Podiatric Practice Survey conducted from April to May 2007 by the American Podiatric Medical Association. A total of 3,043 members responded to this survey. PMID: 18024848 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In appreciation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 18024849 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Negative-pressure wound therapy and diabetic foot amputations: a
           retrospective study of payer claims data.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Patients with diabetic foot ulcers in the Medicare sample treated with NPWT had a lower incidence of amputations than those undergoing traditional wound therapy; this finding was evident in wounds of varying depth in both populations studied. PMID: 17901338 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Essential Features of a Handheld Infrared Thermometer Used to Guide the
           Treatment of Neuropathic Feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The low-cost, general-use infrared thermometers used in this study showed good accuracy, reliability, and performance and are appropriate for use in a foot-care clinic. PMID: 17901339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Anthropometric Foot Structure of Peripubescent Children with Excessive
           versus Normal Body Mass: A Cross-sectional Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Excessive body mass affects the discrete anthropometric structure of the peripubescent foot. With the growing concern about childhood obesity, further research is essential to develop a comprehensive understanding of the issues identified and to quantify the findings presented here. PMID: 17901340 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury in female and male athletes: the
           relationship between foot structure and injury.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Values derived from subtalar joint neutral position measurement and the navicular drop test were not associated with ACL injury in collegiate female and male soccer and basketball players. PMID: 17901341 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatric involvement in multidisciplinary falls-prevention clinics in
           australia.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Despite the recognition that foot problems and inappropriate footwear are risk factors for falls, podiatry currently has a relatively minor and poorly defined role in multidisciplinary falls-prevention clinics in Australia. PMID: 17901342 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Second-toe length and forefoot disorders in ballet and folk dancers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Second-toe length seems to be a factor in the development of forefoot disorders in classical ballet dancers but not folk dancers. Dancers who have equal-length or shorter second toes in relation to the hallux may have fewer forefoot disorders as dance professionals. PMID: 17901343 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A new onychocryptosis classification and treatment plan.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Martínez-Nova A, Sánchez-Rodríguez R, Alonso-Peña D Onychocryptosis is a pathologic condition of the nail apparatus in which the toenail damages the nail fold. It is a common condition provoking pain, inflammation, and functional limitation. It principally occurs in the hallux. Onychocryptosis is one of the most frequent complaints regarding the foot and accounts for many clinical consultations. The disorder has been classified in terms of the stages of the pathologic condition. In our practice, we discovered a clinical entity that was not previously classified in the literature. We classify onychocryptosis into stages I, IIa, IIb, III, and the new stage IV. A treatment plan is offered for each stage of this classification, with both general and specific in...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article reviews medications currently used to manage painful diabetic neuropathy. The pathogenesis of painful diabetic neuropathy is described as a basis for understanding medication selection. The literature describing the pharmacologic properties of medications used to treat painful diabetic neuropathy is also reviewed. Comparisons of medication dosages, frequencies, and adverse effects are offered to help with selection of the most appropriate agent for each individual patient. PMID: 17901345 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Chronic ischemia presenting as muscular groin pain.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Diacogiorgis D A 66-year-old man was admitted to a hospital rehabilitation unit for the management of chronic groin pain. Since the groin pain began, he had been unable to bear weight on his right foot. During a podiatric examination, the patient reported sharp pain at the apex of his right hallux. A full podiatric assessment was undertaken to evaluate his vascular, neurologic, and biomechanical status. The patient's ankle-brachial index was found to be 0.34 in the right lower limb and 0.68 in the left lower limb. After vascular assessment, the patient was diagnosed as having chronic ischemia of the right leg. He underwent left-to-right femoral-to-femoral bypass graft surgery to salvage the right lower leg and foot. PMID: 17901346 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of ...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Osteoid osteoma: an uncommon cause of foot pain.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a clinical case of a patient with pain, erythema, and swelling of the left forefoot with no history of trauma. Although rarely seen in the metatarsal, osteoid osteoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of foot pain. Findings from radiographs, magnetic resonance images, and a detailed clinical history led to the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma of the left second metatarsal. The lesion was surgically excised using curettage. This process significantly weakened the lateral cortex of the metatarsal shaft. To correct this surgically induced stress riser, an external fixator was applied to provide stability, allow for callus distraction, and allow the patient to walk as early as possible. We review osteoid osteoma, including the classic clinical presentation and treatment a...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Negative-pressure wound therapy and external fixation for infection and
           hematoma after hallux abducto valgus surgery.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 44-year-old woman who developed severe complications, including hematoma, abscess, failure of internal fixation, and loss of soft-tissue structures, after hallux abducto valgus surgery. Hospitalization was required for infection control, soft-tissue coverage through negative-pressure wound therapy, and first metatarsophalangeal joint stabilization through external fixation. Early recognition of the signs of infection and hematoma can help decrease the incidence of postoperative complications. PMID: 17901348 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical and radiologic features of pigmented villonodular synovitis of
           the foot: report of eight cases.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Carpintero P, Gascon E, Mesa M, Jimenez C, Lopez U Pigmented villonodular synovitis, a rare proliferative disease of unknown etiology, is rare in the foot (2% of these lesions). A retrospective review was undertaken of the case histories, radiographs, and imaging results of eight patients treated for pigmented villonodular synovitis of the foot. Pigmented villonodular synovitis was located in the rearfoot in five patients and in the forefoot in the other three. Radiographs in six patients showed bone involvement. Affected bones included the talus, first cuneiform, first and fifth metatarsals, and second phalanx. Treatment was surgical, and only one recurrence was recorded after 24 months. Pigmented villonodular synovitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of fo...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Modified youngswick procedure for hallux limitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a new modification of the Youngswick procedure for the surgical treatment of hallux limitus. Other procedures for hallux limitus correction are also discussed. This modified Youngswick procedure will provide a new approach to treating hallux limitus secondary to metatarsus primus elevatus when shortening of the first metatarsal is not indicated. PMID: 17901350 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Intraosseous ganglion of the talus treated with the talonavicular joint
           approach without exposing the ankle joint.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article presents a case of intraosseous ganglion of the talus in a 38-year-old woman treated with a new surgical approach and technique. The patient had mild ankle pain at the arc of motion in her right ankle that increased with activity. Radiographs and magnetic resonance images showed a cystic lesion in the medial side of the talar dome. It was treated by curettage and autocorticocancellous bone grafting through an opening in the talonavicular joint without disturbing the intact talar dome cartilage. One month after the operation, the patient had an excellent clinical outcome. This approach and technique can be used to treat other lesions of the talus that do not involve the joint space. PMID: 17901351 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Asso...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Abnormal proximal fifth metatarsal and os vesalianum pedis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Boya H, Oztekin HH, Ozcan O PMID: 17901352 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 17901353 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • JAPMA ONLINE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PEER REVIEW: Author Submission
           Instructions.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 17901354 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • JAPMA ONLINE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PEER REVIEW: Reviewer Instructions.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 17901355 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The journal of the american podiatric medical association: one hundred
           years of passion and progress.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Zych D PMID: 17660364 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The feet of the fighting men: the pedic items, march 1917.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Gregory JS PMID: 17660365 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The obligation and the opportunity of the chiropodist in the treatment of
           diabetes: the journal of the national association of chiropodists and
           pedic items, october 1925.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joslin EP PMID: 17660366 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A modification in the technic of operation for ingrown toe-nail: the
           journal of the national association of chiropodists and pedic items, may
           1929.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Winograd AM PMID: 17660367 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The Early Diagnosis of Thrombo-angiitis Obliterans: A New Diagnostic Sign:
           The Journal of the National Association of Chiropodists and Pedic Items,
           November 1930.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Samuels SS PMID: 17660368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A strapping: the journal of the national association of
           chiropodists-podiatrists and pedic items, november 1939.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Dye RW PMID: 17660369 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Pencillin: the journal of the national association of
           chiropodists-podiatrists, july 1943.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Stickel WJ PMID: 17660370 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • An Introduction to the Study of Children's Feet: Part One: The Journal of
           the National Association of Chiropodists-Podiatrists, March 1944.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Tax HR PMID: 17660371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The Use of Vitamin B12 in Morton's Neuralgia: Journal of the National
           Association of Chiropodists, March 1955.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Steinberg MD PMID: 17660372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Civic hospital: a report of its first year of operation: journal of the
           american podiatry association, march 1958.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Kaplan EG PMID: 17660373 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • An approach to foot orthopedics: journal of the american podiatry
           association, february 1964.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Root ML PMID: 17660374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot impairment an etiologic factor in falls in the aged: journal of the
           american podiatry association, july 1966.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Helfand AE PMID: 17660375 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Phenol-alcohol technique for correction of infected ingrown toenail:
           journal of the american podiatry association, january 1974.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Yale JF PMID: 17660376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The branches of the superficial peroneal nerve and their clinical
           significance: journal of the american podiatry association, april 1975.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lemont H PMID: 17660377 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Charcot foot: journal of the american podiatric medical association, may
           1989.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Banks AS, McGlamry ED PMID: 17660378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Analysis of dynamic angle of gait and radiographic features in subjects
           with hallux abducto valgus and hallux limitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In this study, the presence of hallux abducto valgus or hallux limitus did not correspond to an association with a particular angle of gait. Length and elevation of the first metatarsal were associated in subjects with hallux abducto valgus and hallux limitus. PMID: 17507525 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Complications associated with distraction osteogenesis for the correction
           of brachymetatarsia: a review of five procedures.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Callus distraction is an effective treatment for congenital shortening of the fourth metatarsal, but the procedure is associated with a number of complications. Because most patients proceed with surgery for cosmetic reasons, it is important to present the possible complications and the adjunctive surgical procedures that may be necessary for a desirable outcome. PMID: 17507526 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Ciclopirox 8% nail lacquer topical solution for the treatment of
           
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Ciclopirox 8% nail lacquer is a safe and effective treatment for distal subungual onychomycosis in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus receiving insulin or oral hypoglycemic therapy. PMID: 17507527 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Efficacy of chemical neurolysis for the treatment of interdigital nerve
           compression of the foot: a retrospective study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Dilute alcohol injection is a safe and effective treatment option for patients with Morton's neuroma who want to avoid a surgical procedure and any associated complications. The procedure may be more successful if the patient receives at least five injections. PMID: 17507528 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Relationship between positive clinical outcomes of foot orthotic treatment
           and changes in rearfoot kinematics.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The effect of orthoses on frontal plane rearfoot motion is considered small and probably insufficient to account for the extent of symptom reduction found in this study. Other parameters of orthotic function, such as kinetic and neuromechanical variables, should be further investigated. PMID: 17507529 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot pathology and inappropriate footwear as risk factors for falls in a
           subacute aged-care hospital.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The results of this study demonstrate the need for hospital inpatients who are identified as being at high risk for falling, or have a history of falls, to undergo an assessment of their foot pathology and footwear so that appropriate measures can be taken to address these risk factors. PMID: 17507530 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • An uncommon presentation of malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the
           calcaneus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the calcaneal bone in a 21-year-old man. The patient underwent neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy and below-the-knee amputation, and no local recurrence or metastasis was noted after 2 years of follow-up. PMID: 17507531 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Chondromyxoid fibroma of the calcaneus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of chondromyxoid fibroma in the calcaneus of a 10-year-old Iranian boy who was treated with extended curettage. After 3 years of follow-up, the patient had experienced no recurrence. PMID: 17507532 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Giant cell tumor of the talar neck.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a patient with a giant cell tumor in the talar head and neck of the left foot who was diagnosed as having osteochondritis dissecans and treated with arthroscopic drilling in this same location 3 years earlier. Giant cell tumors can be confused with several conditions, including giant cell reparative granulomas, brown tumors, and aneurysmal bone cysts. Giant cell tumors of bone typically occur in the epiphysis of long bones, including the distal femur and proximal tibia. They are uncommonly found in the small bones of the foot or ankle, and talar involvement is rare. Despite this rarity, the radiographic appearance and clinical signs of talar lesions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nontraumatic conditions in the foot. PMID: 17507533 [PubMed - in process...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Post-traumatic Myositis Ossificans Circumscripta: An Unusually Large
           Example.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Todd W, Gianfortune PJ, Laughner T A 66-year-old woman presented with painful gait and a large, firm, nonmobile mass in her right foot. She had undergone four previous surgeries to remove a recurring "calcified hematoma" that resulted from an injury sustained 3 decades previously. An unusually large ossific mass (7.0 x 7.0 x 2.0 cm) consistent with post-traumatic myositis ossificans circumscripta was excised. After 3 years of follow-up, there was no return of the symptoms or the mass. PMID: 17507534 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Caban G, Marin L, Scavone F Rhabdomyolysis is a debilitating condition that promotes muscle breakdown and eventually leads to renal dysfunction if not properly managed. The initial presentation may involve lower-extremity muscles, making the foot and ankle specialist one of the first specialists to recognize and diagnose this condition. Proper management of renal function is the primary concern; however, the underlying muscle breakdown needs to be addressed and the condition managed to prevent future problems. In this article we discuss treatment of a patient with exercise-induced rhabdomyolysis; a rehabilitation regimen is presented whose purpose is to condition muscles in order to prevent recurrence of exercise-induced muscle destruction after an acute event. PMID: 17507...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Arthroscopic removal of a subperiosteal osteoid osteoma of the talus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of a subperiosteal osteoid osteoma on the talar neck that was removed arthroscopically. Intralesional excision, en bloc resection, and percutaneous ablation techniques have all been used for the treatment of osteoid osteoma. For intra-articular osteoid osteomas, arthroscopy-assisted removal of the tumor has been described in a few case reports. Obtaining a nidus fragment for pathologic evaluation is important during arthroscopic removal of intra-articular osteoid osteomas. Sometimes it is not possible to obtain a specimen for pathologic examination. In the present case, the osteoid osteoma on the talar neck was easily located, the nidus was completely removed, and the tumor was extirpated. PMID: 17507536 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric ...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A simple technique for performing percutaneous fixation of fifth
           metatarsal base fractures.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Roukis TS, Graner D, Zgonis T PMID: 17507537 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Atypical gout in the foot and ankle secondary to primary
           hyperparathyroidism.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Nirenberg MS, Carroll MC PMID: 17507538 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 17507539 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2007 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Use of noncontact low-frequency ultrasound in the treatment of chronic
           foot and leg ulcerations: a 51-patient analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Using noncontact low-frequency ultrasound improved the rate of healing and closure in recalcitrant lower-extremity ulcerations. PMID: 17369314 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Prediction of dynamic foot posture during running using the longitudinal
           arch angle.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The static measurement of longitudinal arch angle is highly predictive of dynamic foot posture during walking and running. The longitudinal arch angle measured in relaxed standing posture significantly contributed to explaining more than 85% of the variance associated with the longitudinal arch angle position at midstance during walking and at midsupport while running. These results seem to validate use of the longitudinal arch angle as part of the foot and ankle physical examination. PMID: 17369315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Use of quantitative ultrasound scans of the calcaneus to diagnose
           osteoporosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The CUBA unit could be used as a primary screening device. Given the cost and accessibility issues associated with DEXA, quantitative ultrasound may have a role in screening for osteoporosis in the primary-care setting to determine the most appropriate routes of referral for patients requiring further investigations. PMID: 17369316 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The ability to predict dynamic foot posture from static measurements.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The results of this study support the use of arch height and arch height ratio measurements taken statically in the clinical assessment of the foot and may assist the clinician in estimating foot posture during dynamic activity in patients with lower-limb injuries. PMID: 17369317 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The 36-item short-form health survey outcome evaluation for multiple
           lower-extremity nerve decompressions in diabetic peripheral neuropathy: a
           pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although this study is limited by the lack of preoperative administration of the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey and by its small sample size, we conclude that the survey can evaluate the results of surgical decompression of lower-extremity peripheral nerves and should be added to the traditional assessments of recovery of sensibility and the visual analog scale for pain. PMID: 17369318 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Forefoot adductus correction in clubfoot deformity with cuboid-cuneiform
           osteotomy: a retrospective analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Eighteen (35%) of 51 patients who underwent a posterior medial release required a subsequent cuboid-cuneiform osteotomy. The average reduction of 10.8 degrees was statistically significant and has also proved to be clinically significant in the overall correction of the deformity. PMID: 17369319 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Molecular biology techniques for identifying dermatophytes and their
           possible use in diagnosing onychomycosis in human toenail: a review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This report reviews some of the DNA-based techniques that are currently being used to identify dermatophytes and their possible diagnostic use. PMID: 17369320 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia as the cause of a nonhealing infection in a
           10-month-old infant.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article reports on an infant who was treated for suspected osteomyelitis involving his right fifth toe that did not improve with standard surgical, medical, and antibiotic treatments. He was later diagnosed as having acute myelogenous leukemia. PMID: 17369321 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Neurilemoma of the posterior tibial nerve and tarsal tunnel syndrome.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of tarsal tunnel syndrome caused by this rare space-occupying lesion. PMID: 17369322 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Protein s deficiency and lower-extremity arterial thrombosis: complicating
           a common presentation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Archer KA, Lembo T, Haber JA A 42-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with progressive painful discoloration of the digits of her right foot and symptoms previously diagnosed as neuroma. She was admitted to the hospital for dorsalis pedis arterial occlusion and ischemic foot pain. Despite attempts to restore perfusion to the right leg, ischemia of the right foot persisted and progressed to digital gangrene. The patient subsequently required right transmetatarsal amputation and eventually below-the-knee amputation. After extensive inpatient vascular and hematologic work-up of this otherwise healthy woman, test results revealed that she had protein S deficiency, hepatitis C, and human immunodeficiency virus type 1. In addition to describing this patient's evalua...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Chondrosarcoma of the distal phalanx of the great toe.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report an unusual case of a chondrosarcoma arising in the great toe. The patient was a 62-year-old woman whose chief complaint was swelling of her left great toe. Radiography showed subtle punctate calcification and mild sclerosis and irregularity of the distal phalanx in the great toe. Magnetic resonance imaging showed extraskeletal growth. The distal phalanx was amputated. Histologic examination demonstrated a grade 1 chondrosarcoma. Two years after surgery, the patient was free of recurrence and lung metastasis. PMID: 17369324 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Posterior bone block for footdrop: a report of two cases.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Kilicoglu O, Tozun IR A posterior bone-block operation is one of the few treatment options in cases of paralytic footdrop. A case with a flail ankle and no bony deformity is ideal for this approach. Two cases of acquired flail ankle with equinus deformity were treated using a new modification of the bone-block technique that does not interfere with subtalar joint motion. A bone block harvested from the iliac crest was fixed at the posterior talus after partial resection of the posterior tubercle. The graft was in contact with the posterior malleolus of the tibia. Satisfactory correction was achieved, and both patients could walk without the use of external splints. PMID: 17369325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Statistical and clinical interpretation of research results.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article relates the critical P value threshold to the magnitude of the actual observed change and provides a rationale for reporting confidence intervals in clinical studies. Strategies for improving statistical power and reducing the magnitude of the confidence interval range for clinical trials are also described. PMID: 17369326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Equinus deformity as a factor in forefoot nerve entrapment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Perez HR PMID: 17369327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Lower-Extremity Overuse Injury and Use of Foot Orthotic Devices in Women's
           Basketball.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Scarlet JJ PMID: 17369328 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2007 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of foot orthoses on patients with chronic ankle instability.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article reviews the current research relevant to the use of foot orthoses in patients with chronic ankle instability and clarifies the suggested benefits and the shortcomings of these investigations. PMID: 17218622 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome (tibial fasciitis): a proposed
           pathomechanical model involving fascial traction.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article evaluates the role of fascial traction in medial tibial stress pathomechanics. We hypothesized that with contraction of the deep leg flexors tension would be imparted to the tibial fascial attachment at the medial tibial crest. We also speculated that circumferential straps would dampen tension directed to the medial tibial crest. The amount of strain present in the tibial fascia adjacent to its distal medial tibial crest insertion during loading of the leg was investigated as a descriptive laboratory pilot study using three fresh cadaver specimens. Strain in the distal tibial fascia was measured using strain gauges placed in the fascia at its medial tibial crest insertion. As tension on the posterior tibial, flexor digitorum longus, and soleus tendons increased, strain in the...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Achilles tendon sports injuries: a review of classification and treatment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Werd MB Achilles tendon injuries are among the three most frequent sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle. Proper function of the Achilles tendon is critical to performance in sports. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanical function of this tendon is essential to the effective treatment of these injuries. Distinguishing among the various pathologies of the Achilles tendon is an important first step toward successful treatment and return of the athlete to sports activity. The term Achilles tendinitis is a nonspecific diagnosis that does not accurately describe an actual injury. This review is intended to provide the sports medicine physician with a means of classifying Achilles tendon injuries and, thus, arriving at an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan....
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical uses of in-shoe pressure analysis in podiatric sports medicine.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Williams BE, Yakel JD Athletic injuries of the foot and lower extremity are commonly treated with custom foot orthoses. These devices usually provide immediate relief of the athlete's pain and dysfunction. Occasionally, however, they do not help, or even increase the patient's discomfort. We discuss a method of using in-shoe pressure-measurement systems to analyze the athletic patient's foot and lower-extremity function before and after treatment with custom foot orthoses, with a focus on sagittal plane biomechanics. Case histories are presented of athletes whose gait pathologies were identified and treated successfully using an in-shoe pressure-measurement system. PMID: 17218625 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of sports injuries of the
           foot and ankle: a pictorial essay.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Riley GM Magnetic resonance imaging is playing an increasingly important role in evaluation of the injured athlete's foot and ankle. Magnetic resonance imaging allows accurate detection of bony abnormalities, such as stress fractures, and soft-tissue abnormalities, including ligament tears, tendon tears, and tendinopathy. The interpreter of magnetic resonance images should systematically review the images, noting normal structures and accounting for changes in soft-tissue and bony signal. PMID: 17218626 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Current approaches to the management of plantar heel pain syndrome,
           including the role of injectable corticosteroids.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Pribut SM Plantar heel pain syndrome, which has a multifactorial and widely disputed etiology, affects more than 2 million people annually. A survey was conducted of members of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine about their strategies for managing plantar heel pain syndrome, especially the role of injectable corticosteroids. The respondents tended to be experienced (10-24 years in practice) podiatric physicians with a concentration in sports medicine. They reported that for early-stage plantar heel pain syndrome they generally recommend avoidance of wearing flat shoes and walking barefoot (92%), use of over-the-counter arch supports and heel cushions (90%), regular stretching of the calf muscles (88%), strapping of the foot (75%), cryotherapy applied directly to...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Biomechanical evaluation of dancers and assessment of their risk of
           injury.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article outlines the in-office evaluation process and discusses backstage care. PMID: 17218628 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Return-to-Activity Levels in 96 Athletes with Stress Fractures of the
           Foot, Ankle, and Leg: A Retrospective Analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study relates the most common types of stress fractures of the foot, ankle, and leg to certain athletic activities and correlates duration of symptoms before presentation with return-to-activity time. PMID: 17218629 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Tibial sesamoid fracture in a softball player.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jones JL, Losito JM A single case of a tibial sesamoid fracture in a softball player is reported here. A review of the literature confirms that this is an unusual and difficult problem to treat in the athletic population given the significant loads placed on the sesamoids during athletic activity. In the case presented, conservative care was not effective, and the athlete underwent surgical excision of the fractured sesamoid. With use of a postoperative orthosis and cleat modification, surgical management was successful and allowed the athlete to return to her athletic endeavors without restrictions in 8 weeks. PMID: 17218630 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 17218631 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • JAPMA ONLINE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PEER REVIEW: Author Submission
           Instructions.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 17218632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • JAPMA ONLINE MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION AND PEER REVIEW: Reviewer Instructions.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 17218633 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment of toenail onychomycosis with oral terbinafine plus aggressive
           debridement: IRON-CLAD, a large, randomized, open-label, multicenter
           trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study was conducted to investigate the efficacy of oral terbinafine with and without aggressive debridement for the treatment of toenail onychomycosis. Onychomycosis patients aged 18 to 75 years received 12 weeks of terbinafine, 250 mg/day, alone (n = 255) or with aggressive debridement (n = 249). Both groups showed marked improvement from baseline at all time points. At week 48, complete, mycologic, and clinical cure rates were higher in the terbinafine plus debridement group compared with the terbinafine alone group, although significance was reached only for clinical cure (59.8% versus 51.4%; P = .023). Although approximately 39% of the patients received at least one antidiabetic, antihypertensive, or cholesterol-lowering agent concomitantly, including statins, the incidence of tre...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of functional foot orthoses on first metatarsophalangeal joint
           dorsiflexion in stance and gait.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Scherer PR, Sanders J, Eldredge DE, Duffy SJ, Lee RY Reduction in first metatarsophalangeal joint maximum degree of dorsiflexion with dorsiflexion of the first ray has been proposed to be the predominant cause of hallux abducto valgus and hallux rigidus. We sought to determine whether orthoses made from a cast with the first ray plantarflexed and a 4-mm medial skive could increase the maximum degree of dorsiflexion in patients with functional hallux limitus in stance and gait. Forty-eight feet of 27 subjects were casted for orthoses with the first ray plantarflexed and in the customary neutral rearfoot position with locked midtarsal joint. First metatarsophalangeal joint maximum dorsiflexion was measured with and without orthoses in stance, and subhallux pressure was measured ...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Efficacy of concentrated autologous platelet-derived growth factors in
           chronic lower-extremity wounds.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : McAleer JP, Kaplan E, Persich G The efficacy of concentrated autologous platelet-derived growth factors in the healing and closure of chronic lower-extremity wounds was evaluated in 24 patients with 33 lower-extremity wounds treated previously for at least 6 months using traditional methods. Surgical wound debridement was performed to convert chronic ulcers into acute wounds. Concentrated autologous platelet-derived growth factors and thrombin were applied to the wound bases and protected with a nonadhering compression dressing that remained intact for 7 days. Wounds were evaluated and the concentrate was reapplied every 2 weeks. Wound closure and complete epithelialization was achieved in 20 wounds. Seventy-five percent or greater wound closure was obtained in three wounds, 5...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Use of plantar contact area to predict medial longitudinal arch height
           during walking.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : McPoil TG, Cornwall MW A study was conducted to determine whether plantar surface contact area measures calculated from footprints collected during walking can be used to predict the height of the medial longitudinal arch. Thirty healthy women participated in the study. Arch height was determined by the distance from the navicular tuberosity to the floor and by the "bony" arch index. Dynamic plantar surface contact area was recorded using a pressure platform as the subjects walked across a 12-m walkway. The arch index and the total plantar surface contact area were determined from the pressure sensor data. The results indicated that plantar surface contact area could be used to estimate only approximately 27% of the height of the medial longitudinal arch as determined by navic...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • The biomechanical effects of talectomy on the foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Ozcan O, Karapinar H, Boya H, Uyulgan B, Gunal I The biomechanical effects of talectomy on the foot were investigated in seven fresh below-the-knee amputation specimens using pressure-sensitive films placed on the facets of the calcaneus, footprints, and loading-pattern diagrams in the intact foot and after talectomy with anterior and posterior displacement of the foot. Both talectomy techniques distorted the loads carried by the facets of the calcaneus. In the intact foot, 65.6% of the loads were carried by the posterior facet of the calcaneus and 34.4% by the anterior and middle facets. After talectomy with anterior displacement of the foot, although the loads carried by the anterior and middle facets decreased significantly (P = .018), the increase in the loads carried by t...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Relationship of functional leg-length discrepancy to abnormal pronation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: The objective of this study was to determine whether a correlation exists between abnormal pronation and functional leg-length discrepancies. Visual assessment and a pelvic thrust maneuver were used to identify the functionally short leg in 56 indigenous Mexicans (20 males and 36 females; mean age, 33 years; mean weight, 59 kg; and mean height, 1.60 m). The Foot Posture Index was used with a modified stance position to identify the more pronated foot. The posterosuperior iliac spines were used to identify the "relative" position of the innominate bones. The raw data obtained from this study were evaluated using the McNemar test for paired proportions. A significant positive correlation was found between abnormal pronation and hip position and between hip position and functional leg-length ...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Arthroplasty of the interphalangeal joint of the great toe using costal
           osteochondral grafting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 21-year-old woman with a tissue defect of the dorsum pedis and a partial defect of the interphalangeal joint of the great toe caused by a motor-vehicle accident. We attempted arthroplasty using a free latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap and a costal osteochondral graft. The grafted rib and cartilage survived, allowing the patient to resume functional ambulation for day-to-day activities. Arthroplasty using costal osteochondral grafts seems to be an effective means of reconstructing the interphalangeal joints of toes. PMID: 17114607 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Desyndactylization of the first and second toes using full-thickness
           autologous skin graft from the ankle.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a unique case of congenital bilateral simple syndactyly of the first and second toes that was surgically treated using a full-thickness skin graft harvested from the same foot at the lateral aspect of the ankle. This surgical approach eliminates the potential need to involve another surgical team to harvest a donor graft from above the ankle, saving operating room time, anesthesia time, and overall cost to the patient. Cosmetically, scar formation above the ankle is also eliminated. PMID: 17114608 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Virtual microscopes in podiatric medical education.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article chronicles the adoption of "virtual microscopes" by a podiatric medical school and presents the results of educational research on the effectiveness of this adoption in a histology course. If the trend toward virtual microscopy in education continues, many 21st-century physicians will not be trained to operate a light microscope. The replacement of old technologies by new is discussed. The fundamental question is whether all podiatric physicians should be trained in the use of a particular tool or only those who are likely to use it in their own practice. PMID: 17114609 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Cutaneous ulceration secondary to hydroxyurea treatment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Budny AM, Forman M PMID: 17114610 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of extrinsic rearfoot post design on the lateral-to-medial position
           and velocity of the center of pressure.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study was undertaken to examine the effects of rearfoot post design on the lateral-to-medial position and velocity of the center-of-pressure path. Four identical pairs of neutral-cast polypropylene orthotic shells were constructed; three pairs had a rearfoot post of specified design added. The fourth pair, the control, did not have a post added. Stance period data were broken down into four functional phases, and the statistically significant differences between the experimental conditions were calculated and analyzed. The addition of a rearfoot post to an orthotic shell affects center-of-pressure lateral-to-medial position and velocity. Although the effect of the post designs seemed to provide reasonably predictable changes in center-of-pressure position, the effect on center-of-pres...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Analgesic efficacy of valdecoxib for acute postoperative pain after
           bunionectomy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Pollak R, Raymond GA, Jay RM, Hillstrom HJ, Mahan KT, Riff D, Jacobs EL, Brown MT, Verburg KM Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies assessed the analgesic efficacy of valdecoxib in patients with moderate-to-severe pain after bunionectomy. Study 1 (N = 374) assessed the efficacy of two regimens of valdecoxib on the day after surgery (valdecoxib, 40 mg, with a 20-mg redose [n = 127]; valdecoxib, 40 mg, with a placebo redose [n = 122]; and placebo/placebo [n = 125]), and study 2 (N = 478) examined the efficacy of two different multiple-dose regimens on postoperative days 2 through 5 (valdecoxib, 20 mg, twice daily [n = 160]; valdecoxib, 20 mg, once daily [n = 159]; and placebo [n = 159]). Valdecoxib provided significant pain relief and reduced the use of opioid...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Lower-extremity overuse injury and use of foot orthotic devices in women's
           basketball.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study rejects the concept that foot orthotic devices may assist in prevention of lower-extremity overuse injury in female basketball players. PMID: 16988170 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Common peroneal nerve compression.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article reviews the signs and symptoms of entrapment of this nerve. It also presents a retrospective assessment of subjective improvement in symptoms and the activity level after decompression of the common peroneal nerve. A consecutive series of 17 patients who underwent neurolysis of the common peroneal nerve, 4 bilaterally, is reported. Eighteen (86%) of the 21 surgical procedures had a good-to-excellent outcome, whereas three outcomes (14%) were not improved. Decompression of the common peroneal nerve offers a chance for improvement of sensory and motor symptoms in carefully selected patients. PMID: 16988171 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Sagittal plane range of motion of the pediatric ankle joint: a reliability
           study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study assessed the intrarater and interrater reliability of the first and second resistance levels of sagittal ankle range of motion in 4- to 6-year-old children. The results show that measures of ankle dorsiflexion in children are highly variable among examiners, and, in general, gastrocnemius range of motion is more reliable than soleal range of motion. PMID: 16988172 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Comparison of two methods of joint distraction for arthrodesis of the
           foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Segler CP, Heninger S, Seegmiller DC A study was conducted to compare the efficacy of two methods of obtaining the joint exposure needed to perform arthrodesis or exploration of various joints of the foot. The investigation was performed by means of simulated arthrodesis in a cadaveric model. On each specimen, a single investigator performed standard incisions and dissection as typically performed for surgical arthrodesis of the first metatarsocuneiform, naviculocuneiform, medial intercuneiform, talonavicular, calcaneocuboid, and subtalar joints. Each joint was exposed and distracted once using the Tarsal Joint Distractor (Orthovation LLC, Sealy, Texas) and once using the Inge Laminar Spreader (K-Medic, Northvale, New Jersey). While a given joint was distracted, a calibrated d...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of hallux limitus on plantar foot pressure and foot kinematics
           during walking.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Van Gheluwe B, Dananberg HJ, Hagman F, Vanstaen K The effects of hallux limitus on plantar foot pressure and foot kinematics have received limited attention in the literature. Therefore, a study was conducted to assess the effects of limited first metatarsophalangeal joint mobility on plantar foot pressure. It was equally important to identify detection criteria based on plantar pressures and metatarsophalangeal joint kinematics, enabling differentiation between subjects affected by hallux limitus and people with normal hallux function. To further our understanding of the relation between midtarsal collapse and hallux limitus, kinematic variables relating to midtarsal pronation were also included in the study. Two populations of 19 subjects each, one with hallux limitus and th...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Distribution of the metatarsophalangeal sesamoids in Turkish subjects.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Kiter E, Akkaya S, Kiliç BA, Demirkan F No statistically significant pattern of metatarsophalangeal sesamoid distribution has been reported in the literature in relation to genetic pool or group, unilaterality or bilaterality, or sesamoid division. A study was undertaken to evaluate the presence and distribution of the metatarsophalangeal sesamoid bones of the foot in Turkish subjects. A total of 602 foot radiographs from 371 patients without forefoot complaints other than those of the hallux were included in the study. Absence or hypoplasia of the first-ray sesamoids was seen on 0.7% of the radiographs, and second-, third-, fourth-, and fifth-ray sesamoids were present on 2.8%, 0.5%, 1.0%, and 15.1% of the radiographs, respectively. Fifth-ray sesamoids were more prevalent in...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article provides an overview and a case presentation of the unusual and debilitating skin condition related to chronic lymphedema of the lower extremity known as elephantiasis nostras verrucosa. PMID: 16988176 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Epidermal inclusion cyst in the foot of a Vietnam Veteran.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hall JP, Sheffey RJ, Chagares WE, Yong RM Epidermal inclusion cysts are soft-tissue lesions that result from traumatic implantation of epidermal cells into the dermis. A case report is presented involving a large recurrent plantar inclusion cyst secondary to trauma sustained in the Vietnam War. The patient reported that the initiating trauma was the result of stepping on a punji stake in Vietnam. Punji stakes, sharpened spikes typically made of bamboo and dipped in poison or excrement, were used by the Vietnamese soldiers to wound enemy soldiers. Careful excision of the lesion is imperative to prevent recurrence. PMID: 16988177 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • A departmental outcome assessment to evaluate educational achievement.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study assesses the effectiveness of the departmental curriculum in helping the students achieve success on Part I of the licensure examination. Standardized discipline examinations were used as the comprehensive final examination for the physiology and pharmacology courses for the classes of 1997, 1998, and 2002 through 2005. The results were assessed by class year and specific topic area as determined by an item keyword description. Student performance on Part I of the National Podiatric Board examination was assessed for each class. Podiatric medical students' performance tended to be similar to or slightly lower than that of the national cohort on the discipline examinations. Topic analysis revealed areas of weakness, which were then addressed in the second-year courses. Student pe...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Complications of a cat bite.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wagner BK, Martone JD, Conte HA, Conte H, Hill M, Kusan K PMID: 16988179 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of rearfoot-controlling orthotic treatment on dorsiflexion of the
           hallux in feet with abnormal subtalar pronation: a preliminary report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Munuera PV, Domínguez G, Palomo IC, Lafuente G The aim of this study was to determine whether the treatment of abnormal subtalar pronation restores functional (as opposed to structural) limited dorsiflexion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (functional hallux limitus). We studied 16 feet of eight individuals with abnormal subtalar pronation. Orthoses were made for all of the feet, and hallux dorsiflexion was measured during weightbearing. Each patient was unshod without the orthosis, unshod with the orthosis fitted on the same day, and unshod with the orthosis fitted approximately 5 months later. The results suggest that in functional hallux limitus caused by abnormal subtalar pronation, hallux dorsiflexion will gradually be restored by the use of foot orthoses to contro...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Do US veterans wear appropriately sized shoes': the Veterans Affairs
           shoe size selection study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Nixon BP, Armstrong DG, Wendell C, Vazquez JR, Rabinovich Z, Kimbriel HR, Rosales MA, Boulton AJ Poorly fitting footwear has frequently been cited as an etiologic factor in the pathway to diabetic foot ulceration. However, we are unaware of any reports in the medical literature specifically measuring shoe size versus foot size in this high-risk population. We assessed the prevalence of poorly fitting footwear in individuals with and without diabetic foot ulceration. We evaluated the shoe size of 440 consecutive patients (94.1% male; mean +/- SD age, 67.2 +/- 12.5 years) presenting to an interdisciplinary teaching clinic. Of this population, 58.4% were diagnosed as having diabetes, and 6.8% had active diabetic foot ulceration. Only 25.5% of the patients were wearing appropriate...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Comparison of injection modalities in the treatment of plantar heel pain:
           a randomized controlled trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Kiter E, Celikbas E, Akkaya S, Demirkan F, Kiliç BA In a prospective randomized study of plantar heel pain, 44 patients were treated with injection of 1 mL of 2% prilocaine using the peppering technique, 1 mL of 2% prilocaine combined with 2 mL of autologous blood, or 1 mL of 2% prilocaine mixed with 40 mg of methylprednisolone acetate. At 6-month follow-up, clinical improvement was evaluated by using a 10-cm visual analog scale and the rearfoot score of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Results were analyzed using sample t-tests within groups and repeated-measures analyses of variance between groups. Mean +/- SD visual analog scale scores in the peppering technique, autologous blood injection, and corticosteroid injection groups improved from 6.4 +/- 1.1, 7.6 ...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Synpolydactyly of the foot in homozygotes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present the clinical, genetic, and surgical findings of this deformity and the histologic findings of the removed bones of the heterozygous and homozygous members. There were 125 affected individuals (113 heterozygotes and 12 homozygotes) of 245 members of the past five generations. We identified seven marriages in which both spouses were affected. Twelve offspring from these marriages had homozygote genetic patterns, hypoplastic synpolydactyly of the hands, and a distinctive foot deformity, with a prominent great toe and syndactylized hypoplastic minor toes. From clinical and surgical perspectives, their hand and foot deformities were different from those of their parents. We surgically treated both feet of four individuals with this deformity, which we called "homozygote foot synpolyd...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Application of center-of-pressure data to indicate rearfoot
           inversion-eversion in shod running.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Dixon SJ Although pressure plates are used to help in the selection of appropriate footwear for runners, evidence relating aspects of pressure data to movement is lacking. A study was conducted to investigate whether center-of-pressure (COP) data obtained for shod running could be used to indicate the amount of rearfoot eversion. It was hypothesized that subjects exhibiting high rearfoot eversion during the initial ground contact phase of running would also show a large lateral-to-medial deviation in the COP. Pressure plate and rearfoot movement data were collected for 33 subjects. The COP was characterized using the lateral-to-medial deviation of the COP during the eversion phase of ground contact. Correlation coefficients were determined for COP deviation versus rearfoot ran...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • The relationship between navicular drop and first metatarsophalangeal
           joint motion.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study was conducted to determine whether navicular drop, as a representative measure of foot pronation, was associated with first metatarsal joint motion in 24 healthy subjects aged 21 to 40 years. The magnitude of first metatarsophalangeal joint motion was identified using a custom-built weightbearing goniometer designed to measure maximal hallux dorsiflexion in stance. The weightbearing measure of navicular drop was recorded using an adapted digital caliper. Statistical analysis demonstrated a significant negative correlation (P < .05) between the two variables. Furthermore, simple regression analysis suggested that 33.2% of the variation in maximal hallux dorsiflexion could be explained by different navicular drop values. PMID: 16868324 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of a nitroglycerin patch on perfusion to the foot in healthy
           subjects.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: The objective measures, cutaneous thermometry and photoplethysmography, found no significant measurable difference in perfusion to the foot between the drug and placebo groups (P > .05). A subjective questionnaire used to assess changes in temperature or sensation detected by the subject yielded similar results. Thus a nitroglycerin patch dose of 0.2 mg/h showed no measurable ability to increase perfusion to the foot. Further research is needed to validate the indications for this therapy. PMID: 16868325 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Relationship between static posture and rearfoot motion during walking in
           patellofemoral pain syndrome: effect of a reference posture for gait
           analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study examined the relationship between rearfoot inversion and eversion during the stance phase of walking and the static relaxed standing measurement in women (aged 18 years and older) with patellofemoral pain syndrome and controls and examined the influence of the reference posture used when calculating dynamic motion. Two reference postures were investigated: vertical alignment between the rearfoot and the lower leg and relaxed calcaneal standing. When using the latter reference posture, a significant correlation was found between the static relaxed standing measurement and peak eversion in controls only. When using the vertical alignment reference posture, significant correlation was found only in the patellofemoral pain syndrome group for peak eversion and inversion. The positive...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Changes in male foot shape and size with weightbearing.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Houston VL, Luo G, Mason CP, Mussman M, Garbarini M, Beattie AC Accurate, consistent measurement of foot-ankle geometry is essential for the design and manufacture of well-fitting, functional, comfortable footwear; for the diagnosis of certain biomechanical disorders; and for consistent longitudinal monitoring and assessment of pedorthic treatment outcomes. We sought to formulate a basic set of measures characterizing the principal geometric dimensions of the foot, to investigate how these measures vary with increasing weightbearing, and to explore the implications of weightbearing changes in pedal geometry for orthopedic footwear design and manufacture. The right feet of 40 healthy men aged 22 to 71 years were scanned using the Department of Veterans Affairs Pedorthics Optica...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot schwannomas that mimic nerve-entrapment syndromes: a report of three
           cases.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe three cases that mimicked compressive neuropathy, two resembling tarsal tunnel syndrome and a third resembling Morton's neuroma. All three patients had complete resolution of their pain after resection of the tumor. PMID: 16868328 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Verrucous hyperplasia: a common and problematic finding in the high-risk
           diabetic foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 56-year-old man with verrucous hyperplasia. PMID: 16868329 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Technique for curettage and grafting of an intramedullary tibial bone
           cyst.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hollawell S, Pfeiffer D During examination of an 11-year-old boy who had injured his right ankle, a benign tibial bone tumor was incidentally discovered. The bone tumor was initially treated with conservative care. When the patient returned with pain and an enlarging lesion, surgery was performed to prevent pathologic fracture. This case demonstrates the use of an allograft and synthetic bone graft material with growth factors in the treatment of a benign tibial bone tumor, avoiding the comorbidity and risk factors associated with autogeneic grafting. PMID: 16868330 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • A previously unreported etiology of trigger toe.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of trigger toe due to a constricting lesion on the extensor hallucis longus tendon. PMID: 16868331 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Atypical tenosynovial giant cell tumor of the extensor hallucis longus
           tendon.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of atypical giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath originating from the extensor hallucis longus tendon. The tumor contained multiple nodules and overlay the tendon 16 cm. Magnetic resonance imaging was the most useful preoperative investigation and showed the characteristic appearance of giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath, thus allowing local excision to be planned and executed. We discuss how local recurrence of this tumor could be prevented. PMID: 16868332 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Logan D, McKee PJ Acute rheumatic fever is a delayed inflammatory disease that follows streptococcal infection of the throat. Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis is a sterile arthritis associated with antecedent streptococcal infection in patients not fulfilling the Jones criteria for acute rheumatic fever. Poststreptococcal reactive arthritis has been reported to have lower-extremity predominance and, therefore, should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with lower-extremity arthritis. A review of the literature, distinguishing poststreptococcal reactive arthritis from acute rheumatic fever, and treatment options are discussed here. A case report is also presented. PMID: 16868333 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric ...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • A review of opioid analgesics frequently prescribed by podiatric
           physicians.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Smith RG The unpleasant and subjective sensation resulting from a noxious sensory stimulus defines the phenomenon of pain. The podiatric physician is no stranger to the difficulties in achieving optimal pain therapy. Podiatric physicians must develop analgesic regimens to treat patients with acute, chronic, and postoperative pain. Because opioid therapy is the cornerstone of the pharmacologic management of acute and chronic pain, this review focuses on the prescribing of opioid analgesics to treat lower-extremity pain. The pharmacology of frequently prescribed opioids is introduced. Then, criteria for selecting appropriate opioid analgesics as found in the current medical literature are reported. Finally, a review of the literature describing legal and ethical considerations r...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Evidence-based medicine: how to translate research into patient care.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article can be used as a tool in podiatric medicine and surgery to ensure that current best evidence, clinical intuition, and patient preferences inform and guide our medical decision making. PMID: 16868335 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of th