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  Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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   ISSN (Print) 8750-7315 - ISSN (Online) 1930-8264
   Published by American Podiatric Medical Association Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Effect of Vibram FiveFingers Minimalist Shoes on the Abductor Hallucis
           Muscle.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that transitioning runners over a 6-month period using the 10% philosophy for increasing mileage significantly increases intrinsic muscle thickness of the abductor hallucis in all of the groups wearing the Vibram FiveFingers. The abductor hallucis muscle aids in support of the medial longitudinal arch, and an increase in this muscle thickness may help reduce running-related injuries thought to arise from arch weakness. PMID: 26247239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A retrospective clinical study on 37 subtalar arthrodesis patients of nine
           years follow-up.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Subtalar arthrodesis is effective treatment for subtalar joint disease but could induce joint degeneration and ankle joint motion limitation related to talar declination and hindfoot height. PMID: 26241127 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction: Do We
           Share the Same Opinions and Beliefs'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights what may have been suspected previously but that has never been investigated in a structured manner. One approach to the assessment and diagnosis of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is not necessarily the best, and depending on the clinical teams, different guidance may be required to ensure that patients are receiving the most appropriate and best care. PMID: 26200225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Static Foot Posture and Mobility Associated With Postural Sway in Elderly
           Women Using a Three-dimensional Foot Scanner.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that sitting navicular height and foot mobility are associated with postural sway in elderly women and might be an important factor in defining balance control in older adults. PMID: 26125233 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Ultrasound-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment in Morton's Neuroma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: This evidence indicates that ultrasound-guided pulsed radio frequency is a promising treatment modality in the management of Morton's neuroma pain. PMID: 25945935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 06 May 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Custom Foot Orthoses for the Treatment of
           Plantar Heel Pain: A Return to Spontaneous Physical Activity.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The CFO group demonstrated 5.6-fold greater improvements in spontaneous physical activity versus the PFO and sham groups. All three groups improved in morning pain after treatment that included standardized athletic shoes, stretching, and ice. The CFO changes may have been moderated by decreased stretching and ice use after 3 months. These findings suggest that more objective measures, such as spontaneous physical activity improvement, may be more sensitive and specific for detecting improved weightbearing function than traditional clinical outcome measures, such as pain and disease-specific quality of life. PMID: 25941995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Atypical Localization of Enchondroma in the Calcaneus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Kaymaz B, Komurcu E, Golge UH, Goksel F, Resorlu M, Kılınç N A 53-year-old man presented to the orthopedic outpatient clinic with pain and swelling in the right heel without any trauma. On physical examination and radiologic assessment, a lesion with calcification and peripheral sclerosis was detected in the medullary cavity of the calcaneus, and computed tomographic images revealed cortical thinning adjacent to the lesion. Magnetic resonance images showed a 23 × 19-mm lesion. Tru-Cut biopsy, performed to clarify the diagnosis, revealed an enchondroma. As a definitive treatment, curettage of the lesion and grafting of the cavity was performed. Although enchondromas are common pathologic abnormalities of the skeleton and are usually asymptomatic, atypical local...
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Efinaconazole Topical Solution, 10%: Efficacy in Patients with
           Onychomycosis and Coexisting Tinea Pedis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Treatment of coexisting tinea pedis in patients with onychomycosis enhances the efficacy of once-daily topical treatment with efinaconazole topical solution, 10%. PMID: 25867759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Infection Prevention and Control in the Podiatric Medical Setting:
           Challenges to Providing Consistently Safe Care.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wise ME, Bancroft E, Clement EJ, Hathaway S, High P, Kim M, Lutterloh E, Perz JF, Sehulster LM, Tyson C, White-Comstock MB, Montana B Unsafe practices are an underestimated contributor to the disease burden of bloodborne viruses. Outbreaks associated with failures in basic infection prevention have been identified in nonhospital settings with increased frequency in the United States during the past 15 years, representing an alarming trend and indicating that the challenge of providing consistently safe care is not always met. As has been the case with most medical specialties, there have been public health investigations by state and local health departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified some instances of unsafe practices that...
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • In Vitro Activity of Calcium Sulfate and Hydroxyapatite Antifungal Disks
           Loaded with Amphotericin B or Voriconazole in Consideration for Adjunctive
           Osteomyelitis Management.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The calcium sulfate + HA bone void filler is a biocompatible ceramic carrier vehicle that can successfully deliver the antifungal drugs voriconazole and amphotericin B in the adjunctive treatment of fungal osteomyelitis. It is a reliable strategy in the local delivery of antifungal drugs to an area of osteomyelitis. PMID: 25650835 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Credentialing Guidelines for Doctors of Podiatric Medicine Supervising
           Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A Position Paper.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Rogers LC, Stavosky JW, Capotorto J, DellaCorte MP, Millington JT Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a useful tool for many conditions within the scope of practice of a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). More wound-care clinics are adding HBOT as a service line. The increasing prevalence of DPMs operating inside of these wound-care clinics has raised questions about the licensure and privileging of DPMs to supervise HBOT. This document reviews the safety of outpatient HBOT and provides guidelines for hospitals to credential DPMs to supervise treatments. PMID: 25649892 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Isolation of Dermatophytes (and Other Fungi) from Human Nail and Skin Dust
           Produced by Podiatric Medical Treatments in Australia.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The most common dermatophytes isolated were from the Trichophyton mentagrophytes/interdigitale complexes. Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton tonsurans, Trichophyton soudanense, and Epidermophyton floccosum were also isolated. An unidentified group of dermatophytes was also present. The three most common genera of nondermatophyte molds were Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Scopulariopsis, all of which have been implicated in onychomycosis and more general disease. The presence of viable fungal pathogens in the dust could potentially pose a health problem to podiatric physicians. PMID: 25647477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Occupational stress among australian podiatrists in general and geriatric
           practice: a pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS:Working with the elderly is a significant part of podiatry practice and as such needs to be seen with more positive attitude by many practitioners. The development of geriatric practice as a speciality within the profession may help to raise the value of working with the elderly. This has implications for preparing podiatrists for practice with the geriatric population along with the need for strategies to avoid or minimise these work stressors. PMID: 25584665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +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 the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Natural and man-made disasters: where is podiatric medicine'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA PMID: 16868336 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Biomechanical risk factors associated with neuropathic ulceration of the
           hallux in people with diabetes mellitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: In this study of people with diabetes mellitus and peripheral neuropathy, it was found that the feet of patients with a history of hallux ulceration were more pronated and less able to complete a single-leg heel rise compared with the feet of patients with a history of ulceration elsewhere on the foot. The range of active first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion was found to be significantly lower in the affected foot. Ankle dorsiflexion, subtalar joint range of motion, and angle of gait differed from normal values but were similar to those found in other studies involving diabetic subjects and were not important factors in the occurrence of hallux ulceration. These data indicate that a more pronated foot type is associated with hallux ulceration in diabetic feet. Further studies are r...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Trephine arthrodesis of the foot and ankle: indications, operative
           technique, and long-term follow-up.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Filiatrault AD, Banks AS We conducted a retrospective analysis of trephine arthrodesis in a total of 22 joints in 15 feet to determine the efficacy of this procedure in the foot and ankle. Twelve of the 22 joints that were fused involved the tarsometatarsal articulations, 3 the naviculocuneiform joint, 6 the subtalar joint, and 1 the ankle. A successful fusion rate of 95% (21/22) was achieved. These results lend evidence that the trephine arthrodesis technique can be used with satisfactory results and confidence in the foot and ankle. PMID: 16707630 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Effective orthotic therapy for the painful cavus foot: a randomized
           controlled trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: In conclusion, custom foot orthoses are more effective than a control for the treatment of cavus foot pain and its associated limitation in function. PMID: 16707631 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • The subtalar joint axis locator: a preliminary report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Spooner SK, Kirby KA A new clinical device, the subtalar joint axis locator, was created to track the three-dimensional location of the subtalar joint axis during weightbearing movements of the foot. The assumption was that if the anterior exit point of the subtalar joint axis is stationary relative to the dorsal aspect of the talar neck, then, by performing radiographs of the feet with the subtalar joint axis locator in place on the foot, the ability of the locator to track rotations and translations of the talar neck and thus the subtalar joint axis in space could be approximated. In this preliminary study of two adults, the subtalar joint axis locator accurately tracked the talar neck position during weightbearing rotational motions of the subtalar joint. The device was als...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Intralesional bleomycin sulfate injection for the treatment of verruca
           plantaris.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Salk R, Douglas TS Sixty-two patients were treated for single or multiple warts by intralesional injection of bleomycin sulfate (1.5 U/mL) and then were observed for 6 months. The dose varied according to the size of the lesion and ranged from 0.25 to 1.0 mL per injection per lesion, up to a maximum dose of 3 mL. The total cure rate was 87% after one or two injections. Twelve of the 62 patients required a second injection. PMID: 16707633 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot pathology in patients with Paget's disease of bone.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study aimed to characterize the foot problems and foot-care needs in this patient group and to investigate the effect of disease distribution on the occurrence of foot pathology. One hundred thirty-four patients with Paget's disease were assessed clinically, and the Foot Structure Index was completed for each patient. Patients completed self-administered questionnaires concerning foot function (Foot Function Index) and quality of life (12-Item Short Form). The results of this study suggest that foot-health and footwear problems are common in patients with Paget's disease. Forty percent of the patients required professional foot care in addition to those already receiving it. The site of pagetic involvement did not affect the occurrence of foot pathology. Further research is required o...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • A prospective analysis of the treatment of friction blisters with
           2-octylcyanoacrylate.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy PD, Hile DC, Hile LM, Miller MA Early military investigations of blister treatment using tissue adhesives have shown promise, finding that these agents provide pain relief, prevent infection, and allow continuation of recruit training. A trial was conducted to compare a 2-octylcyanoacrylate treatment with military standard therapy. Patients were recruited during foot evaluation at the end of a 10-km military road march. Seventy-five patients were screened, and 51 were enrolled. Twenty-six patients received 2-octylcyanoacrylate and 25 received standard treatment. A total of 80 blisters were treated (40 in each group). The mean (SD) blister size in the 2-octylcyanoacrylate group was 12.7 (6.2) mm and in the standard group was 12.0 (5.7) mm. There were no statistically signi...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Relative metatarsal protrusion in the adult: a preliminary study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Domínguez G, Munuera PV, Lafuente G We performed a bibliographic review of the systems proposed by various researchers to evaluate physiologic metatarsal protrusion. The system of measurement devised by Hardy and Clapham to evaluate the protrusion between the first and second metatarsals was adapted to study the whole metatarsal parabola. We studied the five metatarsals of 52 normal feet. Mean metatarsal protrusion relative to the second metatarsal was +1.21% for the first metatarsal, -3.84% for the third metatarsal, -9.66% for the fourth metatarsal, and -16.91% for the fifth metatarsal. PMID: 16707636 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Current concepts in diabetic microvascular dysfunction.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article reviews the process of microvascular dysfunction and how it may relate to the pathogenesis of diabetic foot problems. PMID: 16707637 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Acquired constriction ring syndrome.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : O'Quinn JC, Friedman RL, Wilms KL Acquired constriction ring syndrome is a clinical condition of infancy characterized by circumferential constriction of a toe or another appendage, such as fingers and genitalia. The foot and ankle specialist should be aware of this condition because vascular obstruction of the affected appendage can rapidly lead to gangrene and autoamputation. Treatment consists of prompt identification and removal of the constricting foreign material. Although this condition is uncommon, it can lead to digital loss. Early treatment yields a good prognosis. A case report is presented of a 9-week-old infant who experienced acquired constriction ring syndrome caused by a strand of hair wrapped around the third and fourth toes that was treated by unwinding the h...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Talar dome fracture repaired using bioabsorbable fixation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a man with an acute osteochondral defect in the lateral talar dome associated with a supination-adduction-type ankle fracture. The osteochondral defect was readily visible on plain film radiographs, and magnetic resonance imaging was ordered to determine the full extent of soft-tissue and articular injury. It was discovered that the patient had a stage IV lesion of the talar dome, with complete inversion of the fragment, and rupture of the anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular lateral ankle ligaments. Furthermore, the patient experienced an oblique fracture of the medial malleolus with comminution. The talar dome lesion was surgically reduced and fixated using bioabsorbable pins. Nine months after surgery, the patient was fully recovered from his injury and had no functional...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Arthroscopic management of talar dome lesions using a transmalleolar
           approach.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Grady J, Hughes D Surgical treatment of posteromedial talar dome lesions is frequently necessary for Berndt and Harty grade IV osteochondral defects and nondisplaced osteochondral fragments resistant to conservative modalities. When operative intervention is indicated, the approach and management can be complicated by the location and extent of the injury. The operative technique we advocate allows direct exposure of the lesion and minimizes damage to healthy articular cartilage and surrounding soft tissue. Use of a drill guide assists the surgeon in precisely placing a transmalleolar portal through the tibia for subchondral drilling of osteochondral defects when the lesions are inaccessible through traditional arthroscopic portals. PMID: 16707640 [PubMed - indexed for MED...
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Wound-care resources on the Internet: a second update.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Fikar CR, Delinois B An updated selection of high-quality Internet resources related to wound and ulcer care is presented. Of potential use to the podiatric medical practitioner, educator, resident, and student, some Web sites that cover hyperbaric medicine, antibiotic use, and wound and ulcer prevention are also included. These Web sites have been evaluated on the basis of their potential to enhance the practice of podiatric medicine, in addition to contributing to the educational process. Readers who require a quick reference source to wound and ulcer care may find this report useful. PMID: 16707641 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave treatment in 353 patients with
           chronic plantar fasciitis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Landorf KB, Menz HB, Radford JA PMID: 16707642 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 May 2006 06:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of diabetes mellitus on the material properties of the distal
           tibia.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Fleischli JG, Laughlin TJ, Athanasiou K, Lanctot DR, Lavery L, Wang X, Agrawal CM This investigation evaluates the effects of diabetes on the mechanical properties of human bone, specifically, the tibia. Seven diabetic and seven nondiabetic human (male) cadaveric distal tibiae were used in this study. The average age of the diabetic cadaveric samples was 51 years (range, 46-61 years), and the average age of the nondiabetic cadaveric samples was 75 years (range, 67-85 years). Three-point bending tests for strength and stiffness were performed on a small sample of each distal tibia. Each specimen was loaded at a constant rate until failure. From the recorded curve of load versus displacement, the ultimate and yield strength of bone and the bending modulus of bone were calculated...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Frontal plane motion of the rearfoot during a one-leg squat in individuals
           with patellofemoral pain syndrome.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levinger P, Gilleard WL, Sprogis K Abnormal motion of the foot has been suggested to be a potential contributor to the medial collapse of the knee seen in individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome during a one-leg squat. Rearfoot frontal plane range of motion and peak angle were investigated during a one-leg squat in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome compared with controls. A significant increase in the peak eversion angle was found for the patellofemoral pain syndrome group compared with controls (P = .02). Increased rearfoot eversion may contribute to the knee medial collapse observed in these patients because it may lead to tibial abduction relative to the femur. Nevertheless, further research is required to investigate the causal relationship because it remain...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Nitinol compression staples for bone fixation in foot surgery.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Mereau TM, Ford TC We reviewed the use of compression staples made of the memory metal alloy nitinol for fixation in foot surgery. A retrospective study was performed of 31 feet in 27 patients who underwent arthrodesis or an osteotomy fixated using compression staples. OSStaples (BME, San Antonio, Texas) were used in 18 feet, and Memodyn staples (Telos Medical, Fallston, Maryland) were used in 13 feet. A total of 48 compression staples were implanted. The following procedures were performed and fixated using compression staples: 15 Akin osteotomies, 2 first metatarsal base epiphysiodeses, 3 first metatarsal-cuneiform fusions, 2 naviculocuneiform fusions, 3 calcaneocuboid fusions, 4 talonavicular fusions, 3 subtalar joint fusions, and 2 Evans osteotomies. In our clinical experi...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Gait analysis with an integrated system for functional assessment of
           talocalcaneal coalition.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Giacomozzi C, Benedetti MG, Leardini A, Macellari V, Giannini S There is little knowledge of the functional performance of patients with talocalcaneal coalition because of the marginal quantitative information accessible using current motion-analysis and plantar pressure-measurement techniques. A novel system was developed for comprehensively measuring foot-floor interaction during the stance phase of gait that integrates instrumentation for simultaneously measuring bony segment position, ground reaction force, and plantar pressure with synchronization of spatial and temporal variables. An advanced anatomically based analysis of foot joint rotations was also applied. Tracking of numerous anatomical landmarks allowed accurate selection of three footprint subareas and reliable e...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Topical and oral combination therapy for toenail onychomycosis: an updated
           review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Bristow IR, Baran R Although effective, oral antifungal therapy is still not completely successful. Recent studies have shown that combination therapy with oral and topical agents offers an increased cure rate for patients. We review the main drug combinations that have been tested. Additional measures, such as mechanical intervention, may help improve response rates further. PMID: 16546948 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Immediate open reduction and internal fixation in open ankle fractures.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joshi D, Singh D, Ansari J, Lal Y In this prospective study, 30 patients (28 men and 2 women) with open ankle fractures were treated with early debridement and immediate stable internal fixation after anatomical reduction to achieve better functional results after early mobilization. The procedure was performed an average of 8 hours (range, 6-15 hours) after injury. According to the classification system of Gustilo and Anderson, 11 fractures (37%) were grade I, 12 (40%) were grade II, 5 (17%) were grade IIIA, and 2 (7%) were grade IIIB. Six complications occurred: four patients had superficial skin necrosis and two had loss of reduction, resulting in residual ankle stiffness. Twenty patients had excellent results, eight had good results, and two had fair results according to t...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Quantifying the quasi-static angle and base of gait: a preliminary
           investigation comparing footprints and a clinical method.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Curran SA, Upton D, Learmonth ID Although the angle and base of gait are useful parameters commonly measured in podiatric medical practice, a standardized procedure has yet to be defined. Static footprints and clinical tracings of the perimeters of both feet were investigated in 25 asymptomatic subjects (17 women and 8 men). The intrarater reliability of each measurement condition was assessed using intraclass correlation coefficients and ranged from 0.965 to 0.981 for the angle of gait and from 0.979 to 0.986 for the base of gait. Both sets of data were compared using paired t-tests and demonstrated no significant differences (P > .001) for the angle and base of gait. The results suggest that footprint data and a simple clinical tracing of the foot are similar, providing a...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • The physician's attire and its influence on patient confidence.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Budny AM, Rogers LC, Mandracchia VJ, Lascher S Although physician appearance has been a topic of discussion in the medical literature for many years, no objective research has been performed on this topic in the field of podiatric medicine. Our primary objective was to examine patient confidence in physicians as it relates to professional clinic attire versus casual or scrub outfits. We also assessed the influence of other variables, such as white coat, name tag, age, and sex, on patient confidence. We surveyed 155 podiatric medical patients from a private practice and a hospital-based clinic. The results indicate that 68% of patients surveyed felt that professional attire inspired the most confidence. Ninety-six percent of all patients either preferred white coats or were ind...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Spontaneous bilateral ankle and midfoot sepsis in a nonimmunocompromised
           patient.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 70-year-old nonimmunocompromised woman with spontaneous bilateral ankle and midfoot sepsis and a deep-space abscess of the right lower leg. Salvage of both limbs was achieved by aggressive bilateral soft-tissue and osseous debridement, including a four-compartment fasciotomy of the right lower leg, antibiotic-loaded polymethyl methacrylate bone cement implantation, delayed allogeneic bone grafting of the osseous defects impregnated with autologous platelet-rich plasma bilaterally, and external fixation immobilization, implantable bone growth stimulation, and split-thickness skin graft coverage of the right lower leg, ankle, and foot. Osseous incorporation of the bone grafts bilaterally occurred 8 weeks after surgery. No soft-tissue or osseous complications occurred during the...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Recalcitrant verrucous lesion: verrucous hyperplasia or epithelioma
           cuniculatum (verrucous carcinoma).
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case highly suggestive of but not definitively diagnosed as epithelioma cuniculatum and summarize the literature on this entity. PMID: 16546953 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Subungual osteochondroma: a diagnostic dilemma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report two cases of subungual osteochondroma of the distal phalanges of the first toes with cutaneous penetration and discuss the clinical, histologic, and radiographic features and the treatment options. PMID: 16546954 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation of the little toe.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Saygi B, Karadag-Saygi E, Erzik C, Erkan M, Yildirim Y A 19-year-old woman presented with pain at the lateral side of the fifth toe of her left foot, which was separated from the adjacent toe. Initial examination suggested dislocation of the fifth metatarsophalangeal joint due to a past fracture. Radiographs showed a mass arising from the proximal phalanx of the little toe, with no medullary and cortical continuity. Excisional biopsy of the mass was performed, and a histologic diagnosis of bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation of bone (Nora's lesion) was made. PMID: 16546955 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatric medical resources on the internet: a fifth update.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Fikar CR An updated selection of high-quality Internet resources of potential use to the podiatric medical practitioner, educator, resident, and student is presented. Internet search tools and general Internet reference sources are briefly covered, including methods of locating material residing on the "invisible" Web. General medical and podiatric medical resources are emphasized. These Web sites were judged on the basis of their potential to enhance the practice of podiatric medicine in addition to their contribution to education. Podiatric medical students, educators, residents, and practitioners who require a quick reference guide to the Internet may find this article useful. PMID: 16546956 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medic...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • 2005 Podiatric Practice Survey: statistical results.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This report presents the results of the 2005 Podiatric Practice Survey conducted from August through September 2005 by the American Podiatric Medical Association. A total of 3,079 members responded to this survey. PMID: 16546958 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Cimetidine as a first-line therapy for pedal verruca.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Landorf KB PMID: 16546959 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Power spectral analysis of heart rate variability in patients with
           Charcot's neuroarthropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jirkovská A, Boucek P, Wu S, Hosová J, Bém R, Fejfarova V, Skibová J Charcot's or neuropathic osteoarthropathy is one of the most debilitating orthopedic sequelae of diabetes mellitus. Distinguishing Charcot's neuroarthropathy from clinically similar conditions may be challenging. The neurovascular theory postulates that Charcot's neuroarthropathy may be secondary to sympathetic denervation of the lower-extremity vasculature. A convenient method for assessing autonomic neuropathy in patients with Charcot's neuroarthropathy is needed. Short-term power spectral analysis (PSA) of heart rate variability (HRV), a noninvasive and quantitative method for assessing autonomic neuropathy, may be advantageous compared with the traditionally used Ewing's cardiovascular reflex tests. H...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Casting methods and plantar pressure: effects of custom-made foot orthoses
           on dynamic plantar pressure distribution.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Guldemond NA, Leffers P, Sanders AP, Emmen H, Schaper NC, Walenkamp GH Foot orthoses are widely used to treat various foot problems. A literature search revealed no publications on differences in plantar pressure distribution resulting from casting methods for foot orthoses. Four casting methods were used for construction of orthoses. Two foam box techniques were used: accommodative full weightbearing method (A) and functional semiweightbearing method (B). Also, two suspension plaster casting techniques were used: accommodative casting (C) and functional subtalar joint neutral position (Root) method (D). Their effects on contact area, plantar pressure, and walking convenience were evaluated. All orthoses increased the total contact area (mean, 17.4%) compared with shoes withou...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Endoscopic decompression of intermetatarsal nerve entrapment: a
           retrospective study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Barrett SL, Walsh AS Sixty-nine patients who had 96 interspaces decompressed were retrospectively reviewed to assess the efficacy of the endoscopic decompression of the intermetatarsal nerve procedure. Cases were evaluated between October 1, 1993, and December 31, 1999. Of the 69 patients, 14 were men and 55 were women, and their average age was 50.6 years. Of the 96 interspaces released, 39 were second interspaces and 57 were third interspaces. Nine interspaces were lost to follow-up. There were 75 interspaces with excellent or good results (86%) and 12 with poor results (14%). Of the interspaces with poor results, five required further surgery. Those five interspaces, in five patients, were treated with traditional neurectomy. The other patients, accounting for seven intersp...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical and experimental models of the midtarsal joint: proposed terms of
           reference and associated terminology.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Nester CJ, Findlow AH Recent debate and literature have provided impetus to the growing body of thought that we should not model the midtarsal joint as having two simultaneous axes of rotation but as having a single instantaneous axis of rotation. Building on this concept, we present new reference terminology and propose that descriptions of midtarsal joint kinetics and kinematics relate to moments and motion in the cardinal body planes as defined by the x-, y-, and z-axes of the local reference system of the calcaneus. This replaces the existing terminology that describes the oblique and longitudinal axes for the midtarsal joint. The purpose of the new terms of reference and terminology is to aid in the communication of ideas and concepts regarding the biomechanics of the mid...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of foot posture and inverted foot orthoses on hallux dorsiflexion.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This study sought to determine 1) the relationship between foot posture and static maximum first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion and 2) the effect of customized foot orthoses on static maximum first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion in people with pronated feet. Foot posture was assessed using the Foot Posture Index. Static maximum first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion of the right foot was determined using a goniometer while participants stood relaxed with and without Blake-style inverted (30 degrees) foot orthoses positioned under their feet. There was a significant negative correlation between Foot Posture Index and static maximum first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion (r = -0.587). Inverted (30 degrees) foot orthoses increased the magnitude of static maximum fi...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Evaluating costs for onychomycosis treatments: a practitioner's
           perspective.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Warshaw EM Onychomycosis is a common problem. The desired outcome of treatment for patients and clinicians is complete cure (negative culture and negative potassium hydroxide examination results plus a completely normal nail). This cost analysis sought to determine the cost-effectiveness of treatments for onychomycosis using complete cure as a unit of effectiveness. A simplified cost-effectiveness analysis was conducted using complete cure rates from randomized, blinded clinical trials involving at least 50 participants. Trials were identified by searching the literature, manually searching for review articles, and reviewing medication package inserts. For each trial that met the entry criteria, three levels of cost were used to calculate medication cost per complete cure: com...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment for simple plantar verrucae: monochloroacetic acid and 10%
           formaldehyde versus 10% formaldehyde alone.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jennings MB, Ricketti J, Guadara J, Nach W, Goodwin S Verrucae are small, benign, highly vascular epithelial neoplasms that occur singly or in a multiple presentation. Plantar verrucae are usually caused by infection with human papillomavirus types 1, 2, and 4. A clinical trial was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of monochloroacetic acid and 10% formaldehyde versus 10% formaldehyde alone in the treatment of simple plantar verrucae. Of 57 patients enrolled in the study, 26 were in the monochloroacetic acid and 10% formaldehyde group and 31 were in the 10% formaldehyde alone group. The overall cure rate for this population was 61.4%. There was no statistically significant difference in the cure rate between treatment groups. PMID: 16415283 [PubMed - indexed for M...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Synovial chondromatosis of the subtalar joint and tenosynovial
           chondromatosis of the posterior ankle.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of synovial chondromatosis involving the subtalar joint and tenosynovial chondromatosis involving the posterior ankle and review current definitions of this uncommon lower-extremity condition. PMID: 16415284 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Stress fractures of the lesser metatarsals after a Wilson osteotomy for
           correction of hallux valgus deformity.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article describes a patient with lesser-metatarsal stress fractures resulting from an oblique Wilson displacement first metatarsal osteotomy. The shortening of the first metatarsal forces the lesser metatarsals to bear the weight previously borne by the first ray and increases the compression stress on the adjacent metatarsal heads. The proximal displacement of the osteotomy must be minimized in order to limit the risk of stress fracture of the lesser metatarsals. PMID: 16415285 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Necrotizing fasciitis in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of limb salvage in a 52-year-old patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus and progressive fascial necrosis. A detailed review of the literature is presented, and current treatment modalities are described. Aggressive surgical debridement, comprehensive medical management of the sepsis and comorbidities, and timely closure of the resultant wound or wounds are essential for a successful outcome. PMID: 16415286 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • NuGen Fx bioabsorbable screws: a preliminary report of their use in foot
           surgery.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Ford TC, Brown K, Mereau T, Seligson D A single prospective group study in adults was performed using a new bioabsorbable screw, the NuGen Fx screw (Linvatec Biomaterials Ltd, Tampere, Finland). This multisite study included five sites and 50 patients (10 patients per site). The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of the NuGen Fx screw system in the fixation of osteotomies, arthrodeses, and fractures in the foot and ankle. We discuss our own results from 12 patients treated at the Kentucky Podiatric Residency Program at Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville. The number of patients in the study, screw sizes, instrumentation, radiologic evaluation findings, and our overview of this implant are presented. PMID: 16415287 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (S...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Congenital absence of the lateral sesamoid.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of congenital absence of the lateral sesamoid in which magnetic resonance imaging was performed. The literature is reviewed regarding the clinical significance of this anomaly. PMID: 16415288 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor: Maggot therapy in "lower-extremity
           hospice" wound care.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Letter to the editor: Maggot therapy in "lower-extremity hospice" wound care. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2006 Jan-Feb;96(1):82-3; author reply 83
      Authors : Steenvoorde P, Jacobi CE, Oskam J PMID: 16415289 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Classic Kaposi's sarcoma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article provides a case history of Kaposi's sarcoma and discusses diagnosis and treatment of this disease. PMID: 16291852 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 07:00:00 +010
       
  • New nail block technique.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article presents a new nail block technique that constitutes an alternative local block for procedures involving the hallux nail and nail fold. It has significant advantages in terms of simplicity, effectiveness, safety, and economy over the traditional hallux block in selected procedures. PMID: 16291853 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Functional hallux limitus and lesser-metatarsal overload.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Clough JG The implications of functional hallux limitus for lesser-metatarsal overload are discussed. A new method of treating functional hallux limitus is proposed, and three case histories are reviewed showing adequate resolution of symptoms using the proposed method of treatment. A proposed mechanism for the development of functional hallux limitus is discussed, and different methods of identification are illustrated. PMID: 16291854 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 07:00:00 +010
       
  • Xanthoma of the calcaneus associated with hyperlipoproteinemia.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Yalcinkaya U, Oztop F PMID: 16291855 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 07:00:00 +010
       
  • A new fixation technique for the Lapidus bunionectomy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Strash WW PMID: 16291857 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 07:00:00 +010
       
 
 
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