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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]   [SJR: 0.387]   [H-I: 35]
  • Therapies for Onychomycosis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis
           of Mycological Cure.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS:Results support the superiority of 12-week continuous terbinafine 250mg therapy and itraconazole 400mg pulse therapy (one week per month for three months) while suggesting the equivalence of topical therapies. These results reflect findings from the literature as well as treatment efficacy observed in clinical practice. PMID: 25032982 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Primary Closure of Toe Amputations in the Diabetic Foot - Is it Safe'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: PMID: 24963683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Needling versus liquid nitrogen cryotherapy for the treatment of pedal
           warts: A randomised controlled trial pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The regression rate of the primary pedal wart was significantly higher in the needling group compared to the liquid nitrogen cryotherapy group. PMID: 24963756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Digital and Interdigital Corn: A Report of Two Cases with Use of
           Hyaluronic Acid Gel Filler.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article describes two cases where hyaluronic acid gel injections were used to improve symptoms associated with digital and interdigital corns located in a non-weight bearing area. Both patients tolerated the intervention well, and showed considerable improvement of their condition for a substantial period of time after the intervention without developing adverse reactions. Hyaluronic acid gel injections could very well represent an interesting therapeutic alternative for digital and interdigital corns located in non-weight bearing areas. PMID: 24963842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Medial Foot Compartment: Diagnosis
           and Treatment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a case involving a 19 year old competitive collegiate runner who developed a chronic case of bilateral medial arch pain during training, which was initially diagnosed as plantar fasciitis but failed to respond to conventional treatment. After symptoms began to suggest exertional compartment syndrome, the diagnosis was confirmed by measuring an elevated resting pressure in the medial compartment of both feet. The patient underwent a bilateral medial compartment fasciotomy, which allowed a full return to activity, and has remained pain free after a one year follow up. PMID: 24963970 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiographic Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle. Part 1: The Distal Leg.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Foundational knowledge is provided that (1) future researchers can use as a baseline ("normal"), and (2) both students and practitioners can use for comparison when interpreting radiographs and distinguishing abnormal findings. PMID: 24964078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Lower Extremity A Case Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Roda DJ, Albano BJ, Rathore B, Zhou L Merkel Cell Carcinoma is a rare, often fatal, neuroendocrine cutaneous malignancy with a highly variable clinical presentation. Due to the rapid progression of the disease, early detection and treatment is vital in survival rates. Here, we report on the case of a 45 year old female whose podiatrist noticed an unusual lesion on her lower left leg and referred her to a dermatologist for work-up. A diagnostic excisional biopsy confirmed the diagnosis, followed by treatment including wide local excision of the primary lesion with subsequent chemotherapy and radiation. At the time of diagnosis, sentinel lymph node biopsy was positive. Due to the increasing prevalence of MCC in the last decade and its propensity to present ...
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Congenital Onychoheterotopia Involving Multiple Toe Nails.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: PMID: 24964192 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatrists' perspectives on their role in promoting self-care in
           high-risk patients with diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Gabbay R, Tinloy J, Kaul S, Ulbrecht J, Schaefer E Self-foot care is key in preventing morbidity in high-risk diabetic patients. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an approach to encouraging behavioral change by patients that can be utilized in medical settings. Our goal was to explore how podiatrists promote self-care in such patients and if they use MI techniques. A 19 question online survey of US-based practicing podiatrists. Most answers were on a 5 point scale. MI index was the sum of answers to 5 relevant questions. Of 843 podiatrists, 86% considered foot self-care to be very important for high-risk diabetic patients and 90% felt it was their role to discuss self-foot care with them; 49% felt that they had training and were successful in promoting be...
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Medial Longitudinal Arch Mechanics Before and After a 45 Minute Run.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS:Since there was no statistically significant change in arch deformation or rigidity, either the structures of a healthy, intact medial longitudinal arch are capable of adapting to cyclical loading or they are capable of withstanding a 45 minute run without compromise. PMID: 24960444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A Systematic Review of Ultrasound-Guided and Non Ultrasound-Guided
           Therapeutic Injections to treat Morton's neuroma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasound guidance should be considered for injection therapy in the management of Morton's neuroma. PMID: 24960551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The Impact of Glycosylated Hemoglobin and Diabetes Mellitus on
           Postoperative Wound Healing Complications and Infection Following Foot and
           Ankle Surgery.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: In this retrospective study, hemoglobin A1c had the strongest association with postoperative complications following foot and ankle surgery in patients with diabetes. PMID: 24960310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The Subtalar Joint Axis Palpation Technique: Part 2 - Results on
           reliability and validity using cadaver feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion The palpation technique as part of the Subtalar Axis Location and Rotational Equilibrium Theory proposed by Kirby is a reliable and valid clinical tool. Experience in performing the palpation technique has a positive influence on the accuracy of the results. In the context of evidence based practice, this technique could be a standard tool in the examination of patients with lower limb related pathology. PMID: 24959825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A good treatment option for patients with charcot osteoarthropathy of the
           foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: PMID: 24959936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic in-vivo subtalar joint kinematics measured using a skin marker
           based protocol: a face validity study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study did not produce patterns of movement that exactly matched those of previous investigations. The results of this study were, however, within the ranges previously published and the patterns of movement shown were feasible. The results suggest the face validity of the methodology, as a means of assessing the in vivo kinematics of the subtalar joint during the stance phase of gait. PMID: 24960073 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Molecular Determination of Mixed Infections of Dermatophytes and
           Nondermatophyte Moulds in individuals with Onychomycosis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Mixed dermatophyte/NDM onychomycosis infections may be more prevalent than previously reported. PMID: 24960191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Acceptance Address, APMA House of Delegates, Washington, DC, March 16,
           2014.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24901597 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Table of contents.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24901598 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Journal cover.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24901599 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Editorial board.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24901600 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Back matter.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24901601 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Brown ML, Baumhauer JF PMID: 24901595 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Forensic podiatry: principles and methods.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Nirenberg MS PMID: 24901596 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Subungual schwannoma with clinical, sonographic, and histologic
           correlation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Soto R, Aldunce MJ, Wortsman X, Sazunic I We show an unusual presentation of a schwannoma that was located in the ungual bed of the left great toe. The clinical, color Doppler ultrasound imaging, and histologic findings are shown to illustrate the case. This type of neurogenic tumor and the ultrasound presurgical imaging support should be considered when dealing with subungual tumors of the foot. PMID: 24901593 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Doctors of podiatric medicine-on a pathway to becoming fully licensed
           physicians and surgeons' An evidence-based analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA Since the 1970s, the profession of podiatric medicine has undergone major changes in the dimensions of its practice as well as its education and training. Herein, I describe how podiatric medicine has evolved to become a profession of independent practitioners who now provide patients with comprehensive medical and surgical care affecting the foot and ankle in community practice, academic health centers, and hospital operating rooms. Preparation for the profession virtually mirrors the education and training of the MD and DO, including a 4-year postbaccalaureate curriculum with a preclinical curriculum that matches that of Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited medical schools and most of the clinical curriculum of undergraduate medical educatio...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Malignant melanoma presenting as a nonhealing heel ulceration.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Fussell JN, Troutman DL, Hossler E, Agarwal S Malignant melanoma is responsible for more than three-fourths of skin cancer deaths in the United States. Melanomas presenting on acral surfaces are frequently misdiagnosed initially, leading to progression of disease and worse prognosis. This case is presented to reinforce the significance of careful physical examination and early biopsy of atypical ulcerations of the foot. PMID: 24901591 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Acute Rupture of the Tibialis Posterior Tendon without Fracture A Case
           Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Martinelli N, Bonifacini C, Bianchi A, Moneghini L, Scotto G, Sartorelli E The acute rupture of the tibialis posterior (TP) tendon, compared to an acute rupture of the Achilles tendon, is a quite uncommon disease to be diagnosed in the emergency department setting. In most cases symptoms related to a TP dysfunction, like weakness, pain along the course of the tendon, swelling in the region of the medial malleolus, and the partial or complete loss of the medial arch with a flatfoot deformity precede the complete rupture of the tendon. In this case report, we describe an acute rupture of the TP tendon following a pronation-external rotation injury of the ankle with no association of a medial malleolus fracture and with no history of a prior flatfoot deformity or sym...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Incidental pedal manifestation of primary bone lymphoma a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : DeLauro NM, Sharma S, Shah N, Ahmed I Primary lymphoma of bone (PLB) is an uncommon entity and is extremely rare in the foot and ankle. In this case, PLB was identified from the bone specimen after a bunionectomy of the first and fifth metatarsals. The diagnosis was confirmed with pathologic analysis, genetic karyotyping, positron emission and computed tomography scans, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). We felt that reporting this case was essential due to the rarity of its pedal occurrence and the lack of preoperative signs or symptoms. PMID: 24901590 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Perioperative posterior heel pain caused by multiple etiologies including
           a neuroma in continuity of the posterior branch of the sural nerve a case
           report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Barrett SL, Larson NL Posterior heel pain after a prior Haglund's deformity surgical correction can be resultant to multiple etiologies: osseous, tendinous, and neural. In this case report, all three potential etiologies were found to be contributing to the postoperative status of the patient. This case report illustrates identification and treatment of a neuroma in continuity of the posterior branch of the sural nerve with preservation of the sural nerve itself via microdissection, which we believe has not been described previously in the literature. PMID: 24901588 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A New Snowboard Injury Caused by "FLOW" Bindings A Complete
           Deltoid Ligament and Anterior Talofibular Ankle Ligament Rupture.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe the etiology of this injury to demonstrate the cause and existence of medial and lateral ankle ligament rupture without osseous and syndesmotic involvement and to create awareness of these types of injuries. PMID: 24901589 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Idiopathic Toe-Walking Have We Progressed in our Knowledge of the
           Causality and Treatment of this Gait Type'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : This review updates the knowledge of podiatric physicians, enhances how children who present with this gait style can be managed, and highlights areas for future research. PMID: 24901584 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar fasciitis and its relationship with hallux limitus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : Participants with plantar fasciitis presented less hallux dorsiflexion than those in the control group, and their most common foot type was the pronated foot. PMID: 24901585 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • "Step up for foot care" addressing podiatric care needs in a
           sample homeless population.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : This study demonstrates lack of resources and high-risk factors for lower-extremity complications in the homeless individuals studied. It is important in the realm of public health to keep lower-extremity health in mind because it plays an important role in preventing the spread of infection and lowering the social economic burden. PMID: 24901586 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Placebo cure rates in the treatment of onychomycosis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Gupta AK, Paquet M Placebo cure rates vary among randomized clinical trials for onychomycosis, but the factors influencing these cure rates have not been systematically investigated. The PubMed database and reference sections of relevant publications were searched for randomized controlled trials of dermatophyte toenail onychomycosis that included a placebo control and that assessed cure rates. From 21 studies, the pooled mean ± SD placebo cure rates regarding mycological, clinical, and complete cure were 8.7% ± 3.7%, 3.4% ± 2.2%, and 1.2% ± 1.4%, respectively. There was no statistically significant difference between oral and topical treatments. None of the cure rates significantly correlated with any of the participant or study design characteristics analyze...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Using a polymerase chain reaction as a complementary test to improve the
           detection of dermatophyte fungus in nails.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : Although this PCR cannot, at present, substitute for the traditional culture method in the detection of dermatophyte infection of the nails, it can be used as a complementary technique because its main advantage lies in the significant reduction of time used for diagnosis, in addition to higher sensitivity. PMID: 24901581 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The subtalar joint axis palpation technique-part 1 validating a clinical
           mechanical model.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : The technique of determining the points of no rotation as described by Kirby could be validated by using a three-dimensional kinematic model to determine the helical axis. PMID: 24901582 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The consistency of individual-selected versus rater-determined angle and
           base of gait.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : Based on these findings, we recommend using marching in place to position a patient in his or her angle and base foot placement when the measurement or visual assessment of foot posture must be performed for more than one clinical visit. PMID: 24901583 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • High serum concentration of interleukin-18 in diabetic patients with foot
           ulcers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : We found that serum IL-18 concentrations were elevated in diabetic patients with acute diabetic foot ulcers. However, these findings do not indicate whether the IL-18 elevation is a cause or a result of the diabetic foot ulceration. Further studies are needed to show the role of IL-18 in the course of these ulcers. PMID: 24901579 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Is scintigraphy a guideline method in determining amputation levels in
           diabetic foot'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : We conclude that 3-phase bone scintigraphy prior to surgery could be a useful method to determine the amputation level in a diabetic foot. We conclude that further, comparative, more comprehensive, long-term, and controlled studies are required. PMID: 24901580 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Association of footprint measurements with plantar kinetics a linear
           regression model.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : Dynamic footprint measurements are associated with dynamic plantar loading kinetics, with emphasis on the midfoot region. PMID: 24725031 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • An Initial Evaluation of a Proof-of-Concept 128-Hz Electronic Tuning Fork
           in the Detection of Peripheral Neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : Performance of TVTs with the ETF detected sensory impairment compared with three conventional neurologic screening methods. Given these findings, the ETF could facilitate the use of standardized TVTs as an indicator of DPN progression. PMID: 24725032 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Human Papillomavirus Types 2, 27, and 57 Identified in Plantar Verrucae
           from HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Individuals.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : This study presents an increased prevalence of HPV-2, HPV-27, and HPV-57 in plantar verrucae in this study population and provides insight into the occurrence of these types in HIV+ and HIV- individuals. PMID: 24725033 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Evaluation of Wound Care and Health-Care Use Costs in Patients with
           Diabetic Foot Ulcers Treated with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy versus
           Advanced Moist Wound Therapy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : Our results show greater cost effectiveness with NPWT versus AMWT in recalcitrant wounds that didn't close during a 12-week period, due to lower expenditures on procedures and use of health-care resources. PMID: 24725034 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The foot posture index in men practicing three sports different in their
           biomechanical gestures.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : Runners and basketball players had neutral feet, whereas handball players had supinated feet. The differences in foot posture seem to be mainly determined by two of the FPI criteria: talar head position and talonavicular prominence. PMID: 24725035 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Daptomycin for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Diabetic Foot
           Infections.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : In a large real-world cohort of patients with MRSA DFI, daptomycin therapy was shown to be generally well tolerated and effective. The use of an anti-MRSA antibiotic agent should be considered when implementing first-line antibiotic drug therapy for DFI in countries where MRSA is common to avoid inappropriate empirical treatment and potential negative effects on outcomes. PMID: 24725036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Hallux abductus interphalangeus in normal feet, early-stage hallux
           limitus, and hallux valgus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : For the study participants, there were similar deviations of the distal phalanx of the hallux with respect to the proximal phalanx in normal feet and in feet with the early stages of the hallux limitus and hallux valgus deformities. PMID: 24725037 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Do educational interventions targeted to nail salon workers and customers
           improve infection control practices in these salons'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : The intervention and control groups underwent three DOL inspections, which may have resulted in a Hawthorne Effect, with both groups seeing a statistically significant decline in infractions after inspection visits. The more significant decrease in the number of infractions cited in the intervention salons may be due to the educational materials and the health education site visit they received. PMID: 24725038 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Pitted keratolysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : Currently, there is no consensus on the most effective approach to managing pitted keratolysis, but a combination of antimicrobial agents and adjunctive measures, such as antiperspirants, seems to demonstrate the most effective approach from the current literature available. PMID: 24725039 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Forefoot midsole stiffness affects forefoot and rearfoot kinematics during
           the stance phase of gait.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : It is likely that reduced stiffness of the forefoot midsole stretched the plantar fascia, increasing rearfoot stability during the stance phase of gait. Increased muscular contraction may also explain increases in rearfoot stability. Therefore, the integrity of the plantar fascia and ankle muscles' force and resistance should be considered when choosing a shoe with reduced or increased forefoot midsole stiffness for walking. PMID: 24725040 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Musculoskeletal pain, job satisfaction, depression, and anxiety among
           spanish podiatric physicians.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions : These findings, particularly the increased levels of pain, job dissatisfaction, anxiety, and depression in young single female podiatrists, indicate a need for strategies to reduce the risks posed by the work environment in podiatric medicine, thus minimizing the negative psychological and physical consequences of participating in the profession. PMID: 24725041 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Using amniotic membrane allografts in the treatment of neuropathic foot
           ulcers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe results from diabetic patients with neuropathic foot ulcers treated with a new amniotic membrane-based allograft. PMID: 24725042 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Multicompartment intramuscular hemangioma of the foot a case study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Yu J, Tran D, Newhard HM Soft-tissue tumors in the foot include a range of benign and malignant pathologies. In the clinical setting, the list of differential diagnoses can be exhausting, and the treatment plan is not always straightforward. In this article, we present a case of a 22-year-old female with a soft-tissue mass on her plantar foot that has been slowly growing since adolescence and is now causing increased pain with ambulation. Her pathology results demonstrated an intramuscular hemangioma. Intramuscular hemangiomas are rare benign tumors that tend to present in youth or early adulthood. Diagnosis is often delayed for months to years, depending on the patient's symptoms. Treatment varies from conservative to surgical, depending on size, location, and pr...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Repositioning buttress internal graft as a modification to distal
           osteotomy bunionectomies.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Rettig R The author proposes a novel use of redundant bone resulting from the lateral transposition of the first metatarsal head upon the shaft during a distal osteotomy bunionectomy. The bone, which is usually discarded, may be transposed to the lateral side of the shaft, fixated in place, and used to buttress the metatarsal head, thereby increasing the amount of transpostional shift that can safely occur with stability. By doing this, one could extend the range of intermetatarsal angles suitable to a distal osteotomy. PMID: 24725044 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A theoretical perspective on running-related injuries.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Gallant JL, Pierrynowski MR The etiology of running-related injuries remains unknown; however, an implicit theory underlies much of the conventional research and practice in the prevention of these injuries. This theory posits that the cause of running-related injuries lies in the high-impact forces experienced when the foot contacts the ground and the subsequent abnormal movement of the subtalar joint. The application of this theory is seen in the design of the modern running shoe, with cushioning, support, and motion control. However, a new theory is emerging that suggests that it is the use of these modern running shoes that has caused a maladaptive running style, which contributes to a high incidence of injury among runners. The suggested application of this t...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Strength in unity.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24725046 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Table of contents.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24725047 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Journal cover.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24725048 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Editorial board.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24725049 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Back matter.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24725050 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The amputation prevention initiative.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings suggest that many general practitioners may be failing to perform the major components of the diabetic foot examination believed to prevent foot ulcers and lower-extremity amputations. PMID: 24504570 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Ultrasound assessment of dorsal lisfranc ligament strain under clinically
           relevant loads.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Dorsal Lisfranc ligament length undergoes more strain in an abducted foot position at the same load compared with in a rectus foot. We advocate measuring under a medium load if possible and comparing foot positions for the maximum length changes. The participant stress loads and foot positions used are clinically feasible, which makes it possible to perform this ultrasound procedure in the clinical setting. PMID: 24504571 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Assessment of plantar pressure in hindfoot relief shoes of different
           designs.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Hindfoot relief shoes leave a considerable amount of peak pressure, predominantly under the hindfoot. The extent of peak pressure reduction for the heel and the hindfoot varies between different hindfoot relief shoes. Depending on the affected foot area, the kind of hindfoot relief shoe should be carefully chosen. PMID: 24504572 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing osteomyelitis in
           diabetic foot ulcers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In the diagnosis of diabetic foot ulcers, osteomyelitis is often reliably distinguished from reactive bone marrow edema, except in special cases. PMID: 24504573 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical acceptance, reasons for rejection, and reduction of in-shoe peak
           pressure with interdigital silicone orthoses.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Interdigital silicone orthoses reduce in-shoe peak pressure. Patient satisfaction was good. The durability of the material has to be optimized, and manufacturing remains difficult. The effect on ulcer reduction must be evaluated in a large prospective study. PMID: 24504574 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Does foot placement affect the reliability of static foot posture
           measurements'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Based on these findings, we recommend that clinicians perform measurements of static foot posture using the same standing foot placement between sessions to ensure a high level of measurement consistency. PMID: 24504575 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A novel device for standardizing marker placement at the calcaneus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings suggest that variations in marker placement are considerably reduced when the novel Calcaneal Marker Device is used, possibly toward the limits dictated by the fine motor skills of therapists and tissue artifacts. PMID: 24504576 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A longitudinal investigation into the functional and physical durability
           of insoles used for the preventive management of neuropathic diabetic
           feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Visual material compression does not seem to be a reliable indicator of insole usefulness. Frequency of insole replacement is best informed by a functional review of effect determined using an in-shoe pressure measurement system. These results suggest that insoles for diabetic neuropathic patients can be effective in maintaining peak pressure reduction for 12 months regardless of wear frequency. PMID: 24504577 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of high-heeled shoes and asymmetrical load carrying on
           lower-extremity kinematics during walking in young women.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study demonstrated that when high-heeled shoe wearing and asymmetrical load carrying are combined, changes at each joint are much greater than with high-heeled shoe wearing or load carrying alone. PMID: 24504578 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Nerve decompression after diabetic foot ulceration may protect against
           recurrence: a 3-year controlled, prospective analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Adding operative ND at lower-leg fibro-osseous tunnels to standard postulcer treatment resulted in a significantly diminished rate of subsequent DFU in neuropathic high-risk feet. This is prospective, objective evidence that ND can provide valuable ongoing protection from DFU recurrence, even years after primary ulcer healing. PMID: 24504579 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical treatment of malignant tumors of the calcaneus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: After wide resection of a calcaneal malignancy, biological reconstruction using pedicled osteocutaneous fibular flaps has proved to be a successful limb salvage procedure, offering a satisfactory oncologic and functional outcome alternative to amputation in selected patients. PMID: 24504580 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Antibiotic Stewardship: The Lower-Extremity Physician's Prescription for
           Effectively Treating Infection.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Smith RG, Joseph WS The discovery of antibiotic drugs was one of the most significant medical achievements of the 20th century. The improper use of antibiotic drugs to prevent and treat infections has resulted in the emergence of resistance. Antimicrobic stewardship programs are becoming a mainstay in the fight against multidrug-resistant organisms. Individual clinicians should be encouraged to adopt the principles of antibiotic stewardship when treating lower-extremity infections in their scope of practice. First, a review of the available literature outlining the concept and practice of antibiotic stewardship is offered. Second, a discussion describing how to adopt and apply these principles to the individual clinician's practice as it applies to lower-extremity...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A rare combination of brachymetatarsia and congenital hallux varus: case
           report and review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Froehlich V, Wuenschel M Hallux varus is defined as a medial deviation of the phalanx at the first metatarsophalangeal joint and can be congenital or acquired. Brachymetatarsia is defined as shortening of the metatarsal bones. A combination of hallux varus and brachymetatarsia is rare. A 15-year-old girl presented to our outpatient clinic complaining of problems with her feet. A distinctive hallux varus was present bilaterally combined with a brachymetatarsia of the first metatarsals. The patient reported discomfort. She was restricted in her activities and had severe psychological strain owing to the deformity. We decided on surgery. First, a Pennig MiniFixator for callus distraction of the first metatarsal bone was applied. Owing to the increased plantar subluxa...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Limitation of magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing longitudinal
           peroneal tendon tears.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 15-year-old female with lateral ankle pain, who was negative for peroneal tendon tear on magnetic resonance imaging. Owing to high clinical suspicion of peroneal tendon pathology, we opted to take the patient to the operating room and found a 6.5-cm longitudinal tear and a low-lying muscle belly of the peroneus brevis tendon. A low-lying muscle belly of the peroneal tendon has been shown to be associated with increased tendon tears. PMID: 24504583 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Acquired calcaneus deformity secondary to osteomyelitis of the distal
           tibia.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Singh D, Krishna LG, Kaur J Osteomyelitis of the distal tibia with involvement of the distal physis can lead to various deformities around the ankle and foot. Calcaneus deformity of the foot is usually secondary to paralytic disorders. A 14-year-old boy presented with calcaneus deformity as a result of osteomyelitis of the distal tibia. Involvement of the distal tibial epiphysis as a result of osteomyelitis of the distal tibia can lead to calcaneus deformity. This deformity has not been reported in the literature. Osteomyelitis of the distal tibia should also be included as a differential diagnosis of calcaneus deformity. PMID: 24504584 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • An unusual case of hamartomas fibroliponeurales and subungual pain in the
           hallux.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo R, Losa Iglesias ME, Madolell JA A hamartoma is a benign, focal malformation resembling a neoplasm in its tissue of origin. This malady has not been reported to be manifested in the nail plate. Here, we describe a rare case of hamartoma under the nail plate of the first toe and its successful excision from a 30-year-old woman. We used palpation, radiologic analyses, excisional surgery, and histopathology to determine the presence of a hamartoma under the nail plate of the first toe. Removal of the mass was successful for the patient, and histopathologic analysis revealed characteristics of hamartoma. The presence of a hamartoma under the nail plate of the first toe is a unique finding that should be made aware to the clinical community. ...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Noninvasive quantification of subtalar joint kinematics: a pilot
           investigation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Birch I, Deschamps K A noninvasive method of assessing the motion of the subtalar joint was developed for use in clinical and research settings. Anatomical reference frames for the calcaneus and talus were produced using a marker placement model utilizing 14 markers. An asymptomatic individual was tested during barefoot walking with a CODA MPX30 system. Intertrial variability and motion patterns, in all three planes, of the calcaneus with respect to the talus were analyzed as part of a validation study. The observed patterns in all three planes were found to have good face validity with published literature as well as good consistency during stance. The findings of this study support the further use of this model in both clinical and research settings, allowing in...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Diagnostic imaging of the mueller-weiss syndrome: findings of a rare
           condition of the foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report three patients with diagnostic imaging findings that are consistent with Mueller-Weiss syndrome. Mueller-Weiss syndrome is a rare condition that involves osteonecrosis of the navicular bone in an adult. The characteristic findings for Mueller-Weiss syndrome include a dorsomedial dislocation along with the collapse of the lateral navicular bone, resulting in a comma-shaped configuration. Through these three case studies, we aim to familiarize both foot and ankle specialists and radiologists with the diagnostic imaging findings for Mueller-Weiss syndrome. PMID: 24504587 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Topical treatment of onychomycosis as a realistic option to systemic
           therapy: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Gupta AK Onychomycosis is a very common disease, especially in podiatric medical practice. It can be associated with significant patient distress, major disability and pain, and is challenging to treat successfully. This is a case study of a 41-year-old man with distal lateral subungual onychomycosis of 5 years' duration. Forty percent of the great toenail was affected and a total of six toenails were involved. Baseline fungal cultures were positive for Trichophyton rubrum. This patient was treated with efinaconazole 10% solution, a new topical antifungal, once daily for 48 weeks. Mycological cure was noted at the first assessment period (12 weeks), and compete cure was seen at follow-up. This case study alerts physicians to a promising new topical treatment for o...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Recognizing the prevalence of changing adult foot size: an opportunity to
           prevent diabetic foot ulcers'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Connolly JE, Wrobel JS Ill-fitting shoes may precipitate up to half of all diabetes-related amputations and are often cited as a leading cause of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), with those patients being 5 to 10 times more likely to present wearing improperly fitting shoes. Among patients with prior DFU, those who self-select their shoe wear are at a three-fold risk for reulceration at 3 years versus those patients wearing prescribed shoes. Properly designed and fitted shoes should then address much of this problem, but evidence supporting the benefit of therapeutic shoe programs is inconclusive. The current study, performed in a male veteran population, is the first such effort to examine the prevalence and extent of change in foot length affecting individuals follow...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • When a Heel Won't Heal: An Important Differential to Consider.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wootton CI, Littlewood SM PMID: 24504590 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +010
       
  • AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL NOTICE: To Component
           Societies and Affiliated Organizations * APMA Meetings * House of
           Delegates · 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Garoufalis MG, Gastwirth GB PMID: 24297990 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In appreciation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 24297991 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Subject index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24297992 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24297993 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Does footwear affect balance': the views and experiences of people
           with diabetes and neuropathy who have fallen.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: People with diabetic neuropathy have disease-specific needs and concerns relating to how footwear affects balance. Engaging with patients to address those needs and concerns is likely to improve the feasibility and acceptability of therapeutic footwear to reduce foot ulcer risk and boost balance confidence. PMID: 24297987 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Footwear interventions: a review of their sensorimotor and mechanical
           effects on balance performance and gait in older adults.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hatton AL, Rome K, Dixon J, Martin DJ, McKeon PO Footwear interventions, including shoe insoles and foot orthoses, have the capacity to enhance balance control and gait in older people. This review assessed the evidence for the effect of footwear interventions on static and dynamic balance performance and gait in older populations and explored proposed theories for underlying sensorimotor and mechanical mechanisms. We searched the Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL (the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), and AMED databases and conducted hand searches. Of 115 relevant articles screened, 14 met the predefined inclusion criteria. Articles were grouped into one of three categories based on balance task (static balance performance during quiet standing, dy...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effectiveness of foot and ankle exercise programs on reducing the risk of
           falling in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of
           randomized controlled trials.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Evidence suggests that FA exercise can improve certain fall risk-related motor outcomes and reduce falls. Limited effects on strength and functional ability might be related to insufficient training intensity and lack of adherence. Further studies that include progressive strength and flexibility training are necessary to validate which FA exercise programs are most effective at preventing falls. PMID: 24297989 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of nonslip socks on the gait patterns of older people when walking
           on a slippery surface.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Compared with wearing standard socks, wearing nonslip socks improves gait performance and may be beneficial in reducing the risk of slipping in older people. PMID: 24297983 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Fear of falling is prevalent in older adults with diabetes mellitus but is
           unrelated to level of neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Fear of falling is prevalent in older adults with diabetes mellitus but is unrelated to level of neuropathy. PMID: 24297984 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Hallux valgus surgery may produce early improvements in balance control:
           results of a cross-sectional pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study provides supportive evidence regarding the benefits of corrective lower-extremity surgery on certain aspects of balance control. Patients seem to demonstrate early improvements in static balance after corrective HV surgery, whereas gait improvements may require a longer recovery time. Further research using a longitudinal study design and a larger sample size capable of assessing the long-term effects of HV surgical correction on balance and gait is probably warranted. PMID: 24297985 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Balance rehabilitation: promoting the role of virtual reality in patients
           with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The present research implemented a novel balance rehabilitation strategy based on virtual reality technology. The method included wearable sensors and an interactive user interface for real-time visual feedback based on ankle joint motion, similar to a video gaming environment, for compensating impaired joint proprioception. These findings support that visual feedback generated from the ankle joint coupled with motor learning may be effective in improving postural stability in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. PMID: 24297986 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The Role of Podiatry in the Prevention of Falls in Older People: A JAPMA
           Special Issue.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Najafi B, de Bruin ED, Reeves ND, Armstrong DG, Menz HB Given the age-related decline in foot strength and flexibility, and the emerging evidence that foot problems increase the risk of falls, established guidelines for falls prevention recommend that older adults have their feet examined by a podiatrist as a precautionary measure. However, these guidelines do not specify which intervention activities might be performed. Published in this special issue of JAPMA are nine high-quality articles, including seven original studies and two basic science reviews, focusing on the benefit and impact of footwear and foot and ankle interventions in reducing the risk of falling. The selected studies discuss various relevant questions related to podiatric intervention, includin...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Older People's Perceptions of a Multifaceted Podiatric Medical
           Intervention to Prevent Falls.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The multifaceted podiatric medical intervention used in this trial was generally perceived to be beneficial and demonstrated high levels of satisfaction among participants. Further research is now required to evaluate the feasibility of implementing the intervention in a range of clinical practice settings. PMID: 24297981 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • "Good for older ladies, not me": how elderly women choose their
           shoes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study indicates that older women are driven primarily by aesthetics and comfort in their footwear selection. These footwear drivers have implications for health-care providers when delivering fall and foot health education. PMID: 24297982 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability and relevance of radiographic measures of metatarsus primus
           elevatus and arch alignment in individuals with midfoot arthritis and
           controls.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings provide objective data establishing the reliability of measures of MPE and arch alignment and their potential clinical significance. PMID: 24072361 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Demographic characteristics of individuals with diabetes mellitus and
           peripheral neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Predictor variables will assist clinicians in better diagnosing peripheral neuropathy, contributing to more effective treatments and shortening of healing time. Diagnostic measures to be taken into consideration include race, age, education, marital status, duration of diabetes mellitus, numbness in hands or feet, participation in moderate physical activity, and use of tobacco. PMID: 24072362 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Sever's Injury: A Clinical Diagnosis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The diagnosis of Sever's injury is clinical, not radiologic. Radiologic findings of increased density and fragmentation are found also in pain-free controls with high levels of physical activity and may, therefore, represent normal growth and development. We suggest that the diagnosis of Sever's injury should be based on patient history and the results of two specific clinical tests. PMID: 24072363 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of flatfoot and anthropometric comparison between flat and
           normal feet in the hausa ethnic group of Nigeria.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Girls had a higher incidence of flatfoot than boys, and it was also influenced by age. PMID: 24072364 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot and ankle characteristics of children with an idiopathic toe-walking
           gait.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusion: Children with an ITW gait demonstrated reduced flexibility at the ankle joint but similar weightbearing foot posture compared with non-toe-walking children, showing that for children 4 to 8 years old, an ITW gait affects the available ankle dorsiflexion but seems to have a limited effect on weightbearing foot posture as measured by the FPI-6. PMID: 24072365 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Low long-term risk of foot ulcer recurrence after nerve decompression in a
           diabetes neuropathy cohort.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The prospective, objective, statistically significant finding of a large, long-term diminution of diabetic foot ulcer recurrence risk after operative nerve decompression compares very favorably with the historical literature and the contralateral legs of this cohort, which had no decompression. This finding invites prospective randomized controlled studies for validation testing and reconsideration of the frequency and contribution of unrecognized nerve entrapments in diabetic sensorimotor polyneuropathy and diabetic foot complications. PMID: 24072366 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A chemical application method with underwater dissection to improve
           anatomic identification of cadaveric foot and ankle structures in
           podiatric education.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although this method required additional preparation time, the resultant prosections have been repeatedly used for several years to facilitate learning among podiatry students and residents, and they have held up well. This method can be used by educators to teach podiatry students throughout their medical training and even into residency. PMID: 24072367 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Sagittal plane kinematics of passive dorsiflexion of the foot in
           adolescent athletes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Participants had very flexible foot dorsiflexion, unlike those in another study assessing adolescent athletes. This finding, together with nonsignificant statistical results, implies that foot dorsiflexion measurement may be performed at any foot posture without notably affecting results. PMID: 24072368 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The foot posture index: anthropometric determinants and influence of sex.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The most frequent posture was neutral with a certain degree of pronation, with no differences in FPI values between men and women. Participants with larger foot sizes had higher FPI values, whereas taller and heavier participants had lower FPI values. PMID: 24072369 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A quick and reliable procedure for assessing foot alignment in athletes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study describes a reliable and practical measurement procedure for rearfoot, forefoot, and shank-forefoot alignments that can be applied to clinical and research situations as a screening procedure for risk factors for lower-limb injuries in athletes. PMID: 24072370 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Design of a first metatarsophalangeal joint simulator.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The designed joint simulator is mechanically sound and may be used for wear testing of any type of first MPJ implant. PMID: 24072371 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Use of primary corticosteroid injection in the management of plantar
           fasciopathy: is it time to challenge existing practice'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article provides evidence supporting the clinical efficacy of corticosteroid injections, in particular those guided by imaging technology. The evidence challenges existing orthodoxy, which marginalizes this treatment as a secondary option. This challenge is supported by recently revised guidelines published by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons advocating corticosteroid injection as a primary treatment option. PMID: 24072372 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Single longitudinal dorsal incision approach to transfer the flexor
           digitorum longus tendon between the flexor digitorum brevis hemitendons: a
           cadaveric study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo R, Losa Iglesias ME, Rodriguez MF, Tirado FV Transposition of the flexor digitorum longus tendon has been widely reported for the correction of flexible claw and hammertoe deformities. The most common technique uses two cutaneous incisions, one plantar and another dorsal. We performed a cadaveric study to determine whether the flexor digitorum longus tendon could be transferred to the dorsum of the proximal phalanx of the toe from its lateral or medial aspect through a unique single longitudinal central dorsal incision. The rationale for this novel approach was to minimize the risk of vascular compromise to the digit associated with the two-incision approach. Transposition of the flexor digitorum longus tendon was attempted in 120 toes of...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the leg: a case study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article presents a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma presenting in the leg. PMID: 24072374 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Traumatic Digital Amputations of the Foot Inflicted by Pet Cat upon
           Individual with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Hoffman W, Donovan K Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) is a common cause of many lower-extremity complications. This case study illustrates the potential perils of pet ownership associated with diabetes and neuropathy. The case describes an incident resulting in traumatic digital amputations inflicted by a patient's pet feline while she was sleeping. In presenting this case, the potential risks of pet ownership for patients with DPN are discussed along with a review of the relevant literature. PMID: 24072375 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Erratum.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 24072376 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Congenital onychoheterotopia involving multiple toe nails.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a 25-year-old male with multiple congenital ectopic nails of the toes since birth, which has not been reported before. PMID: 24072377 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Pedal pathology potentiated by personal pedicure procedures in the
           presence of painless peripheral neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Zhubrak MS, Fisher TK, Armstrong DG Although the literature is replete with recommendations for people with diabetes-particularly those with neuropathy, ischemia, or both-to avoid caring for corns and calluses on their own feet, there are virtually no reports of damage associated with this care. The purpose of this article is to report on the potential perils of personal pedicures in the presence of peripheral neuropathy by using a case-based example. In this article, we report on the inappropriate use of a Ped Egg personal pedicure device that led to limb-threatening lesions in a gentleman with diabetic peripheral sensory neuropathy. PMID: 24072378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author’s response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Armstrong DG, Mills JL PMID: 24040678 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Metastatic bone cancer of the foot: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 56-year-old woman with nonspecific pain in the left foot, ankle, and knee for 3 months. The patient was diagnosed as having urothelial carcinoma with metastasis to the left lower extremity, including the foot. This diagnosis was reached through the combined efforts of radiologic techniques and biopsies. This case discusses the importance of paying close attention to the details of the history and physical examination, performing appropriate tests, and obtaining suitable referrals. PMID: 23878388 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Letter to the editor.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA, Armstrong DG, Mills JL PMID: 23878389 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Malignant eccrine hidradenoma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present the case of a patient with a malignant hidradenoma presenting in her medial heel. After excisional biopsy identified the tumor, the patient was successfully treated with wide excision and delayed closure via vacuum-assisted closure. PMID: 23878386 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Stress fracture of the lateral cuneiform bone: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Vukic T, Ivkovic A, Jankovic S Stress fractures are common overuse injuries of the bone that are most often seen in athletes and military personnel. These types of injuries seem to be commonly missed or delayed in diagnosis. Physicians should consider the possibility of such an injury while determining the diagnosis of a long-lasting foot pain. The aim of this paper was to report an isolated stress fracture of the lateral cuneiform bone. A review of the literature failed to find a similar case. PMID: 23878387 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Anthropometric foot changes during pregnancy: a pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The foot of the pregnant woman tends to flatten during gestational weeks 12 to 34, taking a more pronated posture, and the anthropometric changes in late pregnancy result in increases in foot length and forefoot width, changes that seem to be moderate. PMID: 23878384 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar pressures, plantar forces, and their influence on the pathogenesis
           of diabetic foot ulcers: a review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: To better assess the at-risk foot and to prevent ulceration, the practitioner should integrate quantitative models of dynamic foot plantar pressures, such as in-shoe and barefoot PPPs, with the regular clinical screening examination. Prospective studies are needed to evaluate causality between other variables of mechanical stress and DFUs. PMID: 23878385 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of shoe flexibility on plantar loading in children learning to
           walk.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: It is likely that increased shoe flexibility promoted greater plantar loading. Plantar pressures while wearing the most flexible shoe are similar to those while barefoot. This mechanical feedback may enhance proprioception, which is a desirable attribute for children learning to walk. PMID: 23878382 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Alterations in the plantar pressure patterns of overweight and obese
           schoolchildren due to backpack carriage.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Backpack carriage raises the already elevated peak plantar pressures in overweight children during upright stance and modifies the physiologic pressure patterns. Further investigations are needed to clarify the features of such phenomenon when dynamic activities are performed and to verify the existence of fatigue and overexertion on the foot as well as other possible negative long-term effects. PMID: 23878383 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Ease of use, safety, and efficacy of integra bilayer wound matrix in the
           treatment of diabetic foot ulcers in an outpatient clinical setting: a
           prospective pilot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results are consistent with the hypothesis that IBWM is easy to use, safe, and effective when used on diabetic foot ulcers in an outpatient clinical setting without the secondary procedure of autografting for closure. PMID: 23878379 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • How effective is orthotic treatment in patients with recurrent diabetic
           foot ulcers'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Personalized orthotic therapy targeted at reducing plantar pressures by off-loading protects high-risk patients against reulceration. Treatment reduced the reulceration rate and peak plantar pressures, leading to patients' return to work or other activities. PMID: 23878380 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Stress at the second metatarsal bone after correction of hammertoe and
           claw toe deformity: a finite element analysis using an anatomical model.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: There is a biomechanical advantage to performing FDLT or FDBT instead of PIPJA to surgically treat a hammertoe or claw toe deformity. In addition, tensile strain at the dorsal aspect of the second metatarsal bone when performing PIPJA increases the risk of metatarsalgia or stress fracture in patients at risk. PMID: 23878378 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Can taekwondo footwear affect postural stability in young adults'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Taekwondo footwear is unlikely to affect somatosensory inputs and balance performance in young adults. PMID: 23878381 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author’s response.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Yoho RT PMID: 23837202 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Diabetes, Damp Casts, and Hair Dryers are Not a Good Combination.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Henderson BC, Lawson D, Conley GR Second- and third-degree burns of the toes resulted when a 69-year-old man with Charcot foot and a recent fractured ankle followed the advice of his local podiatrist. The man got his fiberglass cast wet while showering and was told to dry his cast using the low setting on a blow dryer. The following presents a literature review of cast drying, hair dryers, and this unfortunate man's case. PMID: 23697733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Angiokeratoma presenting as a melanoma: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Dumitrache N, Neiderer K, Martin B, Dancho J Angiokeratomas are benign skin lesions that can resemble melanomas or verrucae. Although morbidity from these lesions is rare, treatment for angiokeratomas typically consists of simple surgical excision. We aim to describe a case of a painful angiokeratoma that presented with the appearance of melanoma. PMID: 23697732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Irreducible metatarsophalangeal joint dislocation of the lesser toes: a
           case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a 37-year-old man who was injured in a motorcycle accident and dislocated the first to third metatarsophalangeal joints and fractured the fourth metatarsal head. The left first metatarsophalangeal joint was reduced successfully through the closed method, but multiple attempts at closed reduction under local anesthesia failed to reduce the dislocated second and third metatarsophalangeal joints. We performed a dorsal incision between the second and third metatarsals, and the metatarsal heads were found to be entrapped under the plantar plate. Dislocation reduction was performed without damage to the plantar plate, and one Kirschner wire was used to fix the fourth metatarsal head fracture. The pin was removed 8 weeks after surgery, and the patient regained normal gait and returned ...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Nonunion of an isolated cuboid fracture: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of symptomatic nonunion of an isolated cuboid fracture after nonoperative treatment. Fracture union was achieved with surgery, and the patient returned to full activities. PMID: 23697730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Navicular stress reactions in runners.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : St Louis M, Yoho RT PMID: 23697736 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Marjolin's Ulcer of the Hallux.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: In this report, we describe the clinical and histopathologic features and the differential diagnosis of this unusual lesion. PMID: 23697735 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Open reduction-internal fixation of a navicular body fracture with dorsal
           displacement of the first and second cuneiforms: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Andersen RC, Neiderer K, Martin B, Dancho J Body fractures of the tarsal navicular are relatively uncommon. To date, there is little literature discussing a navicular body fracture with dorsal subluxation of the first and second cuneiforms over the navicular. This case study presents a 30-year-old patient with this injury. He underwent open reduction internal fixation of the navicular body fracture successfully but failed adequate reduction of the navicular cuneiform joint after ligamentous reconstruction. After revisional surgery, he also failed 6 weeks of percutanous pinning with Kirschner-wire fixation. When comparing the literature of a similar injury, the Lisfranc fracture disclocation, the same principles may apply. One should consider rigid open reduction i...
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The impact of footwear and walking distance on gait stability in diabetic
           patients with peripheral neuropathy.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study suggests that gait alteration in patients with DPN is most pronounced while walking barefoot over longer distances and that footwear may improve gait steadiness in patients with DPN. PMID: 23697719 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Impact of diabetes and comorbidities on split-thickness skin grafts for
           foot wounds.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: For individuals with diabetes but without exclusionary comorbidities, split-thickness skin grafting may be considered an effective surgical alternative to other prolonged treatment options currently used in this patient population. PMID: 23697729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Histologic Evaluation of Intermetatarsal Morton's Neuroma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Significant histologic similarities among results were not seen; however, certain trends were discovered. Degenerative changes were appreciated in most specimens. Definite histologic findings of neuroma recur, but difficulty in consistent reproducibility may be related to factors such as age, sex, and comorbidities. PMID: 23697728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Arch height index normative values of college-aged women using the arch
           height index measurement system.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Normative values were established for college-aged females for the AHI using the AHIMS. Differences were noted between the right and left feet of the participants sampled. Although normative values were obtained, we caution against using these values to classify foot arch types based solely on a sample of the population studied. PMID: 23697727 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones in hallux valgus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This is the first detailed report of the prevalence of accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones of the feet in Italian women with hallux valgus. These findings could help clinicians in the diagnosis and management of disorders of accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones, which are often undiagnosed, painful foot syndromes. PMID: 23697726 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Do the presence of pathologic changes and the level of operator experience
           alter the rate of intra-articular injection of the first
           metatarsophalangeal joint': a cadaver study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The presence of pathologic changes reduces the rate of successful intra-articular joint puncture. However, the overall frequency of successful intra-articular injections can be improved through experience and the use of imaging. PMID: 23697725 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability and Repeatability of the Portable EPS-Platform Digital
           Pressure-Plate System.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study demonstrates that the EPS-Platform is a reliable device for collecting gait plantar pressures. Static trials produce better reliability, most likely owing to the large inherent variability during dynamic gait. Intersession reliability was higher than intrasession reliability owing to the intersession measures being calculated with an average of five trials. By averaging the trials, the variability of gait is decreased, and this improves the accuracy of the results. These results can be used as the basis for future studies and to determine a priori sample sizes for investigations that use the EPS-Platform. PMID: 23697724 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effectiveness of neuromuscular stretching with symmetrical biphasic
           electric currents in the cavus foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Plantar stretching with symmetrical rectangular biphasic currents is effective for the prevention and treatment of pes cavus metatarsalgia caused by excessive pressure. PMID: 23697723 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Joint Debridement and Metatarsal Remodeling in Freiberg's Infraction.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In advanced-stage Freiberg's infraction of the second metatarsal, joint debridement and metatarsal head remodeling is a safe and simple therapeutic option, and it provides better quality of life for patients. PMID: 23697722 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Variations of the origin of the arcuate artery.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This cadaveric study demonstrates that the arcuate artery can originate from the dorsalis pedis artery, the lateral tarsal artery, and one other variant. The dorsal arterial network of the lower extremity is important to consider during the overall clinical and surgical assessment of a patient. PMID: 23697721 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis Used to Compare Six Different
           Methods of Syndesmosis Fixation with 3.5- or 4.5-mm Titanium Screws: A
           Biomechanical Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Quadricortical application of 3.5-mm single screws and tricortical application of 3.5-mm double cortical screws are not good choices for syndesmosis fixation. If the plan is tricortical application, a 3.5-mm single cortical screw is adequate. If quadricortical application of syndesmosis fixation is planned, a 4.5-mm cortical screw should be used. PMID: 23697720 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Wed, 01 May 2013 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Toward a change in syntax in diabetic foot care: prevention equals
           remission.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Armstrong DG, Mills JL Because neuroischemic complications are associated with a high rate of recurrence, we propose a slight shift in the mechanism by which we counsel and communicate risk daily with our patients. If the epidemiology of this problem is comparable with that of cancer, and recurrences are common, then perhaps language commensurate with such risks should follow. After initial healing of an index wound, our unit now refers to patients not as being cured but rather as being "in remission." This concept is easy for the patient and the rest of the team to understand. We believe that it powerfully connotes the necessity for frequent follow-up and rapid intervention for inevitable minor and sometimes major complications. PMID: 23536510 [PubMed - in pr...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Are our patients ever ‘‘cured’’ or just in
           ‘‘remission'’’.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 23650663 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The professor position and the single-stance flexion test may clarify the
           effect of lumbar spinal stenosis or pseudostenosis on lower-extremity
           symptoms.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Goldman SM The effect of lumbar spinal stenosis on lower-extremity symptoms is often hard to ascertain in patients with multiple possible causes of symptoms. A positive response to two described maneuvers performed by patients in the office involving flexion of the spine can strongly corroborate the contribution of lumbar spinal stenosis to lower-extremity symptoms, although a negative response does not negate it. The professor position involves the patient standing and leaning in a gentle flexion position, with hands held secure behind the lower back. The single-stance flexion test has the patient gently leaning on support, with only a single symptomatic extremity supporting his or her body weight. Reduction or elimination of lower-extremity symptoms otherwise ex...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis presenting with bilateral achilles tendon
           xanthomata: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Mirzanli C, Esenyel CZ, Ozturk K, Baris A, Imren Y Xanthomas are described as deposits in the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Mostly known as pseudotumors, xanthomas consist of connective tissue containing mainly cholesterol, triglycerides, and numerous foamy macrophages. Bilateral Achilles tendon xanthomata is pathognomonic for cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis in the case of normal cholesterol levels but increased cholestanol levels in serum. In this article, we present findings regarding bilateral xanthomas of Achilles tendons in a patient with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis. PMID: 23536508 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the distal hallux.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : David MG, Stumph J, David BM Squamous cell carcinoma is a common disease of cutaneous tissue with a great ability to form metastases. Squamous cell carcinoma is found most commonly on sun-damaged skin and has a rare occurrence on the toes and feet. The patient was a 68-year-old woman who was seen at a podiatric specialty office with a complaint of pain in her left great toe and toenail. Radiographs displayed erosion of the distal hallux, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed no further spread of disease in the proximal phalanx. An amputation was performed of the hallux interphalangeal joint, and pathology confirmed squamous cell carcinoma of the verrucous type. PMID: 23536507 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Associatio...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as rare complications after
           hallux valgus surgery: case report and literature review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 57-year-old female patient who underwent surgery for bilateral hallux valgus deformities and was diagnosed as having deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after the surgery despite early mobilization and mechanical prohylaxis. Her preoperative physical examination revealed varicose veins in both cruris. She was treated for pulmonary embolism with low-molecular-weight heparin and an oral anticoagulant in the postoperative period. Although venous thromboembolism is more commonly described after proximal lower-extremity procedures, it can occur after foot and ankle surgery, particularly if the patient has certain risk factors. Therefore, in addition to mechanical prophylaxis, pharmacologic prophylaxis should be kept in mind in such patients. PMID: 23536506 [PubMed - ...
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Another cystic lesion in the calcaneus: benign fibrous histiocytoma of
           bone.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 22-year-old male patient with benign fibrous histiocytoma involving the calcaneus treated with curettage and bone grafting. At the final follow-up visit, 1 year after surgery, the patient was free of pain and walking unaided. We discuss the differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the calcaneus. PMID: 23536505 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Diagnosis of hyperostosis of the medial calcaneal tubercle similar to a
           heel spur.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Altan E, Senaran H, Can N, Aydin BK, Erkocak OF Calcaneal osteochondromas are rare conditions. To our knowledge, we present the first report of a calcaneal osteochondroma in an adolescent patient that was surprisingly similar to a heel spur, and, in addition, symptoms due to compression of the medial plantar nerve were present. PMID: 23536504 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The stationary configuration of the knee.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The use of this reciprocal system introduces a new dimension of foot loading to the knee axis alignment. This insight shows that locating knee functional axes is equivalent to the static alignment measurement. This method can be used for the optimal design of braces and orthoses for conservative treatment of knee osteoarthritis. PMID: 23536503 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The effect of moderate running on foot posture index and plantar pressure
           distribution in male recreational runners.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Continuous running at a moderate speed (3.3 m/sec) induced changes in heel strike related to enhanced pronation posture, indicative of greater stress on that zone after physical activity. This observation may help us understand the functioning of the foot, prevent injuries, and design effective plantar orthoses in sport. PMID: 23536502 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot overuse diseases in rock climbing: an epidemiologic study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Overuse foot diseases related to rock climbing are particularly frequent and debilitating. Detailed knowledge of these diseases and their predisposing factors may help us implement effective preventive or therapeutic measures, including changes in the type of climbing, correction of body weight, degree of difficulty, footwear, orthoses, and measures that maximize the support of the foot to the ground. PMID: 23536501 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Plantar loading asymmetry in american indians with diabetes and peripheral
           neuropathy, with diabetes only, and without diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Overall, American Indians with diabetes seemed to show greater asymmetry in plantar loading variables across the forefoot region compared with those in the control group. Specifically, individuals with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy had the greatest amount of forefoot pressure-time integral asymmetry. Significant peak plantar pressure asymmetry occurred in the third metatarsal region of the forefoot in those with diabetes with and without peripheral neuropathy. Loading asymmetry may play a role in the development of foot ulcers in the forefoot region of American Indians with peripheral neuropathy and diabetes. PMID: 23536500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A comparison of two multisegment foot models in high-and low-arched
           athletes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Although both models found differences in frontal plane motion between high- and low-arched athletes, the Leardini multisegment foot model is suggested to be more appropriate as it directly tracks frontal plane midfoot motion during dynamic motion. PMID: 23536499 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Mar 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Diabetic foot infection.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 23447841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • 2012 infectious diseases society of america clinical practice guideline
           for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lipsky BA, Berendt AR, Cornia PB, Pile JC, Peters EJ, Armstrong DG, Deery HG, Embil JM, Joseph WS, Karchmer AW, Pinzur MS, Senneville E Foot infections are a common and serious problem in persons with diabetes. Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) typically begin in a wound, most often a neuropathic ulceration. While all wounds are colonized with microorganisms, the presence of infection is defined by ≥2 classic findings of inflammation or purulence. Infections are then classified into mild (superficial and limited in size and depth), moderate (deeper or more extensive), or severe (accompanied by systemic signs or metabolic perturbations). This classification system, along with a vascular assessment, helps determine which patients should be hospitalized, which may re...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blinded Study with Crossover to
           Determine the Efficacy of Radio-frequency Nerve Ablation for the Treatment
           of Heel Pain.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Using a prospective, randomized study with sham treatment and crossover, this study demonstrates the efficacy of RFNA for the treatment of plantar fasciosis. PMID: 23328847 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The occurrence of ipsilateral or contralateral foot disorders and hand
           dominance: the framingham foot study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: For the 2,089 study participants, certain forefoot disorders were shown to be ipsilateral and others were contralateral to the dominant hand. Future studies should examine whether the same biological mechanism that explains ipsilateral hand and foot preference may explain ipsilateral hand dominance and forefoot disorders. PMID: 23328848 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Histopathologic characteristics of bone infection complicating foot ulcers
           in diabetic patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Histopathologic categorization of bone infections in the feet of diabetic patients should include four groups: acute, chronic, chronic acute, and fibrosis. We suggest that new studies should identify cases of fibrosis to allow comparison with the present results. PMID: 23328849 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiologic morphology of the calcaneus: a study of radiologic angles in a
           pediatric population.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The mean angle values in a pediatric population did not differ from those in adults. We found a high percentage of calcaneal pitch angles outside the reference range. Age influenced the Fowler-Philip and calcaneal pitch angles but not the total calcaneal angle. PMID: 23328850 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of a Forefoot Off-loading Postoperative Shoe on Muscle Activity,
           Posture, and Static Balance.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The posterior shift in center of pressure toward and behind the ankle joint axis is believed to result in the increase in tibialis anterior muscle activity that now acts as the primary stabilizer around the ankle. Instability may, therefore, increase in patients with weak tibialis anterior muscles (eg, diabetic neuropathy) who need to wear offloading devices for ulcer management. We suggest that the addition of a contralateral shoe raise fitted with a FOPS may potentially be beneficial in maintaining stability while off-loading the forefoot in this patient group. PMID: 23328851 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effects of anthropometric factors on nerve conduction: an
           electrophysiologic study of feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The effects of age, sex, height, and BMI in foot nerve conduction studies are not identical. Height and BMI were shown to strongly affect motor, sensory, and mixed nerve conduction. Further investigations are needed. PMID: 23328852 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Customized foot insoles have a positive effect on pain, function, and
           quality of life in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: There was a significant reduction in pain and improvements in function and quality of life with custom-made laterally wedged insoles with arch support in older adults with mild-to-severe medial KOA. The customization of laterally wedged insoles may be essential for the effect in medial KOA. PMID: 23328853 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Perceived Value of the Clinical Dual-degree Program to DPM/MHA Alumni.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These survey results provide justification that the DPM/MHA dual-degree program at Des Moines University is fulfilling its goal of providing an educational background in the administrative and clinical aspects of medicine that prepares students for the complex and ever-changing health-care industry. The dual-degree program is a great opportunity for the podiatric medicine profession and podiatric medical schools to increase their collaboration with MHA programs to offer dual-degree programs to help fill the void and prepare future physician leaders. PMID: 23328854 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia in the Setting of Perioperative Bridging
           for Podiatric Surgery: A Case Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Frykberg RG, Gordon S, Tierney E, Tallis A Heparin is an anticoagulant commonly used to treat and prevent deep venous thrombosis. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and possible thrombosis are serious complications associated with its use. This can occasionally complicate treatment of patients undergoing podiatric surgery. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is often not immediately recognized and is underreported in podiatric medicine literature. The goal of this case report is to highlight the multiple risk factors associated with the development of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and to aid with early recognition, understanding of pathogenesis, and treatment options. PMID: 23328855 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Associa...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Closed total dislocation of talus without any accompanying fractures.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of closed peritalar dislocation without any accompanying fractures and, thus, discuss the conflicts encountered in this rare injury. A 25-year-old male patient presented with severe pain, swelling, and deformity in his right ankle within 30 minutes of a fall from a height. There were no wounds around the ankle. Radiographs revealed that the talus was disrupted from the calcaneus, navicula, and tibia moving in the anterolateral direction. No accompanying fractures were seen in the talus or in surrounding bones. After an unsuccessful closed reduction attempt, a further decision was open reduction. It was seen that the interposed joint capsula was preventing reduction. After reduction, stability of the ankle was checked and found to be satisfactory, so no fixation material w...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Aggressive early reconstruction in open foot trauma: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of open fracture-dislocation of the first ray treated with prompt debridement, skeletal stabilization, and immediate soft-tissue reconstruction. PMID: 23328857 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Mosaicplasty for osteochondral lesions of the talus: a report of two
           cases.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Chiang C, Au MK Two women (24 and 27 years old) noted pain in the affected ankle of several years' duration. Radiography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed osteochondral lesions of the talus in both patients. The lesion sites measured 1.3 × 1.0 × 0.4 cm (0.52 cm(3)) and 2.0 × 1.9 × 0.5 cm (1.9 cm(3)). Each patient received a medial malleolar osteotomy with mosaicplasty. Donor plugs were obtained from the ipsilateral knee in both patients. Surgery was performed successfully in both patients without complications. At 2-year follow-up, both patients had recovered good ankle function, with no donor site morbidity. American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society ankle/hindfoot scores improved in the affected ankles from 16 to 84 in case 1 and from 43 to 87 in case ...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatric medicine and disaster response: a survey of the professional
           leadership.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings suggest that deliberations regarding academic competencies at the podiatric medical school level and continuing education should be conducted by the profession for a surge response role, including prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery activities. After coordination and integration with response agencies, podiatric medicine has a role in strengthening the nation's catastrophic event surge response. PMID: 23328859 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Measuring Teaching Effectiveness--or Not.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Shaw GP Faculty in the present-day academic medicine environment are expected to perform multiple functions, notably, the provision of high-quality teaching to the medical professionals of tomorrow. However, evaluating the effectiveness of this teaching is particularly difficult. Student evaluations of teaching, despite their many flaws, are widely used as a convenient tool to measure teaching effectiveness. Administrators continue to routinely use student evaluation of teaching surveys in faculty retention/promotion and merit pay decisions. This practice should be reevaluated since it may have unintended consequences, such as grade inflation and content debasement, and may contribute to faculty leaving the institution and even the profession. A more valid, reliab...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The first podiatric medical education issue for the new millennium.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jones LJ PMID: 23204193 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatric medical students' perceptions of professionalism in the clinical
           setting: a qualitative analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study, which was performed with a selected group of individuals at a single institution, serves as an initial assessment of the needs of podiatric medical students and will be useful for developing professionalism-related instructional activities that could benefit students in the future. PMID: 23204194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Undergraduate GPAs, MCAT Scores, and Academic Performance the First 2
           Years in Podiatric Medical School at Des Moines University.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results identify undergraduate cumulative grade point average as the strongest cognitive admissions variable in predicting academic performance in the podiatric medicine program at Des Moines University, followed by undergraduate science grade point average. These results also suggest limitations of the total Medical College Admission Test score in predicting academic performance. Information from this study can be used in the admissions process and to monitor student progress. PMID: 23204195 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Information-seeking Behaviors of Podiatric Physicians.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Podiatrists recognize the need to become proficient at locating high-quality information, evaluating resources, and improving their understanding and use of resources on evidence-based medicine. Furthermore, with an increased awareness of their own behaviors, practicing podiatric physicians should pursue the best methods to find, judge, and use medical information for patient care. PMID: 23204196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Can We Predict 4-year Graduation in Podiatric Medical School Using
           Admission Data'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Despite the model's capacity to predict 4-year graduation better than random assignment, a sufficient amount of error in prediction remained, suggesting that important predictors are missing from the model. Furthermore, the high rate of false-positives makes it inappropriate to use age and Medical College Admission Test score as admission screens in an attempt to eliminate attrition by not accepting at-risk students. PMID: 23204197 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of technology on student class performance and class absence.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Instructional technology did not enhance absentee student course performance and, indeed, hurt it. Its use as a means of providing access to additional lecture material needs to be reevaluated. PMID: 23204198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Improving the standardized patient experience.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The students answered positively that the standardized patient rotation was important in terms of improving interviewing skills and worthwhile for future professional development. The students agreed that there likely was underused time in the course and even suggested ways in which they would make the course run more efficiently. PMID: 23204199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Can We Predict First-time Failure on the Podiatric Boards Using an
           Admission Screen'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: First-time Board failure can be predicted, but Board failure must be primarily addressed by interventions after matriculation rather than by an admission screen. PMID: 23204200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Lecture capture: enhancing learning through technology at the Kent state
           university college of podiatric medicine.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The results of this survey confirm the concept of lecture capture as an integral segment of advanced education. Though this system should not replace class attendance, it is a vital supplement to course work and study. By reviewing all of the components of the survey those who may have concerns on its effectiveness are also aware of the advantages. The results of this study met all the objectives to evaluate use and obtain viewpoints to improve and expand the program. PMID: 23204201 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Can we predict podiatric medical school grade point average using an
           admission screen'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Seventy-five percent of the individual variation in cumulative GPA at graduation and first-semester GPA remains unaccounted for by admission screens that rely on only cognitive measures, such as undergraduate GPA and Medical College Admission Test score. A reevaluation of admission screens is warranted, and medical educators should consider broadening the criteria used to select the podiatric physicians of the future. PMID: 23204202 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • An educational model for patient safety and disclosure of medical error in
           podiatric medicine.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Jones LJ, Levy LA PMID: 23204203 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Educating the podiatric physician in disaster and emergency preparedness.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA, Jones LJ PMID: 23204204 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Psychometric Properties and Podiatric Medical Student Perceptions of
           USMLE-style Items in a General Anatomy Course.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Students valued USMLE-style items. These data, coupled with the psychometric data, suggest that USMLE-style items can be successfully incorporated into a basic science course in podiatric medical education. Outcomes from students who recently took the APMLE Part I suggest that incorporation of USMLE-style items into the general anatomy course was a successful measure and prepared them well. PMID: 23204205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Assessment Plan for Student Academic Achievement: One College's
           Perspective.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: This article presents the plan for assessment of student achievement at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. PMID: 23204206 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL NOTICE: To Component
           Societies and Affiliated Organizations * APMA Meetings * House of
           Delegates {middle dot} 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Caporusso JM, Gastwirth GB PMID: 23204207 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In appreciation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 23204208 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Subject index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 23204209 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 23204210 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Equine pericardium as a biological covering for the treatment of diabetic
           foot wounds: a prospective study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The use of equine pericardium as a temporary biological scaffold is safe and effective for the treatment of chronic neuropathic foot wounds. PMID: 23001728 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Meta-analysis of Flexor Tendon Transfer for the Correction of Lesser Toe
           Deformities.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Regarding patient satisfaction, this comprehensive analysis provides supportive evidence of the clinical benefit of flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer. PMID: 23001729 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Performance of the Probe-to-Bone Test in a Population Suspected of Having
           Osteomyelitis of the Foot in Diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Positive probe-to-bone test results and erythrocyte sedimentation rates greater than 70 mm/h provide some support for the diagnosis of diabetic foot osteomyelitis, but it is not strong; magnetic resonance imaging or bone biopsy will probably be required in cases of doubt. PMID: 23001730 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Motion in Homo sapiens: Theoretical
           Association of Two-Axis Kinematics and Specific Morphometrics.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The selected morphometrics are consistent with inversion of the metatarsal around its longitudinal axis as it dorsiflexes. PMID: 23001731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Anatomical origin of forefoot varus malalignment.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings may have implications for the treatment of forefoot varus since they suggest that the source of forefoot varus malalignment may be found in an alterable soft-tissue deformity rather than in an unalterable bony torsion of the talus. PMID: 23001732 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Partial or Total Calcanectomy as an Alternative to Below-the-Knee
           Amputation for Limb Salvage: A Systematic Review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This systematic review provides evidence that partial or total calcanectomy is a viable option for limb salvage in ambulatory patients with calcaneal osteomyelitis. PMID: 23001733 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Weightbearing and nonweightbearing ankle dorsiflexion range of motion: are
           we measuring the same thing'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Weightbearing and nonweightbearing ankle dorsiflexion measurements produce significantly different results and only a moderate correlation, suggesting that these two measurements should not be used interchangeably as measures of ankle dorsiflexion range of motion. PMID: 23001734 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Assessment of partial first-ray resections and their tendency to progress
           to transmetatarsal amputations: a retrospective study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Partial first-ray resections are not highly successful. Our study found a higher success rate compared to a previous study done by Cohen et al in 1991. Partial first-ray amputations can be a good initial procedure to salvage the foot and prolong a patient's bipedal ambulatory status, thereby lowering the patient's morbidity and mortality. PMID: 23001735 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Pilomatrixoma: an infrequently encountered lesion on the lower extremity.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Martin BR, Neiderer K, Dancho JF We discuss the clinical presentation and treatment of pilomatrixoma as it occurs in the lower extremity. Although pilomatrixoma is far more common on the head, neck, and upper extremity, it can be found on the lower extremity. Treatment is aimed primarily at excision if the lesion is symptomatic or suspicious for malignancy. The authors present a case of a 73-year-old male who presented to the diabetic foot center with this condition. PMID: 23001736 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in the podiatric patient.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Freed L, Hill J, Gooch D Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a severely debilitating disease that was first described in the literature by Cowper and colleagues in 2000. It is pertinent to the field of podiatry because patients with NSF first manifest cutaneous symptoms in the lower extremity in the form of fibrosing lesions. To date, these lesions have been documented only in people with moderate to severe kidney failure. There is speculation that gadolinium, used as a contrast agent for imaging, might be the inciting factor that triggers a cascade of events that results in the inappropriate fibrosis both in the dermis and in deeper tissues. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis has been shown to cause these lesions in the lungs, pleura, diaphragm, myocardium, pericar...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Incidental findings of massive heel spurs in a veteran with a variant of
           psoriatic arthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Lowell DL, Osher LS, Grady AF A middle-aged man presented for left foot diabetic ulcer care. Pedal radiographs were negative for signs of osteomyelitis. However, asymptomatic incidental osseous findings demonstrated significant plantar and posterior calcaneal spurring possibly consistent with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). A differential of DISH, psoriatic arthritis, Reiter's, and ankylosing spondylitis was developed. Subsequent spinal imaging and laboratory work-up did not satisfy the diagnostic criteria for DISH. This case illustrates radiographic changes characteristic of multiple seronegative arthropathies. On initial presentation a diagnosis of DISH was most likely, but with further imaging studies a diagnosis of a variant of psoriatic arthr...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Newly approved laser systems for onychomycosis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Gupta AK, Simpson F Laser systems are a new treatment area for onychomycosis. As of January 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved four laser systems for the "temporary increase of clear nail in onychomycosis." The FDA has approved these devices on the basis of "substantial equivalence" to predicate devices with similar technical specifications and applications. Laser therapy appears to be a promising alternative to traditional pharmacotherapy, but these systems have been tested in only limited clinical trials; therefore, it is not possible to compare their efficacy to the oral and topical drugs currently used in the treatment of onychomycosis. PMID: 23001739 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Associa...
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Successful Limb-sparing Treatment Strategy for Diabetic Foot
           Osteomyelitis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis, surgical debridement or limited amputation plus antimicrobial therapy is effective at achieving clinical cure and limb salvage. PMID: 22826325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability of a new supination resistance measurement device and
           validation of the manual supination resistance test.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The supination resistance machine was shown to have sufficient limits of agreement for the study, but improvements need to be made for more meaningful research going forward. In this study, the force required to supinate a foot was independent of its posture, and approximately 12% of it was explained by body weight. Further work is required with a much larger sample size to build regression models that sufficiently predict supination resistance force and that will be of clinical use. The manual supination test is a valid clinical test for clinicians experienced in its use. PMID: 22826326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Intrarater and Interrater Reliability of First Metatarsophalangeal Joint
           Dorsiflexion: Goniometry versus Visual Estimation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although minimal differences between intrarater and interrater reliability of GM and VE are noted, this study suggests that GM is more reliable than VE is when used by experienced examiners. These findings support the continued use of GM for first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion assessment. PMID: 22826327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase 9 expression in rat dermal
           fibroblasts using small interfering RNA.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Expression of MMP-9 was increased in diabetic rat skin, especially around wounds, and was markedly inhibited after MMP-9 small interfering RNA transfection in vitro (P < .05). These findings may provide new treatments for diabetic skin wounds. PMID: 22826328 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Optimization of an infected shoe model for the evaluation of an
           ultraviolet shoe sanitizer device.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The developed infected shoe model is useful for assessing the effectiveness of ultraviolet shoe sanitizers. Also, ultraviolet treatment of shoes with a commercial ultraviolet C sanitizing device was effective in reducing the fungal burden in shoes. These findings have implications regarding breaking foot infection cycles. PMID: 22826329 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Relationship between student academic and clinical performance in
           podiatric medical education at des moines university.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results help define the relationship between student academic and clinical performance for podiatric medicine students at Des Moines University and suggest that nonacademic characteristics may play a pivotal role in clinical abilities. These characteristics need to be further identified and developed in the academic curriculum. There may be attributes identified that also benefit the admissions process. PMID: 22826330 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A Cross-disciplinary Approach to Understanding Flatfoot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Ponnapula P As form follows function, pedal anatomy is embedded in a history of evolution. This literature review seeks to further the understanding of physiologic and pathologic flatfoot through cross-disciplinary research of expired and extant members of the Homininae subfamily. Archaeological, anthropological, paleontological, and ontogenetic evidence presents multiple biomechanical similarities and anatomical parallels between flatfooted hominins and humans. Recognizing an evolutionary pattern in flatfoot pathologic disorders enhances anticipation and effective treatment. PMID: 22826331 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical Reconstruction of Severe Forefoot Derangement in a Patient with
           Traumatically Acquired Contralateral Limb-length Discrepancy: A Case
           Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Bonner A, Cranford CC, Patel R, Chi A, Bhikha S Limb-length discrepancy is a very common condition. A severe debilitating forefoot deformity resulting from a post-traumatic limb length discrepancy is quite rare. This case study discusses the surgical reconstruction of a forefoot deformity of a 64-year-old male following a post-traumatic limb-length discrepancy from a motor vehicle accident that caused compensatory biomechanical changes in the unaffected lower extremity. These changes resulted in a severe hallux abducto valgus deformity with subluxated metatarsophalangeal joints of the second and third digits, leaving the patient with a severe symptomatic forefoot deformity that closely mimics the radiographic appearance of a rheumatoid forefoot. The forefoot defor...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Double crush syndrome in the lower extremity: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present the case of a 33-year-old massage therapist who uses her feet to provide therapy to clients who presented to our clinic with symptoms consistent with tarsal tunnel syndrome. Her failure to progress in a satisfactory manner after a variety of therapies made us search for additional etiologies for her foot pain. In cases where tarsal tunnel persists after surgical therapy, the treating physician should search for more proximal lesions along the course of the nerve. PMID: 22826333 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical treatment of a young patient with bilaterally destroyed first
           metatarsophalangeal joints suffering from gout.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wünschel M, Wülker N, Walter C The authors present an unusual case of untreated gout leading to major bony destructions in both metatarsophalangeal joints, leading to joints of enormous dimensions. If untreated, gout can cause disabling destructions with direct influence on both private and working life, even in young patients. In potentially noncompliant patients, simple surgical procedures and postoperative regimes are valuable treatment options resulting in acceptable clinical results. PMID: 22826334 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the tarsal navicular bone: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Beil FT, Bruns J, Habermann CR, Rüther W, Niemeier A Osteochondritis dissecans most often affects the convex articular surfaces of the knee, the elbow, and the ankle joints; other sites of manifestation are very rare. Here we report a case of osteochondritis dissecans of the talonavicular joint affecting the concave part of the tarsal navicular bone in a 22-year-old woman, which was successfully treated by surgery, leading to complete recovery. Early diagnosis and surgery in stages of undamaged cartilage may help to prevent disease progression and the development of disabling osteoarthritis in the physiologically heavily loaded talo-navicular joint. PMID: 22826335 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A Blueprint for an Office-based Emergencies Course.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe the development and implementation of an office-based emergencies course for podiatric medical students. The program included a didactic session along with clinical skills stations incorporating task trainers, high-fidelity simulators, and a standardized patient. We tailored the course to the level of the junior podiatric medical student. The primary goal of this program was to provide a review on how to handle selected office-based medical emergencies. This course focused on complications of common chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, and hypertension, along with other unexpected emergencies, such as altered mental status, seizure, and syncope. In developing such a course, it is important to keep in mind the level of the ...
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Topical ketamine cream in the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy: a
           randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind initial study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The 5% topical ketamine cream was no more effective than was placebo in relieving pain caused by diabetic neuropathy. PMID: 22659759 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of
           Morton's neuroma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasonography has a slightly higher sensitivity in the diagnosis of Morton's neuroma, particularly of neuromas smaller than 5 mm, and should be the preferred imaging modality in suspected cases, and MRI should be reserved for cases with equivocal diagnosis. PMID: 22659760 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot-to-shoe mismatch and rates of referral in Special Olympics athletes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: There is a significant (41.44%) mismatch of foot to shoe in Special Olympics athletes. The most common mismatch is a shoe too big, with a much smaller number of athletes having shoes too small. Awareness of this foot-to-shoe incompatibility may be useful for the development of shoes better designed for athletes with a foot structure not consistent with conventional shoes. Because 20% of the athletes required a referral for professional follow-up, Fit Feet examinations are important for identifying athletes with conditions that can be more readily evaluated and treated, thus improving the athletes' comfort and performance. Beyond knowing the rate of referral, future studies can determine the conditions or findings that necessitate a referral and the ultimate outcome of that ref...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Matrixplasty for the treatment of severe incurved toenail with growth
           plate deformity.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Matrixplasty showed excellent clinical results in the treatment of severe incurved toenail, and this newly developed procedure showed improvement of the deformed toenail and its growth plate. PMID: 22659762 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic midfoot kinematics in subjects with medial tibial stress syndrome.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Patients with MTSS display a larger ND and a higher ND velocity during treadmill walking. Increased ND velocity may be important to this condition. Future studies should include velocity of dND to investigate the mechanisms of dND in relation to overuse injuries. PMID: 22659763 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Peripheral and central bone mineral density in Charcot's neuroarthropathy
           compared in diabetic and nondiabetic populations.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that lumbar BMD does not reflect peripheral BMD in patients with diabetes mellitus and reconstructive-stage CN. This study has clinical implications when reconstructive osseous surgery is planned in patients with CN. PMID: 22659764 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Topical application of a gentamicin-collagen sponge combined with systemic
           antibiotic therapy for the treatment of diabetic foot infections of
           moderate severity: a randomized, controlled, multicenter clinical trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Topical application of the gentamicin-collagen sponge seems safe and may improve clinical and microbiological outcomes of diabetic foot infections of moderate severity when combined with standard of care. These pilot data suggest that a larger trial of this treatment is warranted. PMID: 22659765 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Acellular fetal bovine dermal matrix in the treatment of nonhealing wounds
           in patients with complex comorbidities.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: In patients with comorbidities known to delay healing, the implantation of PriMatrix promoted the healing and, ultimately, full reepithelialization of otherwise unresponsive wounds of varied etiology, including those with complications of infection or exposed bone or tendon. PMID: 22659766 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Relation between popliteal-tibial artery atherosclerosis and global
           glycolytic metabolism in the affected diabetic foot: a pilot study using
           quantitative FDG-PET.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Using FDG-PET, one may be able to detect and quantify the degree of increased metabolic activity of early active atherosclerosis and the associated chronic tissue ischemic effects at the regional level and globally throughout the whole body during the asymptomatic phase of disease. PMID: 22659767 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Malignant eccrine acrospiroma: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wenzel E, Sandhu J, Kajgana Z, Ganta V, Rouweyha R The authors present a case of seemingly textbook digital osteomyelitis with draining ulceration. Per protocol, specimens were sent to pathology with the intent to verify and identify the offending organisms. Surprisingly, the textbook osteomyelitis returned with a pathological diagnosis of rare sweat gland tumor, malignant eccrine acropsiroma, prompting immediate systemic medical workup and treatment. This case emphasizes the importance of proper laboratory workup of all surgically removed specimens, despite having a "typical" presentation. PMID: 22659768 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Management of nonreducible lesser toe interphalangeal dislocation: an
           unusual injury.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Córdoba-Fernández A Interphalangeal joint dislocations of the lesser toes are relatively rare in clinical practice. Most nonreducible interphalangeal joint dislocations occur as a result of rupture or interposition of the plantar plate or of the collateral ligament in the joint space, thus hindering a closed reduction and, in most cases, compelling an open reduction. A post-reduction radiologic exploration is then essential to identify such an entity and proceed consequently. In some cases, such as the one introduced herein, a misdiagnosis, along with an inadequate surgical correction may lead to recurrence of the deformity and, ultimately, to a salvage arthrodesis. PMID: 22659769 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Assoc...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Interphalangeal joint involvement of the big toe in gout: a rare
           presentation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report a case of gout that presented with an expansile lytic lesion involving the interphalangeal joint of the hallux, lack of a history of gout, and an associated solitary lung nodule. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an expansile destructive bony lesion with soft-tissue involvement suggestive of a possible bony metastasis. A needle biopsy was performed, and histopathologic features were diagnostic of chronic tophaceous gout. PMID: 22659770 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Evaluating the biomechanics of the pediatric foot in Turner syndrome: a
           case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Morrison SC, Izod A, Mahaffey R Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder that can present clinically with multiple concurrent comorbidities. This case report describes a 12-year-old girl with Turner syndrome who was referred for podiatric medical assessment and explores the application of optoelectronic stereophotogrammetry in the biomechanical assessment of the foot and lower limb. A four-segment kinematic foot model using 14-mm reflective markers was applied to the foot and lower limb of the patient to track motion at the tibia, rearfoot, forefoot, and hallux. Kinematic results presented in this case study illustrate evidence of excessive foot pronation throughout the stance phase of gait. Whether excessive pronation is a general characteristic of foot function in ...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • A case of keratosis lichenoid chronica.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Baczewski N, Albano B Keratosis lichenoid chronica is a rare dermatologic anomaly believed to be a variant of lichen planus. It presents as violaceous, nodular lesions usually on the dorsal aspects of the extremities and the trunk. The disease is refractory to treatment although psoralen ultraviolet A therapy and oral retinoids have been proven useful in some cases. Here we present the case of a 58-year-old male diagnosed with keratosis lichenoid chronica. PMID: 22659772 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 May 2012 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical efficacy and safety of tapentadol immediate release in the
           postoperative setting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Daniels SE, Golf M The appropriate treatment for postoperative pain remains a common dilemma for podiatric surgeons and patients undergoing surgery of the foot and ankle. The treatment of moderate to severe acute pain typically relies heavily on the use of opioid analgesics, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone, which are often associated with adverse effects, including nausea and vomiting. These adverse effects may have a negative impact on postoperative outcomes and reduce patient compliance with analgesic therapy. Tapentadol is a novel, centrally acting analgesic with two mechanisms of action-μ-opioid receptor agonism and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition-in a single molecule. Tapentadol immediate release has been evaluated in a series of clinical trials in pati...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Normal genetic variation of the human foot: part 2: population variance,
           epigenetic mechanisms, and developmental constraint in function.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Quinn G Congenital deformities of the foot have been reported to correlate with regulatory epigenetic mechanisms that are also responsible for the timing and sequencing of developmental growth of the lower limb. Developmental variance of normal morphologic features has also been shown to vary between populations despite the retention of human foot characteristics. The molecular evidence for genetically controlled expressions of common evolved physical features is highly suggestive of regulatory control mechanisms that act together with developmental constraints to homogenize the retained functional characteristics of the foot. Genetic variance in morphologic features and functional plasticity when linked to morphometric change during gait may prove influential in ...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Epidemiologic factors affecting plantar arch development in children with
           flat feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Flat feet in children may be affected by age, sex, Cole index, place of residence, and physical activity. The proposed model allows plantar arch heights in children with flat feet to be predicted without the need for sophisticated technology via controlling the child's weight and physical activity for prescribing appropriate footwear. PMID: 22461268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Intratest reliability in determining the subtalar joint axis using the
           palpation technique described by k. Kirby.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The clinical palpation technique itself is reliable; the consistent attribution of a classification, in other words, interpretation, is weak. PMID: 22461269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic footprint measurement collection technique and intrarater
           reliability: ink mat, paper pedography, and electronic pedography.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Footprint measurements collected with various techniques demonstrate differences. Interchangeable use of exact values without adjustment is not advised. Intrarater reliability of a single method (ink mat) was found to be high. PMID: 22461270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Controlled release of epidermal growth factor from hydrogels accelerates
           wound healing in diabetic rats.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These data from in vitro release and diabetic animal models highlight the efficacy of hydrogels as a controlled releasing system for topical application of EGFs. The rhEGF-containing hydrogel we developed holds the merits of prolonged and sustained releasing of bioactive rhEGF and therapeutic potential in enhancing diabetic wound healing. PMID: 22461265 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Complex regional pain syndrome of the pediatric lower extremity: a
           retrospective review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Diagnosis of CRPS type 1 should be considered in a preadolescent female complaining of pain out of proportion after an inciting event with a physical examination demonstrating change in skin color, decrease in skin temperature, edema, and painful or diminished range of motion in affected joints. Prompt diagnosis can decrease the time to resolution of symptoms. PMID: 22461266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiographic measurement of the first metatarsal: a new technique to
           improve the accuracy of intermetatarsal angle measurement.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Compared with two existing techniques, a novel technique for accurately obtaining the bisection of the first metatarsal was consistently found to be reproducible and repeatable. PMID: 22461267 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the clinical features, radiographic findings, management and results of a patient with a post-traumatic synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon. Our patient was managed operatively and with radiotherapy with good clinical results. No evidence of recurrence or metastatic disease was seen at 3-year follow-up. PMID: 22461273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Charcot arthropathy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wünschel M, Wülker N, Gesicki M Charcot arthropathy is an acute or subacute, often indolent, non-infectious or tumorous osteoarticular destruction of weightbearing skeletal structures in patients with reduced pain perception due to peripheral neuropathy. The authors present a rare case of progressive Charcot arthropathy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with accompanying ulcer and foot deformity due to peripheral neuropathy. An arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with resection of the hypertrophic bone and osteophytes using a locking plate was performed. Also a condylectomy of the base of the proximal phalanx digitus II and III as well as a shortening osteotomy of the third metatarsal were conducted. The ulcer was debrided and primarily close...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Surfer's Toe: Trauma-Induced Idiopathic Acro-Osteolysis in the Toes of a
           46-Year-Old Surfer: A Case Report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: In this report, a 46-year-old surfer was evaluated for AOL as a complication of sports-related repetitive trauma to the right second and third toes. Radiography showed the bony tips of his right second and third toes had been eroded away. Acquired acro-osteolysis in the surfer's toes resulted from increased blood flow initiated to repair microdamage caused by repeated trauma to the distal ends of his second and third right toes due to the habitual dragging of the affected toes across a surfboard. The always initial lytic phase of bone repair was magnified by the increased arterial input to warm the extremities after prolonged exposure to cold. At 6-years' follow-up, the use of a protective bandage while surfing has permitted full regeneration of the affected toes. PMID: 22461275 [PubMe...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment of Mild, Moderate, and Severe Onychomycosis Using 870- and
           930-nm Light Exposure: Some Follow-up Observations at 270 Days.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Landsman AS, Robbins AH We have previously reported the results of a clinical trial in which the Noveon laser was used to treat onychomycosis. In the 180-day follow-up therein it was noted that positive clinical impact was demonstrable by a clearly measurable decrease in positive fungal culture and a concomitant decrease in positive microscopy with periodic acid-Schiff-stained nail scrapings. Review of 270-day mycological data, which are now available, confirmed that there was further decrease in both measures. Indeed, 38% of the treated population had negative culture and microscopy, qualifying as "mycological cures." These mycological cures occurred in cases categorized as mild, moderate, and even severe disease. PMID: 22461276 [PubMed - in process] (Source:...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A Historical and Current Analysis for the DPM Acquiring an MD or DO Degree
           and an Unrestricted Medical License.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA The podiatric medical profession has evolved substantially in the past 80 years. This evolution includes major changes in scope, in the requirements necessary to enter a podiatric medical school, and in the curriculum that must be completed to earn the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Entrance requirements to the schools are now identical to the prerequisites for admission to MD and DO institutions, and licensure requires the completion of graduate medical education. Much of the curriculum also is the same as it is in MD and DO schools. In the past decade, discussion focusing on the ability of the DPM to acquire the MD or DO degree has intensified. An analysis is provided using a historical context regarding this potential initiative. PMID: 2246...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of equinus in diabetic versus nondiabetic patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Equinus may be more prevalent in diabetic patients than previously reported. Although we cannot prove causality, we found a significant association between equinus and ulceration. PMID: 22461264 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Controlled release of epidermal growth factor from hydrogels accelerates
           wound healing in diabetic rats.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: These data from in vitro release and diabetic animal models highlight the efficacy of hydrogels as a controlled releasing system for topical application of EGFs. The rhEGF-containing hydrogel we developed holds the merits of prolonged and sustained releasing of bioactive rhEGF and therapeutic potential in enhancing diabetic wound healing. PMID: 22461265 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Complex regional pain syndrome of the pediatric lower extremity: a
           retrospective review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Diagnosis of CRPS type 1 should be considered in a preadolescent female complaining of pain out of proportion after an inciting event with a physical examination demonstrating change in skin color, decrease in skin temperature, edema, and painful or diminished range of motion in affected joints. Prompt diagnosis can decrease the time to resolution of symptoms. PMID: 22461266 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Radiographic measurement of the first metatarsal: a new technique to
           improve the accuracy of intermetatarsal angle measurement.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Compared with two existing techniques, a novel technique for accurately obtaining the bisection of the first metatarsal was consistently found to be reproducible and repeatable. PMID: 22461267 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Epidemiologic factors affecting plantar arch development in children with
           flat feet.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Flat feet in children may be affected by age, sex, Cole index, place of residence, and physical activity. The proposed model allows plantar arch heights in children with flat feet to be predicted without the need for sophisticated technology via controlling the child's weight and physical activity for prescribing appropriate footwear. PMID: 22461268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Intratest reliability in determining the subtalar joint axis using the
           palpation technique described by K. Kirby.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: The clinical palpation technique itself is reliable; the consistent attribution of a classification, in other words, interpretation, is weak. PMID: 22461269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic footprint measurement collection technique and intrarater
           reliability: ink mat, paper pedography, and electronic pedography.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: CONCLUSIONS: Footprint measurements collected with various techniques demonstrate differences. Interchangeable use of exact values without adjustment is not advised. Intrarater reliability of a single method (ink mat) was found to be high. PMID: 22461270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical efficacy and safety of tapentadol immediate release in the
           postoperative setting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Daniels SE, Golf M The appropriate treatment for postoperative pain remains a common dilemma for podiatric surgeons and patients undergoing surgery of the foot and ankle. The treatment of moderate to severe acute pain typically relies heavily on the use of opioid analgesics, such as hydrocodone and oxycodone, which are often associated with adverse effects, including nausea and vomiting. These adverse effects may have a negative impact on postoperative outcomes and reduce patient compliance with analgesic therapy. Tapentadol is a novel, centrally acting analgesic with two mechanisms of action--μ-opioid receptor agonism and norepinephrine reuptake inhibition--in a single molecule. Tapentadol immediate release has been evaluated in a series of clinical trials in pa...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Normal genetic variation of the human foot: Part 2: Population variance,
           epigenetic mechanisms, and developmental constraint in function.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Quinn G Congenital deformities of the foot have been reported to correlate with regulatory epigenetic mechanisms that are also responsible for the timing and sequencing of developmental growth of the lower limb. Developmental variance of normal morphologic features has also been shown to vary between populations despite the retention of human foot characteristics. The molecular evidence for genetically controlled expressions of common evolved physical features is highly suggestive of regulatory control mechanisms that act together with developmental constraints to homogenize the retained functional characteristics of the foot. Genetic variance in morphologic features and functional plasticity when linked to morphometric change during gait may prove influential in ...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the clinical features, radiographic findings, management and results of a patient with a post-traumatic synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon. Our patient was managed operatively and with radiotherapy with good clinical results. No evidence of recurrence or metastatic disease was seen at 3-year follow-up. PMID: 22461273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Charcot arthropathy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wünschel M, Wülker N, Gesicki M Charcot arthropathy is an acute or subacute, often indolent, non-infectious or tumorous osteoarticular destruction of weightbearing skeletal structures in patients with reduced pain perception due to peripheral neuropathy. The authors present a rare case of progressive Charcot arthropathy of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with accompanying ulcer and foot deformity due to peripheral neuropathy. An arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint with resection of the hypertrophic bone and osteophytes using a locking plate was performed. Also a condylectomy of the base of the proximal phalanx digitus II and III as well as a shortening osteotomy of the third metatarsal were conducted. The ulcer was debrided and primarily close...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Surfer's toe: trauma-induced idiopathic acro-osteolysis in the toes of a
           46-year-old surfer: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: In this report, a 46-year-old surfer was evaluated for AOL as a complication of sports-related repetitive trauma to the right second and third toes. Radiography showed the bony tips of his right second and third toes had been eroded away. Acquired acro-osteolysis in the surfer's toes resulted from increased blood flow initiated to repair microdamage caused by repeated trauma to the distal ends of his second and third right toes due to the habitual dragging of the affected toes across a surfboard. The always initial lytic phase of bone repair was magnified by the increased arterial input to warm the extremities after prolonged exposure to cold. At 6-years' follow-up, the use of a protective bandage while surfing has permitted full regeneration of the affected toes. PMID: 22461275 [PubMe...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Treatment of mild, moderate, and severe onychomycosis using 870- and
           930-nm light exposure: some follow-up observations at 270 days.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Landsman AS, Robbins AH We have previously reported the results of a clinical trial in which the Noveon laser was used to treat onychomycosis. In the 180-day follow-up therein it was noted that positive clinical impact was demonstrable by a clearly measurable decrease in positive fungal culture and a concomitant decrease in positive microscopy with periodic acid-Schiff-stained nail scrapings. Review of 270-day mycological data, which are now available, confirmed that there was further decrease in both measures. Indeed, 38% of the treated population had negative culture and microscopy, qualifying as "mycological cures." These mycological cures occurred in cases categorized as mild, moderate, and even severe disease. PMID: 22461276 [PubMed - in process] (Source:...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • A historical and current analysis for the DPM acquiring an MD or DO degree
           and an unrestricted medical license.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Levy LA The podiatric medical profession has evolved substantially in the past 80 years. This evolution includes major changes in scope, in the requirements necessary to enter a podiatric medical school, and in the curriculum that must be completed to earn the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Entrance requirements to the schools are now identical to the prerequisites for admission to MD and DO institutions, and licensure requires the completion of graduate medical education. Much of the curriculum also is the same as it is in MD and DO schools. In the past decade, discussion focusing on the ability of the DPM to acquire the MD or DO degree has intensified. An analysis is provided using a historical context regarding this potential initiative. PMID: 2246...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of Equinus in Diabetic versus Nondiabetic Patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Equinus may be more prevalent in diabetic patients than previously reported. Although we cannot prove causality, we found a significant association between equinus and ulceration. PMID: 22461264 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • The anatomical location of the flexor hallucis brevis as it pertains to
           implant arthroplasty.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study provides precise anatomical data that can be used by foot and ankle surgeons when considering the use of implant arthroplasty for the treatment of hallux limitus/rigidus and the ability to maintain the insertion point of the flexor hallucis brevis muscle. PMID: 22232314 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Consequences of pediatric obesity on the foot and ankle complex.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The decreased active ankle dorsiflexion in the obese group can increase foot contact for a longer period of the stance phase of gait. Obese participants also presented with a more flexible foot when bearing weight. PMID: 22232315 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint: comparison of three
           techniques.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Our experience corroborates the advantages of Memory staples as described in the literature, including good approximation of bone fragments, technically easy application with fewer steps than an AO-applied screw, and an adequate source of internal fixation to achieve metatarsophalangeal joint fusion. There is also a suggestion that the time to achieve fusion is shorter. PMID: 22232316 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of a metatarsal pad on the forefoot during gait.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The combination of increased forefoot width and the height of the second metatarsal head produced by the metatarsal pad results in an increase in space between the metatarsal heads. This extra space could play a role in pain reduction produced by a metatarsal pad. PMID: 22232317 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Influence of turnout on foot posture and its relationship to overuse
           musculoskeletal injury in professional contemporary dancers: a preliminary
           investigation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Turnout is one of the most fundamental aspects of dance technique. This study suggests a trend toward pronation in angle of turnout and a link to lower-limb musculoskeletal injury. PMID: 22232318 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Navicula drop test ad modum brody: does it show how the foot moves under
           dynamic conditions'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study of asymptomatic individuals did not confirm that static ND can be used to individually predict dynamic ND during treadmill walking. It was demonstrated that the start position of Brody's test is not well correlated with navicular height at heel strike, with this being the main reason for the weak relationship between static and dynamic ND measures. PMID: 22232319 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Transformative learning: empathy and multicultural awareness in podiatric
           medical education.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Short-term medical missions could play a significant role in the transformative learning experience in podiatric medical education. This could affect the empathy and multicultural awareness of podiatric medical students. Further and more extensive evaluations of the potential impact of short-term medical missions in podiatric medical education should be explored because it could influence curriculum and global health in the field of podiatric medicine. PMID: 22232320 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Hallux interphalangeal joint range of motion in feet with and without
           limited first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Hallux interphalangeal joint dorsiflexion was greater in feet with hallux limitus than in normal feet. There was a strong inverse correlation between first metatarsophalangeal joint dorsiflexion and hallux interphalangeal joint dorsiflexion. PMID: 22232321 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Podiatric health needs of homeless populations as a public health concern.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The small number of studies published so far all emphasize the major public health need for podiatric care among homeless populations. More studies are needed to help address this important public health concern. PMID: 22232322 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Comparative analysis of moral distress and values of the work organization
           between american and spanish podiatric physicians.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The results underline the significance of moral distress for both samples, mainly related to time constraints and organizational aspects concerning patients and lack of resources. PMID: 22232323 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Normal genetic variation of the human foot: part 1: the paradox of normal
           anatomical alignment in an evolutionary epigenetic context.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Quinn G Molecular genetics is changing our understanding of the developmental translation of genotype to phenotype between and within different phylogenetic groups. Together with a growing understanding of our own evolutionary relationships to common ancestors, the epigenetic processes involved enforce a reexamination of what is regarded as a normal foot structure. A revised populationist approach is proposed and supported by paleoanthropologic evidence that reflects a picture of emerging suitability for bipedalism that is driven by natural genetic divergence. PMID: 22232324 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Dislocation of the fifth metatarsal base following partial fourth and
           fifth ray amputation: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Carlson RM, Smith NC, Stuck RM, Sage RA This case report presents a rare postoperative dislocation of the fifth metatarsal base following a healed open partial fourth and fifth ray amputation of a 62-year-old male veteran with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. The dislocated fifth metatarsal base subsequently created a chronic ulceration and an inhibition of normal gait. The patient was taken to the operating room where the fifth metatarsal base was resected with transfer of the peroneus brevis tendon to the cuboid to maintain biomechanical stability. PMID: 22232325 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Entrapment involving the lateral calcaneal branch of the sural nerve: a
           case study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Heaslet M, Patel D Sural nerve impingement is frequently reported and often arises from localized trauma but much less understood are its mechanical etiologies. This case report describes the effects of local traction on the lateral calcaneal branch of the sural nerve. The association is confirmed anatomically and symptoms are alleviated with a heel lift. PMID: 22232326 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Pseudarthrosis after percutaneous distal osteotomy in hallux valgus
           surgery: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the case of a 42-year-old woman who developed a pseudarthrosis of the first metatarsal after percutaneous retrocapital distal osteotomy of the first metatarsal for a mild hallux valgus deformity. The operative treatment consisted of debridement of fibrous nonunion with plating followed by application of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) with an external device. PMID: 22232327 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sun, 01 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +010
       
  • Hallux limitus and its relationship with the internal rotational pattern
           of the lower limb.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Patients with mild hallux limitus had a lesser capacity of internal rotation of the lower extremity than did individuals in the control group. The more limited the internal rotational pattern of the lower limb, the more limited was hallux dorsiflexion. The foot progression angle was similar in both groups. PMID: 22106194 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Validation of the talar-second metatarsal angle as a standard measurement
           for radiographic evaluation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The anteroposterior T2M angle gives a consistent and reproducible measurement that provides accurate information about foot alignment. PMID: 22106195 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • An Open-label, Three-arm Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Topical
           Microcyn Rx Wound Care versus Oral Levofloxacin versus Combined Therapy
           for Mild Diabetic Foot Infections.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Microcyn Rx is safe and at least as effective as oral levofloxacin for mild diabetic foot infections. PMID: 22106196 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Quantification of skin marker movement at the malleoli and talar heads.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: For this subject, skin-mounted markers could be used to assess subtalar joint motion. Further studies are necessary to investigate the implications of these findings to the wider population. PMID: 22106197 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Anatomical variations of peroneal muscles: a cadaver study in an Indian
           population and a review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Racial differences, cultural variations, and postural habits, along with different stages of evolution, may be factors contributing to different observations. Split lesions of the peroneus brevis tendon were six to seven times more prevalent than was presence of the peroneus quartus muscle, which implies that split or tear lesions of the peroneus brevis tendon are more frequently involved in the manifestation of persistent retromalleolar pain compared with complications arising out of presence of the peroneus quartus muscle. Hence, accurate knowledge of presence of the peroneus quartus muscle in different populations is important because it can also be used in grafting and reconstruction in foot and ankle surgery. PMID: 22106198 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of th...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In-shoe Plantar Pressure Distribution in Nonneuropathic Type 2 Diabetic
           Patients in Singapore.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Patients without clinical observable signs of foot deformity (implying absence of motor neuropathy) and sensory neuropathy had similar in-shoe maximum peak pressures as controls. This finding supported the notion that either component of neuropathy needs to be present before plantar pressures are elevated. Patients with diabetes mellitus demonstrated greater pressure-time integrals, implying that this variable might be the first clinical sign observable even before peripheral neuropathy could be tested. PMID: 22106199 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical Treatment of Diaphyseal Stress Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
           in Competitive Athletes: Long-term Follow-up and Computerized
           Pedobarographic Analysis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Intramedullary malleolar screws can yield reliable and effective healing of fifth metatarsal stress fractures in athletes. Varus of the metatarsus and the midfoot were predisposing factors for stress fractures in this population of competitive athletes, and all were recommended to wear orthoses until their competitive careers were completed. PMID: 22106200 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The medial oblique shell inclination technique: a method to increase
           subtalar supination moments in foot orthoses.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Harradine P, Collins S, Webb C, Bevan L A medially deviated axis has been cited as an etiologic factor in increasing pronatory moments across the subtalar joint axis. Orthoses are often used to reduce these pronatory moments, aiming to off-load related injured structures. By aligning the posting or incline of an orthosis shell medial to the axis and parallel to it, the amount of moments applied will be theoretically greater than if prescribed at a less-than-optimal angle. We first published the medial oblique shell inclination as a method to increase supinatory moments to a medially deviated subtalar joint axis in 2008. This paper summarizes the theoretical reasons for use and introduces original methods of construction. PMID: 22106201 [PubMed - in process] (S...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot salvage after loss of the first and second metatarsal rays with a
           free fibular osteocutaneous flap.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe two patients who experienced high-energy traumatic injuries to their limbs that resulted in significant destruction of their first and second metatarsal bones with overlying soft-tissue trauma not amenable to local coverage. In both cases, a vascularized free fibular osteocutaneous flap was used to reconstruct the metatarsal bone defect and traumatized soft tissues so that a proximal amputation was avoided. At an average of 14 months of follow-up, both patients had recovered well and regained independent ambulation, with one patient being able to play soccer. We show that the free fibular osteoseptocutaneous flap is useful in reconstructing significant metatarsal bone defects and in avoiding amputations in this patient population. The skin component of the flap may be used to f...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL NOTICE: To Component
           Societies and Affiliated Organizations * APMA Meetings * House of
           Delegates {middle dot} 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : King MJ, Gastwirth GB PMID: 22106203 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • In appreciation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 22106204 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Subject index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 22106205 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Author index.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : PMID: 22106206 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Nov 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Development of a Novel Rating System to Assess Lower-limb Comfort.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The LLCI showed good trait construct to provide confidence to conduct a future study to investigate interrater consistency in a wider cohort of professional footballers under different conditions, such as match-day and training-week environments. PMID: 21957268 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The correlation between plantar fascia thickness and symptoms of plantar
           fasciitis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study provides evidence that changing thickness of the plantar fascia is a valid objective measurement to assess effectiveness of new or existing treatment protocols. PMID: 21957269 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Stabilization of Joint Forces of the Subtalar Complex via HyProCure Sinus
           Tarsi Stent.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Placement of the HyProCure subtalar stabilization stent in a hyperpronated foot prevents excessive talar subluxation and assists in proper distribution of the axial loads on the subtalar facet joints. PMID: 21957270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The In Vitro Reliability of the CODA MPX30 as the Basis for a Method of
           Assessing the In Vivo Motion of the Subtalar Joint.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The CODA MPX30 was shown to produce repeatable estimations of marker position. Levels of variation in segmental orientation estimates were shown to increase subsequent to coordinate transforms. The combination of the CODA MPX30 and an appropriate marker placement model offers the basis of an in vivo measurement strategy of subtalar joint movement, an important development in the understanding of the function of the joint during gait. PMID: 21957271 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Interrater and Intrarater Reliability in the Measurement of Ankle Joint
           Dorsiflexion is Independent of Examiner Experience and Technique Used.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The utility of the goniometric measurement of ankle joint dorsiflexion may be limited. PMID: 21957272 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Changes in the plantar pressure distribution during gait throughout
           gestation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Pregnant women do not alter plantar pressure during orthostatic posture, but, during gait, the plantar loads were redistributed from the rearfoot (decrease) to the midfoot and forefoot (increase) throughout pregnancy. These adjustments help maintain the dynamic stability of the pregnant woman during locomotion. PMID: 21957273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Evaluating Intratester Reliability of Manual Masking of Plantar Pressure
           Measurements Associated with Chronic Gout.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings provide clinicians with information confirming the errors associated with manual masking of plantar pressure measurements in patients with gout. PMID: 21957274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Relationship between the size of bone marrow edema of the talus and ankle
           pain.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Patients can be informed more precisely, that the pain during rest and activity may not decrease after the third and sixth month, respectively. Magnetic resonance imaging may not alter after the ninth month, so it may not be necessary to be performed again. PMID: 21957275 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • The charcot foot in diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Rogers LC, Frykberg RG, Armstrong DG, Boulton AJ, Edmonds M, Van GH, Hartemann A, Game F, Jeffcoate W, Jirkovska A, Jude E, Morbach S, Morrison WB, Pinzur M, Pitocco D, Sanders L, Wukich DK, Uccioli L The diabetic Charcot foot syndrome is a serious and potentially limb-threatening lower-extremity complication of diabetes. First described in 1883, this enigmatic condition continues to challenge even the most experienced practitioners. Now considered an inflammatory syndrome, the diabetic Charcot foot is characterized by varying degrees of bone and joint disorganization secondary to underlying neuropathy, trauma, and perturbations of bone metabolism. An international task force of experts was convened by the American Diabetes Association and the American Podiatric M...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Navicular stress reactions in runners: a review of evaluation and
           management of a competitive athlete.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Yoho RM, Wells SK Navicular stress injuries in athletes can be devastating. Clinical findings are frequently nonspecific until significant progression of the abnormality has occurred. The use of diagnostic imaging techniques early in the discovery period increases the likelihood of establishing an immediate diagnosis and avoids frank fracture of the navicular bone. Delayed diagnosis of navicular stress injuries in athletes can cause dire consequences. The physician must be aware of the injury in establishing a high index of clinical suspicion. The timing and sequencing of diagnostic imaging studies is essential in establishing a diagnosis to manage the patient and minimize time away from competition. This case study examines the history and management of an elite ...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Bilateral tibial hallux sesamoid agenesis and fibular hallux sesamoid
           hypoplasia in a patient with bilateral hallux valgus.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the clinical features, radiographic findings, management, and results of a patient with bilateral hallux valgus and associated bilateral tibial hallux sesamoid agenesis and fibular hallux sesamoid hypoplasia. Our patient was managed operatively with good clinical results. Combined tibial sesamoid agenesis and fibular sesamoid hypoplasia do not seem to negatively influence the management of hallux valgus. PMID: 21957278 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Lengthening of the Midfoot in a Case of Lower-extremity Hemimelia.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Kraus T, Zwick EB, Svehlik M, Linhart WE Hemimelia of the lower limb belongs to the group of congenital deficiency disorders. The clinical spectrum ranges from minimal shortening of the long bones to severe deficiencies of the extremities. Several etiologies, such as X-rays or drugs, have been implicated to be responsible for hemimelia. In the present report the clinical course and the long-term follow-up of a patient with transverse terminal hemimelia of the left foot at the level of the basis of the metatarsals is described. Due to frequent episodes of pain, development of pressure sores, and an increasing psychological burden, operative intervention consisting of a lengthening procedure using an Ilizarov fixator was indicated. Long-term outcome was good; the pa...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Mimicry in older patients: tophaceous pseudogout as a tumorlike lesion: a
           case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Erhardt MA, Vetter SY, Suda AJ, Wentzensen A, Frank CB Pseudogout is frequently seen in painful arthritis of larger joints, especially the knees and shoulders. This case report describes a rare clinical entity of soft-tissue calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease surrounding the second metatarsal bone of an 81-year-old man with moderate painful swelling of the right forefoot for 2 years. Diagnostic imaging demonstrated a calcified soft-tissue tumor adjacent to the second metatarsal bone by considering a neoplastic process in the differential diagnosis. Excisional biopsy revealed a chalklike material on the calcified soft tissue that was pathognomonic for chondrocalcinosis or pseudogout. The excisional biopsy findings led to stagnation of the cl...
      PubDate: Thu, 01 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Planning for success.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : King MJ PMID: 21928547 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 04:00:00 +010
       
  • Dynamic splinting for postoperative hallux limitus: a randomized,
           controlled trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Dynamic splinting was effective in reducing contracture of postoperative hallux limitus in this study; experimental patients gained a mean 250% improvement in AROM. This modality should be considered for standard of care in treating postoperative hallux limitus. PMID: 21816996 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Variations in foot posture and mobility between individuals with
           patellofemoral pain and those in a control group.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although foot posture may not be different between individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome and controls, foot mobility assessed using difference in arch height and foot mobility magnitude is different between the two groups. PMID: 21816997 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Dorsal approach to transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Transfer of the flexor digitorum brevis tendon to the dorsum of the proximal phalanx can be performed for the correction of claw and hammer toe deformities, especially in the second, third, and fourth toes. The meticulous longitudinal incision of the flexor tendon sheath to expose the flexor digitorum brevis tendon is essential to the success of the procedure. PMID: 21816998 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Management of Grade III Open Dislocated Ankle Fractures: Combined Internal
           Fixation with Bioabsorbable Screws/Rods and External Fixation.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: It may be a reasonable and desirable option that bioabsorbable implants combined with an external fixator be applied for treatment of severe open dislocated ankle fractures. PMID: 21816999 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Postoperative infection after excisional toenail matrixectomy: a
           retrospective clinical audit.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The unique concentration of resident microbes found in the nail folds could help explain the high rate of postoperative infections identified in this study. This may provide some argument to classify excisional nail matrixectomy as clean-contaminated surgery and, thus, warrant routine antibiotic prophylaxis. Further research is recommended to confirm the results of this study and to determine whether appropriately timed oral antibiotic prophylaxis will reduce the infection rate after nail surgery. PMID: 21817000 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Prevalence of Podiatric Medical Problems in Veterans versus Nonveterans.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These results may help us understand the potential risk factors for podiatric medical problems and may be used for formulating prevention programs. PMID: 21817001 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The Use of Focused Electronic Medical Record Forms to Improve Health-care
           Outcomes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Valuable information can be ascertained with focused electronic medical record forms to help determine treatment effectiveness. This information can later be compared with practices across many different demographics to ascertain the best evidence-based practice. PMID: 21817002 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Freiberg's Disease: Quantitative Assessment of Osteonecrosis on
           Three-Dimensional CT.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Three-dimensional computed tomography measurement of the necrotic extent of the metatarsal head is a reliable and useful method in evaluating the staging of Freiberg's disease and may eventually help to optimize treatment. PMID: 21817003 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot orthoses: a review focusing on kinematics.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Chevalier TL, Chockalingam N Orthoses have been broadly used by clinicians to treat mechanical misalignments, such as abnormal foot pronation. As such, the influences of orthoses on lower-limb kinematics have been studied numerous times, with many articles reporting nonsystematic results; the aim of this review, therefore, was to examine the recognized effects of foot orthoses on lower-limb kinematics. The findings from this review suggest that foot orthoses seem to have certain generic and common effects on the lower limb when designed to control rearfoot pronation. We also discuss the possible reasons behind the lack of consistent results between studies. Based on the findings, a list of recommendations is presented for future research on foot orthoses to facili...
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Charcot-marie-tooth disease complicating type 2 diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Win HH, Davenport C, Delaney S, Kelly M, Smith D Although both conditions are relatively common, there are very few descriptions of type 2 diabetes mellitus coexisting with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). This case report and literature review describes a 53-year-old Irish man who presented with type 2 diabetes and significant neuropathy, and who was subsequently diagnosed with CMT type 1A. This case report will also discuss how to differentiate diabetic neuropathy from a progressive hereditary neuropathy and how coexistence aggravates the progression of neuropathy thus necessitating early diagnosis. PMID: 21817005 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Tungiasis in a beach volleyball player: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case of tungiasis in an Italian beach volleyball player who acquired the infestation in Brazil. PMID: 21817006 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The symptomatic os vesalianum as an uncommon cause of lateral foot pain: a
           case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Wilson TC, Wilson RC, Ouzounov KG The os vesalianum is an uncommon pedal accessory bone located lateral to the fifth metatarsal base. It may occasionally become symptomatic and require surgical excision, as in the case reported here in a 24-year-old woman. Simple excision of the ossicle, while effective in the present case, can be complicated by the attachment of fibers of the peroneus brevis tendon into the ossicle, thus requiring careful tenorraphy and sometimes tenodesis. PMID: 21817007 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Invasive cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma presenting as a nonhealing
           radiation wound: a case report.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We report the case of a patient who presented with a complaint of nonhealing wounds following radiation therapy for the treatment of noninvasive squamous cell carcinoma of both lower extremities. Initial biopsies of the wounds were benign. However, a second biopsy performed approximately 2 months later was found to be positive for invasive squamous cell carcinoma. This case uniquely exemplifies that all nonhealing wounds should be viewed with a critical eye for possible malignancy even in the presence of previous negative biopsy. This is especially true for radiation wounds that may be prone to malignant transformation or recurrence. PMID: 21817008 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Small blue round cell tumor: an unusual case presentation in the foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Devall JM, Frush KM, Steiner L Small blue round cell tumors of childhood rarely present in the foot or ankle. The following is a case presentation of an 18-year-old male with a large soft-tissue mass of the foot with associated lung metastasis. A definitive diagnosis could not be fully made, even with immunohistochemical and genetic testing. Diagnosis favored poorly differentiated synovial sarcoma. PMID: 21817009 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 21817010 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • President's message: Acceptance Address APMA House of Delegates
           Washington, DC, March 20, 2011.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : King MJ PMID: 21770078 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Reliability and Validity of the INFOOT Three-dimensional Foot Digitizer
           for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In this rheumatoid arthritis population, good validity was demonstrated compared with clinical measurements, and most of the obtained parameters proved to be reliable. PMID: 21622631 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Foot biomechanics in patients with diabetes mellitus: doubts regarding the
           relationship between neuropathy, foot motion, and deformities.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Diabetic neuropathy was not related to limited joint mobility and the presence of calluses. Patients with neuropathy did not show a higher risk of any of the deformities examined. These findings suggest that the etiology of biomechanical alterations in diabetic people is complex and may involve several anatomically and pathologically predisposing factors. PMID: 21622632 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and Its Association with Hip, Ankle, and Foot
           Function in 16- to 18-Year-Old High School Students: A Single-blind
           Case-control Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study demonstrated greater navicular drop, navicular drift, and dorsiflexion in high school students with PFPS compared with healthy students and highlights that foot posture is important to consider as a factor where patients with PFPS diverge from healthy individuals. PMID: 21622633 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Reducing the Pain of Local 1% Lidocaine Infiltration with a Preceding
           Bacteriostatic Saline Injection: A Double-blind Prospective Trial.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The fact that 40% of the intervention visual analog scale pain scores for lidocaine injections were 0 suggests that a near painless lidocaine injection technique is an achievable goal and that the present technique is a simple and inexpensive method of reducing the pain of lidocaine injections. PMID: 21622634 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Barefoot running claims and controversies: a review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Although there is no evidence that either confirms or refutes improved performance and reduced injuries in barefoot runners, many of the claimed disadvantages to barefoot running are not supported by the literature. Nonetheless, it seems that barefoot running may be an acceptable training method for athletes and coaches who understand and can minimize the risks. PMID: 21622635 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • A quantitative method for measuring forces applied by nail braces.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Braces exert more force on larger nails, which may shorten treatment durations. By measuring forces, it may be possible to standardize force and duration of treatment according to variables such as nail thickness, nail width, angle of ingrown nail, and duration of symptoms. PMID: 21622636 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the ankle: radiologic characteristics.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Magnetic resonance imaging is the best way to reveal ankle PVNS. Magnetic resonance imaging findings of predominant hypointensity on all pulse sequences and standard radiography findings of bone erosion with marginal sclerosis are characteristic. PMID: 21622637 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Management in the Wound-care Center Outpatient Setting of a Diabetic
           Patient with Forefoot Osteomyelitis Using Cerament Bone Void Filler
           Impregnated with Vancomycin: Off-label Use.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Karr JC Several nonbiodegradable and biodegradable antibiotic cement delivery systems are available for the delivery of antibiotics for adjunctive therapy in the management of osteomyelitis. A major nonbiodegradable delivery system is polymethylmethacrylate beads. Antibiotics that can be incorporated into this delivery system are limited to the heat-stable antibiotics vancomycin and aminoglycosides, tobramycin being the most popular. Calcium sulfate and hydroxyapatite (Cerament Bone Void Filler) is a unique biocompatible and biodegradable ceramic bone void filler that can successfully deliver heat-stable and heat-unstable antibiotics in musculoskeletal infections. The use of Cerament as antibiotic beads has not been previously reported. An off-label case of diabetic foot osteo...
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Metastatic renal cell carcinoma presenting as foot metastasis: case report
           and review of the literature.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Choufani E, Diligent J, Galois L, Mainard D Malignant tumors frequently metastasize to bone centrally in the skeleton. Metastatic disease distal to the knee is unusual. Metastasis to the foot (acrometastasis) is rare (0.01%) and is usually a late manifestation of disseminated disease. The purpose of this article is to present a rare case of metastatic renal cell carcinoma with foot metastasis as the primary manifestation along with another rare localization of metastatic disease distal to the knee, in the contralateral tibial diaphysis. To highlight the delay in diagnosis of such a rare condition to consider it in the diagnosis of a painful foot, we also present a review of the literature. PMID: 21622639 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medi...
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • An unusual cause of a cystic lesion with an osteochondral defect in the
           talus: intraosseous lipoma.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We describe a 38-year-old male patient who had an isolated intraosseous lipoma with an osteochondral defect in the talus and was treated with autologous osteochondral graft transplantation by medial malleolar osteotomy. He could walk with full weightbearing without any assistance at the end of 12 months. Intraosseous lipoma localized in the talus may be confused radiologically with other bone lesions, especially with unicameral bone cyst, if it is associated with an osteochondral defect. Autologous osteochondral graft transplantation is a successful treatment method for talar intraosseous lipoma. PMID: 21622640 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • Human digit partially consumed by a canine during sleep in a patient with
           neuropathy and diabetes.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Rogers LC, Bevilacqua NJ A traumatic amputation of a digit as a result of canine mastication and ingestion occurred in a 48-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. The injury occurred during sleep and was not felt by the patient. The dangers of sleeping with one's canine for those with neuropathic wounds are presented, and the literature is reviewed. PMID: 21622641 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 23:00:00 +010
       
  • The economic value of specialized lower-extremity medical care by
           podiatric physicians in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: These findings suggest that podiatric medical care can reduce the disease and economic burdens of diabetes. PMID: 21406693 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • A diabetic foot ulcer pilot study: does silicone gel sheeting reduce the
           incidence of reulceration'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Silicone gel sheeting does not seem to reduce the risk of reulceration in diabetic patients. The results of this trial should be viewed with caution given the small sample size. PMID: 21406694 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • The Use of Superoxidized Aqueous Solution versus Saline as a Replacement
           Solution in the Versajet Lavage System in Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A
           Pilot Study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The use of superoxidized aqueous solution for jet lavage debridement seemed to be as safe and effective as saline. Future investigations should concentrate on whether superoxidized aqueous solution may reduce the bacterial air contamination associated with hydrodebridement. PMID: 21406695 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Contralateral peak plantar pressures with a postoperative boot: a
           preliminary study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Wearing an athletic shoe on the foot opposite an HCRB walking boot reduces calcaneal pressures; however, wearing a modified device with structural properties of an HCRB walking boot sole is no better than an athletic shoe at reducing peak calcaneal pressures. PMID: 21406696 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Sever's Disease: A Prospective Study of Risk Factors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: This study suggests that there is no evidence to support that weight and activity levels are risk factors for Sever's disease. The statistically significant but clinically negligible odds ratio (0.93) on the left side for decreased ankle joint dorsiflexion and statistically significant and clinically stronger odds ratio bilaterally for forefoot to rearfoot malalignment suggest that biomechanical malalignment is an area for further investigation. PMID: 21406697 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Calcium Sulfate and Hydroxyapatite
           (Cerament Bone Void Filler) Discs Using Heat-Sensitive and
           Non-Heat-sensitive Antibiotics Against Methicillin-Resistant
           Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The calcium sulfate and hydroxyapatite Cerament Bone Void Filler was an excellent carrier vehicle for multiple antibiotics creating in vitro significant zones of inhibition, thus demonstrating susceptibility against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which holds tremendous promise in treating osteomyeilits. PMID: 21406698 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Clinical Evaluation of 35% Urea in a Water-Lipid-Based Foam Containing
           Lactic Acid for Treatment of Mild-to-Moderate Xerosis of the Foot.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: Thirty-five percent urea in a water-lipid-based foam delivery system containing lactic acid can be an appropriate treatment option for mild-to-moderate xerosis of the foot. PMID: 21406699 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Effect of an educational intervention on nurses' knowledge of foot care
           and on the foot health of older residents.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: The results of this study indicate that an educational program can change nursing staff knowledge of foot care and their foot-care activities. However, the educational program tested in this study needs further development. PMID: 21406700 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Surgical treatment of pressure ulcers of the heel in skilled nursing
           facilities: a 12-year retrospective study of 57 patients.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: Conclusions: In the nonambulatory contracted patient with a heel ulcer, partial or total calcanectomy or excision of the entire calcaneus and talus offer a viable alternative not only for resolution of infection but also for prevention of limb loss. An aggressive plan must also be instituted to address the lower-extremity contractures in order to prevent recurrence. PMID: 21406701 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction: a review.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Durrant B, Chockalingam N, Hashmi F Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a progressive deformity that can result in the development of a pathologic flatfoot deformity. Numerous publications have studied the effects of clinical interventions at specific stages of progression of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, but there is still uncertainty regarding the clinical identification of the condition. It is clear that more information regarding the etiology, progression, and risk factors of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is required. Clear evidence exists that suggests that the quality of life for patients with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is significantly affected. Furthermore, evidence suggests that early conservative intervention can significantly improve quality...
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Giant cell tumor of the flexor hallucis longus tendon sheath: a case
           study.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Findling J, Lascola NK, Groner TW Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath is infrequently documented in the foot and even less near the ankle. This case report involves such a tumor of the flexor hallucis longus tendon presenting at the posterior ankle. Diagnosis was aided by magnetic resonance imaging, and treatment consisted of complete surgical excision. Pathologic examination verified the diagnosis of giant cell tumor of tendon sheath, and follow-up magnetic resonance imaging revealed no remnants or recurrence of tumor 1 year after surgery. PMID: 21406703 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • What do I do when bone hits the ground'
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Brownell B While performing a distal first metatarsal bunion correction, care is always taken to stabilize the capital fragment during relocation and until fixation is completed. The underlying concern is that one false move could cause the capital fragment to end up on the floor. There are articles relating what surgeons have done when this has happened, but there is no evidence-based literature relating to guidelines or policy for decontaminating dropped bone. This case study relates what happened to me after saying, "Can you pick that up for me please'" PMID: 21406704 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Central talar dome lesions: a unique surgical approach with incorporation
           of a talar allograft for joint reconstitution and restoration of function.
           
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract: We present a case study that involves the need for a distal tibial chevron (wedge) talus, with incorporation of a cadaveric allograft to fill the defect. PMID: 21406705 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
  • Guidelines for authors.
    • Authors: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
      Abstract:
      Authors : Joseph WS PMID: 21242476 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +010
       
 
 
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