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  • April 2010 | Volume 23 - Issue 4
    J. George DeVries, DPM, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, FACFAS
    23,723 reads | 0 comments | 03/25/10
    When it comes to cartilage replacement, various promising technologies are now available to foot and ankle surgeons. These authors review the literature on osteochondral lesions of the talus and share their insights on a variety of emerging modalities ranging from fresh osteochondral allografts and autologous chondrocyte implantation to minced cartilage and bone marrow aspirate. ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    36,082 reads | 0 comments | 03/25/10
    Medial tibial stress syndrome is relatively common in running and jumping athletes. Accordingly, this author offers a thorough review of the literature and shares insights from his experience in treating this condition and facilitating a rapid, pain-free return to full activity. ... continue reading
    Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
    16,980 reads | 1 comments | 03/25/10
    While tendon transfers have traditionally been reserved for flexible digital deformities, these procedures may be effective for semi-rigid and sometimes rigid deformities. Accordingly, this author discusses the initial assessment, reviews potential biomechanical etiologies and offers a step-by-step guide to the modified Girdlestone-Taylor procedure and the modified Hibbs procedure. ... continue reading
    Stephanie Wu, DPM
    11,257 reads | 1 comments | 03/25/10
    Bioburden can have an adverse effect on the environment of the chronic wound and may lead to infection and delayed healing. Accordingly, this author examines the literature on wound bioburden and offers insights on the use of antimicroibial wound dressings and larvae therapy to target biofilms. ... continue reading