Volume 25 - Issue 8 - August 2012

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Pertinent Insights On Total Joint Replacement Of The First MPJ

Eric Lullove, DPM | 7199 reads | 0 comments

This author provides a step-by-step guide to performing total joint replacement of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) in a 62-year-old patient with painful stage IV hallux rigidus.



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Removing A Giant Cell Tumor From The Anterior Talofibular Ligament

Steven Yager, DPM, FACFAS, and Barbara Lee, DPM | 6257 reads | 0 comments

Offering surgical insights, this author presents a rare case of a peri-ligamentous granuloma engulfing the anterior talofibular ligament in a 26-year-old patient.



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The Top 10 Innovations In Podiatry

Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 31965 reads | 0 comments

Emerging advances in podiatry include a new system to facilitate plantar plate repair, new diagnostic tools, a topical wound care gel and the development of amniotic membrane for use in podiatric surgery. Accordingly, this author talks to various experts to get their insights on these new innovations.



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A Closer Look At The Use Of Interference Screws For Lateral Ankle Stabilization

Erigena Baze, DPM, Danielle N. Butto and Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM | 12253 reads | 0 comments

Given the common nature of ankle sprains and the fact that 85 percent involve lateral ankle ligament injury, these authors assess the research on techniques for lateral ankle stabilization and the use of interference screw fixation. They also offer pertinent step-by-step pearls on a technique that utilizes a split peroneus brevis tendon with interference screw fixation to help address chronic ankle instability.



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Essential Keys To A Pre-Op Biomechanical Evaluation

Robert D. Phillips, DPM | 12345 reads | 0 comments

Emphasizing the importance of proper biomechanical assessment as a foundation for successful surgical outcomes, this author discusses key measurements such as the resting calcaneal stance position and offers pertinent evaluation pearls that can make an impact in flatfoot and hallux valgus surgery.



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Keys To Prescribing AFOs For Senior Patients

Jonathan Moore, DPM, MS | 13722 reads | 2 comments

Given the escalating number of people who will become senior citizens in the years ahead, this author examines the potential of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) to treat common conditions in this patient population. He also offers several AFO prescribing pearls and key insights on helpful modifications.



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