Volume 26 - Issue 9 - September 2013
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First metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) arthrodesis has shown effective results for stages III and IV hallux rigidus as it can help restore normal foot function and has high patient satisfaction. Accordingly, these authors offer a guide to surgical technique, compare literature results of arthrodesis with those of implants, and present a couple of enlightening case studies.
Significant advance. Noting a lack of evidence support for traditional running shoes with elevated cushioned heels, Nicholas A. Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS, says the wider toe box of minimalist shoes and a gradual transition of running form can be beneficial for runners.
Injuries waiting to happen. Kevin A. Kirby, DPM, notes that minimalist running shoes are not a new advance in shoe design and cites research that says these shoes may precipitate higher injury rates in runners.
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