Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2013
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There are many procedures for hallux valgus and there are varying definitions of what constitutes a successful procedure. Accordingly, this author examines why bunionectomies fail, expounds on pertinent factors that impact healing and reduce recurrence risk, and explains how to advise patients on potential pitfalls of their surgery.
Yes. Jeffrey C. Christensen, DPM, FACFAS, has found that custom dynamic ankle-foot orthotics (AFOs) can be helpful in addressing underlying proprioceptive deficits in patients at risk for falls and identifies key factors in assessing and treating these patients.
No. Citing a lack of credible evidence on the merits of AFOs for fall prevention, Douglas Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS, notes that AFOs do not treat the underlying conditions that put patients at risk for falls and that the devices can actually increase fall risk.
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