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  • January 2006 | Volume 19 - Issue 1
    By John T. Hester, DPM, MSPT
    144,985 reads | 3 comments | 01/03/06
       Tibial stress injuries have become an increasingly frequent reason for visits to sports medicine offices and clinics over the past decade. Unfortunately, these patients often leave the office with a diagnosis of shin splints. This nonspecific “diagnosis” has little clinical usefulness in light of the present day understanding of exercise-induced leg pain and, specifically, tibial stress injuries. The term “shin splints” merely describes a symptom of tibial stress injury and has little clinical or diagnostic value.    Researchers have proposed many ... continue reading
    By Gary Peter Jolly, DPM, FACFAS, and Michael M. Cohen, DPM, FACFAS
    14,231 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/06
    Yes. This author emphasizes the use of external fixation and ligamentotaxis for treating calcaneal fractures, citing key benefits including earlier post-op weightbearing. By Gary Peter Jolly, DPM, FACFAS    Intraarticular calcaneal fractures have long been recognized as a devastating injury but, fortunately, they constitute only 2 percent of all fractures. While there is universal agreement on the severity of their impact, there has been anything but a consensus on how practitioners should manage these fractures.    The history of the treatment of ... continue reading