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  • September 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 9
    By Richard L. Blake, DPM
    19,034 reads | 1 comments | 09/03/07
    Limb length discrepancy (LLD) can cause a variety of symptoms. There are a variety of common clinical techniques clinicians can use to help detect LLD. Radiographic imaging provides the best method for measuring LLD. Treatments vary but can lead to significant improvement of symptoms. Indeed, the detection and treatment of LLD can be a very satisfying aspect of a clinical biomechanics practice. In cases of LLD, gait evaluation normally shows the dominance of one side or leg. As the patient walks down the hall, there is a tendency to lean to one side. One can see this on every step o ... continue reading

    1,821 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/07
    A new dressing utilizes the healing power of silver to combat post-op infections. Acticoat™ Post-Op can help fight the risk of infection after orthopedic, soft tissue and other surgical procedures, according to the manufacturer Smith and Nephew. The company notes the tri-laminate dressing consists of a perforated Silcryst™ nanocrystalline silver wound contact layer, an absorbent hydrocellular foam layer and a transparent, waterproof adhesive top film, IV 3000™. Further, the company says Acticoat has activity against methicillin-resista ... continue reading