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  • September 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 9
    By Bruce E. Williams, DPM
    76,359 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Turf toe is primarily considered a sprain of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ). The mechanism of turf toe injuries is a hyperextension of the first MPJ, which results in a sprain of the plantar joint capsule or a potential tear or rupture of the plantar capsule and ligaments.    Common forefoot injuries similar in presentation to turf toe are non-specific trauma, Freiberg’s infraction, sesamoiditis, arthritis and soft tissue injury. ... continue reading
    By Allen Mark Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS
    16,412 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Although commonly present in the patient with diabetes mellitus, motor neuropathy frequently goes undetected. Less dramatic in presentation than sensory neuropathy, the presence of motor deficit secondary to diabetic neuropathy is frequently not evaluated during examination and subsequently goes unrecognized. There is also not a great deal of literature regarding the effects of diabetes on motor function in the lower extremity. As a result, the effects of motor neuropathy on the foot and ankle frequently go unappreciated. Motor neuropathy in diabetes is common. A recent electrophysiologic stu... continue reading
    This photo shows a deep anterior ankle wound with exposed tendon eight days after GraftJacket application. Surgeons secured the graft with skin staples and treated the wound adjunctively with NPWT.
    By Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, and Robert M. Greenhagen, DPM
    22,311 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States. Foot ulcers will affect up to 25 percent of people with diabetes during their lifetime.1 People with diabetes have a 30-fold higher lifetime risk of undergoing a lower extremity amputation in comparison to those without diabetes.2 A foot ulcer precedes a lower extremity amputation 85 percent of the time.3 Diabetic foot problems are a major burden to society and come at great costs to the healthcare system. Prevention of fo... continue reading