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  • September 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 9
    By Luke D. Cicchinelli, DPM, FACFAS
    15,796 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Learning and performing effective surgery is akin to studying and speaking a foreign language. Not every one does so with the same fluency. The patient often does not speak a single word. Anatomy is the vocabulary, surgical procedure selection is the syntax and some aspects like verb conjugation and internal fixation sequences simply have to be committed to memory. ... continue reading
    By Bruce E. Williams, DPM
    62,375 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
    14,128 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