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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198638/the-relationship-between-arch-height-and-arch-flexibility-a-proposed-arch-flexibility-classification-system-for-the-description-of-multi-dimensional-foot-structure
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Rebecca Avrin Zifchock, Christal Theriot, Howard J Hillstrom, Jinsup Song, Michael Neary
BACKGROUND: The correlation between arch structure and injury may be related to the fact that foot structure influences foot function. Foot structure is often defined by arch height, although arch flexibility may be just as important to form a more complete description. We propose an arch flexibility classification system, analogous to arch height classification, and then use the classification system to examine the relationship between arch flexibility and arch height. METHODS: Arch height index was calculated in 1,124 incoming military cadets, of whom 1,056 had usable data...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271946/the-effect-of-long-pulsed-nd-yag-laser-for-the-treatment-of-onychomycosis
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Gökhan Okan, Nagehan Tarikci, Gonca Gokdemir
BACKGROUND: Topical onychomycosis therapies are usually inadequate, and patient compliance to systemic therapies is poor. Recently, interest in laser therapy for the treatment of onychomycosis has increased. We sought to investigate the efficacy of long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser therapy for onychomycosis. METHODS: Thirty patients with mycologically confirmed onychomycosis received long-pulsed 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser therapy, moving the beam in a spiral pattern over the whole nail plate two times, with a 1-minute pause between passes...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271945/metastatic-melanoma-of-a-metatarsala-case-report
#3
Gary Friend, Jeffrey Mitchell
A 53-year-old woman presented with painful swelling of the right forefoot presenting clinically as a metatarsal stress fracture. Radiographs showed destructive changes, and diagnostic imaging revealed an aggressive neoplasm. The lesion was biopsied, and the pathologic diagnosis was metastatic melanoma. A thorough physical examination and advanced imaging did not reveal a primary tumor. Ray resection was performed with en bloc resection of the neoplasm. The patient continues to receive long-term immune stimulation chemotherapy 34 months after the ray resection...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271944/an-assessment-of-intralesional-epidermal-growth-factor-for-treating-diabetic-foot-woundsthe-first-experiences-in-turkey
#4
Bulent M Ertugrul, Benjamin A Lipsky, Ulas Guvenc
BACKGROUND: Intralesional epidermal growth factor (EGF) has been available as a medication in Turkey since 2012. We present the results of our experience using intralesional EGF in Turkey for patients with diabetic foot wounds. METHODS: A total of 174 patients from 25 Turkish medical centers were evaluated for this retrospective study. We recorded the data on enrolled individuals on custom-designed patient follow-up forms. Patients received intralesional injections of 75 μg of EGF three times per week and were monitored daily for adverse reactions to treatment...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271943/the-effects-of-talus-control-foot-orthoses-in-children-with-flexible-flatfoot
#5
So Young Ahn, Soo Kyung Bok, Bong Ok Kim, In Sik Park
BACKGROUND: A talus control foot orthosis (TCFO) combines an inverted rigid foot orthosis (RFO) with a broad upright portion that rises well above the navicular to cover and protect the talonavicular joint. We sought to identify the therapeutic effect of TCFOs in children with flexible flatfoot. METHODS: Flexible flatfoot was diagnosed in 40 children when either of the feet had greater than 4° valgus of resting calcaneal stance position (RCSP) angle and one of the radiographic indicators was greater than 30° in anteroposterior talocalcaneal angles, 45° in lateral talocalcaneal angles, and 4° in lateral talometatarsal angles and less than 10° of calcaneal pitch in barefoot radiographs...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271940/pedal-presentation-of-superficial-acral-fibromyxomaa-case-report
#6
Robin Lenz, Rene Kafka, Kevin Jules, Bradley W Bakotic
Superficial acral fibromyxoma is a benign and slow-growing solitary soft-tissue neoplasm. Since being described in 2001, more than 100 cases of superficial acral fibromyxoma on the foot have been reported worldwide, none of which have been reported in the podiatric medical literature. Only nine cases of superficial acral fibromyxoma have been reported with presentation on the plantar heel. We report an unusual case of a 47-year-old Jamaican woman with a painful, erythematous nodule on her right heel that was diagnosed as superficial acral fibromyxoma...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271939/bilateral-achilles-tendon-xanthomas-in-a-patient-with-cerebrotendinous-xanthomatosisa-case-report
#7
Mustafa Karakaplan, Emre Ergen, Gökay Görmeli, Mehmet Fatih Korkmaz, Nurzat Elmalı
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis is a rare, autosomal recessive, lipid storage disease with accumulation of cholestanol in most tissues, particularly in the Achilles tendons. We described a 23-year-old female patient who had progressive painfull swelling of both Achilles tendons due to cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis. We performed surgery on both-side Achilles tendon tumors. Wide degenerative areas of the tendons were resected, and the flexor hallucis longus tendon was harvested and transferred to reconstruct motion function...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271938/musculoskeletal-effects-of-pregnancy-on-the-lower-extremitya-literature-review
#8
Derek S Anselmo, Ebony Love, Dana N Tango, Lesly Robinson
Pregnant women are often burdened with musculoskeletal symptoms of the lower extremity due to the physical, hormonal, and anatomical changes that occur throughout pregnancy. These symptoms are associated with musculoskeletal dysfunctions, modified gait, joint laxity, muscle imbalance, and increased body mass. This article reviews the literature involving the lower-extremity changes experienced by women during pregnancy and their respective pathophysiologic causes.
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271937/multiple-open-dislocations-of-the-lesser-interphalangeal-jointsa-case-report
#9
James A Wright, Nicholas Ciotola, William Spielfogel
We report on the rare case of multiple open interphalangeal dislocations. This uncommon pathologic condition results from dorsiflexion and axial loading of the digit. In the present patient, closed reduction was not possible. We review the literature on this pathologic condition and present a case of open irreducible dislocation of the lesser interphalangeal joints complicated by peripheral neuropathy and treated with resectional arthroplasty.
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271936/information-for-readers
#10
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January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271935/intramuscular-lipoma-of-the-flexor-hallucis-brevis-musclea-case-report
#11
Garrett Kalmar, Nathalia Doobay
An intramuscular lipoma is a deep-seated, rare, benign mesenchymal tumor that arises in skeletal muscle. These soft-tissue masses are rarely reported in the foot. We describe an unusual case of an intramuscular lipoma of the flexor hallucis brevis muscle. A review of the literature revealed only one previous report of this lesion in the foot.
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271934/components-of-an-evidence-based-analytic-rubric-for-use-in-medical-school-admissions
#12
Graham P Shaw, Jonathan Coffman
Attrition from medical school remains a serious cause of concern for the medical education community. Thus, there is a need to improve our ability to select only those candidates who will succeed at medical school from many highly qualified and motivated applicants. This can be achieved, in part, by reducing the reliance on cognitive factors and increasing the use of noncognitive character traits in high-stakes admissions decisions. Herein we describe an analytic rubric that combines research-derived predictors of medical school success to generate a composite score for use in admissions decisions...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271933/peroneus-quartus-muscle-autografta-novel-approach-to-the-repair-of-a-split-peroneus-brevis-tendon-tear
#13
Scott Carlis, Daniel Pollack, Shaylyn McTeague, Greg Khaimov
This case report highlights a novel approach to strengthening the repair of a split peroneus brevis tendon tear with a peroneus quartus muscle autograft. We describe a 51-year-old woman with a longitudinal split tear of the peroneus brevis tendon confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Intraoperatively, a peroneus quartus muscle was appreciated, resected, and used as an autograft in the repair of the peroneus brevis tendon. Use of a peroneus quartus muscle as an autograft in peroneal tendon repair has not been documented in the literature, to our knowledge...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271932/mid-term-results-of-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-and-circular-external-fixation-in-the-treatment-of-complex-distal-tibia-fractures
#14
Yunus Imren, Engin Eren Desteli, Mehmet Erdil, Hasan Hüseyin Ceylan, Ibrahim Tuncay, Cengiz Sen
BACKGROUND: The treatment of pilon tibia fractures is challenging. Anatomical reduction of the joint surface is essential. Excessive soft-tissue dissection may interfere with the blood supply and can result in nonunion. We sought to compare the outcomes of distal tibia fractures treated with medial locking plates versus circular external fixators. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 41 consecutive patients with closed pilon tibia fractures treated with either minimally invasive locking plate osteosynthesis (n = 21) or external fixation (EF) (n = 20)...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271931/relationship-between-weightbearing-ankle-dorsiflexion-passive-range-of-motion-and-ankle-kinematics-during-gait
#15
Min-Hyeok Kang, Jae-Seop Oh
BACKGROUND: Measurement of weightbearing ankle dorsiflexion (DF) passive range of motion (PROM) has been suggested as a way to estimate ankle kinematics during gait; however, no previous study has demonstrated the relationship between ankle DF during gait and ankle DF PROM with knee extension. We examine the relationship between maximum ankle DF during gait and nonweightbearing and weightbearing ankle DF PROM with knee extension. METHODS: Forty physically active individuals (mean ± SD age, 21...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271930/plantar-static-pressure-distribution-in-normal-feet-using-cotton-socks-with-different-structures
#16
Zeynab Soltanzadeh, Saeed Shaikhzadeh Najar, Mohammad Haghpanahi, Mohammd Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani
BACKGROUND: The major goal of investigating plantar pressure in patients with pain or those at risk for skin injury is to reduce pressure under prominent metatarsal heads, especially the first and second metatarsals. In research, the insole is used to reduce plantar pressure by increasing the contact area in the midfoot region, which, in turn, induces an uncomfortable feeling near the arch during walking. It is deduced that sock structure can redistribute plantar pressure distribution...
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271929/new-initiatives
#17
Warren S Joseph
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824259/preliminary-evaluation-of-a-cycling-cleat-designed-for-diabetic-foot-ulcers
#18
Ryan T Crews, Steven R Smith, Ramin Ghazizadeh, Sai Yalla, Stephanie C Wu
BACKGROUND: Offloading devices for diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) generally restrict exercise. In addition to traditional health benefits, exercise could benefit DFU by increasing blood flow and acting as thermotherapy. This study functionally evaluated a cycling cleat designed for forefoot DFU. METHODS: Fifteen individuals at risk of developing a DFU used a recumbent stationary bicycle to complete one 5-minute cycling bout with the DFU cleat on their study foot and one 5-minute bout without it...
November 8, 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033060/erratum
#19
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November 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033059/an-unusual-presentation-of-verrucous-carcinoma-of-the-foot-with-bone-invasion
#20
Ho Min Lee, Young Sung Kim, Jong Pil Kim, Jong Im Lee, Kyeong Soo Uhm
Verrucous carcinoma of the foot is a rare malignancy, and proper diagnosis can be delayed. Furthermore, misdiagnosis often results in delayed appropriate treatment. Herein, we present an unusual case of verrucous carcinoma of the fifth toe with bone invasion in a 63-year-old woman that was mistaken for a plantar wart for 3 years. The condition was treated by ray amputation. We emphasize the need for appropriate biopsy to achieve an accurate diagnosis.
November 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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