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Saba Eshraghi, Ibrahim Esat, Amir A Mohagheghi
BACKGROUND: Hallux Valgus (HV) is the most common fore-foot deformity, which causes foot pain and limited motion that are encountered in podiatric and orthopedic practices. The purpose of this study is to develop a reliable pattern recognition method to identify the presence of HV based on plantar force measurements. METHOD: Forces at five discrete metatarsal regions are measured at discrete time intervals under the right foot. Under this method, it is hypothesized that force measurement at a given time interval is related to the forces at a previous time interval by using Markovian transition matrix (T matrix)...
March 11, 2018: Gait & Posture
Sheila de Benito, Luis Alou, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, María Luisa Gómez-Lus, Luis Collado, David Sevillano
Background: This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of methicillin-susceptible and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) nasopharyngeal carriage among Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (Podiatrists) and to determine the potential risk factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 2016-2017 among 239 podiatrists in Spain. The presence of MSSA, MRSA, and MRSE was determined by microbiological analysis of nasal exudate and antimicrobial susceptibility was determined...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Jemma H Matthews, Alexander J Terrill, Alex L Barwick, Paul A Butterworth
BACKGROUND: The extent to which podiatric surgeons follow venous thromboembolism guidelines is unknown. The aim of this study therefore, was 2-fold: (a) to determine the rate of venous thromboembolism following podiatric surgery and (b) to investigate the factors that influence the use of thromboprophylaxis. METHODS: Data from 4238 patients who underwent foot and ankle surgery over 2 years were analyzed. Venous thromboembolism within the first 30 days following surgery was recorded using the Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons surgical audit tool...
January 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle Specialist
Andrew J Meyr, Laura E Sansosti, Sayed Ali
This pictorial review focuses on basic procedures performed within the field of podiatric surgery, specifically for elective reconstruction of the midfoot and rearfoot with focus on the flatfoot deformity. Our goal is to demonstrate objective radiographic parameters that surgeons utilize to initially define the deformity, lead to procedure selection, and judge post-operative outcomes. We hope that radiologists will employ this information to improve their assessment of post-operative radiographs following reconstructive foot surgeries...
June 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Morgan E Chaney, Tung V Dao, Benjamin S Brechtel, Stephanie J Belovich, Kathy J Siesel, John R Fredieu
In addition to the fibularis longus and brevis muscles, a number of anomalous muscles or tendons can arise from the lateral compartment of the leg. The authors describe a bilateral and robust fibularis digiti quinti (FDQ) tendon present in the foot of a 99-year-old female cadaver, present the incidence of this tendon in a cohort of 26 cadavers dissected by podiatric-medical students for a lower-extremity anatomy course, and discuss the anthropological and clinical significance of the findings. In these specimen, the FDQ tendon arose from the fibularis brevis tendon proximal to the lateral malleolus, but did not separate completely from the fibularis brevis tendon until passing through the inferior fibular retinaculum...
December 5, 2017: Foot
Xingbo P Sun, Amy G Wilson, Georgina M Michael
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions encountered by a podiatric physician. Although most individuals respond well to traditional conservative and surgical remedies, a portion of patients will exhaust all available treatment options and will experience ongoing pain that can ultimately affect their quality of life. There has been an increase in scientific and clinical research surrounding the medical use of human placental membranes (HPMs) and many of these point-of-care allografts are now commercially available...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Caitlin W Hicks, Joseph K Canner, Hikmet Karagozlu, Nestoras Mathioudakis, Ronald L Sherman, James H Black, Christopher J Abularrage
OBJECTIVE: We have previously demonstrated that the Society for Vascular Surgery Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) classification correlates with wound healing time in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) treated in a multidisciplinary setting. Our aim was to assess whether the charges and costs associated with DFU care increase with higher WIfI stages. METHODS: All patients presenting to our multidisciplinary diabetic limb preservation service from June 2012 to June 2016 were enrolled in a prospective database...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Amir Saipoor, Anthony Maher, Lance Hogg
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment of plantar skin lesions by excision and rotation skin flap closure with reference to patient satisfaction; patient reported outcomes and complication rates. METHOD: A retrospective audit of 54 consecutive patients who had undergone plantar lesion excision with rotation skin flap between May 2011 and November 2015 under the care of experienced consultant podiatric surgeons. A total of 36 patients were included in this study, 16 were lost to follow up, 2 patients were excluded due to non-related pathology...
September 28, 2017: Foot
Sari Priesand, Jennifer Wyckoff, James Wrobel, Brian Schmidt
Background: The current case report is the first in the literature to report the association between parathyroidectomy and an episode of probable pseudogout in the foot in a patient with diabetes mellitus. Case presentation: The authors present a case of pseudogout of the left foot following a subtotal parathyroidectomy in an 80-year-old female with type 2 diabetes mellitus and primary hyperparathyroidism. Pseudogout, also known as calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate deposition disease, is an unusual metabolic sequela following parathyroidectomy...
2017: Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
Brian M Schmidt, Crystal M Holmes
Thrombocytopenia is an important medical condition to understand prior to performing procedures in the foot and ankle. We have set forth to highlight factors a physician should take into consideration before performing procedures in the thrombocytopenic patient. A retrospective cohort analysis at a large academic institution was undertaken utilizing a cohort discovery tool to discover incidence and management strategies for patients with foot-related conditions that require in-office procedures. We demonstrate that a full history and physical are important to guide treatment along with complete blood count testing prior to intervention...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Patricia Palomo-López, David Rodríguez-Sanz, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, Jorge Guerrero-Martín, Cesar Calvo-Lobo, Daniel López-López
Purpose: The aim of this study was to analyze and compare foot health and general health in a sample of women divided into two groups: 1) those with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatment and 2) healthy women without breast cancer and with normalized reference values. Methods: A case-control observational study was performed. Two-hundred women with a mean age of 51.00±8.75 years were recruited from podiatric medicine and surgery clinics from the University of Extremadura (Plasencia, Spain) and the Hospital Infanta Cristina (Badajoz, Spain)...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
Laura E Sansosti, Amanda Crowell, Eric T Choi, Andrew J Meyr
BACKGROUND: One relatively universal functional goal after major lower-limb amputation is ambulation in a prosthesis. This retrospective, observational investigation sought to 1) determine what percentage of patients successfully walked in a prosthesis within 1 year after major limb amputation and 2) assess which patient factors might be associated with ambulation at an urban US tertiary-care hospital. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was performed to identify consecutive patients undergoing major lower-limb amputation...
September 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Sitraka Angelo Raharinavalona, Haritsiky Robertini Ramalanjaona, Nalisoa Andrianera, Andrinirina Dave Patrick Rakotomalala, George Ramahandridona
Diabetic foot disease heavily weighs upon diabetics, being a significant cause of morbidity and severe disability. Their prevention is indispensable. Our study aimed to reduce the rate of amputations in diabetics. We conducted a retrospective, descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter study of podiatric risk screening in patients with type 2 diabetes in the Endocrinology Department at the University Hospital of Befelatanana and at the Amadia Clinic, Faravohitra, over a period of 6 months. The average age of our patients was 54...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Georgina Gethin, Caroline McIntosh
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September 2017: International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds
Harry J Visser, Khawar Malik, Robert A Djali
Malreduction of a distal fibular fracture can lead to degenerative changes in the ankle joint. Previous studies have shown that the selective use of various fibular reconstructive osteotomies may halt the progression of degenerative arthritis by restoring the normal tibiotalar contact area and decreasing the stresses on the articular cartilage. In this case report, we achieved alignment with restoration of the talocrural angle and Shenton's line of the ankle using a transfibular osteotomy and an allogeneic fresh-frozen femoral head graft to fill the resultant defect...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Leonard A Levy
It has been more than 14 years since identification of the human genome. This phenomenon is creating a revolution in all components of the health-care world. To date, little has been included in the podiatric medical literature despite the fact that so many of the conditions affecting the pedal extremity have genomic implications. Genomics will have a major effect on prevention, diagnosis, and patient management and needs to be included in podiatric medical practice as well as in the curriculum of podiatric medical schools...
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
George Lane
Evaluation for limb-length discrepancy is an important part of the biomechanical work-up in the podiatric musculoskeletal exam. By understanding the foot's contribution to such a discrepancy, the podiatric clinician will have better insight regarding treatment strategy. This technique will provide the clinician with a simple method to gain such insight.
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Rachel E Johnson, Kimberly Avramaut
This case report concerns a patient with a painful soft-tissue mass on his fourth toe. He was evaluated for this soft-tissue mass and was diagnosed as having tuberous sclerosis. The podiatric physician should be able to evaluate a patient with a lower-extremity complaint and relate whether this complaint may correlate with a systemic disorder. This case report will make the podiatric physician more aware of tuberous sclerosis and the manifestations of the disorder.
July 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Eric So, Christopher F Hyer, Marcus P Richardson, Randall C Thomas
The journal club (JC) is a traditional part of postgraduate medical education, although little has been written on its current role in podiatric surgical training programs. The goal of the present study was to determine how JCs are conducted and the factors associated with their success. Anonymous electronic surveys were distributed to all podiatric foot and ankle surgical training program directors in the United States with a valid e-mail address. A total of 202 surveys were initially e-mailed to training program directors, with a second and third round sent to those who did not respond...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Venita Chandra, Natalia O Glebova, Nichol L Salvo, Timothy Wu
This practice memo, a collaborative effort between the Young Physicians' Program of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Young Surgeons Committee of the Society for Vascular Surgery, is intended to aid podiatrists and vascular surgeons in the early years of their respective careers, especially those involved in the care of patients with chronic wounds. During these formative years, learning how to successfully establish an interprofessional partnership is crucial to provide the best possible care to this important population of patients...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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