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Revision Rate and Risk Factors After Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetic or Dysvascular Patients

This article reports the revision rate and possible risk factors for lower extremity amputations in patients with diabetes mellitus or peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Data were collected from 421 patients with diabetes mellitus or PAD who underwent amputations of the lower extremity at the authors’ institution from 2002 to 2012 Source: PubMed Read more

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High success rate reported for diabetic Charcot foot surgery

Nearly four out of five diabetic patients with severe cases of a disabling condition called Charcot foot were able to walk normally again following surgery, a Loyola Medicine study has found. Source: Science Daily Read more

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After bunion surgery, immediate x-rays predict recurrence risk

For patients undergoing surgery to repair a bunion deformity of the foot, non-weight-bearing x rays taken immediately after surgery can provide a good estimate of the risk that the bunion will return over time, reports a study. Source: Science Daily Read more

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Results show PRP may be useful as first-line plantar fasciitis treatment

Autologous conditioned platelet-rich plasma or corticosteroids injected one time in patients with plantar fasciitis were associated with nearly the same amount of improvement in plantar fasciitis pain and symptoms, according to results of a randomized trial presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Source: Healio Read more

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Buckle fractures: Risk factors and recovery

Buckle fractures are compression fractures and are very common in children. They happen when one side of the bone buckles, or bends, but doesn’t break all the way through Source: Medical News Today Read more

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