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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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Elderly patients with foot pain at increased risk for falls

Patients with severe foot pain have an increased risk for falling compared with those with less intense pain, according to recently published research in Gerontology. Source: Healio Read more

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Promising outcomes seen with outpatient surgery for ankle fractures.

Investigators of this study that compared inpatient and outpatient open reduction and internal fixation for ankle fractures found a reduced risk of certain 30-day medical morbidities with outpatient procedures and no differences in surgical morbidity, reoperations and readmissions. Source: Healio Read more

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