CONCLUSIONS: According to the results of this study, the incidence of plantar fasciitis was significantly increased in correlation with the severity of HV deformity. Significant association was found between plantar fasciitis and HV, which were anatomically and biomechanically related to each other by the windlass mechanism.
PMID: 31714797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
CONCLUSIONS: A significant reduction in the incidence rate, decreasing trend of diabetes-related major LLAs and the significant negative correlation of minor and major LLAs rates in the Calgary zone (TFM) compared to its sister zone Edmonton (SOC), provides supporting evidence for the impact of the TFM. This investigation provides support for a modernization of the diabetes-related limb preservation practice in Canada through the implementation of TFMs across the country to combat major LLAs.
PMID: 31674800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
CONCLUSION: The parameter of 1 min of continuous ultrasonic testing will continue to be employed as the testing is moved to a rabbit model of onychomycosis.
PMID: 31647309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
CONCLUSIONS: The results of the current study showed that the biomechanical and musculoskeletal properties of the foot-ankle are associated with lumbopelvic stability.
PMID: 31625760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
Authors: Rushing CJ, Arena T, Spinner SM, Hardigan P
Not all abstracts accepted for oral presentation at the American Podiatric Medical Associations (APMA) annual conference ultimately go on to successfully navigate the peer review process to achieve journal publication despite its obvious merits. The purpose of the present study was to identify the factors associated with, and barriers to the journal publication and time to publication for oral abstracts from the APMA conference from 2010 to 2014. Databases containing information on the abstracts were procured and predictor variables categorized as abstract-or author specific. Bivariate analysis was conducted using the Mann-Whitney U-Test, Fisher's exact test, chi-square test of independence, or Spearman's rank correlatio...
Authors: Baggott PJ, Malhotra K, Livingstone J
This manuscript reviews the role of Vitamin D and its deficiency in pathology of the foot and ankle. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin which targets a number of tissues and organs, and plays an important role in calcium homeostasis. Vitamin D deficiency is common, particularly at higher latitudes where there is reduced exposure to ultraviolet B radiation. The effects of Vitamin D deficiency have been extensively studied but only a small portion of the literature has focused on the foot and ankle. Most of the evidence regarding the foot and ankle consists of retrospective studies which cannot determine whether Vitamin D deficiency is in fact the cause for the pathologies being investigated. The available evidence suggests that ...
PMID: 31566442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
CONCLUSIONS: This study found that the subtalar joint was most often affected by synovitis, adhesions and instability in patients with symptomatic pathologies requiring subtalar arthroscopy. There was a relatively low incidence of chondromalacia or exostosis formation in our survey.
PMID: 31549854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
CONCLUSIONS: Our study helps to clarify the anatomic location of the D-PL artery by providing parameters to aid the surgeon when performing procedures in the proximal first intermetatarsal space. Care must be taken when performing procedures in the region to avoid unintended vascular injury to the D-PL artery.
PMID: 31549862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
Authors: Arican M, Turhan Y
Giant cell tumor of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) in the foot is a rare pathology and is involved in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue tumors of the foot and ankle. Although it can affect any age group, mainly occurs at the 3rd and 5th decade, with being more common in female. Histopathological examination is a major definitive method for diagnosis, although physical examination and radiological imaging are help-full to reach a diagnosis preoperatively. There are many treatment options but marginal excision is the most commonly used one among them. Here in, A 26-year-old pregnant woman with a multi-fragmented mass which is located at extending from the 1st web space to the plantar aspect of the metatarsophalangeal joint (MTP) of left great t...