Volume 23 - Issue 11 - November 2010
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Given the common nature of mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy, this author reviews the literature and shares insights on a variety of conservative modalities ranging from eccentric loading exercises and activity modification to prolotherapy injections and shockwave therapy.
Another graduating class of podiatric medicine has entered the workforce. While it is quite an honor to achieve the title of “doctor,” I am still very humbled by the quantity of learning that I have yet to achieve.
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A New Tool For Gastroc Recession
A new surgical system may make it easier for podiatrists to perform gastrocnemius recession.
Surgeons can use the Integra™ Endoscopic Gastroc Release (EGR) System for the treatment of equinus contracture, according to the manufacturer Integra LifeSciences.
Once considered a rare form of stress fractures, navicular stress fractures are being diagnosed in an increasing number of patients. Accordingly, these authors offer diagnostic insights, a pertinent case study and a thorough review of the literature.
Although the literature has shown favorable results for plantar fascia release, patients can experience complications such as biomechanical instability and persistent post-op pain. Accordingly, this author reviews the literature on surgical options for plantar fascia release, discusses key techniques for avoiding complications and provides a guide for remediating complications if they do occur.
Emphasizing the importance of addressing the cause as well as the symptoms of heel pain, this author shares tips and pearls from his clinical experience on conservative modalities ranging from corticosteroid injections and taping to physical therapy and night splints.
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