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Greater need for surgery found among patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy and ulcers

July 29, 2016

TORONTO — Researchers found a significant increase in the need for surgery, complications of surgery and the risk of lower extremity amputation among patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy who developed an ulcer, according to results presented here.

“We had an overall limb salvage of 78.5% but, in looking at those patients we only deemed constructible, [this] increased to 87.5%,” Nicholas Vaudreuil, MD, said in his presentation. “We did have a high mortality rate of 13.9% and most of these were the surgical patients; but for us, these were the more severe disease prostheses as marked by the lower hemoglobin in preop.”

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Several factors correlated with patient comprehension of foot and ankle injury, treatment

July 29, 2016
TORONTO — Results presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Meeting showed patient comprehension of issues related to the foot and…
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Self-efficacy improvements seen in patients with knee OA, higher treatment expectations

July 29, 2016
Patients with providers that expressed higher expectations about the success of acupuncture treatment showed improved self-efficacy, which was related to pain relief…
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Use of a patellar brace for patellofemoral joint OA may lower contact stress

July 28, 2016
Patients with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis who used a patellar brace had a significant increase in the patellofemoral joint lateral contact area and a decrease in…
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Peripheral nerve block associated with low postoperative complication rate

July 28, 2016
TORONTO — Results presented at the American Orthopaedic Foot &Ankle Society Annual Meeting showed use of peripheral nerve block in foot and ankle surgery was…
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