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A review of the Foot Function Index and the Foot Function Index -- revised
Conclusion: This review was limited to articles published in English in the past twenty years. FFI is used extensively worldwide; this instrument pioneered a quantifiable measure of foot health, and thus has shifted the paradigm of outcome measure to subjective, patient-centered, valid, reliable and responsive hard data endpoints. Edited FFI-R into four response categories will enhance its user friendliness for measuring foot health. (Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research)
Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research - January 31, 2013 Category: Podiatry Authors: Elly Budiman-MakKendon ConradJessica MazzaRodney Stuck Source Type: research
The effect of flexor tenotomy on healing and prevention of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers on the distal end of the toe
A review of 38 diabetic toe ulcers treated with flexor tenotomy found that 35 ulcers (92%) healed, with a mean healing time of 22 +/- 26 days. However, infected ulcers took significantly longer to heal (35 days). (Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research)
Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research - January 24, 2013 Category: Podiatry Authors: Jaap van NettenAdriaan BrilJeff van Baal Source Type: research
Research capacity and culture in podiatry: early observations within Queensland Health
Conclusions: This study appears to report the research capacity levels of the largest populations of podiatrists published. The 2011 survey findings indicate podiatrists have similarly low research capacity skill levels to those reported in the allied health literature. The 2012 survey, compared to the 2011 survey, suggests podiatrists perceived higher skills and support to initiate research in 2012. This improvement coincided with the implementation of research capacity building strategies. (Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research)
Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research - January 9, 2013 Category: Podiatry Authors: Peter LazzariniJulia GeraghtyEwan KinnearMark ButterworthDonna Ward Source Type: research
A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blinded Study with Crossover to Determine the Efficacy of Radio-frequency Nerve Ablation for the Treatment of Heel Pain.
Conclusions: Using a prospective, randomized study with sham treatment and crossover, this study demonstrates the efficacy of RFNA for the treatment of plantar fasciosis. PMID: 23328847 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association - January 1, 2013 Category: Podiatry Authors: Landsman AS, Catanese DJ, Wiener SN, Richie DH, Hanft JR Tags: J Am Podiatr Med Assoc Source Type: research
Percutaneous repair of Achilles tendon ruptures with Tenolig: Quantitative analysis of postural control and gait pattern
Conclusions: The results underline the long-term outcome effectiveness of the technique but some functional alterations remain. This could be the reason of the weakness, which always affected the patients. Reduction of the triceps elongation and restoration of strength during the propulsion phase should be the key points in postoperative physiotherapy. (Source: The Foot)
Source: The Foot - December 1, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: S. Mezzarobba, S. Bortolato, A. Giacomazzi, G. Fancellu, R. Marcovich, R. Valentini Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
A comparison of customised and prefabricated insoles to reduce risk factors for neuropathic diabetic foot ulceration: a participant-blinded randomised controlled trial
Custom-made insoles are more expensive than prefabricated insoles and no better in reducing peak pressure in people with diabetic neuropathy. However, the custom-made insole was slightly more effective than the prefabricated insole in reducing forefoot pressure time integral at issue and 6-month follow-up. (Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research)
Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research - December 5, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: Joanne PatonElizabeth StenhouseGraham BruceDaniel ZahraRay Jones Source Type: research
HIV neuropathy induced Charcot neuroarthropathy: A case discussion
We present a case of an individual with HIV peripheral neuropathy and Charcot neuroarthropathy. (Source: The Foot)
Source: The Foot - September 1, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: Nathan Young, Katherine Neiderer, Billy Martin, David Jolley, James F. Dancho Tags: Special Section: US Papers Source Type: research
Foot pressure distribution variation in pre-obese and non-obese adult subject while standing
We examined 22 healthy adult subjects aged from 20 to 45 years were classified into two groups according to their BMI values, as 11 non-obese and 11 pre-obese subjects. Foot pressure distribution image during standing was obtained using PedoPowerGraph system. Pedopowergraphic parameters such as percentage medial impulse, forefoot to hind foot pressure distribution ratio and PR were evaluated and compared between the groups. Correlation between BMI value and PR value was assessed.Results: Our result shows significant change in contact area between the groups in mid foot regions. Also we found significant differences in mid ...
Source: The Foot - December 1, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: R. Periyasamy, Ashutosh Mishra, Sneh Anand, A.C. Ammini Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Helmets Do Save Lives on the Slopes, Research Shows
Title: Helmets Do Save Lives on the Slopes, Research ShowsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/2/2012 10:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2012 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Feet and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Feet and Fitness General - December 3, 2012 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news
Health Tip: Exercising in Cold Weather
Title: Health Tip: Exercising in Cold WeatherCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/12/2012 8:05:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/12/2012 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Feet and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Feet and Fitness General - October 12, 2012 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news
A novel approach to mapping load transfer from the plantar surface of the foot to the walls of the total contact cast: a proof of concept study
A method to quantify the loading of the walls of the total contact cast using pressure sensor strips is described. This method may be useful for future studies assessing the offloading properties of the total contact cast in people with diabetic foot ulceration. (Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research)
Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research - December 13, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: Lindy BeggPatrick McLaughlinLeon ManningMauro VicarettiJohn FletcherJoshua Burns Source Type: research
Stabilization of Joint Forces of the Subtalar Complex via HyProCure Sinus Tarsi Stent.
Conclusions: Placement of the HyProCure subtalar stabilization stent in a hyperpronated foot prevents excessive talar subluxation and assists in proper distribution of the axial loads on the subtalar facet joints. PMID: 21957270 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association - September 1, 2011 Category: Podiatry Authors: Graham ME, Parikh R, Goel V, Mhatre D, Matyas A Tags: J Am Podiatr Med Assoc Source Type: research
Diabetic foot complications in Malta: Prevalence of risk factors
Conclusions/interpretation: A significant proportion of Maltese participants living with type 2 diabetes presented with vascular insufficiency, abnormal neural function and deformities in the feet. Metabolic outcomes such as high blood pressure and high levels of cholesterol were also highly prevalent. Strengthening of existing screening structures is imperative in order to reduce the burden of this disease in Malta. (Source: The Foot)
Source: The Foot - December 1, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: Cynthia Formosa, Alfred Gatt, Nachiappan Chockalingam Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Reduction of peak plantar pressure in people with diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy: an evaluation of the DH Pressure Relief ShoeTM
Conclusions: The DH Pressure Relief ShoeTM reduced plantar pressures more than the other two shoe conditions. The DH Pressure Relief ShoeTM may be a useful alternative to current offloading modalities used in clinical management of diabetic foot ulceration. However, clinical trials are needed to test their effectiveness for ulcer healing and to ensure they are useable and safe for patients in everyday activities. (Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research)
Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research - October 1, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: Anita RaspovicKarl LandorfJana GazarekMegan Stark Source Type: research
Importance and challenges of measuring intrinsic foot muscle strength
Conclusions: There are many challenges to accurately measure intrinsic muscle strength in isolation. Most studies have measured toe flexor strength as a surrogate measure of intrinsic muscle strength. Hand-held dynamometry appears to be a promising method of estimating intrinsic muscle strength. However, the contribution of extrinsic muscles cannot be excluded from toe flexor strength measurement. Future research should clarify the relative contribution of intrinsic and extrinsic muscles during intrinsic foot muscle strength testing. (Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research)
Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research - November 26, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: Achini SoysaClaire HillerKathryn RefshaugeJoshua Burns Source Type: research
Assisting role redesign: a qualitative evaluation of the implementation of a podiatry assistant role to a community health setting utilising a traineeship approach
Conclusions: This research has demonstrated that the implementation of a PA using a traineeship approach requires good coordination and communication with a number of agencies and staff and substantial resources to support training and supervision. There are added benefits of the new role to the podiatry service in terms of regaining control over podiatric services which was perceived to improve clinical governance and patient pathways. (Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research)
Source: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research - November 27, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: Anna MoranSusan NancarrowLeah WisemanKerryn MaherRosalie BoyceAlan BorthwickKaren Murphy Source Type: research
Synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon.
We report the clinical features, radiographic findings, management and results of a patient with a post-traumatic synovial sarcoma of the anterior tibialis tendon. Our patient was managed operatively and with radiotherapy with good clinical results. No evidence of recurrence or metastatic disease was seen at 3-year follow-up. PMID: 22461273 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association)
Source: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association - March 1, 2012 Category: Podiatry Authors: Papapietro N, Longo UG, Palumbo A, Bianchi A, Maffuli N, Denaro V Tags: J Am Podiatr Med Assoc Source Type: research