Scientific Literature Reviews - January 2010

John S. Steinberg, DPM, Editor

The ACFAS’s Scientific Literature Reviews is a compilation of brief summaries of quality research from world-renowned medical journals, provided by podiatric residents from across the country.


January 2010

Soft Tissue Defects and Exposed Hardware: A Review of Indications for Soft-Tissue Reconstruction and Hardware Preservation
Reviewed by:  Jamie A. Bakal, DPM

Chemoprotection of Flexor Tendon Repairs Using Botulinum Toxin
Reviewed by:  Katherine E. Chou, DPM

Foot Kinematics During a Bilateral Heel Rise Test in Participants With Stage II Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Reviewed by:  Jonathan Deming, DPM

An Improved Alternative to Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) as a Negative Pressure Dressing in Lower Limb Split Skin Grafting: A Clinical Trial
Reviewed by:  James Kinchsular, DPM

Postoperative Incomplete Reduction of Sesamoids as a Risk Factor for Recurrence of Hallux Valgus
Reviewed by:  Simon McCoy

Time-Dependent Contamination of Opened Sterile Operating-Room Trays
Reviewed by:  Dee Gordon McCrary III, DPM

Mechanical Supports for Acute, Severe Ankle Sprain: A Pragmatic, Multicentre, Randomised Controlled Trial 
Reviewed by:  Yuko Miyazaki, DPM

Risk Factors Related to the Failure of Venous Leg Ulcers to Heal with Compression Treatment
Reviewed by:  Jessica L. Prebish, DPM

Changes in Blood Perfusion and Bone Healing Induced by Nicotine during Distraction Osteogenesis
Reviewed by:  Daniel Sunboliyan, DPM

Augmented Compared with Nonaugmented Surgical Repair of a Fresh Total Achilles Tendon Rupture: A Prospective Randomized Study
Reviewed by:  Mher Vartivarian, DPM

Efficacy of Diagnostic Ultrasonography of Lipomas, Epidermal Cysts, and Ganglions
Reviewed by:  Marcie Zdarko, DPM

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