Scientific Literature Reviews - March 2011

 Andrew J. Meyr, 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.

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March 2011

Needle Puncture and Transcutaneous Bone Biopsy Cultures Are Inconsistent in Patients with Diabetes and Suspected Osteomyelitis of the Foot
Reviewed by: David Pougatsch, DPM

Preliminary Results of Calcaneofibular Ligament Transfer for Recurrent Peroneal Subluxation in Children and Adolescents.
Reviewed by: Robert C. Andersen, DPM

Operative vs. Non-operative Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures: Multicenter Randomized Trial using accelerated functional rehabilitation.
Reviewed by: Latasha Walters, DPM

Comparison of the Outcomes of Distraction Osteogenesis for First and Fourth Brachymetatarsia
Reviewed by: Kristin J. Brown, DPM

Copper Oxide Impregnated Wound Dressing: Biocidal and Safety Studies
Reviewed by: Rebecca Haugen, DPM

Effects of Amputation Level on Energy Expenditure During Overground Walking by Children with an Amputation
Reviewed by: Thomas Chambers, DPM

Endoscopic Surgery for Young Athletes with Symptomatic Unicameral Bone Cyst of the Calcaneus
Reviewed by: Johnathan Deming, DPM

Supermicrosurgery in peroneal and soleus perforator-based free flap coverage of foot defects caused by occlusive vascular diseases
Reviewed by: Albemar Espiritu, DPM

Pathophysiology of Neuropathic Pain in Type 2 Diabetes
Reviewed by: Andrew M. Hall, DPM

Comparison of Surgical Outcomes of Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures by Age
Reviewed by: Jacob M. Jones, DPM

Validating the Probe-to-Bone Test and Other Tests for Diagnosing Chronic Osteomyelitis in the Diabetic Foot
Reviewed by: Nelida Dumitrache, DPM

Sutures Versus Staples for Skin Closure in Orthopaedic Surgery: Meta-Analysis.
Reviewed by: Nathan Young, DPM

The Use of Prolonged Peripheral Neural Blockage After Lower Extremity Amputation: The Effect on Symptoms Associated with Phantom Limp Syndrome
Reviewed by: Karen Shum, DPM

Separating the chicken from the egg: an attempt to discern between clubfoot recurrences and incomplete corrections.
Reviewed by: Steven Hoffman, DPM

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