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.


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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