Scientific Literature Reviews - February 2012

Andrew J. Meyr, DPM, Editor

ACFAS Scientific Literature Review Monthly offers a variety of types of published articles including clinical studies, case reports, methodology and technical reports, clinical "pearls," literature reviews and more. Each issue constitutes a state-of-the-art "textbook chapter" in the field of podiatric surgery.


February 2012

The Effect of Lace-up Ankle Braces on Injury Rates in High School Basketball Players
Reviewed by:  Daniel Arrhenius, DPM

Randomized controlled study of the efficacy of the injection of botulinum toxin type A versus corticosteroids in chronic plantar fasciitis: results at one and six months.
Reviewed by:  David Harrison, DPM

The adverse effect of an unplanned surgical excision of foot soft tissue sarcoma. 
Reviewed by: Nicholas L. Hugentobler, DPM

Shock wave therapy in wound healing.
Reviewed by: Erik Kissel, DPM

Calcaneo-stop procedure for pediatric flexible flatfoot.
Reviewed by:  Kylin Kovac, DPM

The Impact of Physician Screening on Melanoma Detection
Reviewed by: Elisa Lear-Rayborn, DPM, MHA

Calcaneal Reconstruction for the Late Complication of Calcaneus Fracture
Reviewed by: Ryan Ohlgart, DPM

Negative-Pressure Therapy Versus Standard Wound Care: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials
Reviewed by:  Stephen C. Schmid, DPM

Limb Salvage in Severe Diabetic Foot Infection
Reviewed by:  William Thetford, DPM, MS

Functional Treatment after Surgical Repair for Acute Lateral Ligament Disruption of the Ankle in Athletes
Reviewed by: Jashan A. Valjee, DPM

Rest Easy? Is Bed Rest Really Necessary after Surgical Repair of an Ankle Fracture?
Reviewed by: Omair Zafar, DPM

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