Scientific Literature Reviews - March 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.


March 2012

A Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Used to Assess Achilles Tendon Rupture Management: What’s Being Used and Should We Be Using It?
Reviewed by: Adam Caton, DPM

Evaluation and Optimization of Therapeutic Footwear for Neuropathic Diabetic Foot Patients Using In-Shoe Plantar Pressure Analysis
Reviewed by: Quinn T. Charbonneau, DPM

Relapse After Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfer in Idiopathic Clubfoot Treated by the Ponseti Method  
Reviewed by: Zachary G. Jagmin, DPM

Functional Treatment After Surgical Repair for Acute Lateral Ligament Disruption of the Ankle in Athletes
Reviewed by: Vikram V. Thakar, DPM

The Role of Grown Factors in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Reviewed by: Andrew M. Hall, DPM

The Population Prevalence of Foot and Ankle Pain in Middle and Old Age: A Systematic Review
Reviewed by: Grant Swenson, DPM

What is the Price to Pay for Free Fibula Flap? A Systemic Review of Donor Site Morbidities Following Free Fibula Flap
Reviewed by: Rebecca Haugen, DPM

Assessment of Macro- and Microcirculation in Contemporary Critical Limb Ischemia
Reviewed by: Jill Peotter, DPM

A Systematic Review on Changed Biomechanics of Lower Extremities in Obese Individuals: A Possible Role in Development of Osteoarthritis
Reviewed by: Jacob Jones, DPM

Focal Erosions in the Hands and Feet in Persons with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Their Relationship with Generalized Bone Loss
Reviewed by: Nathan Young, DPM

The Effects of a Controlled Energy Storage and Return Prototype Prosthetic Foot on Transtibial Amputee Ambulation
Reviewed by: Steven Hoffman, DPM

Limb Revascularization Feasibility in Diabetic Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia: Results From a Cohort of 344 Consecutive Unselected Diabetic Patients in 2009
Reviewed by: Thomas Chambers, DPM


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