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Foot and Ankle Disorders

Jan 1, 2011 Issue
Stress Fractures: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention [Article]

Stress fractures are common injuries in athletes and military recruits. These injuries occur more commonly in lower extremities than in upper extremities. Stress fractures should be considered in patients who present with tenderness or edema after a recent increase in activity or repeated activity w...


Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Tendinopathies of the Foot and Ankle [Article]

This article provides an overview of the various types of tendinopathies affecting the foot and ankle, and outlines diagnosis and treatment of specific injuries.


May 1, 2009 Issue
Custom vs. Prefabricated Orthoses for Foot Pain [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with placebo or sham, custom-made foot orthoses modestly reduce foot pain from pes cavus (high arch), arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and painful hallux valgus. However, there is no evidence that custom orthoses are more effective than prefabricated ones.


Feb 15, 2009 Issue
Management of the Ingrown Toenail [Article]

Ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, most commonly affects the great toenail. Many anatomic and behavioral factors are thought to contribute to ingrown toenails, such as improper trimming, repetitive or inadvertent trauma, genetic predisposition, hyperhidrosis, and poor foot hygiene. Conservative tr...


Jul 15, 2008 Issue
Becaplermin (Regranex) for Diabetic Foot Ulcers [STEPS]

Although patients treated with becaplermin are more likely to experience complete and faster ulcer healing than patients continuing good wound care alone, the increased risk of cancer mortality and significant cost outweigh the possible benefits in most patients.


Jul 1, 2008 Issue
Diabetic Foot Infection [Article]

Foot infections are common in patients with diabetes and are associated with high morbidity and risk of lower extremity amputation. Diabetic foot infections are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and beta-hemolytic streptococci, are the mos...


Dec 1, 2007 Issue
NSAIDs vs. Acetaminophen for the Treatment of Ankle Sprains [AFP Journal Club]

Are NSAIDs better than acetaminophen for ankle sprains? Extended-release acetaminophen provides equivalent analgesia and return to activity as an NSAID in patients with mild to moderate ankle sprains. All NSAIDs have equivalent analgesic effect.


Oct 1, 2007 Issue
Radiologic Evaluation of Chronic Foot Pain [Article]

Chronic foot pain is a common and often disabling clinical complaint that can interfere with a patient's routine activities. Despite careful and detailed clinical history and physical examination, providing an accurate diagnosis is often difficult because chronic foot pain has a broad spectrum of po...


Sep 15, 2007 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Metatarsal Fractures [Article]

Patients with metatarsal fractures often present to primary care settings. Initial evaluation should focus on identifying any conditions that require emergent referral, such as neurovascular compromise and open fractures. The fracture should then be characterized and treatment initiated. Referral is...


Nov 15, 2006 Issue
Acute Ankle Sprain: An Update [Article]

Acute ankle injury, a common musculoskeletal injury, can cause ankle sprains. Some evidence suggests that previous injuries or limited joint flexibility may contribute to ankle sprains. The initial assessment of an acute ankle injury should include questions about the timing and mechanism of the inj...


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