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  • What Is Trench Foot?

    Trench foot is an injury that occurs when feet are exposed to cold and wet conditions, but it is not due to freezing (as in frostbite). It is one of three types of immersion foot, with the other two types being warm water immersion foot and tropical immersion foot.

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  • Spring activity can sometimes bring stress fractures

    If you're getting back into walking, running or outdoor sports this spring after months on the couch, you could be at risk for a common injury known as a stress fracture.

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  • What You Should Know About the Forefoot

    You may be surprised to learn that your forefoot carries and balances nearly half of the body's total weight, and is designed to handle significant force and wear-and-tear.

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  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation May Cut Pain After Orthopedic Surgery

    Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation reduces acute pain and opioid requirements in the week following orthopedic surgery, according to a pilot study published online April 15 in Anesthesiology.

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  • 8 Causes of Foot Pain at Night and How to Treat Them

    For some people, foot pain only occurs at night or when they’re asleep. This can interrupt sleep and make high-quality sleep difficult.

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  • Hard-soled shoe was noninferior to short leg cast for avulsion fractures

    Published results showed weight-bearing as tolerated in a hard-soled shoe was noninferior to use of a short leg cast for treatment of fifth metatarsal base avulsion fractures.

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  • 3 Tips to Avoid Foot and Ankle Injuries This Spring

    Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons, who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, diseases, and other conditions of the foot and ankle, give tips to those looking to stay active while keeping their feet healthy and injury-free.

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  • Powered prosthetic ankles can restore a wide range of functions for amputees

    A recent case study demonstrates that, with training, neural control of a powered prosthetic ankle can restore a wide range of abilities, including standing on very challenging surfaces and squatting. The researchers are currently working with a larger group of study participants to see how broadly applicable the findings may be.

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  • What Is Limb Salvage?

    Limb salvage is a surgical procedure to save a limb (usually one of the lower extremities) that is at high risk of amputation. The need for limb salvage can result from several different underlying causes, including various types of trauma, diabetes, vascular disease, cancer, or neuropathy.

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  • What Is This Lump on the Side of My Foot?

    A lump on the side of the foot is a common complaint. While some causes are of serious concern, many causes are not. Still, it’s important to have any bump on your foot checked out by a doctor — even if it’s a small lump that’s not bothering you. Some foot bumps may be cancerous, so it’s critical that a medical professional accurately diagnose them.

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