Pertinent Insights On Arthroscopic Ankle Synovectomy And OCD Drilling

Ankle arthroscopy is a valuable minimally invasive modality to perform diagnosis and therapeutic treatment to the ankle joint. Acute and chronic ankle injuries can lead to synovitis and cartilage defects requiring surgical treatment. There are some general approaches that can be useful to the surgeon who has not become completely comfortable maximizing his or her arthroscopy skills.

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Avoiding Crippling Cases Of Drop Foot With Early Diagnosis

“Inspector,” I said, peering down at the drooping appendage, “who did this?”

The professorial detective looked up at me, shaking his head in utter disgust. Slowly turning away from the gory sight of the dangling drop foot, he cleared his throat with a loud, guttural noise. “You ask the wrong question, sir,” he snapped. “’Who’ is less important than ‘What’ in this case. Ignorance is to blame. Ignorance and its insidious cousin, Super Ego.”

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Avoiding Crippling Cases Of Drop Foot With Early Diagnosis

“Inspector,” I said, peering down at the drooping appendage, “who did this?”

The professorial detective looked up at me, shaking his head in utter disgust. Slowly turning away from the gory sight of the dangling drop foot, he cleared his throat with a loud, guttural noise. “You ask the wrong question, sir,” he snapped. “’Who’ is less important than ‘What’ in this case. Ignorance is to blame. Ignorance and its insidious cousin, Super Ego.”

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Keeping Cancer a Secret

It’s our job, as doctors and nurses, to be deliberate in asking our patients how they will explain their cancer to others, to make sure they understand. Keeping such a diagnosis hushed, from those who love and care for us, is an unfair burden we shouldn’t allow cancer to dictate, too.

Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Disorder?

 Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Disorder?

Can you identify the condition in the photo on the left?

PT0613Vlahovic Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Disorder?

An eruption of lichenified or excoriated nodules, these lesions are thought to arise from incessant scratching or repeated rubbing. Various conditions ranging from atopic dermatitis and obstructive biliary disease to diabetes and chronic renal failure may predispose individuals to this condition.

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Bad Diagnosis For New Psychiatry ‘Bible’

The new edition of the DSM, the so-called “Bible” of psychiatry, is out. But many psychiatrists and psychologists say the manual’s approach is outdated, boxing mental illness into discrete categories like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, when very little is known about the underlying causes of disease.

When Should You Biopsy?

when should you biopsy When Should You Biopsy?

When facing a skin condition or wound that can be challenging to identify, a biopsy can be an invaluable tool in illuminating a path for diagnosis and treatment. This author details the protocol for when to perform a biopsy and which technique to choose for which clinical presentation.

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