Zimmer Announces Deal For German Manufacturer
Inside INdiana Business (press release)
WARSAW, Ind. - Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH) announced today that it has acquired Tuttlingen, Germany-based NORMED Medizin-Technik GmbH, a provider of innovative technologies for the foot and ankle, hand and wrist reconstruction ...
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Lincecum OK to pitch Wednesday despite celebratory ankle injury
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
UPDATE: With apologies to Tim Lincecum, a slight correction: He did not injure his ankle leaping the rail after Angel Pagan's inside-the-park home run, but apparently landed on a teammate's foot during the jumping up and down part of the party. Either ...
Scientists Map the Fungi on Your Feet
U.S. News & World Report
That way, researchers can see whether greater fungal diversity precedes infections, or vice-versa. Fungal infections are very common. About 20 percent of the population gets toenail infections alone, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle ...
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Kevin Garnett will not have surgery on his ankle/foot
While we still don't have any word on Kevin Garnett's status for next year, we do know that his doctors have said that rest is the better option to surgery on his ankle/foot. Rest assured, no surgery for KG | Boston Herald. President of basketball ...
Kevin Garnett Won't Need Surgery on Ankle or Foot This OffseasonFanSided
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The purpose of this study was to prospectively compare preoperative findings on musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation to observed intraoperative findings for patients undergoing surgical correction of plantar plate tears. Fifty consecutive patients with forefoot pain and a suspected unilateral plantar plate tear at the second metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint were identified. The same examiner performed a 2-plane (longitudinal and transverse) musculoskeletal ultrasound on the painful second MTP joint. The contralateral second MTP joint was used for comparison. Longitudinal ultrasound images were graded as "torn" or "intact." Transverse ultrasound images were used to localize the suspected pathology. Results of the ultrasound were compared with observed intraoperative pathology. Forty-five plantar plate tears were identified intraoperatively. Longitudinal ultrasound images correctly identified 40 plantar plate tears. The longitudinal ultrasound had a sensitivity of 91.1%, a specificity of 25%, a positive predictive value of 91.1%, and a negative predictive value of 25%. Transverse ultrasound images identified 36 plantar plate tears correctly localizing only 19 tears. Musculoskeletal ultrasound has been widely used to identify and localize pathology in many soft tissue structures. Whereas the longitudinal ultrasound images were useful in identifying plantar plate tears, the same cannot be said about the ability to localize the tear on the transverse ultrasound images. Therefore, ultrasound may not be as good an imaging modality as magnetic resonance imaging for identification and localization of plantar plate pathology.
Levels of Evidence: Diagnostic, Level II