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ACPM Lower Extremity Journal Review

Contribute to the College by Submitting a Journal Review!

The ACPM Lower Extremity Journal Review is a monthly collection of condensed literature reviews from a variety of medical journals. The Review will encompass all aspects of podiatric medicine and surgery and will be accessible for prompt study of the material.

Please use the Literature Review Submission Form below to send your reviews to the ACPM Educational Committee.

JOURNAL / LITERATURE REVIEW SUBMISSION FORM

EXAMPLE / TEMPLATE

Clinical efficacy of therapeutic footwear with a rigid rocker sole in the prevention of recurrence in patients with diabetes mellitus and diabetic polineuropathy: A randomized clinical trial, Lopez-Moral, et. al. PLoS One, 14(7), July 11, 2019

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0219537

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Gavin Glover, DPM, PGY-2SAVAHCS Podiatric Residency Program – Tucson, AZ

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A Step in the Right Direction: A Prospective Randomized, Controlled Crossover Trial of Autologous Fat Grafting for Rejuvenation of the Heel, James et al, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 41, Issue 7, July 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjab095

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: Linda Do, PMS-IBarry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Assessing the Utility of Deltoid Ligament Repair in Ankle Fracture: A Systematic Review, Shazadeh Safavi K, Rezvani A, Janney CF, et al.. Cureus. Volume 7, Issue 6, Jul. 19, 2022

DOI: 10.7759/cureus.27040

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: Gavin Glover, DPM, PGY-2SAVAHCS Podiatric Residency Program – Tucson, AZ

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Surgical Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture Results in Improved Gait Biomechanics, Nordenholm, et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 2022

DOI: 10.1186/s13018-022-02948-2

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: Jannani Krishnan, MS-IV
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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The Relationship of Medial Arch Height with Speed Dynamic Balance and Distance in Sports Training Individuals, H. Bayram Temur, et al., International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, Volume 14, Issue 05, 2022

DOI: 10.9756/INTJECSE/V14I5.816

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Jenna Whited PMS-III
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Skin Pigmentation Impacts the Clinical Diagnosis of Wound Infection: Imaging of Bacterial Burden to Overcome Diagnostic Limitations, Johnson et. al. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, Volume 10, Issue 2, April 11th 2023

DOI: 10.1007/s40615-023-01584-8

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer: Zanib Cheema, PMS-IV
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine

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Correlation Analysis Between Clinical Hypermobility Measurement and Radiographic Parameters of the Hallux Valgus Deformity, Kaur et. al. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Volume 000, 1−4, 2023

DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2023.01.009

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: M. Jared Davis, DPM, PGY-III
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System Podiatric Residency Program

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Incidence of Chondral and Osteochondral Lesions in Ankle Fracture Patients Identified with Ankle Arthroscopy Following Rotational Ankle Fracture: A Systematic Review, Williamson, E. et. al. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, 61, 668-673, 2022

DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2021.12.013

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Matthew Doxey, DPM, PGY-III
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System Podiatric Residency Program

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Tourniquet Use During Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Ankle Fractures – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Davey, et al. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Volume 61, Issue 5, 2022

DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2022.01.019

Level of Evidence: 1

Reviewer: Linda Hong, MS-III
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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Tendinopathies of the Foot and Ankle. Deu, et. al. American Family Physician, 105(5), May 2022. 479-486

PMID: 35559641

Level of Evidence: 5

Reviewer: Samuel R. Gorelik, DPM, PGY-3
Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

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Management of vasopressor induced ischemia, Livesey, et. al. J Orthop. 2020 Oct 16;22:497-502

DOI: 10.1016/j.jor.2020.10.012

Level of Evidence: 5

Reviewer: Salma Haider, PMS-III
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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Suicide Prevention in Podiatry:, Albright, et. al. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 2022, 21-194

DOI: 10.7547/21-194

Level of Evidence: 5

Reviewer: Salma Haider, PMS-III
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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A review of non-invasive sensors and artificial intelligence models for diabetic foot monitoring, Kaselimi et. al. Physiol., October 2022

DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2022.924546

Level of Evidence: 5

Reviewer: Salma Haider, PMS-III
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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Hyaluronic Acid Filler Injections Under the Metatarsal Heads Provide a Significant and Long-Lasting Improvement in Metatarsalgia From Wearing High-Heeled Shoes, Foumenteze et al, Dermatologic Surgery, Volume 44, Issue 7, July 2018

DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001470

Level of Evidence: 5

Reviewer: Linda Do, PMS-III
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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A randomized, controlled study to investigate the efficacy and safety of a topical gentamicin-collagen sponge in combination with systemic antibiotic therapy in diabetic patients with a moderate or severe foot ulcer infection, Uçkay, et al. BMC Infectious Diseases. August 2nd, 2018

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3253-z

Level of Evidence: 1

Reviewer: Payal Sethi, MS-III
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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An exploration of the use of 3D printed foot models and simulated foot lesions to supplement scalpel skill training in undergraduate podiatry students: A multiple method study, Banwell et. al., PLoS ONE, 2021.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Salma Haider, MS-III
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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The Effects of Blue Light on Human Fibroblasts and Diabetic Wound Healing, Purbhoo-Makan, et. al. Life, September 12, 2022

DOI: 10.3390/life12091431

Level of Evidence: 5

Reviewer: Salma Haider, MS-III
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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Treatment of “plantar fasciitis”/Plantar Heel Pain Syndrome with botulinum toxin — A novel injection paradigm pilot study, Radovic, The Foot, Volume 45, December 2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foot.2020.101711

Level of Evidence: 5

Reviewer: Linda Do, PMS-III
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Incidence and risk factors for poor perioperative blood glucose management in patients with diabetic foot: a retrospective study, Chen et. al, Annals of Palliative Medicine, Volume 10, Issue 12, December 2021

DOI: 10.21037/apm-21-3095

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer: Amanda DeWitt, MS-III
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Omadacycline pharmacokinetics and soft-tissue penetration in diabetic patients with wound infections and healthy volunteers using in vivo microdialysis, Gill et. al, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Volume 77, Issue 5, May 2022

DOI: 10.21037/apm-21-3095

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer: Amanda DeWitt, MS-III
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Do Arch Height and Arch Stiffness Relate to Physical Performance in Adult Men?, Zhao, et al., Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Volume 61, Issue 2, March 1, 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2021.07.018

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer:

Marisa Boccabella, MS-III
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Radiographic Analysis and Clinical Efficacy of Hindfoot Arthrodesis With Versus Without Cotton Osteotomy in Stage III Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity, Vacketta, et al. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, 61, (4) 879-885, July 01, 2022

DOI: 10.21037/apm-21-3095

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer:

Claudia Radek, MS-IV
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Autologous Fat Grafting for Pedal Fat Pad Atrophy: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
Gusenoff, et al. Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, November 2016


Autologous Fat Grafting for Pedal Fat Pad Atrophy: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
Gusenoff, et al. Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, November 2016

DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002667

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer:

Jannani Krishnan, MS IV
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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Limb salvage versus amputation in patients with osteosarcoma of the extremities: an update in the modern era using the National Cancer Database, Evans D. et al., BMC Cancer, 2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-07502-z

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer: Zaria St. Lawrence, MS-IIIBarry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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A dual pressure indicator, two-layer compression system for treatment of venous leg ulcers: a review, Tai et al. Journal of Wound Care, Volume 30, Issue Sup. 12, 2022

DOI: https://doi.org/10.12968/jowc.2021.30.Sup12.S6

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer: Linda Do, MS-IIIBarry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Four-Week Ankle-Rehabilitation Programs in Adolescent Athletes With Chronic Ankle Instability Cain et al, Journal of Athletic Training, Volume 55, Issue 8, 2020

DOI: 10.4085/1062-6050-41-19

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer: Ricardo Rodriguez, MS-IIIBarry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Peripheral Nerve Responses to Muscle Stretching: A Systematic Review, Thomas, et al. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, Volume 20, Issue 2, March 2021

DOI: 10.52082/jssm.2021.258

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: Alex Chen, MS-IIICalifornia School of Podiatric Medicine

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Three Weeks Versus Six Weeks of Antibiotic Therapy for Diabetic Foot Osteomyelitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Noninferiority Pilot Trial, Gariani et. al, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 73, Issue 7, October 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1758

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer: Amanda DeWitt, MS-IIIBarry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Topics Reviewed: Vascular Disease, Podiatric Surgery, Orthopedics

Impact of frailty on all-cause mortality or major amputation in patients with lower extremity peripheral artery disease: A meta-analysis, Zhang et al. Ageing Research Reviews, Volume 79 (2022)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2022.101656

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer: Zaria St. Lawrence, MS-III
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Long-term results of dorsal neuroma/nerve transposition in the surgical management of Morton’s neuroma and correlation with intraoperative anatomical variations, Koti et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research (2022) 17:22

DOI: 10.1186/s13018-022-02910-2

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer:M. Jared Davis, DPM, PGY-3
Southern Arizona VAHCS Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program

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Bone Marrow Stimulation for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: Are Clinical Outcomes Maintained 10 Years Later? Park, Jae Han, et al. Am J Sports Med. 2021;49(5):1220-1226.

DOI: 10.1177/0363546521992471

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Stephen Jaderholm, DPM, PGY-2
Southern Arizona VAHCS Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program

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Nonoperative or Surgical Treatment of Acute Achilles’ Tendon Rupture, Myhrvold, S. B. et. al. New England Journal of Medicine, 386(15), 1409–1420, Apr. 14, 2022

DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2108447

Level of Evidence: 1

Reviewer: Anna Kapustina, DPM, PGY-1
Southern Arizona VAHCS Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program

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Topics Reviewed: Wound Care, Radiology

Comparison of the two most commonly used treatments for pyroderma gangrenosum: results of the STOP GAP randomized control trial, Ormerod, et. al. BMJ, June 12, 2015

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.h2958

Level of Evidence: 1

Reviewer: Jannani Krishnan, MS-IV
California School of Podiatric Medicine

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The added value of SPECT/CT in the painful foot and ankle: A Literature Review, Eelsing, et al. Foot and Ankle Surgery, 27(7), 715–722 (2021).

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fas.2020.09.009

Level of Evidence: 5

Reviewer:

Allysa M. Vavra M.S., MS-IV
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Topics Reviewed: Biomechanics / Footwear, Vascular Disease, Infectious Disease

Shoe feature recommendations for different running levels: A Delphi study, Honert, et. al. PLoS ONE 15(7): e0236047

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0236047

Level of Evidence: 5

Reviewer: Allysa M. Vavra, M.S., MS-IV
Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease Without Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia: A Review. Plonsky, et al. Journal of the American Medical Association, Volume 325, Issue 21, June 1, 2021

DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.2126

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: Zaria Woods, MS-III
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Staphylococcus Lugdunensis: A Rare Pathogen for Osteomyelitis of the Foot, Kear, et. al. The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 55 (2016) 255–259

DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.06.019.

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Michael Casteel, DPM, FACPM, FAPWHc

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Topics Reviewed Podiatric Surgery, Dermatology, Pathology

Sonication of retrieved implants improves sensitivity in the diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection, Bellova, et. al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 20, 623 (2019)

DOI: 10.1186/s12891-019-3006-1

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: Steven Cooperman, DPM
Highlands/Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery Residency Program

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Eccrine Porocarcinoma of the Foot: A Case Report, Ramirez et al. J Clin Images. Volume 3 Issue 1; 1050, Jun 12, 2020

DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2022.01.007

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Anushka Ramnani, MS-III
Western University of Health Sciences – College of Podiatric Medicine

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Subungual Amelanotic Melanoma Masquerading as Onychomycosis, Riahi, et. al. Cureus 10(3): e2307, 2018

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Michael Casteel, DPM, FACPM, FAPWHc

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Topics Reviewed: Podiatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Dermatology

Leukonychia: What Can White Nails Tell Us? Iorizzo, et. al. American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Feb 2;1-17

DOI: 10.1007/s40257-022-00671-6.

Level of Evidence: 2

Reviewer: Michael Casteel, DPM, FACPM, FAPWHc

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Opening Cuboid Wedge Osteotomy (Zoom Osteotomy) for Triplanar Correction of Flexible Pes Planovalgus Deformities, Iosue, et. al., Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 16, Issue 2, Jan 19, 2022

DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2022.01.007.

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: Jake Loitz, MS-III

California School of Podiatric Medicine

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Analysis of a Machine Learning–Based Risk Stratification Scheme for Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia, Chung J. et al. Journal of American Medical Association Network Open, Mar. 22, 2022

DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.3424.

Level of Evidence: 3

Reviewer: Zaria Woods, MS-II

Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine

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Modified Brostrom With and Without Suture Tape Augmentation: A Systematic Review, Piscoya, et al., Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery, Volume 61, Issue 2, March 01, 2022

DOI: 10.1053/j.jfas.2021.09.027.

Level of Evidence: 4

Reviewer: Deep Shah, DPM, MBA

Crozer Health Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program

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