Maria Figura

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Macrodactyly, the exact etiology of which is unknown, is a rare congenital deformity. Four basic surgical approaches to correction have been considered. When the first and second digits are involved, Dr. Figura believes that amputation should not be considered as these two digits are necessary for stability. He believes the worm advancement of Tsuge, which(More)
The results of a 5-year follow-up of patients who underwent surgical partial release of plantar fascia with plantar skin incision for treatment of chronic heel pain are presented. Evaluation included survey results from both a modified Mayo Scoring System and a list of specific questions developed by the authors. Thirty-three feet of 30 patients are(More)
A review of the anatomy, etiology, and conservative and surgical treatments of plantar fasciitis are presented and a simple surgical technique is introduced. The medial instep plantar fasciotomy was performed by the authors on 50 feet previously untreated by surgery (41 patients). The follow-up results (average length of time to follow-up was 11.3 months)(More)
Background Remodeling of the left ventricle (LV) occurs in response to various physiological and pathophysiological conditions. The American Society of Echocardiography recommend that LV remodeling be described as the relationship between LV mass and LV wall thickness based on 1-D and 2-D measurements. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) provides accurate 3-D(More)
Fractures of the metatarsals are a common condition seen by all health care specialists. They may be precipitated by direct or indirect trauma to the specific area of concern. This article is a review of the angiology of the metatarsal. It provides a workable classification of metatarsal fractures and provides an insight into their proper treatment.
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