Naomi N. Shields

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A retrospective review was made of fractures for which radiographic manifestations were missed by various physicians working in the ED. It revealed that fractures of three anatomic sites were being missed disproportionately often--fractures of the navicular, elbow, and calcaneus. Fractures of these sites were the most likely to be missed when present. This(More)
To determine whether magnetic resonance (MR) imaging can demonstrate the early stages of osteonecrosis that are not detectable radiographically, the authors compared radiologic findings with histologic results in seven patients at high risk for osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Radiography and MR imaging were performed, and proximal femoral intramedullary(More)
Treatment of Charcot foot osteoarthropathy has emerged as a major component of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Diabetes 2000 Initiative. A two-part survey described treatment patterns and current footwear use of patients with Charcot osteoarthropathy of the foot and ankle. In the first part, 94 consecutive patients with a history of(More)
Foot infection is the most common reason for hospital admission of diabetic patients in the United States. Foot ulceration leads to deep infection, sepsis, and lower extremity amputation. Prophylactic foot care has been shown to decrease patient morbidity, decrease the utilization of expensive resources, and decrease the risk for amputation and premature(More)
A one-page written survey was completed by 402 randomly selected patients with diabetes in five cities during a scheduled visit to their endocrinologist. Patients averaged 61.5 years of age and had been diagnosed with diabetes for 27.3 years. This study suggests that approximately 25% of adults with diabetes are at risk for developing foot ulcers, the(More)
The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society "Diabetic Foot Care" patient education leaflet was revised to improve the layout and emphasis of key concepts of preventive care. This included review of daily foot and shoe examination, danger signs, daily washing and foot care, shoe fitting, medical care, and avoidance of dangerous acts. The leaflet was(More)