V F Giacalone

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The purpose of this report is to compare plantar pressures between custom healing sandals and postoperative shoes using unmodified prescription shoe gear as a control. Using a repeat measures design, we recorded the plantar forefoot pressures of eight patients classified as diabetic foot category 1 (neuropathy, no significant deformity, no history of(More)
  • V F Giacalone
  • The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official…
  • 1997
The aim of this study was to describe the safety and effectiveness associated with phenol matricectomy in patients with diabetes. To date, the medical literature is devoid of information regarding the use of chemical toenail matricectomies performed on patients with diabetes. Sixty-six consecutive patients with diabetes and ingrown toenails were evaluated.(More)
The authors present their experience, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, with foot surgery in patients with diabetes mellitus. It is important to note that the results that follow are a reflection of the authors' experience with foot surgery in these patients from 1980 to 1985. The authors report two separate groups of(More)
Oral presurgical medication with benzodiazepines carries several distinct advantages; it often reduces the patient's anxiety and allows for a "smoother" surgical procedure, provides analgesia, facilitates venipuncture, aids in the patient's tolerance of an ankle tourniquet, limits postoperative nausea and vomiting, and provides varying degrees of retrograde(More)
The authors present an unusual case of a 28-year-old male with a painful plantarflexion deformity of all toes on the right foot. Past medical history was contributory and unique in the etiology of the deformity. To date, this deformity has not been reported in the literature, and the authors describe their experience with its surgical management. The(More)
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