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  • Why does the outside of my foot hurt, and what can I do about it?

    Pain on the outside of a person’s foot can occur before, during, or after activities such as walking. It can make standing or moving around difficult. Possible causes include joint or tendon inflammation and small fractures.

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  • Should we fix the fibula in tibial plafond fractures? A meta-analysis reviewing the evidence base for fibula open reduction and internal fixation in tibial plafond fractures.

    Open reduction and internal fixation is the standard of care to stabilize tibial plafond fractures. However, it remains uncertain as to whether fixation of the fibula affects outcome. This study aimed to review the evidence base for comparable outcomes in tibial plafond fractures when undergoing open reduction and internal fixation of ipsilateral fibula fractures compared with open reduction and internal fixation of the tibia alone

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  • An Introduction to Cell Therapy

    Using cellular products as a therapy is not a contemporary concept; literature dates back to the late 19th century, when Charles Édouard Brown-Séquard pioneered organotherapy (using organ extracts as a medical treatment) to suppress human aging. While this failed as an anti-aging therapeutic, it did bring into discussion the use of cells as a therapeutic agent, which has gained vast popularity in the modern day.

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  • Antimicrobial Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Platelet-Rich Fibrin: A Scoping Review

    Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), derived from the centrifugation and subsequent separation of whole blood, results in an unusually high concentration of platelets. A newer form of platelet concentrate, platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), has also been developed. There has been significant research into the therapeutic effects of PRP, particularly in enhancing wound healing and preventing infections in surgical wounds. This scoping review aims to thoroughly evaluate preclinical and clinical evidence regarding the antimicrobial effects of PRP and PRF.

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  • Study shows advanced footwear technology positively impacts elite sprint performances

    A study published in PeerJ sheds light on the potential game-changing impact of advanced footwear technology (AFT) on elite sprint performances in track and field. The research, titled "The Potential Impact of Advanced Footwear Technology on the Recent Evolution of Elite Sprint Performances," reveals the significant strides made in sprint performance and suggests that AFT has played a pivotal role in these improvements.

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