A Survey of Patient Care Handoff and Sign-Out Practices Among Podiatric Surgical Residency Programs

A patient “handoff,” or the “sign-out” process, is an episode during which the responsibility of a patient transitions from one health-care provider to another. These are important events that affect patient safety, particularly because a significant proportion of adverse events have been associated with a relative lack of physician communication. The objective of this investigation…

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Rate of and Factors Associated with Ambulation After Unilateral Major Lower-Limb Amputation at an Urban US Tertiary-Care Hospital with a Multidisciplinary Limb Salvage Team

One relatively universal functional goal after major lower-limb amputation is ambulation in a prosthesis. This retrospective, observational investigation sought to 1) determine what percentage of patients successfully walked in a prosthesis within 1 year after major limb amputation and 2) assess which patient factors might be associated with ambulation at an urban US tertiary-care hospital.

Computerized Tomography Measurement of Syndesmotic Reduction in Intra-Articular Tibial Plafond Fractures

Intra-articular fractures involving the ankle joint complex may be associated with significant patient morbidity, particularly if involving disruption and instability of the syndesmotic ligaments. Although this has been relatively well-established within the literature with respect to rotational ankle fractures [1,2], the association and impact of syndesmoticdisruption and malreduction on intra-articular tibial plafond fractures (i.e. pilon…

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Ocean County Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates, P.C. is pleased to Announce that our very own Dr. Michael Plishchuk has been named Chairman of Foot and Ankle Surgery at Deborah Heart and Lung. Congratulations, Dr. Plishchuk!

About Michael Plishchuk, D.P.M. Dr. Plishchuk is a graduate of the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. His residency was served at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals in Stratford, Cherry Hill and Turnersville, New Jersey. Dr. Plishchuk has worked with patients at some of the most prestigious and well respected medical facilities in the area…

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Cellular Senescence

Cellular Senescence; What, Why and How All age-related chronic diseases may be caused in part by convergence of the basic aging mechanisms that underlie age-related tissue dysfunction, including chronic “sterile” (not pathogen-associated) inflammation, macromolecular damage, progenitor cell dysfunction, and cellular senescence (1). In the past decade, cellular senescence has emerged as a possible cause of…

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IvyRadio – Plantar Fasciitis – Dr. Megan Lubin

Plantar fasciitis, a condition that results in pain and discomfort on the bottom of your foot and in your heel, affects patients of all lifestyles. Luckily, 80% of patients who receive treatment will find relief within one year. In this podcast with Ivy Rehab, Dr. Megan Lubin of Ocean County Foot and Ankle talks about…

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