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  • Personal Narrative: Underlying Pain

    This was the worse pain I had ever felt in my life. It wasn’t a broken bone or a cracked rib. It was a wart on my foot. I know it doesn’t sound painful but it was. Having the wart itself wasn’t bad, but getting rid of it was very painful. It only took a week but it still was horrible. It was when I was ten years old and I still have never ran into anything more painful. The wart was on the bottom of my foot. It was under the big toe on my left foot. At first it was a pencil tip sized, darker skin colored mound on my toe. It didn’t hurt when I walked on it or if I touched it. When it first grew I didn’t know it was a wart I just thought it was a random spot on my foot. Over a couple weeks it got bigger. It got to the size of about an eraser on a pencil. I was laying on the couch and my mom noticed it on my toe. So the next day we went to the doctors to check it out. We learned that I had a wart on my toe. The doctor wanted to schedule an appointment soon because it was a wart that had been growing for a while. So we scheduled it that weekend. The first visit was just to fully check on the wart and see how it has grown. We were in the doctor’s office for a half an hour for him just to check my feet to make sure that was the only wart and how much it had grown in. The next time we went to see the doctor was when we were going to try and remove the wart. During the time, before we went to the doctor’s office again I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. At first I thought that…

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  • Stone Man Syndrome Research Paper

    Stone Man Syndrome A. Introduction Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), also known as ‘Stone Man Syndrome’, is an extremely rare genetic disorder which affects as little as 1 in 2 million people without ethnic, racial, gender, or geographic predilection (www.iofbonehealth.org). The median life span of someone with FOP is reduced to 40 years due to the debilitating nature of the disorder, with death usually being caused by the complications of thoracic insufficiency syndrome in the later…

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  • Essay On Ankle Arthritis

    surgery include: preserved movements, less stress on other joints and improved gait. The current third generation implants have resulted in improved outcome. The survivorship of one make of ankle replacements (Hintegra) has been reported to be 84% at 10 years for a group of 684 patients (Ref 3). The ideal candidate for ankle replacement surgery is a low demand patient with preserved movements and deformity less than 10 degrees. (Fig 10.9) Take home message: Ankle arthritis is usually post…

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  • Podiatry Case Study

    such as: Blisters, Eczema, Fissures, Hellomatae, Hyperhidrosis, Hyperkeratosis, Onychogryphosis, Onycoxis, Psoriasis, Seborrhoic dermatitis, skin tumors (lipomas, cycts) and Ulcerations. Neurological Conditions such as: Dropped foot, Morton’s Neuroma, Neuropathies, Sciatica and Tunnel Syndrome of the Tarsal. Metabolic Disorders such as: Diabetes Mellitus and Gout. Infected Conditions such as: Bacterial infections, Fungal Infections and Verruca Pedis. Musculoskeletal Conditions such as:…

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  • Lesser Toe Deformities Research Paper

    Hammertoes, mallet toes, and claw toes. What is a Mallet toe? Mallet toe deformity is characterized by a flexion deformity of the Distal Interphalangeal joint (DIP joint) of the toe. It usually involves the longest lesser toe. It could be due to a congenital or developmental anomaly. The most common cause of an adult onset mallet toe is due to lack of room for the longest toe in the shoe. (Fig 10.21) What is a Hammer toe? Hammer toe is characterized by flexion deformity of the Proximal…

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  • Chimpanzee Foot Comparisons

    Comparisons of the foot and ankle of Chimpanzees and Homo sapiens sapiens show several distinct changes. These changes developed mainly due to the transition from quadrupedal to bipedal movement and becoming more terrestrial rather than arboreal. When researching different hominids in chronological order, it is clear that each change in our foot morphology occurred at a different time in our evolutionary history, and not all traits are exhibited in extinct lines of Homo and other hominid…

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  • Wound Assessment Essay

    ‘Mr Smith’ is a 58 year old male patient; aged 51, ‘Mr Smith’ was diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy and had his right second toe amputated 2 years later due to neuropathic diabetic foot sepsis. Recently, ‘Mr Smith’ developed an inflamed right hallux; he was admitted to hospital as an emergency and the results of an x-ray revealed neuropathic diabetic foot sepsis with osteomyelitis; his right hallux and right third toe were amputated. Following surgery ‘Mr Smith’ was left with a large cavity…

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  • Bunion Research Paper

    Have you seen that bony lump at the inside of your big toe joint? If you did, you are most likely to have a bunion. This enlargement is actually a misalignment of your big toe joint, which can have additional bone formation in some cases. Such misalignment makes your big toe to point outward going to your small toes. Bunion, or medically termed as hallux valgus, is a progressive condition that worsens over time. There is a less common bunion called bunionette or tailor's bunion, which is…

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  • Characteristics Of Pigeon

    expanded. The first, second and third digits of the hand remain covered in a fold of skin. The fold of skin extending between anterior portion of the branchium and antebranchium is called pre-patagium orlar membrane (Fig. 20.2).The part of the skin extending between upper arm and trunk is known as post-patagium. *From the posterior part of the trunk arise two hind limbs. Each…

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  • Ardipithecus Ramidus Summary

    behavior of Ardipithecus ramidus, as seen in specimen ARA-VP-6/500, is that of a biped that was beginning to become habitual, but was not fully realized in Ardipithecus ramidus. This conclusion was made based of the shape of the ilia of the pelvis, which began to start showing signs of the sciatic notch increasing in size. Another indicator in the pelvis was the sign of the anterior inferior iliac spine becoming a separate as in later hominins (White et al. 2009). White suggests that this…

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