Case Report | Volume 2, Issue 1
An Innovative Technique for Refractory Plantar Fasciitis in Ipsilateral Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Mihir M Patel, Sahvan M Patel, Sia S Patel and David I Steinberg
This is a case report of utilizing a technique to help a patient resolve refractory plantar fasciitis in the ipsilateral limb that she had a blunt force work place injury that led to complex regional pain syndrome Type I. Complex regional pain syndrome can be very difficult to treat. When a patient develops orthopedic pathology in the same area as the complex regional pain syndrome, the patient can have devastating outcomes. Additionally, many solutions to the orthopedic pathology can lead to increased symptoms of the complex regional pain syndrome.
Review Article | Volume 2, Issue 1
Gulnur Tasci Bozbas and Omer Faruk Sendur
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, which leads to progressive articular destruction and disability. There are numerous agents used for treatment of the disease. However, since these agents may not provide remission or lead to serious complications, search for new treatments continues today. Ozone is a complementary therapy applied successfully for long years in treatment of treatment of circulatory disorders, cancer, inflammatory diseases and various metabolic diseases and anti-aging. The effect could be seen in activation of antioxidant defense system, improvement of circulation, oxygen delivery, inhibition of cytokine release in rheumatoid arthritis. But there is need additional studies on the humans of ozone administration.
Research Article | Volume 2, Issue 1
The Disconnect between Treatment Outcome Data and Reimbursement for the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
David M. Garner, Meggan Desmond, Julie Desai and Jan Lockert
A major problem plaguing the discussion of insurance reimbursement for the treatment of anorexia nervosa is the apparent gap between research on variables associated with outcome and the formulas used for reimbursement. Outside of the mental health world, insurance coverage is driven by advanced analytics and actuarial data. However, in calculating insurance reimbursement for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, actuarial data associated with short-term and long-term outcomes are not utilized. Insurers typically focus on length of stay and daily rates in decision-making regarding preferred providers.
Short Review | Volume 2, Issue 1
Daniele Vanni , Andrea Pantalone, Matteo Guelfi and Vincenzo Salini
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures and related surgical approach are more frequent due to increased average life. In most cases these fractures are atraumatic or associated with a minimal trauma but high-energy trauma are increasing in patients with osteoporotic vertebrae. In addition to the conservative treatment, several surgical procedures are available. Minimally invasive percutaneous approach is a good option for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures; it is a rapidly developing field that has the potential to decrease surgical morbidity and improve recovery compared to traditional spinal approaches.
Letter to Editor | Volume 2, Issue 1
Improvement of the Muscle Strength, Gait, and Functional Parameters with Rehabilitation Program in a Patient with Type-IV Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Mustafa Turgut Yildizgoren, Timur Ekiz, Kasim Osmanoglu, Onur Velioglu and Hayal Guler
A 52-year-old man was seen due to weakness and gait disorder. The patient declared that symptoms started eight years ago and worsened over time. The medical and family history was otherwise unremarkable. Physical examination revealed weakness (4/5) bilaterally of both upper and lower extremity muscles (prominent in the proximal group muscles). He was able to walk with a lofstrand crutch on level surfaces, but not on stairs.