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Student Presentation Suggestions

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by io8ihe, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. io8ihe

    io8ihe Welcome New Poster

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    I'm a podiatry student. This month I have been asked to give a presentation on a topic of my choice, but I must choose a topic that has been disputed in conflicting journal articles. I am being asked to present the topic and 2 or 3 articles that may have evidence that refutes the other. I'm having a very difficult time choosing a topic. Any suggestions?

    Some of the examples provided (which I can not use, of course):

    Casting vs. ORIF of Jones fracture
    Salacylic acid vs chryotherapy for plantar wart therapy
    Weekly sharp debridement of ulcers vs bi-weekly

    Any help is appreciated, thanks
  2. Rob Kidd

    Rob Kidd Well-Known Member

    What about the evolutionary basis for foot deformity? Evolutionary medicine - in serious circles - is now a major theme. But then, one still has the odd creationist drum beater who wishes to swim against the tide of knowledge (not belief - knowledge). In the 1930's Morton wrote a book which I suspect modern Pods do not refer to: Morton DJ (1935) The Human foot: its evolution, physiology, and functional disorders. Morningside Heights, New York Columbia University Press.

    This was the first of several in that era which suggested an evolutionary basis for deformity (EG HAV). To say they were laughed out of town would be an exageration, but there is a veneer of truth in this. Most of my working life has involved revisiting old works, in light of new information; I would recommend that you do the same. Rob
  3. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    casting techniques pop/oasis
    phenolisation times for nail surgery
    stretching or rest for achilles tendonosis
    plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciosis
  4. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    The midtarsal joint - 2 axis theory Vs. 1 axis theory
    The distal transverse metatarsal arch - existence Vs. non-existence
    Plantar calcaneal heel spurs - pathological finding Vs. normal finding
  5. W J Liggins

    W J Liggins Well-Known Member

    Are you in the UK? If so Alice Roberts has an excellent programme currently on BBC2 - simplified but not dumbed down - on this very subject. It is also worth digging out a copy of 'The Foot' 4th Edn. Lake N C. 1952. Bailliere, Tindall & Cox. London. Chapters 1-3. Although this was origninally written in 1935, and some of the material is now questioned, it is still a good basic text. David Holland who frequently posts on this site gained his Masters on the subject and should be able to help also.

    All the best

    Bill Liggins
  6. Tom Quinton

    Tom Quinton Member

  7. JackieSmith

    JackieSmith Member

    We did similar at Uni with asymptomatic paediatric flat foot - to treat or not to treat. Plenty of papers around and useful stuff for when you go on into clinical practice.
  8. Suzannethefoot

    Suzannethefoot Active Member

    How about needling versus duct tape for verrucae? A hot topic on this site if ever there was one!
  9. I'd say jackies idea is a doozy. The treat bs not treat argument in paeds has lots of conflicting opinions.

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