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After recently attending the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference, I feel the topic of research is relevant to discuss.
I thoroughly enjoy each conference I attend and the opportunity to be immersed in an academic and research focused environment. I appreciate all of the hard work from dedicated faculty spending countless hours outside of their clinical duties to compile a 15-minute talk. I also enjoy walking around the poster presentation hall, reviewing the work residents and physicians are eager to present annually. The days following my return are often filled with attempting to decipher my notes and requesting journal articles…
When I began residency, research and writing were the last things on my mind. However, some of my proudest moments in my career were when JFAS printed my first article and when my posters were accepted to the ACFAS and Diabetic Limb Salvage (DLS) conferences. I want others to experience this pride and, with just a little extra work and drive, anyone can.
The disappointing aspect is there are plenty of patients for both foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons and podiatric physicians. We should be working together to raise the bar of foot and ankle evidence-based medicine to benefit patients, not delegitimizing research and intentionally influencing journal impact factor ratings by not citing one group peer-reviewed published literature and not publishing high-quality studies based solely on the letters after the author’s name. The facts may be leading us down a pathway that appears to be concerning. The question is what do we do about it?
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The authoritative source for comprehensive information and education servicing healthcare professionals.
Reviews by experts in the field provide current, practical information on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and ankle.
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Foot & Ankle International (FAI), in publication since 1980, is the official journal of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). This monthly medical journal emphasizes surgical and medical management as it relates to the foot and ankle with a specific focus on reconstructive, trauma, and sports-related conditions utilizing the latest technological advances.
Foot and Ankle Surgery is essential reading for everyone interested in the foot and ankle and its disorders. The approach is broad and includes all aspects of the subject from basic science to clinical management. Problems of both children and adults are included, as is trauma and chronic disease. Foot and Ankle Surgery is the official journal of European Foot and Ankle Society.
German Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Gait & Posture is a vehicle for the publication of up-to-date basic and clinical research on all aspects of locomotion and balance. The topics covered include: Techniques for the measurement of gait and posture, and the standardization of results presentation; Studies of normal and pathological gait; Treatment of gait and postural abnormalities; Biomechanical and theoretical approaches to gait and posture...
The Journal is the primary information resource for doctors, surgeons, nurses, podiatrists, physical therapists, radiotherapists, oncologists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals working in the prevention and treatment of wounds and associated conditions.
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Musculoskeletal Care is a peer-reviewed journal for all health professionals committed to the clinical delivery of high quality care for people with musculoskeletal conditions and providing knowledge to support decision making by professionals, patients and policy makers. This journal publishes papers on original research, applied research, review articles and clinical guidelines.
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