Abstracts

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Several patients with intra-articular fracture subsequently undergo significant functional shortfalls, stiffness and pain due to osteoarthritis. This study highlights the role of total ankle replacement concerning such disorders using Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS), self-reported body mass index (BMI), patient satisfaction scores, comorbidities, and SF-36. Thus similar outcomes were found for the patients who underwent TAR after pilon fracture compared to other indications.

Introduction

Total ankle replacement (TAR) used to treat osteoarthritis following pilon fracture is not well understood. This study was aimed to compare the outcomes among various indications for TAR.

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Central poststroke pain is debilitating morbidity that affects the large ratio of patients with stroke. The following analysis demonstrated that younger patients with thalamic stroke should be carefully examined for the presence of neuropathic pain as it may influence the therapeutic strategy and quality of life of these patients.

Introduction
Central poststroke pain (CPSP) is a condition which may exacerbate the recovery and diminish the quality of life. It is not well-known in clinical practice. This study aimed to recognise characteristics and the incidence of CPSP, as well as to make potential connections of CPSP with clinical and sociodemographic attributes of subjects with stroke.

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Neck pain inflicts a significant socioeconomic and personal burden as it affects the functional ability and range of motion of the affected person. The following study highlights that greater the intensity of neck pain lesser is the functional ability and lateral rotation range of motion of the shoulder.

Introduction
The study intended to assess the association between the functional performance of the shoulder with pain measures and range of movement as well as the comparisons among the inactive subjects with and without neck pain.

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The ankle joint is the most affected joint in sports activities. Patients with acute lateral ankle sprain found to have altered postural control which is essential to do all motor tasks. These study results affirm that implementing hip and ankle muscle exercises in the rehabilitation of ankle instability benefits the patients.

Introduction
Ankle sprains are one of the frequently occurred disabling musculoskeletal injuries following by chronic ankle instability (CAI). CAI is known to be associated with postural and neuromuscular control impairments; but, inconsistent findings have been inscribed. The patients with lateral ankle sprain without having any instability (copers) may accommodate diverse neuromuscular control approaches after the injury: the study intended to compare electromyographic (EMG) activity and postural control of ankle and hip muscles throughout the administration of the Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) in patients with and without CAI.

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Recent studies have found that Diabetic Neuropathy (DN) could have an association with low vitamin D levels. This study focuses on differentiating between people with painful and painless diabetic peripheral neuropathy thoroughly to assess major factors including sunlight exposure and daily activity.

Introduction
Many recent published studies proclaimed a significant relationship amid diabetic peripheral neuropathy and low vitamin D levels. But, none seem to distinguish between people with painless and painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy or not contain information regarding major confounding factors including daily activity and sunlight exposure. This study aimed to estimate these shortcomings and evaluated vitamin D levels in controls and people with carefully phenotyped diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN).

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