Despite the benign appearance of actinic keratosis, the lesions can be pre-cancerous, making diagnostic vigilance very important for podiatric physicians. Accordingly, this author reviews current concepts in the diagnosis and effective treatment of actinic keratoses.
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By Philip Bresnahan, DPM, FACFAS; and Edwin Harris, DPM, FACFAS
Dr. Bresnahan argues that it may be beneficial to treat asymptomatic flatfoot before it gets worse or leads to a secondary condition for a child. Dr. Harris recommends regular observation for children with asymptomatic flexible flatfoot and deferring treatment until symptoms or a negative deviation from spontaneous correction become apparent.
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By Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc, John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS
Diabetic foot ulcers can lead to an array of complications including osteomyelitis and soft tissue infection. Surveying the research and relying on clinical experience, these authors provide a guide to surgically managing diabetic foot ulcers to reduce the risk of re-ulceration and complications.
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