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A Closer Look At Cosmetic Solutions For Nails

Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM, FFPM, RCPS (Glasg) | 2334 reads | 0 comments

With nail art and pedicures on the rise over the last few years, podiatrists must be vigilant on the potential risks for patients. In addition to these issues, this author discusses potential dilemmas that can emerge with the use of gel nails and acrylic nails.

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Diagnosing And Treating Distal Tibia Epiphysitis

Eric Feit, DPM, Alona Kashanian, DPM, and Jonah Feit | 553 reads | 0 comments

Mindful of the common presentation of growth plate injuries, these authors present insights on the diagnosis and treatment of a 12-year-old soccer player who presented with pain in the distal tibia.

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When Surgeons Uncover A Verrucous Carcinoma Following Delayed Healing Of A Transmetatarsal Amputation

Shawn Khademi, BS, Bryan Holand, MS, Martin Yorath, DPM, FACFAS, and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS | 700 reads | 0 comments

These authors investigate an unexpected finding of verrucous carcinoma in a 37-year-old patient with diabetes who had a transmetatarsal amputation secondary to chronic osteomyelitis.

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Understanding The Biomechanics Of Equinus

Craig Clifford, DPM, MHA, AACFAS | 2580 reads | 1 comments

Given that equinus is a factor in many foot and ankle conditions, it is imperative to be knowledgeable in the biomechanical aspects of the condition. Accordingly, this author discusses the biomechanical compensations that can occur with equinus, keys to evaluation and current concepts in treatment.

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Current Insights On Bioengineered Alternative Tissues

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 372 reads | 0 comments

Bioengineered alternative tissues (BATs) can be valuable advanced treatments for wounds that are not healing. These expert panelists share their clinical experience with using BATs, appropriate timing for considering BATs and what wounds they most commonly use BATs to treat.

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What The Emerging Literature Reveals About Treating Lateral Ankle Injuries

Brayton Campbell, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM | 413 reads | 0 comments

Lateral ankle sprain is a common injury associated with recreational and competitive sports. An estimated 2 million ankle sprains occur in the United States each year.1 Ankle injuries account for 10 to 30 percent of all athletic injuries and 40 to 56 percent of injuries in certain sports.1 A review of injuries to NCAA athletes found ankle ligament sprains were the most common injury for all sports, accounting for 15 percent of all reported injuries.2

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