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The Top Ten Innovations In Podiatry

Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 6750 reads | 0 comments

Podiatric physicians continue to gain new tools and technologies to improve lower extremity care. This author gets the input of experts on recent and emerging innovations in areas including surgical advances, wound care and antifungals.




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Keys To Diagnosing And Treating Posterior Heel Pain

Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM | 478 reads | 0 comments

There is no question that heel pain is one of the most commonly presenting complaints to the podiatric practitioner. Although plantar heel pain seems to predominate in this category, we cannot overlook posterior heel pain as an important subset of heel pain syndrome.




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Addressing The Biomechanics Of Stage II Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

Douglas Richie, Jr., DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM | 2310 reads | 0 comments

Given the common presentation of adult-acquired flatfoot in podiatric practice, this author discusses the pathomechanics of the condition, offers diagnostic insights on the spring ligament and the heel raise test, and shares perspectives from the literature on the efficacy of treatment interventions.




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Point-Counterpoint: Should You Perform Minimal Incision Or Extensile Lateral Incision For Calcaneal Fractures?

Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew L. German, DPM; George F. Wallace, DPM, MBA | 962 reads | 0 comments

Minimal incision. Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew L. German, DPM, note that using a minimal incision can facilitate anatomic reduction for calcaneal fractures and leads to fewer post-op complications than the extensile lateral incision.

Extensile lateral incision. George F. Wallace, DPM, MBA, cites the extensile lateral incision’s versatility and direct visualization, saying the technique is a necessary foundation for other methods of calcaneal fracture surgery.




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New Products July 2014

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An innovative new system may be just the thing to facilitate improved fixation for common lower extremity procedures.




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Mastering The Akin Osteotomy

Neal Blitz, DPM, FACFAS | 1796 reads | 0 comments

Although the Akin osteotomy has limited use as an isolated procedure for surgeons, it is still a valuable adjunct procedure. This author explores when to perform an isolated Akin and which procedure to choose, offers a guide to effective fixation and discusses how to address an overcorrected Akin.