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Addressing Hallux Rigidus In The Presence Of Metatarsus Primus Elevatus

Boyd J. Andrews, DPM, and Lawrence M. Fallat, DPM, FACFAS | 74 reads | 0 comments

Given the common nature of hallux rigidus and the challenges of concomitant metatarsus primus elevatus, these authors share key diagnostic insights, explore possible surgical options and discuss two illuminating case studies.

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A Closer Look At Advances With NPWT

Noah G. Oliver, DPM, Caitlin Garwood, DPM, Paul Kim, DPM, MS, FACFAS, and John S. Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS | 87 reads | 0 comments

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been a proven technique for facilitating wound healing and the technology continues to evolve beyond the original negative pressure devices. These authors examine the efficacy of innovations in NPWT delivery, including NPWT with instillation.

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Keys To Revising Failed Flatfoot Surgery

Jacob Wynes, DPM, MS, AACFAS, and Bradley M. Lamm, DPM, FACFAS | 120 reads | 0 comments

Given the lack of consensus on indications and procedures for flatfoot surgery, these authors offer their insights on revisional flatfoot surgery. In addition to discussing diagnostic keys and pearls on appropriate procedure selection, they share their clinical experience in revising both overcorrected and undercorrected flatfoot as well as correcting nonunions.

News and Trends »

September 2014

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A recently introduced House act seeks to reform the process for Medicare to audit Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) claims.

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Emphasizing The Fundamentals And Patient Education In Diabetic Foot Care

Perry Mayer, MB, BCh, CCFP | 50 reads | 0 comments

Treating the diabetic foot is relatively straightforward. We need to ensure that blood flow is adequate, eradicate infection, eliminate pressure from the wound site and regularly remove the dead and devitalized tissue from the affected area. If we do all those things, the wound heals. It really is that simple.

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Emerging Insights On Minimally Invasive Hallux Valgus Correction

Noman A. Siddiqui, DPM, AACFAS, and Guido LaPorta, DPM, FACFAS | 91 reads | 0 comments

Hallux valgus is a common first ray deformity that can affect the stability of the forefoot. Those with the deformity have complaints of pain, difficulty with ambulation and cosmetic concerns. When conservative measures fail to provide relief, surgical intervention is necessary to realign the osseous and soft tissue structures that contribute to this deformity.