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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.




Diabetes Watch »

Emphasizing The Fundamentals And Patient Education In Diabetic Foot Care

Perry Mayer, MB, BCh, CCFP | 55 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.




Surgical Pearls »

Emerging Insights On Minimally Invasive Hallux Valgus Correction

Noman A. Siddiqui, DPM, AACFAS, and Guido LaPorta, DPM, FACFAS | 472 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.




Wound Care Q&A »

Current Insights On Bioengineered Alternative Tissues

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 62 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.




Treatment Dilemmas »

What The Emerging Literature Reveals About Treating Lateral Ankle Injuries

Brayton Campbell, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM | 57 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




Technology In Practice »

Can A New Implant Lead To More Efficient Hammertoe Fixation?

Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 39 reads | 0 comments

An emerging implant features a number of effective components to facilitate easier hammertoe fixation.