Feature »

Pertinent Insights On Treating Second MPJ Pathology

Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, Amber M. Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Larissa McDonough, DPM, AACFAS, and Francesca Zappasodi, DPM, AACFAS | 2563 reads | 0 comments

A wide range of pathologies can arise at the second MPJ, making an accurate diagnosis vital. Accordingly, these authors offer diagnostic insights, a guide to conservative and surgical treatment options, and an intriguing case study.




Sports Medicine »

Aging And Athletes: How Exercise Can Make A Difference

Paul Langer, DPM | 613 reads | 0 comments

Increasing awareness of the benefits of exercise and longer lifespans is leading to more older patients seeking care for musculoskeletal injuries. Older individuals are more prone to overuse injuries and are slower to heal. Despite that, most researchers and clinicians agree that the benefits of exercise far outweigh the risks. The volume of research on aging is increasingly showing that there are physical, cognitive and psychosocial benefits to remaining physically active as we age.1




Technology In Practice »

All-In-One Software Offers Tailored Documentation For DPMs

Danielle Chicano, Contributing Editor | 407 reads | 0 comments

While there are various electronic health record (EHR) and software applications available for medical professionals, podiatrists may want to consider an option that is fully tailored to their line of work.




Forum »

Should Podiatrists Think More Like Engineers?

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 1587 reads | 13 comments

Biomechanics and sports medicine have always been of interest to me since I entered podiatry school. After my first year of surgical residency, I was fortunate to do the Biomechanics Fellowship at the California College of Podiatric Medicine (CCPM). Even though the year of my Biomechanics Fellowship was the period of my life when I probably experienced the greatest intellectual growth, I ended the year with more questions than I had answers.




Diabetes Watch »

Current Concepts In Total Contact Casting For DFUs

Eric Jaakola, DPM, and Anna Weber, DPM | 917 reads | 0 comments

The diabetic population in the United States has grown to over 26 million people and 10 to 15 percent of this population will develop a diabetic foot ulceration (DFU).1,2 That would equal 2.6 to 3.9 million diabetic foot ulcerations in this country. Diabetic foot ulcerations precede 85 percent of all non-traumatic lower extremity amputations and it is known that patients with diabetes who have an amputation of the lower extremity will have a mortality rate of 45 percent in the next three to five years.3,4




Dermatology Diagnosis »

Treating A Patient With Sepsis And Full Thickness Necrosis

Kristine Hoffman, DPM | 542 reads | 0 comments

A 43-year-old African American female went to the ICU at our institution with Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis, which was complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation.