Diabetes Watch »

Can Combined Electrochemical Treatment Have An Impact For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?

Cynthia Cernak, DPM, Robert H. Odell, MD, PhD, and Peter Carney, MD | 963 reads | 0 comments

In the United States and most developed countries, medical care focuses more on the treatment of acute disease than chronic diseases, even though chronic disease processes consume a large proportion of healthcare resources. Currently, we treat peripheral neuropathy, caused by diabetes and other processes, by controlling its symptoms and not healing damaged nerves. A new technique utilizing the principles of quantum mechanics allows damaged nerves and tissues to heal without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical agents.




Forum »

Finding Your Niche As You Begin Your Podiatry Career

Camille Ryans, DPM | 119 reads | 0 comments

From what seems like the time that we first began to speak, many of us have been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”




Surgical Pearls »

Emerging Insights On Percutaneous Repair Of The Achilles Tendon Rupture

Stephen M. Schroeder, DPM, FACFAS | 484 reads | 0 comments

The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. Increased interest in physical fitness and athletic activity by young, middle-aged, and older patients has led to a higher incidence of rupture.1 Surgical correction is often the treatment of choice because it offers less immobilization time, early weightbearing, better rehab potential, lower risk for re-rupture and faster recovery with return to activity.2




Wound Care Q&A »

Healing Post-Op Amputation Wounds

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 538 reads | 0 comments

Following amputation, patients can sometimes experience difficulty in healing their wounds. These expert panelists explore what leads to delayed amputation wound healing, successful offloading strategies and how to facilitate the healing of transmetatarsal amputations.




Feature »

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 | 953 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.




New Products »

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.