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July 2014

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Elderly patients can be at risk for falls and a recent study in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry finds that antidepressant use can cause gait disturbances in older people.




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Addressing The Biomechanics Of Stage II Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

Douglas Richie, Jr., DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM | 1932 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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Current Concepts In Treating Hypertrophic Scars And Keloids

Arash Taheri, MD, Farah Moustafa, BS, Parisa Mansoori, MD, and Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD | 1378 reads | 0 comments

Given that a keloid or hypertrophic scar may cause disfigurement, pruritus, pain and contractures that can result in deformity and disability, prevention is the first and most important step in the management of these scars. These authors discuss the pathophysiology of scar formation, risk factors, keys to prevention and available treatments for keloids or hypertrophic scars.




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Finding Your Niche As You Begin Your Podiatry Career

Camille Ryans, DPM | 89 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?”




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Emerging Insights On Percutaneous Repair Of The Achilles Tendon Rupture

Stephen M. Schroeder, DPM, FACFAS | 399 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 | 482 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.