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Should Podiatrists Think More Like Engineers?

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 1523 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 | 852 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 | 485 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.




Orthotics Q&A »

Key Insights On Orthotic Fabrication And Replacement

Guest Clinical Editor: David Levine, DPM, CPed | 554 reads | 0 comments

These expert panelists expound on replacing orthoses, determining which type of orthoses to fabricate and what types of shoes patients should wear with orthoses.