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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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Current Insights On The Multidisciplinary Treatment 
Of Necrotizing Fasciitis

David M. Davidson, DPM | 1165 reads | 1 comments

This author presents a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating a 54-year-old patient with diabetes who presented with intense pain and a toe that was turning black.

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Treating Iatrogenic Calcaneal Osteomyelitis 
Following A Plantar Heel Injection

Michael Canales, DPM, FACFAS, Michael Bowen, DPM, and John Gerhard, DPM | 1460 reads | 0 comments

Addressing questions of how to proceed when a calcanectomy is inappropriate, these authors detail how to treat a 24-year-old who experienced the rare complication of calcaneal osteomyelitis after an injection for plantar fasciitis.

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The Top Ten Innovations In Podiatry

Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 6121 reads | 0 comments

Podiatric physicians continue to gain new tools and technologies to improve lower extremity care. This author gets the input of experts on recent and emerging innovations in areas including surgical advances, wound care and antifungals.

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Keys To Diagnosing And Treating Posterior Heel Pain

Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM | 423 reads | 0 comments

There is no question that heel pain is one of the most commonly presenting complaints to the podiatric practitioner. Although plantar heel pain seems to predominate in this category, we cannot overlook posterior heel pain as an important subset of heel pain syndrome.

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Addressing The Biomechanics Of Stage II Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

Douglas Richie, Jr., DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM | 2144 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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