I am very pleased to introduce the latest article, “How To Select The Right Procedure For Hallux Limitus,” in our CE series. This series, brought to you by HMP Communications, consists of regular CE activities that qualify for one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU). Readers will not be required to pay a processing fee for this course.
Hallux limitus can be a complex condition and each stage has its own diagnostic signs. In this article, Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, describes stages ranging from joint inflammation and jammining of dorsiflexion motion in propulsion to advanced degenerative joint disease. Dr. Schoenhaus, the Chief of Foot and Ankle Surgery at the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, also discusses appropriate treatment options for the various stages of this condition.
At the end of this article, you’ll find a nine-question exam. Please mark your responses on the postage-paid postcard and return it to HMP Communications. This course will be posted on Podiatry Today’s Web site (www.podiatrytoday.com) roughly one month after the publication date. I hope this CE series contributes to your clinical skills.
Jeff A. Hall
INSTRUCTIONS: Physicians may receive one continuing education contact hour (.1 CEU) by reading the article on pg. 62 and successfully answering the questions on pg. 66. Use the postage-paid card provided to submit your answers or log on to www.podiatrytoday.com and respond electronically.
ACCREDITATION: HMP Communications, LLC is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a sponsor of continuing education in podiatric medicine.
DESIGNATION: This activity is approved for 1 continuing education contact hour or .1 CEU.
DISCLOSURE POLICY: All faculty participating in Continuing Education programs sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC are expected to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS: Dr. Schoenhaus has disclosed that he has no significant financial relationship with any organization that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of his presentation.
GRADING: Answers to the CE exam will be graded by HMP Communications, LLC. Within 60 days, you will be advised that you have passed or failed the exam. A score of 70 percent or above will comprise a passing grade. A certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the exam.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Podiatrists.
RELEASE DATE: December 2003.
EXPIRATION DATE: December 31, 2004.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• identify the common causes of hallux limitus;
• describe the diagnostic indicators for the various stages of hallux limitus;
• discuss the merits of performing a Keller with and without an endoprosthesis; and
• discuss surgical procedures for advanced degenerative joint disease.
Sponsored by HMP Communications, LLC.