Managing Patient Expectations For Elective Reconstructive Surgery

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
7/28/14 | 399 reads | 0 comments
I had a conversation with a longtime friend and colleague about the stresses of our job as podiatrists. The laypeople or even other medical specialists who are reading this may say, “Oh, it’s just a foot. How difficult could that be?” Read More.

What I Get Out Of Lecturing And What I Hope To Give Listeners

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
5/29/14 | 484 reads | 2 comments
I was recently lecturing at a podiatry meeting and a colleague asked me “Why do you lecture?” I looked at him and said, “That is a tough question and I really don’t know what to say.” So I have been thinking about that and I want to share with you my thoughts on that. Read More.

What Makes A Great Surgeon?

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
4/29/14 | 599 reads | 0 comments
What makes a great surgeon? Certainly, sound surgical principles are paramount when handling tissues. I feel the most important ability that makes a great surgeon is knowing what to do if your “plan A” is not working out. Being able to assess a situation and make good surgical decisions is what separates a surgeon from a technician. Read More.

Unraveling The Mystery Of Metatarsalgia Under The Second Metatarsal Head

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
3/26/14 | 8704 reads | 1 comments
Metatarsalgia under the second metatarsal head is a condition we treat on a daily basis. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to treat and manage. Read More.

What Podiatrists Can Learn From An All-Star Shortstop’s Career

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
2/25/14 | 2421 reads | 0 comments
I read recently that Derek Jeter is going to retire after the 2014 baseball season. You are probably wondering what this has to do with podiatry. I have blogged in the past about the secrets of success in practice. In the blog “Starting Your Practice Off On The Right Foot After Graduation,” the first and most important “secret” is to do the right thing for every patient all of the time (see http://tinyurl.com/m9oxgjz ). Read More.

Treatment Pearls For Mueller-Weiss Syndrome

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
1/3/14 | 3186 reads | 1 comments
Mueller-Weiss syndrome is an adult onset spontaneous avascular necrosis condition of the navicular bone. This condition is distinctly different from Kohler’s disease, which is a pediatric osteochondritis. Read More.

Dealing With An Unusual Case Of Foot Pain Due To Cushing’s Disease

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
12/6/13 | 2441 reads | 0 comments
A diagnosis is often difficult when we cannot identify underlying metabolic condition. This month’s blog highlights such a case. Read More.