What Is The Most Effective Treatment For Mucoid Cysts?

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
6/30/11 | 32391 reads | 0 comments
I am sure you have had your fair share of frustration with mucoid cysts in the past. We have all tried office-based treatments. Unfortunately, excision, cauterization, steroid injections and the like just do not work. It is unsettling for both you and your patient when the patient returns due to recurrence of the cyst. Read More.

Key Insights On Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
6/3/11 | 8411 reads | 0 comments
Osteochondral lesions of the talus can be a cause of chronic ankle pain, which does not respond to typical treatment regimens of rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, immobilization, bracing, physical therapy and/or orthotic use. Osteochondral lesions can occur in any joint. Read More.

Harnessing The Potential Of The Instep Plantar Fasciotomy

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
5/6/11 | 7057 reads | 2 comments
Day in and day out, there is one thing we can count on when we go to the office: we will be treating a patient with plantar fasciitis. Some days it seems like I treat plantar fasciitis all day long. Read More.

How Mini-Rail Fixators Can Be Beneficial For Jones Fractures

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
4/12/11 | 11007 reads | 3 comments
A Jones fracture is a fracture of the metaphyseal-diaphyseal junction of the fifth metatarsal base. Fractures in this area are known to have difficulty healing due to the tenuous blood supply to this area. To that end, one may treat these fractures with strict non-weightbearing for a minimum of six weeks or explore surgical options. Read More.

Pertinent Pearls On Treating Insertional Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
3/22/11 | 6770 reads | 2 comments
Insertional tibialis posterior tendinitis is a common cause of medial arch pain in adults. We tend to think about this condition in pediatric patients with a large navicular tuberosity and/or an os tibiale externum associated with a flat foot (Kidner foot type). When you have an adult with navicular tuberosity pain who has a normal X-ray and no os tibiale externum, you probably ask yourself, “Now what I am going to do with that?” Read More.

Key Considerations In Treating Lister’s Corn

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
2/15/11 | 26847 reads | 2 comments
I want to dedicate this blog to Perry Horton, DPM, who recently passed away. He was one of my attendings in residency. I have fond memories of Dr. Horton. He had the utmost confidence his Northlake Medical Center residents. Dr. Horton would tell us what he wanted done in surgery and to ask for help if we had any questions or problems. He would generally sit on a stool and tell stories while we performed surgery. He would take an occasional peek in on what we were doing and always knew we would do a great job. Read More.

A Closer Look At Surgical Options For Neglected Tendon Ruptures

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
1/21/11 | 12420 reads | 0 comments
Neglected tendon ruptures present challenges for reconstruction. The most common neglected ruptures that you will encounter include the Achilles, tibialis anterior, tibialis posterior and the peroneal tendons. Read More.