When You Have To Get Creative With Surgery

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Every once in awhile, we get to be creative in surgery. Most of the time, our surgical procedural selection is straightforward using time-tested surgical techniques. Let’s face it. The Austin bunionectomy works.


Unraveling The Mystery Of Metatarsalgia Under The Second Metatarsal Head

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Metatarsalgia under the second metatarsal head is a condition we treat on a daily basis. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to treat and manage.


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

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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 ).


A Stepwise Approach To Treating The Dorsally Elevated Fifth Toe

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Treatment Pearls For Mueller-Weiss Syndrome

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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.


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

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A diagnosis is often difficult when we cannot identify underlying metabolic condition. This month’s blog highlights such a case.


A Step-By-Step Guide to Calcaneonavicular Coalition Resection

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When Should You Biopsy Lesions That Appear To Be Pyogenic Granuloma?

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Pyogenic granuloma is a common condition that we see almost every day in clinical practice. This vascular tumor is a benign growth of skin and mucus membranes that can present as a nodule or polyp that bleeds easily after trauma. More often than not, these vascular growths appear on the nail folds and are associated with a paronychia.


A Straightforward Guide To The Lapidus Bunionectomy

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The popularity of the Lapidus bunionectomy seems to ebb and flow over the years. When we compare the Lapidus to other bunionectomy procedures, such as an Austin or similar distal metaphyseal osteotomies, there seems to be more reasons not to do a Lapidus.


The Importance Of Researching The Research

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Patients constantly ask us about success rates for various surgeries and other treatment protocols. We often reiterate what we have been taught somewhere in training but can’t really find the source of it. Patients can easily relate to percentages. For example, we commonly tell our patients that 95 percent of people with plantar fasciitis get better without surgery. Where does that information come from?