DPM Blogs

What Do Graduated Compression Stockings Really Do For Runners?

Jenny L Sanders DPM
1/7/14 | 2654 reads | 0 comments
Graduated compression stockings have been popular with runners since 2010. But what do these leg warmer-esque compression socks really do anyway? Read More.

Treatment Pearls For Mueller-Weiss Syndrome

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
1/3/14 | 3257 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.

Podiatric Dermatology Quiz: What Is Your Diagnosis Of This Lesion?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
12/31/13 | 4877 reads | 4 comments
Can you identify the lesion in the photo on the left? Read More.

Kudos To JAPMA On Tackling Fall Prevention

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
12/30/13 | 1529 reads | 0 comments
This month, the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA) published an entire issue devoted to the subject of the prevention of falls in older people (volume 103, issue 6). This publication represents a landmark contribution from the podiatric profession to this vital public health initiative. After reading all of the articles presented in November/December 2013 issue of JAPMA, I was struck by the following observations. Read More.

When It Comes To Wounds, CMS Tells Hospitals 'Size Doesn’t Matter'

Lee C. Rogers DPM
12/27/13 | 3376 reads | 2 comments
The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recently released the 2014 coverage decisions for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). Many of the changes will affect both in wound care centers and outpatient surgeries in hospitals. These changes will not directly affect physician reimbursement but they will limit what modalities physicians can use in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). This will directly affect our patients and the available procedures we can perform. Read More.

How Reactive Oxygen Species Can Lead To A Chronic Wound

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD
12/23/13 | 1810 reads | 0 comments
What factors can complicate the healing of a chronic wound? A recent presentation at the American Society for Cell Biology points to reactive oxygen species reacting with biofilm as a factor. Read More.

Current Insights On Diagnosing And Treating Osteochondromas

Jeffrey Bowman DPM MS
12/20/13 | 1724 reads | 0 comments
There are many types of soft tissue masses or tumors that an individual may suffer from as well as many different types of bone tumors, both benign and malignant. These tumors have varying characteristics as well as age of onset. One can find many of these tumors incidentally via X-ray evaluation. Read More.

How An Unmatched Podiatry Graduate Is Forging Ahead

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS
12/19/13 | 2536 reads | 0 comments
Every once in a while, I have a guest blogger write for me. This month, I have asked Aaron Warnock, DPM, to contribute his thoughts on going unmatched for a residency program and his future. I met with Dr. Warnock and was pleasantly surprised by his positive outlook on the whole situation. I offered him a position within my practice to continue his education and bridge this year until he starts a program. He has been a revelation — hard working, dedicated and patient centric. It has been a pleasure working with him. Read More.

Combating The Dogma On Plantar Fasciopathy With The Gift Of Truth

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS
12/18/13 | 1661 reads | 1 comments
You know that feeling you get when, after countless hours of the endless drudgery of searching, you finally find that perfect thing and all of the frustration and tiredness suddenly melt away, almost like they never happened? Read More.