DPM Blogs

When Charcot Arises After Surgery

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
4/2/13 | 2278 reads | 0 comments
Charcot arthropathy is a devastating condition of the foot and ankle that causes severe instability and resultant deformity. Any patient who has peripheral neuropathy, regardless of the etiology, is susceptible to this condition. Read More.

How To Prevent Heel Slippage From An Orthotic

Jenny L Sanders DPM
4/1/13 | 3531 reads | 1 comments
Heel slippage arising from a dispensed orthotic is not an uncommon problem. Ways to address this problem include modified shoe lacing (lock-lacing) and tongue pads. For a how-to on lock-lacing, see my prior post at http://tinyurl.com/cu3r4ml . Read More.

A Simple Approach To Tackling Osteochondral Lesions

Jeffrey Bowman DPM MS
3/27/13 | 2771 reads | 0 comments
Our mothers always told us to eat more oats. A simple surgical procedure for osteochondral defects (osteochondritis dissecans) is easier to swallow than the bland carbs thrust at us as children every morning before school. Here is a quick synopsis of the Osteoarticular Transfer System (OATS), otherwise known as the Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System procedure I employ using the Arthrex system. Read More.

Secrets To Passing The ABPS Boards

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
3/26/13 | 8520 reads | 7 comments
I want you to pass your American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS) boards. I really do. Despite all the conspiracy theorists, we all want you to pass your surgery boards. It can only serve to make our profession stronger. Read More.

Is Gun Violence A Podiatric Health Issue?

Lee C. Rogers DPM
3/25/13 | 2498 reads | 0 comments
After the tragic shooting of 20 first graders and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, both lawmakers and the President have promised action. Many Americans see gun violence as a political issue and offer their own opinions on the Second Amendment, albeit something only the Supreme Court can do. Certainly, politicians are needed to act on the issue of gun violence but let’s look at it from a medical perspective. Read More.

Can Chromium Supplementation Have An Impact For Patients With Diabetes?

Allen Jacobs DPM FACFAS
3/22/13 | 2239 reads | 0 comments
We are encountering diabetes with increased frequency in daily practice. The disease is associated with obesity, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular abnormalities, and appears to be approaching epidemic proportions. Insulin resistance precedes the onset of overt type 2 diabetes. Many of the currently available drugs utilized for the treatment of insulin resistance are associated with significant adverse reactions. The utilization of supplements presents an attractive opportunity to reduce insulin resistance without adverse sequelae. Read More.

Maintaining Perspective With Changes In Coverage For High-End Products

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
3/18/13 | 2094 reads | 1 comments
Approaching my 10th year in practice, I have seen more than a few changes, not only in the field of healthcare but also in the field of pharmaceuticals. As a resident, I caught the end of the era of golf trips, high-priced dinners with wine and baseball games with unlimited snacks. As I began practicing with my multispecialty group, I was still seeing weekly lunches and Starbucks, which ended up being a second cup of coffee for the morning. Read More.

Does Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Really Have A Stocking Distribution?

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS
3/14/13 | 3137 reads | 1 comments
Tossing and turning, trying to decide if I was dreaming or truly awake in a seemingly restless, endless fog, I knew, or at least I thought, that I was watching a trial of some sort on the TV. It was not ESPN, but DSPN, the new network that had just hit the airwaves. Read More.

Should Patients With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Do Weightbearing Exercise?

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD
3/13/13 | 2965 reads | 0 comments
Podiatric physicians can face a dilemma of whether patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy can exercise due to insensitive feet. A recent study in The Foot says neuropathic patients can participate in some monitored exercise.1 Read More.