DPM Blogs

When To Change Your Surgical Hardware

Bradly Bussewitz DPM
8/13/12 | 3243 reads | 0 comments
We all have our favorite equipment for use during surgery and most of us probably use what we learned with during training with some variation. Do you ever question what is out there? Have you ever noticed your hardware is failing? Have you had screws or plates break, or do you routinely deal with non-unions? Do you ever struggle with plate sizing options or plate or screw profile? When do you decide to make a change? How do you make a change? How do you become comfortable with the new system? Read More.

Searching For Answers In The Measurement And Treatment Of Pain

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS
8/10/12 | 2580 reads | 0 comments
I was so excited the other day when the package finally arrived at my doorstep. I had ordered it months ago and was expecting a really large box filled with the latest in fantastic gadgetry. I love gadgets probably like no other person but when they can give me a leg up on clinical management, this love escalates to a level that would render most folks to sedatives and restraints. Read More.

Do We Overuse MRI?

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
8/8/12 | 3343 reads | 2 comments
Did I really need to order that magnetic resonance image (MRI)? I have been wondering that a lot lately. Why exactly did I need it? Could I have treated this patient without the benefit of this technology? Is there a benefit for me to have this technology available? Read More.

What Makes A Good Boss And A Bad Boss In Podiatric Practices?

Lynn Homisak PRT
8/7/12 | 3392 reads | 0 comments
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with two good DPM “bosses” but not every employee is as lucky as I was. Read More.

How to Make A Sesamoid Pad

Jenny L Sanders DPM
8/3/12 | 12718 reads | 0 comments
Sesamoiditis can be a challenge for the physician and patient alike. A simple way to alleviate sesamoiditis is to fabricate an offloading sesamoid pad and attach it to the underside of your patient’s sock liner or shoe insole. In just a few minutes’ time, you can fabricate a sesamoid pad and provide relief for this annoying, painful condition. We use these pads on a daily basis and it is nothing short of revolutionary. Read More.

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Networking Through Social Media

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS
8/2/12 | 2579 reads | 0 comments
Whether you love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. How has social media gone from a way for college kids to meet potential dates to a force that is literally shaping the world? Anyone arguing that this point is hyperbole needs to look no further than the 2008 presidential election, Occupy Wall Street, the 2012 elections and even “Tebowing.” Read More.

Starting Your Practice Off On The Right Foot After Graduation

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
7/30/12 | 2916 reads | 1 comments
Every year on July 1, a new group of graduating residents enter the real world of practicing podiatric medicine and surgery. To that end, I want to share my thoughts and give some advice for those who are embarking on a new chapter in their professional lives. All of my previous students and residents who have spent time with me in my office have heard this before. Since only a select few get to spend time with me, I would like to share this with everyone. Read More.

Podiatric Dermatology: What Is Your Diagnosis?

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
7/27/12 | 3569 reads | 6 comments
Can you identify the condition shown in the photo on the left? Read More.

Why Minimalist Shoes Are A Boon For My Practice

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
7/26/12 | 5142 reads | 1 comments
I am fascinated by the postings on this Web site in which colleagues argue about the merits of barefoot running as well as the superiority of minimalist shoes over traditional running shoes. I have been one of many who have challenged the barefoot/minimalist advocates but now I wonder why I should go through any effort at all. The fact is that my own clinical practice has blossomed with new patients presenting with injuries directly attributed to this new type of footwear. Read More.