DPM Blogs

A Closer Look At A New Custom Sandal Program

Jenny L Sanders DPM
7/3/12 | 4719 reads | 0 comments
Chaco recently sent out a press release regarding its custom sandal program launch. Nike was a pioneer in the field of footwear customization with NIKEiD (see http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,nikeid ) and now Chaco gives customers that same ability with sandal customization. Read More.

Can Staple Fixation Be Effective For Lisfranc’s Fracture Dislocations?

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
7/2/12 | 4335 reads | 0 comments
Most foot fractures heal well and have minimal long-term sequelae. Intra-articular calcaneal fractures and Lisfranc’s fracture dislocations, however, typically have poor long-term outcomes even with open reduction internal fixation. I want to share with you my thoughts on the Lisfranc fracture. Read More.

What I Have Learned In My First Decade Of Practice

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
6/28/12 | 2723 reads | 0 comments
Ten years seems like such a long time when you’re growing up. When you’re a kid, you look at people 10 years older than you and you think to yourself, “Jeez, they are old.” As we get older time seems to speed up, too. You get married, have kids, get busy in practice and every day is just a flash. Next thing you know time doesn’t just seem to speed up, it becomes a blur. Read More.

Key Considerations With Digital Amputations And Biomechanics

Desmond Bell DPM CWS FACCWS
6/26/12 | 3032 reads | 0 comments
“By God, sir. I will not abide another toe!” — The Big Lebowski to the Dude If you are a fan of the Coen brothers’ cult comedy classic, The Big Lebowski, you already know that the loss of a toe is central to the plot of the story. If you haven't seen the film once, I will not play the spoiler. For the rest of us who have watched the movie at least five or 10 times, grab yourself a Sioux City Sarsaparilla and read on. Read More.

Still Looking For Documentation That AFOs Effectively Prevent Falls

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
6/25/12 | 3443 reads | 5 comments
I am finalizing an upcoming cover story for Podiatry Today’s September issue titled, “Fall Prevention In The Elderly: Can Podiatric Physicians Have An Impact?” After searching the electronic databases, PubMed, Medline, Proquest, CINAHL and Cochrane Controlled Trials, I was astounded to see that more than 5,000 articles have been published that are relevant to the subject of fall prevention. Read More.

Addressing Misconceptions Of Patients On Tanning And Sunscreen

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
6/22/12 | 3975 reads | 0 comments
As summer officially begins this week, patients may need reminders about the importance of protecting their skin from sunburn, particularly oft-neglected areas such as the feet. I feel compelled to discuss the myths of tanning and sunscreen as outlined by Sandra Fryhofer, MD, on Medscape’s Medicine Matters.1 Two years ago, I discussed sunscreens more in depth (http://goo.gl/ufVhB ), but I would like to take this time to go through the most common misconceptions about sun exposure. Chances are, you probably hear these lines from your patients from time to time. Read More.

How Shoe Choices For Children Can Affect Foot Development

Nicholas A Campitelli DPM FACFAS
6/20/12 | 8507 reads | 5 comments
“I only buy the best shoes I can find.” “I paid $150 for these!” “All of the nurses and doctors wear this brand.” “I change my shoes every three months.” “I consulted with my local running shoe store before buying these.” “I know I have the right shoe for my arch.” Read More.

Supporting Our DPM Congressional Candidates: Just Do It

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS
6/15/12 | 3270 reads | 5 comments
During this election year, podiatrists across the United States have an unprecedented opportunity to have representation in Congress. We must act now and change our paradigm from expecting others to do the heavy lifting for us. You must contribute to the campaigns of Lee Rogers, DPM, and Brad Wenstrup, DPM, today, not tomorrow. Read More.

Why Podiatry Needs Fellowships To Take Residents To The Next Level

Bradly Bussewitz DPM
6/14/12 | 6151 reads | 0 comments
The first stage in a young doctor’s career is medical school. I attended the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University and really enjoyed it. Read More.