DPM Blogs

A New Review Of Antibiotic Therapy For Osteomyelitis

Warren S. Joseph DPM FIDSA
1/10/12 | 4585 reads | 0 comments
I wish all of my readers a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012. With this post, I am trying something a bit different. In the past, I usually waited to put up a post until I come up with an “aha” moment on something I have seen, heard or read about, and then pontificate on this site. These moments could occur only days apart but usually it was a much longer time period leading to relatively infrequent additions to the blog. Read More.

Should Surgeons Recommend Vitamins Before Surgery?

Neal Blitz DPM FACFAS
1/5/12 | 4347 reads | 2 comments
Surgeons understand the science behind healing. Nutritional building blocks are necessary to rebuild and repair surgically traumatized tissue. As the surgeon, what do you to ensure your patients are nutritionally maximized at the time of surgery to have the best chance for an optimal recovery? Read More.

Blog Readers Argue About Board Certification: Is It Fair Or Another Way To Discriminate?

Kathleen Satterfield DPM FACFAOM
1/3/12 | 7080 reads | 17 comments
When I think about subjects that cause controversy, my last blog topic, “Making Interprofessional Education a Priority to Improve Podiatric Parity,” (http://tinyurl.com/cuefzz5 ) would not be at the top of my list. However, for some readers, it met the qualifications for controversy and they started a verbal parry over what I had said. Read More.

Exploring Surgical Solutions For Insertional Achilles Tendinitis In The Absence Of A Heel Spur And/Or Haglund’s Deformity

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
12/29/11 | 11887 reads | 0 comments
Achilles tendon disorders are commonplace in a podiatric practice. Achilles tendinopathy encompasses a wide variety of pathologies. When I evaluate patients with Achilles tendon pain, I divide the tendon into three zones. Read More.

Teaching Patients How To Use Rocktape For Injury Prevention And Rehabilitation

Jenny L Sanders DPM
12/28/11 | 6186 reads | 0 comments
We use tape for many conditions. We use tape to illustrate what custom orthotic support might feel like. We use tape to rehabilitate plantar fasciitis. Typically, however, we do the taping as opposed to teaching our patients how to tape themselves. Read More.

Are New Surgical Gadgets Really Better Than ‘Old’ Technologies?

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
12/23/11 | 3447 reads | 4 comments
I recently returned from the Windy City Podiatry Conference in Chicago, which was co-hosted by the Podiatry Institute and the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association. Marking the first collaborative effort between these two organizations, the meeting had an exceptional turnout and was among the best I have attended in many years. I was honored to be part of an exceptional faculty who taught me so much in just two short days. Read More.

My Top Ten Podiatric Pet Peeves

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS
12/21/11 | 4321 reads | 5 comments
10. Podiatrists instructing patients to cut their toenails straight across. Where did this originate? Where is the evidence-based medicine for this approach? If everyone’s nails are shaped differently, why would everyone cut them the same? I have always told patients to follow the shape of the nail when trimming. Read More.

Breaking Out Of Our Apathy About Plantar Fasciopathy

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS
12/16/11 | 7110 reads | 1 comments
As I wrote in last month’s blog, I want to know more about human plantar fascia (see http://bit.ly/vDJesC ). I know you do as well because of the overwhelming response I had to the upcoming largest paper ever published on the subject of plantar fasciopathy. My goal is to have data on 1,000 plantar fascia, which come to the office cloaked in the simple costume of heel pain. I want to know what these fascia look like with high-resolution diagnostic ultrasound. Read More.

Do Dilemmas Over DVT Prophylaxis Keep You Up At Night?

Christopher F. Hyer DPM FACFAS
12/12/11 | 6457 reads | 0 comments
As physicians, we try to do everything in our powers to heal and improve our patients’ quality of life. Medicine and surgery are part science/part art and some problems have no definitive answers. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis and foot and ankle surgery is one of my top clinical dilemmas and one I actively discuss with colleagues, fellows and residents. I would love to hear the online community’s thoughts as well. Read More.