DPM Blogs

Questions And Answers On The Suture And Button Technique For Plantar Plate Stabilization

Molly Judge DPM FACFAS
2/10/11 | 4634 reads | 4 comments
I recently presented the suture and button technique as a preliminary report of my personal experience with second metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) instability and predislocation syndrome (see http://bit.ly/e6mD4d ). This method has been developed for those patients who have failed conservative efforts to stabilize the digit and accommodate the forefoot. This procedure is unique and is not published in the literature to date. Read More.

Educating Patients On Excessive Wear Of Skechers Shape-Ups

Jenny L Sanders DPM
2/9/11 | 8306 reads | 2 comments
Another patient came in today with hip pain, heel pain and metatarsalgia secondary to excessively worn Skechers Shape-Ups. These shoes are everywhere (podiatry conferences included) and many patients have jumped on this “lose weight and tone while you walk” bandwagon. Read More.

Arthroscopic Monopolar Radiofrequency Thermal Stabilization: Can It Have An Impact For Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability?

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS
2/8/11 | 4070 reads | 3 comments
One component of my residency training was extensive arthroscopy training by one of the leaders in podiatric arthroscopy, Richard Lundeen, DPM. He was an innovator in this field and I learned much from him. Read More.

Raising Concerns About the Vancomycin Dosing Recommendations In The IDSA MRSA Guidelines

Warren S. Joseph DPM FIDSA
2/3/11 | 5812 reads | 0 comments
For part three of this posting on the new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) guidelines, I would like to comment on some of the executive summary points made about vancomycin dosing recommendations. I will use a similar format as before with posting the actual text and then adding my comments in italics. Read More.

Key Insights On Diagnosing And Treating Cold Injuries To The Lower Extremity

Tracey Vlahovic DPM
2/2/11 | 3401 reads | 1 comments
This winter has so far been particularly harsh to the Northeast and to the rest of the United States as even Las Vegas got snow recently. Accordingly, I thought it would be fitting to review the most common cold weather injuries that manifest on the lower extremities. As I call it, this is a cursory list of things that make toes blue. Read More.

How Concerned Should You Be About Public Perception Of Your Practice?

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
1/31/11 | 3538 reads | 2 comments
I wanted to take a break from my metatarsus adductus series and talk about something that has been coming up more and more with my colleagues both locally and nationwide. This topic has been on my mind for some time but Dr. DeHeer’s recent Medicaid blog (see http://bit.ly/fYIhaR ) really brought this to the front of my mind. Read More.

What Do The IDSA MRSA Guidelines Recommend For Bone And Joint Infections?

Warren S. Joseph DPM FIDSA
1/27/11 | 4364 reads | 0 comments
For part two of this posting on the new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) guidelines, I would like to comment on some of the executive summary points made about MRSA bone and joint infections. I will use a similar format as before with posting the actual text and then adding my comments in italics. Read More.

When Treatment Goes Awry For A Painful Lesion On The Third Metatarsal Head

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS
1/27/11 | 4035 reads | 3 comments
All of us get in clinical ruts and occasionally manage our clinics on autopilot. Do not let your training get in the way of your intellect and clinical observational skills. Remember, your training was only a foundation to get you to the minimum level of competency, a gateway to real surgical learning so to speak. It is your experience (perhaps the most important quality of a great surgeon) and continued desire to improve your surgical technique, preoperative diagnosis and postoperative management that will make you a true master surgeon. Read More.

A Closer Look At Surgical Options For Neglected Tendon Ruptures

William Fishco DPM FACFAS
1/21/11 | 11771 reads | 0 comments
Neglected tendon ruptures present challenges for reconstruction. The most common neglected ruptures that you will encounter include the Achilles, tibialis anterior, tibialis posterior and the peroneal tendons. Read More.