DPM Blogs

What Are The Best Athletic Shoes For Patients With Wide Feet?

Jenny L Sanders DPM
12/8/10 | 8346 reads | 1 comments
I previously blogged about my favorite running shoes for narrow feet (http://bit.ly/9L6jHP ). This month’s blog is about running shoes for wide feet. Wide widths for men are 2E and 4E, and wide widths for women are D and 2E. Brooks is my favorite manufacturer in the wide width category. For men, I prefer Brooks Beast®. For women, I prefer Brooks Ariel®. Both styles have firm heel counters and firm medial ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) for maximum pronation control. They will also accommodate an ankle foot orthotic (AFO) as well as a wide or medial flange orthotic. Read More.

How To Enhance Your Knowledge In Podiatric Sports Medicine

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
12/6/10 | 4230 reads | 0 comments
Treating athletic patients can be the most satisfying part of podiatric practice. While people who sustain injury from sports or fitness activities may randomly seek the care of a podiatric physician, few practitioners actively seek referral of these types of patients. Read More.

Different Perspectives On Debridement And Wound Flora Identification

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD
12/1/10 | 3708 reads | 0 comments
Looking at medical disciplines outside of podiatry may give us new perspectives in our approach to wound care. I was having a chat recently in New York with Marjana Tomic-Canic, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Miami. It triggered an idea that we'd discussed some years ago but I think it rather apropos now. Read More.

What You Should Know About The ‘Lisfranc Fracture Equivalent’

Neal Blitz DPM FACFAS
11/30/10 | 5523 reads | 1 comments
I would like to use this blog to introduce a term/condition: the “Lisfranc fracture equivalent.” This new term identifies a patient who has a subtle ligamentous Lisfranc injury that is radiographically aligned within the midfoot keystone. This patient also has the uncommon stigmata of a Lisfranc fracture dislocation, which include: non-first interspace fleck fractures of the tarsometatarsal joints; lesser metatarsal neck fractures (often oblique); and/or a non-displaced cuboid injury/nutcracker fracture. Read More.

Ready To Train Or Ready To Practice? Redefining The Goals And Expectations Of Schools And Residency Programs

Kathleen Satterfield DPM FACFAOM
11/29/10 | 2405 reads | 6 comments
Here we are again. Another period of graduates outmatching the number of training programs until the powers that be gear up and produce more slots. Let “quality” be the key word this time please. Also, residency directors, keep in mind that this is the 21st century and let me introduce a concept: “the handoff.” You may have heard of it but apparently expectations are still mired back in the 1960s and 1970s. I hear it from colleagues around the country all of the time, even on these blogs. Read More.

How To Attain The Best Results With The Phenol And Alcohol Onychoplasty

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS
11/24/10 | 5096 reads | 4 comments
While the phenol and alcohol onychoplasty is the most commonly performed procedure by podiatric physicians, it is also the one that is least written about. This is possibly because it is a relatively simple procedure that even the least surgically inclined podiatrist is comfortable performing. I have discovered three important tips for the partial phenol and alcohol procedure that have made a good procedure even better. For a video of my approach with this procedure, check out the following link ( http://bit.ly/aOpe47 ) at the PodiatryLIVE™ website. Read More.

What You Missed At The Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS) Meeting

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS
11/19/10 | 3810 reads | 0 comments
I recently had a great dinner in Fort Worth, Texas with 20 individuals, most of whom hold an extreme passion for lower extremity peripheral nerve surgery. There were also a few whose “seed for nerve passion” was just planted. It is always great to have a mix of weathered peripheral nerve veterans with excited neophytes because they ask fresh questions. Read More.

Current Insights In Detecting Metatarsus Adductus

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
11/15/10 | 4283 reads | 1 comments
Metatarsus adductus is a subject of wide discussion, even for those who do not see many pediatric patients. The reality is that metatarsus adductus can cause devastating long-term sequelae if one does not identify and treat it correctly.   Early detection is also something that seems to be lacking in the pediatric population as children are not very good historians when it comes to complaints of pain and rarely will notice that they have a deformity unless it impedes them from doing what they want to do.   Read More.

Looking Beyond The Patient’s Chief Complaint

Russell Volpe DPM
11/11/10 | 3328 reads | 0 comments
One of the things I learned early on in my career from my teachers and mentors in podiatric medicine is the importance of looking beyond the chief complaint when evaluating a patient’s feet. Read More.