DPM Blogs

Reconsidering Foreign Advances In Minimally Invasive Surgery

Stephen Barrett DPM FACFAS
10/8/10 | 4868 reads | 3 comments
I recently returned from nearly three weeks of travel, study and surgical observation in Europe. The trip began with an opportunity to participate in the European Foot and Ankle Society Biennial Congress in Geneva, Switzerland. This was followed by additional meetings in Austria to visit with orthopedic surgeons and three days of surgery in Barcelona, Spain. Read More.

What Is Our Best Defense On Biopsy Timing For Potential Melanomas?

Bryan Markinson DPM FASPD
10/7/10 | 2863 reads | 2 comments
This blog is intended as a preview to a project I would like to develop regarding the defense of allegations of delayed diagnosis of melanoma and, more importantly, the argument that any delay results in a worse prognosis. All of us have been taught, and I certainly have been teaching, that early diagnosis of melanoma, especially when confined to its in-situ stage, dramatically increases the chance of a cure. Read More.

What You Should Know About Rock Climbing Shoes

Jenny L Sanders DPM
10/1/10 | 8302 reads | 0 comments
The sport of rock climbing has become increasingly popular, especially with the availability of indoor climbing walls. With this increase in popularity, however, there has been a proportional increase in forefoot pain and pathology due to the shoes rock climbers are wearing. Rock climbing shoes are designed to fit snugly, which is where the problem arises. Read More.

Advances In Ambulation Monitoring May Benefit Patients With Diabetes

David G. Armstrong DPM MD PhD
9/29/10 | 3274 reads | 0 comments
Researchers in the University of Arizona Department of Surgery have received a $1.2 million grant to use cutting-edge technology in the form of a simple computerized undershirt to monitor activity in patients with diabetic foot wounds. The study, funded by the Qatar National Research Fund, will determine the role activity plays in the formation of sores to better understand how to prevent wounds from occurring. Read More.

What Is The Best Surgery For Hallux Rigidus?

Doug Richie Jr. DPM FACFAS
9/27/10 | 12043 reads | 2 comments
One of the most common reasons patients present to my office for a second opinion about a proposed treatment from another practitioner is an inquiry about treatment options for hallux rigidus. Read More.

Was This Bunion Case Malpractice? You Be The Judge

Allen Jacobs DPM FACFAS
9/24/10 | 4843 reads | 5 comments
The radiograph at the top of this page is the postoperative X-ray of a patient who underwent a Lapidus procedure for the correction of a bunion. The patient went on to develop a symptomatic nonunion, which required eventual bone grafting and revision. Although the procedure was radiographically and clinically successful, the patient continued to have some persistent symptomatology and sued the podiatric physician who initially treated him. Read More.

Doing Our Part To Promote Podiatric Medicine As A Dynamic Career Option

Russell Volpe DPM
9/24/10 | 2520 reads | 0 comments
This month, as the members of the class of 2014 begin their education at medical schools, it seems like a good time to reflect on where the future podiatric medical student will come from. More importantly, what can we do as podiatrists to help ensure that our future colleagues include the best and the brightest our profession deserves? Read More.

Why Having One Certification Board Makes Sense

Ron Raducanu DPM FACFAS
9/22/10 | 29533 reads | 1 comments
I really enjoy reading. I read as much as I can get my hands on. For pleasure reading, I tend to favor political thrillers or any type of grab you by the throat type stories that get my attention from the get-go. Read More.

A Practical Approach To Morton’s Neuroma

Patrick DeHeer DPM FACFAS
9/20/10 | 6163 reads | 2 comments
I like things that are practical, things that I can take back to my practice and start using right away. I think Morton’s neuromas are underdiagnosed and therefore undertreated. The typical complaint of burning or numbness in the ball of the foot is a relatively easy diagnosis, but neuromas can also cause referred pain. Read More.