Volume 21 - Issue 1 - January 2008

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A Comfy Chair

Patients can expect comfort and DPMs can expect ease of use with a new podiatry chair.

The Hill Podiatry Chair lifts, flattens, tilts forward and back, has auto return and has a foot break, according to the manufacturer Jan L. The company says the chair is handicapped accessible and has thick cushions with top-grade upholstery.
The chair is available in 20 colors. Jan L says the chair lists for $3,995 but its actual cost would be $2,125 after a tax break, due to its handicapped accessibility.

Technology In Practice »

Can A Unique Ointment Improve Daily Foot Care In Patients With Diabetes?

By Aaron Becker, Special Projects Editor | 5422 reads | 0 comments

     While there are a plethora of over-the-counter (OTC) foot care treatments podiatrists may recommend to patients, DPMs have cited Kerasal Foot Ointment for its unique properties and over a decade of reliability.

     Michael Golf, DPM, PA, has been recommending Kerasal Foot Ointment for over 10 years. Both Dr. Golf and Marc A. Brenner, DPM, acknowledge the benefits of the ointment’s composition, which consists of salicylic acid 5% and urea 10%. Dr. Golf explains that the urea hydrates the skin while the salicylic acid component enhances the urea’s kera

Forum »

Living In A Country Where There Are No Podiatrists

By Kshitij Shankhdhar, MBBS, Dip. Diab. | 2130 reads | 0 comments

     Would you believe that many centuries ago, it was a tradition in India that when a person used to visit someone, the host used to wash the feet of the guest to welcome him or her? Washing the feet of the guest was a gesture to express affection, respect and thankfulness for taking the pains of walking all the way.

     Many centuries ago, there were two childhood friends called Sudama and Krishna. They used to study together in Gurukul (an Indian village school). As time passed, they grew up and settled in different places and could not meet for many yea

Continuing Education »

Keys To Facilitating Optimal Orthotic Success

By David Levine, DPM, CPed | 1898 reads | 0 comments

Please click here for the full Continuing Medical Education article:


In order to enhance one's ability to prescribe custom orthoses, this author emphasizes a thorough exam, a focused evaluation of the patient's footwear, accurate impressions and fabrication, and key nuances to maximizing the effectiveness of modifications.

News and Trends »

Is There A Link Between CT Scans And Higher Cancer Rates?

By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 9429 reads | 0 comments

     Physicians reportedly obtain over 60 million computed tomography (CT) scans each year in the United States. However, a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) suggests that CT scans may be linked to an increased risk of radiation exposure and cancer.

     Citing evidence from epidemiologic studies, the authors of the NEJM article indicate that organ doses from a common CT study, consisting of two or three scans, may result in an increased risk of cancer.

      “As compared with plain film radiography, CT invo

Diabetes Watch »

Essential Questions For Surgical Intervention Of Diabetic Foot Infections

By Andy Meyr, DPM | 13488 reads | 0 comments

     Dedicating oneself to the side of limb salvage in the fight against diabetic foot disease is a demanding and personally challenging enterprise. In the face of infection, it often seems as though all variables are against the surgeon and the patient as they both struggle against the possibilities of proximal amputation and limb loss. In fact, it often appears as though the only constant is the unpredictability of the disease progression.

     However, expert knowledge in lower extremity anatomy is one of the most valuable tools that one can have in this fi

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