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  • January 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 1
    By David Levine, DPM, CPed
    2,208 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/08
    This photo reveals a preoperative photograph of a diabetic foot infection. Three common points of origin for infection are submetatarsal ulcerations, interdigital infections and direct foreign body penetrations. (Photo courtesy of Warren Joseph, DPM)
    By Andy Meyr, DPM
    14,819 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/08
         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 ... continue reading
    Here one can see preoperative degenerative changes of the first  metatarsophalangeal joint in a patient who did not want a fusion procedure.
    By Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Jonathon Thompson, DPM
    14,621 reads | 0 comments | 01/03/08
         Hallux limitus occurs when a patient has decreased sagittal plane dorsiflexion of the great toe with the foot in a weightbearing or simulated weightbearing loaded position that is usually associated with a progressive, arthritic and painful condition of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ).      Functional hallux limitus is described as limited joint mobility with the foot in a loaded position versus normal range of motion in an unloaded position. Hallux rigidus can be defined as elimination of range of motion at the joint, and usually results from e ... continue reading