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  • March 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 3
    Babak Baravarian, DPM
    18,882 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/08
    The treatment of patients with diabetes and associated complications has been extensively studied. Over the past several decades, the treatment of foot and ankle ailments in patients with diabetes has dramatically shifted from conservative measures of “do not perform surgery” to the present day thinking that has taught us that diabetic feet are not very different from normal feet. The most common misconception with diabetic foot ailments has been that the loss of limbs is due to severe vascular problems. However, with time, we have found that vascular issues in the ... continue reading
    The NexFix RFS Pins offer a combination of self-locking technology and a patented, grooved surface design. Gary Lepow, DPM, says he has used the pins for a variety of osteotomy procedures and has had no complications to date.
    Robi Garthwait, Contributing Editor
    3,461 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/08
    For podiatric surgeons who are looking for new additions to their internal fixation armamentarium, the NexFix RFS (Resorbable Fixation System) Pin may be a viable option. The NexFix RFS Fin offers a combination of self-locking technology and a patented grooved surface design. Tornier, the manufacturer of the product, says the RFS Pin provides enhanced rotational stability, improved flexibility to accommodate different drill hole sizes and channels for potential vascularization. Charles Zelen, DPM, notes he has had success using the NexFix RFS Pin for various osteotomies. & ... continue reading
    Depressed patients have poorer adherence to diabetes treatment regimens. Depression is clinically important because it is associated with higher rates of mortality in patients with diabetes.
    James Wrobel, DPM
    8,629 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/08
    When it comes to patients with diabetes, the important roles of depression and distress have received more attention in the literature within the past year.1-6 While these topics are typically off our radar screens, having a stronger understanding of these connections can enable podiatric physicians to make meaningful differences in our patients’ lives. We care for patients in transitional health states across the continuum of care when these problems are more likely to surface. We also have more frequent contacts that can make us more sensitive and responsive to subt ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM
    11,558 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/08
    Ankle arthritis has been the subject of much research and researchers have made a great deal of progress in this area in the past 50 years. In the past, physicians primarily treated post-traumatic arthritis, which accounts for much of the cause of ankle arthritis, with casting. This often caused malalignment and poor articular position, resulting in rapid arthritis of the hindfoot and ankle. With the advent of internal fixation and external fixation advances, proper anatomic alignment of the hindfoot and ankle has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the rate of post-traumatic ar ... continue reading