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  • April 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 4
    Overall, peripheral neuropathy decreases the quality and length of life for our patients. This nerve disease affects millions of Americans and can cause multiple foot and ankle disorders.
    Raymond Abdo, DPM, and Jaret Walker, DPM
    26,126 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/08
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 7 percent of the population in the United States has diabetes mellitus. Approximately 30 percent of patients with diabetes over the age of 40 have some kind of impaired sensation of the foot. Sensorimotor neuropathy is the primary risk factor for developing a diabetic foot ulcer, which leads to 85 percent of diabetic lower extremity amputations.1 Sensory neuropathy causes paresthesia and loss of protective sensation, which can lead to ulcerations and lower extremity amputations. Motor n ... continue reading
    Joel Morse, DPM
    63,108 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/08
    A 43-year-old African-American male presents to the office with an irritated fourth toe with no known trauma to the toe. There is a horny projection of skin coming from the posterior nail fold with a nail-like structure at the tip. It has been present for the past two years and had recently become larger. The lesion is asymptomatic except for physical inconveniences. The patient reports that the toe is painful only in shoes. The patient works as a custodian and spends a lot of time on his feet. He has recent onset diabetes of three years but has not been to a podiatrist in the ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Douglas Richie Jr., DPM
    18,119 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/08
    Injuries to the second metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) can be challenging to treat. Our expert panelists discuss predisposing factors to injury and review pertinent biomechanical considerations. They also discuss conservative treatment options, including variations of orthotic therapy and modifications that they have employed in clinical practice. Q: What are the predisposing factors (gender, foot type, activity, etc.) that are associated with injuries to the second MPJ? A: Second MPJ injuries may have a variety of etiological causes, accordi ... continue reading
    This is a preoperative view of a weightbearing patient with calcaneal valgus deformity secondary to posterior tendon dysfunction.
    Kwame A. Williams, DPM, and Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
    14,155 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/08
    Using plates and screws for bone fixation is a standard and successful technique. However, any fixation with plates and screws involves some amount of additional trauma and insult to the osseous blood supply of fracture fragments. These disturbances increase the risk of delayed union and infection.1 Indeed, reconstructive and trauma procedures of the foot and ankle present unique challenges for foot and ankle surgeons. As these cases grow in complexity, certain principles prevail in ensuring predictable and successful outcomes. These principles emphasize the protection of ... continue reading