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  • April 2008 | Volume 21 - Issue 4
    Russell G. Volpe, DPM
    Russell G. Volpe, DPM and By Richard M. Jay, DPM
    28,445 reads | 0 comments | 04/03/08
    Yes, this author advocates early treatment for moderate to severe metatarsus adductus, and semi-rigid or rigid deformity. He cites problematic compensatory effects from residual deformities and a documented association between metatarsus adductus and hallux abducto valgus deformity. Metatarsus adductus is a transverse plane congenital deformity with adduction of the forefoot at the tarsometatarsal joint. It has a reported incidence of one per 1,000 live births. However, it has been acknowledged that this may reflect only the severe cases and the true incidence may be ... continue reading
    Nathan J. Lashley, DPM, and Patrick J. McKee, DPM
    14,311 reads | 1 comments | 04/03/08
    In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in 2006, the author gives an account of a 53-year-old female patient who received treatment from a podiatrist for a plantar wart for two years. She underwent electrocoagulation therapy without histological examination. Her lesion grew and she eventually sought the care of the NEJM author, who biopsied the lesion and noticed enlarged inguinal lymph nodes. The biopsy revealed amelanotic melanoma exceeding 6 mm in thickness (Clark’s level IV). Despite excision of the lesion and involved l ... continue reading
    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
    24,794 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
    57,091 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