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  • August 2002 | Volume 15 - Issue 8
    By Mark A. Caselli, DPM, Ann Gagne, LLB, and Eric Kaplan, BS
    40,608 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/02
    Ice hockey is widely known as one of the world’s fastest and most dangerous sports. With the game’s popularity growing at record levels, participation in ice hockey in the United States has experienced substantial growth over the last decade. Over 400,000 male players and 40,000 female players participate under the auspices of USA Hockey (the national hockey governing body), compared to about 190,000 male and 6,300 female players ten years ago. With the increased participation in hockey has come an increasing number of injuries. The potential for hockey injuries stem from razor sharp skat... continue reading

    9,736 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/02
    You may prescribe orthotics for a variety of problems. However, the success or failure of treatment may depend on the type of shoes your patients wear along with the type of modifications which you make to the shoe. With this in mind, our expert panelists address the use of shoe modifications as an adjunct to care. Q: What type of modifications do you use most often and how does this affect patient symptoms? A: Nicholas Sol, DPM, says he most commonly prescribes a double rocker sole. He says most of his colleagues have a supply of these soles in the form of their cast shoes and boo... continue reading
    The Spenco 2nd Skin Advanced First Aid products with Hyaluronan reportedly shorten healing time and minimize the formation of scar tissue.

    2,156 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/02
    If you want to give your patients an advanced healing alternative, you may want to check out a new product line that promises quicker results and reduced scar visibility. The Spenco Medical Corporation is offering the Spenco 2nd Skin Advanced First Aid products with hyaluronan. According to Spenco, the patented hyaluronan formula provides a pattern for tissue repair in wounds that facilitates shortened healing time and has been clinically proven to minimize the formation of scar tissue on various wounds. Spenco says this product line will offer an alternative to antibiotic ointments. The ... continue reading
    By John McCord, DPM, and Mark Hofbauer, DPM
    12,920 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/02
    Yes, if the procedure is done correctly, it is a valuable adjunct to bunion correction, says John McCord, DPM. Who will ever forget the memorable autistic man played by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man? My favorite scene was when he refused to fly on any airline but Quantas because that carrier had no history of accidents. I reflect on that scene when I talk with colleagues in podiatry who refuse to consider performing proximal osteotomies while correcting bunion deformities. Their logic makes as much sense as the Rain Man in that they will choose a head osteotomy even though it w ... continue reading