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  • August 2002 | Volume 15 - Issue 8
    By John McCord, DPM, and Mark Hofbauer, DPM
    12,748 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
    By Jeff Hall, Editor-in-Chief
    2,212 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/02
    My sister gave me a wonderful Christmas present a couple of years ago. Knowing of my fondness for jazz, she went on eBay and bid for a black and white portrait of the great Miles Davis. The striking photo shows a very young Davis (perhaps in his early 20s at the time of the photo) with trumpet in hand and a music chart in front of him. He appears thoughtful and contemplative in the photo, as if he’s pondering where the next note will take him. The portrait of the late jazz innovator was used as part of an old Apple Computer ad campaign. The simply stated ad tagline in the top right-hand ... continue reading
    By Stacey Stefansky, DPM, Thanh L. Dinh, DPM, and Barry Rosenblum, DPM
    15,380 reads | 0 comments | 08/03/02
    Despite advances in aseptic technique and antibiotic prophylaxis, post-operative infections remain a significant complication following podiatric surgery. Postoperative infections can increase morbidity, lengthen recuperation time and compromise the success of a surgical procedure. Data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that postoperative infections occur in 2.1 percent of all clean, uncontaminated surgical procedures.1 Studies pertaining specifically to podiatric surgery have produced comparable postoperative infection rates. Hugar, et. al., demonstr... continue reading
    Those who have used the Epos Ultra, which  has received FDA approval for treating plantar fasciitis, have cited favorable results.
    By Gina DiGironimo, Production Editor
    4,636 reads | 1 comments | 08/03/02
    Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects over 2.5 million Americans. If conservative treatments fail, podiatrists are exploring the merits of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), a non-invasive procedure, before considering surgical options. ESWT received FDA approval in 2000 for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Earlier this year, a new ESWT device called the Epos Ultra (which includes built-in ultrasound technology) received FDA approval for the plantar fasciitis indication. Those who have used the Epos Ultra have cited very favorable treatment results. Lowell Scott Weil... continue reading