Volume 15 - Issue 8 - August 2002

Sports Medicine »

Ice Hockey Injuries: How To Maximize Treatment Results

By Mark A. Caselli, DPM, Ann Gagne, LLB, and Eric Kaplan, BS | 33568 reads | 0 comments

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



New Products »

Aided Relief

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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



Editor's Perspective »

Fostering A Culture Of New Ideas

By Jeff Hall, Editor-in-Chief | 1781 reads | 0 comments

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



Technology In Practice »

Getting Shockwave Results With The Epos Ultra

By Gina DiGironimo, Production Editor | 4008 reads | 1 comments

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



Feature »

A New Bag Of Innovations

By Jeff Hall, Editor-in-Chief | 6593 reads | 0 comments

What products are facilitating quicker wound healing? What are some of the cutting-edge devices that are generating interest among podiatrists? What antibiotics are getting results? Are there new innovations that can provide adjunctive relief in diabetic foot wounds? In an attempt to answer some of these questions, we talked to leading podiatrists in the field. Without further delay, here’s what they had to say.
1. Promogran Matrix Wound Dressing. This chronic wound dressing was recently granted FDA approval for the treatment of exuding wounds, including diabetic, venous and pressure



Feature »

How To Conquer Crossover Second Toe Syndrome

By Babak Baravarian, DPM | 74477 reads | 0 comments

The crossover second toe is an extremely difficult problem for foot and ankle surgeons. Often, with the initial presentation, the deformity has progressed to the point where it is one subsection of a multitude of forefoot deformities. This makes the condition more challenging as you must treat the associated deformities at the same time in order to achieve a good outcome.