Volume 15 - Issue 10 - October 2002

Diabetes Watch »

Battling Heart Disease Risk In Diabetic Patients

By Bhavesh J. Shah, DPM | 5011 reads | 0 comments

Every year, 800,000 additional cases of diabetes are diagnosed and it is projected that nearly 9 percent of all Americans will have diabetes by the year 2025.1 More shockingly, the incidence of diabetes has gradually increased among young people over the last decade, mainly related to an increase in obesity and sedentary lifestyles. In addition, diabetes may commonly reappear in women who previously had gestational diabetes.2
Diabetes has truly proven itself to be a progressive Pandora’s box, which can cause severe complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, b



New Products »

The DR. Is In

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A new line of comfort walking shoes may address a wide range of individual foot needs without straining the wallet.
The Etonic DRx line from Etonic Athletic features five new shoes to fit multiple widths of both men and women. According to the company, all of the shoes also offer enhanced comfort via Etonic’s Footrest Comfort System, a dual density, multi-layered footbed with a gel heel insert.

In addition to these features, Etonic says the DRx Journey, a men’s walking shoe, offers double depth sizing, a Dri-lex multi-zone sock liner system, a heel Stable Air chamber and other notabl



News and Trends »

Expert Addresses Global Diabetes

By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor | 6560 reads | 0 comments

“Diabetic foot disease is truly a global problem. Every patient of whatever race, with diabetes of whatever type, is at potential risk for developing foot problems,” noted Andrew Boulton, MD, during his keynote address, “The Diabetic Foot: A Global View,” at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Podiatric Medical Association in Seattle.
Introduced by legendary Paul Brand, MD, Dr. Boulton cited rising prevalence rates of diabetes and alarming statistics in other countries. Dr. Boulton strongly emphasized the need for better education on the causes of diabetic foot ulcers, treat



Orthotics Q&A »

Orthotic Modifications And Shoewear For Specific Jobs

Clinical Editor: Nicholas Sol, DPM, CPed | 8349 reads | 0 comments

When patients have certain occupations, you may have to take a different approach to try to control abnormal forces in the foot. Obviously, performing a biomechanical evaluation is essential as you have to identify individual demands before tackling occupation-specific modifications. With this in mind, our panelists address the more demanding occupations and what considerations come into play with orthotic modifications.

Q: How and why do you modify your orthotic prescriptions for patients whose jobs require standing in place for prolonged periods?
A:
Milton J. Stern, DPM, and Ambik



Sports Medicine »

Treatment Tips For Common Triathlon Injuries

By Mark A. Caselli, DPM | 7767 reads | 0 comments

Ever since the first modern triathlon competition was conducted in San Diego in 1974, interest in the sport has grown steadily over the years. Currently, millions of amateur athletes participate in thousands of events annually worldwide. Since triathlon competitors perform three events with little or no rest between them, it can be a challenge for podiatrists to treat injuries that athletes sustain in these events.



Technology In Practice »

How The Accu-Cut Guides DPMs Through Osteotomies

By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor | 4505 reads | 0 comments

Citing enhanced stability, accuracy, efficiency and better outcomes, podiatrists are praising the benefits of using the Accu-Cut Osteotomy Guide System. While osteotomies for correcting first MPJ deformities have been around a long time, Robert E. Graser, DPM, says this system enables you to customize the procedure with ease and still obtain consistent results.
“The tight tolerance engineered into the Accu-Cut Osteotomy Guide System allows surgeons to custom tailor their osteotomies via a simple method that is consistently stable and reproducible case to case,” explains Dr. Graser, who in



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