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  • March 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 3
    By Jeremy Tilton and Lee C. Rogers, DPM
    25,064 reads | 0 comments | 02/26/09
    Peripheral neuropathy can be triggered by disparate causes such as diabetes, alcoholism, certain chemotherapy medications and HIV. Given the importance of identifying the correct etiology in order to facilitate appropriate treatment, these authors discuss pertinent clues in the patient history and physical exam, and share perspectives on helpful diagnostic testing.    In podiatric practice, we commonly see peripheral neuropathy, the primary factor leading to ulceration, which can subsequently lead to infection and ultimately amputation. Neuropathy may also lead to Ch... continue reading
    David Levine, DPM, CPed
    7,398 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/09
    For patients with diabetes, proper footwear is a critical part of the equation for preventing or reducing the risk of lower extremity complications. Accordingly, this author offers pertinent pointers and key nuances in ensuring the proper fit of therapeutic shoes.    The number of people diagnosed with diabetes has doubled since 1996, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 In 2009, approximately 4 million people with diabetes mellitus will develop a foot ulcer.1 The ramifications of this fact are enormous and the effe... continue reading
    Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS, and Borys Markewych, DPM, FAAFAS
    20,677 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/09
    For patients with diabetes and rigid forefoot deformities, traditional surgical procedures and prolonged offloading periods have a high risk of potential complications. Accordingly, these authors offer perspectives and step-by-step pearls on the use of percutaneous surgery and minimal incision surgery procedures.    The direct and indirect costs of foot ulcerations, infections and amputations as a result of diabetes are staggering.1-4 Despite advances in disease management, wound healing, infection control and limb salvage techniques, diabetes will continue to ri... continue reading