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  • April 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 4
    Doug Richie Jr., DPM
    85,712 reads | 0 comments | 03/27/09
    Given the lack of studies that have specifically addressed hallux rigidus in runners, this author reviews the existing literature on the condition, defuses a couple of biomechanical myths and offers salient pointers on a variety of treatment options ranging from orthotic therapy to arthrodesis.    Perhaps no other condition treated by the podiatric physician is more controversial and more poorly understood than hallux rigidus. Even less understood are the effects of this pathology on the running athlete or the selection of proper treatment interventions that ensure optimal re... continue reading
    Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS
    14,755 reads | 0 comments | 03/27/09
    There are proactive measures podiatric surgeons can take to minimize the risk of litigation with bunion procedures. Accordingly, this author emphasizes informed consent, proper patient and procedure selection, and thorough documentation before, during and after surgery.    In his classic 1965 textbook, Hallux Valgus, Allied Deformities Of The Forefoot And Metatarsalgia, Kelikian listed the most common complications associated with surgery for the repair of bunion deformity (see “A Guide To Common Complications With Bunion Surgery” on page 40).1 Over 43 years... continue reading