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  • June 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 6
    Ron Raducanu, DPM, FACFAS, FACFAP
    17,348 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
    How thorough is your evaluation of pediatric gait? Emphasizing the value of gait assessment in fostering an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, this author offers pearls and nuances in evaluating the stance and ambulation of pediatric patients. ... continue reading
    Megan Lawton, DPM
    3,766 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
       The economy is in a recession. Our 401k values are down. Reimbursement is declining. Overhead is increasing.    Through all the recent news, it is difficult to find some positive light shining through. As a new practitioner, I try to defy the negativity and think about the future.    What kind of letter would I write to a young practitioner if I had more than 30 years of experience in practice? Here is what I think it might say …    Dear (young practitioner), ... continue reading
    Lauren Grant, Editorial Assistant
    5,107 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
       For podiatrists looking for preventative measures against blisters, toenail fungus and odor-causing bacteria, a unique sock line may be the answer.    Wet or sweaty socks can be problematic. However, Drymax Socks (Drymax Sports) offer two interwoven fiber technologies that form inner and outer layers. The company says the dual layer design enables the socks to keep feet dry and comfortable in cold, hot and wet conditions, and in all types of footwear. ... continue reading
    Robert J. Duggan, DPM, Alan A. MacGill, DPM, Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, and Scott P. Goldstein, DPM
    55,537 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
       Evaluating and treating exercise-induced lower leg pain can be a difficult task for the foot and ankle physician. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is commonly misdiagnosed and often patients go though an exhaustive trial of treatments that fail to alleviate their pain.    There is a plethora of differential diagnoses for this syndrome. However, one can diagnose it accurately with a thorough history and following up on strong clinical suspicion. Physicians can subsequently treat the condition surgically with a high rate of success. ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Patrick DeHeer, DPM
    13,294 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
       Orthotic modifications can play a valuable role in the treatment of various lower extremity ailments. Accordingly, these expert panelists offer their insights on the use of orthoses and key modifications within the treatment plan for turf toe injuries, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) and lesser metatarsal stress fractures.    Q: What is the preferred treatment for turf toe injuries in terms of orthotic modifications? ... continue reading
    Caroline E. Fife, MD, CWS
    15,771 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
       It is estimated that Medicare spends $1.5 billion annually to treat diabetic foot ulcers (DFU).1 The debate continues on the cost effectiveness of immediate amputation in comparison with “conservative treatment” using a variety of modalities. ... continue reading

    6,381 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
    Can One-Screw Fixation For Subtalar Joint Fusion Be Effective? By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor    The wide variability of fusion rates for subtalar joint (STJ) arthrodesis has sparked debate about the type, orientation and amount of internal fixation. A recent study suggests the use of one-screw fixation versus two-screw fixation is comparable in regard to nonunion rates for the isolated STJ arthrodesis. ... continue reading
    Eric Feit, DPM
    6,729 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
    As the healthcare landscape continues to change, it can be a challenge to survive in a managed care environment, let alone thrive. This author provides pearls for streamlining office management and offers insights on carve outs and selling OTC products in the office. ... continue reading
    Kieran T. Mahan, DPM, and Rachel Tuer, DPM
    56,999 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
    The Evans calcaneal osteotomy has become a primary surgical treatment for both adults and children with pes plano valgus as it offers fewer complication rates in comparison to other procedures. These authors provide step-by-step surgical pearls as well as a guide to managing patients postoperatively. ... continue reading
    David E. Allie, MD
    8,468 reads | 0 comments | 06/01/09
    Given recent technological advances with vascular imaging modalities, successful limb salvage may be an option for patients previously resigned to amputation. This author details how various imaging options, including multi-channel computerized tomography angiography, can be beneficial for high-risk podiatric patients.    Primary amputations still occur worldwide at an alarming rate. Worldwide, it is estimated that there is a diabetic foot amputation every 30 seconds.1 ... continue reading