Volume 22 - Issue 8 - August 2009

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New Products August 2009

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Antifungal Application Made Easy

   A new bottle design may make dispensing antifungal cream easier and more cost-effective.

   Merz Pharmaceuticals says the Naftin® Cream Pump offers easy dispensing of Naftin (naftifine HCI 1%) Cream and minimizes wasted cream, making the pump a more economical option. Naftin is indicated for the treatment of tinea pedis.



Forum »

Is The Grass Always Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence?

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 3306 reads | 0 comments

   Joe Podd, a first-year podiatry student, was very happy to finally be starting his podiatric medical education. He had spent the last four years toiling at his undergraduate degree, being accepted into podiatry school and taking out his first student loans.



Technology In Practice »

Ointment Provides Relief For Dry, Cracked Feet

Lauren Grant, Editorial Assistant | 5464 reads | 0 comments

   When it comes to rough, dry skin and callus buildup on the feet, a newly reinforced ointment may help provide needed relief.

   Kerasal offers a moisturizing foot ointment that is clinically proven and approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), according to the ointment’s manufacturer Alterna LLC. The company says the product is ideal for severely dry, rough feet and cracked heels.



Practice Builders »

Why You Should Add A Medical Nail Technician To Your Practice­­

Robert Spalding, DPM | 23527 reads | 2 comments

   I believe the podiatry field is in a crisis. With the aging of the baby boomers, we have seen an explosion of patients with diabetes and non-invasive foot care into our offices. At the same time, co-pays are rising steadily while reimbursement decreases bit by bit, and insurance companies are refusing more claims. The results are higher workloads but lower income and profit in our practices. Unfortunately, this duality results in a rise in practice failures. What can we do to solve this dilemma?



Sports Medicine »

A Guide To Hip Injuries And Lower Extremity Ramifications In Female Athletes

John F. Connors, DPM, and Ana J. Sanz, DPM | 13023 reads | 0 comments

   Many runners will consult a sports podiatrist for their lower extremity injuries. It is very important to have an understanding of lower extremity biomechanics and the mechanism behind running injuries. Surrounding yourself with other sports medicine specialists is very important in facilitating appropriate referrals and the best multidisciplinary care.

   Accordingly, let us take a closer look at some of the more common hip injuries in the female athlete and how they may contribute to lower extremity issues.



Orthotics Q&A »

Debating Current Issues In Orthotic Management

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   In addition to discussing the most common problems they see with orthosis irritation and how they remedy these issues, the expert panelists weigh in on two recent studies and their potential impact.

   Q: What is the most common orthosis irritation problem that you see in your practice and how do you solve it?



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