Volume 22 - Issue 9 - September 2009

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What You Should Know About Handling Workers’ Compensation Claims

Steven I. Subotnick DPM, DC | 7850 reads | 0 comments

Becoming a qualified medical evaluator in workers’ compensation cases may be a significant referral generator for your practice. Accordingly, this author offers a closer look at his experience with these cases, reviews pertinent points in the evaluation of these patients and key steps you can take if you wish to start seeing these patients in your practice.

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Emphasizing Care And Conscience Over Productivity Quotas

John H. McCord, DPM | 3414 reads | 0 comments

   I am now in my seventh month of retirement after 34 years as a small town podiatrist. I miss the patient care but must admit that life is great. I am camped on the shore of Hood Canal on the Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington. The weather is perfect. My wife of 40 years is trying to rein in our nasty 2-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Never buy a dog just because he is cute.

New Products »

New Products September 2009

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Guarding Ulcers

   Patients may find protection from ulcers with a new technology.

   The Richie Ulcer Guard™ with ShearBan® Technology was designed with diabetic feet in mind. The manufacturer, Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, says the ulcer guard will help with shear loads and offers pressure relief modalities. The instant trouble arises, patients can apply the ulcer guard, which the company says allows for more patient mobility.

Treatment Dilemmas »

Current Concepts In Treating Achilles Tendon Ruptures

Bob Baravarian, DPM | 23643 reads | 0 comments

   Approximately 20 years ago, I saw my first Achilles tendon rupture with bated breath. I thought the surgery was amazing and being able to tie a tendon back together that looked like strands of spaghetti was amazing. After the surgery, the patient wore an above-the-knee cast and the surgery was considered a full success.

Surgical Pearls »

A Closer Look At Arthroscopy For Ankle Fractures And Post-Fracture Defects

Graham A. Hamilton, DPM, and Travis L. Sautter, DPM | 19914 reads | 0 comments

   Arthroscopy is an expedient tool in the management of intra-articular fractures of the ankle and post-fracture articular defects. It provides the surgeon the ability to anatomically reduce a fracture under direct visualization with minimal intervention. It also enables the surgeon to address any articular injury primarily.

Wound Care Q&A »

When Wounds Stall: Key Considerations To Jump-Start Healing

Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 10099 reads | 0 comments

   What steps can one take to treat a wound that has not responded after a certain period of treatment? Our expert panelists discuss guidelines for assessing the efficacy of standard therapy, keys to addressing nutrition deficiencies and considerations for modifying the treatment regimen.

   Q: What is the timeline to modify the wound treatment when the wound is not healing as you hoped?

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