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  • September 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 9
    Steven I. Subotnick DPM, DC
    9,095 reads | 0 comments | 08/26/09
    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. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    3,935 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/09
       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. ... continue reading

    3,951 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/09
    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. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM
    28,018 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/09
       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. ... continue reading
    Graham A. Hamilton, DPM, and Travis L. Sautter, DPM
    21,887 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/09
       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. ... continue reading
    Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    11,557 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/09
       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? ... continue reading
    Ryan H. Fitzgerald, DPM
    15,656 reads | 1 comments | 08/24/09
       As the prevalence of diabetes mellitus increases worldwide, there will be a concomitant increase in the development of the lower extremity manifestations of the disease process. In the United States alone, there are currently an estimated 24 million patients living with diabetes.1,2 Given the reported 15 percent lifetime incidence for the development of lower extremity ulcerations in this patient population, this equates to approximately 3.6 million diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs).3 ... continue reading

    4,864 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/09
    Online Poll Reveals Initial Hesitance About ASPS Membership By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor    How will the recent establishment of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons (ASPS) as the new surgical affiliate of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) affect the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) and the profession in general? A recent Podiatry Today online poll provides some preliminary clues. ... continue reading
    Christopher Corwin, DPM, MS and John Sekel, DPM
    90,250 reads | 1 comments | 08/24/09
    Yes. Christopher Corwin, DPM says surgical excision, when properly indicated, addresses the cause of os trigonum pain, offers a lower risk of recurrence and facilitates a quick recovery and return to activity. ... continue reading
    Lawrence Huppin, DPM
    15,916 reads | 0 comments | 08/24/09
    Medial malleolar irritation and talonavicular irritation are some of the common issues that arise for patients wearing ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs). Accordingly, this author offers salient preventive advice and provides essential pearls for treating complications with functional and gauntlet AFOs when they occur. ... continue reading