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  • October 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 10
    Michael Troiano, DPM, and Harold Schoenhaus, DPM, FACFAS
    15,515 reads | 0 comments | 09/28/09
    The use of orthobiologics may facilitate enhanced tendon repair and minimize or eliminate common complications. Accordingly, these authors provide a step-by-step guide to the use of two orthobiologics and how they contribute to optimal outcomes. ... continue reading
    Megan Lawton, DPM
    4,354 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/09
       Staying on the forefront of technology in the medical field is recommended, if not required. New machines, office software and file backups are usually deemed the most important aspects of technology. However, can technology also be the downfall of your office?    Welcome to the potential dilemmas of getting involved with social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, to name a few. ... continue reading
    Dr.’s Remedy® Enriched Nail Polish

    5,130 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/09
    Nails With Polish And Protection    In addition to cosmetic improvement, a new nail polish may provide protection for nails.    Dr.’s Remedy® Enriched Nail Polish offers a line of nail polishes that may help reduce nail fungus with the natural ingredients in the polish, according to the manufacturer Dr.’s Remedy. ... continue reading
    Matt Werd, DPM
    8,723 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/09
       What if there were one prescription that could prevent and help treat dozens of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity? Exercise is that prescription and physicians and healthcare providers need to prescribe it to patients who are not exercising regularly. ... continue reading
    M. Joel Morse, DPM
    113,677 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/09
       As winter approaches, patients must be aware of the punishing effects of cold on the lower extremity. Given that patients with feet affected by the falling temperatures may present more commonly to podiatric offices, a correct diagnosis and treatment are vital. ... continue reading

    10,715 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/09
       These expert panelists expound on the use of orthotic treatment for a range of issues including hyperpronation, overuse injuries and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. They also discuss treating pediatric patients with both flexible flatfoot and those with non-compensating equinus.    Q: What are your insights into the orthotic treatment of pediatric flexible flatfoot following reconstructive surgery? ... continue reading
    William B. Hoffman, BS, Khurram H. Khan, DPM, FAPWCA, and Mark Kosinski, DPM, FIDSA
    19,489 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/09
       Diabetic foot osteomyelitis continues to be one of the more challenging entities to diagnose and treat accurately. Although there are established clinical practice guidelines set forth by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), deviations from these guidelines often exist from one treatment facility to the next.1 ... continue reading

    3,931 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/09
    New Federal Rules Address Patient Record Breaches By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor    Podiatry practices already spend a great deal of administrative time complying with the rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). However, practices will now need to adjust to new patient privacy provisions that ensure no personal health records are breached. ... continue reading
    Mitzi L. Williams, DPM
    23,839 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/09
    When complications occur following subtalar joint fusion, surgeons may need to weigh revisional surgery options in order to correct the deformity. This author discusses common indications for revisional arthrodesis and offers step-by-step pearls to help ensure optimal outcomes. ... continue reading
    Stephanie Wu, DPM, MS
    10,300 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/09
    Given the common prevalence and debilitating effects of neuropathic pain, it is important to have a strong understanding of effective treatment options. Accordingly, this author reviews the literature on currently available modalities as well as emerging therapies. ... continue reading