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  • November 2009 | Volume 22 - Issue 11
    Jonathan Rosenblum, DPM
    13,504 reads | 0 comments | 10/28/09
    While there are varied modalities available to help manage stubborn wounds, this author suggests that electrical stimulation may play an adjunctive role. Accordingly, he reviews the current literature, theories and practical application of electrical stimulation in wound care. ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans
    2,912 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/09
       Everyone knows that part of the job description of being a podiatrist is dealing with people. Oftentimes, the first thing that comes to mind is being able to interact with patients.    However, as members of the comprehensive healthcare team, podiatrists must be able to work effectively with their colleagues as well. While some professions only face the challenges of associating with co-workers, podiatrists are faced with a double-edged sword of pleasing the patient as well as the many individuals with whom they work. ... continue reading

    4,747 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/09
    Making An Early Diagnosis    Are you looking for a way to facilitate a quick diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD)?    Look no further than the Revo® 1100 Peripheral Vascular Diagnostic system, which has recently been enhanced with the VascuLink® networking and reporting software. The VascuLink software allows for physicians to diagnose peripheral arterial disease quickly, according to the manufacturer Unetixs Vascular. ... continue reading
    Michael S. Downey, DPM, FACFAS­­
    48,054 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/09
       The management of posterior heel pain can be a perplexing diagnostic and therapeutic problem. The differential diagnosis is extensive and even the skilled clinician can experience difficulty establishing an accurate diagnosis. Of the challenging conditions affecting the back of the heel, the retrocalcaneal exostosis may be the most onerous to treat. ... continue reading
    Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    11,436 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/09
       Whether it is dealing with recalcitrant wounds, choosing appropriate empiric antibiotics for infected wounds or weighing the benefits of palliative care, our expert panelists offer their perspectives on a wide range of wound care issues.    Q: When would you consider obtaining a wound culture and prescribing antibiotics? What is your empiric oral antibiotic of choice? ... continue reading
    Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed
    12,402 reads | 2 comments | 10/26/09
       Regardless of their specialty, clinicians will encounter patients who are affected by diabetes mellitus, infection and wound healing issues. Therefore, the emerging, evolving science of nanomedicine and how this technology could positively enhance patient outcomes would be of great interest to all physicians including DPMs. ... continue reading

    5,521 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/09
    Study Examines Effect Of Smoking On Elective Foot Surgery By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor    Although studies have previously shown a link between smoking cigarettes and delayed bone healing, research has until now been scarce on the effects of smoking on elective foot surgery. A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery finds that bone healing can take as much as 42 percent longer in patients who smoke. ... continue reading
    Stephen Schroeder, DPM
    72,901 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/09
    Given the challenges of stump neuromas in the foot, this author offers insights on the etiology, conservative management and surgical options such as nerve capping and transplantation.    The stump neuroma is a natural and expected occurrence after nerve injury. When damaged, the proximal nerve segment attempts to regenerate, leading to a bulb-shaped thickening or stump. Trauma is a common cause for these injuries throughout the body. ... continue reading
    Russell G. Volpe, DPM
    32,435 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/09
    Given that calcaneal apophysitis is a common cause of heel pain in children, this author reviews the literature and offers insights on the etiology of the condition, the diagnostic workup and pertinent treatment pearls. ... continue reading
    Lowell Weil Jr., DPM, MBA, FACFAS and David Zuckerman, DPM
    30,168 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/09
       Yes. Lowell Weil Jr., DPM, MBA, FACFAS cites emerging research on low-energy ESWT and says it can be a cost-effective treatment for plantar fasciitis and other conditions.    When musculoskeletal extracorporeal shockwave (ESWT) was introduced in the United States with its first FDA approval in 2000, there was a great deal of controversy and posturing among manufacturers of ESWT technologies. Each company was determined to create an exclusive market for itself at the expense of its competition. ... continue reading