Volume 23 - Issue 1 - January 2010

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Key Insights On Digital Casting Techniques

Bruce Williams, DPM, FACFAS | 10645 reads | 0 comments

Digital casting reportedly facilitates more control of the orthotic impression, better efficiency and greater cost savings than plaster casting techniques. This author assesses the literature, shares biomechanical insights and offers pertinent tips on casting technique.



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Would You Choose Podiatry If You Had To Do It All Over Again?

John H. McCord, DPM | 4818 reads | 3 comments

   Dinner was pesto salmon pasta with a pinot grigio white sauce. Dessert was apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. I had picked the apples from a tree in our backyard that morning.

   Dinner guests included Isaac, my best friend of 30 years, who is a semi-retired pediatrician. Joe, a semi-retired anesthesiologist who I worked with during the past 25 years, was another guest. Joe and I share a love of jazz and had visited jazz clubs in Paris last year. Christina, a 27-year-old with a beautiful smile and new MD diploma, was also with us.



New Products »

New Products January 2010

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Information At Your Fingertips

   Do you need a range of orthotic information located at one convenient source?

   Now ProLab Orthotics may have the answer. The company notes that its new Web site, www.prolaborthotics.com, can be a resource for practitioners, residents and podiatry students.



Treatment Dilemmas »

When Pediatric Flatfoot Requires Surgical Correction

Babak Baravarian, DPM | 8759 reads | 0 comments

   Pediatric symptomatic flatfoot problems are very common in foot and ankle practices. Although calf stretches and orthotics are effective for most patients, there is a subset of patients who require surgical correction.



Wound Care Q&A »

Key Insights On Using Hyperbaric Oxygen For Wounds

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   Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can be a valuable adjunctive treatment for patients with various types of wounds. These expert panelists discuss their indications for HBOT, their treatment protocol and barriers to the use of HBOT.

   Q: Do you use HBOT for your wound patients and what are the indications?



Surgical Pearls »

Expert Insights On Performing The Akin Osteotomy

Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS | 35529 reads | 0 comments

   There are numerous surgical procedures designed to correct the variations of bunion deformities. Often, the final step of the operation is to correct the valgus and abduction component of the great toe. This has been the subject of a popular and technically simple procedure that was introduced approximately 85 years ago.



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