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  • January 2010 | Volume 23 - Issue 1
    Bruce Williams, DPM, FACFAS
    13,265 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/09
    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. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    6,329 reads | 3 comments | 12/30/09
       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. ... continue reading

    3,208 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/09
    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. ... continue reading
    Babak Baravarian, DPM
    10,635 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/09
       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. ... continue reading

    16,620 reads | 1 comments | 12/30/09
       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? ... continue reading
    Lawrence Fallat, DPM, FACFAS
    42,630 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/09
       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. ... continue reading
    Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, and Lee C. Rogers, DPM
    13,810 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/09
       Up to 25 percent of people with diabetes will develop a foot ulceration at some point during their lifetimes.1 There are a number of component causes that interact to complete the causal pathway to foot ulceration. However, the most frequent component causes are peripheral neuropathy, deformity and trauma.2,3    Deformity leads to increased plantar pressures and when these are combined with sensory neuropathy, ulcer formation is likely. Therefore, one must consider foot deformities as a possible cause for all foot ulcers. ... continue reading

    5,340 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/09
    Study Predicts Dramatic Diabetes Increases By 2034 By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor    A new study in Diabetes Care predicts the rate of diabetes will nearly double in the next 25 years and total healthcare spending for diabetes will nearly triple in the same period. ... continue reading
    Ron Raducanu, DPM, FACFAS and Angela Margaret Evans, PhD, GradDipSocSc, DipAppSc(Pod)
    12,902 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/09
    Yes. Ron Raducanu, DPM, FACFAS notes that orthotic treatment may help correct pediatric flatfoot and potentially prevent related biomechanical dilemmas as children move into adulthood.    There continues to be quite a bit of controversy surrounding the treatment of pediatric flatfoot with custom orthotics. Given the continued emphasis on evidence-based medicine, this controversy is largely fueled by the lack of any empiric data to support the use of custom orthotics as a means to prevent future podiatric abnormalities or symptoms. ... continue reading
    Brian Fullem, DPM, FACFAS
    34,888 reads | 1 comments | 12/30/09
    Treating plantar fasciitis in this patient population can be particularly challenging. Accordingly, this author offers insights on initial conservative care, weighs in on the merits of orthotics, and reviews pertinent issues in addressing recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. ... continue reading