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  • March 2010 | Volume 23 - Issue 3
    By Joseph G. Green, DPM, FASPS, FACFAOM
    8,698 reads | 2 comments | 03/02/10
    The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) has released proposed revisions to CPME 320, which have sparked quite a bit of discussion on residency training. This author raises concerns about the use of Minimum Activity Volume (MAV) to help establish competency and suggests some alternative options. ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans
    2,497 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/10
       Ever so often we have the rare pleasure of attending to a “perfect” patient. As there is a “melting pot” of personalities in the world, this extraordinary patient may have a different definition from one healthcare provider to the next. ... continue reading
    Lauren Grant, Editorial Assistant
    9,262 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/10
       When it comes to ankle support for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD), a specially designed foot brace may offer quick relief.    The Aircast AirLift PTTD Brace may help with the treatment of PTTD and early signs of adult-acquired flatfoot, according to DJO Global, the manufacturer of the device. The brace uses the Airlift integrated aircell in collaboration with a semi-rigid shell. DJO Global says the shell provides more support and alignment for the ankle. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
    9,034 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/10
       Osteochondral fractures of the talus have been a challenging and often poorly treated problem in podiatry practices. They are often undiagnosed at the initial time of injury and will cause pain with increased activity. This subsequently leads to patients presenting with an ill-defined ankle pain that can be challenging to diagnose. ... continue reading
    Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    10,834 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/10
       There are a variety of advanced treatment options that can help expedite wound healing. Accordingly, these expert panelists offer insights on the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and growth factors, and the emergence of stem cell therapy. Q: Do you have any pearls in prescribing NPWT? ... continue reading
    Kenneth Seiter, DPM
    15,821 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/10
       Surgical revision of a failed silicone prosthesis in the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) is a difficult dilemma that many foot and ankle surgeons increasingly encounter. While advocates of silicone and similar implants have alluded to their preliminary benefits, there is a scarcity of literature on how to salvage these failures, especially when they occur in younger, active patients. ... continue reading
    Adam Lang, BS, and Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, FACFAOM
    15,739 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/10
       As podiatric physicians in 2010, we are better trained than ever to manage patients’ problems. Even more importantly, we are well versed in making appropriate, well-timed referrals when needed. In the following case study, that particular acumen was critically important. ... continue reading

    6,270 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/10
    CPME May Extend Residency Requirement To Three Years By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor    The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) is proposing longer residency requirements for podiatrists to qualify for advanced certification. The council advocates lengthening the residency duration from two years to three, according to CPME 320 documents posted on www.cpme.org/ ... continue reading
    Jeff Hall, Executive Editor
    3,732 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/10
    The true measure of a man is not necessarily what he has accumulated or received over the course of his life, but rather what he has given to others. Gary P. Jolly, DPM, FACFAS, set the bar pretty high. A top educator in the field, Dr. Jolly played an instrumental role in the training of many of the current thought leaders in podiatry. Never afraid to push the proverbial envelope, Dr. Jolly was widely regarded as one of the truly innovative minds of podiatric surgery. ... continue reading
    Susan Guzman, PhD
    6,348 reads | 1 comments | 02/23/10
    Poorly managed diabetes can have devastating consequences and there are challenges in getting patients to do their part in following treatment regimens. With these things in mind, this author offers key insights into the psychology of non-adherent behavior and how to get patients back on the right path. ... continue reading