Volume 23 - Issue 3 - March 2010

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Raising Questions About The Use Of Minimum Activity Volume With CPME 320

By Joseph G. Green, DPM, FASPS, FACFAOM | 8346 reads | 2 comments

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.

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Searching For The Elusive ‘Perfect’ Patient

Camille Ryans | 2362 reads | 0 comments

   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.

Technology In Practice »

Can A New Brace Offer Relief For PTTD?

Lauren Grant, Editorial Assistant | 8695 reads | 0 comments

   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.

Treatment Dilemmas »

Current Concepts In Diagnosing And Treating Osteochondral Lesions

Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS | 8583 reads | 0 comments

   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.

Wound Care Q&A »

Key Insights On Advanced Wound Care Treatments

Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 10479 reads | 0 comments

   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?

Surgical Pearls »

Calcaneal Autograft: Can It Facilitate Salvage Of A Failed First MPJ Implant?

Kenneth Seiter, DPM | 15332 reads | 0 comments

   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.

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