Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April 2010

Dermatology Diagnosis »

When A Patient Presents With A Skin Growth On The Heel

William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 24650 reads | 0 comments

   A 51-year-old male presented to the office with the chief complaint of a skin growth on his right medial heel. He related that the mass has grown slowly over the prior year. He did not have any severe pain with it other than shoe irritation. The skin lesion would bleed easily with any pressure on it.

Diabetes Watch »

How Biofilm Affects Healing In Diabetic Foot Wounds

Rhonda Cornell, DPM | 15909 reads | 0 comments

   Chronic lower extremity wounds are a significant complication of diabetes. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of people with diabetes will develop a diabetic foot ulcer in their lifetime.1 As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to rise, so will the number of diabetic foot ulcers. It is estimated that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes will double to an estimated 48 million people in the United States by the year 2050.1

News and Trends »

April 2010

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Can PRP Injections Relieve Pain From Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy?

By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor

   Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are among the treatment options for the commonly presenting problem of chronic Achilles tendinopathy. Although a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concludes that PRP does not show a significant benefit for the condition, several DPMs have experienced promising results.

Editor's Perspective »

Exploring The Online Exclusive Content Of Podiatry Today

Jeff Hall, Executive Editor | 3168 reads | 0 comments

   It has been nearly 20 years since I graduated from college. Back then, I thought of myself as a newspaperman and started my career in the newspaper business. I picked up two newspapers a day back then and grabbed both the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sundays. Then it shifted to just getting the Inquirer on Sundays. Now I cannot remember the last time I bought a newspaper. When you can read all of the news online for free for the most part, why bother buying a newspaper?

Feature »

Emerging Advances With Cartilage Replacement Techniques

J. George DeVries, DPM, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, FACFAS | 22734 reads | 0 comments

When it comes to cartilage replacement, various promising technologies are now available to foot and ankle surgeons. These authors review the literature on osteochondral lesions of the talus and share their insights on a variety of emerging modalities ranging from fresh osteochondral allografts and autologous chondrocyte implantation to minced cartilage and bone marrow aspirate.

Feature »

Current Concepts In Treating Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 33323 reads | 0 comments

Medial tibial stress syndrome is relatively common in running and jumping athletes. Accordingly, this author offers a thorough review of the literature and shares insights from his experience in treating this condition and facilitating a rapid, pain-free return to full activity.