Volume 23 - Issue 5 - May 2010
Wound Care Q&A »
When it comes to patients with wounds, medications and supplements may help abate the pain and spur healing. These expert panelists discuss key considerations with the use of supplements and pharmaceuticals for wound pain and neuropathic wounds.
Q: What medications or supplements do you use for wound pain?
Having an office manager can bring increased efficiency and sanity to your podiatric practice, freeing you to focus more on the care of patients. This author details how an office manager can streamline operational systems, boost productivity and promote increased teamwork.
The bills are piling up. Staff is out of control. Policies get ignored. Patient flow becomes compromised. Efficiency is lacking. The front desk goes unsupervised. Stress is becoming the symptom du jour.
Yes. In reviewing the early study findings and his own experience as a patient, this author says lasers have potential in the treatment of onychomycosis.
By John Mozena, DPM
Onychomycosis is one of the most commonly diagnosed foot problems that podiatrists treat. Two to 3 percent of the population is known to have onychomycosis and this incidence increases to 15 percent for those between the ages of 40 to 60.1
Given the intricacies of these fractures, these authors offer salient diagnostic pointers, a thorough review of the literature and pertinent pearls from their experience with the treatment of tuberosity fractures, Jones fractures and stress fractures of the fifth metatarsal.
Surgical Pearls »
Subtalar arthroereisis has a long evolutionary history since its first conception in the 1940s. Since then, researchers have created and abandoned many different methods, materials and devices. The promise of the next great device to stabilize the subtalar joint complex without osteotomy or arthrodesis usually diminished with long-term usage.
Diabetes Watch »
An international study of patients with diabetes presenting with incident foot ulceration identified the “critical triad” of peripheral neuropathy, trauma and foot deformity in the pathogenesis of approximately 63 percent of patients.1 The most common component was peripheral neuropathy, which was present in nearly 80 percent of the patients in this study.
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