Volume 23 - Issue 5 - May 2010

Wound Care Q&A »

Key Insights On Using Medications In Wound Care

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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?

Feature »

Do You Need An Office Manager?

Lynn Homisak, PRT | 11839 reads | 1 comments

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.

Point-Counterpoint »

Laser Care For Onychomycosis: Can It Be Effective?

John Mozena, DPM, and Brent Haverstock, DPM, FACFAS | 64795 reads | 0 comments

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

Feature »

Current Concepts In Treating Fifth Metatarsal Fractures

Jennifer Miklos, DPM, Alan Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS, and Robert Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS | 43122 reads | 0 comments

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 »

Dispelling The Misconceptions About Subtalar Arthroereisis

Michael E. Graham, DPM, FACFAS | 41508 reads | 0 comments

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 »

Current And Emerging Tools For Assessing Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Maria K. Piemontese, DPM, and Andrew J. Meyr, DPM | 16628 reads | 0 comments

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.