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  • June 2010 | Volume 23 - Issue 6
    Jason R. Hanft, DPM, and Maribel Henao, DPM
    24,616 reads | 0 comments | 05/24/10
    Maintaining an airtight seal with VAC therapy may be difficult for highly exudating wounds and wounds that are irregular in size. Given these challenges, these authors present a novel technique to address this issue and reduce the risk of periwound maceration. ... continue reading
    Megan Lawton, DPM
    5,112 reads | 4 comments | 05/20/10
    Recently we have been reading of podiatrists recommending to the younger generation that they not enter the field of podiatry. This issue has understandably drawn strong responses on either side.    When I first saw this, I had a flashback to when I was in school and someone suggested “finding something else to do (because) the profession is going downhill.” Most of my colleague’s defense was that he was making half the amount he used to make for something like a bunion surgery. I dismissed most of the naysayers because I had way more positive people surrounding me. ... continue reading
    Podiatry Today Staff
    4,841 reads | 0 comments | 05/20/10
    Are you looking for improved compression for your first metatarsophalangeal (MPJ) fusions? Do your current fusion plate options cause irritation with shoegear in your more active patients?    A new product may offer some solutions to those dilemmas. The Anchorage MTP Fusion Plate reportedly offers key features that provide reliable compression and reduce potential complications of first MPJ fusion procedures. ... continue reading

    10,606 reads | 0 comments | 05/20/10
    Q: Many studies that investigated the use of therapeutic footwear along with accommodative inserts have reported only moderate rates of efficacy in preventing diabetic ulcer recurrence. Can one attribute this to the oversimplification of the foot ulcer pathology? ... continue reading
    Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, FAPWCA
    18,343 reads | 0 comments | 05/20/10
    A 25-year-old male who thought he had tinea pedis and corporis presented with red plaques extending from the medial aspect of his feet proximal into his lower extremities bilaterally. The patient had no pertinent past medical history, no medications and no history of dental work. The lesions were pruritic and he noticed when his cat scratched him, small marks remained on his legs that were also itchy. Due to this, he believed the skin disease was spreading and contagious. ... continue reading
    Hope C. Markowitz, BA, Harley B. Kantor, BA, Randy Cohen, DPM, and Khurram H. Khan, DPM
    17,118 reads | 0 comments | 05/20/10
    Making an accurate diagnosis of osteomyelitis in a patient with diabetes is essential in order to minimize complications. Nearly 33 percent of diabetic foot infections develop osteomyelitis. Most of these infections are a result of direct contiguous spread from soft tissue lesions.1 ... continue reading

    6,025 reads | 0 comments | 05/20/10
    How Will Healthcare Reform Affect Your Patients And Practice? Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor During the protracted battle over healthcare reform, there was no shortage of opinion on either side of the issue on whether the reform would help or hurt patients and doctors. Now that President Obama has signed the reform into law, how will it affect both podiatric patients and practices? ... continue reading
    Manish Bharara, PhD, Christy L. Scimeca, DPM, Timothy K. Fisher, DPM, Heather R. Kimbriel, BS, Joseph L. Mills, MD, and David G. Armstrong, DPM, PhD, MD
    16,751 reads | 0 comments | 05/20/10
    Given the potential risk of amputation among people with diabetes, multidisciplinary teams are critical to facilitate timely diagnostic assessment and appropriate interventions. Accordingly, these authors review the literature on multidisciplinary care for this high-risk patient population and share insights from their experience on the vital skill sets needed to facilitate improved patient outcomes. ... continue reading
    Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Lowell Weil Jr., DPM, MBA, FACFAS
    41,220 reads | 1 comments | 05/20/10
    Yes. Although the Weil osteotomy provides an excellent surgical option for primary central ray pathologies, this author says it is not appropriate for most central metatarsal pathologies due to biomechanical factors and it is prone to complications. By Patrick A. DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS ... continue reading
    Richard Brietstein, DPM, FACFAS, Neil Strauss, DPM, and Alexandra Andes, DPM
    13,871 reads | 0 comments | 05/20/10
    While current modalities for the symptoms of painful diabetic neuropathy include oral medications, topical therapies and surgical treatment, emerging research suggests the potential benefits of neurostimulation. Accordingly, these authors review the current literature and offer insights on proper patient selection for appropriate referrals. ... continue reading