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  • July 2010 | Volume 23 - Issue 7
    By Josh White, DPM, CPed
    12,240 reads | 0 comments | 06/23/10
    Having established treatment protocols for common conditions one sees in practice can go a long way toward reining in costs and maximizing efficiency. This author offers insights on the benefits of these protocols and how to incorporate durable medical equipment (DME) into the equation. A key impetus for reining in health care costs is based on the understanding that 50 percent of these costs go toward unnecessary administrative costs, excessive or unnecessary tests and other waste. ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    2,818 reads | 1 comments | 06/22/10
    At times, individuals question their purpose in life. They wonder about the significance of what they are contributing to others. This is especially true with most healthcare providers as day after day they give themselves selflessly to the needs of patients. ... continue reading
    Podiatry Today Staff
    28,643 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/10
    Are you looking for a topical alternative to oral medications for nail fungus? Perhaps you are looking for a topical antifungal that could be used as an adjunct to oral medications or laser treatment for onychomycosis.    Physicians may want to consider the Formula 3 antifungal as a viable topical remedy for toenail fungus. The product offers an oil-soluble tolnaftate formula, which is absorbed seconds after application, according to Tetra Corporation, the manufacturer of the product. ... continue reading
    Nga T. Ho, DPM, Branden R. Rhodes, DPM, and Stephen Kominsky, DPM, FACFAS
    16,276 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/10
    The original Akin osteotomy for the correction of hallux abducto valgus (HAV) included resection of the medial prominence of the first metatarsal head in combination with a medial based wedge osteotomy of the proximal phalanx of the hallux.1 Subsequently, there have been several modifications to the original procedure in order to address factors such as location, rotation, shortening, dorsiflexion and plantarflexion.2-12 ... continue reading

    18,777 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/10
    Edema is a major impediment to proper and timely wound healing. Accordingly, our expert panelists discuss how to work up and manage lower extremity wounds with edema, and share their insights on effective compression bandages. Q: What is the basic assessment and workup that you do with patients with leg edema? ... continue reading
    Ryan H. Fitzgerald, DPM
    11,109 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/10
    There are currently 24 million Americans — approximately 8 percent of the entire population — living with diabetes.1 Nearly 1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people 20 years and older each year. It is estimated that the number of patients living with diabetes will double to an estimated 48 million people by 2050.1 ... continue reading
    Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and Craig A. Camasta, DPM, FACFAS
    17,540 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/10
    Yes. With advances in the design of newer generation ankle implants, an improved understanding of the biomechanics involved with this procedure and a reduced risk of long-term complications, this author says total ankle replacement is increasingly becoming the procedure of choice for properly selected patients with end-stage arthritis. By Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS ... continue reading
    Case Study Three
    Bryan C. Markinson, DPM, FASPD
    39,100 reads | 2 comments | 06/22/10
    Due to the potentially dire consequences of amelanotic melanoma, early diagnosis is critical. Accordingly, this author reviews the challenges of the differential diagnosis, discusses a variety of insightful case studies and offers a protocol for facilitating more timely biopsies of suspicious lesions. ... continue reading

    6,868 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/10
    New Study Shows Efficacy Of Laser Therapy For Onychomycosis By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor Given the common prevalence of onychomycosis, the emergence of new laser devices to help treat this disease has been an intriguing development. A recently published study suggests that laser therapy may have a role in the treatment armamentarium for onychomycosis. ... continue reading
    Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS
    15,026 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/10
    Given the challenges of Charcot neuroarthropathy and the lack of guidelines for surgical treatment, this author offers a closer look at Charcot midfoot deformities as well as insights on addressing concomitant soft tissue infection and joint instability. ... continue reading