Volume 23 - Issue 8 - August 2010
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Treatment for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and particularly critical limb ischemia (CLI) involves the collaboration of a multidisciplinary team and consideration of both new and existing interventions. These authors explore the potential of catheter-based interventions and other technologies to salvage limbs.
The foot is our prime mechanical interface with the terrestrial environment we all live in.
New Products »
Optimizing The Power Of Silver
A tried-and-true line of silver dressings is getting an expansion.
The Acticoat™ brand of dressings is branching out with the launch of the Acticoat™ Flex 7 Ribbon and Acticoat™ Post-Op antimicrobial dressings. Both use nanocrystalline silver as a barrier to more than 150 pathogens, including 188 strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to the manufacturer Smith and Nephew.
Technology In Practice »
While there are various options for treating subtalar joint instability, one device reportedly offers unique angulation and placement that facilitate symptomatic relief and earlier weightbearing.
James Bender, DPM, has performed over 300 procedures with the HyProCure sinus tarsi implant (GraMedica). Dr. Bender has been pleased with the results he has seen in patients of all age groups inclusive of his pediatric population.
Practice Builders »
Many people spend much more time thinking about what to do next weekend than what to do with the rest of their lives. This type of short-term thinking tends to lead to a lack of achievement and, on a societal level, the type of economic, environmental and political problems our country faces today.
Forty years ago, Earl Nightingale was a well-known speaker, especially for his program The Strangest Secret.1 This secret is that people actually become what they think about most of the time. So I ask you now, “What do you think about most of the time?”
Sports Medicine »
Foot and ankle injuries that happen during golf activities can occur from traumatic events but are more likely to occur from overuse type injuries. Having practiced in a golf resort and retirement community for over 20 years, I have seen many different overuse injuries that could be directly related to the mechanics of the golf swing.
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