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  • August 2010 | Volume 23 - Issue 8
    Levester Kirksey, MD, and Michael Troiano, DPM
    6,838 reads | 1 comments | 07/29/10
    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. ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    5,394 reads | 1 comments | 07/23/10
    The foot is our prime mechanical interface with the terrestrial environment we all live in. ... continue reading

    3,207 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/10
    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. ... continue reading
    Podiatry Today Staff
    5,670 reads | 1 comments | 07/23/10
    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. ... continue reading
    Kevin McDonald, DPM
    6,822 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/10
    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?” ... continue reading
    Phillip E. Ward, DPM
    40,799 reads | 1 comments | 07/23/10
    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. ... continue reading
    Animesh Bhatia, DPM, CWS
    15,847 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/10
    Dispensing wound care products in the office can facilitate patient convenience, patient adherence and a better continuity of care that fosters improved outcomes. Accordingly, this author provides an overview of products that could be dispensed to patients in the office as well as insights on inventory management, coding and reimbursement. ... continue reading
    Edwin Harris, DPM, FACFAS
    29,319 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/10
    Sharing insights from the literature as well as clinical experience, this author discusses key casting principles of the Ponseti technique, the notion of age restrictions with this treatment option, its effectiveness in children with neuromuscular disorders and whether the Ponseti technique can be beneficial for other orthopedic conditions in infants. ... continue reading
    Quan Ngo, MBBS(Hons), Anand Deva, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), MS, FRACS, and Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, AACFAS
    15,340 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/10
    Yes. These authors say high pressure NPWT can positively affect edematous wounds or unstable wounds, and works well with hydrophilic dressings or barrier dressings. By Quan Ngo, MBBS(Hons), and Anand Deva, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), MS, FRACS Over a decade ago, Fleischmann, Morykwas and their respective colleagues first introduced negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).1,2 Their early work confirmed the effectiveness of NPWT in enhancing healing in both human and animal models. ... continue reading
    Martin E. Wendelken, DPM, RN, Lee Markowitz, DPM, and Oscar M. Alvarez, PhD
    25,631 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/10
    Can ultrasonic debridement facilitate improved wound healing? Sharing insights from their clinical experience as well as the literature, these authors discuss the mechanism of ultrasonic debridement, how it compares to other debridement methods and offer perspectives on the advantages and weaknesses of ultrasonic debridement. ... continue reading