Volume 23 - Issue 10 - October 2010

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Emphasizing The Importance Of EBM When It Comes To Laser Care For Onychomycosis

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I read with concern your Point-Counterpoint article, “Laser Care For Onychomycosis: Can It Be Effective?“ in the May 2010 issue.

   In the modern practice of medicine, there are two separate but mutually supporting doctrines in what is known as evidence-based medicine. The first doctrine is “to treat individual patients with acute or chronic pathologies by treatments supported in the most scientifically valid medical literature.” The second doctrine is “the systematic review of medical literature to evaluate the best studies on specific topics.”1

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Emerging Concepts In Posterior Tibial Tendon Repair

Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Doron Nazarian, DPM | 37120 reads | 0 comments

The multifactorial etiology of posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) can make it challenging to select the best course of treatment. Accordingly, these authors review the pathomechanics of the condition and offer essential diagnostic insights. They also discuss conservative care options, provide an algorithm for surgical procedure selection and weigh in on emerging modalities that may be beneficial.