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  • November 2010 | Volume 23 - Issue 11
    Kent Sweeting, B.Hlth.Sc.(Pod)(Hons)
    30,705 reads | 3 comments | 10/22/10
    Given the common nature of mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy, this author reviews the literature and shares insights on a variety of conservative modalities ranging from eccentric loading exercises and activity modification to prolotherapy injections and shockwave therapy. ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    4,058 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/10
    Another graduating class of podiatric medicine has entered the workforce. While it is quite an honor to achieve the title of “doctor,” I am still very humbled by the quantity of learning that I have yet to achieve. ... continue reading

    4,716 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/10
    A New Tool For Gastroc Recession A new surgical system may make it easier for podiatrists to perform gastrocnemius recession.    Surgeons can use the Integra™ Endoscopic Gastroc Release (EGR) System for the treatment of equinus contracture, according to the manufacturer Integra LifeSciences. ... continue reading
    John R. Fowler, MD, John P. Gaughan, PhD, Barry P. Boden, MD, and Joseph S. Torg, MD
    32,110 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/10
    Once considered a rare form of stress fractures, navicular stress fractures are being diagnosed in an increasing number of patients. Accordingly, these authors offer diagnostic insights, a pertinent case study and a thorough review of the literature. ... continue reading
    Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS
    71,999 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/10
    Although the literature has shown favorable results for plantar fascia release, patients can experience complications such as biomechanical instability and persistent post-op pain. Accordingly, this author reviews the literature on surgical options for plantar fascia release, discusses key techniques for avoiding complications and provides a guide for remediating complications if they do occur. ... continue reading
    Tim Dutra, DPM, MS
    10,400 reads | 1 comments | 10/21/10
    Emphasizing the importance of addressing the cause as well as the symptoms of heel pain, this author shares tips and pearls from his clinical experience on conservative modalities ranging from corticosteroid injections and taping to physical therapy and night splints. ... continue reading
    Sean Grambart, DPM
    31,712 reads | 1 comments | 10/21/10
    Fifteen to 25 percent of all injuries involving the human musculoskeletal system are reportedly sprains of the lateral ankle ligaments.1 The majority of patients with ankle sprains have excellent results following surgical treatment but 20 to 40 percent of patients with severe ankle sprains will have continued pain and instability.2 ... continue reading

    9,648 reads | 1 comments | 10/21/10
    Skin substitutes, which are also called bioengineered alternative tissues (BAT), are becoming more commonly used to help facilitate wound closure. Accordingly, our expert panelists discuss indications for these modalities and the timing of their use. They also weigh the benefits of skin substitutes versus skin grafts. Q: What is an appropriate wound condition for applying a skin substitute? ... continue reading
    Kshitij Shankhdhar, MBBS, Dip Diab, FICN
    6,851 reads | 1 comments | 10/21/10
    Fifty million people in India have diabetes.1 This is nearly double the estimated 26 million in the United States who have the disease.2 Although 8 percent of the global diabetes population live in the U.S., America’s diabetes care spending totals more than 50 percent of total world expenditures on the disease.3 In contrast, only 10 percent of the 1.3 billion people in India have healthcare insurance.4 ... continue reading

    5,161 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/10
    Study Assesses Long-Term Results Of Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor After patients have failed conservative treatment for plantar fasciitis, radiofrequency nerve ablation (RFNA) may be an effective option. A recent study in Foot and Ankle Specialist notes that patients have been pain free for up to 12 years after RFNA. ... continue reading