Volume 23 - Issue 11 - November 2010

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Conservative Care For Mid-Portion Achilles Tendinopathy

Kent Sweeting, B.Hlth.Sc.(Pod)(Hons) | 28867 reads | 3 comments

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.



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Transitioning From Student Life Into The World Of Residency

Camille Ryans, DPM | 3884 reads | 0 comments

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.



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New Products November 2010

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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.



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What You Should Know About Navicular Stress Fractures

John R. Fowler, MD, John P. Gaughan, PhD, Barry P. Boden, MD, and Joseph S. Torg, MD | 26303 reads | 0 comments

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.



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How To Address Complications Of Plantar Fascia Release

Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS | 60593 reads | 0 comments

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.



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Current Insights On Conservative Care For Heel Pain

Tim Dutra, DPM, MS | 9758 reads | 1 comments

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.



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