Volume 23 - Issue 12 - December 2010

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December 2010

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CPME Adopts Three-Year Residency Standard

By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor

The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) recently approved residency changes that spell an end to the two- and three-year PM&S-24 and PM&S-36 programs. Starting July 1, 2011, podiatric residency programs will consist of a standard three-year Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency (PMSR) program.

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Essential Insights On Managing The Rheumatoid Foot

Sloan Gordon, DPM, FACFAS | 21133 reads | 0 comments

Given the challenges that rheumatoid arthritis can pose with lower extremity deformities, this author reviews essential diagnostic considerations, offers a primer on common arthritis medications and potential side effects, and provides pertinent insights on surgical procedures that may have an impact.

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How To Conquer Achilles Insertional Calcific Tendinosis

Brent D. Haverstock, DPM, FACFAS | 95729 reads | 0 comments

Achilles insertional calcific tendinosis can cause posterior heel pain in both active and sedentary patients, and can be aggravated by activity or footwear. Accordingly, this author reviews keys to diagnosis, offers insights on conservative and surgical treatment, and provides two illuminating case studies.

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Current Concepts In Managing Plantar Warts

William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 84610 reads | 2 comments

Treatments for verruca plantaris range from cryotherapy to topical immunomodulators to lasers. Offering insights from the literature as well as his clinical experience, this author weighs the efficacy of various options for treating the common presentation of lower extremity warts.

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Minimizing The Risk Of Failed Hammertoe Surgery

Johanna Richey, DPM, and Graham Hamilton, DPM, FACFAS | 27862 reads | 0 comments

Hammertoe surgery is not without its complications as reportedly 17 percent of patients are dissatisfied with their post-op results. Accordingly, these authors review key anatomical points and essential biomechanical considerations to help ensure appropriate procedure selection and favorable post-op outcomes.