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  • January 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 1
    Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
    63,767 reads | 0 comments | 12/29/10
    One of the most common presenting problems in foot and ankle practices is hallux limitus/rigidus. While destructive procedures were favored in the past to treat this condition, it is now becoming increasingly common to use reconstructive procedures. Accordingly, let us take a closer look at some of the emerging advances in the treatment of great toe arthritis. ... continue reading
    David J. Levine, DPM, CPed
    10,028 reads | 0 comments | 12/28/10
    With a compelling case study, this author illustrates how the biomechanical needs of a patient can change postoperatively. Accordingly, he emphasizes the importance of a sound biomechanical assessment and gait analysis after surgery, and how these findings will influence conservative management postoperatively. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    2,567 reads | 0 comments | 12/28/10
    Podiatrists are experiencing a trifecta of challenges. The world economy has taken an extended potty break. Healthcare reform has created uncertainty for the entire medical sector. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) does not know if we are actually physicians. We are living in interesting times. ... continue reading
    Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Jessica Taulman, DPM
    21,695 reads | 0 comments | 12/28/10
    In recent years, the management of adult flatfoot has shifted from early surgical treatment to more conservative options for this commonly seen condition. Accordingly, these authors discuss the evaluation of adult flatfoot and enumerate various conservative methods to consider as initial treatment. ... continue reading

    24,639 reads | 0 comments | 12/28/10
    Skin grafts and skin substitutes can play key roles in facilitating lower extremity wound healing. Accordingly, these authors share their thoughts on the preparation and application of these modalities, and provide keys to effective post-op care. ... continue reading
    Ben Carelock, DPM, Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS, and Christopher Hendrix, DPM, FACFAS
    28,424 reads | 0 comments | 12/28/10
    Yes. Citing the procedure’s stability and correction of deformities in multiple planes, these authors argue the triple arthrodesis is the gold standard for multiplanar hindfoot deformities. By Ben Carelock, DPM, and Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS ... continue reading

    9,153 reads | 0 comments | 12/28/10
    Are Silver Dressings Worth The Expense? By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor While there are a fair number of wound dressings that utilize the antibacterial properties of silver, a new study in Advances in Skin and Wound Care suggests the only difference between silver dressings and a less expensive gauze dressing may be the cost. ... continue reading

    4,282 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/10
    New Graft For Diabetic Foot Ulcers A new acellular graft may help facilitate healing in patients with diabetic foot ulcers and soft tissue repairs. ... continue reading
    Marc Dolce, DPM, FACFAS, and Nicholas Brown, DPM, FACFAS
    29,716 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/10
    Lower extremity bone lesions can have an intricate presentation as well as overlapping characteristics shared by benign and malignant bone tumors. Given these challenges, these authors discuss the pros and cons of different imaging modalities, and offer key insights on a variety of bone lesions ranging from osteosarcomas and fibrosarcomas to osteoblastomas and unicameral bone cysts. ... continue reading
    Bradley P. Abicht, DPM, Elizabeth J. Plovanich, DPM, and Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS
    32,344 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/10
    Given the potential for debilitating complications with Lisfranc fractures, the authors discuss the advantages of closed reduction with percutaneous screw fixation and offer a step-by-step guide to the procedure. ... continue reading