Volume 24 - Issue 1 - January 2011

Treatment Dilemmas »

Emerging Advances In Treating Great Toe Arthritis

Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS | 33474 reads | 0 comments

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.



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Post-Op Orthotics: Can They Have An Impact?

David J. Levine, DPM, CPed | 8306 reads | 0 comments

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.



Forum »

Navigating The Tough Economic Times: Can It Make You A Better Doctor?

John H. McCord, DPM | 1890 reads | 0 comments

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.



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A Guide To Conservative Care For Adult Flatfoot

Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Jessica Taulman, DPM | 17659 reads | 0 comments


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.



Wound Care Q&A »

What You Should Know About Skin Grafts And Skin Substitutes

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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.

Feature »

Point-Counterpoint: Triple Arthrodesis: Is It The Standard Of Care For Hindfoot Reconstructions?

Ben Carelock, DPM, Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS, and Christopher Hendrix, DPM, FACFAS | 24874 reads | 0 comments

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



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