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  • April 2003 | Volume 16 - Issue 4
    By Eric M. Feit, DPM, and Mary M. Peters, DPM
    11,989 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    It is believed that 15 percent of diabetics will develop a foot or leg ulceration at some point during the course of their disease and that 50 percent will recur within 18 months.1 Approximately 80 percent of diabetic ulcers occur plantarly due to abnormal pressures. Most of these ulcers can be treated with sharp debridement, offloading devices and local wound care.2-4 Once you’ve achieved ulcer healing, utilizing custom orthotics with extra depth shoes will often prevent recurrence and reduce the needed frequency of pre-ulcerative keratoma debridements. Unfortunately... continue reading
    The ink mat is a valuable screening tool that is fast and easy to use. It is also a great tool for patient education.
    By David Levine, DPM, CPed
    9,330 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    There is a large untapped population of patients who need our biomechanical expertise and guidance. These are the patients who are currently seeing physical therapists, chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons and their family physicians for ongoing aches and pains that are sometimes in their feet, but often in other locations too. These are patients looking for answers to their foot, leg, knee, hip and back pain. Even though we do not directly treat ailments affecting other regions, we do understand the impact the foot has on the rest of the body. Certainly a static exam is an integral part of ... continue reading
    New ‘in-toeing’ and ‘out-toeing’ gait plates from NWPL provide improved control.

    3,291 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Your debriding arsenal just became a little fuller with the introduction of two new sizes of popular debriding ointments. New from Healthpoint, Panafil and Accuzyme are now available in 6-gram unit packages. According to the company, the smaller packaging of these ointments provides patients with convenience and is a safe, easy option for first time applications. Healthpoint notes the unit dose will reduce potential waste and is appropriate for situations requiring less therapy. Company: Healthpoint Product: Accuzyme and Panafil Unit Dose For more information, Circle 399 on your read... continue reading
    Here is a pre-op AP radiograph of an adult patient with flexible pes planovalgus. Note the increase in the talocalcaneal angle, the talo-first metatarsal angle and the cuboid adduction angle.
    By Richard O. Lundeen, DPM, and Stephen M. Offutt, DPM, MS
    18,623 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    The treatment of symptomatic flexible pes planovalgus is a topic that stirs up considerable controversy among practitioners. This is especially true in the pediatric arena where there is a common belief that the child will “grow out of it.” For many foot specialists who see the damaging effects of excessive pronation among adults, the realization is all too obvious that much of this pathology can be curbed if it is addressed in childhood. Shockingly, some even deny the existence of the condition. Etiological factors of flexible pes planovalgus fall into two broad categories: pediatric an... continue reading