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  • February 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 2
    David Helfman, DPM
    8,208 reads | 0 comments | 02/01/11
    I have always felt that physicians needed a simple business model to manage their practices. After reading almost every business book on the planet, I was fortunate to read a book called Traction: Get a Grip On Your Business by Gino Wickman three years ago and was fascinated by the business process.1 I saw an immediate application in the Village Podiatry model. As a result, our group has grown 35 to 40 percent per year over the last three years using many of the tools outlined in the book. ... continue reading
    Ryan H. Fitzgerald, DPM, AACFAS
    16,184 reads | 1 comments | 01/31/11
    Management of these deformities can be quite challenging. Accordingly, the author provides an illuminating case study. ... continue reading
    Podiatry Today Staff
    4,566 reads | 0 comments | 01/31/11
    Are you looking for a walker boot that offers reliable immobilization, a rocker bottom and a host of features that facilitate patient adherence and comfort? ... continue reading
    Meagan M. Jennings, DPM, FACFAS
    18,768 reads | 0 comments | 01/31/11
    Exercise-induced leg pain can be related to a number of etiologies, some more elusive than others. Differential diagnoses in the workup of exercise-induced leg pain should include musculotendinous injury, exertional compartment syndrome, popliteal artery entrapment syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) and stress fracture. ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Paul Scherer, DPM
    12,259 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/11
    Our expert panelists discuss current approaches to orthotic management of pediatric flatfoot, whether functional orthoses can have an impact for hallux abducto valgus and when to employ orthotic modifications in rigid and semi-rigid devices. ... continue reading
    Lee C. Rogers, DPM
    10,645 reads | 1 comments | 01/27/11
    This author details recent changes to the CMS physician fee schedule and what lower reimbursement may mean for wound care centers and the high-risk patients they treat. ... continue reading
    Adam R. Johnson, DPM, and Lee C. Rogers, DPM
    16,180 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/11
    With the recognition of limb salvage as a key to decreasing mortality and increasing the quality of life in patients with chronic non-healing ulcerations, the transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) has become a common procedure.1-4 The current epidemic of diabetes mellitus affects 7.8 percent of the population in the United States. Moreover, an additional 57 million individuals have been diagnosed with “pre-diabetes.”5 ... continue reading

    5,091 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/11
    Recognizing the rise of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its role in infections acquired in the hospital and community, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its first guidelines on treating MRSA. ... continue reading
    John Guiliana, DPM
    9,888 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/11
    Whether there is a personal issue fueling the anger or lingering resentment over an insurance-related dilemma, this author offers pertinent insights on the roles of empathy, certain phrasing and body language in conflict resolution. He also discusses key steps to take when patient discharge is necessary. ... continue reading
    Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM
    16,046 reads | 0 comments | 01/27/11
    In addition to reviewing the clinical presentation of psoriasis in the lower extremity, this author provides key insights on various topical medications ranging from corticosteroids and vitamin D analogs to retinoids and keratolytics. She also offers insights on systemic therapies that physicians may consider when the disability and disease severity warrant a more aggressive approach. ... continue reading