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  • March 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 3
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    5,998 reads | 1 comments | 02/24/11
    For all types of professional students in the nation, it is interview time. Podiatric medicine is unique in that there is no element of mystery when it comes to the medical specialty you will pursue after graduating from school. There will be even less questioning now about the type and length of training that you will receive as a resident as the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Vision 2015 takes its course. ... continue reading
    Podiatry Today Staff
    6,011 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/11
    Are you looking for affordable orthotic alternatives that offer resilient materials, good arch contours and easy sizing to help correct pediatric flexible flatfoot? ... continue reading
    By Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
    38,121 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/11
    Ankle sprains are the most common athletic injuries and the most common orthopedic injuries presenting to emergency rooms. What we do not often consider is that only a small fraction of ankle sprains present to the emergency room and patients treat most injuries at home with differing levels of conservative care. ... continue reading
    Jerome A. Slavitt, DPM, FACFAS
    17,175 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/11
    Hammertoe correction, one of the mainstays of podiatric surgery, is not as simple and straightforward as one would think. A surgeon may schedule a hammertoe surgery and assume an arthroplasty will correct the deformity. The surgeon is thinking this procedure is quick, easy to perform and he or she will be in and out of the operating room in no time. ... continue reading
    Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    11,514 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/11
    With increasing numbers of elderly patients and patients with diabetes, clinicians will encounter more and more patients with wounds and ischemic legs. In the United States, an estimated 8 million patients, or approximately 12 percent of the adult population, have peripheral arterial disease (PAD).1 Accordingly, our expert panelists discuss pertinent diagnostic tips, appropriate referrals and how to ensure adequate follow-up on these high-risk patients who often present to wound care centers. ... continue reading
    Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS
    17,705 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/11
    Transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) is an effective procedure, which preserves limb length while treating forefoot pathology that necessitates amputation in patients with adequate circulation. Success rates range from 39.4 percent to 93.3 percent.1-14 The most commonly reported complications of a TMA are an equinus or equinovarus deformity of the residual foot, and recurrent ulceration.5,8,15-19 ... continue reading

    4,183 reads | 1 comments | 02/24/11
    I am writing in regard to the feature article “Diagnosing and Treating Navicular Stress Fractures” (see page 52 in the November 2010 issue or see http://www.podiatrytoday.com/what-you-should-know-about-navicular-stress-fractures ). ... continue reading
    Michael Donnenwerth, DPM, Sara Borkosky, DPM, and Thomas S. Roukis DPM, PhD, FACFAS
    27,676 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/11
    When it comes to life-threatening infections in the lower extremity, a disarticulation or “guillotine” amputation may be a consideration. Accordingly, these authors review the literature to discuss indications, potential merits and step-by-step pearls to help facilitate optimal outcomes. ... continue reading
    Marty Chalfin, CPed
    33,394 reads | 0 comments | 02/24/11
    Given the escalating prevalence of people with diabetes, chances are you will be seeing more and more patients in need of diabetic footwear. With this in mind, this author reviews recent changes in the Therapeutic Shoe Program for Diabetes and discusses how to navigate the paperwork trail to help ensure timely dispensing of shoes and appropriate reimbursement. ... continue reading

    4,558 reads | 1 comments | 02/23/11
    The number of Americans with diabetes continues to escalate. Approximately 25.8 million people have diabetes, about 8.3 percent of the United States population, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is an increase of 2.2 million people since the last CDC estimates released in 2007. The new total includes 7 million people who are unaware that they have the disease. ... continue reading