Volume 24 - Issue 3 - March 2011
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.
Technology In Practice »
Treatment Dilemmas »
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.
Surgical Pearls »
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.
Wound Care Q&A »
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.
Diabetes Watch »
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
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