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  • May 2003 | Volume 16 - Issue 5
    By Kieran T. Mahan, DPM
    44,610 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/03
    Calcaneal osteotomies have been a mainstay of foot and ankle surgery for many years, and are critical in the realignment of significant foot deformities. Both varus and valgus deformities often require calcaneal deformities for correct alignment. Although a large number of calcaneal osteotomies have been described in the literature over the years, there are a few principal ones that tend to be more commonly used than others. One would perform the Dwyer osteotomy for frontal plane deformity of varus in the cavus foot. Surgeons often perform the Evans osteotomy for realignment of the adolesc ... continue reading
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    2,620 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/03
    I am occasionally asked why I write this column. The answer is simple. Writing fulfills my need to engage in an activity where if I screw up and make mistakes, there are no dire consequences and nobody gets hurt. At times, I overstate an opinion and a fellow DPM gets mad but that doesn’t count. There are aspects of my life in which it is more imperative to avoid mistakes. I’m a husband and father. I’m a doctor. I’m an instrument rated pilot. If I make mistakes in these roles, people can get hurt. I am responsible not to let mistakes occur and to pay the consequences if they do. To ma ... continue reading

    6,389 reads | 0 comments | 05/03/03
    When treating those who suffer from athlete’s foot, you may want to consider a new lotion that combines two ingredients to offer relief. The topical lotion deFEET® uses the advanced transdermal drug delivery system of PENtoCORE, which facilitates deeper penetration of the active ingredient of tolnaftate. BioChemics, the manufacturer of the product, says deFEET relieves athlete’s foot infection and itchy, scaly, burning feet. In fact, a clinical trial at the New England Medical Center showed that deFEET cured 100 percent of patients in 10 days, according to the ... continue reading