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  • May 2003 | Volume 16 - Issue 5
    Blunt dissection and curettage is one of the most consistent and effective methods of removing pedal warts, according to the author.
    By Gary L. Dockery, DPM
    50,829 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    It is generally thought that about 50 percent of all warts will spontaneously resolve within six months. However, some warts may remain at the same location with no apparent change for many years and others will continue to spread, expand or enlarge with time. Warts are generally self-limiting and very harmless but may cause symptoms due to the fact that they are unsightly, cause embarrassment, impede function, become irritated or cause pain. Verrucae are commonly termed warts. These are benign intraepidermal neoplasms caused by a variety of different viruses. Papillomaviruses belong to the f... continue reading
    By Jeff Hall, Editor-in-Chief
    1,779 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Would I want justice if I underwent an amputation procedure that was later deemed to be unnecessary? You bet. Do I think this kind of clinical situation happens on a routine basis? Hardly. However, you wouldn’t know it by the seemingly skyrocketing malpractice insurance premiums being reported across the country. Escalating jury verdicts seem to play a big role. A July 2002 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) noted there was a 76 percent increase in the average jury malpractice award from 1996 to 1999. You have to wonder how many verdicts are being fueled m... continue reading
    After you’ve reflected the extensor digitorum brevis distally, perform the Evans osteotomy through and through, I cm proximal to the calcaneaocuboid joint.
    By Kieran T. Mahan, DPM
    40,935 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    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