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  • April 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 4
    Sari Goldman, BS, Devin Poonai, Oendrila Kamal, BA, and Khurram H. Khan, DPM
    13,057 reads | 0 comments | 03/31/11
    When it comes to diagnosing and treating lower extremity issues in patients with diabetes, a thorough biomechanical evaluation is at the top of the list. More often than not, a current ulcer began as a superficial hyperkeratosis, which unfortunately developed in a patient whose ability to perceive the pain normally associated with such a lesion in a timely manner was compromised due to neuropathy. ... continue reading
    Darryl J. Martins, DPM
    21,771 reads | 0 comments | 03/29/11
    Recent years have seen the rise of innovative implants for first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) pathologies. Accordingly, this author offers an intriguing review of the current literature on first MPJ arthroplasty. ... continue reading
    Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSc
    13,560 reads | 1 comments | 03/24/11
    This author provides an intriguing case study detailing the diagnostic workup and treatment of a chronic wound complicated by Charcot foot and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    3,515 reads | 0 comments | 03/24/11
    Early on in my podiatric medical education, one of my professors casually mentioned during a lecture how important it was for physicians to have empathy for their patients. In those youthful days, I knew what the word “empathy” meant. I imagined that it would probably be a good idea for me to try to develop this skill of being empathetic since having this quality may allow me to better understand what my patients were going through. By being empathetic, I could help them more as their podiatric physician. ... continue reading
    Podiatry Today Staff
    3,196 reads | 0 comments | 03/24/11
    What do you look for in an orthotic laboratory? Perhaps you are looking for the knowledge and expertise that comes from a well-established laboratory. Perhaps you are looking for quality materials in a range of orthotics geared toward athletes as well as business professionals. Perhaps you are looking for quick turnaround on your custom orthotic prescriptions. Perhaps you are looking for a bevy of online resources and a level of personal service that is not so easy to find. ... continue reading
    Christopher Corwin, DPM, MS
    38,779 reads | 0 comments | 03/24/11
    Ankle sprains are one of, if not the most, common injuries in sports. The incidence of injuries appears to be increasing with the higher number of people participating in athletics through all phases of their lives. It is estimated that 30,000 ankle sprains happen each day.1 Lateral ankle sprains are by far the most common with only 5 to 6 percent of ankle sprains occurring medially.2,3 Medial ankle sprains can be more debilitating and have longer recovery times than lateral sprains. ... continue reading
    Allan Grossman, DPM, FACFAS, Jason Sweeley, DPM, Ann Nakai, DPM, and Jeff Merrill, DPM
    17,696 reads | 0 comments | 03/23/11
    In recent years, cosmetic foot surgery has become an option for patients seeking aesthetic improvement for lower extremity conditions. Accordingly, these authors discuss the controversy, ethical considerations and techniques for minimizing scars, toe shortening surgeries and fat pad injections among other procedures. ... continue reading
    Peter Bregman, DPM
    16,163 reads | 0 comments | 03/23/11
    While many warts resolve without treatment, therapy may be required when plantar warts are painful or affect a patient’s ability to walk. Accordingly, this author discusses his clinical experience with a variety of modalities ranging from pulsed dye laser therapy and topical treatments to surgical excision. ... continue reading
    Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, and Albert A. Giagnacova DPM
    13,952 reads | 0 comments | 03/23/11
    Given new technological advances, key intraoperative benefits and quicker post-op recovery, ankle arthroscopy continues to emerge as a viable modality for podiatric surgeons. Accordingly, these authors review the literature and share their insights on proper indications, portal placement, whether you should use distractors and the potential of radiofrequency waves in arthroscopic procedures. ... continue reading
    By David W. Jenkins, DPM, FAAPSM, and Jeffrey A. Ross, DPM, MD
    15,552 reads | 0 comments | 03/23/11
    Barefoot running is here to stay. Although there is no evidence demonstrating that barefoot running reduces injuries or improves performance, David Jenkins, DPM, FAAPSM, says many studies suggest unique, beneficial characteristics in the unshod runner. Barefoot running is a passing fad. While Jeffrey Ross, DPM, MD, encourages podiatrists to evaluate and pre-screen those who want to run barefoot on a case-by-case basis, he says changes in biomechanics and a lack of time to adapt to those changes can lead to injuries. He adds there is an elevated risk of other injuries with the exposed feet. ... continue reading