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  • May 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 5
    Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, FACFAS, and Vincent P. Rascon, DPM, FACFAS
    7,812 reads | 2 comments | 04/26/11
    These authors present pertinent pearls on using minimally invasive techniques for a patient with a bilateral, congenitally contracted fifth digit. ... continue reading
    John Mozena, DPM, FACFAS, and David Arndt, DPM
    13,819 reads | 1 comments | 04/26/11
    When performing bunion surgery, one must keep in mind various biomechanical considerations. These authors discuss factors such as the intermetatarsal angle and metatarsal declination as well as the importance of pronation and first ray hypermobility. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    4,487 reads | 0 comments | 04/25/11
    A couple of months ago, I learned about that orthopod from South Carolina and his video blog that slammed our profession. I watched the thing and it reminded me of the horse poop we had to put up with 30 years ago. My wife leaned into my den to see what I was doing and asked why I was watching reruns of The Simpsons. The guy really did look and sound like Bart Simpson. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM
    9,030 reads | 0 comments | 04/25/11
    The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body. As a result of its location and importance in ambulation, the tendon is associated with overuse type injuries. In a small number of Achilles tendon injuries, the acute tendonitis problem is not dealt with appropriately and the chronic microtrauma and damage to the tendon results in scar formation and bulbous partial tear damage to the Achilles tendon. This leads to chronic pain. This type of Achilles injury is chronic in nature and is referred to as an Achilles tendinosis. ... continue reading
    Russell G. Volpe, DPM
    7,487 reads | 0 comments | 04/25/11
    Referrals are crucial for any podiatric practice and particularly valuable when it comes to pediatric patients. This author discusses methods of spreading the word about the expertise you can offer via visits with physicians at hospitals, sending consultation reports to primary care physicians and maximizing use of the Internet. ... continue reading
    Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, MBA, FACFAS
    31,658 reads | 1 comments | 04/25/11
    Equinus often lies at the root of a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions although the prevalence of the deformity is not universally recognized. This author details the incidence of equinus and shares his perspectives on its impact, pertinent surgical considerations and the benefits of endoscopic gastrocnemius recession. ... continue reading
    Ed Glaser, DPM, and Robert D. Phillips, DPM
    7,993 reads | 1 comments | 04/25/11
    Does maximum arch supination stabilization (MASS) theory change the way we think about custom orthoses? Ed Glaser, DPM, says the design of truly effective custom orthoses must consider orthotic height in relation to maximum corrective posture and the dynamics of individual gait. Questioning the notion of inducing forefoot to rearfoot stability by pronating the midtarsal joint, Robert D. Phillips, DPM, summarizes key Root fundamentals, the effect of polypropylene use in orthotics and the relationship between arch flexibility and the midtarsal joint. ... continue reading
    By Farah Siddiqui, DPM, and John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS
    15,333 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/11
    Given the prevalence and problematic nature of decubitus ulcers in at-risk patients, these authors review proper staging, keys to debridement and other principles for facilitating successful wound closure. ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    11,076 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/11
    When treating patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), it is vital to ensure proper referrals to trusted vascular specialists. These expert panelists discuss what information to include in referrals and how to manage wounds until patients can see vascular specialists. ... continue reading
    By Bradly W. Bussewitz, DPM, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, FACFAS
    9,745 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/11
    Operating room (OR) efficiency does not happen by accident. The ability to synchronize anesthesia, the OR staff and junior physicians can take the attending surgeon great time, effort and diplomacy within the hospital or surgery center. At the center of the efficient model is the surgery itself. The surgeon must have a procedural template to help maneuver and facilitate the ease of each given procedure. ... continue reading