Volume 24 - Issue 5 - May 2011
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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.
Treatment Dilemmas »
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.
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.
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.
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