Volume 24 - Issue 5 - May 2011
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.
Wound Care Q&A »
Surgical Pearls »
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.
Diabetes Watch »
It is well known that diabetic foot ulcers contribute to extensive morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes.1 Advanced biological and topical drug treatments have been introduced over the last two decades in an attempt to expedite wound closure, thereby reducing the risk of infection, amputation and other complications. These products include topical growth factors (Regranex®, Systagenix) as well as bioengineered living cell products, with the most frequently applied being Apligraf® (Organogenesis) and Dermagraft® (Advanced Biohealing).
News and Trends »
Study Finds Good Long-Term Results With First MPJ Implants
By Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
A n abstract presented at the recent American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) Annual Scientific Conference notes good long-term results with a double-stem silicone first MPJ implant with titanium grommets.