Volume 24 - Issue 5 - May 2011

Feature »

Point-Counterpoint: High Medial Arched Orthoses: New Innovation Or Older Technology?

Ed Glaser, DPM, and Robert D. Phillips, DPM | 7806 reads | 1 comments

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.

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Essential Treatment Tips For Decubitus Ulcers

By Farah Siddiqui, DPM, and John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS | 14974 reads | 0 comments

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.

Wound Care Q&A »

Key Insights On Working With Vascular Specialists To Manage PAD

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 10894 reads | 0 comments

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.

Surgical Pearls »

How To Enhance Efficiency With The Modified Brostrom Ankle Stabilization

By Bradly W. Bussewitz, DPM, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, FACFAS | 9531 reads | 0 comments

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 »

Can Autologous Bone Marrow Aspirate Be Beneficial For DFUs?

By Gerit Mulder, DPM, MS, FRCST, FAPWCA | 6351 reads | 0 comments

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 »

May 2011

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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.