Volume 24 - Issue 6 - June 2011

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Can Low-Level Laser Therapy Have An Impact For Small Fiber Neuropathy?

Kerry Zang, DPM, Janna Kroleski, DPM, Shahram Askari, DPM, and Sanford Kaner, DPM | 45956 reads | 0 comments

In addition to reviewing diagnostic testing for small fiber neuropathy and current treatments, these authors discuss recent study results for low-level laser therapy.

Online Case Study »

Case Study: Treating A Patient With A Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS | 11107 reads | 0 comments

This author navigates the complex issues in treating an elderly patient with a heavily exudative diabetic foot ulcer, which has recurred over an 11-year period.

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How To Ensure Your Practice Does Not ‘Jump The Shark’

Megan Lawton, DPM | 1866 reads | 1 comments

If you were lucky enough to see the episode of Happy Days with the Fonz waterskiing and evading a shark, then you know exactly where the saying “jumping the shark” comes from.

Practice Builders »

Elevating Patient Care And Ancillary Revenue With Online Product Fulfillment

Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, FACFAS | 6542 reads | 0 comments

Running a practice has many challenges. In a perfect world, our patients would be our only focus. However, as we know, there are many other issues vying for our attention. As if the day-to-day realities of managing staff and keeping a practice running were not challenging enough, there are factors that can actually set it back. These factors include rising overhead costs, shrinking insurance reimbursements and dwindling revenue.

Sports Medicine »

Pertinent Pearls On Treating First MPJ Injuries In Athletes

A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, FACFAS | 20229 reads | 0 comments

First metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) injuries can be both diagnostic and treatment challenges. From an anatomy standpoint, the number of structures that can be injured are numerous. Figuring out what structure(s) (see “A Brief Overview Of First MPJ Structures” at right) are injured can be difficult to assess via physical exam and X-rays, especially in cases in which there is no apparent fracture present. Even with a fracture, these injuries can have corresponding soft tissue injuries that complicate the diagnosis and treatment plan. More often than not, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is necessary to isolate specific structures.

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Key Insights On Platelet-Rich Plasma For Soft Tissue Repair

Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS | 12576 reads | 0 comments

While platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has emerged as a potential adjunctive modality for some lower extremity injuries, there is a lack of conclusive evidence in this regard. Accordingly, this author reviews the available literature and offers insights from his experience in using PRP for Achilles tendinosis and chronic plantar fascial pain.

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