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  • June 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 6
    Kerry Zang, DPM, Janna Kroleski, DPM, Shahram Askari, DPM, and Sanford Kaner, DPM
    48,712 reads | 0 comments | 05/26/11
    In addition to reviewing diagnostic testing for small fiber neuropathy and current treatments, these authors discuss recent study results for low-level laser therapy. ... continue reading
    Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS
    11,499 reads | 0 comments | 05/25/11
    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. ... continue reading
    Megan Lawton, DPM
    1,955 reads | 1 comments | 05/20/11
    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. ... continue reading
    Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, FACFAS
    6,776 reads | 0 comments | 05/19/11
    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. ... continue reading
    A. Douglas Spitalny, DPM, FACFAS
    21,150 reads | 0 comments | 05/19/11
    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. ... continue reading
    Sean Grambart, DPM, FACFAS
    13,065 reads | 0 comments | 05/19/11
    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. ... continue reading
    Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Shannon Rush, DPM, FACFAS
    11,501 reads | 0 comments | 05/19/11
    Yes. While there are a variety of fixation options for first MPJ fusion, Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, explains why locking plates provide superior fixation and a reduced risk of complications. No. While the profession has seen the emergence of many new technologies, Shannon Rush, DPM, FACFAS, says there is a lack of evidence to suggest better surgical outcomes arise from the use of locking plates. ... continue reading
    Jenny L. Sanders, DPM
    23,867 reads | 2 comments | 05/19/11
    While podiatrists strongly advise patients to avoid wearing high heels, the reality is many patients will continue to wear them. With this in mind, this author emphasizes patient education on ensuring optimal fit and support, reviews key features to promote better stability, and discusses helpful shoe modifications. ... continue reading
    Affan Akhtar, DPM, AACFAS, Darren Diiulio, DPM, AACFAS, and Luke Cicchinelli, DPM, FACFAS
    17,077 reads | 0 comments | 05/19/11
    Sharing insights from the literature as well as their own clinical experience, these authors discuss anatomical considerations, biomechanical principles and patient factors that go into central metatarsal osteotomies. They also offer proactive tips on reducing the risk of complications such as dorsal contractures and floating toes. ... continue reading
    Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, FACFAOM, MAPWCA
    18,293 reads | 0 comments | 05/18/11
    You walk into the room to see a well-dressed 48-year-old businesswoman sitting in the treatment room. She has her right foot cradled in her hands and is massaging the heel. You notice the stylish high heels on the floor beside her. ... continue reading