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  • July 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 7
    Paul R. Scherer, DPM
    26,433 reads | 0 comments | 06/29/11
    Given the complex pathology associated with adult-acquired flatfoot, this author reviews the pathomechanics of the condition, discusses keys to appropriate staging and offers recommendations for effective, pathology-specific orthotic therapy. ... continue reading
    Jane Pontious, DPM, FACFAS, and Sara Mahmood, BS
    11,608 reads | 1 comments | 06/23/11
    These authors discuss the use of partial amputation to treat a patient with a history of tuberous sclerosis who presents with a chief complaint of painful periungual fibromas on three digits. ... continue reading
    Stephanie Wasek, Special Projects Editor
    8,217 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/11
    Terminating an employee is never pleasant but you can ease the transition and safeguard your practice in the process. This author speaks to practice management experts about recognizing significant offenses, the best methods of letting employees go and how to protect yourself from potential legal issues. ... continue reading
    John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS
    11,395 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/11
    The management of diabetic foot and ankle injuries has raised significant debate and controversy over the last few years. Unfortunately, there is still no clear consensus on treatment protocols that necessitate surgical intervention. The main reason for this controversy is because there is no single correct way of treating even the most commonly encountered diabetic foot and ankle fractures and/or dislocations. ... continue reading
    David Levine, DPM, CPed
    12,579 reads | 0 comments | 06/22/11
    While most of the published research on leg length discrepancy (LLD) focuses on surgical intervention, conservative care may be helpful in this regard. Accordingly, this author discusses the assessment of LLD and how shoe lifts can be beneficial. ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    3,405 reads | 0 comments | 06/21/11
    Upon entering into a residency program, the idea of two to four years of additional training may seem like a long time, especially after completing 20 years or more of schooling from kindergarten to the conclusion of podiatry school. However, it does not take long to realize that time spent in residency, although substantial, seems to elapse quickly. Accordingly, efficiency is a necessity in order to make the most of your residency. ... continue reading

    3,648 reads | 0 comments | 06/21/11
    Healing Heels While Patients Sleep With a new heel sleeve, patients can get relief for their cracked heels while they sleep.    Sleep-N-Heel Night Conditioning Heel Sleeves can moisturize skin, smoothing rough, dry heels, according to the manufacturer Pedinol Pharmacal. The heel sleeves have soft, fragrance free lining that conforms to the heel, according to the company. ... continue reading
    Podiatry Today Staff
    2,706 reads | 0 comments | 06/21/11
    For increased stability with fixation, a reduced risk of soft tissue impingement and improved efficiency in the OR, surgeons may want to consider the use of two new compression plates, the Anchorage™ Lapidus CP Plate and the Anchorage™ MTP CP Plate. ... continue reading
    Samir S. Rao, MD, and Christopher E. Attinger, MD
    11,595 reads | 0 comments | 06/21/11
    Whether it is diabetes, biofilms, biomechanical abnormalities or inadequate wound debridement, there are a number of factors that can lead to plastic surgery complications in lower extremity reconstruction. Accordingly, these authors emphasize a proactive approach to managing patient comorbidities, reducing technical errors in surgery and facilitating solid post-op protocols. ... continue reading
    Brian Carpenter, DPM, FACFAS, and Richard Bouché, DPM, FACFAS
    19,452 reads | 0 comments | 06/21/11
    Arthroplasty. Brian Carpenter, DPM, notes positive results with metatarsal head resurfacing and points out that many active patients reject the first MPJ arthrodesis option due to concern about loss of joint mobility. Arthrodesis. Richard Bouché, DPM, says arthroplasty is “not ready for prime time,” arguing that arthrodesis is a more reliable method of addressing hallux rigidus in active patients and athletes with fewer complications. ... continue reading