Volume 24 - Issue 7 - July 2011

Feature »

A Guide To Orthotic Therapy For Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

Paul R. Scherer, DPM | 24098 reads | 0 comments

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.



Online Case Study »

Case Study: Treating A Patient With Painful And Aggressive Periungual Fibromas

Jane Pontious, DPM, FACFAS, and Sara Mahmood, BS | 10305 reads | 1 comments

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.



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What You Should Know About Firing Office Staff

Stephanie Wasek, Special Projects Editor | 7705 reads | 0 comments

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.



Diabetes Watch »

Current Insights In Treating Diabetic Foot And Ankle Trauma

John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS | 10536 reads | 0 comments

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.



Online Exclusive »

Assessing LLD And Whether Shoe Lifts Can Have An Impact

David Levine, DPM, CPed | 11336 reads | 0 comments

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.



Forum »

Why Time Management Is Crucial During Residency

Camille Ryans, DPM | 3123 reads | 0 comments

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.



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