Volume 24 - Issue 7 - July 2011
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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.
Technology In Practice »
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.
Point-Counterpoint: Hallux Rigidus Surgery In Active Adults: Implant Arthroplasty Or First MPJ Arthrodesis?
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.
Given the changing population demographics in the United States, it is more important than ever to be able to recognize and treat dermatologic conditions that are more prevalent among patients with skin of color. Accordingly, this author discusses the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions including vitiligo, melanonychia and keloids.
When conservative care fails for the Charcot foot, the ostectomy can be a viable surgical alternative. Accordingly, these authors offer a closer look at factors to consider before proceeding with an ostectomy, pertinent insights on the procedure and keys to minimizing the risk of post-op complications.