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  • August 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 8
    Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed
    22,212 reads | 0 comments | 08/02/11
    Given the likelihood that one of your patients is already taking a prescription drug, it is critical to be aware of potential interactions between medications. In addition to reviewing pertinent pharmacology principles, this author offers insights on azole antifungals, NSAIDs and a variety of other medications, and how to reduce the risk of harmful interactions. ... continue reading
    Bruce Williams, DPM
    8,249 reads | 1 comments | 07/28/11
    This author discusses the treatment of a 53-year-old runner who presents with a range of podiatric problems as well as right knee pain and chronic low back pain. ... continue reading
    Kevin Kirby, DPM
    4,783 reads | 0 comments | 07/28/11
    Over my 26 years of podiatric practice, I have had the pleasure of attending many fine podiatric medical and surgical seminars, both as a seminar registrant and a speaker. Having this many years of podiatry seminars under my belt, I have made some observations about how our seminars are conducted. These observations give me hope but also give me concern for the future of our profession. ... continue reading
    Podiatry Today Staff
    4,282 reads | 0 comments | 07/28/11
    Perhaps you are tired of seeing loosening and pistoning with first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) implants. Perhaps you are trying to alleviate the concerns of a patient who is apprehensive about a fusion procedure and wants to maintain some degree of motion in the first MPJ. Perhaps you are looking for an alternative implant that is technically straightforward. ... continue reading
    Kevin McDonald, DPM
    8,121 reads | 0 comments | 07/28/11
    The owner/manager of a podiatry practice is tasked with three important functions. These functions are as follows: performing and promoting a medical service for which there is a sufficient demand; hiring the right people and putting them in the right positions to help provide this service in a competitive marketplace; and providing the leadership and guidance for those people who will help the practice prosper over time. ... continue reading
    Anthony Poggio, DPM
    57,043 reads | 2 comments | 07/27/11
    In order to ensure proper coding and timely reimbursement, it is essential to have a heightened awareness of recent changes to debridement codes. Accordingly, this author offers a closer look at the new codes and discusses criteria for selecting the proper codes. ... continue reading
    Ryan H. Fitzgerald, DPM, AACFAS
    19,121 reads | 0 comments | 07/27/11
    Given the preponderance of wounds one sees in practice, podiatrists inevitably see wounds of an unusual shape or wounds that demonstrate a unique pattern of soft tissue trauma. Accordingly, this author discusses underlying factors with these abnormal presentations and offers a few challenging case studies involving unusual wounds. ... continue reading
    Andrew Rice, DPM, FACFAS, and Erin Mathews, DPM
    13,522 reads | 0 comments | 07/27/11
    Given the emergence of biologic matrices, these authors examine the biologic and biomechanical potential of these modalities in the lower extremity. They also offer a review of the current research on these therapies and provide a pertinent case study. ... continue reading
    Lee C. Rogers, DPM
    20,503 reads | 0 comments | 07/27/11
    Proper preparation of the wound bed is essential to priming the wound for effective healing. Accordingly, this author discusses key principles from the literature and shares insights from his clinical experience in employing debridement and adjunctive modalities to help facilitate better wound healing and eventual wound closure. ... continue reading
    Nancy Slone Rivera, MS, ANP-C, CWON, CFCN, and Stephanie C. Wu, DPM, MSc
    29,636 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/11
    Navigating the different stages of chronic wound healing can be quite challenging. Accordingly, these authors review the role of proper wound dressing selection and pros and cons of dressings ranging from gauze and hydrocolloid dressings to calcium alginate dressings and foams. ... continue reading