Volume 24 - Issue 8 - August 2011

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A Guide To Shoe Gear Selection Following A Transmetatarsal Amputation

Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS | 14733 reads | 0 comments

Proper shoe gear/bracing and education on the importance of its use is essential in the long-term postoperative management of patients who have undergone a transmetatarsal amputation (TMA). Initial publications on shoe gear use after a TMA reported that patients did well with no more than the placement of lamb’s wool in the toe box of a standard shoe.1-5



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August 2011

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California podiatric physicians could eventually have the same license as their fellow physicians and surgeons from other disciplines. The California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) recently formed a task force with the California Medical Association and the California Orthopaedic Association to develop a plan for California’s podiatric medical schools to eventually attain accreditation as full-fledged allopathic medical schools.