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  • October 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 10
    Steven Peltz, CHBC
    7,648 reads | 0 comments | 09/29/11
    A group podiatry practice can offer numerous financial benefits but stepping away from a solo practice can be a very difficult decision. By providing an example of a solo DPM that he worked with in weighing this decision, this practice management consultant illustrates some of the key issues and considerations for solo practitioners looking to join a group practice. ... continue reading
    Megan Lawton, DPM
    2,425 reads | 0 comments | 09/23/11
    My parents love to remind me of a story of something I did when I was younger. I used to wear about five T-shirts at the same time because I didn’t want to have to wear just one. The “Strawberry Shortcake” shirt, based on the cartoon character, was always the very outer one. This is evident in countless pictures of me looking like a kid bodybuilder. ... continue reading
    Podiatry Today Staff
    3,286 reads | 0 comments | 09/23/11
    For those looking for an alternative acellular dermal matrix, which can facilitate wound healing and be beneficial in procedures requiring tendon coverage, one may want to consider the DermaSpan™ Acellular Dermal Matrix. ... continue reading
    Jonathan J. Key, DPM, FACFAS
    11,596 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/11
    In January 2011, I ventured into solo practice after being in a group practice since completing my residency training in 2004. In group practice, charting was for the most part traditional. I utilized voice dictation very efficiently with pre-set “macros” creating a Word document for each patient visit. The system saved, printed and signed the documents for each visit. The staff placed labs, operative reports, discharge summaries and all other faxes in patient charts. Staff pulled charts and re-filed them each day. ... continue reading
    Suneel Basra, DPM, AACFAS
    66,102 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/11
    There are several causes of heel pain in the young athletic population with the most common being calcaneal apophysitis (also referred to as Sever’s disease). Sever first reported calcaneal apophysitis in 1912 as an inflammation of the apophysis, causing discomfort to the heel, mild swelling and difficulty walking in growing children.1 ... continue reading
    David N. Helfman, DPM, FACFAS
    12,604 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/11
    Getting a good selling price for your podiatry practice is a complex endeavor and can be particularly challenging in these unstable economic times. This author reviews seven elements that can help physicians attain maximum value for the practice and also offers insights on the valuation process. ... continue reading
    Ron Raducanu, DPM, FACFAS
    9,750 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/11
    Given the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity, this author examines the emerging connection with pediatric flatfoot via a thorough review of the current research and discusses the need for further research to support treatment of flatfoot in this population. ... continue reading
    Michael S. Downey, DPM, FACFAS
    42,073 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/11
    Offering insights from the literature as well as clinical experience, this author discusses conservative modalities, reviews important considerations for choosing an optimal surgical procedure and shares pearls on resection and arthrodesis options. ... continue reading
    Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, and David Swain, DPM
    33,096 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/11
    Although puncture wounds can initially be little more than an annoyance to patients, some wounds in certain populations can evolve into limb- and/or life-threatening complications. Accordingly, these authors review possible etiologies, discuss keys to diagnosis and treatment, and provide intriguing case studies. ... continue reading
    Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS, Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS, and Kyle S. Peterson, DPM
    15,366 reads | 0 comments | 09/22/11
    Can the total ankle replacement (TAR) provide a viable alternative to ankle arthrodesis? In addition to reviewing the FDA approved TARs in the United States, advances in device design and the current literature, these authors emphasize proper patient selection, sound pre-op planning and other insights from their experience in performing total ankle arthroplasty procedures. ... continue reading