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  • November 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 11
    David Zuckerman, DPM, FACFAS
    16,972 reads | 1 comments | 11/04/11
    In recent years, laser therapy has emerged as a possible treatment option for onychomycosis. Given the variety of available lasers, this author offers insights on a couple of compact laser systems and provides a helpful primer on the technology behind laser therapy modalities. ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    1,896 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/11
    Looking back, many podiatric practitioners would agree that at some point during their residency, they faced a demanding situation. Although the required amount of post-graduate training is only a short time, an immeasurable amount of personal growth and development occurs. ... continue reading
    Sydney Yau, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM
    32,735 reads | 1 comments | 10/26/11
    Professional dancers place a large amount of stress on their bodies, especially their lower extremities. In particular, ballet dancers are prone to developing foot and ankle problems. ... continue reading
    Adam Landsman, DPM, FACFAS, PhD
    30,763 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/11
    In recent years, radiofrequency nerve ablation has emerged as a potential modality for plantar fasciitis. Accordingly, this author details his experience in using radiofrequency nerve ablation, provides a closer look at the literature and compares the modality to other treatments for heel pain. ... continue reading
    Bradly W. Bussewitz, DPM, and Terrence M. Philbin, DO
    25,492 reads | 0 comments | 10/24/11
    Given the common presentation of neglected Achilles tendon ruptures, these authors discuss signs and symptoms, and keys to diagnosis. They also survey the literature and offer their perspectives on excision with direct repair and performing a flexor hallucis longus transfer. ... continue reading
    Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, MBA, and Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    15,395 reads | 1 comments | 10/24/11
    Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, MBA, says there is still a very important role for plantar fasciotomy in the treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciopathy, citing high success rates and minimal complications. Although fasciotomy can be successful in treating patients with chronic plantar fasciitis who have failed conservative therapy, Kevin A. Kirby, DPM, says podiatric surgeons should exercise caution and consider the possible biomechanical implications of cutting the central component of the plantar aponeurosis. ... continue reading
    David Soomekh, DPM, Sydney K. Yau, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
    37,888 reads | 0 comments | 10/24/11
    As orthobiologic technology continues to advance, these authors discuss the theory behind platelet-rich plasma (PRP), offer a thorough review of the literature on PRP for Achilles tendon injuries and provide insights from their clinical experience on the role of this emerging modality. ... continue reading
    Christopher Corwin, DPM
    21,417 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/11
    More often than not, patients with plantar fasciitis have already attempted to resolve the condition on their own before they come into your office. This author explores a range of effective conservative treatments, investigates the potential of physical therapy and offers pointers on getting patients to stretch in the appropriate manner to help relieve plantar fasciitis. ... continue reading
    Lowell Weil, Jr., DPM, MBA
    30,990 reads | 3 comments | 10/21/11
    Offering a closer look at the role of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in the armamentarium for chronic plantar fasciitis, this author reviews long-term research from randomized controlled trials, offers a compelling case study and assesses the cost-effectiveness of ESWT in comparison to surgical alternatives. ... continue reading
    Samantha Bark, DPM, Meagan M. Jennings, DPM, FACFAS, and Shannon M. Rush, DPM, FACFAS
    9,302 reads | 0 comments | 10/21/11
    There has been a variety of research looking at treatments for acute Achilles tendon ruptures including non-operative repair with different rehabilitation protocols, extensile open repairs, percutaneous repairs, percutaneous repair with ultrasound guidance, percutaneous repair with endoscopic guidance and mini-open repairs.1-3 Some physicians advocate for surgical repair whereas others insist that an operation is unnecessary and poses an unacceptable risk.4 ... continue reading