Volume 24 - Issue 11 - November 2011

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Can Compact Lasers Have An Impact For Onychomycosis?

David Zuckerman, DPM, FACFAS | 13444 reads | 1 comments

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.

News and Trends »

November 2011

Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor, and Danielle Chicano | 3064 reads | 0 comments

Two podiatric physicians are on the Congressional ballot in 2012 and each cites malpractice reform and Medicare issues as part of his agenda.

Diabetes Watch »

Supplementing Diabetic Wound Care With Hyperbaric Medicine

Adam R. Johnson, DPM | 7795 reads | 0 comments

As the diabetes mellitus epidemic continues to grow, so does the number of diabetic wounds in the lower extremity. Researchers have estimated that the number of individuals with diabetes mellitus who eventually develop a lower extremity ulceration may be as high as 25 percent.1

Wound Care Q&A »

Pertinent Insights On Diagnosing And Treating Infected Wounds

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 10153 reads | 0 comments

Any open wound is a portal of entry for bacteria and there is a possibility of wound infection, oftentimes with gram-positive bacteria, such as Staphylococcus or Strep species. It is very important to diagnose and treat these conditions swiftly in order to achieve optimal outcomes. Accordingly, our expert panelists explore how to diagnose and treat wound infections, offering a variety of insights on antibiotics and culturing.

Surgical Pearls »

A Closer Look At Mini-Incision Repair Of The Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture

Samantha Bark, DPM, Meagan M. Jennings, DPM, FACFAS, and Shannon M. Rush, DPM, FACFAS | 7676 reads | 0 comments

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

Treatment Dilemmas »

Treating Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon Dysfunction In Dancers

Sydney Yau, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM | 20998 reads | 1 comments

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.