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  • December 2011 | Volume 24 - Issue 12
    Ronald Guberman, DPM, Lida Faroqi, DPM, and Joseph Spencer, DPM
    6,423 reads | 1 comments | 11/28/11
    These authors discuss a combination of modalities they utilized to successfully close a chronic diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) at a transmetatarsal amputation (TMA) site in a 70-year-old patient. ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    2,877 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/11
    Every year during the Christmas holidays, I make a point of taking the time during those busy days to sit for a few hours to watch my favorite holiday movie, Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. ... continue reading
    Edward Blahous, DPM, FACFAS
    57,593 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/11
    If there was a surgical technique that could abbreviate the time it took to achieve clinical and radiographic healing of first metatarsal base osteotomies by three weeks, podiatric physicians would be obligated to investigate. Further, if this new technique afforded superior outcomes in comparison to the existing surgical standard, word would spread quickly to foot surgeons everywhere. Imagine how much more rapidly athletes could bear weight, exercise, go to work or return to their sport. ... continue reading
    Lynn Homisak, PRT
    8,069 reads | 1 comments | 11/22/11
    Some might argue right out of the gate that running a practice the way the airline industry runs their airlines might be a downright disaster, especially in the area of time management. I might have once agreed as I have had my share of delays. However, when you consider that a major airline like Continental (now United) had as of August logged in 6,000 flights per day and shows an overall 85 percent success rate with departures and an 82 percent success rate with arrivals during the months of May and June 2011, the airline’s reputation is not as bad as you might have believed.1 ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Nicholas Romansky, DPM
    14,735 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/11
    Are orthotics prescribed too much or are they underutilized when it comes to biomechanical issues in the lower extremity? In addition to emphasizing a tailored treatment approach for each patient, these experts also detail their casting methods and the standards they use to choose orthotic fabrication materials. ... continue reading
    Gary M. Rothenberg, DPM, CDE, CWS
    13,536 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/11
    The wound care arena of the 21st century offers the practicing clinician a wide array of products and technologies to utilize in the management of diabetic foot ulcerations. Our patients are benefitting from the explosion of emerging technologies and evidence-based algorithms are helpful in guiding treatment interventions. Some technologies are innovative and a reflection of modern discoveries while others like medicinal applications for copper were in use in ancient times. ... continue reading

    7,319 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/11
    As part of the proposed reforms for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), podiatric physicians would be eligible to attain leadership positions in hospital staffs. The rule would change the requirements that hospitals and critical access hospitals must fulfill to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. Under current requirements, hospitals are permitted to assign management positions to MDs, DOs or, when permitted by state law, doctors of dental surgery or dental medicine. ... continue reading
    David Y.S. Yee, DPM, FACFAOM, and Eric Fuller, DPM
    14,812 reads | 0 comments | 11/22/11
    Yes. Aside from the toning shoes’ benefits on muscle toning and core strengthening, David Y.S. Yee, DPM, FACFAOM, says one can also incorporate the shoes into treatment plans for numerous podiatric conditions. No. Although Eric Fuller, DPM, acknowledges that toning shoes may have some positive impact for people with certain conditions, he cites biomechanical concerns and a lack of evidence that the shoes cause increased muscle activity and increased toning. ... continue reading
    Daniel P. Evans, DPM, FACFAOM, FACPR, Adam Fleischer, DPM, MPH, FACFAS, and Melissa Skratsky, DPM
    10,984 reads | 0 comments | 11/21/11
    Timely diagnosis of lower extremity infections is essential to providing effective treatment and preventing complications. Accordingly, these authors discuss the roles of various imaging modalities ranging from plain radiographs and nuclear imaging to computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography. ... continue reading
    Jason R. Hanft, DPM, Daniel T. Hall IV, DPM, and Ashish Kapila, DPM
    21,075 reads | 1 comments | 11/21/11
    Given the repetitive microtrauma experienced by patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, proper offloading is critical to the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. Accordingly, these authors explore the potential of total contact casts, Charcot restraint orthotic walkers and other offloading devices, and discuss key factors that affect patient adherence. ... continue reading