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  • January 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 1
    Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS
    12,381 reads | 0 comments | 12/27/11
    In a case study involving a gangrenous fifth digit in an 88-year-old patient, this author discusses the use of a minimum incision ray resection and fillet of toe flap after appropriate revascularization to facilitate more expeditious healing and limb salvage. ... continue reading
    Nicholas A. Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS
    149,801 reads | 26 comments | 12/27/11
    This author investigates common misconceptions about barefoot running and expounds on the positive effects of minimalist footwear. ... continue reading
    John McCord, DPM
    2,687 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/11
    I have been retired from podiatry for three years but I still enjoy attending the American Podiatric Medical Association National seminar. It is a chance to see old friends and keep my finger on the pulse of my profession of 34 years. Last summer, the meeting was in Boston, which is an interesting city with lots of good restaurants and walking neighborhoods.    Visiting my old friends was interesting. The constant mantra from doctors in my generation is, “I wish I could retire but this economy has wiped out my portfolio.” ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM
    46,460 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/11
    Cavus foot pain can be a difficult and challenging problem. It is far less common to see a high arch patient with foot pain than a low arch patient with foot pain. As a result, high arch feet are less commonly treated or may be less understood than the common flatfoot. ... continue reading
    Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS
    8,767 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/11
    Ankle fractures are seemingly uncomplicated injuries. However, in the elderly and people with diabetes, this seemingly straightforward injury can have catastrophic outcomes. ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    17,828 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/11
    Fungal infections can exacerbate the already compromised environment of lower extremity wounds. These expert panelists discuss treating fungal infections in wound care patients, offering insights on oral treatments, topical therapies, and the potential of lasers. ... continue reading
    Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS
    8,581 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/11
    Pink ribbon. The juxtaposition of these two words translates into arguably the most recognized symbol anywhere, the looping image firmly embedded in our collective psyche and associated with breast cancer awareness. These words also conjure up a range of thoughts, emotions and an awareness of breast cancer that has transformed this terrible disease into a cause that extends beyond medical research. It is safe to say that minus the ribbon, the color pink alone has come to symbolize breast cancer awareness. ... continue reading

    4,241 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/11
    Although Congress acted last month to prevent a 27 percent reimbursement cut for Medicare, questions remain as to ensuring long-term reimbursement stability for podiatric physicians. The House passed HR 3630, which would increase Medicare physician payments by 1 percent each in 2012 and 2013. ... continue reading
    David N. Helfman, DPM, FACFAS
    9,609 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/11
    How do you bolster collections at your practice? Ensure processes that prevent poor coding and minimize data entry errors. Have strong procedures in place to follow up with insurance companies and stay on top of patient statements. Incentivize the collections performance of your office staff. With cogent details on these steps and other measures, this author shares salient insights on making collections run more smoothly. ... continue reading
    Russell G. Volpe, DPM
    15,872 reads | 0 comments | 12/21/11
    In recent years, there has been much discussion over what criteria should prompt the treatment of pediatric flatfoot and when one should not treat it. This author discusses the consequences of pediatric flatfoot, the pathomechanics of the condition and recommendations for when one should treat it. ... continue reading