Volume 25 - Issue 1 - January 2012

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Tackling The 10 Myths Of Barefoot Running

Nicholas A. Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS | 144347 reads | 26 comments

This author investigates common misconceptions about barefoot running and expounds on the positive effects of minimalist footwear.

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Addressing A Gangrenous Fifth Digit

Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS | 11598 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Current Concepts With DVT Prophylaxis

Jonathan J. Key, DPM, Ben Carelock, DPM, and Kevin Dux, DPM | 15137 reads | 1 comments

When and how should you administer prophylaxis to patients to prevent the potential complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following lower extremity surgery? These authors discuss the risk factors for DVT and examine the research on whether one should provide prophylaxis.

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Essential Insights On Treating Psoriatic Lesions In The Lower Extremity

M. Joel Morse, DPM | 25363 reads | 0 comments

Patients with psoriasis can present with multiple levels of involvement and with different types of the chronic condition. Accordingly, this author discusses the presentation of the condition, offers keys to diagnosis and reviews a variety of treatment options, including topical agents and combination therapy.

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Managing Stress Fractures In Athletes

Brian W. Fullem, DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM | 31248 reads | 0 comments

When getting athletes back on their feet following a stress fracture, one must balance the need to return to sport with the need for safe healing. Combining a thorough review of the literature with practical pearls from his clinical experience, this author offers salient diagnostic insights and perspectives on non-weightbearing, bone stimulation and other treatment measures.

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Pediatric Flatfoot: When Do You Treat It?

Russell G. Volpe, DPM | 14820 reads | 0 comments

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.

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