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  • February 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 2
    Bradly W. Bussewitz, DPM
    6,871 reads | 0 comments | 01/30/12
    This author discusses using a tibio-talo calcaneal fusion with an intramedullary rod in a distal tibia-fibula fracture in a patient who had sustained two nonunions following open reduction internal fixation. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    1,873 reads | 0 comments | 01/30/12
    The online web sites where patients can write comments about doctors and rate them would only seem fair if doctors had a web site where they could rate patients. The HIPAA laws stand in the way of that equitable solution. ... continue reading
    Danielle Chicano
    3,462 reads | 0 comments | 01/30/12
    Accurate gait assessment can obviously play a key role in the diagnostic workup. Accordingly, a gait assessment device that reportedly observes more than 20 times the images per second than the human eye could provide considerable diagnostic value. ... continue reading
    Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS
    8,373 reads | 1 comments | 01/30/12
    For every foot, there is an athletic shoe that fits correctly. After specializing in sports medicine for over 20 years, I know this is true. ... continue reading
    Michael Uro, DPM
    18,239 reads | 0 comments | 01/30/12
    An 80-year-old Caucasian presents to the office complaining of thick, yellow, unsightly and sometimes painful toenails. The patient, a retired RN, has had a history of a rash affecting both feet. The rash is sometimes pruritic and sometimes not. She has tried applying topical antifungals to her toenails without success. However, antifungal creams have sometimes helped her skin condition. ... continue reading
    Dong Kim, DPM, Jeffrey McAlister, DPM, and Paul J. Kim, DPM
    7,702 reads | 0 comments | 01/30/12
    In lieu of the advancements in wound healing and innovations in surgical technique, limb salvage in the patient with diabetes remains a costly and complex endeavor. Some advocate immediate amputation for complex diabetic ulcers or gangrene.1 However, researchers have associated amputations in patients with diabetes with decreased life expectancy and an increased risk of contralateral amputation.2 The challenge with wound healing in patients with diabetes stems from the existence of comorbidities such as vasculopathy, neuropathy and propensity for infection.3 ... continue reading

    4,410 reads | 0 comments | 01/30/12
    The American Medical Association (AMA) is opposing the Conditions of Participation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) that would allow podiatrists to hold leadership positions at hospitals. ... continue reading

    4,013 reads | 0 comments | 01/30/12
    As the President of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association (TPMA), I want to respond to your December 2011 cover story, “Scope of Practice Update: Where Things Stand,” as it relates to Texas. I hope to clarify some misinformation and inaccurate facts that could have a negative effect on Texas if left unchallenged. ... continue reading
    Thanh Dinh, DPM, and Patricia Kim, DPM
    7,410 reads | 0 comments | 01/26/12
    These authors offer a closer look at hallux abducto valgus and the impact of age on treatment decisions in adolescents and elderly patients. ... continue reading
    Ron Raducanu, DPM, FACFAS
    11,055 reads | 0 comments | 01/25/12
    Reviewing the evolution of the Evans calcaneal osteotomy, this author discusses the impact on biomechanics, shares insights from the literature on osteotomy placement and bone graft size, and offers pearls on minimizing the risk of common complications. ... continue reading