Volume 25 - Issue 2 - February 2012

Feature »

Understanding The Biomechanical Effects Of The Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy

Ron Raducanu, DPM, FACFAS | 10270 reads | 0 comments

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.

Letters »

Clarifying The Scope Of Practice In Texas

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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.

News and Trends »

February 2012

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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.

Diabetes Watch »

Assessing The Use Of Ex-Fix For Offloading In Diabetic Limb Salvage

Dong Kim, DPM, Jeffrey McAlister, DPM, and Paul J. Kim, DPM | 7376 reads | 0 comments

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

Dermatology Diagnosis »

When A Patient Presents With Thick, Yellow Toenails And A Rash On Both Feet

Michael Uro, DPM | 17491 reads | 0 comments

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.

Sports Medicine »

Emphasizing Proper Shoes And Orthoses In Runners

Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS | 7875 reads | 1 comments

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.