Volume 14 - Issue 12 - December 2001
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A Perfect Fit
Are you looking for an orthotic that is an alternative to PTB and AFO braces?
Now you can use the Mueller TPD Orthosis to treat tibialis posterior dysfunction and certain abnormalities such as midfoot abduction, severe forefoot varus and midfoot hyperostoses.
According to the manufacturer Allied OSI Labs and the device’s creator, Terrance J. Mueller, DPM, the orthotic assists surgical patients post-operatively and reduces the need for reconstructive surgery.
For more information, call (800) 444-3632 or circle 326 on your reader service card.
When patients have
Armed with the latest research and their own intriguing case studies, these authors take a closer look at limb salvage procedures and assess whether they are viable
alternatives to amputation.
By Jonathan E. Moore, DPM, MS, Lawrence Harkless, DPM and George Liu, DPM
Over 50 years ago when Dr. Elliot Joslin asked Dr. Leland McKittrick to evaluate the surgical options for his diabetic patients, there were few alternatives. Dr. McKittrick later became one of the pioneers of the transmetatarsal amputation, which, at that time, was referred to as the “diabetic operation.”1 It would b
By Jonathan E. Moore, DPM, MS
When it comes to microbiologic monitoring of a wound, qualitative and quantitative cultures are the most commonly used techniques. In the outpatient wound care environment, you would generally obtain qualitative cultures As we all know, the swab method is easy, inexpensive and is a non-invasive method that gives you specific information about bacterial contamination in the superficial wound. In addition to the class and type of bacterial organism grown from this qualitative culture, the degree of contamination has been reported as very light, light, moderate a