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  • March 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 3
    Desmond Bell, DPM, CWS, FACCWS
    25,901 reads | 2 comments | 02/28/12
    This author details the case of a 71-year-old patient who had reperfusion procedures for occlusions at the dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial arteries, and subsequently had transmetatarsal and below-knee amputations. ... continue reading
    Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    9,149 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/12
    How can social networking market your practice to the public? What should you and your staff post, and what should you avoid posting? In addition to answering these questions, a few experts offer insights on how sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can help practices connect with patients and potentially increase referrals. ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    2,654 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/12
    While attending a highly renowned podiatric surgical skills conference recently, I had the opportunity to experience numerous hours of “hands-on” learning. Although performing various surgical procedures on fresh cadaver limbs was very educational, another pivotal concept came to my attention from a veteran podiatric physician with whom I had the pleasure of being his lab partner. ... continue reading

    3,482 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/12
    A New Option For Treating Onychomycosis Patients with onychomycosis may find an easy to use treatment kit beneficial for their condition.    PediPirox-4 Nail Kit contains treatments for the comprehensive management of mild to moderate onychomycosis in immunocompetent patients without lunula involvement, according to the manufacturer Pedinol Pharmacal. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Sydney K. Yau, DPM
    9,848 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/12
    Lateral column pain is a fairly common occurrence after an injury such as a sprained ankle or twisting injury to the foot. Accordingly, let us consider a case study of a healthy 34-year-old female, who twisted her foot on a sidewalk curb while wearing heels. She did not feel much pain at that time but the next day, her foot became very swollen and she presented to the emergency room for treatment. X-rays of the foot and ankle were negative at the emergency room. The physicians in the ER put the patient in a splint, gave her crutches and asked her to follow up with her doctor. ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    9,836 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/12
    Given the delicate nature of the wound environment, one must be vigilant in reducing the incidence of perioperative infection. Accordingly, these expert panelists discuss skin preparation before surgery, the use of prophylactic antibiotics, hand hygiene protocol and wound irrigation techniques. ... continue reading
    John F. Grady, DPM, FASPS
    21,243 reads | 1 comments | 02/22/12
    Hallux limitus is generally responsive to conservative care consisting of anything from changing foot gear, changing activity and exercises to orthoses, injections, anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy.1 When these things fail, surgery is necessary. ... continue reading
    Kelly Pirozzi, DPM, and Andrew J. Meyr, DPM
    10,075 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/12
    Any podiatric medical student could tell you that the “gold standard” for the diagnosis of osteomyelitis is bone biopsy. This is obviously an important diagnosis to reach with a high degree of confidence. From a clinical standpoint, we utilize bone biopsy results: to decide on the course and duration of antibiotic therapy; to determine the need for subsequent wound debridement; as an indication for hyperbaric oxygen therapy; to assess the timing of wound closure; and to ascertain the level of lower extremity amputation.1-13 ... continue reading

    5,826 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/12
    The prevalence of diabetes has increased in recent years and is projected to keep rising. However, a recent study in Diabetes Care may offer a silver lining: Non-traumatic lower extremity amputation rates have fallen in patients with diabetes over the age of 40. ... continue reading
    Kenneth R. Ziegler, MD, Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS, and Bauer Sumpio, MD, PhD
    13,144 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/12
    Ensuring adequate vascularity can be critical to facilitating the healing of diabetic foot ulcerations. Accordingly, these authors discuss current mainstay approaches in vascular surgery as well as emerging techniques that could make a difference in the future for limb salvage in patients with diabetes and chronic wounds. ... continue reading