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  • March 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 3
    Brett Waverly and Kathleen Satterfield, DPM, FACFAOM
    12,249 reads | 1 comments | 02/21/12
    The complications of diabetes can desensitize patients to the effects of onychomycosis and complicate management of the condition. Given the increased prevalence of onychomycosis in this patient population, these authors discuss common pathogens and assess the available treatment options. ... continue reading
    Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Brandon Borer, DPM
    11,419 reads | 0 comments | 02/21/12
    Although equinus is reportedly “the most profound causal agent in foot pathomechanics,” the phenomenon has yet to be addressed fully in the diabetic foot. Accordingly, these authors discuss the definition of equinus and offer insights on the efficacy of stretching, night splints, a new bracing option, tendo-Achilles lengthening and gastrocnemius recession. ... continue reading
    Valerie L. Schade, DPM, AACFAS, and Nathan S. Higa, DPM, AACFAS
    17,091 reads | 0 comments | 02/21/12
    Delays in diagnosing diabetic foot infections can increase the risk of complications. Accordingly, these authors offer a closer look at pertinent principles in the diagnostic workup ranging from insights on the patient history and physical exam to key tips on laboratory studies and imaging studies. ... continue reading
    Chanel Houston, DPM, Samirah Mohammed, DPM, and Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS
    10,625 reads | 0 comments | 02/21/12
    When do you make the transition to advanced modalities for diabetic foot ulcers? With this question in mind, these authors discuss key diagnostic pointers and offer salient insights from the literature on when physicians should consider advanced modalities to facilitate improved healing and outcomes. ... continue reading
    Lee C. Rogers, DPM, and Robert G. Frykberg, DPM, MPH
    27,324 reads | 2 comments | 02/21/12
    Given the challenges of managing the diabetic Charcot foot, the chairmen of a recent international Charcot foot task force review the task force’s recommendations on diagnosing this syndrome and also discuss consensus findings on medical and surgical management. ... continue reading