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  • April 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 4
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    5,156 reads | 3 comments | 03/28/12
    During my four years as a podiatry student at the California College of Podiatric Medicine from 1979 to 1983, among my very distinct memories were the frequent comparisons between podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons. ... continue reading
    Danielle Chicano
    3,284 reads | 0 comments | 03/28/12
    Are you looking for an alternate bone fixation option that reduces complication risk, reduces OR time and is easy to apply? ... continue reading
    David N. Helfman, DPM, FACFAS
    9,606 reads | 0 comments | 03/28/12
    When choosing a type of practice model, podiatrists today have a number of options open to them and each option has its advantages and disadvantages. You need to choose the practice model that makes practical sense for you at this stage of your career and realize that there is no “one size fits all approach” in the selection process. ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Nicholas Romansky, DPM
    8,667 reads | 0 comments | 03/28/12
    These expert panelists explore the efficacy of orthoses for hallux limitus, the impact of orthotic devices on the kinetic chain and key considerations with topcovers. ... continue reading
    Tracey Vlahovic, DPM
    11,347 reads | 1 comments | 03/28/12
    A 54-year-old woman presents with bilateral leg lesions that are pruritic and bothersome, a condition that is several years in duration. She has seen several physicians for this condition but “no one seems to be able to help” her. As she is sitting in the treatment chair, the patient actively scratches her legs and forearms. She says there is something “underneath” and she must “get it out.” She denies that the itching gets worse at night but notes that it bothers her throughout the day. ... continue reading
    Jane Pontious, DPM, and Kerianne Spiess, BA, BS
    10,722 reads | 0 comments | 03/27/12
    These authors detail the diagnosis and treatment of a 76-year-old patient who presented with a painless palpable mass along her dorsal first metatarsal shaft, a mass that had increased in size over the past few years. ... continue reading
    Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed
    22,675 reads | 0 comments | 03/27/12
    Noting that drug-induced arthralgia can occur as a side effect of a large number of common medications, this author offers insights on how to recognize and manage drug-induced joint pain. ... continue reading
    E. Giannin Perez, DPM, MS, Alicia Attanasio and Khurram H. Khan, DPM
    13,509 reads | 0 comments | 03/26/12
    Staphylococcus aureus, one of the six pathogens with growing multidrug resistant virulence. These six bacteria are responsible for two-thirds of all healthcare-associated infections."> Determining the best course of treatment for bacterial infections can be a daunting task, especially in the age of multidrug-resistant organisms. ... continue reading

    4,643 reads | 0 comments | 03/26/12
    A recent systematic review found that one in every five patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy undergoing a partial first ray amputation subsequently required a more proximal amputation. ... continue reading
    Luke D. Cicchinelli, DPM, FACFAS, and Jeffrey Boberg, DPM
    14,438 reads | 0 comments | 03/26/12
    Yes. Offering key anatomical pearls and biomechanical insights, Luke D. Cicchinelli, DPM, FACFAS, notes that a lateral release is beneficial in the majority of surgical procedures for patients with hallux abducto valgus. No. Jeffrey Boberg, DPM, says there are other techniques and cites studies showing that one can maintain hallux valgus correction without the need to perform a lateral release. ... continue reading