Volume 25 - Issue 4 - April 2012

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Pertinent Insights On Drug-Induced Arthralgia With Commonly Prescribed Drugs

Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed | 18255 reads | 0 comments

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.



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Treating Clear Cell Hidradenoma Of The Dorsal Medial Forefoot

Jane Pontious, DPM, and Kerianne Spiess, BA, BS | 7906 reads | 0 comments

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.



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Key Insights On Intractable Plantar Keratoses

William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS | 30772 reads | 2 comments

Due to their unique presentation, intractable plantar keratoses can be challenging to treat and can be particularly painful. This author reviews the biomechanical causes of intractable plantar keratoses, offers pearls on making a diagnosis and provides a guide to surgical techniques for various iterations of the condition.



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Keys To The Biomechanical Evaluation Of The Symptomatic Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

Douglas Richie, DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM | 24158 reads | 0 comments

Given the relatively common nature of adult-acquired flatfoot, this author offers practical pearls and emerging insights from the literature on key biomechanical findings that can influence decision making for both conservative and surgical treatment.



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Current Concepts In Plantar Plate Repair

Lowell Weil Jr., DPM, FACFAS, and Erin E. Klein, DPM, MS | 34813 reads | 2 comments

Do you find yourself in certain cases choosing between metatarsal realignment and plantar plate repair? Given this dilemma, these authors suggest that combining the Weil osteotomy with a dorsal approach to the anatomic plantar plate may be beneficial in addressing both plantar plate tears and metatarsalgia.



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Point-Counterpoint: Is A Lateral Release Necessary For Hallux Valgus Correction?

Luke D. Cicchinelli, DPM, FACFAS, and Jeffrey Boberg, DPM | 11829 reads | 0 comments

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.



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