Volume 25 - Issue 4 - April 2012

Feature »

A Guide To Orthotic Treatment For Metatarsalgia

Jamie Yakel, DPM | 49587 reads | 1 comments

Orthotics can be a vital part of treatment for the sometimes vague diagnosis of metatarsalgia. Accordingly, this author expounds on the benefits of orthotics and accommodations such as metatarsal pads and bars for metatarsalgia arising from conditions such as lesser metatarsophalangeal joint instability.



News and Trends »

April 2012

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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.



Diabetes Watch »

A Closer Look At Multidrug-Resistant Organisms And Nosocomial Pathogens

E. Giannin Perez, DPM, MS, Alicia Attanasio and Khurram H. Khan, DPM | 9902 reads | 0 comments

Determining the best course of treatment for bacterial infections can be a daunting task, especially in the age of multidrug-resistant organisms.



Dermatology Diagnosis »

Treating A Patient Who Feels There Are Parasites Under Her Skin

Tracey Vlahovic, DPM | 8393 reads | 1 comments

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.



Practice Builders »

Choosing The Best Business Model For Your Practice

David N. Helfman, DPM, FACFAS | 7013 reads | 0 comments

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.



Orthotics Q&A »

Pertinent Pearls On Custom Orthoses And Modifications

Clinical Editor: Nicholas Romansky, DPM | 6963 reads | 0 comments

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.