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  • May 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 5
    Desiree M. Scholl, DPM, Cynthia R. Cernak, DPM, and Alex R. Scholl, DPM
    14,667 reads | 0 comments | 04/26/12
    These authors offer insights on removing failed hammertoe implants from a 53-year-old-female who presented with a chief complaint of continued pain and swelling localized to her right and left fourth toes. ... continue reading
    Christopher Hendrix, DPM
    5,220 reads | 0 comments | 04/26/12
    The author details the treatment of an obese 48-year-old patient with diabetes whose weight loss and exercise program stalled due to pain and discomfort in her right foot, arch and heel. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    2,237 reads | 0 comments | 04/26/12
    The last three years have gone by fast. I loaded a few banker’s boxes of personal items such as diplomas, board certificates and pictures of my granddaughters into the trunk of my car. Then I stepped back into the office for a last look. It was my last day of being a podiatrist. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Sydney K. Yau, DPM
    30,185 reads | 0 comments | 04/26/12
    Osteochondral lesions of the talus are very common and frequently occur after an inversion ankle sprain. The common mechanisms for an osteochondral lesion of the talar dome include a plantarflexion-inversion or dorsiflexion-inversion injury to the ankle. ... continue reading
    Nicholas Todd, DPM, Meagan Jennings, DPM, FACFAS, and Shannon Rush, DPM, FACFAS
    16,843 reads | 0 comments | 04/25/12
    When conservative offloading options have failed and patients with diabetes are at risk of limb loss, one might consider surgical offloading for diabetic foot ulcers. These authors offer their experience with operative techniques for offloading ulcers in areas such as the midfoot, first ray and lesser metatarsals. ... continue reading
    Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS
    17,855 reads | 0 comments | 04/25/12
    Given the myriad of possible etiologies for deviated second or third toes, it is valuable to have a range of treatment options. This author offers a closer look at surgical management and current concepts with the Weil distal oblique metatarsal osteotomy, the extensor digitorum brevis tendon transfer and soft tissue balancing of the lesser metatarsophalangeal joint. ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    39,321 reads | 14 comments | 04/23/12
    As barefoot running gains popularity and the market sees the development of more minimalist shoes, podiatric physicians and athletes have debated barefoot running versus shod running, which is faster and which leads to less chance of injury. Accordingly, this author takes a closer look at the evidence with a focus on biomechanics and physiology. ... continue reading
    Alan Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS, and Robert Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS
    10,741 reads | 0 comments | 04/23/12
    Although podiatry residents have opportunities for significant advancement of their skills, they also face daunting challenges that may not be receiving adequate attention in residency programs. Drawing upon their experience, these authors suggest a number of areas for improvement in residency programs, including research opportunities, business education and coaching on leadership skills. ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    16,259 reads | 0 comments | 04/23/12
    These expert panelists debate the use of antimicrobial dressings versus regular wound dressings, the efficacy of antiseptics and whether sterile gloves are useful in reducing the risk of infection. ... continue reading
    Kelley Wallin, DPM, and Donald Green, DPM, FACFAS
    10,095 reads | 0 comments | 04/23/12
    Subtalar joint arthrodesis and subtalar joint arthroereisis are widely used surgical procedures for eliminating motion or limiting excessive pronation at the subtalar joint.1-3 ... continue reading