Volume 25 - Issue 5 - May 2012

News and Trends »

May 2012

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A study recently published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association speculates that equinus may occur more frequently than previously reported in patients with diabetes.



Diabetes Watch »

Is Tendon Lengthening The Best Treatment For Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

J. Monroe Laborde, MD, MS | 12893 reads | 0 comments

Diabetic neuropathy results in tendon imbalance and decreased protective sensation.1,2 Tendon imbalance, especially Achilles or gastrocnemius-soleus tightness, causes or aggravates most foot problems.



Surgical Pearls »

Keys To Intraoperative Positioning For Subtalar Joint Procedures

Kelley Wallin, DPM, and Donald Green, DPM, FACFAS | 8875 reads | 0 comments

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



Wound Care Q&A »

Pertinent Insights On Antimicrobial Dressings And Infection Control

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 12636 reads | 0 comments

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.



Treatment Dilemmas »

Emerging Concepts In Treating Osteochondral Lesions Of The Talus

Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Sydney K. Yau, DPM | 18847 reads | 0 comments

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.



Forum »

Reflecting On A Void-Free Retirement Three Years After Stepping Away From Podiatry

John H. McCord, DPM | 1789 reads | 0 comments

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.