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  • June 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 6
    Ryan T. Scott, DPM, AACFAS, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, MS, FACFAS
    10,102 reads | 0 comments | 05/24/12
    Sharing findings from the literature and pearls from their own experience, these authors examine pertinent considerations and keys to facilitating optimal placement of internal screw fixation in subtalar joint arthrodesis procedures. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    1,642 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/12
    I just got home from attending the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association annual meeting and seminar. The meeting was held at a posh resort in the North Cascades Mountains. The rooms were too pricey for me so I stayed in my trailer in an RV park on the Yakima River at $25 per night. I was also able to bring my dog as long as I bagged his byproducts. ... continue reading
    John Mozena, DPM
    15,583 reads | 1 comments | 05/23/12
    Stress fractures represent 4 to 16 percent of running injuries.1 Fractures occur in 8 percent of the males and 13 percent of the females.1 The cause of stress fractures is repetitive and sub-maximal loading of the bone. The bone eventually fatigues and a stress fracture occurs. Prolonged stress can lead to a complete fracture. A regular fracture differs from a stress fracture in that no acute trauma has taken place. ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Denise Freeman, DPM
    11,282 reads | 1 comments | 05/23/12
    Our expert panelists discuss the pre-casting workup for orthotics, the advantages of plaster casting and the importance of checking range of motion. They also offer pointers on what you should look for before sending casts to the lab and troubleshooting when patients say their orthotics are not working correctly. ... continue reading
    M. Joel Morse, DPM
    86,659 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/12
    Longitudinal pigmentation of the nail is a common presenting problem in general podiatry. However, it is not something the patient always brings to your attention. You need to look for it. ... continue reading
    Alexander M. Reyzelman, DPM, and Irina Bazarov, MS
    17,275 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/12
    Despite the multitude of wound healing products and technologies that have come out in recent years, the treatment of chronic diabetic ulcers still remains a challenge. An evolving scientific understanding of wound physiology has led to the introduction of new wound care products targeting specific wound healing abnormalities. ... continue reading

    2,706 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/12
    By the year 2030, the rate of obesity in the United States will increase by an estimated 33 percent while the prevalence of severe obesity will rise by 130 percent, according to a recent study. ... continue reading
    Jamie Robbins, PhD
    12,289 reads | 0 comments | 05/21/12
    Athletes face intense pressure to return to play when they are injured but the challenge for physicians is to have them return safely. This author explains the importance of social support and having a strong grasp of the motivations and fears of the injured athlete in order to facilitate rehabilitation of the injury and a successful return to the field of play. ... continue reading
    Nicholas Romansky, DPM, Kelly Scollon-Grieve, MD, and James G. McGinness, CPO
    40,633 reads | 0 comments | 05/21/12
    Drop foot can have a complex etiology and the effects of the condition can affect quality of life for patients. These authors provide insights on the workup and diagnosis of drop foot, and discuss treatments ranging from medical therapies and surgery to AFOs and functional electrical stimulation. ... continue reading
    Lisa Matricciani, RN, and Sara Jones, PhD, MSc, BA, DipAppSci
    19,898 reads | 0 comments | 05/21/12
    Patients with diabetes face a higher risk of tinea pedis, which can lead to complications, and research is scarce on the efficacy of medications in diabetic patients with the fungal condition. Accordingly, these authors provide a closer look at treatment and prevention strategies for tinea pedis, which often occurs in concert with onychomycosis. ... continue reading