Volume 25 - Issue 6 - June 2012

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Current Insights On Internal Fixation Of Subtalar Fusions

Ryan T. Scott, DPM, AACFAS, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, MS, FACFAS | 9835 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Emerging Insights On Minimal Incision Osteotomies

Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, FACFAS, MBA | 14324 reads | 2 comments

There has been a renaissance in recent years of the once disparaged technique of minimal incision surgery. This author details why minimal incision osteotomies can be advantageous for certain conditions, offers surgical pointers and provides salient advice on overcoming complications.

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Is Shear The New Peak Plantar Pressure?

Adam Landsman, DPM, PhD, FACFAS | 9482 reads | 0 comments

In a provocative discussion of the potential impact of shear forces in the high-risk diabetic foot, this author offers pertinent biomechanical insights and offers suggestions for minimizing the detrimental effects of shear forces in this patient population.

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Treating Tinea Pedis In Patients With Diabetes

Lisa Matricciani, RN, and Sara Jones, PhD, MSc, BA, DipAppSci | 19158 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Current Concepts In Diagnosing And Treating Drop Foot

Nicholas Romansky, DPM, Kelly Scollon-Grieve, MD, and James G. McGinness, CPO | 38389 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Understanding The Psychology Of Injured Athletes And Returning To Play

Jamie Robbins, PhD | 11940 reads | 0 comments

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.

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