Volume 25 - Issue 6 - June 2012
News and Trends »
Diabetes Watch »
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.
Dermatology Diagnosis »
Orthotics Q&A »
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.
Sports Medicine »
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.
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.
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