Volume 25 - Issue 7 - July 2012

Feature »

Keys To Diagnosing Peripheral Arterial Disease

Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS, and Osami Kawarada, MD, FSCAI | 20663 reads | 0 comments

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can result in a range of serious complications and death. Accurate and timely diagnosis is important for wound healing and proper preoperative workup in foot and ankle surgery. Offering insights from the latest PAD guidelines and research, these authors offer a closer look at non-invasive diagnostic methods and a brief review of medical, endovascular and surgical treatment of PAD.

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Emerging Insights In Diagnosing And Treating Osteomyelitis

Jason Hanft, DPM, FACFAS, Jonathan Moskovits, DPM, and Daniel Hall, DPM | 15337 reads | 1 comments

Is the probe to bone test losing its gold standard luster? Will nuclear medicine imaging reinvent the diagnostic approach to osteomyelitis? Can antibiotic beads have an impact in treatment? Offering insights from the literature as well as their own clinical experience, these authors answer those questions and many more.

News and Trends »

July 2012

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The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its latest guidelines for diabetic foot infections, updating the recommendations from 2004.

Diabetes Watch »

What Studies Reveal About The Preventive Value Of Podiatric Care For Patients With Diabetes

Paul J. Liswood, DPM, FACFAS | 8575 reads | 0 comments

The care podiatrists provide for patients with diabetes is essential, improves outcomes and saves money. That is the value we provide. Now we have data that demonstrates this value. Last year, two independent studies, one by Carls and colleagues and the other by researchers at Duke University, confirmed this truth.

Wound Care Q&A »

Pertinent Insights On Coding For Wound Care

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 40492 reads | 0 comments

Providing salient examples and insights from their experience, the expert panelists discuss proper documentation, coding for E&M services and appropriate use of modifiers.

Surgical Pearls »

A Closer Look At Endoscopic Nerve Decompression For Morton’s ‘Neuroma’

Damien Dauphinée, DPM, FACFAS, CWS-P | 13593 reads | 1 comments

The interdigital neuroma is a common source of forefoot pain that podiatric foot and ankle surgeons see in their practices every day. The characteristic symptoms have been well known since Morton first described them in 1876.1 Even though Morton believed the problem was located at the fourth metatarsophalangeal articulation, his name has been associated with the pathology for over a century. Peripheral nerve surgeons have chosen to avoid the term “neuroma,” opting instead for “interdigital neuritis,” which better describes the problem.