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  • August 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 8
    Steven Yager, DPM, FACFAS, and Barbara Lee, DPM
    7,881 reads | 0 comments | 07/27/12
    Offering surgical insights, this author presents a rare case of a peri-ligamentous granuloma engulfing the anterior talofibular ligament in a 26-year-old patient. ... continue reading
    Eric Lullove, DPM
    8,800 reads | 0 comments | 07/26/12
    This author provides a step-by-step guide to performing total joint replacement of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) in a 62-year-old patient with painful stage IV hallux rigidus. ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    2,045 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/12
    The question of what age a person should be considered “young” and “old” has fascinated me throughout my 27 years of podiatric practice. I have always had a diverse range of ages in my practice, treating children as young as a few months to adults in their 90s. During my personal interactions with my patients, the topic of age seems to come up frequently. This has made me realize that our perception of age affects how we think about ourselves, how we consider our patients and how our patients consider us. ... continue reading

    3,970 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/12
    New Solution For Fusion Fixation A new fusion device may enhance arthrodesis fixation in lower extremity surgery. ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph D'Amico, DPM
    9,938 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/12
    Given the common presentation of limb asymmetry, these panelists describe how leg length discrepancy affects orthotic prescription. They also offer insights on effective orthotic management of patients with heel pain. ... continue reading
    William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
    13,601 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/12
    A 32-year-old male presented to my office with the chief complaint of heel pain. His symptoms were consistent with plantar fasciitis and a strong element of post-static dyskinesia. He had a secondary complaint of a recent rash that developed on his legs after he made the appointment for heel pain. The patient was concerned because the rash became worse over the prior week and there was pain when he touched the affected area. ... continue reading
    Karen Shum, DPM, Ronald Belczyk, DPM, Lee C. Rogers, DPM, George Andros, MD, and Larissa Lee, MD
    10,011 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/12
    Diabetic ulcers, particularly those located in the forefoot region, pose an interesting challenge for the foot surgeon. When these ulcers occur in the neuropathic patient with adequate circulation, the pedicle flap of the great toe can serve as a useful tool for ulcer management. ... continue reading

    4,369 reads | 1 comments | 07/25/12
    Podiatric physicians in New York State may soon be licensed to treat the ankle due to a proposed change in the scope of practice. ... continue reading
    Anthony Poggio, DPM
    7,041 reads | 0 comments | 07/24/12
    Even if the monetary totals at stake are small, denied insurance claims can add up and negatively impact your practice. This author provides pearls for ensuring your denied claims receive payment, offering insights on dealing with insurance companies and the importance of thorough documentation. ... continue reading
    Wenjay Sung, DPM, and Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS
    18,962 reads | 0 comments | 07/24/12
    Yes. Wenjay Sung, DPM, says the majority of the current research shows that incorporation of the mini-open repair may provide a more viable option than traditional open repair with reduced complications. No. Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, says percutaneous repair has well documented complications and open repair allows for more certainty and reinforcement of tendon repair. ... continue reading