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  • March 2004 | Volume 17 - Issue 3
    This nodule has a reddish, keratotic surface and projects out beyond the free edge of the distal border of the digit.
    By Marc A. Brenner, DPM, Stanley R. Kalish, DPM, and Tom Truong, DPM
    14,834 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Benign and bony outgrowths can be frequently misdiagnosed. With this mind, let us consider an unusual case involving a painful digital tumor that is gradually growing larger. Prior to presenting to our office, the patient had been evaluated by a couple of other physicians but the diagnosis had remained unclear. The 19-year-old patient was an obese, non-diabetic female who had a chief complaint of a slowly enlarging painful tumor on the second left digit. She noted the lesion started approximately four months ago but recalled no trauma to this area. The nodule, which had a reddish keratoti... continue reading

    8,296 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Yes, the authors say skin flaps can be a viable option if conservative wound care fails. They emphasize that flaps can provide a unique match to the soft tissue properties of weightbearing areas and facilitate healing in wounds with exposed bone and tendon. By Gary P. Jolly, DPM, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM Historically, the treatment of chronic foot wounds has centered around aggressive debridement, pressure reduction and, lately, the application of wound healing accelerators such as various growth factors. More recently, the use of reconstructive procedures has been gaining support a... continue reading
    The AFG™ Ankle/Foot Gauntlet maintains circulation and raises the temperature of feet.

    3,278 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    If your patient’s feet need a warm up and better circulation to relive pain, a new kind of footgear may be the remedy. The AFG™ Ankle/Foot Gauntlet can raise your patients’ skin surface and subcutaneous temperature by two to three degrees as part of heat therapy. Manufacturer Swede-O, Inc. says the gauntlet can relieve the pain associated with diabetes, arthritis and Raynaud’s disease. AFG’s Trioxon lining wicks moisture away from the skin and allows the skin to breathe. The company says the product is anatomically shaped and comes with a side stabilizer insert for a... continue reading
    Here one can see a motion controlling device with a deep heel made of polypropylene. This type of shell will reduce biomechanical compensations and the deep heel seat will increase natural cushioning of the heel by maintaining the fat pad under the calcan
    By Russell G. Volpe, DPM
    25,395 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    The adult patient often seeks professional help with pain or discomfort in the foot. Pediatric consultations with a foot and ankle specialist are less often pain-related with concerns about gait or positional abnormalities more likely. When pain is the initiating complaint, it usually occurs in the child’s heel. However, the differential diagnosis of heel pain in the child can be challenging for practitioners. It may be difficult to obtain an accurate history from a child and parents are only able to relate what the child has told them or what they have observed. This can make differenti... continue reading