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  • October 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 10
    Dennis Kiper, DPM
    8,859 reads | 2 comments | 09/27/12
    Fluid technology may enhance foot alignment and dynamic stability for walking and running. This author draws on 20 years of empirical experience to provide insights on fluid dynamic orthosis technology, including silicone dynamic orthotics. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    5,213 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/12
    A patient of mine asked me how I became interested in becoming a doctor. This was always the most difficult question for me to answer. I decided to tell her the real reason. I was close to retirement and no longer feared that the truth could damage my image. ... continue reading
    Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate
    6,259 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/12
    While there are a number of membrane and skin grafts on the market, many do not provide podiatric surgeons with the versatile, nourishing and regenerative properties found in Neox™ amniotic membrane grafts, according to the manufacturer Amniox Medical. ... continue reading
    Kevin McDonald, DPM
    24,846 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/12
    Economic and regulatory forces are leading to the consolidation of medical practices across the country. Hospital systems are acquiring primary care practices, multispecialty clinics are clamoring for their share of the pie and single specialty medical mega-groups are coming together to grab market share across geographic areas. It is now rare for young doctors completing their training to open up an independent office. ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph D’Amico, DPM
    9,782 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/12
    These experienced panelists discuss the unique challenges of fabricating orthotics and creating modifications for various types of sports, high heels and Morton’s neuroma. ... continue reading
    Tracey Vlahovic, DPM
    11,195 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/12
    A 14-year-old male who plays football and basketball presents with what he believes is another toenail growing on top of his nail. It is an isolated mass superficial to the hallux nail plate that has been present for about six months. ... continue reading
    Robert G. Smith DPM, MSc, RPh, CPed
    9,249 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/12
    Diabetes mellitus is associated with a progression of microvascular and macrovascular complications.1,2 It is understandable that with the progression of these diabetes-related complications, the consumption of medications to prevent and treat them would be greater in comparison to those age-matched individuals without diabetes mellitus.3,4 Often, the use of medication by patients with diabetes is frequent and in many cases involves highly potent drugs or pharmaceuticals with narrow therapeutic ranges.5 ... continue reading

    3,605 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/12
    As the American population trends toward becoming more overweight and obese, such patients may have a greater risk for musculoskeletal problems such as ankle fractures. A recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery concludes that obese patients have a higher risk of sustaining a more proximal distal fibula fracture. ... continue reading
    Amber M. Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, Paul B. Thurston, DPM, and Garrett M. Wobst, DPM
    11,781 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/12
    In nearly a century of existence, the Lapidus bunionectomy has evolved along with advances in fixation hardware and technique. Accordingly, these authors discuss indications, surgical technique and the scientific evidence behind using this procedure for proximal bunionectomies. ... continue reading
    Christopher Corwin, DPM, MS, AACFAS
    9,651 reads | 1 comments | 09/25/12
    Although cycling can provide impressive exercise benefits, a lack of proper bike fit can lead to adverse biomechanical effects for the lower extremity. Accordingly, this author provides an overview of bike fit adjustments, discusses keys to correct footwear choice and positioning, and summarizes the benefits of working with a bike fitter. ... continue reading