Volume 25 - Issue 10 - October 2012

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A Closer Look At The Principles Of Fluid Dynamics As They Relate To Orthoses

Dennis Kiper, DPM | 6981 reads | 2 comments

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.

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Current Concepts In Surgery For Adult-Acquired Flatfoot

Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS, Robert W. Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS, and Matthew J. Hentges, DPM | 16004 reads | 0 comments

Although an abundance of research into the treatment of adult-acquired flatfoot (AAF) has led to improved standardization of surgical options, discrepancies still exist in how surgeons approach stage II flatfoot. These authors offer insights into surgical management of stage II AAF with a special emphasis on medial transpositional osteotomy of the posterior calcaneus and lateral column lengthening.

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A Guide To The Triple Arthrodesis For Hindfoot Deformities

Kevin Dux, DPM, Sarah Edgar, DPM, and Peter Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 15588 reads | 0 comments

The triple arthrodesis has evolved to become the gold standard for the correction of sometimes complex hindfoot deformities with long-term follow-up showing high satisfaction rates. Accordingly, these authors offer a closer look at the procedure, review key indications and provide pertinent pearls.

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A Closer Look At The Efficacy Of Bioengineered Alternative Tissues For DFUs

Melissa Skratsky, DPM, and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc | 12331 reads | 0 comments

In recent years, the rise of bioengineered alternative tissues (BATs) has opened a new avenue toward the management of diabetic foot ulcers. These authors examine the evidence on the efficacy of these advanced wound care products.

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Preventive Insights On Shoewear And Bike Fit For Cyclists

Christopher Corwin, DPM, MS, AACFAS | 8065 reads | 1 comments

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.

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Pertinent Insights On Proximal Bunionectomies

Amber M. Shane, DPM, FACFAS, Christopher L. Reeves, DPM, FACFAS, Paul B. Thurston, DPM, and Garrett M. Wobst, DPM | 9638 reads | 0 comments

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.

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