Volume 25 - Issue 11 - November 2012

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What A New Study Reveals About Tendon Lengthening For Diabetic Plantar Foot Ulcers

Monroe Laborde, MD | 15847 reads | 0 comments

Presenting the results of a recent retrospective study and offering a review of the related literature, this author says tendon lengthening compares favorably to other modalities in terms of efficacy and reduced complications.

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A Closer Look At The Distal Tibial Osteotomy For Ankle Varus

Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, and Terrence M. Philbin, DO | 13207 reads | 0 comments

These authors discuss the distal tibial osteotomy and present a case study of a 23-year-old female with concomitant ankle varus and post-traumatic ankle pain.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma: Can It Have An Impact For Plantar Fasciitis?

David J. Soomekh, DPM | 15462 reads | 0 comments

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been in use for decades in various medical disciplines and recently has shown some promise in treating heel pain. This author discusses how PRP
fits into his treatment regimen for chronic plantar fasciitis and offers a detailed guide to collecting and injecting PRP.

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Current And Emerging Conservative Modalities For Achilles Tendonitis

Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS | 15689 reads | 0 comments

A delayed diagnosis of Achilles tendonitis can lead to recalcitrant cases of posterior heel and leg pain. With this in mind, this author discusses common etiologies of this condition and reviews the evidence on a range of conservative therapies.

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Current Concepts In The Algorithm For Plantar Fasciitis

Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Kellie Higgins, DPM | 14893 reads | 0 comments

Given the common presentation of heel pain, these authors discuss their stepwise approach to treating plantar fasciitis, focusing on pain reduction and controlling biomechanical abnormalities.

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Keys To Addressing Heel Pain In The Athlete

Tim Dutra, DPM | 11792 reads | 0 comments

Heel pain, especially in the athlete, can have a wide range of potential etiologies. This author discusses pearls for getting to the root of plantar and posterior heel pain, and reviews appropriate conservative and surgical treatment options.

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