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  • November 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 11
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    1,323 reads | 0 comments | 10/29/12
    On the challenging journey to becoming a podiatric physician, there are many beginnings and endings. As soon as you cross one hurdle, another is right around the corner. ... continue reading
    Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate
    3,279 reads | 1 comments | 10/29/12
    The statistics on peripheral arterial disease (PAD) are staggering. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 8 million people in the United States have PAD. This includes 12 to 20 percent of people over the age of 60. Accordingly, appropriate testing for this condition is essential. ... continue reading
    Lindsay Mae Chandler, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS
    5,275 reads | 0 comments | 10/29/12
    Foot and ankle surgeons often face the challenge of obtaining adequate bone healing in a timely fashion in patients with multiple risk factors for poor bone healing. Smoking, diabetes, Charcot, a history of high energy injury, multiple surgeries at an osseous surgical site, a history of delayed or nonunion, a history of avascular necrosis, alcohol abuse, immunosuppression, acute/uncontrolled infections, chronic infections, a poor soft tissue envelope and suboptimal vascularity are just a few of the many risk factors for poor bone healing. ... continue reading

    3,403 reads | 0 comments | 10/29/12
    In order to address possible pain after hallux valgus surgery, surgeons have used sciatic nerve blocks for anesthesia and post-op analgesics. However, a new study in the French journal Annales Françaises d’Anesthésie et de Réanimation notes that in a percutaneous approach to bunion surgery, a midfoot block may promote quicker postoperative ambulation. ... continue reading
    Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, and Terrence M. Philbin, DO
    14,204 reads | 0 comments | 10/29/12
    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. ... continue reading
    Jodi Schoenhaus Gold, DPM, FACFAS
    10,853 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/12
    Fat pad augmentation or the use of grafting in the ball of the foot and the heel has gained popularity over the past decade. The goal is simply to add cushioning or padding to areas that demonstrate a loss or displacement of natural fat due to an increased peak pressure. ... continue reading
    Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    6,915 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/12
    These panelists discuss identifying the etiology of pain in patients with wounds and share their perspectives on various treatment modalities ranging from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to the use of regional nerve blocks before surgery. ... continue reading
    Andrew H. Rice, DPM, FACFAS, and Mallory Przbylski, DPM
    7,635 reads | 0 comments | 10/26/12
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), greater than 60 percent of non-traumatic lower extremity amputations occur in patients with diabetes.1 It is clear one can attribute this to diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), soft tissue infection and osteomyelitis. Wounds that are arrested in the chronic phase of healing become susceptible to soft tissue and bone infection, and subsequent amputation.2 This knowledge underscores the need for production of better wound care techniques and products in order to heal DFUs in a timely manner. ... continue reading

    1,895 reads | 0 comments | 10/25/12
    New And Improved Gait Assessment Device Given the importance of accurate gait analysis, an improved version of a tried and true device may provide podiatrists with even more precise gait analysis. ... continue reading
    Monroe Laborde, MD
    16,828 reads | 0 comments | 10/25/12
    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. ... continue reading