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  • December 2012 | Volume 25 - Issue 12
    Lee C. Rogers, DPM
    4,252 reads | 0 comments | 12/12/12
    As the federal government continues negotiations over the fiscal cliff, this author details how threatened cuts in spending would have an adverse effect on physicians and various healthcare-related programs such as Medicare. ... continue reading
    J. Palmer Branch, DPM, FACFAS
    17,198 reads | 0 comments | 11/29/12
    Offering insights from the literature, practical pearls and coding tips, this author discusses the use of acellular dermis grafts for foot and ankle applications including wound healing, tendon and ligament repair and soft tissue supplementation. ... continue reading
    Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, MBA, and Julie Lee, DPM
    5,757 reads | 0 comments | 11/28/12
    These authors offer pertinent insights on treating a 45-year-old woman who complained of severe pain years after receiving a total first metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) implant. ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    3,928 reads | 0 comments | 11/21/12
    Over the past quarter century of lecturing at national and international seminars on the topics of foot and lower extremity biomechanics, foot orthotic therapy and sports injuries, I have had the pleasure to meet many podiatrists who share my interest in these subjects. We understand that since biomechanics is the science that examines the forces acting upon and within a biological structure and the effects produced by such forces, we will be able to more effectively help our patients who suffer from pain and dysfunction within their feet and lower extremities if we gain a better comprehension of foot biomechanics. ... continue reading
    Jamie Yakel, DPM, FACFAS
    8,452 reads | 0 comments | 11/21/12
    Musculoskeletal injuries are one of the most common, if not the most common, condition we see in podiatric sports medicine practices. While the injuries can be acute or chronic, there are multiple treatment modalities podiatrists can use to resolve the condition and return the athlete to sport. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most common prescribed medications and are a cornerstone in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain management. They are well known for their analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties, but they also known for adverse effects, specifically cardiovascular risk and gastrointestinal toxicity. ... continue reading
    M. Joel Morse, DPM
    15,697 reads | 0 comments | 11/20/12
    A 68-year-old Caucasian female presented to the office with acute onset of a solitary, asymptomatic, spontaneous, tense blister of three days’ duration on the lateral aspect of the right great toe. ... continue reading
    Jay G. Levine, DPM, and Bernie Chowdhury, BA, CHT
    4,613 reads | 0 comments | 11/20/12
    Any podiatrists seeking better patient outcomes should consider adding hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to their treatment options. The practice of putting patients inside a hyperbaric chamber — either a monoplace or a multi-place chamber — and having them breathe 100 percent oxygen while under increased atmospheric pressure is gaining currency, and is well documented in the scientific literature.1 ... continue reading

    2,379 reads | 0 comments | 11/20/12
    In the midst of a busy day treating one patient after another, things inevitably threaten to throw your practice’s well-oiled machine off balance. How can your office avoid the pitfalls and keep things running smoothly so patients have reasonable wait times? ... continue reading
    George C. Trachtenberg, DPM
    11,424 reads | 2 comments | 11/20/12
    Offering biomechanical insights on how back pain may be triggered by secondary postural changes and altered gait compensations from foot dysfunction, this author emphasizes assessment of the sagittal plane and a better understanding of the impact of lumbar spine flexion. ... continue reading
    Gina A. Hild, DPM, and Allan M. Boike, DPM, FACFAS
    13,250 reads | 0 comments | 11/20/12
    Can new technological advances facilitate a more accurate diagnosis of osteomyelitis and more successful treatment? These authors consider this question and offer insights from the literature on lab tests, imaging modalities and effective treatments with an eye toward prevention. ... continue reading