Volume 25 - Issue 12 - December 2012

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December 2012

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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?

Diabetes Watch »

Assessing The Potential Impact Of HBOT For Your Practice

Jay G. Levine, DPM, and Bernie Chowdhury, BA, CHT | 4454 reads | 0 comments

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

Dermatology Diagnosis »

Treating The Acute Onset Of An Asymptomatic Solitary Blister

M. Joel Morse, DPM | 14676 reads | 0 comments

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.

Sports Medicine »

Is There A Place For Topical NSAIDs In Podiatric Sports Medicine?

Jamie Yakel, DPM, FACFAS | 8034 reads | 0 comments

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.

Forum »

Orthotics Are Not Biomechanics

Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 3513 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Why The Fiscal Cliff Is A Fiscal Heart Attack For Doctors

Lee C. Rogers, DPM | 4110 reads | 0 comments

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.