Volume 26 - Issue 1 - January 2013

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Case Studies In Laser Therapy

Grace Torres-Hodges, DPM | 6995 reads | 2 comments

This author discusses the use of laser therapy and how it was beneficial in addressing nail deformities in patients with onychomycosis.

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Treating A Dancer With Posterior ‘Impingement’ Pain

Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC | 8038 reads | 0 comments

This author details the treatment of a dancer who had a combination of right plantar heel pain and posterior heel pain deep in the right Achilles tendon.

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Managing Common Basketball-Related Injuries

Michael K. Lowe, DPM, FACFAS | 10168 reads | 0 comments

Given the considerable demands pro basketball players place on their lower extremities and the increase of missed games due to lower extremity-related injuries, this author emphasizes keys to preventative care to reduce the risk of ankle sprains and metatarsal stress fractures.

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How To Treat Dystrophic Nails

Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM | 49903 reads | 0 comments

Given the common presentation of onychodystrophy, physicians should have a firm grasp of common presentations of conditions like onychomycosis, trachyonychia and psoriasis. Accordingly, this author reviews keys to effective diagnosis and pertinent treatment considerations.

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Pertinent Insights On Ankle Arthroscopy

Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Corey Groh, DPM | 8418 reads | 0 comments

Over the last few decades, arthroscopy has become an advanced treatment method offering enhanced visualization of the joint, accuracy and low complication rates. These authors offer insights on arthroscopy portal location, helpful surgical pearls from their experience and tips on post-op care.

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How To Treat Polysyndactyly And Syndactyly Of The Foot

Edwin Harris, DPM, FACFAS | 16738 reads | 0 comments

Drawing on his clinical experience and the literature, this author provides a comprehensive guide to surgical approaches to the various forms of polysyndactyly and syndactyly in pediatric patients, focusing on which segment to delete and how to avoid surgical complications.

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