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  • January 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 1
    John H. McCord, DPM
    2,415 reads | 0 comments | 12/30/12
    “Be kind to your enemies. It will drive them nuts.” ... continue reading
    Grace Torres-Hodges, DPM
    8,906 reads | 2 comments | 12/27/12
    This author discusses the use of laser therapy and how it was beneficial in addressing nail deformities in patients with onychomycosis. ... continue reading
    Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC
    12,511 reads | 0 comments | 12/27/12
    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. ... continue reading
    Michael K. Lowe, DPM, FACFAS
    12,378 reads | 0 comments | 12/20/12
    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. ... continue reading
    Edwin Harris, DPM, FACFAS
    22,226 reads | 0 comments | 12/20/12
    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. ... continue reading
    Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Corey Groh, DPM
    10,341 reads | 0 comments | 12/20/12
    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. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Lindsey Mae Chandler, DPM
    9,213 reads | 0 comments | 12/19/12
    Patients with chronic heel pain represent a significant percentage, up to 20 percent, of the population presenting to healthcare providers specializing in foot and ankle disorders.1 Patients frequently comment that their plantar heel pain is worse with the first few steps they take in the morning after arising from bed. The pain declines after a few minutes but returns through the day the longer the patient is on his or her feet. Significant findings associated with plantar heel pain include tightness of the Achilles tendon, high body mass index (BMI) and unsupportive shoe gear.2 ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    11,094 reads | 0 comments | 12/19/12
    Offering insights and perspectives on prescribing medication for patients with painful wounds, these expert panelists discuss drugs for neuropathic pain, extended-release narcotics and how to be wary of pain medication “seekers.” ... continue reading
    By Bradly Bussewitz, DPM
    9,419 reads | 0 comments | 12/19/12
    The European approach to the bunion commonly involves the scarf bunionectomy, much more so than here in the United States. Of the many bunion approaches, why should we bother adding another to the list? Those who utilize the scarf approach understand the stability, power of correction and utilitarian nature of this bunionectomy choice. I use the scarf as one of my go-to procedures for correcting mild to severe hallux abducto valgus. ... continue reading
    By Thomas Belken, DPM
    6,509 reads | 0 comments | 12/19/12
    There are certain protocols/algorithms that physicians follow within the hospital setting. When a patient with diabetes comes into the emergency department with an infected ulcer, a cascade of events takes place: lab tests, X-rays, wound cultures, blood cultures and consults to the appropriate specialists. Medicine, infectious disease, vascular, endocrinology and podiatry personnel usually comprise the “team” that assembles to take care of this patient while he or she is in-house. The chart, whether it is paper or electronic, serves as a means to disseminate and share information among the specialties. ... continue reading