Volume 26 - Issue 2 - February 2013

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Could Efinaconazole 10% Have An Impact For Onychomycosis?

Richard Pollak, DPM | 9587 reads | 0 comments

Can an emerging topical hold promise for onychomycosis? This author takes a closer look in this case study of a 24-year-old patient with distal lateral subungual onychomycosis.



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Exploring The Potential Of Laser Treatment For Fungal Nails

Marc Katz, DPM | 9137 reads | 0 comments

Discussing patient expectations with laser therapy and its potential role in onychomycosis treatment, this author details how laser therapy enhanced the treatment of fungal nails in a 52-year-old patient.



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Lesser Metatarsalgia: Are Lesser Metatarsal Osteotomies Necessary?

Ramy Fahim, DPM, and Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS | 11980 reads | 0 comments

Carefully considering the biomechanical factors that contribute to lesser metatarsalgia, these authors advocate and offer insights on combining a modified Hibbs procedure and a Girdlestone-Taylor procedure to maximize outcomes without the complications of a metatarsal osteotomy.



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Point-Counterpoint: Is Conservative Care The Best Approach For Plantar Fibromatosis?

Michael S. Downey, DPM, FACFAS, and Byron Hutchinson, DPM, FACFAS | 21754 reads | 0 comments

Yes. Michael S. Downey, DPM, FACFAS says conservative treatment can reduce the symptomatology and shrink the plantar fibroma whereas wide excision surgery has a high recurrence rate and increased potential for wound healing issues and nerve entrapment.

No. Citing a lack of evidence-based studies on conservative care, Byron Hutchinson, DPM, FACFAS, says various studies in the literature have advocated surgical techniques and recommendations to reduce recurrence risk.



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Pertinent Pearls On Fifth Metatarsal Osteotomies

Jane Pontious, DPM, FACFAS, and Corine Creech, DPM | 12758 reads | 0 comments

Which osteotomy offers the most advantages for treating a tailor’s bunion? Offering insights from their experience as well as a thorough review of the literature, these authors offer a closer look at options ranging from distal metatarsal osteotomies and the lateral exostectomy to transverse and oblique osteotomies.



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Gait Analysis In Pediatric Patients With Flatfoot

Louis J. DeCaro, DPM | 9617 reads | 0 comments

Analyzing biomechanics and gait can paint a more accurate picture of pediatric patients with flatfoot and enhance treatment. Accordingly, this author offers salient diagnostic insights to inform one’s biomechanical exam and gait assessment in this patient population.



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