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  • February 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 2
    Marc Katz, DPM
    17,893 reads | 0 comments | 01/31/13
    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. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    1,484 reads | 0 comments | 01/29/13
    "When I get an irresistible urge to exercise, I lie down until it blows over.” — Mark Twain This has been my mantra since I left Army basic training in 1970. I hate to exercise so I haven’t for the past 42 years. As a podiatrist, I was pretty quick to advise my patients to go on a diet or go to a fitness gym, but I was lucky. I did not need it for myself. ... continue reading

    1,686 reads | 0 comments | 01/29/13
    Podiatrists looking for a comfortable, latex-free surgical glove may have a new option. ... continue reading
    Lynn Homisak, PRT
    6,494 reads | 0 comments | 01/29/13
    When I am called into a practice to analyze office flow, one of the areas I investigate is why the schedule gets backed up. I start to pinpoint the suspected bottlenecks by asking the same question to both doctors and staff: “In your opinion, where do you see the problem?” ... continue reading
    Gary M. Lepow, DPM, MS, FACFAS, and Brian D. Lepow, DPM, AACFAS
    18,503 reads | 1 comments | 01/28/13
    Drawing from the literature as well as their clinical experience, these authors review the evolution of fixation options for Austin/Chevron bunionectomies. In addition to exploring the pros and cons of resorbable implants, they assess the advantages of allografts and offer key surgical insights. ... continue reading
    Louis J. DeCaro, DPM
    15,356 reads | 0 comments | 01/28/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Jane Pontious, DPM, FACFAS, and Corine Creech, DPM
    19,761 reads | 0 comments | 01/28/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Michael S. Downey, DPM, FACFAS, and Byron Hutchinson, DPM, FACFAS
    47,773 reads | 0 comments | 01/24/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Ramy Fahim, DPM, and Lawrence DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS
    16,332 reads | 0 comments | 01/24/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Alona Kashanian, DPM
    8,789 reads | 0 comments | 01/24/13
    Our expert panelists discuss the role of orthotics, orthotic modifications and other conservative solutions for pregnant women, female athletes and CEOs in dress shoes. ... continue reading