Volume 26 - Issue 5 - May 2013

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Treating Chronic Sesamoiditis With ESWT

David Zuckerman, DPM, FACFAS, Lee Cohen, DPM, FACFAS, and Sharon Monter, DPM | 7991 reads | 0 comments

These authors discuss the use of ESWT to treat a professional football player who previously failed various conservative modalities for chronic sesamoiditis.



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Why It Pays To Pursue A Fellowship

Kelly A. Powers, DPM | 5681 reads | 0 comments

This author discusses her experience in a diabetic limb salvage research fellowship and the rewards residents can gain if they choose a fellowship.



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When Patients Ask About Barefoot Running And Minimalist Shoes

Moderator: Jenny Sanders, DPM Panelists: Richard Blake, DPM, Bill Johncock, DPM, Kevin Kirby, DPM, Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS, and Nicholas Romansky, DPM, FACFAS | 17593 reads | 3 comments

Chances are that you have had a patient or two ask for your opinion on barefoot running or minimalist shoes. Accordingly, these panelists share their perspectives on the recent surge of interest in these topics, review pertinent keys to patient assessment and discuss common injuries they have seen.



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Keys To Managing Severe Onychomycosis

Myron Bodman, DPM | 17555 reads | 0 comments

Given the prevalence of onychomycosis and its varied clinical presentation, this author discusses the evolution of diagnostic testing and offers insights on the roles of various modalities in the treatment of severe onychomycosis.



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A Guide To Using Bilobed Flaps In Lower Extremity Surgery

Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS | 7973 reads | 0 comments

Bilobed flaps can preserve tissue and facilitate primary closure in various surgical procedures as the flaps do not require skin grafts and have predictable long-term reproducibility and functional outcomes. Accordingly, this author presents his own experience with bilobed flaps and discusses how they can have an impact in closing lower extremity defects.



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A Closer Look At Foot Orthoses For Chronic Ankle Instability

Douglas Richie, Jr., DPM, FACFAS, FAAPSM | 10828 reads | 0 comments

In light of an increasing body of research on the effect of orthoses on chronic ankle instability and postural sway, this author discusses essential biomechanical considerations and recommends orthotic prescriptions and modifications to treat unstable ankles.



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