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  • May 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 5
    Myron Bodman, DPM
    22,718 reads | 0 comments | 04/19/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Moderator: Jenny Sanders, DPM Panelists: Richard Blake, DPM, Bill Johncock, DPM, Kevin Kirby, DPM, Doug Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS, and Nicholas Romansky, DPM, FACFAS
    19,881 reads | 3 comments | 04/19/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    6,266 reads | 0 comments | 04/19/13
    Our expert panelists expound on the treatment of pressure ulcers, including the use of calcanectomies, nutritional supplements and negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). ... continue reading
    Keith D. Cook, DPM, FACFAS, and Irene Labib, DPM, MS
    12,306 reads | 0 comments | 04/19/13
    Both pediatric and adult-acquired flatfoot deformities, particularly posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) stage II, remain difficult to treat and there is much controversy in regard to the optimal form of treatment. Patients usually present with increased pain and swelling along the medial aspect of the ankle or rearfoot. The foot generally maintains an abducted forefoot position and a decrease in the height of the medial longitudinal arch. Sometimes patients can perform a double heel raise but cannot perform a single heel raise. This signifies posterior tibial tendon pathology. ... continue reading
    Gary M. Rothenberg, DPM, CDE, CWS
    5,348 reads | 0 comments | 04/19/13
    The statistics are alarming. The morbidity and mortality associated with lower extremity wounds are high, and we are constantly exposed to new options to help heal our patients. The toolbox for the wound care clinician has expanded exponentially in the past decade and it seems as though we are learning more and more daily about the basic science behind wound care. ... continue reading

    2,426 reads | 0 comments | 04/19/13
    Although a recent study concludes that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is not effective for healing diabetic wounds, several physicians note that HBOT does have a benefit as an adjunctive treatment for non-healing diabetic foot ulcers. ... continue reading