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  • May 2004 | Volume 17 - Issue 5
    Here is a lateral radiograph of a failed talonavicular arthrodesis.
    By Jesse B. Burks, DPM
    11,287 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Isolated fusions of the rearfoot have long been a choice of many podiatric foot and ankle surgeons for conditions such as coalitions, arthrosis and symptomatic flatfoot deformities. Persuasive arguments can be made for fusion of the calcaneocuboid, subtalar or talonavicular joints, especially when it comes to deformities such as the symptomatic flatfoot. While each of these procedures provide certain benefits for surgeons, they can present their own unique intraoperative and postoperative challenges as well. With this in mind, I would like to share my thoughts as to why my talonavicular (TN) ... continue reading
    This is a one-week old bilayered skin prosthesis (Apligraf) overlying and overlapping a venous stasis ulcer. (Photo courtesy of Richard Stillman, MD)
    Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM
    6,582 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Given the potentially serious nature of venous ulcers in the lower extremity, our expert panelists take a closer look at key risk factors and share their treatment approaches to this condition. Drawing from their experience, they also discuss topical treatments, the use of bioengineered skin substitutes and surgical procedures. Q: What risk factors predispose patients to the development of lower extremity venous ulcers? A: Mark Hirko, MD, and Lawrence Karlock, DPM, agree that risks include prior deep venous thromboses (DVT), morbid obesity, lower extremity trauma and chronic venous... continue reading