Volume 26 - Issue 6 - June 2013

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Current Insights On Treating Ankle Fractures In Patients With Diabetes

Visoth Chan, DPM, David Pougatsch, DPM, and Ronald Belczyk, DPM | 7497 reads | 0 comments

Recognizing that ankle fractures in patients with diabetes can lead to potentially dire complications, these authors discuss keys to treatment that can reduce risks and improve outcomes.

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Treating A Patient With A Neglected Calcaneal Fracture And Severe Rearfoot Varus

Garrett Wobst, DPM, and Christopher Reeves, DPM, FACFAS | 5394 reads | 1 comments

These authors discuss keys to the diagnosis and treatment of a neglected calcaneal fracture in a 25-year-old patient who had suffered a traumatic fall when he was 18.

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When Should You Biopsy?

Tracey C. Vlahovic, DPM | 8194 reads | 0 comments

When facing a skin condition or wound that can be challenging to identify, a biopsy can be an invaluable tool in illuminating a path for diagnosis and treatment. This author details the protocol for when to perform a biopsy and which technique to choose for which clinical presentation.

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Point-Counterpoint: Is PRP Beneficial For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis?

Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Lindsay Mae Chandler, DPM; Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS | 7432 reads | 0 comments

Yes. Noting the literature and their own success with platelet rich plasma (PRP), Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Lindsay Mae Chandler, DPM, say PRP is an effective non-invasive treatment that can obviate further surgery for plantar fasciosis.

No. Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, says PRP is not the “magic bullet” it might appear to be for plantar fasciitis, emphasizing that physicians must have a strong grasp of biomechanics and equinus to treat the condition.

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How To Reduce Complication Risk In Hammertoe Surgery

Kerry Zang, DPM, FACFAS, Shahram Askari, DPM, Mia Horvath, DPM, and Janna Kroleski, DPM | 6364 reads | 0 comments

Given the common malady of hammertoe deformities, these authors share their experience and pertinent pearls for proactive prevention of common complications with hammertoe surgery.

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Current Concepts In Managing Chronic Gout

Scott Neville, DPM | 6760 reads | 4 comments

With recently published guidelines and emerging medications, this author offers a closer look at key principles in diagnosing and treating chronic gout.

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