Volume 26 - Issue 7 - July 2013

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Addressing A Unique Skin Ulceration In A Patient With Neuromuscular Disease

Eric Feit, DPM, FACFAS, and Armin Feradouni, DPM | 4476 reads | 0 comments

These authors discuss the diagnostic workup and eventual surgical treatment to resolve a chronic ulcer in a patient with a history of polio and spina bifida.



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Treating A Runner With Proximal Plantar Fasciitis, Hip Pain And A Limb Length Discrepancy

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM | 5567 reads | 0 comments

This author discusses the treatment of a 63-year-old runner who presents with recurring pain in the left heel and hip.



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The Top Ten Innovations In Podiatry

Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor | 15257 reads | 0 comments

Each year, podiatric physicians gain new tools to add to their armamentariums to treat a variety of lower extremity conditions. Accordingly, this author speaks to experts in the field about new surgical advances, emerging wound care modalities, promising antifungals and a new line of OTC orthoses.



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Point-Counterpoint: Is The Flexor Digitorum Longus Tendon Transfer Effective For Stage 2 Adult-Acquired Flatfoot?

William T. DeCarbo, DPM, AACFAS; Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, Ramy Fahim, DPM, AACFAS, and Zachary Thomas, DPM | 20021 reads | 0 comments

Yes. Citing multiple advantages, William T. DeCarbo, DPM, AACFAS, emphasizes that combining a flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer with a gastrocnemius recession and medial displacement calcaneal osteotomy can provide pain relief to patients with stage 2 posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.

No. Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, Ramy Fahim, DPM, AACFAS, and Zachary Thomas, DPM, say performing the flexor digitorum longus tendon transfer is unnecessary in most cases and this tendon lacks the long-term mechanical advantage to stabilize the midfoot in patients with stage 2 adult-acquired flatfoot.



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Current And Emerging Techniques For Hallux Rigidus

Brent D. Haverstock, DPM, FACFAS | 11612 reads | 0 comments

Given the relatively common nature of hallux rigidus, this author offers insights from the literature on current modalities as well as emerging surgical advances.



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How To Treat Recalcitrant Plantar Warts

Christina A. Weber, DPM, FACFAS, and Kristine M. Hoffman, DPM | 20111 reads | 0 comments

Treatment for recalcitrant plantar warts can be time-consuming and the options for treatment have differing levels of success. Accordingly, the authors share pearls and case studies from their clinical experience as well as insights from the literature on modalities ranging from topical agents and surgical excision to oral therapies and pulsed dye lasers.



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