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  • July 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 7
    William T. DeCarbo, DPM, AACFAS; Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, FACFAS, Ramy Fahim, DPM, AACFAS, and Zachary Thomas, DPM
    21,732 reads | 0 comments | 06/25/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Brian McCurdy, Senior Editor
    18,141 reads | 0 comments | 06/25/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    8,338 reads | 0 comments | 06/25/13
    The proper selection of a wound dressing can greatly facilitate wound healing. Accordingly, the panelists share their thoughts on dressing selection, antimicrobial dressings and emerging dressings in wound care. ... continue reading
    Michael Tritto, DPM
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    The correction of a significantly subluxed or dislocated hammertoe in an elderly patient can be a challenge to any surgeon. Over the last 22 years, I have tried numerous ways to correct the problem, all with varying degrees of success. The use of the Weil osteotomy along with other procedures, including proximal interphalangeal joint fusion, flexor transfer and now plantar plate repair from a dorsal approach, has not given me consistent results with patients who are over 65 years of age. ... continue reading
    Monica H. Schweinberger, DPM
    6,539 reads | 0 comments | 06/25/13
    From 2009 to 2012, amputation rates at our facility dropped 77.3 percent as a result of the staff employing basic strategies in both prevention and wound care. This occurred despite the consistent rates of new foot ulcers that arise each year in patients with diabetes. A study by Apelqvist and colleagues in 1994 demonstrated that treatment of diabetic foot ulcers costs significantly less than amputation, making reduced amputation rates a benefit to both patients and the healthcare system at large.1 ... continue reading

    2,684 reads | 0 comments | 06/25/13
    The percutaneous plantar fasciotomy has the advantage of being less invasive than other fasciotomy techniques but how does it compare in its ability to get patients back on their feet quicker with less pain? ... continue reading