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  • August 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 8
    Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, and Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, MS
    7,764 reads | 0 comments | 07/31/13
    These authors discuss an innovative approach to a complicated pathology in a 44-year-old patient who had an extensive intraosseous talar cyst with joint involvement. ... continue reading
    Todd Haddon, DPM, Lewis Freed, DPM, and Kate Johnson, DPM
    7,851 reads | 0 comments | 07/30/13
    These authors detail the treatment of a 23-year-old patient who presented with a big toe that would not straighten three and a half years after a car accident. ... continue reading
    Eric J. Lullove, DPM, CWS
    10,837 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/13
    Mindful of the limb-threatening consequences that can arise if one does not properly diagnose and treat calcaneal osteomyelitis, this author examines the most effective modalities for diagnosing the bone infection, as well as non-invasive and surgical treatments. ... continue reading
    John Giurini, DPM, FACFAS, and Allyson Berglund, DPM
    10,430 reads | 0 comments | 07/25/13
    Given the increasing numbers of diabetic wounds among the populace and the complex environment of wounds, it is crucial to have a grasp of effective topical treatment options that can facilitate healing. These authors discuss factors that affect wound healing as well as treatment options ranging from hydrogel dressings and calcium alginate to split thickness skin grafts, foams and biologics. ... continue reading
    Jason R. Hanft, DPM, FACFAS, Daniel Hall, DPM, and Mikkel Jarman, DPM
    10,621 reads | 0 comments | 07/24/13
    In addition to emphasizing the correlation between gait abnormalities and diabetic forefoot ulcerations, these authors discuss the impact of equinus and motor sensory neuropathy, how diabetes affects wound healing and keys to successful offloading. ... continue reading
    Karen Shum, DPM, and Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    10,518 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/13
    Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has become an indispensable tool for wound care for many physicians. These authors examine the research on NPWT, evaluate the newest devices on the market and provide guidance for getting reimbursement. ... continue reading
    Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS
    9,529 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/13
    In a thorough review of the literature on surgical site infections, this author shares insights on key risk factors, discusses current concepts and controversies with preventative measures, and offers a salient overview on common pathogens. ... continue reading
    Thomas Belken, DPM, and Neal Mozen, DPM, FACFAS
    11,155 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/13
    Given the important role of debridement in facilitating successful wound healing, these authors discuss pertinent issues concerning the timing and degree of debridement, and offer their perspectives on debridement modalities ranging from enzymatic agents to ultrasonic debridement and hydrosurgery. ... continue reading

    1,675 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/13
    A new custom-made orthotic may provide patients with the right amount of padding to encourage long-lasting comfort while promoting stability. ... continue reading
    Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    2,224 reads | 0 comments | 07/22/13
    At least a few times a month, there are patients who seem to be interested in what prompted me to become a podiatrist. The typical question might be something like: “What made you want to become a podiatrist?” Another common question is: “What made you want to look at feet all day?” ... continue reading