Volume 26 - Issue 9 - September 2013

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Current Insights On ABI And Diagnosing PAD

Michael DeBrule, DPM | 6426 reads | 3 comments

This author offers pearls on how measuring the ankle brachial index (ABI) can facilitate the accurate diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and help salvage limbs.

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Keys To Identifying And Treating Vamp Disease

John Mozena, DPM, and Paul Clint Jones, DPM | 11834 reads | 0 comments

Utilizing a couple of illuminating case studies, these authors look at the role improper shoe gear can play in compressive neuropathy and discuss treatment options.

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First MPJ Arthrodesis: What The Evidence Reveals

H. John Visser, DPM, Jordan P. Day, DPM, and James D. Sills-Powell, DPM | 11253 reads | 0 comments

First metatarsophalangeal joint (MPJ) arthrodesis has shown effective results for stages III and IV hallux rigidus as it can help restore normal foot function and has high patient satisfaction. Accordingly, these authors offer a guide to surgical technique, compare literature results of arthrodesis with those of implants, and present a couple of enlightening case studies.

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Point-Counterpoint: Minimalist Running Shoes: A Significant Advance Or Injuries Waiting To Happen?

Nicholas A. Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS, and Kevin A. Kirby, DPM | 20052 reads | 0 comments

Significant advance. Noting a lack of evidence support for traditional running shoes with elevated cushioned heels, Nicholas A. Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS, says the wider toe box of minimalist shoes and a gradual transition of running form can be beneficial for runners.

Injuries waiting to happen. Kevin A. Kirby, DPM, notes that minimalist running shoes are not a new advance in shoe design and cites research that says these shoes may precipitate higher injury rates in runners.

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Keys To Optimal Selection Of Orthobiologics

Phillip E. Richardson, DPM, Brian T. Dix, DPM, Adebola T. Adeleke, DPM, John M. Baca, DPM, Robert Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS, and Alan R. Catanzariti, DPM, FACFAS | 9042 reads | 0 comments

Given the adjunctive potential of orthobiologics in facilitating bone healing, these authors offer a closer look at osteoconductive agents such as calcium sulfate and osteoinductive agents such as PRP and demineralized bone matrix, and the emerging literature on these modalities.

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How To Manage Peroneal Tendon Subluxation

Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, and Terrence M. Philbin, DO | 28070 reads | 1 comments

Given the subtle nature of peroneal tendon subluxation or instability, these authors discuss the pathoanatomy of the condition, keys to diagnosis and emerging insights on surgical management.

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