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  • September 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 9
    By John H. McCord, DPM
    3,738 reads | 0 comments | 08/28/13
    I have been following the struggles of the 86 podiatry school graduates who were not matched with residency training programs this summer. My heart goes out to these young people and I wish them the best.    Things were much different for podiatry graduates when I graduated from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) in 1974. There was one residency program for every four graduates. It was assumed that the cream of the crop would be selected and the rest of us would do a preceptorship under an established podiatrist or open a practice fresh out of school. ... continue reading
    Michael DeBrule, DPM
    9,195 reads | 3 comments | 08/22/13
    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. ... continue reading
    John Mozena, DPM, and Paul Clint Jones, DPM
    18,382 reads | 0 comments | 08/22/13
    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. ... continue reading

    3,454 reads | 0 comments | 08/22/13
    A new type of fixation system uses shape memory to achieve superior results. ... continue reading
    Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM
    22,105 reads | 0 comments | 08/22/13
    Damage to the cartilage in any joint of the body can have detrimental effects on the function and performance of that joint. This is particularly true for the cartilage of the ankle joint, specifically at the talar dome. Due to the body’s inability to repair cartilage to its original form, treating patients with osteochondral lesions has proven to be a challenge to even the most competent foot and ankle practitioner. ... continue reading
    Jeffrey E. McAlister, DPM, and Terrence M. Philbin, DO
    55,432 reads | 1 comments | 08/21/13
    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. ... continue reading
    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
    11,337 reads | 0 comments | 08/21/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Nicholas A. Campitelli, DPM, FACFAS, and Kevin A. Kirby, DPM
    21,862 reads | 0 comments | 08/21/13
    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. ... continue reading
    H. John Visser, DPM, Jordan P. Day, DPM, and James D. Sills-Powell, DPM
    15,690 reads | 0 comments | 08/20/13
    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. ... continue reading
    Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS
    7,977 reads | 0 comments | 08/20/13
    Offering insights on dressing dispensing and obtaining a level of debridement with dressings, these panelists also share their thoughts on wounds ranging from deep tunneling wounds to infected ulcerations in the lower extremity. ... continue reading