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  • September 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 9
    Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS
    7,609 reads | 0 comments | 08/20/13
    The Evans calcaneal osteotomy, first described in 1975, is a lateral column lengthening procedure that preserves the calcaneocuboid joint.1 This laterally based opening wedge osteotomy is historically known to provide transverse plane correction for pes planovalgus deformities. ... continue reading
    Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS
    11,752 reads | 0 comments | 08/20/13
    It is estimated that greater than 26 million Americans — over 8 percent of the total population — suffer from diabetes and the literature demonstrates that nearly 25 percent of patients with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer at some point during their lifetime.1 It has been well documented that more than half of these wounds will become infected and require hospitalization, and that nearly 20 percent of these infections result in lower extremity amputation.1 ... continue reading

    2,667 reads | 1 comments | 08/15/13
    Patients with diabetes can be at risk for re-ulceration, making prevention a top priority. A recent study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association notes that custom orthotics can reduce plantar pressures and prevent subsequent ulcers. ... continue reading