Volume 26 - Issue 9 - September 2013

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September 2013

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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.



Diabetes Watch »

A Guide To Orthotic And Prosthetic Options For People With Partial Foot Amputations

Ryan Fitzgerald, DPM, FACFAS | 9216 reads | 0 comments

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



Surgical Pearls »

Maximizing The Effectiveness Of The Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy

Michelle Butterworth, DPM, FACFAS | 5901 reads | 0 comments

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.



Wound Care Q&A »

Current Perspectives On Dressings, Tunneling Wounds And Infected Ulcers

Clinical Editor: Kazu Suzuki, DPM, CWS | 4261 reads | 0 comments

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.



Treatment Dilemmas »

Emerging Advances In Ankle Cartilage Repair

Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM, and Bob Baravarian, DPM | 7320 reads | 0 comments

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.



New Products »

New Products September 2013

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A new type of fixation system uses shape memory to achieve superior results.