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  • October 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 10
    Robert G. Smith, DPM, MSc, RPh, C.Ped
    11,677 reads | 2 comments | 09/26/13
    Given the prevalence of phantom limb pain following amputation, this author explores the pathophysiology of such pain as well as pharmacologic and alternative treatments. ... continue reading
    Kent Feldman, DPM
    8,278 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/13
    This author discusses the case of a 63-year-old with forefoot pain, noting how a weightbearing computed tomography (CT) scan aided in her diagnosis by providing accurate measurements of the metatarsal heads. ... continue reading
    John H. McCord, DPM
    2,239 reads | 1 comments | 09/26/13
    I sit and think a lot since I exited my career as a podiatrist. Thinking and creativity are nice but there was little extra time to think while running a busy foot and ankle practice. Creativity in medicine and surgery becomes malpractice if you deviate from the standard of care. ... continue reading

    3,385 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/13
    Patients suffering from inter-digital webspace maceration may find relief in a new topical treatment. ... continue reading
    Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate
    3,564 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/13
    For patients suffering from interdigital tinea pedis, an improved topical antifungal might offer relief in as little as six weeks. ... continue reading
    Lisa M. Schoene DPM, ATC, FACFAS
    7,134 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/13
    It is possible that podiatrists just may utilize injection therapy more than any other physicians as we perform injections on numerous patients on a daily basis. Our unique knowledge of foot and ankle anatomy allows us to have complete precision when we do surgery or inject into or around anatomical structures. When athletes do not desire surgical care or it is not an option, injection therapy gives us another route to heal the patient. ... continue reading
    Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate
    8,202 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/13
    In a busy podiatric practice, a lot is riding on finding staff who are the best fit with the doctor, patients and fellow staff. Accordingly, this author gets insights from podiatrists and a practice management consultant on successful hiring techniques, including what to ask and what to avoid in interviews, and recognizing red flags in potential employees. ... continue reading
    Eric Fuller, DPM
    15,321 reads | 0 comments | 09/26/13
    Testing the muscles of the lower extremity can provide valuable diagnostic insight for physicians. Accordingly, this author reviews the basic physiology of muscles as well as pertinent biomechanical principles to provide a practical guide to muscle testing in the office. ... continue reading
    Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc, John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS
    17,963 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/13
    Combining a thorough review of the literature with insights from their surgical experience, these authors assess the role of external fixation and offer recommendations in procedure selection for addressing deformities in patients with Charcot neuroarthropathy. ... continue reading
    Jeffrey C. Christensen, DPM, FACFAS, and Douglas Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS
    11,223 reads | 2 comments | 09/25/13
    Yes. Jeffrey C. Christensen, DPM, FACFAS, has found that custom dynamic ankle-foot orthotics (AFOs) can be helpful in addressing underlying proprioceptive deficits in patients at risk for falls and identifies key factors in assessing and treating these patients. No. Citing a lack of credible evidence on the merits of AFOs for fall prevention, Douglas Richie Jr., DPM, FACFAS, notes that AFOs do not treat the underlying conditions that put patients at risk for falls and that the devices can actually increase fall risk. ... continue reading