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  • October 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 10
    By William Fishco, DPM, FACFAS
    19,856 reads | 1 comments | 09/25/13
    There are many procedures for hallux valgus and there are varying definitions of what constitutes a successful procedure. Accordingly, this author examines why bunionectomies fail, expounds on pertinent factors that impact healing and reduce recurrence risk, and explains how to advise patients on potential pitfalls of their surgery. ... continue reading
    By Myron Bodman, DPM
    5,163 reads | 0 comments | 09/25/13
    The last new patient of the clinic session presented in moderate distress with extremely pruritic legs. She was 74 years old and accompanied by her husband. The patient complained of swollen legs and itchy sores that had failed to resolve with previously prescribed mometasone cream. She had seen multiple doctors and was frustrated that her legs were becoming worse. ... continue reading
    Sara L. Borkosky, DPM, AACFAS, and Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS
    10,910 reads | 2 comments | 09/24/13
    Diabetes mellitus with peripheral sensory neuropathy and the associated increased risk of ulceration continue to be growing issues in today’s society.1-28 Peak ambulatory forces occur about the first ray, creating a cycle of stresses, tissue buildup and eventual breakdown.2 Conservative therapies often fail due to an inability to offload the wound properly, poor pedal hygiene and inadequate distal blood flow. Many of these patients eventually progress to require an amputation.3 ... continue reading

    2,616 reads | 0 comments | 09/24/13
    Patients who experience Achilles tendon ruptures face a high incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) both before and following surgical treatment, according to a recent study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. ... continue reading
    Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO
    5,640 reads | 0 comments | 09/17/13
    These expert panelists share their approach to limb length discrepancies and the roles that orthotics and orthotic modifications can play in addressing these discrepancies. They also offer pearls on conservative care for Morton’s syndrome. ... continue reading