Volume 26 - Issue 10 - October 2013

Feature »

Keys To Hiring Great Office Staff

Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate | 6898 reads | 0 comments

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.

News and Trends »

October 2013

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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.

Diabetes Watch »

Why Partial First Ray Amputations In Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy Do Not Work

Sara L. Borkosky, DPM, AACFAS, and Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS | 10057 reads | 2 comments

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

Orthotics Q&A »

Current Insights On The Use Of Orthotics For Limb Length Discrepancy And Morton’s Syndrome

Guest Clinical Editor: Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM, DABPO | 5213 reads | 0 comments

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.

Dermatology Diagnosis »

Treating A Patient With Pruritic, ‘Swollen’ Legs

By Myron Bodman, DPM | 4843 reads | 0 comments

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.

Sports Medicine »

A Closer Look At Injection Therapy For Athletes

Lisa M. Schoene DPM, ATC, FACFAS | 4730 reads | 0 comments

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.