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  • November 2013 | Volume 26 - Issue 11
    Andrew Van Haute, JD
    3,802 reads | 0 comments | 10/28/13
    This author discusses the AdvaMed Code of Ethics and the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, and how they affect medical product sales representatives when they visit your podiatry practice. ... continue reading
    Mark A. Prissel, DPM, and Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS
    9,334 reads | 0 comments | 10/28/13
    These authors provide a guide to reconstructive treatment for an 80-year-old patient who developed massive tibial and talar osteolysis after an ankle implant failed. ... continue reading
    Camille Ryans, DPM
    3,092 reads | 0 comments | 10/23/13
    We learn the fundamental principles of respect and courtesy from a young age and hopefully master them by preschool. As individuals advance through primary school, secondary school and beyond, they learn more complex concepts. Every now and again, we all need to remember to practice the basic concepts of “please” and “thank you” as they may go a long way, especially in the profession of podiatric medicine. ... continue reading
    Danielle Chicano, Editorial Associate
    2,157 reads | 0 comments | 10/23/13
    A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system can be a useful diagnostic tool for a variety of conditions. Accordingly, a MRI system that is compact and tailored specifically for extremities may provide an especially valuable diagnostic option for podiatrists. ... continue reading
    Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM
    14,457 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/13
    Plantar fasciitis is no doubt one of the most common presentations that foot and ankle specialists see. Although there are multiple causes for heel pain, biomechanical issues causing strain on the plantar fascia are by far the most common causes. A tight posterior muscle group causing an increase in pronation or even a cavus foot structure will result in inflammation of the fascia and subsequent pain. ... continue reading
    Mark Hofbauer, DPM, FACFAS, and Alexander Pappas, DPM; and Steven Shannon, DPM, FACFAS
    17,141 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/13
    Yes. After conservative options for plantar fasciitis fail, Mark Hofbauer, DPM, FACFAS, and Alexander Pappas, DPM, argue that release of the plantar fascia can be beneficial for those with chronic pain, citing good success rates in the literature. No. Noting that he rarely needs to perform plantar fascia releases, Steven Shannon, DPM, FACFAS, says conservative methods are still effective and one must exhaust them before taking a surgical approach to heel pain. ... continue reading
    Jamie Yakel, DPM
    16,358 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/13
    Given that heel pain is one of the most common maladies that podiatrists treat, this author offers a pertinent overview of conservative therapies ranging from corticosteroid injections and night splints to low-Dye taping and platelet-rich plasma. ... continue reading
    Brian Fullem, DPM
    14,237 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/13
    Given the common presentation of plantar fasciitis, the variety of etiologies and at times concurrent conditions, this author reviews four illuminating patient cases, emphasizing pertinent diagnostic pointers and keys to effective treatment. ... continue reading
    Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS
    28,369 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/13
    Taking an exhaustive look at the literature on plantar fasciitis, this author discusses what studies have revealed on diagnostic imaging and explores the reported findings for a wide range of treatments, including orthotics, platelet rich plasma, extracorporeal shockwave therapy and plantar fasciotomy. ... continue reading
    Nicholas J. Bevilacqua, DPM, FACFAS
    15,306 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/13
    Achilles tendon rupture occurs frequently and if it is neglected, there may be significant long-term disability. Early diagnosis of an acute rupture and prompt initiation of treatment will generally lead to optimal results. Acute Achilles tendon ruptures may be misdiagnosed up to 25 percent of the time.1 In other cases, patients may not seek immediate medical care if they are able to ambulate and the pain is tolerable. It may be weeks or months before the patient receives a referral or decides to pursue treatment. Ultimately, continued functional impairment and alterations in gait cause the patient to seek medical attention. ... continue reading