Volume 26 - Issue 11 - November 2013

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Managing Osteolysis Following A Failed Ankle Implant

Mark A. Prissel, DPM, and Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD, FACFAS | 7091 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Why Your Sales Rep Doesn’t Bring You Flowers Anymore

Andrew Van Haute, JD | 2957 reads | 0 comments

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.

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An Evidence-Based Medicine Approach To Plantar Fasciitis

Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS | 20784 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Case Studies In Treating Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Brian Fullem, DPM | 10500 reads | 0 comments

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.

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A Guide To Conservative Care For Plantar Heel Pain

Jamie Yakel, DPM | 12995 reads | 0 comments

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.

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Point-Counterpoint: Should We Do Plantar Fascia Releases For Heel Pain?

Mark Hofbauer, DPM, FACFAS, and Alexander Pappas, DPM; and Steven Shannon, DPM, FACFAS | 14814 reads | 0 comments

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.

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