Volume 26 - Issue 12 - December 2013

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Key Insights On Treating Plantar Psoriasis

Myron A. Bodman, DPM | 8801 reads | 1 comments

This author details the diagnosis and management of a patient who presented with severe cracks and fissures on both heels.



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When An Ankle Fusion Fails

Bradly Bussewitz, DPM | 6552 reads | 0 comments

This author presents a revisional surgical approach to a failed ankle fusion in an obese 64-year-old patient.



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Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Podiatry Supergroups

Lowell Weil, Jr., DPM, FACFAS, MBA | 8545 reads | 2 comments

As issues with reimbursement and technological changes arise, small podiatry groups may be feeling the pinch, making supergroups the wave of the future. This author explores the business model of supergroup practices, including how physicians can join together to take advantage of economies of scale and enhanced practice marketing.



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When Charcot Reconstructions Fail

William P. Grant, DPM, FACFAS, Bryan Barbato, BS, Lisa Grant, BS | 5905 reads | 0 comments

When a reconstructed Charcot foot becomes unstable, physicians face a dilemma for salvaging the foot, given the complexity of the condition. Accordingly, these authors discuss key considerations and offer pertinent pearls for revisional and failed Charcot repair.



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Can Orthotics Have An Impact On Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Dianne I. Mitchell, DPM, and Paul R. Scherer, DPM | 7014 reads | 0 comments

In a review of the literature and their clinical experience, these authors discuss the pathomechanics of tarsal tunnel syndrome, keys to the differential diagnosis and the role of functional foot orthotics in treating the condition.



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Should You Use Antimicrobial Dressings On Clean, Uninfected Wounds?

Thomas Campbell, DPM, Qeena Woodard, DPM, FACFAS, and Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, FACFAS | 4987 reads | 0 comments

Recent guidelines are disputing the notion that one should use antimicrobial dressings on wounds even when there is no evidence of infection. Accordingly, these authors take a closer look at this subject with a thorough review of the literature and an intriguing case study.



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