Volume 26 - Issue 12 - December 2013

Feature »

Pertinent Insights On Surgical Decompression For Common Peroneal Nerve Entrapment

Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, FAENS | 32018 reads | 0 comments

Entrapment of the common peroneal (fibular) nerve can cause a myriad of symptoms, ranging from low back pain to drop foot. This author provides a guide to diagnosing the nerve entrapment, offers pearls on performing neurolysis/decompression and discusses the potential impact it can have for patients.

Letters »

Sharing Perspectives On Bunion Surgery Complications And Limb Length Discrepancies

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I am a podiatric physician and surgeon, and have been in practice for 43 years. As a past president of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and professor at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine teaching a course in podiatric biomechanics, I have observed many articles that have been written in Podiatry Today.

News and Trends »

December 2013

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A number of existing classification systems for threatened lower extremities gauge patients’ ischemia but can fail to consider factors such as tissue loss or the extent of infection. A new system, recently published online in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, proposes to classify at-risk limbs with a broader range of criteria.

Diabetes Watch »

Exploring The Potential Of Advanced Wound Care Products For Diabetic Wounds

E. Giannin Perez, DPM, MS, and Khurram H. Khan, DPM, FACFAS | 5252 reads | 0 comments

Wound healing is a challenging task for any podiatric physician, especially for our high-risk patients with diabetes. Uncontrolled diabetes has consequences for all aspects of the body but is especially detrimental to wound healing. Patients with diabetes have a 15 to 25 percent lifetime risk of developing foot ulcers and their annual treatment costs are estimated to be about $30,000.1

Dermatology Diagnosis »

Treating Dystrophic Hallux Nails In A Six-Year-Old Boy

Tracey Vlahovic, DPM | 5007 reads | 0 comments

A 6-year-old male who likes to play sports presents with painful great toenails that have been present in the current condition since birth. They are painful in various shoes. His mother has taken him to other physicians who stated that the condition is not caused by nail fungus but they have offered no other solution. The patient has no pertinent past medical or birth history, no medications and no history of this on any other digit.

Sports Medicine »

Building A Practice Focused On Podiatric Sports Medicine

Tim Dutra, DPM, MS, MS-HCA | 3449 reads | 0 comments

Many of us who went into the podiatric profession did so because of our passion for sports. I was always interested in a career that combined sports and medicine, and podiatry was the perfect profession in which to do it.