Volume 27 - Issue 1 - January 2014

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When Conservative Treatment Fails For Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Jesse Burks, DPM, FACFAS | 5656 reads | 1 comments

After a 50-year-old patient is unresponsive to conservative treatment, this author presents a surgical approach to the condition and offers pearls on effective fixation.

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Expert Pearls For Treating Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

H. John Visser, DPM, and Aaron Allred, DPM | 8712 reads | 0 comments

These authors detail the treatment of a 35-year-old patient who presented with chronic pain, longstanding high arches and ankles that “give way” easily.

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How Will Obamacare Affect Podiatry?

Neal Frankel, DPM, FASPS, FACFAS | 16219 reads | 6 comments

Podiatrists and patients alike may experience some confusion with the deluge of information regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This author discusses the insurance exchanges and what constitutes a “qualifying health plan” with the ACA, raises questions about potential obstacles with ACA and suggests proactive strategies to help ensure adequate reimbursement in the future.

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A Guide To Dry Skin Disorders In The Lower Extremity

M. Joel Morse, DPM | 15359 reads | 0 comments

At this wintry time of year, more patients may be presenting with cracked heels and itchy feet due to dry skin. Accordingly, this author discusses the diagnosis and treatment of different forms of dry skin, including dry skin concomitant with common diseases.

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Treating Gunshot Wounds In The Lower Extremity

Brandon R. James, DPM, Lawrence M. Fallat, DPM, FACFAS, and Pamela Morrison, DPM, FACFAS | 13528 reads | 0 comments

Given that gunshot wounds reportedly affect the foot nearly five percent of the time, these authors provide an overview of ballistics associated with gunshot wounds as well as keys to injury assessment, surgical debridement and wound stabilization.

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Key Insights On Conservative Care For Adult Flatfoot

Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, FASPS, and Aaron Warnock, DPM | 8598 reads | 0 comments

Although a variety of surgical treatments are available for adult flatfoot, conservative treatments such as night splints and orthoses can be effective in managing the deformity. These authors provide keys to a thorough clinical exam of these patients, insights on accessing the severity of the flatfoot deformity and a review of conservative treatment options.

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