Volume 17 - Issue 8 - August 2004

New Products »

Resolving Skin Conditions

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Are you looking for one cream that can combat several skin conditions?
Salex™ Cream may be just what your patients need. It utilizes 6% salicylic acid to fight hyperkeratotic skin disorders, such as keratosis plantaris, ichthyosis and psoriasis, according to Healthpoint, the product’s manufacturer.

The cream helps facilitate the removal of excess keratin and the company also notes that the product has a new Multivesicular Emulsion System (MVE). This MVE technology aids in hydration, lubrication and improving blood flow in the skin.
For your patients’ comfort, Salex i



Editor's Perspective »

Are Biomechanics Emphasized Enough In Podiatric Education?

By Jeff Hall, Editor-in-Chief | 2161 reads | 0 comments

There is a prevailing notion that most podiatric students want to become accomplished podiatric surgeons as opposed to “experts in biomechanics of the foot.” However, educators and authors strongly emphasize the biomechanical knowledge of form and function as essential to being a successful podiatrist. “Biomechanical training sets podiatrists apart from other disciplines that treat the feet,” notes one established biomechanics author.
It is also the critical foundation for those who wish to become podiatric surgeons. After all, more than a few educators call podiatric surgery “ap



Practice Builders »

Seven Reasons To Appraise Your Practice

By David Edward Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP | 5318 reads | 0 comments

Assessing the value of your medical practice is an investment in your practice’s future. Not only does it help build equity value, it would be shortsighted not to have a professional appraiser working with you to understand the key issues involved and the reasons for them. After all, it is very easy in the emotion of buying or selling a practice to make a mistake, especially in a changing environment and niche specialty like podiatry.
Don’t wait to have your practice appraised. There is a tendency to contact professional appraisers retroactively during valuation disputes or when sales, pa



Technology In Practice »

Providing Relief For Dry And Cracked Skin On The Diabetic Foot

By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor | 5168 reads | 0 comments

Patients with diabetes may face a broad range of potential complications, including cracked and dry skin on their feet. Given the increasing prevalence of diabetes, it is more important than ever to have cost-effective options to address this uncomfortable facet of the disease. What can you turn to in order to provide some relief for those who have cracked and dry skin on their feet?
The Lantiseptic® line of products may be your answer. Available in different sizes and for a range of problems, Lantiseptic Skin Protectant, Lantiseptic Therapeutic Cream and Lantiseptic All Body Wash



News and Trends »

Studies Say Diabetes Abounds In Obese Children But Awareness Is Lacking

By Brian McCurdy, Associate Editor | 3910 reads | 0 comments

With the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes in children, are parents and children getting the message that being overweight can lead to the disease? Several new studies suggest otherwise, finding rising health problems in obese children and concluding that childhood obesity can go unnoticed by both parents and children.
Although Eric Espensen, DPM, has not seen an increased number of children who have type 2 diabetes, he notes that Minh Mach, MD, an endocrinologist colleague, has seen such an increase and lectures on the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes in youth. Dr. Espensen urges p



Feature »

Diagnosing Malignant Bone Tumors In The Lower Extremity

By Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO | 19507 reads | 1 comments

Many lesions of bone that arise with relative frequency in the feet are seen less commonly in alternate locations. Similarly, there are a host of trends with regard to the biology of bone tumors that are unique to the distal extremities, particularly the feet. With that said, let’s review the most common malignant tumors of the bones of the feet and key clinical features that can aid in arriving at the most appropriate diagnosis and subsequent treatment.
While it is far from the most common malignant tumor of the skeletal system at large, Ewing’s sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor (P



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